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#1 Shooter

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 09:18 PM

Stolen Thursday in Lincoln New Mexico. Has anyone seen this gun?  Does anyone know S/N?

 

http://www.abqjourna...courthouse.html

 

"Someone took a Tommy gun from the Lincoln County Courthouse early Thursday, and New Mexico State Police are investigating.

According to a State Police news release, a thief gained access to the courthouse around 5 a.m. by breaking a window and subsequently stole a 1921 Thompson submachine gun, also known as a Tommy gun, which was part of a lawman’s exhibit.

State Police are reviewing surveillance video and their investigation continues.

The Lincoln County Courthouse is one of several historic properties that compose the Lincoln Historic Site in the southeastern New Mexico community of Lincoln. It is one of eight New Mexico Historic Sites and a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs."


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Posted 04 September 2015 - 09:52 PM

Looks like 11320. I hope if comes back in one piece. I wonder if the case and accessories were taken too?

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 08:31 AM

The stupid things you have to do to look at a news clip!
I wonder what the thief had in mind to steal a 'thompson' from law enforcement?
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Posted 05 September 2015 - 09:01 AM

The least they could have done is put a well made display Model 1921 in as a replacement like art thieves do when they steal a painting.


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Posted 05 September 2015 - 10:30 AM

Just makes you sick to think about. A lot of honest people won't ever get to even see one of these in person much less shoot one. And this jack-ass does this.

I'd rather one sit there in a museum to be at least appreciated than be in some thief's bedroom closet...


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Posted 05 September 2015 - 01:34 PM

Hopefully they will catch the crook and get it back intact!


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Posted 05 September 2015 - 01:54 PM

Very sad to hear this.  My uncle Tom Sullivan was the longest serving Sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico, and passed away a couple of years ago.  He had this Thompson at his office while he served as Sheriff.  Sometime after he left, Colt #11320 was put on display at the museum, and it certainly hurts to hear that it's been stolen.

 

Here are some pictures of the gun on display that were taken by a member here a few years ago.

 

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I'll post some photos of my uncle in his office with this Colt as soon as I can find them.

 

I sure hope it is recovered, and recovered intact soon.

 

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 02:13 PM

Here are some pictures of my Uncle Tom with #11320 at the Sheriff's office (his former office) in 2005.

 

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It's really bothering me to hear that this TSMG has been stolen. 

 

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 02:16 PM

Thanks for the pics!


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Posted 05 September 2015 - 02:52 PM

Great Pictures, I hope this Scumbag or Scumbags are behind bars soon and this piece of American History recovered.


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Posted 05 September 2015 - 03:29 PM

The stupid things you have to do to look at a news clip!
I wonder what the thief had in mind to steal a 'thompson' from law enforcement?

 

What did he have in mind ?

Nothing.

That's why he makes his living as a thief.


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Posted 06 September 2015 - 06:38 AM

I have to say that knowing this Thompson has been stolen just makes me sick to my stomach...

 

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 12:37 PM

Very cool pics David. I'm sure this theft is worse for you having family history with the gun. Hope this POS gets caught.
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Posted 07 September 2015 - 06:21 AM

David,

Could you pin this topic with the serial number added to the title to the top of the page and the top of the Colt serial number page? I thought it would be good to easily make it known this serial number is stolen if anyone looks for information on it.
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Posted 07 September 2015 - 08:23 AM

Ron,

 

I pinned it in the main Thompson forum.  I also posted a new summary in the forum with the Colt Thompson Serial Number thread.

 

Thanks!

 

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 07:23 AM

was this a "live" gun?

 

and if so , will this now become an FBI matter?


Edited by MARK2112, 09 September 2015 - 07:28 AM.

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 09:35 AM

I doubt it, the Obama regime would like nothing better than a machine gun to be used in a crime.

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 04:11 PM

hopefully the thief won't ditch this in some body of water when the heat is on...
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Posted 15 September 2015 - 11:16 PM

What sucks is that many more will likely be removed from public display for fear of the same fate.
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Posted 06 July 2016 - 02:47 PM

David !!  I am sure they will get it back. If they try.


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