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#1 Sandman1957

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:04 AM

Just picked up a New COLT 1921AC Thompson a week ago.  The previous owner was a very active NFA collector and former dealer.  He was originally out of Winconsin.  He picked this one up in 1974.  Was first owned by the Kohler PD in Wisconsin.  Came with a very nice NY NY Drum, Rusco Pouch, and Patent Date Mags.  

 

The gun was in the time out box for about six months.  Somehow it did get stamped incorrectly, the handwritten date on the stamp itself was correct, April 2018, but the rubber hand stamp at the bottom was May 2018.  According to that, its still in the future!

 

Will post more photos later, but here's a few to enjoy.

 

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Thanks Joe, great gun.

 

Cheers

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#2 Adg105200

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:25 AM

Congrats! Great looking gun. Looking forward to more pictures.

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:31 AM

Nice looking gun!


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Posted 23 May 2018 - 12:29 PM

It will be very happy in its new home. Congrats.
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 12:35 PM

Nice score!  It looks like it's had very little use.


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Posted 23 May 2018 - 12:46 PM

i thought you were selling off your thompsons? buying some back again???

 

Condition looks amazing...any PD markings?


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Posted 23 May 2018 - 01:07 PM

Steve,

Congratulations. Looks really nice. Hope to see it in person someday. What was the pending/check cash date??

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#8 Sandman1957

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 03:27 PM

   Approx six months, yes I am selling off some of my guns, but I helped someone find a nice Thompson and the seller had two for sale... I actually got the one that had the most wear on it.  Yes this COLT is in the best conditiion of any I have owned.  It sort of fell into my lap.  I am very grateful that I was able to get it.  I am getting ready to be off the net for a day or two, but will try and get more posted.  I am going to research the history if possible.  Yes it looks like it saw very little use.  Some light scratches on the side, a blemish around the Full auto selector switch, and some missing bluing in the  area around the 2d  SN where the stock slides on.  Needless to say I am delighted with this gun.  It was also great to meet the owner who had it since the early 70's.  When the Form 4 came back, I set a date to meet them and drove up and picked it up in PA.  Great day trip!  Oh, and no extraneous markings on it!

 

Cheers

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Edited by Sandman1957, 23 May 2018 - 03:28 PM.

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#9 arch stanton

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 04:32 PM

Hmm seems to me I know those guns. Glad you were able to make the trip in person to pick it up.
Enjoy it

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 04:37 PM

Pretty dang neat stuff! Congrats and thanks for the pictures.


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Posted 23 May 2018 - 04:58 PM

Looking good !!!!!


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Posted 23 May 2018 - 05:39 PM

Congrats Steve, looks very nice.
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 05:44 PM

Congratulations, a great looking gun. Looking forward to future pics.
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 10:41 PM

Excellent find.

I’m in Leesburg... are you nearby? And where in PA did you find it? My family’s from Latrobe.
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Posted 28 May 2018 - 07:05 AM

Congratulations on your "new" Colt.  It looks like a fine one.

 

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 09:01 AM

I feel like that was a tease posting and then going off net for a few days!  Congrats what a great purchase.  What is the serial?


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 09:39 AM

Very nice!  Enjoy!


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:30 AM

Sandman,

 

I would love for you to consider a trip to the beautiful mountains of Virginia for a fun shoot some time.

 

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 04:40 AM

Very nice Steve!
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