Sturmgewehr has a 3 digit Colt Thompson for sale with compensator slots cut at the end of the barrel.
I've never seen this on a Thompson before.
Edited by maxfaxdude, 07 June 2020 - 12:57 PM.
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Posted 07 June 2020 - 01:38 PM
Wow, nice way to ruin a beautiful original gun. Too bad!
Posted 07 June 2020 - 04:50 PM
The bluing doesn't look right either.
looks like it needs a reblue and new barrel, and $28k would be a more appropriate price.
Posted 07 June 2020 - 05:01 PM
According to GH, #957 was not among the 600 "Irish Sword" serial numbers. It went to Austin, Texas. A poster in the Sturmgewehr thread asked if an Irishman had cut the barrel vents. Maybe, but they did it here in the colonies.
Posted 07 June 2020 - 05:02 PM
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Posted 08 June 2020 - 11:23 AM
I'd guess a clever approach to dealing with a bulged barrel. The slots were cut after the barrel was ruined. That would be a numbered barrel if original.
Posted 11 June 2020 - 10:17 AM
I bought Colt 13299 from Mr Layton several years ago. The Colt came from home town and as i recall, It was not a easy transaction. The good news is the barrel has the correct comp weather he knew it or not.
Posted 11 June 2020 - 12:18 PM
"...not an easy transaction."
To all of the new members of this forum thinking about purchasing that first Thompson - pay attention to that warning. Spending a little too much for a machine gun may bother some, but if the transaction is trouble free, it will be money well spent in the long run. Having your first Class 3 transaction become a problem or nightmare after paying a seller a lot of money...nuff said
The Class 3 community is fairly small. Spend some time learning who you are dealing with. To that end, if you are looking for a Colt Thompson, PM me as I know a first rate owner who is selling a couple of Colt's.
Posted 11 June 2020 - 11:19 PM
"Having your first Class 3 transaction become a problem or nightmare after paying a seller a lot of money...nuff said"
This is very, very true.
I bought a "new unfired" MP5 RR from a very-well known machinegun dealer in Florida for top dollar at his asking price several years ago.
Gun came into my dealer and upon inspection I saw more carbon build-up inside that receiver than I'd ever seen on any firearm in my life -- far from new/unfired.
Called seller immediately demanding my money back and he initially refused saying I was being too picky.
Several days later I reminded seller that it's a small world and that I'd tell everyone about the transaction.
He very begrudgingly sent me a check 2 weeks later for the full purchase price.
Be extra careful who you deal with.
Posted 17 June 2020 - 02:40 PM
Obviously not original, but that's pretty nice looking. If done professionally way in the past, I could be into it.