Long story short. I haven't posted in a long time, last time that I did was about an MP40 issue.
Well, here is the long story short. There is a local West Hurley M1a1. I know the owner, I know the C3 dealer. Owner never had it transferred due to a divorce. C3 dealer has had it on his books for a long time. I finally got to see it today, and shoot it. Problem is, the gun only really likes S&B ammo. I brought along some Winchester, Remington, and Federal.
The gun choked, on the Federal, kind of liked the Remington, and OK with the Winchester. Really didn't run 100% on the Sellier and Bellot either.
I know pretty vague information, I am by far not an expect on Thompsons.
Failure to eject, stovepipe were the main problems with the gun. One casing of the federal actually ended up stuck backwards in the barrel.
But the good part. I made an offer. Right at 10k. with this little known information. What opinions to you folks have? Seller knows that I am pretty firm on my price. I ran into him last sunday at another range, and he implies that amount wouldn't take it, but a hair over might. Not sure what a hair over 10k is. But, before I pursue this any further. I would like to hear some opinions. I did take some pictures and only one video. But I don't have the ability to post. TIA!