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#1 HANS

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 08:28 AM

Can someone tell if a Thompson foregrip is the genuine article or a copy? I'm trying to find out whether the foregrips mounted below the Winchester carbines found with the Dillinger and various other gangs were supplied by Auto-Ordnance (you could order them individually) or crafted by the gunsmith who converted the weapons. Unfortunately I have only relatively lousy photos like the one below, but perhaps the identification is easier than I imagine ... Thanks for your help!

 

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 09:16 AM

This are pictures I took a few years back of the Dilinger guns on display in Tucson.

 

I believe all grips were original.

 

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 10:50 AM

Originals. Lebman had the hook-up to get factory grips,


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Posted 23 February 2021 - 02:08 PM

This are pictures I took a few years back of the Dilinger guns on display in Tucson.

 

I believe all grips were original.

 

Tracie


Thanks!

 

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 02:11 PM

Originals. Lebman had the hook-up to get factory grips,


 

Ah! I personally no longer believe that the four converted carbines were made by Hyman Lebman. I hope to publish my research in this matter in the not-too-distant future.

 

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 02:42 PM

YOU MEAN THIS STUFF.yes originals got to handle it over a decade ago.And the tale about Dillingers car left here to pay attorney fee's.family got the car years later. and sent to body shop for restoration. and 2 21's found in the door panels. and seating area. the guy panicked. called Police GUNS gone.{I had a few questions  why would he not call owner of car to say what was found?} was not his property to turn over to anybody. Man there are a ton of plain stupid boobs in the world.RON K.

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 02:55 PM

Can't wait to see the research!


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Posted 23 February 2021 - 03:01 PM

YOU MEAN THIS STUFF.yes originals got to handle it over a decade ago.And the tale about Dillingers car left here to pay attorney fee's.family got the car years later. and sent to body shop for restoration. and 2 21's found in the door panels. and seating area. the guy panicked. called Police GUNS gone.{I had a few questions  why would he not call owner of car to say what was found?} was not his property to turn over to anybody. Man there are a ton of plain stupid boobs in the world.RON K.

 

Thanks for confirming that the grips on the Winchesters were originals.


The story about the guns in the doors and seats is new, more details on that?

 

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 03:03 PM

Can't wait to see the research!


I'm still waiting on more files from the FBI that I ordered via FOIA, literally years ago now. I've dug up two more converted Winchesters (in addition to the two seized from the Dillinger Gang), one in Chicago, one in New York. I am rather exited about some of my findings ;)

 

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 04:46 PM

Either of the two additional Winchesters in private hands?  (I know, I know. . . wait for the book. . . )


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Posted 27 February 2021 - 02:39 AM

Either of the two additional Winchesters in private hands?  (I know, I know. . . wait for the book. . . )


Unfortunately I don't know. One was seized by the FBI, that probably (although not necessarily) disappeared in the Firearm Lab never to be seen again by interested civilians OR was destroyed at some point. The other was seized by the NYPD. No idea what they did with it.

 

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