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#21 giantpanda4

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 08:53 PM

Just got it. Great read! I can see the passion you have for it! Excellent job!


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 10:25 PM

Thanks Mike!


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 08:51 AM

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Arrived yesterday and briefly flipped through the book. Thanks for putting this together and for the documentation of what remains of the Bridgeport plant. Great to see.

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 12:24 AM

Looking forward to receiving my copy in due course. It would be great if you could please sign it, thanks.

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 06:08 PM

Bill

 

Got my signed copy this PM.

 

I started reading as soon as it was out of the package. This is a fun read and great insight as to the workings of the plant. I like the different insight you get on Maguire that other books don't give.

 

Thanks for this writing this book.

 

Frank


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Posted 05 April 2015 - 05:50 AM

Frank,

 

Thanks for the positive comments.


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Posted 05 April 2015 - 08:58 AM

Fantastic book, lots of new information can be found in the newspaper articles and stock reports.

 

Bill's tour of the partial remains of the old A-O factory and the factory firing range photos wow!

It is hard to believe that the range has survived all these years. That basement would make a great A-O museum.

The color photos of the factory alone are worth the price of the book.

 

Great job Bill!


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Posted 06 April 2015 - 04:23 PM

Frank,

 

Thanks for the kind words. 

 

It was exciting to find what was remaining after all the years that have passed.  A lot of other businesses have

been located in those building(s) and apparently, they didn't know or care what was there.  


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Posted 07 April 2015 - 02:33 PM

Bill,

I received my book yesterday and a really great book it is.

I have about 5 or 6 books on the TSMG and my wife has spent a total of 5 minutes looking at them.

She spent over 1.5 hours looking at your book this morning and was fascinated by the old pictures and news clippings.

So it should be a hit with people besides TSMG collectors.

Another thing I really liked about it was the fact that nowhere was it written that the 21 was in any way superior to the 28. A claim that not all books can make.

Jim C


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Posted 07 April 2015 - 10:42 PM

Jim,

 

I'm glad that you AND your wife enjoyed the book. 

 

I'll have to plot a new marketing focus.

 

Thanks.


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Posted 10 April 2015 - 07:51 PM

Received Bill's book yesterday.  To much information for me to read in one day.  I had asked Bill to sign it but he choose not to for some reason and I was

disappointed in that.  He put a lot of work into it.  It will look good in my own display.  Thanks Bill for sending it so quick.  Charlie


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Posted 11 April 2015 - 10:01 AM

Just ordered one.
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Posted 14 April 2015 - 12:35 PM

One of a few bumps.

 

Just in case someone didn't get a chance to see the initial ad.

 

And thanks to all for ordering the book and for the positive comments.


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Posted 15 April 2015 - 12:14 PM

Ordered mine on the 11th and it showed up today. Looks nice, I'll try to read it when my 13-month old isn't destroying the house.
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Posted 19 April 2015 - 09:11 AM

We are very fortunate to have one of the best Forums on the Internet devoted to a subject we all enjoy. The reputation of this Board is second to none. We have a great past owner, current owner and excellent administrators that ensure the conduct of all parties is courteous and educational. This is the place to learn about the Thompson submachine gun.

 

Bill Menosky has been a member of this Board for many years, all the while doing research on the Auto-Ordnance Corporation in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Those that frequent this Board soon understand the history of the Thompson gun is so vast that you have to start a library just to keep up with all the known facts. They also soon learn that so much is unknown and makes for great discussion with fellow enthusiasts. With this book, Bill has taken us a big step closer to knowing more about this iconic gun and the company and employees that produced it. This is a must have book for those that are serious students of our beloved Thompson. Like a lot of niche books, it is privately printed and sold. When the initial print run is gone, that may be it. This is the time to obtain what will certainly be a sought after and classic book in the future. Let me add my comments to those above thanking Bill for a great piece of work.

 

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 09:30 AM

Bill, congratulations on your book. I ordered mine today. If possible would you please sign my book.

Thank you,

Darren Brewer
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Posted 19 April 2015 - 12:02 PM

Order in.


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Posted 19 April 2015 - 06:37 PM

Tom,

 

Many thanks to you for the bump and for the very positive words about the book.  I am indebted to you, the Willis family and the Maguire family for some great contributions.  I also have to thank David Albert for allowing us to launch both of our publications right in the middle of the best / largest / most informed gathering of Thompson enthusiasts.  My hat is off big time.

 

 

Darren & mgvince,

 

Thanks for the orders.  Your books will go out Mon AM.


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Posted 19 April 2015 - 07:41 PM

We are very fortunate to have one of the best Forums on the Internet devoted to a subject we all enjoy. The reputation of this Board is second to none. We have a great past owner, current owner and excellent administrators that ensure the conduct of all parties is courteous and educational. This is the place to learn about the Thompson submachine gun.

    

 

 

I wholeheartedly agree, this is an excellent forum, one of the best gun sites on the internet.

 

Practically everything I know about Thompsons I got from this website.


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 09:45 AM

This Thread belongs at the top of the Board  ;) 


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