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An Amateurís Guide for the Coltís Thompson Submachine Gun


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#41 mnshooter

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 08:58 AM

The post does raise some interesting questions for us novices.   Such as what are the types of scams we need to look out for?

 

Wondering if someone would care to share some examples of the types of problems and/or scams we might encounter?

 

 

Aside from not reading this and other books prior to the purchase,

the biggest mistake of any potential purchaser is failing to obtain and post quality photos on this board.

There will be more experience and careful dissection (of that firearm) here than all other sources combined.


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 10:24 AM

Again, I thank everyone for the kind words and 5 star reviews on Amazon.com. The reviews are very helpful, especially for niche print-on-demand books. Sales have been steady and all the comments thus far have been positive. 

 

I do have copies I can personalize and send to you directly. The cost is $40 plus $4.00 shipping. Reach out to me via PM or at my e-mail address for ordering information: tkd5501@fuse.net 

 

I plan to attend both Thompson Shows & Shoots this year and will have books for sale and can sign those that have already purchased from Amazon.


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#43 michaelkih

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 10:37 PM

I got mine today. Great book. My 1921 is all correct!
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#44 full auto 45

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 07:04 AM

TD - Will you have copies at the OGCA Thompson display in July?


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Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:54 PM

Just wanted to add my appreciation to TD for the fine book he produced. It will be in the proper place next to Frank, Tracie and Bill after I wear the pages out going back and forth. Closest I will come to owning a Colt  :)


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 11:00 PM

This is excellent book and should absolutely be in any Colt Thompson collector's library.  I would call it a must read and the high definition pictures showing the details are superb.  Thank you for adding a very valuable resource to the Thompson literature! 


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#47 DGinGA

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 04:42 PM

Here’s an earnest plug for Tom’s book, with an example of expensive ignorance. Tom was at the Sept 20/21 Thompson Show and Shoot in Ohio. So was I, with my 1921 picked up from my dealer on Tuesday, 3 days earlier. He was looking it over, then said, “I have some bad news”. The barrel was bulged, about an inch from the compensator. I’d never noticed, and wouldn’t have - unless I’d read Tom’s book first. Would have returned the gun and sought out another. More constructively, he warned me about not firing this gun with original Colt parts. Which I would have done, not knowing any better. That $50 book would have saved me $5000 in lost value and a broken $1500 Colt actuator. In my defense, don’t think the book was out a year ago August. But this board was - no excuse for ignorance.
Get Tom’s book. Do so soon.
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Posted 23 September 2019 - 05:16 PM

I put it in my Amazon Cart following the Link here.
I just might treat myself to an early Christmas Present.
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Posted 23 September 2019 - 06:27 PM

Here’s an earnest plug for Tom’s book, with an example of expensive ignorance. Tom was at the Sept 20/21 Thompson Show and Shoot in Ohio. So was I, with my 1921 picked up from my dealer on Tuesday, 3 days earlier. He was looking it over, then said, “I have some bad news”. The barrel was bulged, about an inch from the compensator. I’d never noticed, and wouldn’t have - unless I’d read Tom’s book first. Would have returned the gun and sought out another. More constructively, he warned me about not firing this gun with original Colt parts. Which I would have done, not knowing any better. That $50 book would have saved me $5000 in lost value and a broken $1500 Colt actuator. In my defense, don’t think the book was out a year ago August. But this board was - no excuse for ignorance.
Get Tom’s book. Do so soon.

DGinGA 

 

Is the bulge in the barrel visible from the outside or is there a ring when you look down the bore?  


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Posted 25 September 2019 - 09:45 AM

DGinGA,

Thank you for the kind words about my book. It was my pleasure to loan you a PK cut down 21 style actuator and Savage Blish lock so you could safely shoot your Colt's on Sunday. By the way, my compliments to the Officers and Directors of TCA and members of the Tusco Rifle Range for holding another great Thompson shoot on Sunday!

 

I really hated telling you about the barrel. On the plus side, the bulge is barely noticeable since it is just behind the Cutts Compensator. It is still a nice looking Colt's. There is no doubt about the ring in the barrel but not many people will be shining a bore light down the barrel of your Colt's. I do have some additional information about your Colt's. Reach out to me via PM or e-mail and I will forward it to you. 

 

On the plus side, it was great finding the original nickel oiler in the butt stock!

 

I will be at Knob Creek on Friday. 

 

TD.


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