Want To Know: Tsmg Wwii 1928 Guns
Posted 29 June 2004 - 12:38 PM
Posted 29 June 2004 - 01:13 PM
|I just checked out the Thompson on GunBroker and bet if that gun can talk there would sure be some neat stories.|
If that Thompson could talk, I think the first thing it would say is "OUCH!!!!"
Posted 29 June 2004 - 02:06 PM
Posted 29 June 2004 - 02:57 PM
Don't let the sarcasm fool you. I'll take ANY full-auto Thompson (or replica) I can get my hands on (as long as it's legal!)
If the price was right, I'd buy that gun in minute.
It would be a good gun to refinish.
Posted 29 June 2004 - 03:14 PM
The PD source for TSMG's is haphazard at best and the results are not necessarily commensurate with the time consuming efforts. Just ask Mike. The estate NFA weapon will undoubtedly wind up at an auction like JC Devine. Last time I checked on this board, auctions like his caused posters to respond with a paroxysm of palpable petulance aimed at Devine's perfidy.
Posted 29 June 2004 - 03:27 PM
|Last time I checked on this board, auctions like his caused posters to respond with a paroxysm of palpable petulance aimed at Devine's perfidy.|
Are you saying there are board members here who think JC Devine sucks?
Naw..... not on this board
Posted 29 June 2004 - 03:59 PM
I like thompsons and LOVE their history (esp. WWII guns), but i want the 01 more. i have wanted an 01 since i was about 15 (C&R only state, hence the 01).
i would love to own a thompson and the 01, but in todays market i can't. when i finish Grad school next summer, then i can start to look for another M1 thompson to replace the 28. i kinda like their looks more than the 28.
Posted 29 June 2004 - 05:38 PM
and you will return to search mode to find another.........
see a ar-15 is just that,heck a current semi almost fill's the same gap!!!
but a thompson,history,exotica,magic,the aroma of the wood,the actuator sound upon pulling it back.....there is nothing like it............
m-16 ar-15 tinny mag,slam in and out,goofy stock spring sound,black plastic,pull back the charging handle......no excitement............no cool aroma's.......anodized aluminum smell's yuck!!!
you can tell i have been that route..............take care,ron
Posted 29 June 2004 - 08:09 PM
Posted 29 June 2004 - 10:08 PM
And as far as an 01....those are plain sexy (in a heroin chic sorta way). The Thompson is more Reubenesque (sp?). The 601 with its super light weight....the rate of fire on par with a '21 Thompson...the mottled brown furniture factory painted green....the satin chrome bolt and carrier......the triangluar shaped charging handle....the waspy thin barrel and three prong flash suppressor....the Colt/ArmaLite markings on the side.........and those accessories. Oh, the accessories.....bipod, bayonet, grenade launcher sight, scope and mount, waffle mags...all with Colt/ArmaLite markings.....the manuals and sales brochures....and the original sling..... uuuggghhh (Ooh, did I say that out loud?)
Posted 30 June 2004 - 06:39 AM
From a prior thread:
"Triggering Memories at the NRA Museum,
Tommy Gun Devotees Can Zero In on a Classic
By Stephen Hunter
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, March 22, 2004; Page C01
At 2:23 p.m. on Nov. 1, 1950, news suddenly arrived at the Secret Service office in the East Wing of the White House that across the street, men were trying to shoot their way into Blair House, where Harry Truman was taking a nap.
James Rowley, agent in charge of the White House detail, responded with four words, spoken, one imagines, rather forcefully: "WHERE'S MY TOMMY GUN?"
You have to admit: He had a point.
Fortunately, Rowley didn't have to pull the trigger that day, and the agents at Blair handled their emergency with dispatch and heroism. But Rowley's cry reflects almost a half-century's worth of loyalty by American police and military men toward Brig. Gen. John Taliaferro Thompson's baby when things got shaky and high quantities of firepower were necessary.
It also reflects a half-century's worth of fascination in popular culture, where the Thompson submachine gun became an icon. Bogart carried one in "Sahara" and "High Sierra," Edward G. Robinson took a lungful of T-gun product and it was, Mother of God, the end of Rico in "Little Caesar." Dillingers, both in life and on film, let fly with the sub-gun's rat-tat-tat. Then, when the guns became a military standard in World War II, they surfaced in just about every movie made about that conflict, most recently and most famously in the hands of Tom Hanks as he saved Private Ryan.
The actual things themselves have long since vanished from police or military gun vaults, replaced in our fabulous modern age by lighter, faster, uglier, plasticized, teflonized, ventilated thingamajiggers, high on efficiency, low on romance."
The AR-15 01 (or M-16) while it is "our" generation's machine gun, is just not a Thompson.
BTW, there's a guy in Michigan (C&R only state) who has an 01 on subguns and sturmgewehr for $16,500. All it takes is money!
Posted 30 June 2004 - 09:30 AM