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#1 APEXgunparts

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 08:07 PM

We recently received a shipment of USGI surplus Thomson magazines.
One nice one caught my attention due to a "V" marking stamped in the body on the front edge down near the floor plate.
I have a faint memory of reading somewhere that this "V" for victory was sometimes applied to items being shipped off to US Soldiers in combat theater's.
Can anyone confirm this?
The "V" has serif's and looks to have been properly stamped.
I have not seen one like this before.

Richard


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#2 Ron Mills

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 08:33 PM

Hi Richard,

 

Good find! 

This was indeed discussed on the forum a few years ago, here is a link to the discussion:

http://www.machinegu...showtopic=17498

 

I hope you dig up some more "treasures" in the pile.  

 

Ron


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#3 huggytree

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 08:50 PM

Is it for sale?

Id like to own one
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Posted 04 March 2019 - 09:11 PM

Thanks for confirming my suspicion and sharing that link to the earlier discussion.

I wish I had thought to have my people look for the marking when they sorted ALL the magazines that we received.
We just checked condition.
I spotted this one in the tray up in the mail order area, initially because it was so nice and not coated with preservative.
This example won't be for sale, it will be on display in my office along with all the other odd / interesting things I turn up!

 

If more of these are discovered we will make a listing for them in the "Thompson" category.

 

Richard


Edited by APEXgunparts, 04 March 2019 - 09:11 PM.

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 09:23 PM

Let me know

I wouldnt be willing to pay nutty money but Id pay a premium

Anyone have a nice one for sale?
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