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Colt Thompson with compensator slots cut at the end of the barrel


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#1 maxfaxdude

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Posted 07 June 2020 - 12:57 PM

Sturmgewehr has a 3 digit Colt Thompson for sale with compensator slots cut at the end of the barrel. 

 

http://www.sturmgewe...l-number-range/

 

I've never seen this on a Thompson before.


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#2 gijive

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Posted 07 June 2020 - 01:38 PM

Wow, nice way to ruin a beautiful original gun.  Too bad!


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Posted 07 June 2020 - 04:50 PM

The bluing doesn't look right either.

looks like it needs a reblue and new barrel, and $28k would be a more appropriate price.

Jim C


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#4 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 07 June 2020 - 05:01 PM

According to GH, #957 was not among the 600 "Irish Sword" serial numbers. It went to Austin, Texas.    A poster in the Sturmgewehr thread asked if an Irishman had cut the barrel vents.   Maybe, but they did it here in the colonies. 


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Posted 07 June 2020 - 05:02 PM

I agree. That is not the original finish. It looks like
it was cold blued. It would be interesting - as always -
to know what it eventually sells for.

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Posted 07 June 2020 - 09:07 PM

But, but, but, but its a COLT so its worth a small fortune. It should sell for the asking price.....I say in a joking manor. Yeah that gun is only over priced by $20k but people come up with some crazy prices anymore.
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Posted 08 June 2020 - 11:23 AM

I'd guess a clever approach to dealing with a bulged barrel. The slots were cut after the barrel was ruined. That would be a numbered barrel if original.


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Posted 11 June 2020 - 10:17 AM

I bought Colt 13299 from Mr Layton several years ago. The Colt came from home town and as i recall, It was not a easy transaction. The good news is the barrel has the correct comp weather he knew it or not. 


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Posted 11 June 2020 - 12:18 PM

"...not an easy transaction." 

 

To all of the new members of this forum thinking about purchasing that first Thompson - pay attention to that warning. Spending a little too much for a machine gun may bother some, but if the transaction is trouble free, it will be money well spent in the long run. Having your first Class 3 transaction become a problem or nightmare after paying a seller a lot of money...nuff said 

 

The Class 3 community is fairly small. Spend some time learning who you are dealing with. To that end, if you are looking for a Colt Thompson, PM me as I know a first rate owner who is selling a couple of Colt's.  


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Posted 11 June 2020 - 11:19 PM

"Having your first Class 3 transaction become a problem or nightmare after paying a seller a lot of money...nuff said"

 

This is very, very true.

 

I bought a "new unfired" MP5 RR from a very-well known machinegun dealer in Florida for top dollar at his asking price several years ago.  

 

Gun came into my dealer and upon inspection I saw more carbon build-up inside that receiver than I'd ever seen on any firearm in my life -- far from new/unfired.

 

Called seller immediately demanding my money back and he initially refused saying I was being too picky.  

 

Several days later I reminded seller that it's a small world and that I'd tell everyone about the transaction.

 

He very begrudgingly sent me a check 2 weeks later for the full purchase price.

 

Be extra careful who you deal with.

 


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Posted 17 June 2020 - 02:40 PM

Obviously not original, but that's pretty nice looking.  If done professionally way in the past, I could be into it.


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Posted 24 June 2020 - 09:04 PM

BDMerc--  Savage, just savage  :D


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