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#1 APEXgunparts

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 07:51 PM

Just today we unloaded a trailer of material that we recently acquired.
In that shipment I have the green wooden crates with M1928A1 stenciled on the ends.
These were the transport method for the Thompson 1928A1 kits that came into the USA from Europe/GB.
Looking at the crates and markings I expect they originated in a country that was formerly part of the USSR.
No pictures yet as these are still on a pallet.
I am not sure how interesting these will be to collectors, and have no idea what they will cost to ship!
The Mosin rifle crates were too long for pallets which was a problem that these do not have.
Has anyone ever used one of these for a display, etc??

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:10 PM

I’m interested Richard! Give us members a good “deal” or at least hand select for some of the better examples!
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Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:10 PM

I would also be interested in them
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Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:24 PM

I will see if I can get some "informal" pictures of them posted on our public FaceBook page.
Right now we are in the process of disassembling the mail order pack & ship area and so its a form of hectic controlled chaos here!
The phones and LAN were down most of the day while we prepared for the demo of some walls.
I will see what we can get up for basic pictures.
If anyone is able they can call my Customer Service and then drive over for a look in the south yard.

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:40 PM

Are the wood bracket inserts still inside?
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Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:45 PM

Are the wood bracket inserts still inside?

I saw some of the inserts in one or 2 of the crates I looked in.
I did not look in all of them.
Most importers remove the wood inserts to make more space for the parts kits that are being shipped.

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:51 PM

I too would be interested in one.
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Posted 28 August 2019 - 09:34 PM

I’d be interested in one depending on the cost.
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Posted 28 August 2019 - 10:12 PM

I would also be interested.
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Posted 28 August 2019 - 10:31 PM

I would be interested too.
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Posted 29 August 2019 - 08:40 AM

I’d be interested in one depending on the cost.

 

I will have to get the weight and dimensions and figure out the best way to ship these and an "average" shipping cost.
I hope to be able to get some of that data today.

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 09:15 AM

Richard,

I look forward to the pictures. Thank you for letting us know about these crates. 

 

This may be a good item to bring to Knob Creek later this year. 


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 10:24 AM

Id be interested too!
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Posted 29 August 2019 - 11:37 AM

Richard,

I look forward to the pictures. Thank you for letting us know about these crates. 

 

This may be a good item to bring to Knob Creek later this year. 

 

I don't see me transporting crates to Knob Creek as I just don't have the room in the truck or the booth.
Its the same case with the German AA pedestals, too large a footprint.

Now that I have ammo to bring its really tight on space and weight.

 

Oh, I noticed one crate had a paper label that looks to be written in Russian.

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 11:48 AM

I'd be interested, also ...............


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 02:00 PM

Like these?

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 06:55 PM

Like these?

Some are like those, others are marked M1928A1, same green paint, NONE have a really cool gun laying on the top!

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 09:06 PM

I have four in my garage. Was going to build enough dummy guns to fill one, displaying that on top of two others.
Cheap Parts kits ran out too fast.....
Three are what appear to be for ten guns each and the fourth is larger, maybe for 12 guns? (A.O. vs Savage?)
Id like to keep one but mught cut the others loose. Will need to think on it a bit.
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Posted 31 August 2019 - 02:07 PM

I will have to look once we get the crates off the pallet, but I did note a size difference.
It would make seem to make sense that M1928's would need a bit wider box than the M1's due to the wider receiver.
The crate markings will tell the story.
My photographer left early Thursday and was off Friday so no FaceBook photo's yet.

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 03:05 PM

Don Bell had photos of these on his web site at Omega. Gone now.
I believe he told me that the cases were built by the Russians to send the parts-kits in.....Phil
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