Just released on Amazon.com is my new book,
An Amateur’s Guide for the Colt’s Thompson Submachine Gun
(Or How to be an Informed Buyer in a Very Expensive Market)
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I have been a member of this great Forum for a long time. Over the years, I have noticed with increased frequency the number of new members that have what I consider to be basic questions concerning the Colt’s Thompson gun. Of course, we have many knowledgeable members that are always willing to help, making this the best Forum on the Internet. The purpose of this book is to educate those that are new to the community and looking to spend thousands of dollars for a Colt’s Thompson. Or just want to understand the product better and may be a potential buyer in the future. This book can easily save a novice collector thousands of dollars when looking to purchase that perfect Colt's. I have also included information that will be very valuable to many of the more knowledgeable members of the Forum.
Some of the topics include:
1. What to look for and avoid when shopping for a Colt’s.
2. Each Auto-Ordnance model explained in pictures with detailed information.
3. How to identify an original Colt’s era actuator, including the three original NAVY actuator variations.
4. The St. Louis Police Department Colt’s story, including the gangster guns and Models of 1927.
5. How to safely shoot an original Colt’s Thompson without devaluing it.
6. How to clean and properly refinish the Colt’s wood.
7. How to identify an original Spare Part Kit Container.
8. And much more information that will greatly aid the novice and educate many current owners about General Thompson’s trench broom.
The book is filled with numerous color photographs and expansive captions that will show Thompson enthusiasts the many important features of a Colt's Thompson. While geared toward the beginner or new enthusiast, advanced collectors will find a lot of valuable and heretofore unknown and unpublished information.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts and comments regarding my new Thompson book.
I also want to thank those who have purchased Great Britain – The Tommy Gun Story. Aside from a few grammar errors, not one passage in GB-TTGS has been shown to be inaccurate.