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#1 swat12

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:27 AM

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:38 AM

greetings to all. Today had the pleasure to read this article. Some things I've never seen before. for example Thompson stainless steel. very surprised bakelite drum magazine for 50 rounds. If someone can tell about these instances in more detail, I would be grateful. It is interesting to look at more detailed photos. thank you in advance. Yours faithfully Vadim.
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:33 AM

Interesting article, thanks for sharing! I've never heard about or seen the stainless Thompson's before, or the Bakelite drum.

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:48 AM

One of the stainless M1 pattern guns (Marked M1A2 and U.S. Navy) is detailed in William Douglas' TSMG video from years ago.....as is one of the aluminum Savage 28A1's.

 

The stainless gun in the video was serial #2.....supposedly out of 6 manufactured.


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:49 AM

swat12,

What you are reading about is The American Thompson Association (TATA) display at the Michigan Antique Arms Show in Novi, MI earlier this year. Many, but not all, of the items featured in this story are part of the American Thompson Reference Collection owned by noted author Tracie Hill. For more information about these and more unique Thompson items, I recommend The Ultimate Thompson Book by Tracie Hill. It is available at Amazon.com and many fine book stores.

 

If you would like to see these items in person and ask questions, I recommend you join The American Thompson Association and attend the upcoming All Thompson Show & Shoot in Ohio early August of this year. There is plenty of time to join and sign up for the Show.  

 

Adg105200,

You too need The Ultimate Thompson Book

 

All good stuff!!!


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:07 PM

Thank you very much for the information and invitation. I have long thought about buying a book by T. Hill. the only thing that stopped me was the fact that the book was published 10 years ago. it seemed to me that the second edition of this book should be published. As for the exhibition, thanks for the invitation, but for now I can not afford it. I live in Ukraine.
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:55 PM

very cool sad that the first colt thompsn got half destroyed


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:22 PM

swat12,
What you are reading about is The American Thompson Association (TATA) display at the Michigan Antique Arms Show in Novi, MI earlier this year. Many, but not all, of the items featured in this story are part of the American Thompson Reference Collection owned by noted author Tracie Hill. For more information about these and more unique Thompson items, I recommend The Ultimate Thompson Book by Tracie Hill. It is available at Amazon.com and many fine book stores.
 
If you would like to see these items in person and ask questions, I recommend you join The American Thompson Association and attend the upcoming All Thompson Show & Shoot in Ohio early August of this year. There is plenty of time to join and sign up for the Show.  
 
Adg105200,
You too need The Ultimate Thompson Book
 
All good stuff!!!


Yeah, sorry. I know I've been procrastinating haha. It's on my list of books to order. Next time I have the spare bit of cash I'll definitely order.

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:06 PM

I have a european friend who owns an aluminum Thompson upper without anything else. Looking for aluminum lower if anyone has one. He might consider having one made by one of the Thompson repro guys......
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 05:02 AM

I didn't know Baby Face Nelson helped Dillinger escape from Crown Point Indiana!


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 06:17 AM

Glad you all enjoyed the article on the Michigan Antique Arms Show displays. Didn't even know the article

existed.

 

One of the reasons most authors write books is to show people items and pass along information so that they

don't have to travel to far corners of the globe to see an item. I think Ultimate has a lot going for it as a book,

even after ten years.

 

As far as 41 being half destroyed, there is some good news. It was (maybe the only one) that has a spare trigger

frame already made for it. You will have to read the book to understand.... ;)

 

Tracie Hill


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