It doesnt have to be in perfect condition but ok and wit all metalparts intact.
Rolf Gunnar Aanes
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Posted 10 January 2004 - 09:49 AM
|QUOTE (Ron Mills @ Jan 9 2004, 08:57 PM)|
Look up "Deerslayer" on this forum. His name is Dan, and he usually has very nice Thompson wood.
Maybe you could share with us the history of the 2 Thompsons you have. Have you had them long?
Posted 10 January 2004 - 10:27 AM
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|QUOTE (Balder @ Jan 10 2004, 10:27 AM)|
Very interesting story, take good care of your Thompsons! I'm also Norwegian and I have a Savage M1928, which was not supplied to the resistance. It just so happens that today I finally got hold of an L-drum for it!
I guess that you're aware of the fact that the Thompsons were never supplied in parachute drops here, they came as personal sidearms of Linge/SOE agents sent in from the UK.
As for the decoy operation, my most recent research for my Ph.D. at the National Archives in London last October revealed that in addition to the decoy plan of 1943, there were also at least two "real" plans for an invasion of Norway. One was to be initiated if "Overlord" (Normandy June 1944) failed; the other one dealt with an invasion of Norway in case the Germans here didn't surrender along with their forces in continental Europe.
My late father was in charge of a Linge/SOE operation parachuted into Norway in December 1943, I have some of his personal guns and equipment from that period.
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|QUOTE (Gunner @ Jan 11 2004, 11:39 AM)|
I'm always really moved by stories of the Resistance in occupied Europe. Those men and women were among the bravest of the brave, and we do not honor them enough.
Is the photo of the two men a modern picture of what we would call re-enactors? Is it a real photo of two Linge members? (Looks too well preserved, and I'd think they wouldn't want to be photographed.)
Regarding the stock, another source to consider is SARCO, on the net at sarcoinc.com. I recently ordered a WWII stock from them (without the crossbolt reinforcement). It was advertised as being in "excellent to new" condition. It was not. It had a number of dings, gouges, dents, etc., so I have returned it for a refund. However, one of those stocks might match the condition of your Thompson. Sarco charges $150 US.
Please convey my regards and deepest respect to the the surviving members of the Linge.
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