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#1 full auto 45

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Posted 17 January 2004 - 09:45 PM

Here is a photo I got from Murray in New Zealand today. Showing his 11 drums he has and the other goodies that are so easy to have in New Zealand. Murray will add the details on the items on the wall. I would try but the tears in my eyes keep me blurring! Murray I've said this before and I will say it again, your a damned lucky man.
Thanks Buddy. See you soon.
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Posted 17 January 2004 - 10:28 PM

and a drum greaser on the floor...wonder where that came from rolleyes.gif
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Posted 18 January 2004 - 07:27 AM

smile.gif Holey cow ! What a magnificient collection of Thompsons !........How can Murray sleep at nite ? I would be always fondeling those pieces of cold steel & wood, and never stop .............New Zealand seems to be the place to move to, for a big piece of Tommy gun heaven.....just unreal, but so eye pleasing. .........And, you have a real jungle to go into with one of these, when you wish laugh.gif ..Thanks for showing it here .....................jw
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Posted 18 January 2004 - 09:37 AM

He's not so tough. I don't even see on long barrel Kahr up there. Hee
Love your collection, Murray!
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Posted 18 January 2004 - 10:31 AM

I normally don't drool on Sunday morning, but it's pretty fierce right now! Murray, you got us again. When do you want us over to the house for a viewing?
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Posted 18 January 2004 - 12:43 PM

murray great stuff... as always we had spent time talking at s.a.r.show now two years running...........glad you are part of the group..............and you are keeping the history alive in that part of the world.................

see you in 2004 at "gordon's table"

maybe i will bring out the lowly 21a...............

take care, good health and collecting...ron /colt21a
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Posted 18 January 2004 - 01:00 PM

If I remember correctly, Murray told me via email that the room you see is actually an underground bunker! blink.gif smile.gif ohmy.gif cool.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 18 January 2004 - 01:20 PM

Maybe one day New Zealand will lift the ban on actually being able to fire these Class III weapons legally.
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Posted 18 January 2004 - 01:31 PM

biggrin.gif Thanks for the very kind comments Guys.
Yes! there even is a drum greaser thanks to Mearle "the drum doctor"
I got some nice stuff at the SAR show and met some great friends again and met a whole lot more new friends.
Got a lovely unissued Seymour drum in the original box from Mike plus a pouch and a 5 cell 20 round mag webbing.
Three other drums including another nice Seymour from Gordon and a Colt 1928 and a nice Bridgeport. Also a British issue mag box which holds 10 x 20 rd mags,plus lots of amazing goodies such as mags, parts, webbing books etc ..but the two most amazing items were an original 1923 manual for the Colt 1921 and ....wait for it...
a 2ft x 3ft colour print of Whistler's Mother and her 1921AC (see page 388 of "Thompson: The American Legend") which is now framed and mounted and hangs above the fireplace in the den.
Kind wishes.
And a PS for Arthur,
There are now ranges where you can legally fire "C" class weapons here now and there is a growing public interest in such organised shoots etc, especially Black powder for some odd reason although black powder does not go so well in the 21A.
Regards
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Posted 18 January 2004 - 01:36 PM

and thats the "name of that tune"and what its all about......amen...............ron/colt 21a
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Posted 18 January 2004 - 03:27 PM

I wish that our "Powers that be" were not so screwed up as they are about MG ownership. I suppose that we are somewhat better off than most other countries at least for now. BUT in Australia for instance you could own and shoot anything that your heart desired UNTIL some idiot started shooting people he never new and within months the country was near totally disarmed and all the swords were turned to plowshares. Now to reality here in US. If Wooden Al was pres. now we would be in same situation as the Aussies. WE CAN NOT AFFORD TO LET THIS COUNTRY TO BE TAKEN OVER BY THE LEFTIST WACKO's
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Posted 18 January 2004 - 07:05 PM

beautiful murray! 10/10! how i (and many others must also) envy your collection.
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Posted 19 January 2004 - 01:02 AM

Yes. It is an underground bunker and yes you are all welcome to come and stay and visit. but!!!
bring your own ammo, it is very expensive here.
My wife and I are planning to see you all at Fairfax Va., in August so keep your powder dry.
Regards. rolleyes.gif

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