Posted 28 July 2003 - 09:56 AM
The FAQ we talked about months ago is slowly coming to fruition.
I've arranged it in what I think is some seblance of order, and ask all of you to read over it for clarity and ommission. It's "pinned" to the top of the board.
I thank all of you who have responded with que and aye so far. If some of you see your original posts altered a bit, take no offense. I tried to rewrite some of them in the same vein as the others, sort of a third person. If I added anything that is incorrect, forgive me and correct me!
Try and think back to when you first decided you had to have a Tommy. What questions did you have? I think we need some sort of short and concise step by step FAQ about the paperwork process, but none so in depth as to take up a page. Any takers? Also, I thought about a recommened reading FAQ.
Best way to send in FAQ's is to "PM" me or email them to me. Or add them here for awhile...
Posted 28 July 2003 - 02:31 PM
Just wanted to say that the FAQ is nicely organized. Enjoy the graphics too. Thanks
Posted 28 July 2003 - 03:07 PM
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Posted 28 July 2003 - 07:45 PM
You're pretty well read on the Colt Thompsons. Are you sure you meant that there weren't 15,000 full autos made? Remember, they were all 1921A models off the assembly line. Some were later converted to semi-auto status when the came up with that marketing idea circa 1927.
So they were originally full auto, that's why they ground off the full auto markings on the 1927. By the way, what's your source for the 149 total of 1927 models? I wouldn't have guessed there were even that many. I'm not disputing it, I just haven't seen any of the literature commit to the total number converted.
Posted 28 July 2003 - 08:09 PM
Posted 28 July 2003 - 11:32 PM
Holly bat guano, again! Yes. You're exactly right in admonishing me that all 15,000 did start off as full auto. My inexactitude has come back to haunt me. A bush league error. I should definitely revise that to say that after all the tweeking in 1927, only 14,851 remained full auto. Just chauk it up to my feeble attempt to illustrate that there were no additonal Colt's made after 1922, but only revisions to existing ones.
By 1934, only 42 1927 Colt's remained in stock. So during the previous seven years the bulk of the converted TSMG's found homes.
Posted 04 August 2003 - 01:19 PM
Also, if anyone has any images they think might compliment a question, email them to me. Specifically, I was thinking of adding pictures of each type of Thompson, if I could find good face on pictures. Just something to snazz it up some. A close up of a loaded C drum with cover off or half on might be nice, too.