Thompson Submachine Gun 1936 Brochure
Posted 23 February 2004 - 07:58 AM
Thompson Submachine Guns & Semi-Automatic Carbine
by Auto-Ordance Corporation Dated 1936
Very good condition 30 pages above the printed address '31 Nassau Street' is stamped '270 Broadway' This is a original brochure NOT a reprint. Thanks for your input.
Posted 23 February 2004 - 11:36 AM
...funny thing i have had dozens of all the other's...... so if you got one cheaper then 100.00 you did fine...................
i collected manual's for decades,when the file cabinet was full i sold them all off..............
made alot of happy customer's..........RON
Posted 23 February 2004 - 05:28 PM
Be careful about so called "original" 1936 and 1923 catalogs. A ton of quality reprints of both were sold in the last 25 years. They are now old enough to be mistaken for an original. Thompson literature has been reprinted by a number of sources. Most sources for the stuff now are ignorant of the facts or down right dishonest when they list it as original. Like Colt21A I've been collecting literature for years. Most of mine came directly from police departments so it's originality is not usually suspect but if you compare it to known quality reprints it's virtually impossible for the novice to tell the difference. I know this clouds the issue but it's very much "buyer beware" with this stuff.
Posted 23 February 2004 - 09:09 PM
Posted 23 February 2004 - 09:18 PM
What do the stapes look like?
If original, then the staples in the center of the book will be straight and problem have slight rust or residue from the paper and staples reacting.
If the staples are curved then its a good chance of being a repro.
Posted 24 February 2004 - 05:35 AM