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#1 DDAYJune6

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Posted 01 March 2004 - 02:44 PM

Did anyone see the video that show the guy in Haiti with a thompson?

it was on ABCNews, appeard to be a 21/28 had the cutts and the vertical front grip, had probably a 20 or 30 rd mag

I have been looking all over for the pic, if i find it i will post it

just found it intresting

I guess if it worked 60 yrs ago... must be a good thing
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Posted 01 March 2004 - 03:04 PM

that sounds real nice,probably duct tape on the stock........i am still trying to find the footage of the marines in battle behind the wall......in the tet offensive,

he is shown poping over the top with a m1a1 with 30rd mag...........

now thats a rare one.........i only knew one gunny who had a 1928 over there,and he gave it to a second Lt.when relad came up...................frick i am starting to sound like some old vet now...........

{gunny who had a 1928 over there}in flanders fields the poppies grow,upon the cross' row on row.......... ron
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Posted 01 March 2004 - 03:18 PM

DDay,...didn`t see that pic... but did you catch the front page pic of the cop with the M14?... probably some of the batch scumbag clinton gave away...caption read a gang was approaching and the guy was concerned...with an M14?????...no wonder they need the Marines to bail`em out....my .02,out. wink.gif
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Posted 01 March 2004 - 07:23 PM

I opened the front page and they had a picture of two guys in the front (1 Beretta pistol) and the other guy had what appeared to be a Colt Thompson as it did not have a compensator.

The guy in the back looks to be holding a Garand.
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Posted 01 March 2004 - 08:57 PM

Haiti Thompson Photo #1

I got another picture but I can't host it so I can't post it! (whoa that was deep)

Now, that's how one should be armed against an "Insurrection/Guerilla War".

Arthur, I don't think the Haitians are turning back American boat people!
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Posted 01 March 2004 - 09:21 PM

I saw a clip on the telly the other day which showed some rebels with M1 Garands and M14s. They still show up in 3rd world countries.

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Posted 01 March 2004 - 10:08 PM

Hmmm, Garands and Thompsons.....

Maybe the US is supplying these people with old surplus firearms. cool.gif
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Posted 01 March 2004 - 10:26 PM

WHY did the headline read."would you buy a thompson from this guy"??
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Posted 02 March 2004 - 06:13 AM

I wonder, if I start my own country down here in NC, would the gvt supply my fledgling army with the basic armament? How do I apply biggrin.gif ? Hmm, a couple of Thompsons, garands, maybe several M-60s and maybe a used main battle tank.

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 12:50 PM

Phil,..
I thought you were describing clinton...`death squad`,`accepting bribes`,`fraud and embezzlement`...that`s got bill`n`hillary written all over it...for a minute there I figured you just forgot about the `intern in the closet`...my bad..out. wink.gif
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Posted 02 March 2004 - 12:57 PM

Phil,

I have to agree with your assessment of some of our misguided alliances. And it shouldn't be a "Left v. Right" issue. Sometimes we've made it that way, and we've suffered as a result.

By the way, there's a good book out that you might enjoy, "Charlie Wilson's War," about former Rep. Wilson's single-handed campaign to get U.S. aid to the Mujahadeen (SP?) during the Soviet occupation. I never made it to Afghanastan, but I knew Wilson and several other players described in book, and it seems to be a even-handed portrayal. One reason I mention this is because it describes another example of a well-intentioned effort with future unintended consequences.
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Posted 02 March 2004 - 03:09 PM

"Hi, and welcome to the lower Harlem, New York!"
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Posted 02 March 2004 - 03:34 PM

Wow! ohmy.gif
That has to be the first, and hopefully last, pic I see of a 1921 with duct tape!!!
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Posted 02 March 2004 - 06:40 PM

Giant Panda,
That is of course, original factory duct tape...
Very rare, only seen outside of this country.
Cheers, Zamm
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Posted 02 March 2004 - 07:05 PM

ZAMM,..
If that is a 21 then that duck tape was made on Colt machines...highly rare and collectable!!...numbers matching??...transferable?...Oh the possibilities!!!
PHIL,..
If hilly ever does go national..Murray may have a bunch of new neighbors with similar interests on that island paradise he calls home. just my .02,out.
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Posted 02 March 2004 - 09:54 PM

Did I mention this is the much sought after Thompson #15040? Added another better photo.
Thanks to fencer
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Posted 04 March 2004 - 10:23 AM

I would bet that he would part with the 21 for a pair of C notes.
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Posted 04 March 2004 - 07:53 PM

I would bet he would stick it in your ear if he thought you had fifty dollars!
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