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#1 The Moor

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 10:46 AM

Does anyone have the November 1991 edition of Machine Gun News? There is supposed to be an ad somewhere in that particular edition that lists a Thompson M1921 AC for sale. I need any and all information in the ad. (phone numbers, address, name, etc.)
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Posted 04 March 2004 - 11:25 AM

I suppose the seller will honor the price listed??? biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
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#3 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 11:27 AM

You might also need Mr. Peabody's "Way Back Machine."
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#4 The Moor

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 11:58 AM

Just backtracking the history guys. Come on, I know some of you old timers have that issue. (this old timer has misplaced his) Hee, hee!
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Posted 04 March 2004 - 09:49 PM

QUOTE (giantpanda4 @ Mar 4 2004, 11:25 AM)
I suppose the seller will honor the price listed??? biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Hmmm, sounds like someone is trying to track down a potential seller. wink.gif
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#6 The Moor

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Posted 05 March 2004 - 04:57 AM

Trying to find who sold a particular Colt Thompson from that ad in the November 91 issue. I own the Thompson now and I would like to track its ownership back as far as possible. So far I know of 6 previous owners from various times back to 1976. There is a gap from 1991 back to about 1977 that I may be able to fill if I can talk to the person that sold it in 1991 (someone in Ill.?).
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Posted 05 March 2004 - 01:43 PM

MGN Vol 5 # 6 November 1991

There is three pages of classified ads with 4-5 ads that mention TSMGs but didn't see any with ILL. area codes.

But , over on page 31 is a full page ad for,

F.J. Vollmer & Company
# 3 Towanda Rd
Bloomington, IL 61701-3485

309/663-9494

The ad lists 20 1921 AC TSMGs with serial numbers and condition.

I can fax the ad to you.

Edited by Wayne W, 05 March 2004 - 02:43 PM.

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Posted 05 March 2004 - 03:04 PM

Sadly, Vollmers is now closed here in Bloomington IL. They were fun to visit when they were open (although their machinegun section was not a public area; MGs are illegal for citizens here in Illinois).

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#9 The Moor

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Posted 05 March 2004 - 03:19 PM

Wayne W.
Bless you! Please fax to 252-430-3315. Attention Rob. I'll wait around for it.
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Posted 05 March 2004 - 05:52 PM

Anyone got a collection of Machine Gun News that I can RENT so I can do some research?
I am also looking for serial numbers and provenance on my Colt Thompson # 8061.
I would need to search I am guessing no more than 3 years no later than 1980 (gotta look at an old Form 3 to double check that point).

I would be willing to pay any shipping and insurance costs and a reasonable fee.

Anyone here that can help me on this I would be most appreciative.
thanks
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#11 Wayne W

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Posted 05 March 2004 - 06:03 PM

> I would need to search I am guessing no more than 3 years no later than 1980 (gotta look at an old
> Form 3 to double check that point).


I'm not sure with out digging out some older copies but I don't think MGN started till 1985 or so.


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Posted 05 March 2004 - 06:14 PM

My other source would be Shotgun news but I have not had any hits on someone having that.

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#13 The Moor

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Posted 05 March 2004 - 07:39 PM

QUOTE (farfuture @ Mar 5 2004, 03:04 PM)
Sadly, Vollmers is now closed here in Bloomington IL. They were fun to visit when they were open (although their machinegun section was not a public area; MGs are illegal for citizens here in Illinois).


Do you know the current status of Robbie or Fred and if they can be reached? The fax that Wayne W. provided definetly showed that my Colt was for sale by Vollmer's in November of 1991. I've got pretty good information on who it was sold to, but need to find out where Vollmer acquired it.
Thanks.
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Posted 06 March 2004 - 06:40 AM

This is interesting, Vollmer's has a web site. Now it may not be the original cast and crew I do not know.

Vollmer
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