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#1 colt21a

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Posted 05 March 2004 - 08:24 PM

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#2 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 05 March 2004 - 08:43 PM

Ron,
Yah, I saw about 110 TSMG's at Earl's house back in 1989 of which maybe 40 were Colts. Maybe the record for Colt TSMG's under one roof is, or was, at the Military Of Defense Pattern Room in Nottingham, England.

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Posted 05 March 2004 - 10:42 PM

Didn't FJ Volmer & Co have around 50-60 Colt Thompsons back in '93/94???
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#4 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 12:26 AM

Damon,
They had 32, but a lot were consignment.

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 12:52 AM

a dealer i was talking too does business with a guy in TX who supposedly has about 70 thompsons. the dealer says all Colts. thats just hearsay though.

kinda like the surgeon in my state who collects Armalite 01s, said to have 12+. all mintys. again hearsay.
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#6 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 01:06 AM

Craig,
If this guy does have 70 Colts in his possession right now, he has done an excellent job of keeping all 70 transactions classified information, since there are no published paper trails linking him to this vast collection. But if there does indeed exist such a critter, he gets the horse's pitute award for hoarding.

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 01:43 PM

http://www.westernfi.../default?set=01

This is the site for Western Firearms, owned by Nick Triolta (SP?). I live just a few miles from his business, but have never been by. Don't want to fall in love with one of his guns .... Anyway, he has a photo with about 30 Colts, he says. Another page says it's a "Thompson Museum," but it was blank when I clicked. Must be down or under construction. FYI.
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Posted 06 March 2004 - 01:55 PM

He has a shit load of Thompson pictures up but sold on all but one. Doesn't me he has all those there.
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#9 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 02:09 PM

Even Tilotta only owns, or owned, maybe 41 Colt's, (compared to this phantom with 70), but he is a dealer, not just a collector.
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Posted 06 March 2004 - 06:41 PM

Yes Ron I bought a 1928 Over Stamp from that guy in Pa. and yes he let me see his collection . That was 7 years ago talk about going to Thompson heaven . Over 30 Colts and 3 -1927's he told me he bought one the 27's from you. There were at least 15 other models also . He likes to keep a low profile ??? Wink Devine
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Posted 07 March 2004 - 01:02 PM

Ron:

On the 1927 from Curtis Earl sold in Phoenix a few years back, you wouldn't remember a serial number of that would you? I have one in transfer from that area and I'm wondering if thats the gun I'm getting.

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 02:03 PM

Mark:

I sold Colt 1927AC #5190 to a Tampa area collector about 6-7 years ago. It was an 85% gun with original semiauto parts intact. I believe it was resold to someone in Arizona - could it be that one? There aren't many of these around.

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