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#41 Bill in VA

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 06:25 AM

I ran across a Colt 21A yesterday at the Smithsonians Museum of American History in the Mars Inc. American Enterprise exhibition. The display cases are dimmly lit making it difficult to see or photograph anything. Whats interesting about this one is the serial number has been removed. No idea what number this gun is/was. Heres a link to the guns official photo on the Smithsonians web site: http://ids.si.edu/id...MAH-JN2014-3490
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Maybe somebody knows a little more about this one. Theres information in the display except a card that says Thompson submachine gun.
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Posted 27 April 2019 - 06:29 AM

Ok, fast follow-up... Here’s the museum’s record: https://americanhist...ect/nmah_416040
Maybe the gun is #7098 according to their accession record.
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Posted 27 April 2019 - 08:23 AM

Hello my friend! So where is Frank? Nice looking Thompson BTW...

That's the E.E. Richardson Thompson No. 9962


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Posted 27 April 2019 - 08:38 AM

Ok, fast follow-up... Here’s the museum’s record: https://americanhist...ect/nmah_416040
Maybe the gun is #7098 according to their accession record.

I have been looking through their website it looks like they also have Colt Thompson #583

https://americanhist...ect/nmah_416010


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 02:30 PM

Hi David,

12290 need to be added to Gordon's Quest :)

 

http://www.machinegu...=23057&hl=12290

 

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#46 michaelkih

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 03:58 PM

9962 is NICE.  Wish it was in civilian hands though!


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Posted 23 July 2019 - 04:54 PM

Greetings,

I'm working with the Vancouver, Washington, Police Department on a history project.  I need this forum's help.  I was wondering if a forum member that owns Gordon Herigstad's two volume work, Colt Thompson Submachine Gun Serial Numbers & Histories would be willing to look up a serial number and send the department a photo or copy of the entry.  This would be helpful since we are not sure it will be in these books and the history project's budget can't afford their $269.96 price tag, especially for a single entry. 

 

 

Thank you for the help, and for all the information this forum already shares!

 

Benjamin Melgard

History Project Coordinator

 

Vancouver Police Department

 

benjamin.melgard@cityofvancouver.us


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Posted 23 July 2019 - 05:19 PM

Greetings,
I'm working with the Vancouver, Washington, Police Department on a history project.  I need this forum's help.  I was wondering if a forum member that owns Gordon Herigstad's two volume work, Colt Thompson Submachine Gun Serial Numbers & Histories would be willing to look up a serial number and send the department a photo or copy of the entry.  This would be helpful since we are not sure it will be in these books and the history project's budget can't afford their $269.96 price tag, especially for a single entry. 
 
 
Thank you for the help, and for all the information this forum already shares!
 
Benjamin Melgard
History Project Coordinator
 
Vancouver Police Department
 
benjamin.melgard@cityofvancouver.us


Benjamin,

Email sent.

Thanks,
Ron
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