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#1 fred

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Posted 16 March 2004 - 03:52 PM

What do you experts think of this item?: rolleyes.gif

http://www.gunbroker...p?Item=16115789

Other than missing a latch, the case is quite nice and appears to beoriginal, at least from what I can see. Alll details match those in Tracie Hill's book and it looks too old to be a repro. If it were a repro, I figured that no one would leave their drum stored in it and leave marks.

I was surprised that no one else found it and bid on it since these cases seem to go high on evilBay. tongue.gif
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#2 Ron A

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Posted 16 March 2004 - 06:34 PM

Looks like you got a good deal. The case is an exact copy of the cases Fox makes. Yours shows age. At that price you cant go wrong. Any label on case?
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Posted 16 March 2004 - 07:16 PM

No label anywhere. All hardware does look old. Heck, the rod has some value since it is the longer one (I think)!
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Posted 16 March 2004 - 10:08 PM

Looks like you got a great deal. I have yet to see one sell on E-Bay for less than a grand.
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Posted 16 March 2004 - 10:59 PM

Very sweet. Who makes the best replica case again? And is the current best replica case as good as any replica case from the past?
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Posted 17 March 2004 - 07:12 AM

Greg Fox makes the best cases I've seen in a long time. He will be at Knob Creek in a couple weeks. He makes the FBI/Police style case and he also make the Indiana style flat case that is a rarity. His work from what I've seen and held is first class. As good if not better then the originals. Greg is on this board but off hand I cannot remember his email. If I can find it I'll post it. Or he may see this post and respond, if he's not busy getting ready to go north to Kentucky.
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Posted 17 March 2004 - 09:38 PM

That's a great price on a great looking original thompson case. Find you another matching latch and get someone probably at a shoe shop to install it for you. Make sure he knows what he's doing. I think you can still find this type on latch. I found one at an old music store. They went on musical instruments cases.

The long cleaning rod is hard to find. You never see them for sale. Probably worth $200 by itself.

Sometimes the labels are hard to find. Look around the edge of the rear top and bottom.

You made a great buy i have to cases and paid more than that

good luck
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