Colt Thompson # 1008 And #1009
Posted 18 March 2004 - 01:11 PM
My great uncle was in a shootout in Jan. 1927. He killed 3 people and then boarded himself up in a house for the final stand. These guns ( according to newspaper microfilm from the time) were used against him. I am just curious if anyone knows the where-abouts of these guns. Thank you for looking.
Posted 18 March 2004 - 02:27 PM
Posted 18 March 2004 - 04:24 PM
He evidently had a disagreement with 2 people on the sidewalk and pulled his pistol and killed them. He made it back to the house and had his wife and children to leave. Of course the law from several counties took seige on the house and he killed one of them. The newspaper said the law used dynamite , gas and machineguns to try to run him out. ( The machineguns came from Knoxville). He hadn't returned fire for a while and at daybreak they went into the house. He shot the end of a deputies nose off. The deputy shot uncle Wilson in the head. He lost an eye but lived. He pulled some time and eventually got out ..
That is the story in a nutshell. I am interested in finding those 2 guns. Who knows, maybe they're for sale , somewhere..
Posted 20 March 2004 - 06:27 AM
Here is a link to an ad with the Thompsons you are asking about that is from 1977. Law Enforcement Ordnance Company (LEO) was very active in Thompsons. Roger Cox owned LEO or maybe was partners with someone not sure which but I know he was the main buyer and seller. Look at the consecutive pair listings, your items sought are the 1st ones.
Hope that helps.
LEO ad from Blackriver Militaria web site
Posted 20 March 2004 - 07:33 AM
Posted 20 March 2004 - 08:10 AM
The other Annoy ads from Black River Militaria web site
Posted 20 March 2004 - 03:12 PM
Posted 20 March 2004 - 05:51 PM
I hope it never comes to this...