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#1 Sgt

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 08:57 AM

Hey guys--
I finally got some stuff together and put together my web site. It still loads a little slow in places. It is a pure shame that there is such a tradeoff in quality of the photos for loading speed. Hope you still enjoy.

http://home.comcast....avage/index.htm


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#2 deerslayer

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 09:42 AM

Very nice web site and of course a neat gun!!! The rear grip appears to have a lot of figure in the wood. Any ordnance or manufacturing marks on the top of the rear grip (where it fits the metal) or the butt stock?
Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 25 March 2004 - 10:40 AM

Sgt,

Congrats on a very nice gun and webpage! I particularly liked the pics from your father's military service. As well as a Savage M1928 I also have a Vickers, an Australian Lithgow from 1942 (live).

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 10:50 AM

Sgt. Outstanding! Very nice pics, and a beautiful Thompson (NICE WOOD!). I like the Pic of the Thompson on the chair. I can only guess who left that medical bag there!! I too, also enjoyed your tribute page. Very nice Sgt!
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Posted 25 March 2004 - 10:51 AM

Thanks guys for the comments. Yea, I enjoyed getting those pictures out of the closet and looking at them again. I often wonder about my dad's friends in the the photos and if they made it though the war.

Dan, I'll look at the grip tonight and see if there are markings. I don't recall seeing any, but maybe I overlooked it.
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Posted 25 March 2004 - 11:53 AM

Sgt,

Nice pictures and website. Glad you finally got your gun, it's a nice one!
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Posted 25 March 2004 - 12:49 PM

Nice web page. I really like the '28 with the Horizontal forearm better then with the Vertical, makes it look more "military". So where abouts in E.TN. do you live? I'm in Crossville and I've got family in Harriman. Feel free to shoot me an e-mail if ya' want to talk about your new "baby". I'm really thinking about doing something "Class III" even if it's just making my '27 into a SBR. Anyway, talk to ya' later. wink.gif
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Posted 25 March 2004 - 01:13 PM

Thompsons and atomic bombs....what more could you ask for! blink.gif

Nice gun Sgt!

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 01:39 PM

sarge nice site,keep the history [alive]................when we are gone...........thats all they will have..........memories and history......................Ron
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Posted 25 March 2004 - 02:00 PM

Nice Thompson, some of the storys are as neat as the guns, Liked the Vickers, would like one of those myself... only I want it LIVE.

Thanks for sharing,

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 03:59 PM

Damn good site, Sgt!
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Posted 25 March 2004 - 08:31 PM

Outstanding site.
Nice wood on the Thompson.

That lady is very pretty. You should not be calling her a dummy. biggrin.gif
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Posted 25 March 2004 - 11:31 PM

Jim--
You're right about that. She's still a little sensitive; she just came out of the closet. Incidentally, some of these days, I'd like to acquire an articulated mannequin. I need something that could make a good display for British gear, to set up with my Vickers.
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Posted 26 March 2004 - 01:20 AM

Nice gun!!!!!!!!

Good pictures too

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 04:27 AM

Wow, that is some unbelievable wood on that thing!

Very nice all around!
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Posted 26 March 2004 - 11:20 AM

Nice website. You did a bang up job on it. You ougt to try to add some short movies on it of you shooting you '28. Heck, I am in Western NC, probably 30 to 40 min from the Tenn. border. I still get tickled seeing the border sign stating the home state of Al Gore. They forgot to put on it that he did not carry Tenn in the last presidential election wink.gif .

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 07:33 PM

Just got back from the range. Sgt. let me shoot his thompson.. A lot of fun dumping a 50 rd. magazine. Thanks Sgt.
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Posted 26 March 2004 - 08:13 PM

Guys, again, thanks for all your great comments and helping me to celebrate this moment in my life. Yea, Sten Guy and I did some serious drum dumping. I know one thing, I'm totally hooked on the Thompson SMG. That is such a rush, I just can't describe it. Thanks a bunch, for your assistance, Sten! The first time on FA, I wasn't very good at keeping the muzzle down. I took some good whacks out of the range ceiling. It was snowing white stuff for a good minute afterwards. I hate screwing up like that.

We had some feeding problems, but we suspect it was caused by bad ammo. When we switched to Sten Guy's ammo, everything worked great.

Incidentally, after taking it apart for cleaning, I can now answer Dan's earlier question about rear grip markings. There is indeed a marking at the top of the rear grip. It is the capital letter "D" firmly engraved there.
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Posted 26 March 2004 - 11:52 PM

What a beautiful gun, Sgt...fantastic web page. Nice work........jw
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Posted 27 March 2004 - 12:35 AM

Sgt,
Congrats on that incredible Savage with a most outstanding history.
Of cousre a most excellent webpage!!!
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