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#1 chitowngangster

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 08:46 PM

Hello,
I'm in Canada and there's no snowball's chance in hell for me ever acquiring one here.(Had to have a full auto license since 1977).
Now if ever i could visit someone say who has a tommy in the U.S. and has the right to own one.Would i be permitted and able to say fire it in say the woods or a firing range accompanied by that said owner?

Just curious and hoping one of you will take pity on me and let me fire one off if i'm ever in the U.S.

Dan?Phil? Colt21a(Ron)?

PLEEAASE!!!!!!!!!!!!


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P.S. I'm planning to be in Itasca Illinois Sept.10,11,12, 2004

At the gangster convention any offers to let me shoot a 50rd drum?(I'll pay for the cartridges)!

My mom always told me if you do not ask you do not get.

Edited by chitowngangster, 08 April 2004 - 08:47 PM.

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#2 Hawkeye_Joe

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 08:55 PM

From what I have read, yes you can shoot one as long as you are in the company of the legal owner of the Thompson.
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Posted 08 April 2004 - 09:01 PM

QUOTE (Hawkeye_Joe @ Apr 8 2004, 08:55 PM)
From what I have read, yes you can shoot one as long as you are in the company of the legal owner of the Thompson.

Thank-you Hawkeye biggrin.gif i appreciate the answer.

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#4 JimFromFL

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 09:46 PM

Why not try to make the Thompson show this August. Not only will you get to view a variety of Thompsons but you may actually get to shoot a variety.
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Posted 08 April 2004 - 10:08 PM

If you are into Thompson's like I think you are into Thompson's, then you should and must visit us at the TCA meeting at the NRA museum this August. I'll let you fire my 1928 WH and my WWII M1. Plus you can check out the others there including that old dreaded thing they call the pony gun, or Colt to some. If your ever in Indiana, say for that race that pops around every May called the Indianapolis 500, let me know and I can take you out shooting. We even let people from the Nort' come to the range. wink.gif
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Posted 08 April 2004 - 10:13 PM

Chitown: If you are ever coming to central Ohio (40 miles east of Columbus) drop me an e-mail and bring some ammo.
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Posted 08 April 2004 - 10:13 PM

Phil give me an example of what expensive is for a rental of a thompson?
Just curious.Will look very forward to your analysis of the two tommys MGC versus the real mcoy.
200 miles? man that ain't close but i think you're closer to my home.I'd have to consider one day visiting you if you permit it one day.You sound like an smart and interesting person especially on the subject of the thompson.I was totally blown away by that varmit version you made of the thompson.Unbelievable!!!

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 10:14 PM

QUOTE (chitowngangster @ Apr 8 2004, 08:46 PM)
Hello,
I'm in Canada and there's no snowball's chance in hell for me ever acquiring one here.(Had to have a full auto license since 1977).
Now if ever i could visit someone say who has a tommy in the U.S. and has the right to own one.Would i be permitted and able to say fire it in say the woods or a firing range accompanied by that said owner?

Just curious and hoping one of you will take pity on me and let me fire one off if i'm ever in the U.S.

Dan?Phil? Colt21a(Ron)?

PLEEAASE!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Mario

P.S. I'm planning to be in Itasca Illinois Sept.10,11,12, 2004

At the gangster convention any offers to let me shoot a 50rd drum?(I'll pay for the cartridges)!

My mom always told me if you do not ask you do not get.

mario i would if i could............however at the present,a few things have happened in the past few week's.and probably will sell off what i have left.

and that will be the end of it..............now its time for what life i have left to enjoy it with the wife i have left.........

anyhow good luck with the search.as always good health,and take care,ron
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Posted 08 April 2004 - 10:16 PM

QUOTE (hawksnest @ Apr 8 2004, 10:13 PM)
Chitown: If you are ever coming to central Ohio (40 miles east of Columbus) drop me an e-mail and bring some ammo.

Hawksnest is that a promise?Not right now but man if you can make that happen i'll gladly pay for the ammo.Of course we'd have to buy it there.

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 10:16 PM

Chitown: Didn't you think it was odd or just a coincidence that the information about the varmit Thompson was released on April 1?
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Posted 08 April 2004 - 10:19 PM

QUOTE (hawksnest @ Apr 8 2004, 10:16 PM)
Chitown: Didn't you think it was odd or just a coincidence that the information about the varmit Thompson was released on April 1?

Oh okay i got it! laugh.gif tongue.gif
Phil i really thought that was legit you have to admit the way the cartridges were made man that looked "f"in good.I'm sort of disappointed tho.Looked really revolutionary.Does that mean alot of info is not legit here?

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Posted 09 April 2004 - 07:54 AM

PhilOhio, were you at the creek with that Thompson with a scope on it? I saw a Thompson someone had rigged a scope onto, sitting up against a rack. Didn't see who had it I just happened to see it in among the others there.
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Posted 09 April 2004 - 12:46 PM

The scope was mounted in the lyman site. I wish I had waited for somebody to come by, I could have shot pictures of it. Looked like a small shotgun scope on it. The miniguns were calling and I had to get there!
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Posted 10 April 2004 - 11:57 AM

My WH 28 has an Aimpoint Comp ML2 (which uses only one scope ring) on 1/2 of a Doug R., Thompson scope base. The rivet holes were tapped to allow use of screws and two other holes where drilled and tapped to allow fitting the scope as low and as far forward as possable. I have a custom stock that is about 2 inches shorter and the comb is about 1 1/2 higher than factory. The setup is very fast and accurate to use. Kevin

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#15 Ron Mills

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Posted 10 April 2004 - 09:16 PM

Mario:

No 50-round drum shooting around Itasca! Or anywhere else in Illinois, for that matter. Better off going to Indiana or Ohio, where the other gents have suggested.

Where in Itasca is this convention, by the way?

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 08:02 PM

Chitowngangster...Take Hawksnest up on his offer...Trust me...you will never forget it! His guns run like raped apes. I was fortunate enough to take him up on his offer at the last TCA show and shoot and Erika and I had a great time together with him. Thanks Larry for your mercy! Mike (Full Auto 45) was kind enough to shoot the video on my home page with Hawksnest's 28. An excellent invitation with some very good company in my opinion. Would love to go on but have a screaming baby on my hands.

Best of luck,
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Posted 11 April 2004 - 09:00 PM

Hello Ron,
Holiday Inn Itasca Sept 10-12 more info can be seen at www.goldenageofgangsters.com
Check the vendor's listing to see who will be there.
Dang now i have to make a hard decision.Go to the gangster convention or shoot a tommy.
Thanks Damon for the advice.Say Hawksnest, is the offer still good for next year?
That's life isn't it everything happens all at once or nothing!!!!!!!!!!

I'm still happy to know that there are nice folks who will welcome me when i'm ready. biggrin.gif

(Hawksnest,Fullauto45,Phil etc...)

You guys are numero uno!
Sincerely,
Mario

Edited by chitowngangster, 11 April 2004 - 09:03 PM.

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 08:07 AM

Chitown: The offer will be good next year. If you really want to be blown away. plan on coming to the Thompson Collectors Association show and shoot in August 2005 (If it is held in central Ohio). You will need to be a TCA member and also preregistered. Bring your period clothing, equipment and a video camera and create a video to show your friends. I have a friend who is going to loan me pretty boy floyd's death mask for display purposes. It is the real deal and once belonged to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
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Posted 12 April 2004 - 09:13 AM

Hawksnest,
Thank-you very much! I totally appreciate your kindness and will make plans for 2005.

Mario(Chitown)
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Posted 12 April 2004 - 09:15 AM

Pretty boy's death mask? ohmy.gif that's far out!Seen Dillinger's mask adnauseum ,but never Pretty Boy's.


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