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#1 LIONHART

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Posted 14 April 2004 - 12:18 PM

Thought I'd share...I had sent my original to Doug Richardson a few years ago for the purpose of making reprints.

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Posted 14 April 2004 - 12:42 PM

Very nice Devlin, thanks for sharing!

Wish the price list still held laugh.gif

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Posted 14 April 2004 - 03:13 PM

...seeing this ad makes me wonder, again, if any of the original Colt mfg'rd guns were ever DELIVERED in the "$200.00" configuration, i.e., as described without sights, stock, etc., just as in the lower picture???? I have NEVER seen or heard of even a single original Colt gun being DELIVERED into actual commerce in the "plain" configuration??? I am NOT talking about AOC company demo guns, or samples, or examples of R&D guns, but an actual Colt serial number ordered and delivered in that configuration......can anybody substantiate an example???
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Posted 14 April 2004 - 05:59 PM

Very nice indeed. Where's the original now? Back in your hands? How about the copies? Did Doug make some of those?
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Posted 14 April 2004 - 06:06 PM

It would be a nice addition to my collection.
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Posted 14 April 2004 - 06:17 PM

Very nice,...interesting to see the `needs `that are listed for buying a 21,`Payroll`caught my eye...my 21 was originally purchased by the NY Daily News,presumeably to protect their payroll.I guess this advertisement was affective in this instance...thanks for posting this,out. wink.gif
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Posted 14 April 2004 - 08:53 PM

TactAdv,
The Thompson in the lower picture you refer to appears to be a Model 1919 Thompson. It has been documented that the New York Police Department (NYPD) received some of the Model 1919 Thompsons. It would be very interesting to learn the disposition of those Thompsons. I believe NYPD also received some of the early numbered Colt guns. The only Colt Thompson I have ever seen (picture) without sights that appeared original is Colt 1921 NO 45. I don't believe NO 45 was ever sold or transferred to Auto-Ordnance by Colt. It now resides at the Museum of Connecticut History.
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Posted 14 April 2004 - 09:41 PM

BEAUTIFUL!! How can I order a print of this for framing???
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Posted 15 April 2004 - 06:53 AM

Hey!

If you are making reprints - let us know how much and where to order!

Thanks!
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Posted 15 April 2004 - 07:19 AM

Wow, thanks Devlin! rolleyes.gif biggrin.gif I just added those pages to my computer. smile.gif cool.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 15 April 2004 - 11:12 AM

Thanks for all the input guys. Whenever I come across unusual Thompson Brochures and Paper Items I forward them to Doug Richardson. I did send him a 1922 Catalog (One of two known examples) but unfortunatly wasn't in the best of condition for making reprints. I'm not sure if Doug did produce the above Brochure in quanity. I'm unaware. For those who are interested in a copy I would advise contacting Doug. As many of you know he offers a pretty good selection of reprint Catalogs and Manuals. Thanks again. When time is available, I may post a few more unseen goodies! smile.gif
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Posted 15 April 2004 - 12:14 PM

I HAD A 1922 CATALOG,in mint cond.sold it to recon ord{jerry}so there is surely more then two out there.....since i have owned one and seen at least two over the year's.............we must up those number's.wink!! take care lionhart ron
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Posted 15 April 2004 - 12:36 PM

Ron, you could be correct. When I first obtained it, I had talked with many, and was informed there was only one other. Back in 1989 while going through a used bookstore, I came across a 1924 Auto-Ordnance Auto-Rifle Catalog. I phoned Tracie Hill and he told me that I had the only known example. It was thirty pages, and I later sold it to him. As far as I know, that Catalog still has not appeared in any publication. Made for some interesting reading.

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Posted 15 April 2004 - 02:39 PM

yep some nice stuff is still out there if you check his book the envelope and 1922 instruction manual came through me.........i had those reprinted and sold the original to another collector in wisc.

there are now alot of those out there,well at least 100...i also did the letter heads from auto-ord from a old original,sold them thru machinegun news in the late eighties early ninties.........

alot of the things i have contributed on the q.t................

since i did it for the fun of it...................never made any real money on the paper stuff anyhow...............glad you have some nice item's.............it was nice for the posting...........and i am sure some here enjoy it...........take care,ron
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