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#21 full auto 45

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 07:08 PM

Crap the bed there Murray, at those prices I'll send you a bag of my old 30's and you get me that kind of money and I can afford "another" Thompson. Or at least I'll have the money when these pop up as available here that I've been working deals on.
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Posted 10 June 2004 - 10:22 PM

This particular one never used a retainer clip. It used a cotter pin. It's 2" long, chrome plated, and comes in a plastic bag marked "Made in China, Taiwan, or Korea" tongue.gif No, I assure you, it's quite original. Yes, that was Sir Kenneth Clarke. Don't go, you'll miss the end of the interview. biggrin.gif laugh.gif
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Posted 10 June 2004 - 11:54 PM

Seriously though guys,
I down loaded the rear view photo, enhanced it and then enlarged it by 250% and what do you know, but you can see the slot for the retainer clip and an indent around the hub. Have another careful look and you will see for your selves. Note that the slot seems to been filled with oxide, possibly when it was refinished.

Retainer clips.
Mearle gave me some really nice retainers that he had at the SAR show and they were perfect. I dont know where he got them from. They were not expensive.

Mike and ODS9091,
You are forgetting something about the 30 round mags,
You cannot export parts of a machine gun, including magazines from the United States unless you have all the correct BATF licences and to get the licence you have to have a licence to import them back home.
How ever, still bring them to the show. I would like some for myself, if you are serious about selling a few. I do want some 20 round mags also for my British 10 mag Metal carry box, although, I cannot afford those prices I quoted earlier. sad.gif

I have been issued with the nessasary licences to export and import a few for my self on this next visit.
I will trade them for jars of Marmite! rolleyes.gif
Kind regards
(PS I jest not) rolleyes.gif
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Posted 11 June 2004 - 12:08 AM

The picture on the lower right seems to show a nickel rotor inside the feed lips.
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Posted 11 June 2004 - 04:40 AM

I am very sorry guys but I was being dead serious with my prior post.

If we are in any way going to improve the quality of this forum, please take on board seriously what I have previously posted.

Photos of 45cal bullets are not really realative in this thread.

I will not criticize those who have followed my last post, but. Please have a close look at what I have said.
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Posted 11 June 2004 - 07:11 AM

I to noticed the slot for the clip in the back. Maybe the buyer can buy some clips from Merle after he gets the drum.
Murray, I'll start looking for some decent priced 20's and try to have you some by the show in August. Z3, who in their right mind would buy old duds just because somebody wrote a letter on their computer to say it was a original? Unless the rounds came out of the death car of B&C, they are just junk rounds.
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Posted 11 June 2004 - 09:47 AM

As of this morning the seller has not responded to my additional questions about the drum. In all fairness, he may be busy and has not had a chance to answer e-mails (I can relate to that). But with only a couple of days left in his auction I would think he would want to answer questions promptly. I resent the e-mail again this morning.
In my second e-mail to him, I did call his attention to the fact that there is supposed to be a retaining clip on the drum, where it should be located, the evidence that the clip was there at one time, and the importance of the nickel rotor in an original Colt drum. I asked him to confirm that the rotor was a bright metal rather than a blued metal and gave him some instructions as to how to determine this without disassembling the drum. (As he appeared to think that he had to be an "expert" to remove the front cover) I did this in a polite and helpful type of manner.
Yes, one of the pictures appears to show some bright metal inside of the feed lips. I'm not sure that what I am seeing is the rotor. It would be a very simple matter for the seller to confirm whether the rotor is blued or bright.

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 11:28 AM

QUOTE (Murray @ Jun 11 2004, 04:40 AM)
I am very  sorry guys but I was being dead serious with my prior post.

If we are in any way going to improve the quality of this forum, please take on board seriously what I have previously posted.

Photos of 45cal bullets are not really realative in this thread.

I will not criticize those who have followed my last post, but. Please have a close look at what I have said.

I'm sorry I didn't mean to intrude or devalue your thread. I think my point with the bullets was that the two auctions were being touted as maybe tying in with Bonnie and Clyde. Although the drum auction only intimates that it "could" have been used by B&C, Capone, etc., and the bullet auction has some grandson "proving" that B&C owned them. That was the connection to the "original" post. I apologize that I did not see that you made it a serious thread about the history of Thompson magazines, so I have deleted my posts about the auction itself, so as to improve the quality of this forum. Apologies again...

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 06:26 PM

Well as expected, eBay pulled it at the last moments. I have emailed the guy so lets see if he gets back to me. Or any one else. I'll keep you all posted. Oh if you want a $9500 lead weight, there is a M1 on sturmgwhatever. Made in 1986 so you know it needs work. Bit high if you ask me. But my opinion is nill right? It's almost as much as what I'm willing to go on a pony gun. biggrin.gif
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Posted 12 June 2004 - 06:06 AM

Hey all this discussion on this particular gun may be a mute point now.
Our politically correct friendly cyber auctioneer evilbay has saved us from ourselves and vaporized the listing.
I feel so much safer now they have eliminated another source of those dangerous items, well maybe not.
I am more afraid we let them get enough influence to do that.
I myself refused to do any transaction on evilbay until very recently when some items I was interested in and had not found elsewhere became available. I still refuse to use paypal.
I always loved one post I read years ago from another firearm freedom lover stating that he felt evilbay was the world's biggest fencing operation.

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Posted 12 June 2004 - 03:03 PM

I asked for info about this - and requested to be contacted if evilbay did indeed cancel his auction.

Heard NOTHING.

Has anyone got any replys from this seller?

He is a jerk if he hasn't contacted at least one of the bidders about it, he only had a $100 reserve, and probably didn't have any idea what it would sell for. Now he lost his sale.... or did he?

Ebay sure sucks now.
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Posted 13 June 2004 - 08:25 PM

I asked this guy a question on the first day of his auction....he finally responded with this today 13 June.

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Dear Ebayer

In the past week you tendered a question about the Thompson Sub Machine Gun Magazine Type “L” that I (toysorretire) had listed on Ebay. As you may have guessed, Ebay stopped the auction. For your information, the highest bid with over 48 hours remaining in the auction was $1,680.00.

I am still interested in selling the magazine. I will be accepting offers between now and 8:00 PM Central Daylight Time on Wednesday June 16, 2004.

I have the right to reject all offers. If accepted, the person making the highest offer will be e-mailed approximately 9:00 PM Central Daylight Time on Wednesday June 16, 2004.

The winner must send a Cashier’s Check in the winning amount plus $12.00 shipping, handling and insurance. That check must be received, at my home, within 5 days of your notification as having made the highest offer.

You must be a resident of the United States and over 21 to make an offer on this drum.

If you have any questions, please email me.

Thank you for your interest.

Toysorretire

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BTW....he never did answer my question...just wants the $$$...I hope he ends up eating it.

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Posted 13 June 2004 - 09:27 PM

Got the same email just minutes ago myself. After my find today i wouldn't give more then $600 for it. But that's me also.
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Posted 14 June 2004 - 07:27 AM

Thanks for the info.

He is too greedy for me. I hope Mike's offer of $600 is all he gets!

If anyone gets a picture of what is inside this thing, I would like to see it. Probably won't be anyone from here.
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Posted 14 June 2004 - 01:00 PM

I sent him a 3rd request for photos of inside - no response. There is something we don't know - I would hold off offers until he responds to requests for information on the insides.
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