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#1 philasteen

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Posted 16 August 2003 - 04:25 AM

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#2 First Sergeant

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Posted 16 August 2003 - 06:51 AM

Phil,

Where did you get a picture of my gun safe?

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#3 Bisley45

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Posted 16 August 2003 - 09:05 AM

If that's your gunsafe can I be adopted? wink.gif there must be at least 27 Thompsons in there.

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#4 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 16 August 2003 - 10:22 AM

This photo also appears on "The Unofficial Tommy Gun Page", which I guess is associated with NFATOYS. The website owner says that the collection is his friends. In that photo you can see the L drums on the top and several more M1's and Savages without their buttstocks. The guy said the picture depicted 15 years of collecting TSMG's. This photo may date back to 1999-00. Colt TSMG's were selling for a few grand back in 1980. Perhaps he could induce his pal to produce more detailed photos of some of his best examples.
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Posted 16 August 2003 - 11:59 AM

That's on Western Firearms' site. He has /had some very nice Thompsons and has been in the business for years. I have no doubt it is / was a photo of his inventory / collection. He has Thompsons for sale from time to time.
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#6 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 16 August 2003 - 12:22 PM

Waffen,
Right. His friend is obviously Nick Tilotta. Tilotta does not seem to dip into this collection when, on the rare occasion, he does advertise the few TSMG's for sale on his website. Maybe he is planning a museum, ala Curtis Earl Style, for his collection to be displayed upon his demise.

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Posted 16 August 2003 - 03:18 PM

BB,

Although the more astute members have convinced me that really isn't my gun safe, I will still adopt you provided you give up your first TSMG. After about 24 more adoptions I'll have that magic number of 27 and be as fortunate to have such a glorious collection. PK, the picture of my safe I sent you kinda pales in comparison now !!

still wishin' and dreamin'

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Posted 17 August 2003 - 07:57 PM

Those are Nicks guns, I bought a Thompson from him a few years back and I saw them up close and personal. I have a list of most of them, I dont think he would care if I shared it, if your interested. He handed the list out at a gun show a few years back.
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#9 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 17 August 2003 - 08:05 PM

Roq,
Please list them if you would. Does he provide the serial numbers?

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#10 Rog

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Posted 18 August 2003 - 11:53 AM

Yes, It has the serial #, Model, entity that it was originally delivered to and date of manufacture. I want to get an ok from him before I post it though.
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