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#1 TNKen

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 08:42 PM

http://www.subguns.c...query=retrieval
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Posted 16 June 2004 - 10:27 PM

This gun is sold I bet you anything. Call/Email and try to buy it.

Enough said.


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Posted 17 June 2004 - 07:03 AM

I emailed him as soon as I saw it come up, let's see what I get back. I asked for more details.
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Posted 17 June 2004 - 09:36 AM

It sold last night about 10:15 central time :-)
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Posted 17 June 2004 - 10:11 AM

It sold before Mike could offer the seller 3 grand less? Amazing!
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Posted 17 June 2004 - 10:36 AM

Darrin, with that grin, is it coming your way???

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#7 Darin Reiss

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 12:15 PM

TNKen,
Yes, I got it.
The gun is in GREAT shape, I just wish it didn't have the slots cut for the drum. Oh well, the price was right considering what I have seen several sell for lately.
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Posted 17 June 2004 - 12:19 PM

Darin: Congratulations! biggrin.gif Don't forget to ask the seller to send a copy of all prior paperwork he might have, especially anything that connects your Thompson to Stembridge. cool.gif
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Posted 17 June 2004 - 12:23 PM

Hawksnest,
Great idea, I hadn't thought of that. He said that Dan Shea had two of them that were identical and the other one went to Denny Fouche in N Kansas City. I will call him also and see what he remembers.
Thanks,
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Posted 17 June 2004 - 12:46 PM

Cool beans!!!!! If I didn't have committments on so much junk, I would have jumped. Saw it apparently about 10 minutes after it went up and put it out here for the snatching.

I would find out it's history with Stembridge before having it reworked.

Now, you guys find me a Savage M1A1 for the same money!!

Ken


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#11 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 12:47 PM

Darin,
Good for you! He who hesitates is lost.

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 01:21 PM

Darin,

Nice job!

I think you can get another lower for around $200 in decent shape! Save the orig one, and shoot it with the new one!

Enjoy!

By the way - we want pictures..... smile.gif
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Posted 17 June 2004 - 02:17 PM

I looked at that piece long and hard. Since I would have wanted to restore it, I was a little afraid by the amount of work it would take. I wonder what kinds of challenges are involved in repairing those slots. I know that maintaining the integrity of the receiver is critical whenever you have to do a lot of welding.

At any rate, I know that Darin will have lots of fun with it, so many congrats on snatching it up.
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Posted 17 June 2004 - 02:20 PM

Guys,
Thanks, this gun will be fun. Researching it may be the best part. ;-)
Thanks,
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Posted 17 June 2004 - 02:44 PM

Cool beans guy.... Another one for our team.... biggrin.gif
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Posted 17 June 2004 - 02:57 PM

Great! I'm glad someone on here got it. Enjoy that one, it should be a interesting one.
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Posted 17 June 2004 - 03:12 PM

Sgt. writes: ".....I wonder what kinds of challenges are involved in repairing those slots. I know that maintaining the integrity of the receiver is critical whenever you have to do a lot of welding."

Hence the usefulness of JB Weld, a Dremel tool, and a black permanent marker. Good as new.

Actually, the first 50 or so M1's were cut for drums. It must be true. I read it somewhere on the Internet wink.gif tongue.gif biggrin.gif (snicker)

If it works with a drum, great for the buyer. If it don't work, I'm sure it can be restored by some of the better smiths out there.
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Posted 17 June 2004 - 03:40 PM

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Hence the usefulness of JB Weld, a Dremel tool, and a black permanent marker. Good as new.


The thought of those items near a Thompson SMG makes my A$$ PUCKER! blink.gif

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#19 Darin Reiss

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 05:25 PM

Here is a pic of the new M1 Thompson.
Ain't she purdy???


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Thanks,
Darin
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Posted 17 June 2004 - 05:38 PM

Excellent!

Super finish.

Nicest looking wood I've ever seen on an M1/M1A1.

Remember, you never really own a Thompson. You just keep it for the next generation. (With apologies to the Patek Phillipe folks).
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