Preview Of My M1a1
Posted 20 June 2004 - 01:08 PM
I guess it might puzzle some why we continue to post pictures of new arrivals. Well, its kind of like this. All babies are bald, ugly, and look alike, but parents keep taking pictures of them and showing those off. Just call me Papa!
Posted 20 June 2004 - 01:29 PM
That gun looks great!
I would love to own an M1 (M1A1?) in that codition.
We love Thompson "baby" pictures here! After all, there are many Thompson "fathers-to-be" here on the board!
Speaking of fathers....
HAPPY FATHERS DAY EVERYONE!
Have you called "the old man" today?
Posted 20 June 2004 - 02:42 PM
That is a nice looking authentic M1 (nee M1A1).
Re the shiny finish. When I got a 28 parts kit from IMA, the wood was shiny looking. Per the information provided on this Forum by others, the shine, in the case of the 28 wood, and perhaps for your M1 also, was due to the linseed oil migrating to the surface and hardening with age. Not varnish as I had thought. A light wiping with lacquer thinner followed by a light re-oiling brought the 28 wood back to original appearance.
In any case, nice gun and happy shooting!
Posted 20 June 2004 - 03:27 PM
Posted 20 June 2004 - 07:13 PM
You win the prize! If you have any other information about the purchase, I would be most appreciative. The NFA world is small indeed.
Posted 20 June 2004 - 07:21 PM
Posted 20 June 2004 - 09:02 PM
I am in TN also maybe we can doa side-by-side comparison when you get it
Mine is amnesty registered WW2 bringback...it has no serial number on the lower and the exact same markings (minus the A1 crossed out)
Posted 20 June 2004 - 09:22 PM
Posted 20 June 2004 - 11:02 PM
Thanks for that correction. My brain was on leave at the time.
I let you know when I get it. It still will require a transfer to TN and then to me, so I've got a bit of a wait.
Posted 21 June 2004 - 07:49 AM
While i will never be able to have children (no license for tompsons in Canada, had to have been born at the time of the ice age for that)I'm always happy and thrilled for all who are acquiring a real tommy.
I'll go hug my replicas as it's all i can do(LAUGH ARTHUR LAUGH)! ,but i get extra happy when any of you share photos or videos of your children to be.
P.S. Sgt love your website great shots of the gun and info too.By the way those are great looking parents you have there.(especially your mom)i mean that in a sincere and respectful way.
Posted 21 June 2004 - 12:08 PM
Thanks, guys, for the compliments!! Mario, my Mom was a strong little lady, who embraced every bit of the American dream-- well, maybe everything except spending thousands for a hunk of metal. Go figure?! LOL
Posted 23 June 2004 - 12:55 AM
Posted 23 June 2004 - 01:14 AM
You have a spackle fetish, that's all there is to it! Hey, I had a thought. If you could make my SoftAir Thompson look like a real one, I'll bet we could sell it on Ebay for $700. All it would take is a little distress on that plastic wood and fill the letters in with white.
I think we've got way too much time on our hands.
Posted 23 June 2004 - 09:58 AM
|Meet my extended family, Monique & Bowser. They spend most of their time just sitting in the living room, where they occasionally entertain our local Jehovah Witnesses.|
Sgt, that was hilarious!
Posted 23 June 2004 - 10:23 AM
Posted 23 June 2004 - 11:04 AM
Anyone can demand respect, BUT those of us with Tommy Guns usually get it very quickly!
Posted 23 June 2004 - 04:08 PM
Be glad the University big mouth didn't find out about the snowstorm your Thompson caused at the indoor range... I promise I won't tell..
When are we going to the outdoor range BTW?
Posted 23 June 2004 - 08:27 PM
Interesting my MP5 was acquired from Ed. Nice guy.
Posted 23 June 2004 - 08:34 PM
Sten guy-- check your email.