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#1 deerslayer

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 08:11 AM

I'd like to start a new project since these drums can be confusing. I'd like to collect good photos of each drum type, get key ID points and then put together a little photo web site. Since the printed media seems to have some errors and ommissions, this might be the best way to get something good.

So, if you please, I'll start at the beginning. I'd like a good front and back photo of a colt C drum and a good close up photo of the cover and body plate. The same for a first model numbered L drum.

A 640X480 size would be about right.

If you can take digitals of this, please email me the pics (or post them here). If you email me the pics, please mention it here so I don't get 20 of them.

Thanks for participating. If the project goes along, I'll ask for 2nd and 3rd models etc...
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Posted 23 June 2004 - 10:48 AM

I had a site started but got side tracked on it. The address is;
Thopmpson drums and clips
I'll take any input and add it to it.
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Posted 23 June 2004 - 12:43 PM

Mike, sounds good, be happy to help out on it with pictures of what I've got, and/or pictures that come in.
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Posted 23 June 2004 - 12:54 PM

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I had a site started but got side tracked on it.


Well Mike, how are you supposed to get anything done with your website when you are using your computer for target practice! ohmy.gif

DIE COMPUTER DIE!!! mad.gif

Sorry Mike; I couldn't resist!

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 05:55 PM

NORM, that is why the site says "under construction" I should change it to "under destruction". But alas, I have a new nifty fast computer now. So get me pictures and information and I'll post it for all to see.

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 06:51 PM

user posted image

Here are the C drums. Suggestions anyone?


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Posted 23 June 2004 - 07:59 PM

C drums are the easy ones! Looks good.
I am NO expert but I will help on the L drums.
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Posted 23 June 2004 - 09:16 PM

Lets get an agreement on the types of early prewar L drums and then get pictures from there.

Doug's book lists (prewar)

1921 (some retrostamped with 1928 instructions between the rivets)
1928 Colt
1928 Worchester
1928 Navy

Tracies book breaks that down a bit (in the early colt drums) to I think 4 models. The serial numbered one, retrostamped with 1928 instructions, the Colt NO (unnumbered) drum, and the forth without "NO" on the back.
Then the nearly identical worchester press drum and he lists four variations.

Does this sound daunting?


**Note, I've now have pictures of a 1921 serial numbered drum to add to the library (THANKS VERY MUCH). All donated photos will be anonymous.

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Posted 25 June 2004 - 05:00 PM

OK here is a crying shame a Colt C drum with obliterated ID plates.
Just a crime. What is the world could one have possibly wanted to do hide the serial #?
Guess this could be a thompson greed Al Capone special!!

Colt C drum
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