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Poll: How many Sportsman's Club breech oilers did you buy? (41 member(s) have cast votes)

How many Sportsman's Club breech oilers did you buy?

  1. One (6 votes [31.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.58%

  2. Two (6 votes [31.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.58%

  3. Three (2 votes [10.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  4. Four (1 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  5. Five (2 votes [10.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  6. Six or more (1 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  7. Ten (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Eleven or more (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. I'm greedy! (1 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

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#1 The1930sRust

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 05:34 PM

Just for fun. I seem to recall that they (Sportsman's Club) offered bolts and they dried up as fast. Come on, be honest!
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#2 John Jr

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 10:28 PM

I bought one and I will prove it!!!


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3.  New Thompson SMG Felt Oiler
    Product: WX2-85778
    Expected availability: August 31, 2004.
    Quantity: 1, Unit Price: $8.07, Total Price: $8.07
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Dear Guide Customer,

Thank you for your recent order at The Guide.  The following items are on back-order until the date shown:

- Expected 10/05/04: ORIGINAL THOMPSON FELT OILER

We sold out of this item much sooner than expected.  As always, your charge card will not be billed until your backordered item ships.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Our Web site is automatically updated several times each day.  We try to keep only available merchandise listed on our Web site.  Therefore, if an item is on back-order or sold out it should not show up as being available to order, except on rare occasions.  We really do value your business and we understand your frustration.

If you would like to verify availability on a particular item, call our Order Desk (1-800-882-2962) or our Customer Service Department (1-800-888-5222) to help you.

Thank you for shopping The Guide.

With Our Compliments:
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Issued: 07/26/04                     Coupon No.: 2204451
Presented to: JOHN L TITSWORTH
For the Amount of:                        *****$5.00****
Reference No.:   24276297            Good Thru: 07/26/05

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Told ya
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#3 OldFalGuy

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 01:19 AM

Got a better question- how many were told they are on back order, both of mine were.

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#4 Hawkeye_Joe

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 05:57 AM

Mine was backordered dry.gif that's why I posted they were gone.....
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#5 gijive

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 06:10 AM

I'm kind of amazed that any members would be surprised that they sold out quickly. When you find something you've been looking for at a reasonable price, buy it, keep your mouth shut and enjoy your good fortune. Maybe tell a friend that's looking for one, but announcing on a chat list every obsolete Thompson part that becomes available is exactly what keeps driving the price up and feeds the "Thompson Greed." smile.gif

By the way, for the record I didn'y buy any. There was no place on the poll to record zero.
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#6 SecondAmend

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 06:19 AM

None - M1A1 has no use for such a device.
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 08:48 AM

gijive: I thought everyone on this chat site shared a common interest with me and were therefore my friends. rolleyes.gif Never intended to drive up the price or feed Thompson greed. In fact, I thought I could save members some $$$$$ and allow them to buy at a lower price. sad.gif
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#8 Lancer

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 08:50 AM

QUOTE (OldFalGuy @ Jul 27 2004, 02:19 AM)
Got a better question- how many were told they are on back order, both of mine were.

M

Actually, it appears the real question is: Who's order WAS NOT backordered?
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 10:46 AM

My order was initially listed as back ordered,but got another e-mail last night that it had been shipped with a UPS tracking number given.The oiler is no longer on the website,however.Maybe they miscounted the inventory,and a few more of us will get lucky.
IMHO- this is a special interest board,and I believe in sharing tips and info like this.Hopefully no one here ordered a 100 of them to try to make a killing.
BTW-I ordered two.

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 11:41 AM

Sarco has them listed in their Shotgun News PDF on their website for $34.95 dry.gif 20th July, 2004 124-128.
Thompson new
1928 Felt Oilers
Perfect repros– Just in the door.
Been waiting for these for years.
Only $34.95 3 for $89.50

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#11 gijive

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 12:42 PM

Larry,

I know that was your intention and I regret my choice of words in the previous post. I was only trying to make a point that when reasonbly priced stuff becomes available, the entrepreneurs come out of the wood work and buy it all for resale at an inflated price. Nothing wrong with making a profit, but obviously someone bought quite a few of them, more than one could possibly use in a lifetime, for later resale. It's unfortunate that the people that really could use a couple can't get them now at a good price.

Sorry for any misunderstanding, of course one should be able to share good deals with other Thompson aficionados. I didn't intend to come on so strongly.
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#12 The1930sRust

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 06:15 PM

QUOTE (ThompsonCrazy @ Jul 27 2004, 11:41 AM)
Sarco
Thompson new
1928 Felt Oilers
Perfect repros– Just in the door.

So then someone is making reproduction oilers? Are the Sportsman's Guide repros?
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 06:27 PM

Chris,
The SG ad said they were originals.Did the oilers have any markings on them?
Harry

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#14 The1930sRust

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 07:55 PM

Brents copy of the SG ad indicates they (SG) are repros. As far as I know, the oilers (Original) were unmarked.

QUOTE (ThompsonCrazy @ Jul 27 2004, 11:41 AM)
Sarco
Thompson new
1928 Felt Oilers
Perfect repros– Just in the door.

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#15 hawksnest

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 08:33 PM

The1930sRust: The 2004 Fall Shooter's Catalog I received from Sportsmansguide lists the Thompson Oiler on page 107 as "brand new, never issued" and has a white star in a green circle with "U. S. Gov't Issue" written in the star. If you look the oiler up by item number (HX4A-85778) on the sportsmansguide website (That is the only way you will find it now as you can no longer find it by typing in "Thompson") it says it is "original issue" and "condition- brand new, never issued".
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#16 The1930sRust

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 08:46 PM

Yes, they even look unoiled. I was wondering if Sarco was selling reproduction oilers, and who might be making them. Seems I recall a post that someone was thinking of making them...
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#17 philasteen

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 08:54 PM

SG now lists them as sold out.
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 08:55 PM

Everything I saw said they were original but I don't think it matters now as I doubt I will get it. I mean how can a orignal parts not currently produced (as opposed to "reproduced" be "ordered to fill a back order????????? Unless SG has a source for these that isn't itself out of the item we may just be tattoo'ed. sad.gif
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 09:07 PM

OldFalGuy: Don't give up just yet. I remember last year when sportmansguide had unissued 1928 bolts for sale at around $45.00 each and sold out and then about two months later had a second batch of 28 bolts and I got lucky. The bolts were marked "S" and some had the "S" and a "P" if I remember the old posts.
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 09:45 PM

I have not had good luck with Sportsmens' Guide. To make a long story short, I think they engage in false advertising, at least when it comes to used gun parts.
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