Posted 27 August 2003 - 03:01 AM
I am interested in opinions about the colour.
Please let me know.
May be it will look better when it dries.
Posted 27 August 2003 - 05:09 AM
What a treat to wake up to this morning, your image of the Thompson Wall. The paint is perfect. Oh, one more thing: you spelled color wrong
Posted 27 August 2003 - 06:36 AM
"Honey, I have an idea for the basement."
Posted 27 August 2003 - 07:35 AM
Are you coming to SAR this year? Had a good time talking to you last year, and as always you and Gordon are welcome if you end up in eastern US or WV. I was out doing my own version of the Thompson shoot last night. Had great time and shot up about 5 gallons of ammo (not drank, the guy who loads for me just puts it in 5 gallon pails).
Take care, color looks good
Posted 27 August 2003 - 12:03 PM
That's the nicest color I've ever seen!! !!.. and your Thompson Collection is nice too.
Question: Is that a original 100 round drum carrying case I see sitting on the ledge . If so, how did you come across it?, how much did you give for it? and would you want to sell it?
Posted 27 August 2003 - 12:22 PM
Posted 27 August 2003 - 01:10 PM
I agree, 1930s rust, the colour (and that is the way it is spelt down under) is a bit better. Does tend to high light the guns a little more.
Full auto, it is a basement stong room bunker designed to keep wives out!.
P51Mstg, Yes, I have booked and have paid for and have my plane tickets for the 14 hour flight Auckland to LAX. Gordon and I will be up there a day or two earlier and are looking forward to seeing you all again at the SAR show. Doug and Madalon may not go as Doug's eyes are not good.
TOMMY SMG It is an original 50 round drum carry bag WW2 vintage and like in the USA, they are rearer here than "rocking horse droppings" .
Even rearer is the six pocket mag pouch (the pale one) which is early WW2 Austrailian.
LIONHART Yes, I love lugers as well as Thompsons but only have a few,
well, fourty to be exact, including 4 Artillery Lugers...would you like to see them
Posted 27 August 2003 - 03:16 PM
P.S. Thanks for sharing.
Posted 27 August 2003 - 03:23 PM
Looked like a 100 round drum carrying case to me, my mistake , but if you here of one for sell, let me know, I'm looking for one.
SUPPER NICE COLLECTION.
As LIONHART said -- "Thanks for sharing".
(PS - Haven't seen ya on the board for a while LIONHART , good to-see-ya back. )
Posted 27 August 2003 - 04:29 PM
Posted 28 August 2003 - 02:40 AM
These are Navy, Artillery, Police, Krieghoff Luftwaffen, Comercial 1900"s
including two 1900 American Eagles, Brazilian, Swiss, Dutch Vickers and a Persian contract along with others.
Then the next lot are all Military 1908 to 1943, DWM , Eurfurt and Mauser.
Will that do for now guys?
Posted 28 August 2003 - 11:37 AM
Posted 28 August 2003 - 11:51 AM
You are too much, that is the best display of Lugers I've ever seen.
I'm affaid to ask what a collection like yours is worth on the open market!!!!! ....... You should start a museum.
You are the "Luger-Master" . How long did it take you to get this collect together?
Thanks for sharing such a nice collection.
PS - I still think your paint job looks "GREAT".
Posted 28 August 2003 - 07:16 PM
P.S. I seem to have no trouble using color alone, font size alone or bold alone in my posts. So, what is the secret to using them together? Thanks in advance, Rust, LIONHART, TOMMY SMG, anyone.
Posted 29 August 2003 - 05:10 PM
First high-light the sentence or word or words that you want do change, then while they are still high-lighted click on the bold, underline or font syle or size or color from above, one at a time, while the sentence or word or words are still high-lighted.
Try this now!!!!....
Then, if you what to make every word different in the sentence (as shown above), you must work on each word separately and repeat the steps listed above for that word.
Try this now !!!!
After this has been completed, hit "preview post" and see what it looks like.
Try this now!!!!
Now you need to add all your little faces that are listed on are left, but before they will work, you need to turn them on. See the faces down below, you must click one of these faces on first, then the ones on your left will work. Everytime you mark where you want your face to go with your pointer, click on a face from the left and it will be placed there.
Try this now !!!!
After you have done one or two words in the same sentence, you will notice the little box that is around the /B, /size, or /color, ect. may be touching the next word that you want to work on, move this word over one or two spaces so that when you high-light the next word to be worked on, the high-light doesn't touch anything else but that word.
Remember, if you accidently hit "Add Reply", screw-up a sentence or what to change something after is been launched on the board, you can always find that post, hit edit to fix it or delete it and start over, but you and the "BOARD GODS" are the only ones that can change your post. (Yes, they deleted one of mine - it was a stupid post anyway.)
Hope you can make heads or tails of this.
End of class, let's party!!!!!
Hope this helps you out?
PS - For got something - If you want to change color, size, faces, ect., you can back-space them out and add something new .
Posted 29 August 2003 - 06:29 PM
Posted 29 August 2003 - 07:39 PM
First, neat display. I like the Manneqqins, except they scare the hell out of me every time I walk into the gun room cause I forget that they are there so I dont use then any more.
Also, where is "over here"?
The Aussie siix pack mag pouch. I had never seen before, only in books.
There are next to no Thompson WW2 accessories here in New Zealand and only one New Zealand Army Marked Thompson 1928A1 which I once owned, but alas! no longer. Walter knows what happened to it and he can tell you if he wishes.
All the NZ ARMY Thompsons were dumped off the edge of the Continental shelf on the Way to Fiji some time after the Korean war. Most of the accessories when over the side with them. I have never seen NZ marked Thompson accessory here ever!
The display is made from "Peg board" covered with green "Hessian" and then
display hooks are poked through the hessian into the peg board holes and the guns are then place on them.
I can do some close up photos for you Guys if you wish
Your wish is my command!
Posted 30 August 2003 - 11:11 AM
I don't know what to say...
AMAZING! What a fantastic collection, and I'm so impressed by the "Taxonomy"
of your Lugers! Bravo Maestro! You have a museum in your very own home.