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#1 Hawkeye_Joe

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 01:55 AM

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 09:17 AM

I wonder if all those survived and are being cared for now?
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Posted 02 August 2004 - 09:46 AM

I'm sure Roger's guns are being well cared for. Did he list any other Thompsons in his ads? I have one of his, a Savage '28 that is PD marked. I'd love to know where it came from.

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 09:48 AM

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I would bet that since these were all transferables that most if not all survived. It may be possible one made it to a parts kit but rather doubt it since the papered receiver would be worth quite a bit. I checked Gordon't book and it seems that he has information on 3 of the PAST this date of 1974. They are out there safe somewhere. I have some research I have been working on with ads from the early 80's I can post this stuff eventually when I get it. It should be interesting to compare. I posted back in November last year one just like this. Prices ranged on that one from $3,000 to $4,250 in 1982?. I am guessing on the date as no date shown when it came with my copy of Roger's book when I bought it from him.

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 09:50 AM

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 10:00 AM

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 10:33 AM

I wonder if they marked those 21s and 28n like they were prone to do...I have a BAR that must of been in their inventory at some time and they scrolled their name on the receiver`Law Enforcement Ordnance Company` with an electric engraver...kinda cheesy I think...hope those Colts got better treatment... wink.gif
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Posted 02 August 2004 - 11:03 AM

Never saw a Cox Colt TSMG with "Law Enforcement Ordnance Company" etched anywhere on the firearm. Can't imagine why he would have defaced a BAR? Might have been done by some PD that had it marked for sale to Cox?
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Posted 02 August 2004 - 12:01 PM

I was ZERO in 1974!

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 12:43 PM

I was barely able to scrape up $500 for my 1961 Corvette, in 1974. I would have loved the TSMG, but those were out of my reach, and only being 17, i couldn't buy it anyway. By the time I was 23, and out of college, and making good money and could afford the gun, I was living in CA, and couldn't buy it there. I got screwed....smile.gif

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 01:30 PM

Predicting the future is a powerful thing grasshopper..1974..I just graduated with an A&P and a B.S. in Management, baby due,$500.00 59 Vette in storage for 2 years...and no job...the last thing on my mind was a toy that went bang.....1st wife is long gone(whew),aviation is a distant dream,kids are all gone,...but I still have the Vette..a great 2nd wife(whew)...and some toys that go BANG!....`Life`s been good to me so far`.... wink.gif
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Posted 02 August 2004 - 02:21 PM

I still have the Corvette, also. The guy I bought it from told me to never sell it, otherwise I would regret it the rest of my life.

it didn't look like this when I bought it, though. smile.gif

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 03:46 PM


Thats when I bought my 21 was in 74 ,that was the going prices than, I also paid $15.00 each for two bridgport L drums that I still have

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 04:52 PM

The BAR you have marked this way is a dealer sample. "Law Enforcement Ordnance Company" was simply the importer and therefore required to mark the guns. Roger only marked guns like this that were samples, or what we know refer to as pre-'86 samples.
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Posted 02 August 2004 - 07:23 PM

Emmagee,...10-4...after that post I talked to Bill Douglas and that`s exactly what he came up with too. Thanks for the input, wink.gif
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Posted 02 August 2004 - 07:43 PM

Funny thing about youth, most of us just didn't have money back then and if we did, it had to go either to family or career. Even at today's prices, I am in a better position to purchase my savages, than I would have been in the 70s. I had too many of life's priorities back then. Now, I don't have all those expensive youthful dreams-- well, except for maybe more Thompsons. Old cars are nice too.
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Posted 02 August 2004 - 09:46 PM

Boy, I'd love to have that Virginia State Police M1921. But then, I was only a Junior in High School.

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 11:22 PM


When I bought that 21, I had to get a loan from the bank for it, I told them I was adding on to my house,
thats what I needed the money for. What ever it takes to get it. Do it !!


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