1936 Thompson Catolog
Posted 02 August 2004 - 11:46 AM
Posted 02 August 2004 - 12:05 PM
Saw one go for $350 on evilbay last October.
Posted 02 August 2004 - 12:31 PM
Posted 02 August 2004 - 01:56 PM
Posted 02 August 2004 - 03:55 PM
I am not in the market for this I thought you were by asking for the address.
In any case I have both originals and reprints and yes reprints prevail.
But IMHO that is NOT reason to buy a reprint and ignore this, some people do want originals and not reprints.
If someone wants an original and is willing to pay the price from a reputable retailer who SHOULD be backing the sale with an inspection privelage for your comfort. It is hard to tell from pics but the one shown has some aging shown I guess someone could fake that but not sure it would be worth it.
Anyway someone will buy it as there are not too many originals.
Posted 02 August 2004 - 05:08 PM
Didnt mean to upset you - sorry!
Posted 02 August 2004 - 05:56 PM
Rereading my post and the tone of it, I should say sorry.
I lit off on the comment "suggest you save your money", I should not have.
Posted 02 August 2004 - 09:20 PM
Posted 02 August 2004 - 10:15 PM
The one with the red bullseye has an address of - 56 Pine St. New York and mine like this also has "flat staples."
Someone with more experence could comment as if the round staples are correct for the one which is offered.
Posted 03 August 2004 - 04:19 AM
"Open the book to the middle....
What do the stapes look like?
If original, then the staples in the center of the book will be straight and problem have slight rust or residue from the paper and staples reacting.
If the staples are curved then its a good chance of being a repro. "
I don't have much time to look at my own but the comment about the staples with rust or residue is the 1st thing I look for.
1936 Originals should have the trigger on the lower gun touching the bulleye OR the tip of the compensator of the top gun just touching the ring of the bullseye. Reproductions have both guns positioned forward or to the right in relation to the bullseye.
The one with the red bullseye (Pine Street) should have an insert glued in on the 1st page from Federal Laboratories. Mine is there (separated from the glue) but obviously having been glued to it at one point in the past. Many of these could be missing that insert but the glue should still be there.
Hope that helps. If there is a real need to get the staple issue answered let me know and I will take a look at mine tonight.