Tsmg Drum Covers
Posted 09 September 2004 - 07:46 PM
Followup question, what are they worth? I'm being offered one for $275 in mint condition.
Posted 09 September 2004 - 08:19 PM
Posted 09 September 2004 - 08:33 PM
If you had a choice, which would you pick? My inclination is to go for the no-US pouch.
Posted 09 September 2004 - 08:36 PM
Just as a matter of personal opinion, I think I would take the one without tha U.S. markings if I had the choice. They seem to be more scarce than the U.S. marked ones.
Posted 10 September 2004 - 09:06 AM
The 'US' marked example is no more rare than the unmarked example. Samee same. The sell (OFF eBay) for about $100-125 in perfect condition. BUT the 'USMC' marked example of this item sell for about twice that.
The hard one to get is the no marking, no shoulder strap, pre-WWII example. I just sold one for $250 in 80% or so condition.
Notice I said 'sell for' not 'priced at'. Field gear collectors have not yet been infected with the 'Thompson Greed' bug..............yet!
Posted 10 September 2004 - 01:19 PM
Posted 10 September 2004 - 01:23 PM
But why? It is way cooler to have the drum on your belt, right in the small of the back is the best place.
Posted 13 September 2004 - 03:06 PM
Posted 13 September 2004 - 03:51 PM
Posted 13 September 2004 - 09:01 PM
|QUOTE (PATHFINDER @ Sep 10 2004, 09:06 AM)|
|BUT the 'USMC' marked example of this item sell for about twice that. |
Do you happen to have a picture of one that is actually USMC marked? I have never seen one and to be honest with you, I am skeptical that they are actually genuine. I haven't seen any reference books that show a WWII variety "L" drum pouch marked USMC. Please cite your source if you have documentation that Russell Manufacturing Company actually marked them USMC.