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#1 Bruce V 21/28

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 08:56 AM

I was only able to get out for a short time yesterday afternoon. To my great surprise, after watching endless news stories over the last couple of days, I wasn't attacked by any gun nuts carring Semi-Automatic Assault Style Weapons..........Hell, I didn't even see any gun nuts (or terrorist for that matter) carrying any around. ARE ALL OF YOU GUYS OK? I would sure appreciate any reports of such goings on because I have appointments to keep and I'm still concerned about going out again. I can't understand why the News Media isn't reporting all of the death and destruction that we all know MUST be going on.

Also, there is a gun show here in Montgomery this weekend and I would like some advise on how to identify (without doing any racial profileing of course) a terrorist. Should I assume he or she will be the person with armfulls of AK-47 and/or Uzi's? Oh God, now I'm really concerned, if I buy an AK-47 or Uzi will be considered a Terrorist or just a gun nut?
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Posted 14 September 2004 - 09:13 AM

Only part of my sky fell yesterday. I suspect that my pre-ban Galil suffered a pretty significant decline in value!
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Posted 14 September 2004 - 09:24 AM

I ,too, will be on the lookout for gun-crazed terrorist in Montgomery this weekend..that is if I am not busy cleaning up after Ivan comes to town Wed. night/Thursday ohmy.gif
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Posted 14 September 2004 - 09:34 AM

The sky didn't fall in Western New York either! laugh.gif However, happily, I did see on yesterday's local Eyewitness News (Channel 7), out of Buffalo, a 1921 or 1928 model Thompson fire a few bursts (using a 20 rd. mag). I have been trying to contact Eyewitness News and the Buffalo Police Department, Firearms Unit/ gun range. They were using the Thompson to demonstrate the difference between semi-auto fire and automatic fire. At least that reporter was doing his homework! tongue.gif I thought some of you guys might like to know about this. I'll let you know what I find out. blink.gif Who knows, maybe they have several early model Thompsons they would be willing to part with (if they were registered in 1968). smile.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 14 September 2004 - 10:32 AM

Talking with my fellow employees about purchasing an "assault rifle" I just told them I will most likely pick up a few from all the dead bodies lying around. Listening to the media, and their prediction of a sky rocketing crime wave, there will most likely be hundreds, if not thousands, all over for me to choose which one I want. I am just waiting on the crime dam to burst blink.gif . Then again, maybe everyone up here is still trying to clean up after all the major flooding and bracing for what Ivan may bring, instead of going out and shooting up the town like the media would like.

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 11:25 AM

The only sky falling around here is from Ivan...I just want to enjoy the sunset... wink.gif
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Posted 14 September 2004 - 12:11 PM

Believe it or not....

A local newscast today mentioned quickly that the AWB had expired and showed pictures of a Tech-9, an semi-auto AK-47 with a folding stock, an a Colt CAR-15.

What I couldn't beleive is that they actually said "these guns should not be confused with fully automatic machine guns which require a very extensive background check and can no longer be manufactured for the general public."

Maybe some journalist actually do look at the facts first, even though it seems to be rare. wink.gif

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 12:54 PM

It will be interesting to watch our beloved group of anti-gun politicians as the weeks go by and wholesale murder doesn't happen from all those nasty AK-47, AK-74, M-16, Minimi, M2HB, and other Mow-em-down weapons suddenly turn up for sale at - oh, let's say $100-$200 at all the gun shows.
Y'know, they're gonna' have a pretty hard time pushing another bill through after all this dies down. The've sure lost credability.
And Kerry! Man, what a two-faced liar. We all better insure he gets no higher public office than dogcatcher on Fire Island, NY. dry.gif
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Posted 14 September 2004 - 01:15 PM

Hey Poprivit cruelty to animals is against the law.
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Posted 14 September 2004 - 01:15 PM

the sky attempted to fall on Long Island, however, aren't we all lucky that I stacked my high capacity magazines so high to prevent it from crushing us all....looks like the expiration of the ban has already done some good...
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Posted 14 September 2004 - 03:09 PM

Well, the reporter got back to me and was quite surprised when I asked about the Tsmg's in the Buffalo Police Department. I told him I knew of some Thompson collectors from outside New York who might be interested in the guns. That was when he seemed to get a little ruffled. He said the local State Attorney told him it was illegal in the whole of the United States for civillians to own mg's or smg's!! blink.gif I then told him that New York, California and a few other states do not allow their residents to own full-auto weapons, but most states do, provided that you can pass a pretty stringent background check. I asked for someone to contact at the PD, but he said he thought one of the officers owned it. I was about to tell him that it was illegal for even a police officer to own such a weapon (as an individual) in NYS, but he was called away on some story. I am certain it is owned by the BPD, and maybe they have others, hopefully registered in 1968. smile.gif He said he would like to call back and I said, "fine, but don't use my name." I'm still waiting for the Buffalo PD, Firearms Unit to call back. All I got was voice mail. The recording said to leave a message, which I did. blink.gif cool.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 16 September 2004 - 09:21 AM

I just spoke with the officer in charge of the BPD armory/ range. smile.gif He told me that the Thompson I saw has been with the BPD since 1924 and that it is stamped "Navy." They only have this one Thompson. sad.gif It looked so new in the television story, I had to ask about its condition. He said it was in excellent condition, was registered in 1968, and they have had offers tendered for it before. They also have a BAR which is in excellent condition. biggrin.gif The Thompson has, until recently, been in the S.W.A.T. van. They are trying to update their arsenal, but would never consider parting with the Thompson. It is still officially part of their working arsenal and they have taken it out for demonstrations with school groups, etc. He said it was, "a museum piece," as far as condition and quality. cool.gif Out for now, Walter
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Posted 16 September 2004 - 10:56 AM

Walter, any idea of the SN? He is probably mistaken with the 1924 date. It should be a post 28
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Posted 16 September 2004 - 11:05 AM

Bug, I'll try to get the serial# and hopefully they can email me some pics. I'll see what else I can find out. What I mentioned in the above post is what they told me. I was hoping some of you guys would chime in with questions and ideas. smile.gif cool.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 20 September 2004 - 05:13 PM

Hi all! I just spoke with one of the two police officers in charge of the Buffalo Police Department's arsenal/ gun range. He was a very nice guy, so I told him about this site and gave him my email address, so he could send some pics of the Colt Thompson 1921/1928 Navy overstamp at the Buffalo P.D. biggrin.gif I won't give his name at this time, because I forgot to ask him for permission to use it. However, he told me that the serial number is 1,744 and that it has been property of the BPD since 1924. There were two other Thompsons in the BPD arsenal. Apparently, some guy named Tom Morris, in Ohio, purchased them. He could not tell me anything else about this gun (#1,744), but has graciously agreed to try to take some pics and to email them to me. I will then forward them to Nick so he can add them to my post, as I'm not sure about the FTP server's intricacies. I hope he will, or you guys may have to beg him to do so! blink.gif He also told me that there are three other Thompsons at the Federal Reserve in Buffalo. I guess I'll have to make some phone calls to the Federal Reserve and the FBI Field Office in Buffalo, to see what they have also. smile.gif cool.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 20 September 2004 - 08:36 PM

Sounds awesome Walter.

Our police Dept has a Colt 21, but it was never registered. They had 2 but some time over the years one dissapeared.

They plan on using it for a display piece. Over the past several years they have been taking it out for a walk once a year during qualifcatoins.

Keep us posted as to your findings, photos would be great if they come.
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