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#1 Hawkeye_Joe

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 09:18 AM

Although she's no virgin, a few scratches and wear in several places ( can see where a horizontal forearm was on her, wear along the top cocking slot and where someone took the selectors off) , she's still a looker. My first Thompson!! A dream realized... Woo Hoo biggrin.gif Picked her up yesterday and brought her home from my dealer. I have yet to strip her down and check the internals but that will come in the next day or so. I'm still fighting a massive cough and can barely see to type this. She didn't take up nearly as much space in the bed as my old dog did..and she didn't snore like my ex-wife *LOL*

I also got to see and fondle my MP40 which had arrived....looked really good too..Man I'mma happy camper.. cough or no cough..
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Posted 07 October 2004 - 09:24 AM

CONGRATS
MAYBE THAT WILL HELP YOU START TO FEEL BETTER ANYWAY rolleyes.gif
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Posted 07 October 2004 - 09:43 AM

great news! An MP40 on the way as well!

It's always a good idea to "pending" on something at all times! biggrin.gif
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Posted 07 October 2004 - 10:29 AM

Hawkeye-J,

Congrats! wink.gif

The "slightly used" ones are the best. Your not afraid to shoot it; handle it; and the places that would be scratched, already are!

Enjoy it and the MP40; two great WW2 guns!

I can't wait to get my gun! biggrin.gif

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#5 philasteen

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 10:57 AM

I agree with Norm. The preexisting wear relieves that new gun anxiety and let's you really enjoy your purchase.
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Posted 07 October 2004 - 11:13 AM

As somebody once said, let Captain Kirk go where no man has gone before. Hopefully the prior owner(s) got it running good for you.

Rat-tat-tat!
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#7 Norm

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 11:18 AM

PICTURES PLEASE!!!

Well, after you get over that nasty cough, at least. ph34r.gif

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#8 Hawkeye_Joe

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 01:57 PM

Yeah .. I was looking for a shooter and not a safe queen. 2nd Amend: From info I got she has had a lil work done and runs like a raped ape.. laugh.gif

I'll be posting some pics as soon as I get some done. biggrin.gif
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#9 hawksnest

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 04:54 PM

Hawkeye: Congrats x2! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
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Posted 07 October 2004 - 06:46 PM

Now hawkeye, you know your gonna want to dress her up to take her out. And give her a lot of rubbing! enjoy the shooting and pride of onwnership!
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Posted 07 October 2004 - 06:54 PM

Way to go!
Another shooter in the group!!!

Feed it well and feed it often!! wink.gif

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 07:40 PM

hawkeye joe,i regret the day i sold my mp-38 back in 1980........however since i have a nice exc.cond ayf-43 code mp-40.{and i shoot it}

that fill's the void,and if you get franks book"Blitzkrieg"

that will make just about anybody a mp-40 lover!!

and also glad you got the Hur-lee...now you can shoot both with no ill feeling's of hurtin a rare "safe queen">wink!

glad to see a nice post...enjoy it all! take care,ron
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#13 stevedf

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Posted 14 October 2004 - 11:30 AM

VERY GOOD. I paid for mine in June (2 tranfers) and it will be here TOMORROW. My best bud is dieing with 5 cancers but my dealer is going out with my 1928 and also a sten, m-16s and maybe more and going to let him shoot all he has. thank God for small towns. Have Fun, I'll get mine out of jail about X-mas if I-m luckly. Steve
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