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#1 Bruce V 21/28

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Posted 25 October 2004 - 12:31 PM

Helping a friend sell his collection. Two of the guns are in the NRA exhibit.
COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Gun #1
Colt Thompson 1921 AC SN#7582
Original Hardcase (FBI Style)Acquired as a not destroyed original Hardcase from the FBI L Drum Magazine (Colt) 4 - XX Colt Patten Date Magazines Colt Nickel Oilier Reproduction Cleaning Rod Hamilton County, Illinois Sheriff's Dept Shoulder Patch FBI Patch for the Hard Case History of gun supplied

Gun #2
Colt Thompson 1921 AC SN#147
Original Hardcase (FBI style)
L Drum (Colt)*
4 - XX Colt Patten Date Magazines
Colt Nickel Oilier
1 Colt "L" drum serial # matches gun serial #147*
1936 Original TSMG Handbook Signed by Lt.Roth Cleveland P/D
3 - Cleveland Badges (1 Elliot Ness connection pending) Cleveland P/D shirt patches.
* There are two Colt L drums with this gun.

Gun #3
Colt Thompson 1921/28 Navy Overstamp SN#12086 Original Hardcase (Very Rare Police Style) 1 Colt L Drum Gray Parkerized* 4 - XX Colt Patten Date Magazines Gray parkerized* Colt Nickel Oilier
Reproduction Cleaning Rod
Charleston SC Shoulder Patch Nashville, TN Shoulder Patch *Parkerized by RAMO a company that made M2 Browning Machineguns in the Nashville area for a time.

Gun #4
Savage made Thompson 1928 A1 SN#S340079
Reproduction Hardcase (FBI Style) by Terry Williams
L Drum WWII era Bridgeport*
4 - WWII era Bridgeport XX Magazines
WWII era Wrinkled Black Paint Oilier
Reproduction Cleaning Rod
Atlanta, GA. Federal Reserve Bank Patch

Call L.J. Warren @ 706-225-4298 Tell him you got his information from Bruce on the Thompson Board. His guns have not been advertised as of yet.



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#2 21 smoker

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Posted 25 October 2004 - 03:37 PM

WOW, Bruce...that is a staggering collection!....come on lotto....good luck with this,I would hate to see it separated,I have played with 3 digit Colts before and they are truly unique... wink.gif
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#3 Bruce V 21/28

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Posted 25 October 2004 - 03:48 PM

Yes, it is a great collection; I forgot to mention Jim also has a lot of Thompson "paper", posters etc and other related Thompson stuff.
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#4 philasteen

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Posted 25 October 2004 - 03:57 PM

Bruce

I spoke with your friend LJ today regarding the collection and will be checking out 2 of them in person. They sound like primo pieces to me.
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#5 Bruce V 21/28

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Posted 25 October 2004 - 04:18 PM

Look at your NRA Thompson Catalog Two of these guns are in the exhibit. Gun number 147 with matching #147 drum is on page 7 and page 8 for the Navy.
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Posted 25 October 2004 - 06:54 PM

Not too many 3 digits around much less offered for sale.
This one has a L drum with matching #, not that they ever shipped that way but more interesting for a collector for sure.

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Posted 25 October 2004 - 07:07 PM

I saw all of these at the TCA show and shoot in Ohio last year. They are all extreamly nice pieces. LJ is also a first rate guy. FIW.
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Posted 25 October 2004 - 07:09 PM

Anybody know the price ranges?
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Posted 25 October 2004 - 07:31 PM

Don't know what he is asking but you could not find a nicer guy to talk to.
Just call him.

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#10 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 25 October 2004 - 07:59 PM

It's great that Mr. Warren is allowing these TSMG's back onto the market so others can have an opportunity to own them. Since these weapons are in the catalog and their conditions are fairly well represented in the photos, it will be interesting to see what prices are being asked for each example. Has anyone contacted him and found out the prices?
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#11 Bruce V 21/28

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Posted 25 October 2004 - 08:33 PM

At first, prices were not posted as to not discourage anyone. Prices are as follows:
Package with Colt 1921 Gun #0147 $42,000.00
Package with Colt 21/28 Navy gun # 1286 $35,500.00
Package with Colt 1921 Gun #7582 $35,000.00
Package with Savage 1928A1 Gun # S340079 $21,000.00

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Posted 25 October 2004 - 10:32 PM

Why is Jim selling off his collection? Is there something I missed? He didn't say anything about this at the TCA show.
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Posted 26 October 2004 - 01:06 AM

Full Auto, I wondered that too. There is always a turning point whenever someone parts with such prized items. I also enjoy knowing that these treasures still are available for someone with enough money. Wished this was me! I'd love to see pictures, if anyone comes up with any.
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Posted 26 October 2004 - 03:20 AM

Mike
LJ was quietly on the market at the show. I believe some people had already expressed interest in a few guns. Expressing an interest and buying are two different matters though. I know of one member who had an interest in #147 back then.
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#15 Bruce V 21/28

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 08:46 AM

You can email me for a few pictures of Jim's guns. brucev21@charter.net
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