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#1 tvrc18

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Posted 25 October 2004 - 09:45 PM

Are the commemorative Thompsons just a display piece or could they be brought to the range and a few rounds run thru with out problems? Just wanted to ask, not that I would try it.
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#2 Bill in VA

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Posted 25 October 2004 - 10:06 PM

Yes, supposedly they are working semiauto rifles. Personally, I've never shot one of the commemorative semiauto rifles, but IMHO they likely run about as well as the other semiauto 1927A1 rifles. Should you?That depends. Some folks consider them collectible and want an unfired example. Personally, I don't see much collectibilty in them, but only because I have no desire for one. (There are folks who collect any and everything, so I reckon there's always a market for it though. However, mass-produced, commemorative/embellished firearms seem to be limited to kind of a narrow niche market.) Bottom line: it's yours. Shoot it if you like, but even if you don't shoot it, and do decide later to sell it, I'd be surprised if you get more than what they originally sold for from the Historical Society of ???.

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#3 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 25 October 2004 - 10:24 PM

You could only improve the look of these "Commemoratives" by shooting them. Since it is a semi version of a full auto, there isn't much relevance in the Historical Society's attempt to make these examples any more significant than the semi versions.
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