New Thompson Accessorie
Posted 26 October 2004 - 09:32 PM
NEW PRODUCT: COLT TYPE “FLAT” EJECTORS
For all my Thompson collector friends. I have just finished a new production run of the rare and disired, Colt type “Flat Ejector”. These are fine as quality will allow.
These new Ejectors are made from the same steel (1095), as per the originals and hardened to the same specs.
This limited run was made in the US of A and the quality controlled by me.
This quality piece is a must, if you are restoring a Colt, or a GI, or any other type of Thompson, including putting the final touches on a Richardson receiver. This flat ejector adds class to any Thompson.
These are for sale for $90.00, shipping and handling included.
Check or MO or PayPal to:
1632 W. 10th Street
San Pedro, California 90732
Posted 27 October 2004 - 11:06 AM
Sounds like a primo part.
Even though I have an M1 and thus am not a current customer for the ejector, thank you for your efforts in producing the new ones.
Posted 27 October 2004 - 11:49 AM
|These are for sale for $90.00, shipping and handling included.|
$5.00 from Sarco. These must be REAAAALLLLY nice parts.
Posted 27 October 2004 - 12:05 PM
|QUOTE (John Jr @ Oct 27 2004, 09:49 AM)|
$5.00 from Sarco. These must be REAAAALLLLY nice parts.
Are you sure Sarco parts are flat, and not riveted? In any case, I doubt Gordons have a big S stamped underenath.
Posted 27 October 2004 - 12:34 PM
|I doubt Gordons have a big S stamped underenath.|
I am sure they are blank (not marked). If I remember correctly the original colt parts are not marked either. I hope for the colt folks that there is some way to tell the difference. (I am not a buyer for stuff like this anyway and my original post was mostly out of shock at that price. To me thats just another good reason to buy GI, lots of parts at fair prices)
Posted 27 October 2004 - 04:18 PM
Posted 27 October 2004 - 06:23 PM
Posted 27 October 2004 - 06:39 PM
|Be sure to watch out for another purist warning and criticism about this part in the next Thompson Collectors News. Similar to the hit piece done a couple of issues ago on the repro spare parts boxes. ftc3906|
Why GH wouldn't scribe his own "GH" on the back of the ejector is another potential problem were previously none existed.
The "hit" piece in TCN about the unmarked spare parts box was done by Tracey Hill himself. At least the box did have identifiable differences compared to the original box, or so those who own them have declared. . If this is so, why would anyone wanting to purchase the box be upset over a mark if the box itself betrays it as a replica?
The ejector has less nuances for there to be an easy way to determine it's originality. The omission of a mark on this piece is really a glaring mis calculation. Considering how many Savage ejectors are in Colt TSMG's that will now sport the GH ones, we will fall back on the Caveat Emptor credo again.
Posted 27 October 2004 - 08:31 PM
Have a great day.
Posted 27 October 2004 - 08:44 PM
I think it is a devotiion to a hobby to pay over $20,000 for a 1921, but I have. Also what paper items are worth over $500. - only if you don't have them.
Another spare part to own if you have a 21.
Posted 27 October 2004 - 08:58 PM
Posted 27 October 2004 - 09:31 PM
Posted 27 October 2004 - 09:32 PM
Posted 27 October 2004 - 10:10 PM
Welcome to the Thompson SMG Message Board at MachineGunBooks.com. You will find most everyone nice to get along with - and very opinionated about something dealing with the TSMG. It is a great place to learn about the Thompson and share your interest with others around the world. We all know about your great book; the real smart board members own a copy (I could not resist ) Please join in a thread or two. I know everyone here would enjoy hearing what you have to say on any topic.
I think it is great you are reproducing the flat ejectors. This is something that has been needed for some time now. I finally found a brand new flat Savage ejector a few weeks ago for $70 plus shipping and thought it was a great deal. I would have certainly bought one of yours if it had been on the market then. Again, welcome to the board and please don't be a stranger.
Posted 27 October 2004 - 11:52 PM
Posted 28 October 2004 - 01:20 AM
Without them, there would be tens of thousands of Corvettes that looked like shit becuse they would be missing parts, honked up parts, or have incorrect looking parts on them.
Who really cares? I don't. Though I suppose if one owned an authentic, never been driven, 1967 427 tripower, it would dilute his investment and standing in the NCRS if any old schmuck could make his 200K mile machine look brand new by the addition of reproduction parts.
Why should Colt TSMGs be consigned the same fate with riveted ejectors, or one that say * made by Gordon* under the flap?
Posted 28 October 2004 - 09:09 AM
As someone quite familiar with the manufacturing process I feel somewhat qualified to say that if he has made these just as the originals were, $90 is a bargain. There is more scrap removed than there is part left on that one, add thread timing and polishing, etc- it adds up quickly.
Posted 28 October 2004 - 09:27 AM
Folks will say, "Cavaet emptor", when a reproduction is of poor quality and can be spotted from a distance. If the reproduction is truely excellent, indignation sets in. Anything incorrectly marked, or marked "fake" or "reproduction" or "made in 2004" won't sell. It's a fact. (I'm talking about visible marks here, not discreetly done markings like PK's tasteful Diamond "K" logo that are not visible with the piece assembled. I wish that the one that I asked him to apply to the exterior of my WH M1 were larger!)
I see US WWII re-enactors running around in the most glorious khaki field gear, all of it reproduction. I'd be indignant, too, if the value of my overpriced collection of originals (that I dared not even use) died overnight! All of the accessories associated with the Zf4 scope on my K43 rifle are astounding reproductions from Eastern Europe. Just a few weeks ago, a beautifully wrapped package from the Czech Republic arrived on my doorstep. Inside was a perfect Zf4 scope box made with wonderful attention to detail. As a buyer for this stuff, I know that I'm the guy responsible for its proliferation. Losing sleep over it? No. . .
My deep respect goes to the guy who went out, took the risks, spent the time and money, and got this thing DONE. Long may he prosper from his own efforts. As a consumer, I get choices.
Posted 28 October 2004 - 10:06 AM
|I am a big fan of 100%, original, genuine reproductions.|
Without them, there would be tens of thousands of Corvettes that looked like shit because they would be missing parts, honked up parts, or have incorrect looking parts on them. AZ Doug
If it is a reproduction, it maybe authentic, but it can never be genuine.
Your second point about Corvettes"looking like shit" for lack of, or incorrect looking, parts is absurd. Any faithfully recreated part (for engine, interior, body, wheel, etc) that has a mark identifying it as a newly manufactured replacement part isn't going to alter the factory look one bit. In fact, the only person who could possibly be frustrated by a part that, although looked and functioned as the original, but had a date of manufacture, or builder's code, are the ones who want to defraud a buyer, or cheat a Bloomington Judge.
To say that anything with a tell tale mark on it to denote time of manufacture won't sell is also absurd.
If there are no other identical looking parts available without this subtle mark, then the buyer would either continue using a wrong looking part, or take advantage of the authentic part, even though it has a discrete mark on it.
To say that people wanting a flat ejector for their Colt TSMG's would not buy GH's if there was a "GH" mark on the inside face, even though his part is the only game in town, outside of the scare originals, is quite revealing.
Even PK says that GH might have indeed marked the part. So if it is marked, and he sells out of his limited production run, that would pretty much invalidate your theory.
GH has his ad on the Sturmgewehr Board with this additional bit of info:
"This limited run was made in the US of A, and the quality controlled by me.
No, these Ejectors are not marked. However, I know the difference."
I don't think GH being able to differentiate between the original and his copy is going to help the guy buying this part six months from now at a gun show. I suppose they could stop the transaction and FEDEX the part to GH for verification and then consummate the sale.
So it looks like we won't be able to challenge your theory after all.