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#1 deerslayer

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 08:08 PM

Tom is gonna tell the story on these, but I'm starting it off since I can post the picture.

We have two sets of wood in the 1921 standard shape, Iowa black walnut, crotch grain. Birchwood casey true oil finish. No stain of any type. Buttplates I acquired. Damon provided the stock slide assemblies. Tom will have to tell the rest. He was ducking hurricanes during the process.
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Posted 08 November 2004 - 08:39 PM

Thanks Dan!...The top gun is WH 28 that Paul Krogh reworked,added 21 style controls and a Lyman rear sight,tightened upper to lower fit,reramped the blish lock slots,refinished entirely,and...oh ya...made it work!
The bottom gun is Colt 21ac,the `New York Daily News` thompson,with PK`s 21 internals,Damon`s slide that really tightens up the old girl....and in case you haven`t noticed,both have received Dan Block`s finest American homegrown wood!
I can`t thank all of you enough that helped with this project,the function of both of these Thompsons is as good as they look,I`m one proud papa.
We, in the NFA community are very fortunate to have such Craftsmen to rely on.
Thanks again guys!... wink.gif wink.gif wink.gif
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#3 The1930sRust

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 08:45 PM

Wondermous collection, Tom! Dan the wood is unrivaled to be sure but, uhmm, you should be ashamed of the picnic table!
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Posted 08 November 2004 - 08:48 PM

Chris,...the picnic table is mine...I was going for that rustic look... wink.gif
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Posted 08 November 2004 - 09:21 PM

Once again........."freakin' beautiful!" That wood is museum grade looks. Very very nice.



I did notice the factory white lettering. tongue.gif
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Posted 09 November 2004 - 12:01 AM

Wow,
Those are sure purty!
Man, 21, you have one of the Daily News Thompsons!
I've allways wondered why they had them. Anyone know?
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Posted 09 November 2004 - 04:26 AM

Very impressive. Congrats.
I used a similar woodset from Dan on my Richardson display gun.
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Posted 09 November 2004 - 08:12 AM

OK, what's the story behind the daily news thompson?
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Posted 09 November 2004 - 10:05 AM

Thanks guys for the nice words,.... I believe the story behind the N.Y. Daily News gun is that it was procured to guard their substantial payroll at the time...Nov.28 ,1921...Roaring 20s,prohibition,etc....I always thought it was kinda cool owning a Thompson that was owned by a liberal newspaper from New York city...sort of adds to the lore of the Thompson... wink.gif
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Posted 09 November 2004 - 09:15 PM

21 Smoker,
Daily News liberal??
Not quite... You are mistaking one of the New York Times 21's! smile.gif
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Posted 10 November 2004 - 11:33 AM

Zamm,.. Daily News, Times, Post,..`.New York.`.. its`gotta be liberal...right?.... wink.gif
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Posted 10 November 2004 - 09:33 PM

21 Smoker,
Ya gotta live here to understand the distinctions of our local papers: smile.gif
Post - Conservative
Daily News - moderate
Times - Liberal
Wallstreet Journal - Op-Ed page super conservative, bulk of the paper - moderate
Newsday - depends on the day
AM New York - who the hell knows, but it's free!! wink.gif

And thus it goes...
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