1919 Thompson Sighted
Posted 22 December 2004 - 11:32 AM
This 1919 and collection is owned by Reed Knight.
My understanding this is the only "known" 1919 out of one other collection which has all the other "known" 1919's.
What is even better is checking out all the other guns, even a hardened TSMG fan will enjoy drooling over the rest of the pics in the same link.
Posted 22 December 2004 - 01:20 PM
Posted 22 December 2004 - 02:04 PM
Is that another Model of 1919 Thompson at the top right on slide 3?
Posted 22 December 2004 - 02:57 PM
My those are some keen eyes. I did not see that photo.
I am going to pull out my books and see if I can find a 1919 with a front sight.
At this point I believe you are correct.
Posted 22 December 2004 - 07:55 PM
Posted 22 December 2004 - 08:33 PM
Posted 22 December 2004 - 09:00 PM
Remember if you own a Colt, its just an example of the original.
Posted 23 December 2004 - 01:08 AM
Posted 23 December 2004 - 09:51 AM
I do not think that other gun is a 1919. There looks to be a rear stock rail on it...?? and I thought all 6 were accounted for (1 here, four in Ohio, the other destroyed????)
Posted 23 December 2004 - 02:59 PM
The only five known examples of 1919's in private hands are the four in Ohio (s/n 7, 11, 17 and NO.) and one in Florida (s/n 26?). S/N 1, 2, 3, 8 and 9 (though I am not certain about 9) are in the West Point Military Museum. S/N 6 is in the Rock Island Museum.
I was privileged to work the Orlando NRA show for TCA where all of the private ones were displayed together for the first time. They are truly a sight to behold. The history of the engineering changes as the models proceeded is particularly fascinating.
Posted 23 December 2004 - 05:09 PM
Anybody know the history of this collection, as in, who's Reed Knight, and where did he get all these lovely toys.
Posted 23 December 2004 - 06:25 PM
On the Subguns NFA discussion forum there is a current thread about this collection and Mr. Knight. See, especially the posting by Dan Shea.