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#1 Anders

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 12:48 PM

Hello all,

Just got my firearms license for my second Thompson SMG.

Will pick up a very nice Auto-Ordnance M1A1 later this month.

Now I need to get a proper M3 sling for it....any leads?? If anyone here has a spare for sale please contact me at l1a1REMOVE@telia.com

I said second Thompson above..

Well here is a pic of my first Thompson. M1928A1, made by AO, Ex-British issue complete with Brit proofs and Brit sling set-up.

Best wishes from Sweden,
Anders

Ps. Yes, the Thompson is fully functional.

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#2 Sig

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 12:59 PM

Hello Anders
Welcome
I am sure someone here will have a lead for you on your sling.
Thought you would enjoy this picture of a manual, which I believe to be Swedish.
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#3 Anders

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 01:08 PM

QUOTE (Sig @ Jan 9 2005, 12:59 PM)
Hello Anders
Welcome
I am sure someone here will have a lead for you on your sling.
Thought you would enjoy this picture of a manual, which I believe to be Swedish.
michael

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Hi,

Yes that is Swedish. Mostlikely shipped togheter with the 500 or so Colt M1928 Overstamp (m/40 smg) we bought from the US in 1940. Those manuals were never issued. Instead they incorporated a Thompson section in the regular soldiers manuals. The 1941 issue of the Infantry manual was the first one I think.

Have been collecting firearms for a long time (mostly US & British WW2 guns plus FN FAL's) and have only recently been bitten by the TMSG bug :-)

Anders


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#4 Sig

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 01:17 PM

Anders
Thanks for the confirmation on the manual.
Oh and congrats on your latest addition to your Thompson collection.
It is addictive isn't it?
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#5 SecondAmend

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 02:21 PM

Welcome!

The addition is often referred to as "Thompsonitis". It is given a special name because no other machine gun seems to have as strong addiction.

Do you mind sharing the approximate cost of Thompson guns in Sweden and the process for obtaining permission to own them?

Thanks.

Edited by SecondAmend, 09 January 2005 - 02:23 PM.

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#6 Anders

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 02:43 PM

QUOTE (SecondAmend @ Jan 9 2005, 02:21 PM)
Welcome!

The addition is often referred to as "Thompsonitis". It is given a special name because no other machine gun seems to have as strong addiction.

Do you mind sharing the approximate cost of Thompson guns in Sweden and the process for obtaining permission to own them?

Thanks.

The M1928A1 was appr. $850 and I'll pay $570 for the M1A1. Both being sold by collector buddies.

SMG's and such are a bit tricky to get a license on but it can still be done if you are a qualified collector.

Best,
Anders

Ps. Pic of my future M1A1 below

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 04:26 PM

those prices will make a lot of people cry ohmy.gif , myself included!
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#8 Anders

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 04:36 PM

QUOTE (brian @ Jan 9 2005, 04:26 PM)
those prices will make a lot of people cry ohmy.gif , myself included!

True...

But your pay-checks are bigger than ours.....

I'm a lawyer by trade and I make about $57000 per year, about average for a guy with my education and age.

Anders
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