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#1 Zamm

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 10:16 AM

With all the drum talk, it was funny to be going through
some old papers and coming up with a mailing from
Auto Ord in West Hurley.
Thought evenyone would get a kick out of the prices.
I place it very early 90's.
I distinctly remember thinking I would save some money up and get both!
Time ticked away, and here we are... If we could only go back!
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Posted 19 January 2005 - 10:23 AM

Here's a little fun photo that was in thier catalog
from the same mailing. If I'm not mistaken, they sure look
like Semi SBR's, although I don't recall them ever offering
that configuration.
Perhaps a bit of actual "cut and paste" in the darkroom ( this pre-dates Photoshop),
or an actual hybrid for in house fun?
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#3 Zamm

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 10:28 AM

Just found the Envelope ( God I'm a pack Rat! ) for the above mailings;
November 1st, 1991.
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Posted 19 January 2005 - 11:27 AM

Ha! I have those too. I never paid $140.00 in those days for "L" Drums. I think the most I spent on a new WH Drum was around $110.00, and around $275.00 for the "C" Drums when they were introduced..Nice matching Colt "L" Drums were less than $500.00..
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Posted 19 January 2005 - 07:04 PM

Zamm,

Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

When I first became interested in Thompson's (semis) it was owned by Ira Trast, they sold at a suggested list of a little over 400. Look at them today.

But then too look at the oldies, and where their prices went!

I paid 860 in 2003 for my Kahr, before smithing fees. Still below list though, my local dealer is fair when it comes to new guns. To bad he's not a class III dealer.

I do enjoy the gun though, very much. LOL, its more accurate than my .17 HMR!

I'm quite a pack rat as well, I found some large S&W shop posters from when I held an FFL.
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Posted 19 January 2005 - 07:11 PM

I bought a NIB WH drum from Numrich in the late 70's or early 80's for $99.95. Of course it fit way too tight. Sent it to Merle 20 years later and he made it right. Runs fine now. Also bought a Bridgeport drum around the same time from Sarco for $89.95. It always runs perfectly. Man how times have changed!!!
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#7 Zamm

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 08:00 PM

Gary,
Yep, Ira Trast.. I paid $355. for my Westy back then... wink.gif
Oh well
Chopper 28,
Man, what deals! I remember going up to Sarco and buying some stuff for the semi. He had all kinds
of drums. Asked if I wanted a 50 round or 40 round. At the time I did not no anything about them,
so I asked which was cheaper. The rest my freinds, is history, like that 62 Chevy Impala convertable I sold in 73
for $150.00, and so on! sad.gif
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Posted 19 January 2005 - 08:53 PM

Yeah, I bought a WH L drum just before the ban for $250, turned down a C for $140 about 5 years before that. Oh well dry.gif
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