Sportsman's Guide Xx Boxs
Posted 24 September 2003 - 05:50 PM
i just received the two xx boxs i ordered from SG. these are imo good condition.
one is a seymour, the other an AO bridgeport. both appear to be in original conditon(having never been refinished) both blued.
the seymour has the side holes soldered in, if i'm correct that was for desert service by the british army?
somebody at some point in time scatched the number "19" lightly on both sides of the AO.
neither has ANY rust at ALL. both having 95% of their blueing, showing only what i would call "normal" wear.
as my '27 is in CO with PK, i don't know if they fit in the rifle, but i can see no reason why they would not.
i loaded both and unloaded by hand and they each need just a fine bit of tuning and even though i'm not a smith, i feel that i should be about to get them running smooth.
i'm very pleased with them.
Posted 24 September 2003 - 10:41 PM
Posted 25 September 2003 - 06:21 AM
Posted 25 September 2003 - 07:16 AM
Posted 25 September 2003 - 06:37 PM
|QUOTE (full auto 45 @ Sep 25 2003, 06:21 AM)|
|If PK has your gun now, have him change out the mag catch to a GI catch and you can use the FA mags. Otherwise you will have to "aaagh" modify the hole to work in a semi only gun.PK can do the change very easily.|
that's one of the items on the list. i left it up to him, either change to a GI mag release OR alter the original. he also has my other 3 XX's and the 3 XXX's i have.
Posted 25 September 2003 - 09:54 PM
Link to new "hump the gun owner law!"
Posted 26 September 2003 - 06:57 AM
Posted 26 September 2003 - 10:05 AM
He had 3-4 stores around Indy until a "incident" at one store that ended very tragic. Now he only has the one, but I hear he has a few in Florida.I haven't been able to confirm that but that is the rumors. Oh I almost forgot, he did a commercial about a month or two ago with him pimping a used car lot and he was playing guitar in a band that would make a dog run and hide!I think he gets his hair gel from "Evil Al".
I'll stick going to my little father/son shop where they wait for me to come in with more Thompson stories!
Posted 26 September 2003 - 04:17 PM
Posted 26 September 2003 - 10:19 PM
I'm curious about the "incident" that you mentioned, full auto 45. I wondered why all but 1 store folded.
Posted 27 September 2003 - 12:26 AM
Mike, (full auto 45) you may have to chime in on some of the details if I screw this up but:
I believe about 3-4 years ago at the Southside store there was something of a robery attempt or the impression thereof and a patron, or maybe the wouldbe burgler was killed by one of the employees. Bottom line, LOTS of bad press, etc. I think that neighborhood opinion forced him to close all but the Lafayette Rd. store. I do have to say that the guys are really nice there. I go there when I just gotta dump and don't want to drive very far or am trying to fix a mag problem, etc. I usually let one of 'em run a stick through and it's really appreciated. I tend to look at the Don's thing as ... if ya got to pay for it, it's where you're gonna have to go.
Irony: The location of the North store where you where shooting ... IS NOW A CAR LOT !!!!
Posted 27 September 2003 - 07:14 AM
Any way, old Don,let's not forget him, out of quilt, or bad press, closed all but 1 store. After all, "I don't want to sell guns, I just want to make money!"
Posted 27 September 2003 - 08:57 AM
friend a few times. I never had any problem with them, and thought it was a nice store with
helpfull clerks. Don was always eating popcorn.
However, last spring I visited the only remaining store, and I got the impression that it was
catering to the "saturday night special" crowd. Cheap handguns abound. Most disturbing
was a conversation I heard between a clerk and a "customer", which went into how the
"customer" could not buy the gun he wanted but if he did some legal petitioning he could
get his domestic battery conviction removed from his record, then he could buy it. Sorry,
but that went against my grain.
Also, that store was involved in, or the victim of, a gun scam in which persons from Chicago
bought large numbers of cheap guns then sold them to the criminal/gang element in
Chicago. I can't remember, but I believe that the Feds were involved and Don's ended up
working with then in a sting operation.
In 1989 an off duty deputy, on security patrol, was killed in the office park adjacent to
the north store. Speculation was he stumbled upon persons unknown who were preparing
to rob Don's guns.
I also got a letter from the BATF concerning the new Indiana State police decision. From what
it says any purchase of any type of gun will now require a call to the FBI for a background
check. Having had to do this once at a gun show years ago, you can count on them delaying
the check as long as possible to discourage purchases. The state police are really screwing us.
But the guy used to use a Thompson in his old TV ads. (topic save attempt)
Those in the area would do themselves well, to visit the gun store in Cicero.
Posted 27 September 2003 - 11:46 AM
I should've bought that .22 PPSh-41 semi auto when I saw it there. How many times have we said something like that?
Posted 27 September 2003 - 09:55 PM
I stopped in the North side store a couple of times and it was a nice place. The guy in Cicero is a better dealer and has a good variety of Class III stuff.This topic did get way the hell away from some xxx box mags from sportsmans guide.
Oh,to throw this back on topic,I bought 24 xxx mags today still in the wrappers from a guy in Louisville, paid under $20 for each. Plus I got all his other Thompson goodies. He still had 3 parked xxx mags left, and a new barrel and a couple bolts.
Posted 28 September 2003 - 09:29 AM
No one appeared to have XXX's.