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#1 Tman

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 02:36 PM

Guys,
Did anyone lose 2 crates of 1928A1 parts and a crate of XX mags? I was just at Intercontental Airport in Houston and noticed that these 3 crates looked lost so I opened them and lo and behold, 28 parts and XX mags. All NOS straight from Russia according to the crates.

How did these get here? It was my understanding that Lend-Lease Thompson parts and mags were verboten to be reimported. Did things change?

Pics to follow.

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#2 Walter63a

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 02:32 PM

Hardrede, I agree that they are currently illegal. sad.gif However, a more assinine law never existed. mad.gif Let them come home to the nation that made them and the people who want them. smile.gif Who knows, it might even bring the prices on all Thompson parts down a bit. biggrin.gif Cheers, Walter
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Posted 19 March 2005 - 02:52 PM

Greg!

You guys with the badges find all the cool stuff! laugh.gif

If it is legal, sure would do a bunch to explain the kits that keep showing up at IMA, OOW, Unique Canes etc. Should be a facinating explaination. ph34r.gif
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Posted 19 March 2005 - 03:22 PM

QUOTE (Walter63a @ Mar 19 2005, 02:32 PM)
Hardrede, I agree that they are currently illegal. sad.gif However, a more assinine law never existed. mad.gif Let them come home to the nation that made them and the people who want them. smile.gif Who knows, it might even bring the prices on all Thompson parts down a bit. biggrin.gif Cheers, Walter

Couldn't agree more...
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Posted 19 March 2005 - 07:33 PM

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Hardrede, I agree that they are currently illegal.  However, a more assinine law never existed.  Let them come home to the nation that made them and the people who want them.  Who knows, it might even bring the prices on all Thompson parts down a bit.  Cheers, Walter


Ditto that Lionhart!
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Posted 19 March 2005 - 09:11 PM

You can send the entire shipment to me though, should no one claim it.

But I would like a written statement that I can bypass the Federal Vacation. rolleyes.gif :
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Posted 20 March 2005 - 02:04 AM

colt21a - maybe instead of a board for semi 27's John could suggest a board for useless crap.. then those who want to post photos we have all seen for the last 20 years could be saved the time. It could also be a place for those with their first post who want to know how to make a 27 squirt.
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Posted 20 March 2005 - 07:51 AM

Maybe it's the guys from the UK sneaking them in and selling the parts at the guns shows. You keep the receivers and I'll drive down and take the rest. Or just send me a box and I'll put them away until the next amnesty period comes up.
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Posted 21 March 2005 - 09:31 AM

Good Morning gentleman, I am new to Thompsons and to this board. Its a pretty cool place. So from what I am reading, possessing a kit purchased from OOW is illegal?
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Posted 21 March 2005 - 10:49 AM

That's just it... WE don't know.. and neither does an agent of the regulatory agency who oversees these things.

These kits are coming in somehow and are being sold by reputable gunbrokers such as OOW, Omega Weapons, IMA and Unique Canes. I somehow don't think all these Govt. audited and licensed dealers would be blatantly selling "illegally" imported parts. They would have just too much to lose....
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Posted 21 March 2005 - 11:08 AM

OOW is a pretty responsibe company. I can't believe they would risk so much to make so little.
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Posted 21 March 2005 - 11:11 AM

I've herad that the importation of machinegun parts and mags is currently illegal (although "accessories" are OK??) and have heard many on these boards talk about why and list names of those they've talked to that corroborate this information.

HOWEVER, blink.gif

I have yet to see a name or number of legislation or executive order that specifically bans this stuff. It used to be legal to import, but now it isn't. dry.gif

So show me the laws?

Anyone?


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Posted 21 March 2005 - 12:02 PM


Well TMAN,

I would love to see the pictures, if have any, please post them and if you don't have any pictures, please ship them to ......(LOL)




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Posted 21 March 2005 - 01:12 PM

Bob Landies will not do anything even questionable in his business. I had asked him a couple years ago about importing Thompson items (among others), and he told me he was aware of quite a bit outside the country but that he could not bring it in legally at that time. I am not a legal beagle and have never worked through the issues of importing, let alone ex-military importing, but I am certain that wherever Bob is getting his supplies is TOTALLY legit.

In fact, for all of the current seller, I have to agree with scubadvr. Any profit gained is certainly not worth having your business shut down for a Federal vacation.

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 10:17 AM

Here's the pics I promised.
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Posted 25 March 2005 - 10:47 AM

I'll take the whole box.
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Posted 25 March 2005 - 11:05 AM

Two points here.
I don't think that Ohio Ord-Bob Landies was the importer. I believe they got the kits from another party.
Probably doesn't make much difference legally....

I don't think most of the kits now in the country were imported from russia. The russians sold a ton of stuff to the Hungarians, Bulgarians and Romania quite a few years back. I think the import regs say that it has to have been out of the proscribed country for more than 5 years and it had to be a legal sale before it can be imported. If this is the case then all the kits properly imported should be fine. This doesn't mean to say that stuff coming from russia is fine. As far as I know imports of military stuff from russia is still a no-no.
This is all opinion based on hearsay of course but so is this whole thread. (Other than Tmans original post )

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 11:31 AM

QUOTE (amafrank @ Mar 25 2005, 11:05 AM)
I don't think most of the kits now in the country were imported from russia. The russians sold a ton of stuff to the Hungarians, Bulgarians and Romania quite a few years back. I think the import regs say that it has to have been out of the proscribed country for more than 5 years and it had to be a legal sale before it can be imported. If this is the case then all the kits properly imported should be fine. This doesn't mean to say that stuff coming from russia is fine. As far as I know imports of military stuff from russia is still a no-no.

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Frank,
I think your scenario is the most plausible explaination for all the Thompson kits currently on the market but why are we not seeing WW2 era drums aswell?
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Posted 25 March 2005 - 11:37 AM


Well Tmen ....

This question has been eatting me up, sorry I have to ask ....

If you found them, who has them now?


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Posted 25 March 2005 - 12:10 PM

Hey TMan, take possession, and start an Auction here! biggrin.gif
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