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#1 John Jr

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 10:39 PM

Just what is the love affair with the Thompson? What makes this gun THE DEFINITIVE gun of the 20th century. Everybody knows THE TOMMY GUN.

WHY?

Was it the gagsters that used them, the military that used them, or was it Hollywood?


Everybody HAS to have one....


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#2 Ron A

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 10:55 PM

What do you mean ONE?
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 06:45 AM

QUOTE (Ron A @ Apr 13 2005, 10:55 PM)
What do you mean ONE?

One of each tongue.gif
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 06:45 AM

What "is" one?
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#5 full auto 45

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 07:22 AM

What is the meaning of "is"?
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 07:51 AM

If you shot your Thompson in the woods and no one else heard it, would it ..........? (fill in the blank)
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 08:05 AM

Most of us can’t really say want makes a beautiful woman such; it’s a combination of features that, when considered as a whole, are simply irresistible.

The Thompson has that combination of “curves and angles”. No one feature makes the gun, but when considered as a whole, it is “simply irresistible”. Errrrrrrrrah wink.gif

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 10:00 AM

Amen!.... Reverend Paul..... wink.gif
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 11:03 AM

I always thought it was the large bank account that made them look better! laugh.gif
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 03:28 PM

That's right Mike....the left one and the right one !!!!
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#11 Ron A

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 06:10 PM

I have never been sorry for what I paid for a thompson - the next day it was worth more!
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 06:20 PM

Just saw a ad on subguns that a guy wants, or is asking, $23k for a WH Korean commerative gun. Last one of those had trouble selling at $15k the guy wanted.
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Posted 16 April 2005 - 10:02 AM

[/QUOTE]What is it about the Thompson? Imagery. It's what we grew up with...war news, movies, comics, Capone[QUOTE]

Bingo! Phil hit's it on the mark. It is just the most recognized firearm in the history of guns. It's the Mona Lisa of Full Automatics

It's "cool" factor is way up there...

It's in our genes to follow these things around like dogs in heat! smile.gif

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