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#1 john

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 08:30 PM

Just picked up an original long brass rod at an auction....just like a GI Brass rod but a few inches linger and with a slot in the rod before the tip..... tongue.gif
Didn't steal it but I think I got it for a pretty good price and am wondering what these original rods are currently going for.
I know Gordon H. has reproductions of this rod for more than I paid for this original......

So what is this one worth??

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#2 LIONHART

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 08:46 PM

$800.00 give or take..
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Posted 18 April 2005 - 03:51 PM

I think Sarco or Northridge has the shorter brass ones for $5.

Why did they ever produce a longer one anyway?
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Posted 18 April 2005 - 04:15 PM

I would think about 2 to 3 hundred, maybe more. Long rod goes in the hard case.

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Posted 20 April 2005 - 05:16 AM

Hmmm..
Looks as if I got a deal....

Now I just gotta find a nice Colt with a hardcase to put it in!! wink.gif

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 05:08 PM

Received the rod today in the mail and compared it to my GI rods and it looks original to me. I'd post pics if I could find my camera (and knew how to post!!)...I'll keep looking.
It is just a tad under 20.5" long from end to end and is tarnished, but otherwise straight condition. The loop on the end is just about 1/8" larger in outside diameter than the GI rods and the slot is 9/16" long. The GI rods appear to be nicely bevelled on the end where they are threaded, but this long one appears to be almost flat across the end....just a tiny chamfer.

Anyway. I noticed the end appears to be soldered on....but the GI rods have pinned tips but close examination reveals no apparent pins through the tip on this one (maybe I'll have to get out the prussian blue...).
There is a bit of solder that ran and got on the side of the tip, as well as a bit that ran up the rod 1/4" or so.

Do the original rods ahve soldered on tips??

I'll find the camera and post a pic or two. Anyone with knowledge of these rods please let me know. Thanks! wink.gif

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 06:40 PM

Phil,
Diameter of the rod is identical to USGI brass rod. Looks the same but longer with slot cut in it. End is not cxhamfered as much as GI rod and loop end is just a tad larger in OD.

I've never heard of a carbine rod resembling a TSMG rod, but I suppose it's possible.

What is the length of the original Thompson long rod?
I thought it was just under 21 inches.....

I gotta find my camera! dry.gif

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