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#1 chopper21

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 09:17 PM

Due to some financial hits I've taken in '05 I've had to sell off some Thompson-related items. The last real "goodie" I have is a Colt third generation New York L drum (with the comma after "N.Y.,") It's in great condition and should please any shooter or collector looking for one of these fine old drums. I've read enough tales of woe here about junk drums to believe one of you may need this!

Anyway, if you're interested, email me at collect@speedsite.com with a bid. High bid over $1,000 gets it, and I'll pay the freight. Deadline is 10:00 PM Central time this Friday, April 29th. and I'll notify the high bidder (if there is one) that evening. Please email any questions. I work weird hours but will answer them as soon as I can. I can't monitor the board that much, so an email is your best bet.

Now...I'm going to try to follow Frank's instructions and post some pix. If they don't appear, email me and I'll email the photos to you.

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#2 philasteen

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 10:09 PM

An auction? Great!
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#3 Walter63a

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 10:21 AM

Looks like a very nice drum! biggrin.gif Why can't they be built like that in 2005? 0r, more appropriately, why won't 'they' build them like that in 2005? sad.gif cool.gif Regards, Walter

P.S. Very, very nice with that nickel rotor! smile.gif
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#4 JimFromFL

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 09:35 PM

Is this a new or used drum? tongue.gif ph34r.gif

Looks in great shape, I would be surprised if you don't get $1000.
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#5 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 09:54 PM

Chopper,
Since Frank Iannamico sold a couple of Bridgeport L Drums for 850/950? a few weeks ago, your third pattern Colt drum should command your bas price and a couple hundred more.

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#6 chopper21

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 10:34 PM

Thanks for the nice comments, everyone! Unfortunately, nobody put in a bid
(?!?!?), so I'm going to keep the offer open until 10:00 PM Central on Friday, May 6th - that's the day the Hindenburg went down in flames, but I'm not superstitious!.

Tell your friends - come one, come all because, like Duesenbergs, they ain't making these anymore!

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 05:54 AM

If someone wants an original Colt era L drum with nickel rotor, one is not going to find one much cheaper.
Some dealers are offering these for as much as $2,500 for a 3rd generation. I am NOT saying they are worth that much BUT $1,000 is a GREAT deal for one of these.
Good luck Dennis
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Posted 01 May 2005 - 07:32 AM

email sent

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#9 Walter63a

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 09:26 PM

I am really surprised that someone did not make a substantial bid. ohmy.gif blink.gif I would humbly and strongly suggest that you leave those photos up on this board until May 6th, hopefully finding it sold before then. smile.gif cool.gif

Best, Walter
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#10 chopper21

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 12:32 AM

Just thought I should let everyone know how this all came out. I accepted a high bid of $1,650.00 for the drum - I'm a pretty happy camper!

I want to thank those who placed bids as well as those who posted here. Your great comments and encouragement are really appreciated .

Okay for now,
Dennis Kromm
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Posted 10 May 2005 - 12:48 AM

$1,650.00.... then I one I paid five bills for last year was a deal?
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#12 Walter63a

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 04:51 PM

Hi Dennis, I'm glad you sold it (correction: original third pattern Colt L-drum) for a decent price. biggrin.gif These originals will only continue to increase in value. blink.gif cool.gif

Best Regards, Walter
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#13 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 06:17 PM

Walter,
I think Tracie Hill's misidentified photos in his book confused, and seems to continue to confuse, what are Colt drums and what are Worcester. The drum Chopper 21 sold was a third pattern Colt.
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#14 Walter63a

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 06:23 PM

QUOTE (Arthur Fliegenheimer @ May 10 2005, 06:17 PM)
Walter,
I think Tracie Hill's misidentified photos in his book confused, and seems to  continue to confuse,  what are Colt drums and what are Worcester. The drum Chopper 21 sold was a third pattern Colt.

Arthur, I'm sure you are correct. biggrin.gif I'll make a correction. blink.gif My finger was faster than my brain in this case, I think! laugh.gif cool.gif

Best, Walter
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