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#1 dalbert

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 07:26 PM

I just purchased an American Rifleman magazine from December 1934 which has a 3-page article on the Colt Thompson. It features a 1921AC, and the serial number appears to be 4562. According to Gordon's book, this was purchased by the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas, and is listed as a 1921AC.

This is a good gun article from a different time, and I thought it might be interesting to the readers on this board, so I'm posting it. The 3 pictures total about 3/4 of a meg, so it might be slow to load for anyone left on dial-up.

I found a few references to Auto-Ordnance publications in the article, which, if you don't already know, is a subject of very keen interest to me.

Any thoughts on the article?

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#2 bug

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 08:45 PM

David, thank you for posting. That was an enjoyable read. I wonder where that gun is today? Where did you pick up the early American Rifleman?

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#3 Ron Mills

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 11:29 PM

Very, very cool article; thanks for sharing. I often see early American Rifleman magazines in antique stores, and always check for Thompson articles; haven't found any to date. I'll keep looking.
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#4 dalbert

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 05:57 PM

I think it is a very good article as well, and I learned a few things from reading it. I have a higher quality scan of the article available. It's about 5 meg total, and if you send me your e-mail address, I will forward it to anyone interested.

I bought the magazine on Ebay.

I feel that my personal "Thompson mission" is to preserve and document as many of the original Thompson paper items as I can. This includes manuals, catalogs, articles, and other Auto-Ordnance paper material old and new. It is a subject that I enjoy almost as much as shooting the guns. Those who attend the TCA Show and Shoot in August will see some evidence of this effort.

I would be glad to leave the article on my server for FAQ access from this board.

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 04:59 PM

Funny how Auto Ordnance felt the need not to sell to civilians towards the end. Kinda like Colt. mad.gif
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 05:33 PM

Guys, this old American Rifleman article was posted on this board last March by Sig. Come on, your memory isn't that bad is it? I have a copy of that issue, may consider selling it if there is any interest, although the article is posted here in full. Interesting to note that this article was published at the same time of NFA of 1934, and the last paragraph states that the Thompson "can no longer be purchased by individuals" Ha! laugh.gif

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#7 Ron Mills

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 09:03 AM

Sorta looks like this thread has run its course and run off the tracks.
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Posted 18 June 2005 - 01:02 PM

My favorite line in the article is in the sidebar on page 21 to the right of the opened up L drum. "This magazine does not jam easily"

I guess Kahr showed up Mr. Sharpe!

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