Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's Tommygun
Posted 28 July 2005 - 07:06 PM
Thompson was also the model for Gary Trudeau's DOONESBURY comic strip character "Uncle Duke" - an amoral mercenary and chameleon who had more adventures than Indianna Jones.
Hunter Thompson, like Papa Hemingway, ate a shotgun a few months ago.
Thompson Sets House Record for
Thompson Firearms at $43,125.00
Bedford, NH: The May 15th, 2005 J.C. Devine, Inc. auction had many diverse items in its sale. Class III firearms remain a high draw at these sales. Proof of that came at lot # 60, an early Colt Model 1921 Thompson Submachine Gun, serial number 114 in caliber .45 A.C.P.. This firearm had the early fire control markings of "AUTOMATIC" and "SEMI AUTOMATIC", and the early actuator slot with a square end. The firearm was shipped to W.S. Brown Company in Pennsylvania back in April of 1921 for delivery to the Aliquippa, Pennsylvania Police Department. As noted on page 94 of Roger Cox's book The Thompson Submachine Gun, it was subsequently converted to the 21AC configuration with the addition of a type 2 Cutts compensator. The gun had the original stocks with the buttstock clearly marked with the Remington anchor stamp. This Thompson had the lowest serial number of any we have sold, and was in magnificent condition and sold for $43,125.00 to a New Hampshire collector.
Posted 28 July 2005 - 09:58 PM
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Clueless in Orygun
Posted 28 July 2005 - 10:49 PM