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#1 deerslayer

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 10:52 PM

Seems like a few of you got your order in before they sold out. Anybody got a drum in hand yet? Be interesting to hear what kind you got and the condition (original box maybe).
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#2 Supershooter

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 11:08 PM

No. Sept. 15 is the expected shipping date. So It's a bit early yet.

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 05:49 AM

I have already received a dozen pieces of junk email from Sportsman's Guide advertising great prices on lawn chairs, camping equipment, beef jerky dryers and other assorteds.

This is despite unchecking the box for receiving junk email when I ordered.
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Posted 04 August 2005 - 05:28 PM

Second order of drums (the one I got in on) weren't originally due for shipping until Nov.4th.
Yesterday I received a notice from them stating that items would be shipped when in stock, but no longer than 60 days....

Hmmmmm.....bet it's closer to November before I see my three...... wink.gif

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 06:29 PM

Have they charged your credit card yet?
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#6 gijive

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 07:08 PM

Gunner,

They don't charge your credit card until they ship. So the card won't be charged until November.
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Posted 06 August 2005 - 03:05 AM

Not yet.Shipping date is on Sept. 15th.I'll post some pics then.
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Posted 06 August 2005 - 03:48 PM

Got a card from Sportsman's Guide today telling me that they were out of stock but would "be shipped soon." It listed the item as a "New Thompson 50 RD Drum" to be shipped in 90-105 days. As long as it doesn't come from Kahr, I can wait. I'll just put it with the other stuff I'm waiting patiently for...like a Shrike, LM7 Upper, yada yada yada...wink....blink blink....pass out on floor.

Oops, forgot my meds.
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Posted 06 August 2005 - 08:01 PM

I got that card too. The description as, "new," makes me a little nervous. You don't think they'll try to palm the Kahr's on us, hoping we won't notice?
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Posted 06 August 2005 - 09:54 PM

If I end up with a real WW2 drum in new condition, I'll kiss my own ass. laugh.gif
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Posted 07 August 2005 - 09:50 AM

If I dont end up with 2 ww2 drums I will send them back.

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 01:27 PM

Their own description in the catalog AND on the website was "Brand new - never issued WW2 surplus Thompson drums"

I take this to mean they are vintage, as Kahr or West Hurley drums are definitely NOT WW2 drums. Surplus means NOS, not new....

My questions are, will they be in original cardboard boxes and wrapping? And also, which WW2 drum(s) will they be? Bridgeport, Seymour or Crosby?
My guess is that most of the drums that seem to have been sneaking into the market lately (smuggled in individually) are Seymour drums, with a few Bridgeports showing up also from foreign sellers.

It'd be nice to get one of each of those three in factory packaging!! (one can only dream.....) wink.gif


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