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D-day Museum In New Orleans

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#1 Roland, Headless Thompson Gunner

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 05:42 PM

I was glad to read this report. I was afraid there would be gangbangers roaming the streets with vintage Garands or even worse, dewatted TSMGs.

Think most of you will find this interesting.

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 06:34 PM

Very interesting story, I was wondering about the outcome.
I believe all the firearms are non-functioning.

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#3 Tman


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Posted 19 September 2005 - 10:50 AM

I spoke with the curator when he arrived in Houston and he said that the guns on display are non functional and all the live 'artifacts' are in a locked safe in a locked vault.
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#4 Murray


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Posted 20 September 2005 - 05:45 AM

I have actually visited the D day museum in New Orleans last year.

Firstly, I have to say that it is a first class museum and I was very impressed,
The ground floor is basically the entrance with a display of tanks and landing craft and trucks together with WW2 aircraft suspended from the ceiling which is very high., plus a store where I purchased a great Thompson WW2 poster.
Every thing of real value is up stairs so I doubt that much would be damaged.
The guns were behind glass and were deativated,
I do not think you all have too much to worry about but I do hope it can be restored to full working order as it is a great reminder to the sacrifice made by our fathers and grand fathers.
Kind wishes and I will see you at the SAR show in december.

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