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#1 Amancay

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 08:31 PM

Newbie here.

Found an old l type drum by auto-ordnance corp in the attic. WWII vintage. Spring doesn't seem to work.
1. Who can help me fix it without detarcting from its value?
2. Is it better selling as is or fixing?
3.- What would its value be?

Many thanx
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#2 Bob

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 08:43 PM

OK, I'll offer ten bucks for it sight unseen laugh.gif


Just kidding, send it to Merle in Oregun...he'll fix it
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Posted 15 October 2003 - 09:10 PM

Either Merle or PK either do great work. I hear that Merle is magic with the spring problems. If you don't want to fix it email me and I could use another drum. I have to get back to the 8 drum Mike statis.
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Posted 15 October 2003 - 09:41 PM

#2 Do you need a drum to shoot or some money?

#3 If you figure that fixing the spring is probably going to be a little over $200 the present value is probably around $400 to $500 depending upon it condition (rusty or dented??).
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#5 Amancay

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 10:21 PM

Thanks for the replies. Does anyone have a number for Merle?

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Posted 16 October 2003 - 05:22 AM

Read the FAQ at the top of the board. All contact info is listed there.
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Posted 16 October 2003 - 09:40 AM

Many thanks to all for the help.
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Posted 16 October 2003 - 10:12 AM

The drum is actually an earlier pre-WWII drum. Be careful with this guy, I bought this same drum on auction on Gunbroker (item number 11943556) and paid $900 for it. The drum was described to be in mint almost new condition. It is far from the advertised condition. Major problems with the drum:

1. Feedlips are bent and have been filed down
2. Spring is broken
3. Retains only 50% finish
4. Some pitting on drum key
5. Major dents
6. Several deep scratches in the metal including on the rotor
7. Rotor has virtually none of the original nickel finish and is dark brown
8. Heavy cartridge marks inside

When I returned the drum to the seller, he blamed me for the broken spring (despite the fact that it didn't work when I received it, I never even attempted to wind the drum, and it was nowhere near the "almost new" condition it was adverstised as being in). The seller is now refusing to give me a refund and is trying as hard as he can to screw me out of my $900. In the condition it is in, you guys wouldn't want to have more then the cost of a dented cover plate and pitted winding key in it. This drum is completely unservicable and would require extensive work to restore. He is intentionally trying to defraud me out of my money, and I would strongly recommend that you guys be VERY careful in dealing with Amancay and Wentworth LLC in NC (they are one and the same).

Sincerely,
George R.
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Posted 18 October 2003 - 07:20 PM

laugh.gif The sounds of silence are deafening.... like an empty drum.
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Posted 18 October 2003 - 10:46 PM

This may be the same knothead that tried to hump me a few years back by saying he sent the drum to me via postal mail. It was a internet auction, and he sent it un-insured, I paid for insurance and shipping via UPS that he didn't do, and then didn't want to refund my money saying I must have got it by now,until I did a police search on him and got his real phone number and began calling every 30 minutes to let him know the police and postal inspectors were investigating the mail fraud he was running. Amazing 3 days later, I got a money order from him with my full amount back.Not a sorry I forgot to mail it or hey, the mailman returned it. Actually he never had a drum and was scamming people. This name sounds real familiar. Maybe I should do another search.
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Posted 18 October 2003 - 11:00 PM

This is hysterical! At least this reprobate got his comeuppance. The old adage "always know your audience" could not be more applicable. This should serve as a warning to any stroonze trying to hoodwink the pros on this board!
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Posted 22 October 2003 - 04:27 PM

Apparantly he has now sent the drum to Merle for an estimate on repair (despite the fact it was broken and nowhere in the "excellent almost new condition" it was purported to be in when we received it). We have yet to receive a refund from this guy. It has been almost a month now and he still refuses to refund our money. Unbelievable!


"Just found it in the attic" huh? Wonder where he got the $900 reserve price from considering that the other Thompson drums on Gunbroker don't usually get bid over $700 and they usually are almost new condition (bought a great Bridgeport for $700 on there)......
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Posted 22 October 2003 - 04:35 PM

One of the FBI guys that goes to Traci's would be interested in hearing this story I'm sure.. I think his name was Tom Reisch (sp) out of the Ohio area.
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Posted 22 October 2003 - 08:58 PM

In fact if anybody talks to Tom Rasch(sp) I would like to talk to him. Tell him to email me and I'll give him my ph # or if he is in Indy he can stop by. Thanks.
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Posted 22 October 2003 - 09:13 PM

I had his business card because I want to get into the FBI internet crimes unit and bust the hell out of schisters!! But like everything else I can't find it... If I happen across it Mike I'll email you the info...
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Posted 22 October 2003 - 09:41 PM

Thanks Nick, that's why I want to talk to him.
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