L Type Drum Needs Fixing
Posted 15 October 2003 - 08:31 PM
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?
Posted 15 October 2003 - 08:43 PM
Just kidding, send it to Merle in Oregun...he'll fix it
Posted 15 October 2003 - 09:10 PM
Posted 15 October 2003 - 09:41 PM
#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??).
Posted 15 October 2003 - 10:21 PM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 05:22 AM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 10:12 AM
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).
Posted 18 October 2003 - 07:20 PM
Posted 18 October 2003 - 10:46 PM
Posted 18 October 2003 - 11:00 PM
Posted 22 October 2003 - 04:27 PM
"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)......
Posted 22 October 2003 - 04:35 PM
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Posted 22 October 2003 - 09:13 PM