Thompson Drum For Sale
Posted 23 October 2005 - 11:02 AM
If its a good buy good luck.
Posted 23 October 2005 - 03:12 PM
Posted 23 October 2005 - 06:27 PM
You'd do better to pay $399 at Sportsman's Guide and wait for delivery.
Posted 24 October 2005 - 01:35 AM
I thin they will get them in and they will be a lot cheaper than the ones like above- Figure I have 2 nice ones I can afford to wait.
Posted 24 October 2005 - 06:39 PM
Posted 25 October 2005 - 07:07 AM
Posted 25 October 2005 - 11:52 AM
Posted 25 October 2005 - 12:46 PM
If the drums get in they will be originals. No one except Kahr is making a reproduction Thompson drums hoping to cash in on the collector's market in the U.S. Besides, how many would a start-up company think they could sell? A couple of thousand, maybe? There are only a few thousand registered Thompsons in the U.S., and not every owner is looking to own a dozen "L" drums, especially with the rigid firearms restrictions that vary from state to state.
If the drums don't arrive it will be because the U.S. Government didn't allow them for whatever reason or the importers/exporters didn't file or meet the proper paperwork requirements.
Posted 25 October 2005 - 03:34 PM
Posted 25 October 2005 - 05:58 PM
+3 with a bullet
Posted 25 October 2005 - 08:39 PM
At a gunshow in Dallas several months ago, I was told by an English chap with Ryton Arms that these drums were coming out of Finland. The were originally Russian Lend-Lease that never made it to the Red Army. He assured me they are the real deal in perfect condition. They're shown on the link below, which I posted a month or so ago.
He said SG's price was a little below his but that he was also working to bring them into the US. He acted like it was no big deal but who knows. I obviously don't know for sure if we'll ever see them. It would be a shame to loose them to the trash dump but, then again, when is there any logic to the Feds actions.
PS- You wouldn't believe the beautiful WW2 mag pouches I bought!
Posted 25 October 2005 - 09:47 PM
The people working there are pretty sharp and do their research well. I can't see them being fooled by fakes or counterfeits. Read their catalogs and you can't help but agree by their descriptions. They know what they sell and they know it intimately. They don't make money by being uninformed!
I was there a couple days ago and asked one of the long time clerks about the Thompson drums and if they would make the Dec. 31 delivery. He said he hoped so but couldn't say. I asked if they would get hung up in legal paperwork and he said he hoped not. All this seems somewhat cryptic but I can see them not wanting to get hopes up too high or make promises they can't keep. We'll just have to see.
I do know that if I get my drums I'll start looking at the store....undoubtedly they'll have any damaged drums in their junk bin.....good cheap parts! (I hope!!)
If anyone ever wants to order something there and wants it checked out, let me know the number and next time I go down I'll see what it looks like.