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#1 colt21a

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 01:47 PM

of the thompson.....since they are used in the movie will horde's of fan's and collector's just have to have the drum fed beast. to bring down the ape???

and dealer's going ape>will dealer's and collector's alike say well 2006 is just around the corner...o let's run there quick and raise the bar another $5,000.00 per gun.....shade's of curtis earl...we would complain about the old guy's price's...heck today he'd be a piker, what dealer's and collector's are shovin!!

now they are asking $10,000.00 plus for sample's!! and just a mere five or six year's ago...you bought a nice colt.{from me.} for that!!

it's a wonder any ww2 vet's or nam guy's are selling anything cheap!!

all they have to do is look around..and say they are asking what for what??wink!

it is now time for all collector's to say e-nuff is e-nuff...don't freakin buy it....however word's lost on the wall...to many follower's and not enough free thinker's..

some of us are the cause of it.sad @

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 03:17 PM

Price escalation continues. Have a look at

http://gunbroker.com...p?Item=40488750

Whod'a thought it?

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 03:56 PM

And they are having a bidding war over a M1 Carbine by Inland! It is nice..but.... banghead.gif
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Posted 26 November 2005 - 06:09 PM

i have to put in "battle of the bulge"dvd. then burn some coffee in a steel pot.rattle the canteen,and dream!!!

to days long gone............battle's once fought,and war's long over!! wink!

i love the smell of egg-nog in the morning.....

take care,ron
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Posted 26 November 2005 - 06:15 PM

QUOTE (TSMGguy @ Nov 26 2005, 03:17 PM)
Price escalation continues. Have a look at <p> http://gunbroker.com...p?Item=40488750 <p>Whod'a thought it?

i know a local guy who own's chennault's m-1 carbine.the one strapped unto the back of his cockpit seat.p-40 flying tiger..and he paid a little over this one for it. with paperwork..........so what's so special about this one.. a serial number???maybe if it was a para model first one issued and made.

then again i had a minty m1 para model sold it with all the goodie's a few year's back for $1,500.00.

everybodie's gotta get in on the act...the nose.

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 01:50 PM

Yeah .. I noticed in the trailers that there were Thompsons being carried and used in the new KONG movie. I just watched the restored original last night and there were none then....*L* .. only Winchesters and what might have been Springfields...and some mystery long rifles I didn't recognize.. maybe Martini-Henrys....I was gonna post about the Tommys being used in the new one but Respected Ron beat me to it..... wink.gif Hopefully we will get some good Tommy action in the three hours of the movie's showing.... smile.gif

If you haven't seen the restored version of the Original King Kong you really should get it.. there is so much info in this one it's amazing.....I never knew a lot of what Merian C Cooper did in both WWI and WWII. Very informative... and the really amazing way that the first Kong was filmed...just really mind-boggling....
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 01:58 PM

I'm not sure why it troubles me to see remakes of the old classics. Aside from the fact that the Tommys go up in price, it also says something about the demise of creativity.
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 03:19 PM

QUOTE (colt21a @ Nov 26 2005, 06:09 PM)
i have to put in "battle of the bulge"dvd. then burn some coffee in a steel pot.rattle the canteen,and  dream!!!

to days long gone............battle's once fought,and war's long over!! wink!

i love the smell of egg-nog in the morning.....

take care,ron

How about "Battleground" instead ?

Van Johnson is great carrying around that helmet full of fresh cracked eggs biggrin.gif

I'm not sure about the "King Kong" movie affecting prices ? I guess we'll know soon enough . But , I recollect hearing that HBO is making the "Band of Brother's" sequel only the Pacific Theater is the location . This will most likely raise all the WWII related prices including Thompson's , M3's , 1911's , etc .
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Posted 29 November 2005 - 11:46 AM

QUOTE (guy sajer @ Nov 27 2005, 03:19 PM)
QUOTE (colt21a @ Nov 26 2005, 06:09 PM)
i have to put in "battle of the bulge"dvd. then burn some coffee in a steel pot.rattle the canteen,and  dream!!!

to days long gone............battle's once fought,and war's long over!! wink!

i love the smell of egg-nog in the morning.....

take care,ron

How about "Battleground" instead ?

Van Johnson is great carrying around that helmet full of fresh cracked eggs biggrin.gif

I'm not sure about the "King Kong" movie affecting prices ? I guess we'll know soon enough . But , I recollect hearing that HBO is making the "Band of Brother's" sequel only the Pacific Theater is the location . This will most likely raise all the WWII related prices including Thompson's , M3's , 1911's , etc .

just saw battleground for the fifth or sixth time. and it's worth getting....whats that march song in the end..and something about nineteen hundred and 74.....
wink!

"cross of iron"one of my fav's...and that haunting melody in the beginning...with the hitler youth crossing the mountain's...that sam peckinpah!!

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 03:43 PM

QUOTE (Sgt @ Nov 27 2005, 01:58 PM)
I'm not sure why it troubles me to see remakes of the old classics. Aside from the fact that the Tommys go up in price, it also says something about the demise of creativity.

Not really.... Not the demise of creativity but the blossoming of it. How many times has Romeo and Juliet be remade with each of them being able to stand alone with the same story... I think some stories are good enough to be retold and basically be reborn to a new generation. Same with cover tunes, some are much better than the original and we would miss some really great music if all people did were "original" tunes.... jmho

Sequels are my pet peeve..... Other than Lucas and that little movie he made into an empire, I can't think of any sequels that were as good as the beginning film.... And even Lucas took a bad downward spiral after ESB......
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Posted 29 November 2005 - 09:27 PM

QUOTE (Z3BigDaddy @ Nov 29 2005, 03:43 PM)
Sequels are my pet peeve..... Other than Lucas and that little movie he made into an empire, I can't think of any sequels that were as good as the beginning film.... And even Lucas took a bad downward spiral after ESB......

What about the classic "Duece Bigalow- European Gigalo". Now that was some what funnier then the original. laugh.gif
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Posted 29 November 2005 - 10:41 PM

QUOTE (full auto 45 @ Nov 29 2005, 09:27 PM)
QUOTE (Z3BigDaddy @ Nov 29 2005, 03:43 PM)
Sequels are my pet peeve.....  Other than Lucas and that little movie he made into an empire, I can't think of any sequels that were as good as the beginning film....  And even Lucas took a bad downward spiral after ESB......

What about the classic "Duece Bigalow- European Gigalo". Now that was some what funnier then the original. laugh.gif

I'm sorry Mike did you say something? ph34r.gif I was referring to movies that people would actually pay money to see...... popcorn.gif
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 08:23 AM

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 11:04 AM

The problem with remakes is that Hollywood remakes movies that were perfect the first time out. The predictable results never seem to dissuade the producers/directors from attempting the folly. It would seem more prudent to remake a movie that had a good story but was ineffectually realized on the screen.

The continuing complexity of special effects should not be the sole justification for remaking a classic film. At least in this 2nd "Kong" remake they had the sense to return to the original 1933 time period.

But the whole point and novelty of the original film was the freshness of the material and the audience amazement at how it was done. That aspect is no longer novel, only expected.

I can't think of a remake that was better than the original. Originally successful films, unlike music compositions, do not lend themselves to additional interpretations.

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 11:09 AM

Kill Bill 2 - IMO Better than Kill Bill 1 biggrin.gif
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 11:51 AM

Evil Dead 2 rawked. biggrin.gif . Evil Dead was awful.. but they were the same script.. done differently the second time... huh.gif

Best remake ever...... cool.gif
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 12:10 PM

The four digit Inland GunBroker M1 carbine linked above finally sold . . . for over $5,100!
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 01:19 PM

WOW Y-all are astute flim buffs.... Well ceptin that Mike Duece B thing...... But yeah Evil Dead and Kill Bill are two sequels worth watching fer sure..... iagree.gif btw Bruce Campbell lives close to me.... Maybe I should invite him out to do so Tommy blastin....
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 08:09 PM

Rumor has it that Peter Jackson (director of the new Kong) is a known Thompson collector...hmmm...I wonder if those are his guns in the flick? ("Sure mate...we'll just use mine...it'll save us a pound or two in production costs!")
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 08:41 PM

I want to see the remake of "THEM" about the giant ants. James Whitmore and James Arness blasting away with the Thompson.
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