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#1 dalbert

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 08:50 PM

I wanted to offer these items up on this board before I posted them on Sturmgewehr.com, in case anyone here needs them for their collection. What I have for sale are 4 different WWII Thompson parts containers (3 different pouches and leather box).

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The leather box is a "Case, Accessory and Spare Parts, M1918." These were used for Thompsons, and other weapons. References to this box can be found in Tracie Hill's Thompson book on page 357, and Frank Iannamico's second Thompson book on page 375. I also found reference to the exact name of the box in SNL A-32, dated 2/28/1942. It is government piece mark number or drawing number 15-18-98. This item is marked "E.K. 1943."

The drawstring canvas bag is a spare parts bag for the M1 Thompson. A reference to it can be found in Tracie's book on page 357. It measures 5 3/8" x 9 1/8".

The lighter colored small parts pouch is government piece mark number or drawing number 15-18-102, and is known as "Envelope, Fabric, One-Button, 3 x 3 1/8". This piece is referenced on page 441 of Frank Iannamico's second Thompson book, and is also referenced in SNL A-32 dated 2/28/1942. As can be seen in one of the photos, this item was stamped on the back after being mildew resistance treated in December 1956.

The darker, one button pouch is not referenced anywhere that I can find. I have been told it is a later version of the lighter colored "envelope" pouch, and it is just slightly larger in size.

The 3 canvas items appear unissued, and the leather box has some slight degradation of the leather surface on part of the top of the box, and the part of the leather fastener that extends through the brass ring is hardened and thin, but still intact and useable.

I will sell these as a set for $100 shipped first class in the U.S. Texas residents must add 8.25% sales tax. I accept PayPal, money orders, and personal checks from members on this board.

Thanks!

David Albert
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#2 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 09:16 PM

Use of that bullet logo on your business card might interest Kahr. Starbucks went after a women who called her tiny coffee shop "Sambucks." But hey, you could always tell them that the original Auto-Ordnance Corporation, trademarks, patents and logos were abandoned so they are up for grabs.
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#3 Z3BigDaddy

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 09:51 PM

Not to derail the thread... or to.... In Eugene Oregon a lady had a second hand thrift store on fifth avenue and she called it Sacks Fifth Ave..... She got the ole corporate letter from Saks..... cop.gif
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#4 John in IN

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 09:53 PM

That's one VALUABLE business card since the trigger is lined up on the target ring! laugh.gif



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#5 dalbert

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 09:54 PM

Arthur and Blaine,

Point taken. I have modified the image so as not to cause any potential issues. I will be printing the cards in the next few days.

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 09:57 PM

QUOTE (John in IN @ Dec 10 2005, 09:53 PM)
That's one VALUABLE business card since the trigger is lined up on the target ring! laugh.gif

No reproduction business cards for David... Top shelf all the way.....
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Posted 10 January 2006 - 08:30 PM

I have a couple of questions about the canvas drawstring pouch pictured in the above post.

Does the book reference a part number for it?

What are they worth new in the wrapper?

Thanks for any replies,

Tom

Disregard, found the same bag I have but a newer edition(Viet Nam vintage vs Korean War vintage) on ebay for $4 plus shipping.

Edited by tommygun2000, 10 January 2006 - 08:43 PM.

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#8 dalbert

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 09:02 PM

Just in case anyone is thinking about buying these, I sold them a couple of weeks ago, so they are no longer available. The photo does document one Thompson pouch that is not found in any book, and that is why I did not delete the post.

tommygun2000,

Tracie's book does not list a number for the drawstring pouch. It could very likely be listed in one of the later WWII editions of SNL A-32 (Standard Nomenclature List) for the M1 Thompson, such as the edition dated February 1944. I do not have this manual in my collection, but perhaps someone else might. It could also be listed in SNL A-32, dated July 27, 1942 for the M1928A1 and M1 Thompsons, and SNL A-32, dated September 15, 1943 for the M1928A1, M1, and M1A1 Thompsons, and also SNL A-32, dated November 24, 1943 for the same weapons.

I don't want to guess a price for one NIB.

David Albert
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