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#1 giantpanda4

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 07:21 PM

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http://www.gunbroker...p?Item=41643927

Looks like a M1 bolt in it. Serial number area is definitely ground down ph34r.gif - look at the reflections. Of course it could be the Rust-O-Leum paint fooling me.

Anyone know anything about this gun?
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#2 Roland, Headless Thompson Gunner

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 07:47 PM

I can't wait to see what this one fetches. I'm surprised the finish wasn't described as 90% with only minor flaking. The pistol grip looks nice.

So I'll ask, what's the fair pice of this one? smile.gif
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Posted 18 December 2005 - 10:32 PM

Under what circumstances would that number be ground off? Since he has papers, the tommy shouldn't be hot, right?
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Posted 18 December 2005 - 10:36 PM

Don't know much, but that is one rough gun.

My guess on the renumbering is a rewelded receiver???

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 10:58 PM

I wonder if PK could duplicate that finish.
It could make my Wh much more valuable Hehe
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Posted 19 December 2005 - 12:08 AM

QUOTE (TNKen @ Dec 18 2005, 09:36 PM)
Don't know much, but that is one rough gun.

My guess on the renumbering is a rewelded receiver???

Ken

My thoughts exactly


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Posted 19 December 2005 - 07:41 AM

Serial number could have been redonei nm the 68 amnesty, but the ones I've seen had "IRS" prefixes.
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Posted 19 December 2005 - 09:44 AM

I e-mailed him asking for the Form 4 manufacturer. He claims Auto Ordnance Bridgeport.

Interesting.

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 12:16 PM

Despite all the derision as to its cosmetic condition, I bet it shoots well.
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Posted 20 December 2005 - 07:56 PM

I have not seen that type of finish on a Thompson before (but I am no expert).
It almost looks like that black flakey stuff i got on my parts kit that simply scratches right off.
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Posted 20 December 2005 - 08:02 PM

Maybe it is a "replaced" receiver? And he likes YAAHOO chocolatedrink
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:39 AM

Hey! Price check....

It is down to $12.5K! Maybe if I wait a few months it will be below $10K!

http://www.gunbroker...p?Item=41889896
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Posted 31 December 2005 - 08:30 AM

Bummer dude! It ended again with no takers. Maybe $10.5 this time. If so, do bid me up. biggrin.gif
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Posted 31 December 2005 - 09:25 AM

Anybody ever get a straight answer on the serial number? Who cares about the Bosco finish, if the price keeps dropping its just another receiver to build on.
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Posted 31 December 2005 - 04:03 PM

Looks like the sn is 37550, which would make this an M1 receiver. The bolt could have been replaced with an M1A1 bolt and the receiver would have then been restamped with the A1 designation if it was done as an arsenal rebuild. That part of the receiver is blurred in the pictures. I also don't see any inspector stamps (WB or GHD for AO). These should be on the left side of the receiver which is shown in the pics. Anyone asked what the story is yet?
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Posted 01 January 2006 - 10:31 AM

I've emailed the guy about the stamps. I think I know somebody in Maryland that might just go and look at it for me, uh, us.
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