Posted 25 October 2003 - 09:55 AM
Ok here goes , i am looking to buy a tommy gun for a film , and also for collection reasons (as i am really intrested in the Mob and as you all know the "roaring twenties" was created by the tommy gun) anyway im no expert except i know where the tommy guns were used and on who, but now i want to buy one i would really like some expert help. The tommy gun that i want to buy has to be the one that was more widely used by the Bootleggers of the 1920's-30's (the one that was more common and is more related to gangsters/mobsters ) I do not know which version to get . e.g 1921 or 1928 . Also from searching on the web i can not see any visiable difference from the image of the 1921 tommy gun and the 1928 tommy gun they both look the same is there any difference ? or is it just the inside of them which is different . So please help me out and give me your expert advice i need it ! .
Posted 25 October 2003 - 10:08 AM
Posted 25 October 2003 - 11:01 AM
My grandfather told me once that his moonshine runnin' buddy carried one in the car with him when he made his runs in old Ky. My grandfather had it a couple of times but didn't like it. It probably ended up in a river in Kentuck.
Posted 25 October 2003 - 11:02 AM
Posted 25 October 2003 - 11:07 AM
Also i done a little history. Dillinger's tommy gun was the 1921 version. I got a link that i will try and put up. the gun is in a museum somewhere .
Posted 25 October 2003 - 11:23 AM
Posted 25 October 2003 - 11:24 AM
Posted 25 October 2003 - 12:09 PM
If money is no object (or obsticale), you can not go wrong with a 21.
I prefer the very early ones without the compensator, but I can not afford one of these gems.
If you have the money, and absolutly want a 21 for historic ties to gangs, you may want to consider getting a 28 also; as a shooter. 21's are very valuable and it is hard to find orginal parts.
Regardless of what you get, ANY registered Thompson is going to get more valuable with time.
Posted 25 October 2003 - 12:10 PM
|QUOTE (new member 5 @ Oct 25 2003, 11:58 AM)|
|do they look the same ?|
for the most part, yes.
the differences are in the finer details.
Posted 25 October 2003 - 12:17 PM
Posted 25 October 2003 - 12:28 PM
also when u say the difference is in the finer details what would they be .
so far i have taken into consideration of what everyone has said so i am at the moment thinking of buying the
1921 tommy gun with/without compensator as so far this model seems to be the tommy gun that is most related to the mobsters and gangsters of the 1920's -30's
thanks for all your help everyone so far.
Posted 25 October 2003 - 12:30 PM
$25 per 100 ($123 for 500) plus shipping and prices will soon be dropping (we have started up automatic-loading machines). Price breaks over 5,000 Blanks.
Posted 25 October 2003 - 12:51 PM
Posted 25 October 2003 - 01:14 PM
Posted 25 October 2003 - 02:07 PM
The Film is a mob film in the 1920's-30's span based on an irish mob and its rise to power and its mob war with its rival the italian mob. The Mob war plays a major part with great mob hits.
So now i have found out that the 1921 version is the same as the 1928 by appearence only the guns internally are different . That is great information to find out . The people that have given me information have been a big help . Thanks alot.
Posted 25 October 2003 - 02:11 PM
Posted 25 October 2003 - 02:20 PM
Posted 25 October 2003 - 04:13 PM