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#1 Cincylance

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 02:20 PM

I recently bought a Colt-era "L" drum off Sturmgewehr.com. I believe it is a first-type Wooster drum with no serial numbers and no "NO" stampings. This info is based on the article done recently in Small Arms Review. I am NOT a drum expert. The finish looks totally original with considerable wear on all edges. It is not marked with the large "WIND....CLICKS" info that appears on the face of WW2 era drums. It also has wear on the inside where bullets sat in the same spot for a long time and wore the blueing in the shape of the back of the casing....probably from vibration, being loaded and riding in the trunk of a police car for years.

I'm wondering if I got a good deal. The price was $950 and that included a WW2 drum pouch.
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 03:16 PM

QUOTE (Cincylance @ Feb 2 2006, 02:20 PM)
I'm wondering if I got a good deal. The price was $950 and that included a WW2 drum pouch.

Yes,

That is a good price including the WWII drum pouch. They sold for more than that a couple of years ago before the recent influx of WWII drums. Is the rotor nickel colored or blue? The nickel colored rotor would be the earlier version.
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 04:07 PM

Well, you're the one that Arty was talkin bout..... wink.gif Yes very fair price on that one...
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 04:34 PM

I'm not sure. Maybe you can tell from this pic...

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 04:36 PM

QUOTE (Z3BigDaddy @ Feb 2 2006, 04:07 PM)
Well, you're the one that Arty was talkin bout..... wink.gif Yes very fair price on that one...

Arty? Who is Arty? Do I know him?

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 04:42 PM

QUOTE (Cincylance @ Feb 2 2006, 04:34 PM)
I'm not sure. Maybe you can tell from this pic...


Hi,

If you are referring to the rotor, you have to take the cover off so I can see it in the picture. The X-ray feature on my Windows XP software isn't functioning properly, must be a virus rolleyes.gif
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 05:11 PM

QUOTE (gijive @ Feb 2 2006, 04:42 PM)
QUOTE (Cincylance @ Feb 2 2006, 04:34 PM)
I'm not sure. Maybe you can tell from this pic...


Hi,

If you are referring to the rotor, you have to take the cover off so I can see it in the picture. The X-ray feature on my Windows XP software isn't functioning properly, must be a virus rolleyes.gif

Whoops! For some reason I was thinking winding key, not rotor. The rotor is blued.

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 06:14 PM

QUOTE (Cincylance @ Feb 2 2006, 05:11 PM)
Whoops! For some reason I was thinking winding key, not rotor. The rotor is blued.


Nice drum! You did fine on that transaction.
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 07:42 PM

QUOTE (Cincylance @ Feb 2 2006, 04:36 PM)
QUOTE (Z3BigDaddy @ Feb 2 2006, 04:07 PM)
Well, you're the one that Arty was talkin bout..... wink.gif  Yes very fair price on that one...

Arty? Who is Arty? Do I know him?

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Wecome to Arty's world......

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#10 Cincylance

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 08:04 PM

QUOTE (Z3BigDaddy @ Feb 2 2006, 07:42 PM)
QUOTE (Cincylance @ Feb 2 2006, 04:36 PM)
QUOTE (Z3BigDaddy @ Feb 2 2006, 04:07 PM)
Well, you're the one that Arty was talkin bout..... wink.gif   Yes very fair price on that one...

Arty? Who is Arty? Do I know him?

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Wecome to Arty's world......

Oh, OK....Autrhur Fliegersomething. He hangs out on Sturgewehr.com and is ALWAYS arguing "Thompsons" with Bubba Naess of Black River Militaria--although Bubba always wins (at least in my book.)

I bought the drum off Sturmgewehr.com and not off Auction Arms. I paid $950 for it with a WW2 pouch....but what is it worth in today's market? I don't plan to sell it, just trying to get a realistic actual selling price and a retail price.

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 12:51 AM

Like I said you got a fair price.... Thompson drums are hard to pin down.... I was second in line on that drum if you bailed..... I wulda paid that for it.... I was looking at it as getting a free pouch with a slightly below full retail drum..... I tried to sell the same drum for $1,200 with no offers 6 or so months ago...... Well not "the" same drum...
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