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#1 philasteen

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 06:23 PM

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THIS IS A VERY RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A TRUE THOMPSON COLLECTIBLE. IF YOU REFER TO PAGE 355 OF TRACIE HILL'S " THOMPSON; THE AMERICAN LEGEND", YOU'LL SEE FIGURE 412, PICTURING THIS VERY CASE. YES, THIS IS THE ACTUAL CASE PICTURED (WHEN JIM FALTER OWNED IT). IT'S A MILITARY STYLE CASE; AND ONE THAT I HAVE NOT SEEN ELSEWHERE.....SO THIS MAY THE ONLY ONE IN EXISTENCE. NO, THE CASE IS NOT IN PERFECT CONDITION. WHILE THE LATCHES AND HINGES ALL WORK FINE, THE HANDLE HAS TORN OFF AT ONE END (LIKE SO MANY OF THE FBI CASES I'VE SEEN). IT LOOKS LIKE THE HANDLE REPAIR WOULD BE AN EASY VENTURE, WITHOUT THE NECESSITY OF REPLACING THE ACTUAL HANDLE.....IT'S LIKELY THAT IT CAN BE RESTORED. THE OUTSIDE IS AN UGLY ARMY GREEN THAT MAY HAVE BEEN PAINTED A FEW TIMES......AND THE INSIDE SPORTS A NICE VARNISH FINISH. AND, OF COURSE, SINCE THIS IS A GENUINE MILITARY CASE, THERE ARE A FEW NICKS, SCRATCHES, ETC...... THE BOXES OF AMMO PICTURED, ARE SIMPLY EMPTY BOXES FOR DISPLAY ONLY. OF COURSE, YOU'RE WELCOME TO PURCHASE YOUR OWN AND INSTALL THEM. THESE TYPES OF ITEMS DON'T ARISE ON EBAY TOO OFTEN....THAT'S WHY THERE'S A RESERVE. BUT YOU MIGHT JUST BE SURPRISED AS TO HOW INEXPENSIVE (ON A RELATIVE BASIS FOR OTHER ORIGINAL CASES IN THIS WONDERFUL THOMPSON HOBBY) THE RESERVE IS. AS MOST THOMPSON COLLECTORS WILL AGREE, THIS STUFF AIN'T GETTIN' CHEAPER WITH TIME!!



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#2 Z3BigDaddy

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 07:19 PM

I picked up the one on the right off ebaY from England after some sniper ph34r.gif didn't honor his sniping program bid. I"m going to build a SBR on a RR with the serial number listed on the plaque to make a cool "replica" display.....



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#3 giantpanda4

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 10:04 PM

Blaine...

you mean "Ricardobes"from Canada didn't honor his bid???? Bad boy, eh!

Nice steal on the case! Can yo take pictures ane measurements - I wanna copy it!!! biggrin.gif


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#4 Z3BigDaddy

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 11:34 PM

QUOTE (giantpanda4 @ Feb 9 2006, 10:04 PM)
Blaine...

you mean "Ricardobes"from Canada didn't honor his bid???? Bad boy, eh!

Nice steal on the case! Can yo take pictures ane measurements - I wanna copy it!!! biggrin.gif

Did I say anyones name? ph34r.gif I just was just told who ever bought it backed out... And believe me it was not a steal, shipping alone was £50.00..... but with the provenance and all I think it deserved to be back in the states...
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#5 full auto 45

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 08:18 AM

Z, when you get here, I'll take you to the local shop who has a big cool looking Thompson case. Holds like 3-4 drums and bunch of mags and the gun. He will make you a hell of a deal on it.
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 11:39 AM

QUOTE (full auto 45 @ Feb 10 2006, 08:18 AM)
Z, when you get here, I'll take you to the local shop who has a big cool looking Thompson case. Holds like 3-4 drums and bunch of mags and the gun. He will make you a hell of a deal on it.

Yeah, but can you fit a $500.00 brochure in it? dry.gif Only 15 days and I'll be sleepin with some new pussies little buddy....
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#7 full auto 45

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 11:40 AM

Better then sleepin' with the fishes biggrin.gif
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