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#1 Frank Iannamico

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 03:13 PM

I was looking though subguns.com and found the ad below. Since they were only 20 miles or so away, I called and asked if I could come up to their warehouse and handpick a few sets. The BEST part is that the kits all have the ADJUSTABLE LYMAN rear sight and finned barrels!

I mentioned Sportsmans Guide and he told me that they buy the kits from him! He also mentioned that he may not be shipping them anymore of them.

I met the owner Dan Tobin who is a great guy, he told me that I could look through all of the crates and to take as long as I wanted.

The parts were all in seperate crates and most if not all were new or awfully close to it. 1. Most were AO manufacture 2. All had finned barrels and comps. 3. Bright "nickel" bolts. 4. There were both knurled and smooth actuators. All had milled-smooth selectors and safeties. 5. No-bolt type buttstocks. All had LYMAN rear sights. Some of the wood had minor handling dings. A few of the trigger frames had the original numbers lined out and new numbers stamped in them. But overall GREAT stuff!

Mags are not included but he had a few crates of them.

I suggest calling ASAP these are the last ones he has, they were shipping out kits all the while I was there.

I took some pictures I'll email them to Nick so he can put them up.


THE AD...posted 2.14.06

THOMPSON 1928A1 SPARE PARTS KITS. Complete minus the receiver. These have the rare LYMAN ADJUSTABLE SIGHT. Finned barrel, magazines are not included. Hand selected, excellent condition for this WWII era Tommy Gun, and the Lyman sight is a valuable bonus. $595
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Daniel Tobin
84 Rt 380
Apollo, PA. 15613

Telephone Number: 724-727-2648

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 04:01 PM

I just ordered a parts kit and a couple of accessory kits, and he said they would be shipped tommorrow. He was very helpfull. biggrin.gif
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Posted 15 February 2006 - 05:08 PM

Well I ordered 1 also. He also had an accessory kit for about $100 w/kit purchase.
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Posted 15 February 2006 - 06:40 PM

I actually have the Sportsmanguide page up getting ready to call to ensure they have it in stock before purchasing then I read this post.....

Needless to say I close the sportsmanguide page and ordered from this guy.


Thanks Frank!!!! I hope these kits are in great shape.

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 06:45 PM

I ordered one today also, the guy was really nice. Thanks Frank for the good tip.
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Posted 15 February 2006 - 08:23 PM

I don't know whether to smile or cry when I see those boxes.. I ordered mine this morning, it shipped today and will be delivered tomorrow, with free shipping to boot.
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Posted 15 February 2006 - 11:14 PM

The shipping crates have Russian markings. Is it possible these are the original WWII shipping crates with a Russian paint job?
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Posted 16 February 2006 - 01:07 AM

Come on Frank, what kind of goodies did you sift out....

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 08:24 AM

Geeesh, with all those parts, it makes me wonder if there really is a shortage of spare parts. cool.gif
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Posted 16 February 2006 - 12:17 PM

Spoke to Dan this morning (when I ordered mine!). He said this is it, no more. there was a very short window this summer where he got them through.

It was nice to order one and not have to worry about Z3 overbidding me (the drum auction is not over yet buddy....)! wink.gif

Like Phil said, I just love looking at the pics! Thanks Frank!
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Posted 16 February 2006 - 01:59 PM

What did I get??? I bought 4 - '28 kits yesterday and I was able to cherry pick!

I had such a good time yesterday I went back today and bought; 3 of the accessory kits. I went through all of the mags approx 1,000 of them, found two Crosbys and several without markings. The rest were Seymours and AO all new in the wrap.

The accessory kits are a good deal; 5- new 20-rd mags, pouch, belt, brass cleaning rod, oiler and combo tool for $109 w/ 10% off if you buy a parts set. Other companies are charging that for the mags alone.

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 02:03 PM

I new more Thompson parts like I need another EX-WIFE... BUT
I gotta admit the LYMAN adjustable sights sucked me in!!

BTW I asked Dan about the drums, he said they are not coming in through him.

I called SG yesterday to cancel my '28 parts sets order, and I asked them about the drums. She said the 28th of February.
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Posted 16 February 2006 - 02:31 PM

QUOTE (giantpanda4 @ Feb 16 2006, 12:17 PM)
Spoke to Dan this morning (when I ordered mine!). He said this is it, no more. there was a very short window this summer where he got them through.

It was nice to order one and not have to worry about Z3 overbidding me (the drum auction is not over yet buddy....)! wink.gif

Like Phil said, I just love looking at the pics! Thanks Frank!

ph34r.gif Who me? ph34r.gif


I really want to buy some kits but how many is to many? blink.gif

BTW GP4 The seller thinks it might go to 7 or 9 bills......
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Posted 16 February 2006 - 02:43 PM

Z3,

You and I both know there was one on GunBroker that just went for $409 - Only cause I quit at $404!

So I do not see his audience (though it is Ebay not gGunbroker), but he is playing it right, emailing all bidders in case they cancel it. Often a bidder calls it in to cancel it.... to preserve his "being on top" at the time it is canceled. Who is on top now ph34r.gif ? You can bet the seller will run his own bid after it gets canned, if it does.

Go for it - $4 bills is and will be my limit!! Especially since Frank made me spent $6 bills this morning!
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Posted 16 February 2006 - 02:43 PM

Hey guys (great forum, by the way), I'm a newbie and I have a question.

Is there a quality and/or workmanship difference, one way or another, between the Auto-Ordnance kits and the Savage kits?

Do collectors covet one over the other?

Thanks in advance for any advice you may have.

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 02:54 PM

Welcome to the board!

Well the original AO guns are far less common than Savage especially tranferable ones. Savage made the vast majority of guns and parts. AO originally subcontracted with Savage to make the Thompsons, then to keep up with the demand opened their own factory. Actually many AO guns were originally built with Savage parts in them. Most Savage owners want Savage parts for spares. There are no appreciable quaility differences. But AO marked parts are rarer. There were a large number of other subcontractors too...Stevens and Remington were one of the larger ones.
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Posted 16 February 2006 - 03:01 PM

QUOTE (giantpanda4 @ Feb 16 2006, 02:43 PM)
Z3,

You and I both know there was one on GunBroker that just went for $409 - Only cause I quit at $404!

So I do not see his audience (though it is Ebay not gGunbroker), but he is playing it right, emailing all bidders in case they cancel it. Often a bidder calls it in to cancel it.... to preserve his "being on top" at the time it is canceled. Who is on top now ph34r.gif ? You can bet the seller will run his own bid after it gets canned, if it does.

Go for it - $4 bills is and will be my limit!! Especially since Frank made me spent $6 bills this morning!

I may own an insurance agency but even I wouldn't stoop that low.... ph34r.gif I know you were just kidding..... I had no idea I stole the Crosby drum from you those many years ago.... You're $50.25 below my final bid.... But I really don't think I have a chance at that price if it goes to the end.... If only that SG drum deal would go thru all this fighting would come to an end... wink.gif
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Posted 16 February 2006 - 03:17 PM

The SG deal is what is preventing me from going over $404 now. I hope it happens too.

Probably too broad an audience for us.
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Posted 16 February 2006 - 04:51 PM

Would you guys get off the phone, I can't get thru to order a parts kit!!!!

After about 5 minutes, I was able to finally get thru!!!

Frank, many thanks for the heads up on this!!!!!

I go the 28A1 kit and the accesssory pack. I requested a knurled knob and he said he could accomodate me!!! WOW!!!! NEAT DEAL!!!

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 07:39 PM

QUOTE (Mario Scarpino @ Feb 16 2006, 04:51 PM)
I requested a knurled knob and he said he could accomodate me!!!

Geesh, I forgot to request this. banghead.gif
I just assumed they all were.
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