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#1 full auto 45

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 10:49 AM

Was watching the end of the St. V's mass. The 2 cops with Thompson's walk in and raise them. Now, this is 1929. Why did they have horizontal forearms on the guns? I know this was 1967 when it was made, but you wooda thunk someone........oh, I forgot, Hollywierd.
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Posted 05 March 2006 - 01:20 PM

Mike,

The horizontal forearm was offered as an option on the 1928 Navy Model, so by 1929 it would have been available. The guns used in the Massacre, however, did have vertical foregrips attached. Those are Stembridge Gun Rental guns, by the way.
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Posted 05 March 2006 - 09:10 PM

Plus no comps on the SVD guns. Here is a shot of one.

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 10:41 AM

Mike,
Have you got Helmers book on the SVDM.
He talks a lot about the guns in that.
I understand the cops picked up 70 cases which tends to suggest a "L" drum and a "XX" mag.
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Posted 06 March 2006 - 08:15 PM

Hello Mike,
Only one of the two svd tommies did in fact have a cutts compensator.

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 10:40 PM

QUOTE (gijive @ Mar 5 2006, 01:20 PM)
Mike,

The horizontal forearm was offered as an option on the 1928 Navy Model, so by 1929 it would have been available. The guns used in the Massacre, however, did have vertical foregrips attached. Those are Stembridge Gun Rental guns, by the way.

I am curious what happened to all the Stembridge class III weapons? I talked with Al Frisch (who bought a great deal of the Western guns) in August and he told me that one person bought all the MGs when they had the sale when Stembridge closed their doors. I wonder where all those classic MGs are today?
And forgive my utter ignorance here, but I take it that more than a couple of the original SVM tommy’s are documented and survive today?

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 07:11 AM

QUOTE (p51 @ Mar 7 2006, 10:40 PM)
And forgive my utter ignorance here, but I take it that more than a couple of the original SVM tommy’s are documented and survive today?

P51,

The Stembridge guns were sold off by Long Mountain Outfitters, several years back. Most of them are probably in private collections today.

The original SVDM guns (only two) are documented and are in the possession of the Berrien County, Michigan Sheriff's Department, where they were originally recovered in December of 1929.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:07 PM

I have one of the Stembridge Thompsons. I would post a pic but can't for the life of me figure out how. banghead.gif
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 06:25 PM

Jay,

Just go to a place like www.villagephotos.com , set up a free account, and upload your pics there. Then you just copy and paste the link from their site to this site, and.....

boom, boom, boom! Real easy to do.

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I always enjoy explaining the picture uploading; it gives me a chance to show my gun off! biggrin.gif

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 06:31 PM

Not all were sold to Long Mountain Outfitters.

My Thompson was from a person who purchased a dozen or so directly from Stembridge.
He replaced the plugged barrels and reblued all the Thompsons he had.


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Posted 08 March 2006 - 06:57 PM

Are you talking about Bob Bowman, Jim?
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