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Poll: Why Do You Own/Want A Thompson? (130 member(s) have cast votes)

Why Do You Own/Want A Thompson?

  1. Investment (6 votes [5.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.13%

  2. Historical Value (21 votes [17.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.95%

  3. Fun To Shoot (24 votes [20.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.51%

  4. Other / All of the above (66 votes [56.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 56.41%

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#1 Nick Iannamico

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 12:42 AM

Just Wondering.
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#2 Waffen Und Bier

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 01:09 AM

All of the above.....and.....

Because I (insert expletive) can.

Because I (insert expletive) want to.

The 1921 is the oldest gun I own. To hold it is entrancing, just imagining what a piece of firearms history it is....and, it's a Colt to boot.

The M1A1 leaves me with the same, if not more patriotic, feeling. I think back to what balls it took to jump out of a plane in the dark or to storm the beach at Normandy or sit in an icy cold hole in the ground in the Ardennes or somewhere in Korea with one or to be in the jungles of Vietnam with one (our local State Attorney was military intelligence and he carried one there on occasion).

Hope I can pass them on to my boys one day and that they can have their sons know what it is to own one of these.
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#3 Z3BigDaddy

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 01:10 AM

No fair where is the all of the above choice? soapbox.gif
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Posted 10 March 2006 - 06:24 AM

I agree with Z3BD, I want E on the list for all of the above !!!
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#5 Roland the Thompsongunner

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 06:38 AM

COMBAT tv show and all the other old WWII movies like to hell and back etc! Dan
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#6 JimFromFL

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 06:53 AM

Just shoot one.......enough said cool.gif
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Posted 10 March 2006 - 07:09 AM

Definitely All of the above!
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#8 Roland, Headless Thompson Gunner

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 07:26 AM

Its a piece of history, Its fun to shoot and I love the reaction on peoples faces when I tell them I collect Thompson Submachineguns. The investment part is just what I tell my wife to justify the expenditures.


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#9 ODS9091

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 08:42 AM

I voted other simply because it really is all of the above...great fun to shoot, historical value (Savage M1), investment (it is now worth at least twice as much as I paid for it 3 years ago..got a buddy deal on it so I had collateral in it when as soon as I paid for it).
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Posted 10 March 2006 - 09:03 AM

Besides E lets add.
Cool
Sweet
Clasic
Like asking someone why do you own a Harley-Davidson.
MY .02
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#11 First Sergeant

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 12:40 PM

Definitely another choice is needed:

"All of the Above"
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#12 35divmp

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 01:43 PM

When I bought my C&R M1 Savage back in 1992 it was strickly for WWII reenacting, but now it's also an investment (a useable one), a link with history, and something I can pass down to my son (he's only 7, but already he wants to fire it!).

I just wish I had bought more when I had a chance!

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#13 philasteen

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 02:18 PM

Other: Because I love guns.
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Posted 10 March 2006 - 02:47 PM

To borrow a quote from Nick...
"for 3 state killing sprees!"

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#15 Merry Ploughboy

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 03:28 PM

Because Arthur, Phil, John, John Jr, Waffen, Murray, rsilvers, philasteen, Tracie, Gordon, Roland, Mike, Mike...have them and I want to belong.
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Posted 10 March 2006 - 03:41 PM

QUOTE
Because Arthur, Phil, John, John Jr, Waffen, Murray, rsilvers, philasteen, Tracie, Gordon, Roland, Mike, Mike...have them and I want to belong.


Hey hey hey .. I'm not on that list..... dry.gif
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#17 Nick Iannamico

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 04:23 PM

I couldn't edit to add another option, but other/all the above is now available.
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#18 HK91

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 04:52 PM

I own a Thompson because it is fun to shoot and it is an investment.

My only Thompson is a W.H. M1 SMG so it has no historic value (other than pre 86 transferable) but it is a joy to shoot.

I would love to own a 1921 or 1928 smile.gif


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#19 JimFromFL

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 05:32 PM

No one mentioned the following:

Because the members of this group are so cool that I want to own a Thompson to be a part of this awesome group of people. woot.gif
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#20 First Sergeant

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 05:47 PM

We have a winner !!!
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