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Why Do You Own A Thompson?


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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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#41 Red9

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 08:30 AM

Well, I never thought of it as an investment when I purchased my M1A1 for $850 in 1978, (excluding the $200 Federal Tax Stamp). Little would I know that Thompson prices have climbed to astronomical proportions! I got mine because of its historical value. It defended our boys during wartime, and galantly served with police departments in peacetime. And sure, its very cool to shoot. There's nothing that attracts attention at the range like a Thompson. woot.gif

Edited by Red9, 04 April 2006 - 02:16 PM.

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#42 Nav4

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 12:25 PM

For me it's simply the best looking firearm on the planet.

Ranks right along side a P51 , A boat tail Auburn roadster or a Chris Craft barrel back speedboat.

A true , no questions asked Classic!

Edited by Nav4, 04 April 2006 - 12:25 PM.

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#43 ghostsoldier

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 01:09 PM

'Cause...let's face it... chicks dig a man toting a Thompson submachine gun (even if they can't tell a real one from a replica)...plus, it beats the hell outta throwing rocks at reenactor Krauts... biggrin.gif
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