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#1 philasteen

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 08:09 PM

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#2 1921A

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 10:31 PM

British WW II issue from North African desert war. Looks like it's missing the pad from bottom of case.

I believe the one I have has a pad in the top and bottom.
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#3 Z3BigDaddy

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 12:56 AM

QUOTE (1921A @ Mar 16 2006, 10:31 PM)
British WW II issue from North African desert war.  Looks like it's missing the pad from bottom of case.

I believe the one I have has a pad in the top and bottom.

Like this one perhaps?



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Posted 17 March 2006 - 07:04 AM

Do the mags just insert on the sides, with none stored in the middle of the box? If that is the case, it doesn't seem to be a very efficient used of space.
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Posted 17 March 2006 - 06:53 PM

QUOTE (Sgt @ Mar 17 2006, 07:04 AM)
Do the mags just insert on the sides, with none stored in the middle of the box? If that is the case, it doesn't seem to be a very efficient used of space.

If this is an issue item for the British 1928, remember that they where hideously expensive weapons at that time. As a reference point, the magazine for a Bren gun (which was built with the same production quality as the Thompson) cost the equivalent of 1/2 of a week's wages for an average shop worker.

Also, look closely and use your imagination - with all of the slots fitted with loaded 20 round magazines, there's just enough room to get your fist into the center of them. wink.gif
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#6 SecondAmend

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 08:04 PM

Thompsons are still hideously expensive weapons.
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Posted 17 March 2006 - 08:10 PM

If you are crafty that inside should clean up just fine.
Excellent lettering on the lid.
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Posted 17 March 2006 - 08:12 PM

The web site needs to be modified so we can order on line. cool.gif
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Posted 18 March 2006 - 01:37 AM

I would like to have one of those or even a reproduction that would hold 30rd mags- be a nice way to keep track of them as right now I have them everywhere.

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 04:06 PM

The British refered to it as a Thompson Gun "Lorry Box".
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Posted 19 March 2006 - 04:13 PM

carey put some rubber in there,you don't want to mark up all those nice mag's you got from me!

unless thats another batch...nice pic nice case..ready for the field..take care,ron
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Posted 20 March 2006 - 02:31 PM

Hi Ron,
Have no fear. The Lorry box mags are shooter quality pat. dated mags I picked up just for this display. The original greased felt material is on the bottom and the top just like it should be.
You take care,
Carey


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