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#1 M1tommygun

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 04:33 AM

I got to attend the gun show in Asheville, NC this last weekend with the hopes of finding at least one XX mag. No such luck, none to be found there. I did pick up one very nice XXX mag, but I still want one XX mag. Usually, gun shows here have very little in the way of Thompson items. Several of the things I did see, but did not have the money for, was a small possibly a five or ten round magazine, three shot shells made for the Thompson, and a M1/M1A1 receiver. The shot shells were interesting in themselves, but I did not buy. The M1 receiver was a very questionable item. It appeared to have been rusted real bad then sand blasted to clean it up. I could not make out any markings due to the heavy pitting. It had the remnants of an ejector on it, but here is the kicker it had a torch cut about 3/4 of the way back from the front. The cut went up one side and halfway through the top, so the receiver was still in one piece. I know this could be easily repaired by a knowledeable gunsmith. I asked if the receiver was registered in which I got the answer "No, it was demilled with the torch cut." It looked like a big NO NO to me, but I am no expert.

I did see a very 'valuable' XXX magazine. It was reparkerized to a light gray finish and the dealer wanted $50 for it. Audie Murphy most have used that magazine for it to be so expensive blink.gif .

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 06:19 AM

Interesting!

What was the asking price for the shotshells?
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Posted 27 March 2006 - 11:32 AM

The dealer wanted $10 a piece for the shot shells. I was not sure if this was a good price for them.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 11:39 AM

I ended up paying about $1 each for a total of 17 of them. The purchase was mixed in with a lot of old brass and loaded stuff I bought also.

I have heard of people wanting $100+ for empty boxes of the shotshells, but I have not confirmed it yet. Too much for me.

I am still lookin for a reasonable price on a shot shell mag though.....
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Posted 28 March 2006 - 09:47 PM

Shotmag and part box of shotshells for $900 on Gunbroker. Amazing!
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Posted 28 March 2006 - 09:59 PM

Best was the NIW 30 round Thompson stick magazine for $110 -- yes, $110 -- at the Valley Forge show 3 weeks ago.
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Posted 28 March 2006 - 10:21 PM

$110 for a NIW XXX Thompson mag? And I'm only asking $15 each for my highly valuable super rare ones. Ohhh, the pain, the pain! sad.gif laugh.gif
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Posted 29 March 2006 - 04:17 AM

$110!?! WOW! That dealer must have been really proud of that magazine. Maybe, it was one that Audie Murphy was going to use, but did not get it unwrapped before the war ended. I wonder if he was just as proud of all other items he had for sale.

35divmp, how much are you charging for s/h on the XX rounders?

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 08:07 AM

QUOTE (M1tommygun @ Mar 29 2006, 04:17 AM)
35divmp, how much are you charging for s/h on the XX rounders?

Scott:

We have 3 or 4 left. Shipping would depend on how many you order. UPS shipping starts around $7 for one and goes up, it's all depends on weight.

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 07:48 PM

Will be at our NC mountain getaway from June 4 thru October. Only 40 miles from Ashville. Who puts on the show and what upcoming dates are they? Might like to try to get to a couple of them.

Will be 4th time at the Creek this October.
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Posted 30 March 2006 - 10:25 PM

Bill, Will you be at the creek in a couple weeks?
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Posted 30 March 2006 - 10:39 PM

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I asked if the receiver was registered in which I got the answer "No, it was demilled with the torch cut." It looked like a big NO NO to me, but I am no expert.


A legal problem just waiting to happen!

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