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#1 Phil Askew

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 06:23 PM

I know another wild goose chase, but I was talking to someone at a Ford swap meet about guns and he said his grandfather left him a Thompson with 2 drums. One L and a C drum in the box and swears its a 21 Colt. Just in case, does anyone have an original box and can e-mail me a pic? He said the drums are numbered.
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 06:28 PM

I'm crossing fingers for you . . .
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 06:52 PM

Hey Phil,

That would be great if it turns out to be the real thing. I would bet there aren't many original cardboard drum boxes from the Colt era around. I know I've never seen one or even seen a picture of one. I would imagine it would be similar to the cardboard corrugated drum boxes that WWII era Auto-Ordnance drums were shipped in, but then again who knows. Good luck on your find. You will have to post pictures you know! smile.gif
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 08:24 PM

I seem to recall a protoype in the box from Cleveland, Ohio...topic of discussion at the Creek last fall...Bill Douglas knew about it..came out of the NWest...maybe Bill can weigh in on this thread... huh.gif
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#5 Phil Askew

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 07:03 AM

THANKS, GUYS!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 01:11 PM

Phil,

I saw an original L-Drum new in the box in a private collection this past weekend. The box showed its age, and the drum was brand new. Send me an e-mail, and I'll forward it to the collector to see if they would be willing to send you a picture. I don't know if the C-Drum cardboard box is the same, but I believe this collector has seen one of them also, and might be able to help you to determine authenticity.

The L-Drum box is in two parts. As I remember, it has a cardboard piece that folds around the drum, with the middle exposed, and the sides exposed. The drum and inner box are then slid into another cardboard piece with 2 open ends, and when they are combined, the drum is completely surrounded with cardboard. They go together kind of like closing a drawer. That is what I recall, anyway.

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I've moved to Ohio now. I've had very limited access to the internet so far, so I apologize that I have not been on the board much. Made a deal on a house in Liberty Township yesterday, and we will be moving into that house in June. I'm in corporate housing until then. Will be back and forth from Texas several times between now and then.

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 01:22 PM

QUOTE (dalbert @ Apr 8 2006, 01:11 PM)
Everyone,

I've moved to Ohio now. I've had very limited access to the internet so far, so I apologize that I have not been on the board much. Made a deal on a house in Liberty Township yesterday, and we will be moving into that house in June. I'm in corporate housing until then. Will be back and forth from Texas several times between now and then.

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 03:54 PM

I was told a few years ago that a NIB Colt "C" Drum (In the original box) was advertised on Sturm for 12K Never saw any PICS of it though.
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Posted 09 April 2006 - 09:33 PM

I know that the gentleman DID get $12,000 for the C-drum new in box. The box was made by a company in Astabula Sp? Ohio. I have the serial # of the drum as well as photos of the box and drum. If anyone wishes me to email them, send me your email address and I'll send the photos to you. Bill Douglas BillDouglasTSMG@verizon.net

PS Afraid I haven't sat down to figure out how to post the photos on the net other than thru email.


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#10 philasteen

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 06:04 AM

Here are Bill's photos of the NIB drum:

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 11:06 AM

Ronald,

Your assessment is dead on. Did the buyer see this drum in person, or pics, before ponying up an absurd $12K? Is the cardboard box worth the extra $6K? That is the same type shipping box used for 1920's chocolate tins.

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#12 Phil Askew

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 12:01 PM

Is there anything stamped on the box?????????
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Posted 10 April 2006 - 12:45 PM

Sombody shelled out 12 large for that? They obviously have way too much money burning a hole in their pocket. 6K seems way too much to me but 12K is absolutely Looney Tunes! banghead.gif banghead.gif

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