If You Look At This Photo You May Cry
Posted 24 November 2003 - 01:36 PM
cheers for the PM Sgt.Martin, couldn't let em get away with it could I
Posted 24 November 2003 - 02:25 PM
Posted 24 November 2003 - 04:03 PM
Hank, what we going to do with all these guns rusting away in Vietnam? We got to get rid of them otherwise the Vietnam Govt. are gonna do it for us and send us the bill..
Well sir, we could sell em off. That way all the responsiblility is with the buyer and leaves us in the clear and we won't have to lift a finger..
Good idea, got any idea on a price?
Yeah, what about £200 each?
Sounds good..but ain't that a bit much?
Probably sir but if they sell we're going to have one hell of a christmas and if they don't we just do it the way we supposed to in the first place and get a bonus anyway for a job well done...
Ah, well done my boy! I've always said we need more of your type round here...
Posted 24 November 2003 - 08:19 PM
Posted 24 November 2003 - 10:46 PM
"""And anyway, real shoot able Thompsons are illegal in the UK but at least they can be decommissioned (dewat) without cutting them up into pieces like you have to do in America."""
Its certainly NOT your fault that England is a country full of liberal idiots that believe in gun control. We can fire our registered Thompsons all day long here; poor folks in England cannot even own a pistol.
Deactivation of a Thompson is certainly not accomplished by simply plugging the bbl and slicing the front off of the bolt. Both parts can be had and installed for less than $300 (US). You cant very easily reweld a torch cut receiver thats been whacked in 3 places. Maybe they knew that in case the Germans ever came knocking on the gates of Southampton again.
I do appreciate the fact that there are people in England that do fancy the Thompson. It is the most recognizable gun shape in the world.
I'm off now.
(Eat some cold taters and fish and fondle your Thompson for me chaps)
Posted 24 November 2003 - 11:49 PM
Posted 27 November 2003 - 12:17 PM
Look at the pictures carefully. My best guess is Kodachrome, based on my use of this film back in the 70's and 80's and knowing how the colors degrade over the years, I'd guess these were taken in the late 70's. Perhaps Chris can lend some Photographic expertise on this matter (Chris, your cave pics are both fabulous and fascinating!!)
Look at the Flora....no tropical plants here.....common stuff that you'd see down Southeast. And the soil.....reddish brown, kinda like Alabama or Georgia??
Can't make out anything on the water tower in one pic, but it looks red or red/white.....probably one of our military bases.....
Can't make out more than a blur of the sign on the side of the building.
Question: Where in the U.S. do they do most of the demilling of unused weapons? I know they cut up a bunch at Rock Island, but that was in the 90's and these ain't Rock Island.....
BTW, I got dibs on the Swedish K sitting on the pile of M3's!!!!
My .02, FWIW.
Posted 27 November 2003 - 01:25 PM
Posted 29 November 2003 - 04:39 PM