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#1 WILSON

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Posted 09 July 2003 - 08:44 PM

This would be a good time to show off my collection:

http://home.epix.net...iron/page2.html

Let me know what you think.
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#2 LIONHART

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Posted 09 July 2003 - 08:47 PM

As I've always remarked,
Those are some Gems you have there!
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#3 PK.

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Posted 09 July 2003 - 08:49 PM

One of a kind, Wilson. Very nice to see it all together. wink.gif
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Posted 09 July 2003 - 09:12 PM

Very nice.
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Posted 09 July 2003 - 09:15 PM

Nice collection. The photos are great, too!
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#6 Grey Crow

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Posted 09 July 2003 - 10:07 PM

Nice collection!
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Posted 09 July 2003 - 11:53 PM

Nice detail and info
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Posted 10 July 2003 - 01:02 AM

Very nice collection. You have some unusual pieces there. Some I've nver seen before.
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Posted 10 July 2003 - 09:25 AM

Very nice collection indeed! I am black oxide-ed with envy.
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Posted 10 July 2003 - 09:44 PM

Great collection Wilson, did you manage to acquire one of those rare metric Lymans as well?
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#11 WILSON

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Posted 11 July 2003 - 06:10 AM

H Harrison - No, I do not have a metric Lyman. What you see is what I have in the way of rear sights (although I do have some duplicates). If you or anyone else comes across any others let me know. At this point I am not interested in any post-Bridgeport items.

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#12 PK.

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Posted 11 July 2003 - 07:13 AM

I think Harrison "gotcha" on that one Wilson! biggrin.gif
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#13 Walter63a

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Posted 11 July 2003 - 07:24 AM

Nice to see them all together, and very educational. tongue.gif Thanks for sharing Wilson.
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#14 WILSON

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Posted 11 July 2003 - 09:40 AM

PK. - I do remember seeing a LYMAN adjustable rear sight in Tracie's book in meters. I don't have the book in front of me to give a more detailed reference.
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Posted 11 July 2003 - 10:00 AM

Oops! I think you are right Wilson. Guess the jokes on me! dry.gif
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Posted 12 July 2003 - 07:34 AM

Very interesting collection. I'm trying to track down some papers written by Theodore Eickhoff and John Blish, both from Indianapolis by the way. I have found out that alot of "secret" testing was done at the Blish farm on the East side of Indy. Just a few miles from my old farm. Of course now all the F*#kin' slabber homes have taken the farms over so I could not find the old Blish farm anymore. The old Eickhoff home still stands.

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p.s. Thanks Nick
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Posted 17 August 2003 - 10:59 AM

Wilson,

Thanks for the information on the different rear sights. My Lyman seems to hold up pretty well on my 1928 WWII Commemorative Thompson. When you have a shoot, it is the most requested gun everybody wants to shoot. Thousands of rounds later and it is still going strong. They all say how nice it is to enjoy shooting a piece of history. Everyone should have a full-auto Thompson in their collection.

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Thanks for the Boards!


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Posted 17 August 2003 - 12:00 PM

Great collection, and a nice reference site!

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