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#1 MP43

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Posted 21 December 2003 - 07:52 PM

I feel much better educated now and I wish to express my thanks to all of you strongly opinionated guys and gals and wish you a Merry Christmas. My thank you christmas gift to you all is the link following this message. Well worth watching. When it is finished doing its thing, click on the little red "info" at the bottom of screen.

There is no way I can follow all the good advice I received in the past 24 hours but I have made my decision on which Thompson. Remember, I only need one. Now I hope I can say what I am about to say on this board without causing another ruckus. It's about another full auto US weapon. I have had a whole lot of experience with the M16 from 67 to 71. When I got back to the world, I ran the POR qualifications down at Ft. Knox. You guys know, right next to Knob Creek. In my opinion, the M16 was a real piece of Crap. Every time it jammed we would stomp the aluminum mags and trash them so they would not find their way back to Nam. I wanted nothing to do with it so I went a different route. I hung an AK on the back edge my chicken plate and wore my Remington Rand between my legs. My Randall Attack Survival hung on the inside back corner of my seat, my Schrade was in my leg pouch and my Eck buterfly pen knife was in my sleve pocket with my Zippo and Kools. Well I quit smoking, lost my Zippo in Fl. gave the Remington back to Uncle Sam and sold my Randall to feed the kids in 72. The Randall was a useless anchor anyway. I still have very little reguard for the M16. It killed the wrong people.

I knew a "spook" who swore by his Reising Mod 55 and when I was finally able to get a transfer into my AO here, that was the first gun I bought. The "spook" was right, it's a great little gun at 6 pounds and very portable with its folding stock. Only down side to the gun is the fact that only Jar Heads were issued them. Joke, Joke, it's a joke! I guess I need to get some of those modified 30 rounders off the Reising board. Believe it or not, that gun was very hard for me to find. I hope the "right Thompson" will come a little easier. I have a good WW2 Thompson story from ny father's Co. I'll share it with you another time.

I think the "right Thompson" for me is a matching 28A1 with early features and original finish. I realize that this may be tough but what can I say, it's real, it's military and it's what I want damn it. Any hot tips on one would be greatly appreciated!

I hope this link works. My 15 yeay old son help me set it up. Hank


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#2 MP43

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Posted 21 December 2003 - 07:56 PM

I forgot to tell you to make sure you have the sound on when you view Remember the Blood of Heroes link. Hank
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Posted 21 December 2003 - 08:46 PM

That was great. I passed it onto my college level thinking niece that think's it's a blood for oil war. If she'd get her headout of the artsy fartsy theater and live in the real world it would change her head a little, maybe. Thanks.
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Posted 21 December 2003 - 09:37 PM

MP43,

That was great video. Good luck with the Thompson. wink.gif

Mike,

You are right. The real world can be a cruel place. Even with the 9-11 attacks, America beats any other country in the world hands down. I am going to Ukraine (Chernobyl area) on the December 29. I can only imagine what the standard of living is in a former Soviet Block Country. ohmy.gif

My brother told me to "beware of third-world toilets!" blink.gif

Maybe I'll look into one of those Russian dewats while I'm there! laugh.gif Do you think customs would let it through? rolleyes.gif

God Bless America, Her Veterans, and Thompsons!

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Posted 21 December 2003 - 09:45 PM

Norm, just bring back a old bridgeport "L" for me to play with. Well hell make it 2, I need a couple more.
Oh and I'll get pissy whiney email from her for weeks about this one! Maybe she should have majored in something real instead of "theater and the arts". give me a freakin' break.
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Posted 21 December 2003 - 10:05 PM

Mike,

Maybe I'll get lucky and find one of those crate-fulls. You know, ten unused, unopened Thompsons that would be worth God-only-knows what if they were here in the USA!

How much do think a large suitcase of 1928A1 receivers would weigh? laugh.gif

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Posted 21 December 2003 - 10:22 PM

Norm, Did you ever get your project gun working that I built the wood for?
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Posted 21 December 2003 - 10:31 PM

Deerslayer,

That gun is still in the works. As you know, natural catastrophes delayed the project. sad.gif Now it is on hold until my vacation is over. That will be in the middle of January. biggrin.gif

That reminds me, I still need to send you the slide assembly that Tommygunner made for me (excellent quality) to be fitted into a no-bolt style stock.

When I get back from the former "Souyz Sovietskich Socialisticheskich Respublic", I will need to send the slide to you. I also have a WH vertical front grip that needs re-staining to match.

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PS- I like your webpage! biggrin.gif
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Posted 21 December 2003 - 11:14 PM

PhilOhio,

I know what you mean! laugh.gif

With my luck, the drum would be a WH! sad.gif

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Posted 21 December 2003 - 11:51 PM

Hank,

Thank you for the link. You're right. It's important that we never forget why we are sending our men and women to fight for Liberty.

I retired in '99 after 20 yrs in the Army. Never even heard a shot fired in anger, but I was on duty where I was sent, nonetheless.
God bless and keep our military as well as our police, firemen and others in these days ahead. May He get them home safe to their loved ones.

Jerry Prasser of Recon Ordnance has (had?) a 1928-A1 "all early features, like new" for $13,500 advertised in Shotgun News,
Dec. 20 issue. Phone 1-920-922-1515
eMail: reconord@aol.com

Tracie Hill recommended Jerry to me, as an honest dealer for Thompsons.
Maybe the price is negotiable.

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Posted 23 December 2003 - 07:18 PM

ausrotten,
Actually the guy the military has in custody is not really Saddam at all.......He is Martin Borman!...... When cleaning your guns with asphyxic chemicals, you must make sure you have proper ventilation; otherwise you slip into conspiracy mode.

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Posted 23 December 2003 - 07:27 PM

Maybe ausrotten(allrotten) should go and live in a third world shit hole for a while. Hell, go to Iraq and live with them under that kind of life and see how you think then. If you had said something like what you have on that trash site, you would have been drug outside by your nut sack and been dis-emboweled in the streets! That's my thoughts, but I'm a ass.
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Posted 23 December 2003 - 07:30 PM

You're no ass. I see ausrotten, aka Simon (our Bush bashing juvenile from the UK) is back. Completely out of context as usual. I have taken steps to ensure we don't get a repeat of the past...
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Posted 23 December 2003 - 07:39 PM

So if he talks about our President like this then it is ok to say that the Queen is a pig? The Prince is a poofter? I didn't think he was from town but from across the pond. Just think allrotten, you could be speaking German as a first language. Your welcome.
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Posted 23 December 2003 - 07:55 PM

With a name like ausrotten (Simon) I think he secretly wishes he was speaking German.
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Posted 23 December 2003 - 07:56 PM

I missed ausrotten's load of crap! Thanks for removing it Chris. smile.gif biggrin.gif laugh.gif Regards, Walter



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Posted 23 December 2003 - 07:58 PM

I just did a little admin detective work. Ausrotten appears to share many common attributes with at least one other board member here. Personality disorders aside, how many of the rest of you maintain multiple memberships? dry.gif
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Posted 23 December 2003 - 08:03 PM

MP43, that was a very inspiring and sobering video! blink.gif ohmy.gif smile.gif Thank-you!! cool.gif Regards, Walter

P.S. I think your focus on the 1928 model is a good choice. smile.gif biggrin.gif
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Posted 23 December 2003 - 08:05 PM

Not me, I have only one. And I let everybody know who I am. I even have my location filled out as everyone should. I think maybe that is something that should be a rule. No posting until your information is filled out. At least your name, real one, and your location and email address,again a real one. What do you think Nick, Chris?
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Posted 23 December 2003 - 08:08 PM

Mike,I couldn't agree more with you! rolleyes.gif smile.gif Regards, Walter
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