The "right" Thompson
Posted 21 December 2003 - 07:52 PM
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
Remember the Blood of Heros
Posted 21 December 2003 - 07:56 PM
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Posted 21 December 2003 - 09:37 PM
That was great video. Good luck with the Thompson.
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.
My brother told me to "beware of third-world toilets!"
Maybe I'll look into one of those Russian dewats while I'm there! Do you think customs would let it through?
God Bless America, Her Veterans, and Thompsons!
Posted 21 December 2003 - 09:45 PM
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.
Posted 21 December 2003 - 10:05 PM
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?
Posted 21 December 2003 - 10:22 PM
Posted 21 December 2003 - 10:31 PM
That gun is still in the works. As you know, natural catastrophes delayed the project. Now it is on hold until my vacation is over. That will be in the middle of January.
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.
PS- I like your webpage!
Posted 21 December 2003 - 11:14 PM
I know what you mean!
With my luck, the drum would be a WH!
Posted 21 December 2003 - 11:51 PM
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
Tracie Hill recommended Jerry to me, as an honest dealer for Thompsons.
Maybe the price is negotiable.
Posted 23 December 2003 - 07:18 PM
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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P.S. I think your focus on the 1928 model is a good choice.
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