What I Got For Christmas...
Posted 24 December 2003 - 07:06 PM
The subline is "Rake Saloon in Beer War; One May Die" and "Hangout Riddled by Steel Bullets". The text begins, "Thirty-seven bullets from a light automatic machine gun were poured into the saloon of Barton (Buff) Costello...last night by gangsters striving to assassinate two rivals for the highly profitable south side traffic in good beer."
Boy, I could just kill for a beer....
It continues, "Capt. Stege said there was no doubt the bullets came from a machine gun of a type which has been advertised in trade magazines. Thirty-seven shells, all alike, were found on the stairs of the saloon".
Sounds like the start of a problem there, Cap'n...
What a great gift! Framing to follow.....
What did the rest of you get?
PS: Also got a "Weird Al" DVD!
Posted 24 December 2003 - 07:16 PM
Posted 24 December 2003 - 10:54 PM
My wife picked up a shirt from MobWare. Also 2 MachineGunBooks.com travel mugs. One to use, the other as part of the collection.
I won't know about any other Tommy related items until tomorrow. My list was mostly Thompson related.
I was bidding on an original newspaper with the headlines on the St. Valentines Day Massacre. I think the closing bid was around 70. I wasn't prepared to go much higher.
Posted 25 December 2003 - 12:03 AM
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Posted 25 December 2003 - 10:12 AM
Cool gift, Chris, be sure to have it framed with acid free archival grade backing.
My wife gave me a very large tool box to store all of my ammo, gun cleaning supplies, extra magazines and Thompson parts.
Posted 25 December 2003 - 12:26 PM
Posted 25 December 2003 - 01:38 PM
I got MOH, Rising Sun and Desert Storm II, Back to Bagdad video games...wife is going to her mothers for the day...she's gonna give the TV a rest from the LMN (pu**y channel) and do some games
Kids got me R.Lee Ermeys 1st season DVD...hmmm what to do what to do?
Posted 25 December 2003 - 03:34 PM
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Posted 25 December 2003 - 08:39 PM
Medal of Honor - Breakthrough and Battlefield 1942 - Road to Rome.
Posted 27 December 2003 - 09:39 PM
I got a subscription to the Thompson Collectors Association.
I got Tracie Hill's wonderful "Thompson: the American Legend"
Oh, and I almost forgot.. I ordered a 27A1 today!
Whoo Hooo!! ok so it isn't a FA buts it the best I could afford.