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  1. Second line from the auction description, “This Item can be transferred to Pennsylvania residents or an out of state SOT Dealer.”
  2. Not attesting to the capabilities of any Thompson gunsmith suggested. The WH Thompsons are unique in that many, not all, have issues that were there from the factory, see post #15 of this thread posted by PK, text copied here. There are other threads on this topic, including other posts from PK. One post I remember was specific to inspecting the blish lock channels, sorry I looked but did not find it YET! Will look more. EDIT FOUND it thanks to David Albert, see link toward the bottom. If I owned a WH and wanted repair, I would be asking specific questions of the potential Thompson gunsmith, to understand their capabilities to inspect and potentially correct any issues with the blish lock channels. http://www.machinegunboards.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=10998&st=0 POST from PK, #15 in the link above I am sorry to be getting into this so late, but appreciate the opportunity to contribute. My experience leads me to believe that 95% of all WH 28’s have malformed and or misplaced locking slots in the receiver. This malady will result in increased bolt velocities because the Bliss lock can’t do it’s job, and that translates into additional stress at the back of the receiver when the bolt is arrested by striking the pilot flange. This force can be sufficient to crack the receiver with just normal use. This fault requires serious reconstruction and it alone mandates a full restoration of the gun in my opinion. It is clearly understood by most Thompson fans that the WH guns were not made well in general and are plagued by a plethora of poorly performed operations on the manufacturing floor. When we refurbish a WH Thompson, all important features and dimensions are brought up to the GI standard, insuring not only proper function, but also longevity. Needless to say, such comprehensive treatment will require refinishing. When so treated, the WH gun will look and work as well as any. This month the queue for major corrections surpassed two years for the first time; this will vary of course, demand has decreased with the recent economic circumstances. Interested parties are placed in line and contacted when it’s their turn for service. After I receive a gun it will usually require about 3 months total to work it through the system with the others in that group. I work groups of guns to combine operations and reduce costs for everyone. Because each gun is a unique combination of faults, it is impossible to predict a cost. All work is done on a time and materials basis, I will not quote a figure for either time or cost because I’d be guessing. If I guess low, I loose. If I guess high, you loose. Not fair to anyone. A typical fully refurbished gun can take 20-40 hours and parts. I usually advise folks considering the purchase of a stock WH 28 to consider $2800 for correction during negotiation. Considering the time and effort required, the value for dollar spent is considerable, and the resulting gun will be a joy to own and shoot for a lifetime. I can’t afford a GI gun let alone a Colt, but my WH is doing just fine, thank you. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity I have had to work with so many of you, it is always a pleasure. My true reward is the satisfaction derived from a good Thompson. FOUND the reference thread on Blish Lock Inspection. http://www.machinegunboards.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=12622
  3. The Shipping Order very closely aligns with the early 1921 Shipping Records that were seized by the FBI as part of the East Side Irish Thompson fiasco. So, likely still the canvas cases as Tom suggested. Dont have my fingers on a sharp copy, try the link below http://www.machinegunboards.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=22211&hl=%2Bshipping+%2Brecords
  4. Thanks mbc230 Not taking any credit just shared with him the wisdom gained from my own frustrating long search. I am so glad he found exactly what he needed. Churchill Barton, Jr knows his stuff Like anything in our space take advantage sooner rather than later, in case he retires. Churchill Barton, Mgr Brettuns Village, Inc. 557 Lincoln St Lewiston, ME 04240 TEL: (207)782-7863 https://www.brettunsvillage.com/ churchill@brettunsvillage.com
  5. Great information on technique Bob, thanks Few have access and the skill to do that. Doug Richardson made some tools for the Thompson for this. He made clamps or wrenches for both the small and larger compensators to assist removal. Then he also had tap and die to correct damaged threads, for the larger compensator. See page 44 of the linked catalog. http://www.sturmgewehr.com/dalbert/MGBoards/RichardsonCatalog72A.pdf
  6. https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/82/1549/thompson-1923-prototype-submachine-gun
  7. Here is another 100th Anniversary tribute from last Saturday, with a C drum dump video by Maxim and TD.
  8. David's Goddard collection/display is awesome, as good as his paper collection which is incomparable.
  9. A few pics of my display Tiffany items and other pins and badges Variety of memorabilia Framed 1921 drawing
  10. Anyone with video of the C drum dump, can you PM me please
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