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  1. As if postmasters and senators care about a class 3 thompson part kit.YEAH JUST MENTION MACHINEGUNS THAT WILL GET YOU REAL FAR.Good Luck with the claim. and don't expect it quick 50 years with fed ex ups and the mail, have just about seen it all.. as one time mentioning lawyers and other things did mean something.Today most say yeah f it go right ahead....had that on a few gun deals.5 g and above.TO 10G. both times got the money back. and both times. lets just say a 1911 45 was involved.one was r.j. perry. the other was some dealer in ct. who sold the same MP-40 to 3 guys.STILL KEEP THE FILE AS A REMINDER.ONLY THING TO REMEMBER HAVE THE BALLS TO DO IT. AND DEERSLAYER I CAN TELL YOU THIS. MANY DON'T.
  2. jesse i am sure those are live rounds. i always check on belt feds in all movies primers or none or dented used primers.or just empty cases belted.a few have had what looks like live ammo in them, and i am sure in some for non shoot scenes. they got away with it.subs and handguns a different story. White heat another classic with him.was not able to get a new first series colt like he used. but ended up with a second series 1960 model. the movie was in 49, so it looks like a first.Since he dumps the 45 to carry the snub. "ma top of the world".
  3. Hans I remember that part{That was reported a 21a for the action live rounds }but they used belt feeds in the action scene filming. also in Scarface the original Paul Muni. Before the other 2 portrayals they shot up a window the same way. I guess after awhile somebody said hey somebody could get hurt or killed...good times to be in the movies i guess. like Basil Rathbone and Errol Flynn SWORDPLAY and someone got cut, Glad this was posted it got us off rear sites and screw size and wood grains in stocks.
  4. Jesse great stuff right there.those who have never done much of anything with this, have no clue how much money time travel and investment over the decades. I was told once you have to love the history and not the $$$, Bob Landies once told me "Ron you are beyond help" I took that as good. and as a compliment not a wise ass remark. since i was all over the map trying to do it all.Now there is people out there who want to do the same..enjoy it all because the decades will fly by fast. And keep a very sharp mind.AND laugh..
  5. Mike i traded it to my buddy to get the Mason City robbery gun back.March 34 the one time Dillinger got winged. so now both are gone. I think the Mason City GUN is in Colorado and the m.g.m. is in safe in Wisconsin still, with the hardcase from m.g.m.still has the blank barrel in the case also as i delivered to him/ also helped him get the Hymie Weiss Thompson. the one that was found on top of the dog house over the fence with the 100 rd c drum.I HAVE INFO ON HUNDREDS OF THOMPSON heck maybe thousands. and gave much of that info to my friend Gordon when he was doing his great book. i think he thanked me in it someplace. good times yes i miss them.
  6. When i did the St. Vals scene of the garage shoot.in Chicago. I used one of the guns from the Untouchables {WHEN THEY FILMED IT IN CHICAGO. the gun was checked by the prop master himself >loaded with 50 blanks.<and i was able to see drum LOADED < I carried it around in my possession only. FOR A GOOD HOUR OR SO. even to the darn John.THEY KNEW I HANDLED THOMPSONS so when we shot the scene, 2 takes. i said in first i did not fire all fifty, as they said a fairly long fire sequence. second take had about 20 left. i emptied the drum. my first wise crack was "Happy Valentines Days Boys.AND I STARTED FIRING.. Many things go on behind every scene. Yeah it was fun back then, i was promised a 1897 Winchester pump from the pic, however it ended up with politics to somebody else.WHEN Jerry Rivers or what he went by during capones vaults, we never got anything good.the tape on beta max. MY BUDDY, HELMER might remember. always a good time.
  7. It was from a belt feed, the brick pelts. Maybe wrong, but maybe right, told to me well over 45 years ago when i got the m.g.m. Thompson i called the studio and tracked down props dept and gun effects. one guy about age 85 was retired. left my info he contacted me and gave me some details. also sent me a great pic from the BIG HOUSE 1931 WITH WALLACE BEERY. Holding the m.g.m. gun i acquired in its 1921a appearance, later they added a comp for Bataan,{robert taylor version} and Never So Few. he retired by that time in early 60's.GOOD TIMES..GREAT PICTURE FROM JESSE A GREAT FIND.
  8. Let me tell you a real shock tale. i was helping 2 class 3 friends out. one was selling 2 Galil arms 5.56 and both post sample from a estate sale.and both licensed, well i sell one of the galils and my buddy transfers it with p.d. letter. for something like $2g. gun mind you new in box. 8 weeks later. transfers back, he ships it out.my buddy calls and says its got non restrict stamp on it. pre86 not post 86. calls n.f.a. they tell him you got that right we made mistake on estate they are pre 86 not post.i call and tell my buddy he just about flips out. a pre was bringing around $6 g at the time.he calls n.f.a. they tell him tough beans mistakes get made. the new owner is the new owner, so my buddy now has around a $12 g new in box galil arm ,and my other buddy has one now also. I said before you transfer or sell the last one get it in writing on the paper.he said darn right.I gave the darn thing away. before i retired my license i gave the guy a call and said yeah remember that Galil i got for you.. sell it to me for $4 g, he of course laughed NO WAY... I said no you owe me, you bought it for $2g 100% profit is fair.since i made not a dime on that cluster of a deal. the moral if there is one check it all out always if and when you can. transferred a M3 decades ago toa dealer from another paperwork legit. when it came back a good ole pre86 stamp on the papers. the dealer changed the barrel that had the import stamp on it and figured maybe it would just go thru as non sample. had to give refund gun return on that one.yeah if you dida 1,000 transfers and more like i have you come across a few mistakes. most guys have not done a 100 transfers. Ron
  9. I have a post sample and a presample paperwork around someplace no stamp in red or black showing restrictions.and one AK-74 FROM 1998 THAT SHOWED FORM 3 NO RESTRICT. And when i retired from the bizz heck now 14 years. they left me with a posty Bulgarian RPK-74.{ i chopped it and had made into semi auto}it resides in a collection now in texas one of 2 in the u.s. i still have the original trunnion block and paper. so yes post, pre, and trans, mistakes get made. like Vollmers trans stoner outfit that became pre sample when he sold it.AND MANY OTHER MIX UPS AND SCREW UPS. Transfer it and see what happens...
  10. I think #101 has matching drum and #1504 with 50 and 100 rd drum numbered to it my old trade gun. and i feel there is one more or so. plus #6464 and 8780. my old 1921ACS also had a matched hurley drum. Many TODAY don't ever mention numbers anymore. SO PROBABLY nobody will ever know.
  11. I no longer know anybody that bothers anymore and a few are retired or part of the earth now. i did the few other guns over 5 years ago. and other stuff like 25 to 30 and 40 years ago. heck the book has been out since 93, and long sold out and out of print.BUT LIKE I STARTED YOU WILL FIND AWAY. And if just one or 2 you want to make. that unique custom stuff.everything i did was in hundreds.
  12. I sold everything i ever made and marketed....so yeah come to think of it. That worked out...GOOD LUCK IN ALL YOU DECIDE TO DO.
  13. Now getting a tommygun tattoo, that's like superman stuff.i just dressed up.... and had a party...
  14. And the challenge coin, you can't forget that for gun shows. and the 21ac tieclip. and rubber stamps for envelopes. its a brave new world.im got rid of all the keychains including the P-90's and MP-5s i had done. and also my MP-5 pens cups and the posters.I THINK I HAVE ONE AKS74U CUP LEFT. I DID IT ALL.AND I LIKED IT.
  15. NEXT STOP COLT UNDERWEAR, AND MAYBE THOMPSON TATTOOS.OF DRUMS AND STICKS.AND DECALS FOR THE CAR OR TRUCK.. AND FAMILY T-SHIRTS.. A BRACELET WILL NOT DO IT AND DON'T FORGET THE BELT BUCKLE. WHAT WAS THAT SONG "wE wANT iT aLL"😄
  16. Cond.looked like a boat anchor or was on sub duty and the captain towed it alongside U-505 DID NOT IMPRESS ME ONE BIT.HOWEVER SOMEBODY COULD NOT WAIT TO WRITE THAT CHECK... AND THE WORLD TURNS//I MISS THIS ONE...
  17. AND IN 1975, GUYS SAID TO ME CAN YOU GET BETTER STUFF. HA HA IT WAS NEW UNISSUED AT THAT TIME.MY LAST MP-40 went out over 10 years ago. the best papered one i had ever had or seen. A 660 Steyr FLAT MAG WELL. and sadly... we have to deal with what we get today...the wave for the future.
  18. Who will want it years from now.{ THAT IS A BAD KIT} the old and older days are long gone. quit dreaming on better STUFF or any law to change. LIKE IN THE MOVIE IT'S A OVER JOHNNY! BE GLAD FOR WHATEVER GOOD STUFF YOU BOUGHT 10 15 OR 30 YEARS AGO.THIS IS IT FOR 2023. AND YEARS IN THE FUTURE. I ALWAYS LIKE BUYING SOMETHING AND RUST, PITS, AND CORROSION COME UP.
  19. Looks like not too much excitement at the 2023 show.AND PRICES AGAIN WAY TOO HIGH FOR MOST ITEMS.THE C DRUM DANCE FROM 3 TABLES WAS FUN.FROM $6,500 TO $11,000 IN 24 HOURS. AND THE GUY WHO SOLD A NICE DRUM AND CASE FOR $250 AND CAME BACK LATER TO MY TABLE AND SAID THAT WAS TOO CHEAP.FUN FUN...
  20. Thursday OPEN THE BACK GATES ALREADY, VENDOR AND DEALER'S WANT IN.HOPEFULLY EVERYBODY WILL HAVE A GREAT TIME. NO HASSLES, NO DRAMA, AND SAFE TRIPS BOTH WAYS.
  21. Doug now that is a down to earth honest post.Now if i could get dibs on all the colts i sold for $5g that would be great.lol.I have been at it just too long.need the youngbloods to take over anybody now over 50. 5 to 10 years in money back you may be right. in 20 or 30 some will be around that long.another gen or 2 will be gone.that might be the hard road for some. my byline when i first joined in the forum was" IN the future only the rich will own Thompsons" that is one thing i did get right.i ended up with that$ 900 buck Thompson from Mike from this we became good friends for 20 years.
  22. 27 i am glad to hear that, keep up the fight and the want and need. There is hope for the future.
  23. if you bought it that way i understand. let it wear out. by touch up if you wanted it all white again that was all. have a good year and hope you have many to enjoy the pair.
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