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Hi Guys,

So you wanted to see the Birthday present?


This is what I got for my birthday from Jan, my dear wife.






1921 Colt THompson serial #389

Original J.T.Swetnam FBI case made Kansas City cir 1930's

Early number Colt "L" drum

Colt cleaning rod

4 x 20 rd mags, two Colt Blank stamp and two Colt Patent

Nickel plated 1921 Oil bottle

Birthday card including Air Tickets to the SAR show in Dec.

Pays to be 60 occasionally, http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/rolleyes.gif


Murray http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/laugh.gif

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Murrray, Murray, Murray, http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/ohmy.gif


Now you've gone and done it http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/ohmy.gif , after seeing this post http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/dry.gif , my wife hates you!!! http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/laugh.gif (just kidding)


Let me guess, you helped your wife pick it out??... http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/wink.gif


Very nice, thanks again for sharing. http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/cool.gif


Jim http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/smile.gif

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And you didn't even have to get your wife a part in the "King Kong" re-remake. Everytime you illustrate the Colt's available to collectors outisde the U.S., I am overcome with despair and frustration. It is gratifying to see these examples wind up in the hands of an enthusiast, rather than turned into manhole covers, but it sure does bring out the envy in an American.


Do you ever shoot any of the "Irish Swords"?

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Murray, Murray, Murray, well at least we can call you a board buddy, Thompson enthusiast extrordinaire and friend! http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/rolleyes.gif http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/blink.gif http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/smile.gif If you and your collection, especially the latest arrival, are not the perfect argument to change the laws regarding MG importation and new manufacture for civilian purchase and use in the U.S., I don't know what is. http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/cool.gif Best Regards, Walter


P.S. I mean, who wouldn't enjoy having such fine dinner guests. http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif Your wife truly is a treasure and has very good taste.

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Walter 63,

What you say is really true and to the point.

I do have a wife and companion collector who goes with me all over the world and really believes in maintaining miltary history and not destroying it like so many governments of today seem to want to do.

A friend from Mesa Arizona sent me a video which we received today of my wife and I shooting Thompsons down at St Davids wash in Benson Arizona, last year.

Unfortunately, it is in NTSC American TV system and not PAL D which the rest of the world uses and thus we can only listen to the Thompsons and not see them. Not really inspiring .... but the memories were great.....and that my friends,.. is all we will have left , memories, if we don't steer the mob away from the left, but to the right.


PS. we gave those milk jugs just hell down at St Davids wash!!!


And yes Jim, your wife is correct! Jan did help me chose the Birthday present.... but.. she suggested a "Colt C Drum" or was it a parts kit tin with bits? or maybe the two shot mags she found at the gunshow in Flagstaff AZ in July.... I just can't seem to remember now.

By the way, we took no prisoners! at St Davids Wash!!!

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Sir Murrance! I am surely sorry to discover that all you hear is rat-a-tat-tat. It was my intent to let all of New Zealand and The Great Barrier Island see you....... and for you and Jan to see...... the Thompson Stars of stage screen and television that you are! Oh, well. All can see at the SAR Show in December. Geraldo and Greta will be there to cover the event! 'Bye for now dear Kiwi friends. Tally Ho! Capt. Jack http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/cool.gif
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No problemeo Capt Jack,

I am going to the town next week and are going to get it converted to PAL system so we will soon have 45cal shells bouncing off the walls!! http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif

I am really looking forward to see you and the gang in a couple of months at the SAR show. http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/tongue.gif

Kindest wishes to you both.

PS I Did'nt get to see your tigers last visit. http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/ohmy.gif

Murray. http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/cool.gif


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