Diane Posted April 11, 2005 Report Share Posted April 11, 2005 I just returned from Knob Creek and while there I met a few people that I had wanted to meet. Among them Karl & Rowley??Spelling is bad with names, from Ohio Ordnance. Folke of MG34 fame Bob Hurley who runs the Jungle Walk, and a few other very interesting indivuduals. But the thing that really was interesting to me was that on my way to the machine gun range to fire my M1, I must have been stopped by at least 20 or more guys that all wanted to know 1 question. WANT TO SELL THE THOMPSON? I mean some of them put it in different words but there seemed to be no lack of interest in my M1, and I had put on my 1928 lower to the upper so that I could take off the lower easily for transport and while on the line, so that I could try some rounds without using the stock attached. I mean even down on that little range a guy was there taking some movies and he was interested. What really surprises me is that either they cannot find a decent Thompson by looking on the net or other places or may be they think that just because they see some female carring a Thompson that she might not know the value of these things and would just sell it to someone for a few hundred. Don't think so......... However, even though I didn't have much luck with the MP43/44 parts excepting for some stripped bolts, I did get a few spare parts for the Thompsons. Just for back ups and managed to pickup a like new barrel that still have the 3" of receiver with it. Found that for $60 and that's not bad seeing that it's original and in like new condition. So, honestly guys, you who have been to this event or a similar one, do you get this kind of reaction and or do you guys think you can still find a deal on a Thompson? By the way, there were some dummy receivers there but I just didn't look they over or get any pricing on them. Now that I've been there, I will be returning in October with a few other toys. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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