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Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by Big Mak, Mar 30, 2017.
Oh well, she’s still purdy
You win the prize.... that was, indeed, Ms. Mae West holding a Thompson SMG fitted with 100 round 'C' drum at an FBI range.
Happy Fourth of July!
Does it shoot better upside - down?
John Edgar probably choked up a hairball when he saw that photo of Ms. Mae.
The 'Tommy' shown in Jolson's post is clearly identifiable as a Numrich Arms 1927A1 'West Hurley Gun' by the shape of its top mounted actuator handle. The 1927A1 had (has), in addition to its longer barrel, entirely different reciprocating parts than the 1928A1 Thompson SMG.
I have one of the 'parts kit' Tommys that had been shipped to the USSR with Sherman Tanks and White Halftracks during Lend Lease and had never been issued.
I sprung for the 'deluxe' option, in 'select' new condition, with finned barrel, cutts compensator, Lyman adjustable sight, nickel bolt, knurled charging handle and levers. It's Savage built (by contract with AO) with serial number in the S403XXX range.
The upper receiver (considered by ATF to be an MG) was not included.
I have a repop 'L' drum that is collectible in its own right as it is one of the first 200 shipped (from China, of course) with correct Crosley and Thompson stampings before Kahr Arms issued a cease and desist.
Perhaps someday the 1986 ban on new MG registrations will be reversed and a Doug Richardson 'semi finished' upper receiver may be completed to restore it as a brand spanking new Richardson/Savage M1928A1?
http://www.sturmgewehr.com/dalbert/TATA/2010/Repro Lecture 2010.pdf
John T. Thompson with 1921 Model, buttstock removed.
Or not... he was a known publicity hound.
Great. That only serves to remind me how old I am. She was definitely one for the peppers in her day.
Please forgive the photo quality - a slipped disc make it impossible to take this down from the wall but it seems appropriate the share this at this time.
Two more equally bad photos follow.
Points here are the absence of markings on lock (you expect Tower/GR markings) and the massive breach. This item weighs 14 lbs against the usual 10 lbs for a Long Land Pattern "Brown Bess".
Dealer put the date of manufacture at 1760.
The above shows the non-standard Queen Anne-style "cannon barrel" construction.
Please forgive dreadful photo - a slipped disc precludes me from taking the top musket down but, if the dealer is correct, the top gun is a 1760 (ish) Committee of Safety Brown Bess in Long Land Pattern format. (Below a rather nice Brescian wheel lock carbine circa 1600.)
Particular features are a very heavy breach "Queen Anne cannon-style barrel in three sections (this gun weighs 14 pounds against the normal 10), an absence of any Tower/GR marks on the lock an an absence of the usual sling swivels.
I'll try to get a closer view of the lock and barrel sections.
And the cannon barrel construction.
I am not doing very well with the technology here. Sorry for posting twice - I got an error message first try so assumed things were lost.
Friedrich Jacob Bartles stalking rifle, I think in Braunschweig. 8.15 X 46R. Superb little rifle!
1st version of the Haenel/Aydt Schuetzen rifle, also in 8.15 X 46R. Scary accurate.