Doesn't look like anyone else has on here made the comment on the $18,000.I have seen that, many moons ago, but I'm not entirely sure that it was the original) pal? Of course, it is a Thompson, and doing the various things that they could do in those days was quite innovative, but the AO generally copied a few features from the SWD, only took what was needed and kept the rest. Sort of an idea of what they thought was best,IMHO.
Although you say it was the original, I do not understand what that means.It could mean that its the first gun that was spec'ed out to make it intoa machine gun.... or it could mean that it was the first gun that was specified to be closed bolt.
I would want & Arf how much it was worth years ago to the guy who sold it! Idon't mean to be pushy or anything, just trying to offer my support where Ican in what might be a tight spot, or at least a mediate one. No pun intended.
I remember that. I believe that it was a machine gun that fired through the stock(the stock apparently did pivot at the rear, but it needed anadapter to fire the gun). Any thoughts on what that would have sold for? The Thompson was $28,000, so I suspect that the rifle might have beenworth a little over $17,000 in today's dollars.
It sold for $18,000. Yes, I did believe it was the original... but I was also selling an original Kong, a Colt M1900 turret for $19,000. The Colonel collected these rifles after they had been removed from service. d2c66b5586