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collegeboy 05-08-2018 05:04 AM

My 1921 Colt Thompson
 
This is my all original and matching 1921 Colt Thompson with honest wear, and with it's matching serial number C drum. Took me years to find the right gun, and THIS WAS IT! The seller made the process an absolute pleasure and I consider him a good friend as well now. Thanks for looking!

https://preview.ibb.co/k3REhH/1921_Edited.jpg

straitnate14 05-08-2018 07:16 AM

That's badass! First gun I ever shot was a semi auto Thompson and like two months later I bought my first 22 which got me grounded since I still lived at my parents house and was still in hs! Funny when Obama got elected my parents quickly changed there view on guns!

IanMor 05-08-2018 07:59 AM

Congratulations! I've had the pleasure of working on a few original Thompson guns. They are impressive in every way. You are blessed to own one.

AGG 05-08-2018 08:07 AM

Absolutely gorgeous!!! :eek:

Tony

es 05-08-2018 11:19 AM

that's awesome!

Limited04 05-08-2018 11:43 AM

Absolutely stunning, I have shot a 1928 Thompson similar to yours full auto at the Shenandoah valley machine gun Shoot. No recoil, im sure you are walking around with a shit eating grin all day now that it is all yours. Congrats

Sweersa 05-20-2018 06:56 AM

Beautiful! The first MG I have ever fired was a WW1 Thompson with a stick magazine.

mike in pa 05-20-2018 08:53 AM

That's awesome, I love the original 21 look. And a matching serial numbered drum too.


BTW I have a 28 West Hurley.

Stopsign32v 05-20-2018 09:47 PM

I can't imagine what that would cost.

smithy72 05-22-2018 05:35 PM

That's very cool. Have shot/worked on 1928A1,M1,M1A1 lots of fun.

ol okie 05-24-2018 07:16 AM

Nice!

rudyod 05-24-2018 04:11 PM

Great purchase collegeboy!!! Will we get to see a range test?

silvermane_1 05-31-2018 05:24 AM

nice chicago typewriter you got there collegeboy, too bad it didn't with cutts suppressor.

Rahatlakhoom 05-31-2018 06:47 AM

1921 is the Colt to have.
Those were hand finished, finely blued and detailed to
be smooth as a babys butt.

collegeboy 06-03-2018 01:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by silvermane_1 (Post 4654996)
nice chicago typewriter you got there collegeboy, too bad it didn't with cutts suppressor.

Thanks! I only wanted an early 1921A. They are rarer and I prefer the looks of them. Of course, it's all personal taste.

collegeboy 06-03-2018 01:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rudyod (Post 4645835)
Great purchase collegeboy!!! Will we get to see a range test?

I may or may not shoot this MG.

collegeboy 06-03-2018 01:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mike in pa (Post 4639141)
That's awesome, I love the original 21 look. And a matching serial numbered drum too.


BTW I have a 28 West Hurley.

Nice! Enjoy it!

twoyh 06-03-2018 02:46 AM

What a beautiful babe.

busdrvr 06-05-2018 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by collegeboy (Post 4658982)
I may or may not shoot this MG.

NO way I could own that and not shoot it.

I wish I could own one, but alas I am but a mere peasant and do not have the privilege$$$$$$ from the powers that be to do so.

collegeboy 06-07-2018 05:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by busdrvr (Post 4663170)
NO way I could own that and not shoot it.

I wish I could own one, but alas I am but a mere peasant and do not have the privilege$$$$$$ from the powers that be to do so.


I have a ton of other machine guns that can give me my fix. I just can't shoot this Thompson. There's just no reason for me, and I do not want to risk bulging the barrel. I can understand though. If I did not have other machine guns, then it would be impossible for me not to shoot it.

On another note, don't say you are a peasant and can't get one of these. I'm not privileged, am only 32 years old, and waited tables for 10 years. Bust your ass and make a dream or two happen, and you'll be able to afford these just fine. 😀

Trendkill 06-08-2018 11:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by collegeboy (Post 4664996)

On another note, don't say you are a peasant and can't get one of these. I'm not privileged, am only 32 years old, and waited tables for 10 years. Bust your ass and make a dream or two happen, and you'll be able to afford these just fine. 😀

Bullshit, you ran into money somewhere...

Consummate 06-22-2018 04:25 PM

Sexy Sexy

APEXgunparts 06-22-2018 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trendkill (Post 4668163)
Bullshit, you ran into money somewhere...




Single, and concentrates his funds on guns!
Its surprising what you can afford.

We have been handling lots of Thompson parts the past couple of weeks.
The early production parts are easy to spot as the metal has such a nice finish.


That is awesome to have a matching drum!
I have thought about the British issued M1928's as that would fit into my collection!


Richard

Floivanus 06-24-2018 02:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by APEXgunparts (Post 4688724)
We have been handling lots of Thompson parts the past couple of weeks.
The early production parts are easy to spot as the metal has such a nice finish.

You Sir, have got my attention

collegeboy 06-25-2018 06:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trendkill (Post 4668163)
Bullshit, you ran into money somewhere...


Lol I wish. It's called hard work and investing right. I'm in my 30s and married and we are both just hard workers. It's not rocket science. Anyone of us can do it.

collegeboy 06-25-2018 06:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by APEXgunparts (Post 4688724)
Single, and concentrates his funds on guns!
Its surprising what you can afford.

We have been handling lots of Thompson parts the past couple of weeks.
The early production parts are easy to spot as the metal has such a nice finish.


That is awesome to have a matching drum!
I have thought about the British issued M1928's as that would fit into my collection!


Richard

Thanks. I am very happy about the drum!

Married though. With an equally hard working and understanding wife.

APEXgunparts 06-25-2018 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by collegeboy (Post 4692749)
Thanks. I am very happy about the drum!

Married though. With an equally hard working and understanding wife.


The wife that shares your interest in firearms is a good partner!
She may even have her own particular "niche" (my wife collects Winchester lever actions).


The Thompson SMG is such an iconic firearm!
I think yours would be about impossible to upgrade.
It appears to have been appreciated and well cared for!
Now it's your turn to be its caretaker.


Richard

7.62menace 06-30-2018 03:20 PM

Dammmnnn. I for one am jealous. Thanks for sharing it. Keep that history piece alive

Billoreilly 06-30-2018 07:14 PM

Thats beautiful. My first time shooting full autos was a thompson and and ak-74 at one of the tourist trap rental ranges in las vegas

ddnc 07-09-2018 12:52 AM

Colt Thompson. Veeerry expensive.
The OP is in a lucrative profession that he has worked hard for and has some truly outstanding firearms. Is it a USPS gun?
Congratulations, I probably would only shoot it once as well. :)

Kevinj0101 07-18-2018 03:57 PM

If your ever in the market for a left, or right nut, I'd gladly trade you one for that piece of hardware.

Treeline 07-20-2018 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kevinj0101 (Post 4728770)
If your ever in the market for a left, or right nut, I'd gladly trade you one for that piece of hardware.


I'll give ya' my two! :angel_sma

collegeboy 08-02-2018 07:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ddnc (Post 4713732)
Colt Thompson. Veeerry expensive.
The OP is in a lucrative profession that he has worked hard for and has some truly outstanding firearms. Is it a USPS gun?
Congratulations, I probably would only shoot it once as well. :)


Not a USPS gun. Was bought by a doctor, then a PD had it for about 20 years.

TX-Zen 08-12-2018 10:57 AM

CB post more photos of the Thompson. I enjoy these threads of yours, and IIRC you have a couple other FA as well

madmanmccoy 08-21-2018 11:29 PM

OMG ......may not shoot it .....
That's like having an OLD XLCH Sportster & not taking it out & opening it up ,windin' out ALL 4 .....& letting it ROAR thru those XLR straight Header Pipes

SHOOT IT , that's why it was built...
That sound it makes when it 's spittin' fire, lead,smokin' & throwin' brass bouncing, ringing all over....that's the sound of FREEDOM....


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