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Are you a gun fanatic as well? If so, you'll want to talk to other owners about what you own in this forum.

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Old 01-09-2016, 03:46 PM   #1
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Even before I loved guns I always thought a tommy gun was the coolest thing in the world. Being from NY I have deep seeded love of the Godfather series and watching Sonny get gunned down by a bunch of goons with short barreled Thompson brings a tear to my eye and grin to my face at the same time. Even Ernest Hemingway used one for shark hunting. Then of course watching Al Capone in Boardwalk Empire made me want one more.

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My personal auto ordinance in a original factory violin case and 50 round drum.
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classic tommy scene.
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Old 01-12-2016, 02:00 PM   #3
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Old 01-12-2016, 02:10 PM   #4
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Tommy's are F'n sweet. My grandfather carried one in WWII while fighting in the South Pacific, however with the magazine and not the drum. Keeping it in the violin case Luca Brasi style is key as well.
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Picard does it right...skip to about 2 minutes in




As a machinegun guy myself, a true Colt Thompson 1921AC is my grail gun, the one I will always seek. Right now, I could sell my mp5 and my m16, plus a few more things and buy one. I'm just not sure I'm willing to give that stuff up for it. $60k-65k in one gun is a little scary.

You can get a real Auto Ordinance or West Hurley for between $15k and 30k, but it's not the same as a true pre-depression era Colt.

One thing I hear about thompsons is that they really aren't great shooting guns though. Apparently most people get tired of them fairly quickly. That 1921AC would be more of a true collector piece than a shooter for me.

If I win powerball, I'll pick one up.
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Horrible shooting guns idk if it's the length of my arms and the shape of my face, but I can't get a good sight picture with the gun. I currently have 2 thompsons but the one in the picture is a older auto ordinance that's never been fired.
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And David never saw that before. Wish I could get a SBR/FA in NY.
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And David never saw that before. Wish I could get a SBR/FA in NY.
Relocate south man! Plenty of room for gas stations down here haha.

My family owns property in upstate NY. I love it there, but fvck those laws.
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Relocate south man! Plenty of room for gas stations down here haha.



My family owns property in upstate NY. I love it there, but fvck those laws.

All my locations are leased out. I'm in wholesale industry now. The rent I get from 1 store it would be the rent of 3-4 stores in Florida. I plan on getting out of NY at some point. But right now it's too early. I have my carry permit though. I envy your gun laws and property taxes.
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