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New toy – the tommy gun.

 

A friend of mine let me shoot his tommy gun about 20 years ago and I have been watching for a good price on one ever since.  Finally found a used one at about 25% off retail.  Its an Auto-Ordinance repro with a few dings but I don’t mind that.  I initially told the seller that I wasn’t interested because for the life of me I can’t think of a practical reason to own one.  I would never hunt with it unless it was to take out a possum or raccoon in the chicken coop, but 48 hours after saying that I wasn't interested, I was still thinking about it so I told him that I would take it. 

 

 I guess sometimes just wanting it is reason enough.  Now we just have to wait for the shipping time and coordinating with my FFL holder and then I'll need to find a source for cheap 45 ACP :D  

 

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groovy mike wrote:

 

A friend of mine let me shoot his tommy gun about 20 years ago and I have been watching for a good price on one ever since.  Finally found a used one at about 25% off retail.  Its an Auto-Ordinance repro with a few dings but I don’t mind that.  I initially told the seller that I wasn’t interested because for the life of me I can’t think of a practical reason to own one.  I would never hunt with it unless it was to take out a possum or raccoon in the chicken coop, but 48 hours after saying that I wasn't interested, I was still thinking about it so I told him that I would take it. 

 

 I guess sometimes just wanting it is reason enough.  Now we just have to wait for the shipping time and coordinating with my FFL holder and then I'll need to find a source for cheap 45 ACP J

 

 

Your gonna have to get a special permit to own one also from mthe BATF. Unless of course it doesn't fire full auto.

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Don't scare me!

Don Fischer wrote:

Your gonna have to get a special permit to own one also from mthe BATF. Unless of course it doesn't fire full auto.

Don't scare me like that Don!  No full auto feature.  This is a reproduction made for teh civilian market so it's semi automatic only.  As much fun as full auto would be, I don't want anything that needs special permits and extra paperwork.  But I do appreciate the warning.

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That ought to be neat! Years

That ought to be neat!

Years ago in Kalispell, Mont, a friend of mine inherited a bunch of guns from a friend of his. In it was a fully auto rifle of some kind, I don't remember. He kept it in an MTY spot under the floor. He was scared to death he was gonna get caught with it!

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Don Fischer wrote:

That ought to be neat!

Years ago in Kalispell, Mont, a friend of mine inherited a bunch of guns from a friend of his. In it was a fully auto rifle of some kind, I don't remember. He kept it in an MTY spot under the floor. He was scared to death he was gonna get caught with it!

Yikes! he should be scared.  I think its about a 10 year stay in the federal pen for that sort of thing! I want to stay waaaay on the safe side of legal!

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still for sale

Dang nanny state!

Seems I can buy a post 94 tommy gun but ONLY if I keep teh magazines to under 10 round capacity in NY. 

Here's the for sale add if anyone in a state with more sense wants a tommy gun for $795 shipped:

http://forums.accuratereloading.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=518103&f=2711043&m=9441001841&r=1681044941#1681044941

That's a smoking hot deal in my opinion!

 

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I've always wanted a .45

I've always wanted a .45 carbine of some kind and the Thompson would be a great one, but even though it's a good price thats a little more coin than I want to spend on something just to play with. I know It can serve a good purpose but I have others already capable for the defensive role.

Fotunately in Colorado higher capacity magazines are still legal at this time.

 

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dig your heels in and

hunter25 wrote:

Fotunately in Colorado higher capacity magazines are still legal at this time.

Enjoy it while you can!

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I believe there will soon be

I believe there will soon be a big push on to set up another round of cosmetic firearm regulations.

The antigun folks will again do their best to vilify the black gun and the like, plus all that goes along with it.  There will be a national push to regulate to death all mags over 10 rds.  Sadly enough, “they” get to pick the time of the push and you can bet your hind quarters they will wait for some tragedy to use to their advantage.

 Wind at your back . . .

JJD

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