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Posted: 6/15/2001 5:01:42 PM EST
last week at agun show i did some trading and ended up with a manchester arms .45 cal. thompson look alike. it was manufactured in lenoir, tn. it looks alot like a volunteer enterprises gun. the only difference is composition of the receiver and it takes regular thompson mags. the vol. arms gun takes grease gun mags. anyone else seen one of these or have any info,price,etc. any help would be appreciated. by the way i shot 150 rounds through it yesterday. works great!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 5:05:09 PM EST
Auto Ordinance still makes the Thompson in various models, all of which are HEAVY. Original model with compensator and drum mag gets my vote for the coolest gun ever.
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 7:46:23 PM EST
jj, i have seen something like what you describe on an auction site. i dont remember what it was going for, maybe around 400-500
Link Posted: 6/16/2001 10:29:20 AM EST
thanks for the info i have about 450.00 invested in it so that sounds about right.
Link Posted: 6/16/2001 1:42:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/16/2001 7:13:06 PM EST
thanks wilson that was the info i was looking for. the one i have has a plastic foward grip a wooden stock. i would say it is at least 95% condition. i have about 450 invested in it so i dont think i got hurt to bad on the trade.
Link Posted: 6/16/2001 7:32:38 PM EST
I remember when they were made in Knoxville-in 1968 they were forced to change the design because they could be converted into full auto with very little effort. Money problems, new owner then They changed the name, and they were then made in Anderson County tn (near Claxton community. Then some time later they were made in Manchester TN ? Loudon County, TN. They welded the trigger group on some models so it could not be taken a part.
Link Posted: 6/16/2001 7:49:20 PM EST
are these the same guys who made the .45 cal open bolt spitfire?
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