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Penn
09-02-2015, 20:15
In my endless search for bargain and value, I came across this:

This sale is for a fully automatic, Vintage, Military grade Thompson Machine Gun. The potential buyer is required to have a Federal Firearms License and provide all ATF transfer documentation,

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=471&acctid=470

PRB
09-02-2015, 20:44
Fine hunk of steel...they really fire nicely on full auto due to the arms weight...just lays there.

JJ_BPK
09-03-2015, 05:40
I remember the 1st time I picked one up. I thought I'd gone to heaven. The old Thompson was a fantasy of mine. I loved all the old WW II movies and Vic Morrow in COMBAT TV shows.

The freaking thing weights a tonne,, well something like 12-14 lbs loaded.. Sure, there is little recoil but I quickly found out I could carry an M-14 with way more ammo, and it was lighter and more effective..

Childhood dreams go quickly in the real world.. :mad::mad:

Guymullins
09-03-2015, 08:44
Just a wonderful design. There is something about that particular angle of grip that makes the weapon so wonderfully ergonomic. The P08 Luger has it as well as the Browning Medalist .22 and I feel those are the three handsomest guns ever made.

Jgood
09-26-2015, 14:56
one on the NC armslist page for 28K

35NCO
09-28-2015, 08:20
Really not a bad deal at all. Too bad we cant get a bunch of pre-86 M-16's on there too.

Nice find on the website.

Looks like in this listing the police are looking to trade or sell the entire evidence inventory. Not sure I would take that deal.

"Lot of Firearms"

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=157&acctid=3520

Is it legal for police to sell evidence, seized or forfeited property?

How about all those TSA stolen knives? Anyone see a missing knife from luggage in here?

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=75&acctid=7647
https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=83&acctid=7647
https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=3039&acctid=892

Bleed Green
09-28-2015, 09:08
I am not sure about the legality of it, but if it is seized property they generally can sell it off from my experience. As far as guns go I know that after the Brady Bill passed they took to melting down all our retired guns and selling them for scrap and we had the option of purchasing them wrenched from our hands. I guess they could trust us to carry them, but not so much to own them afterwards as we might use them for untoward purposes. Not that I was fond of the Italian boat anchor, but it did have sentimental value that made me want to buy it.

From my understanding of your TSA question, if you abandon your knife, multi-tool, machete etc.... with them they put them in a bin and sell them as scrap metal.