Thompson 1921: The Original Chicago Typewriter

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  1. Excellent video from beginning to end. You are clear spoken and easily understandable. I wish I owned one and knew more about the mechanics and take down then not only would I know what it is you were saying, but I might understand you as well!! Well, Mr. Thompson did eventually develop a fanatic following. Three well known admirers were, Frank Nitty, Babyface Nelson, and John Dillinger.

  2. I have always wanted one of these but of course being Canadian we are not allowed. But there are a lot of us That don't pay attention to our useless so-called leaders

  3. I know a guy that found one of these inside the wall of a building he was rehabbing. It was stamped with the date 1921,with the drum mag on it. This was in Chicago an at the time no other collectors had one in working condition. This was about 12 years ago.

  4. what Ian is doing for the documentation of classic firearms is unrivaled today….. appreciate it while you can, before this video platform also outlaws it. he is an invaluable asset for up and coming firearms community new comers ! you are why i became a class 07 FFL!,…..
    and also followed my dream in today's environment


  6. That's a great video, thanks broski ! I heard regular u.s.a citizens could buy them from sear-robock catalogs. is that true? beautiful man. If you have time, ( give us a video about the: B.A. R., that's one of my favorites also. thanks a million for your interest in old school firearms and weapons ! you rock. ! I'm ex-Army, I've always been fascinated about older weapons. You did a great job on this project! Thank You !

  7. 1921 Thompson SMG
    "The Chicago Typewriter"

    Rating: 3/10

    Does not actually type the alphabet or processes text documents on paper. Still, +3 because it was useful for getting rid of my boss in the office. Will recommend to your office for use.

  8. Hi Ian. I’ve just noticed that your captions have been transcribed professionally, and include a net present value for dollar figures you give in the video. Impressive!

    Do you get this done for all your videos? Do you do this yourself or do you employ a transcriber?

    Amazing work as always. Cheers.

  9. I acquired one of these when I was a teenager, my dad took and sold the clip, so I sold the gun. I didn't know at the time I could have used a banana clip in place of the drum ☹😥

  10. What a beautifully machined gun compared to the war models. Amazing that Colt could produce that for $44 and still make a profit.

  11. Damn, how you not gonna shoot a master piece like that, I know it's not your but come on man. Also, how much does that auction for?

  12. You don't have to go ahead unless you have asked for permission first. Don't be superfluous. People will take you more seriously if you can speak like you didn't learn English from MTV.


    A. Robust.
    Speaker of English.

  13. Ian, you scoundrel!

    Having us believe that the Morphy Auctions logo was a decal on the wall when in fact it is merely a product of post-production!

    You sir, are a scoundrel of the highest order!

  14. 😎😎😎😎 support the Patriots😎😎😎😎 you think that weed Ian someone running across my roof at night i seen it like at the corner of the eye not fucking around

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