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  1. Are you in the market for Thompson submachine gun manufactured by Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company in 1921 and 1922? Do you have the expertise to properly evaluate what has become a very expensive collector firearm? Would you like to have some inexpensive help inspecting that Colt’s? Finally, a book that is geared especially toward those who want to learn about the Colt’s Thompson gun from a buyer perspective: An Amateur’s Guide for the Colt’s Thompson Submachine Gun (Or How to be an Informed Buyer in a Very Expensive Market) This new reference book by Tom Davis, Jr. is the perfect guide for those new to the very expensive world of the Colt's Thompson guns. It can easily save a novice collector thousands of dollars when looking to purchase that perfect Colt's Thompson submachine gun. The book covers: (1) What to look for and avoid when shopping for a Colt's. (2) Each Auto-Ordnance model explained in pictures with detailed information. (3) How to identify an original Colt's era actuator, including the three original NAVY actuator variations. (4) The St. Louis Police Department Colt's story, including the gangster guns and Models of 1927. (5) How to safely shoot an original Colt's Thompson without devaluing it. (6) How to clean and properly refinish the Colt's wood. (7) How to identify an original Spare Part Kit Container. (8) And much more information that will greatly aid the novice and educate many current owners about General Thompson's trench broom. The book is filled with numerous color photographs and expansive captions that will teach the Thompson enthusiasts the many important features of a Colt's Thompson. While geared toward the beginner or new enthusiast, current Colt's owners and advanced collectors will find a lot of valuable and heretofore unknown and unpublished information. In addition, dealers that do not specialize in the Thompson guns will be better able to accurately describe Colt’s for sale. And correctly evaluate Thompson guns offered for trade or direct sale. This is a must book for the Thompson enthusiast's library! This new publication is available immediately on Amazon.com at a list price of $49.99 Use the Amazon website “Look Inside” feature to review a few pages and see if this book contains the information you need before making a very expensive purchase decision. Personalized copies can be purchased directly from the author at a Sturmgewehr special price of $40 plus $4.00 shipping in the continental United States. Contact Tom Davis, Jr. at tkd5501@fuse.net for purchase information. Other books by Tom Davis, Jr. - Great Britain - The Tommy Gun Story