I have had the opportunity to fire, at one time or another, a half a dozen different full-auto weapons. If money suddenly appeared, there is only one I would want to own. A 1928 Thompson. It’s not practical for anything I would need, although I suppose I could use in single fire mode to shoot 3-Gun. Practical or useful has nothing to do with it. It was just fun. Loud, expensive, fun.
I bring this up because I found this post about a guy who got to shoot Al Capone’s Thompson at the police range in Chicago. I don’t have any idea what Al Capone’s Thompson would be worth, I did find others for sale in the 13 to 25 thousand dollar range.
Want. Will not get. But still want.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.