Re: WTK:GT40\'s,and machine guns?)
Not a collector,,,,,but back during my college days I had a summer job working for Mitch Werbel. Does that name ring a bell? He bought a house in Powder Springs Georgia that my father turned him on to. Beautiful place, stack stone built into a gentle hilside, 4 pastures 2 lakes in the font "lawn". I dated one of his three daughters. They were all pretty fast in those days. He had 2 sons also. Mitch was a little sawed off Napoleonic sort of guy,with a handlebar mustasche, and was always away from home. When asked where he was it was always off on an oil expedition or some sort. Then in 64 or 65 Argosy magazine did an article on him. Seems he was a soldier of fortune. Suppling James Bond type weapons to rulers and dictators around the world. Always one jump ahead of a revolution. Then in the article was his true claim to fame. Mitch was the guy who supplied ALL of the guns to the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba. Testified in front of several Senate committees. Michele and I stoped dating just before the article was published. I droped out of college in 66.Got married in 69 and went back to college. in 71 or 72 I changed my major and wanted to stay in school another year. In order to not graduate at the end of summer quarter I took a job for the summer working for Mich. He had built a factory in Marietta Ga., my home town ( Powder Springs was sorta next door ), that was named Military Armament Corp. where he built a little gun called the MAC 9, 10, and I believe the 11.They were the guns that you see in all the movies that drug runners use. Small about the size fo a 45 with 30 round clips. The guns came in 3 configurations, the 22, the 45 and the 9 mm. The 22 coould fire at a rate of 1500 rounds per minute. On full automatic you could only touch the trigger once to empyt the full thirty round clip. These guns were awsome. no recoil to speak of. Mitch also manufacture guns,( fully automatic shotguns for the point men in Vietnam ) special subsonic amunition, night vision scopes, and sniper rifles from the Ruger 22. He had one awsome collection of weapons.
I know it's not about GT40s but thought you would be interested in the tale