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#1 huggytree

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 09:19 PM

http://www.sturmgewe...tyle-tommy-gun/

Did someone make their own receiver ? Reweld?
Dirt cheap if it runs.

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#2 Ron Mills

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 09:42 PM

The builder or stamper misspelled "Phoenix" on the receiver. Not a good sign, if I may opine
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#3 Black River Militaria CII

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 09:44 PM

Quite a few Thompson receivers were made, registered and built into complete guns by shops and individuals between '68 and '86. Not a thing wrong with that in the least and it looks to be quality work.
Consider that since it was made and was worth a few hundred dollars or more, it has appreciated and is now worth $13k, a price that looks really cheap compared to the collector gun. A bargain it is for a shooter. FWIW
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Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:01 PM

I've seen posties that look worse, but run well. It looks like it might run,
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Posted 16 October 2019 - 06:32 AM

M1A1 bolt in a 28 receiver. Anyone see a cracked receiver in the future??

An M1A1 gun is thicker in rear of receiver to prevent cracking since it doesn't have a Blish to slow down bolt.

The above gun would be the same as deactivating the Blish in a standard '28 gun.

Not for me.

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 07:01 AM

What would be wrong with just buying it and sending it to Philaord and just have them finish it out as a 28 receiver?

Looks like a good deal to me.
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Posted 16 October 2019 - 07:09 AM

Run. Run away now. Smells like a spam or setup. 

I wouldn't shoot it. I can see it expelling parts like a grenade. 


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 09:00 AM

If the receiver is not cut for the Blish lock then the sidewall to rear face connection would be considerably stronger.  That might offset the loss of strength due to the thinner rear face.  There's another minor but repairable problem with this gun.  The capscrew cocking handle is not cut out for the sights like the actuator knob of a 28


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:36 PM

Assuming it is made of a quality steel, I dont see the issue. This would be the chance to start with almost a clean slate and finish out the machining. This would be better than a westy that hat to be rebuilt with added material to correct out of spec slots. Its obviously made of the right stuff....it lasted this long.
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Posted 16 October 2019 - 02:57 PM

In the fifth photo down you can see there's a problem with the grip mount.

 

I agree; how good can it be if the builder couldn't spell "Phoenix".


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#11 huggytree

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 03:29 PM

http://fflgundealers...estoration.html

 

this may be him?(unless he spelled his last name wrong too :)   )

 

someone interested could call and ask about the gun


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 04:20 PM

Have it all engraved with all the cool marking on both sides. with a new spot for the guy who made it underneath.And in ten years it will be $30 grand. first real cheap shooter that i have seen in a long time. So if the guy can't speelz so what some can't shoot either.

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#13 Merry Ploughboy

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 07:54 PM

The builder or stamper misspelled "Phoenix" on the receiver. Not a good sign, if I may opine

 

I'd bet that he really regerts spelling "Phoenix" wrong.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 09:23 PM

It's still better than "Feenicks".


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 09:52 PM

Okay i will play Tuscon, Somebody go buy the gun already.....


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Posted 17 October 2019 - 09:59 AM

thats a problem letter stamping,once you hit the stamp its game over, likely the last thing the poor guy did on this project, to remove the letter to re stamp would look way worse and it gives it something to discuss as to why it happened, think about stamping, either you are doing it upside down in which case no excuse or from right to left, likely how he made the error

 

just my 5cents


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#17 Ron Mills

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 11:13 AM

Hmm maybe he could re-stamp it; then it could be the ultra rare, 1-of-a-kind Pheonix/Phoenix Overstamp model  ;).  

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 04:02 PM

My guess is that the misspelled manufactures markings metal stamp arrived shortly before May 19, 1986, and he had to go with it to make the registry manufacture cutoff deadline for transferable. At that time guys were trying to get 25 hours out of a day to add to the registry and beat the deadline.

At any rate the receiver machining, contouring and fit to lower looks overall better then most factory West Hurleys.
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Posted 17 October 2019 - 09:11 PM

One of the best toolmakers I ever knew was color blind and was not able to read very well. But his work was always amazing.
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Posted 19 October 2019 - 05:43 PM

Run. Run away now. Smells like a spam or setup. 

I wouldn't shoot it. I can see it expelling parts like a grenade. 

I agree 100%. 


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