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#1 John Ryan

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 09:10 AM

Dan Block (Deerslayer) modified 1927A1 Commando

I’m finally getting around to writing this up. I got this great work done by Deerslayer last year.

I came upon a used Commando 1927A1 on the cheap last year and I figured I saved so much I could put some more into it to make it look like something. Because a Commando is parked a re-blue was out of the question so I was going to go for the look of a post war rebuild.

Here's what Dan did.

1.       EZ Pull Spring install and bolt polish
2.       Inlet top of butt for Brit sling swivel ( Not pictured)
3.       Set comp back 2 inches on Kahr Barrel
4.       Custom, Dan Block 1.5 inches longer horizontal forend  ( Unfinished)
5.       Convert 1928 lower for 1927A1 semi w Bolt hold open
6.       Convert Mag catch for TSMG mags
7.       Rivet replacement “L” rear sight
8.       Quick change barrel mod.
9.       Remove ¾ mount and install new ½ grip mount

With the the gun, I sent Dan a 1928 trigger frame and the necessary 1928 parts to make it work in semi only with the 1927A1 receiver.

To me the most unappealing aspect of the semi guns is the 18” proboscis of a barrel and comp. Getting the comp sleeved over the barrel and using the 1.5 “ longer horizontal forend is the only way to tame that horrible look, short of an SBR, which I can’t have in my state.

I ditched the awful black wood for GI parts. I darkened them a little with Vandehaves dye ( the one with a little purple in it). I wanted to decrease the contrast with the the phosphate of the receiver and barrel.

The gun runs great. EZ pull springs and buffer are the way to go. The selectors are a little tight but I think this came out great.

Thanks Dan.

JR

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 10:12 AM

That is one nice-looking firearm. Dan does really great work. I would say that well used warhorse look was beautifully achieved.

FYI the myth that De-Parkerizing a firearm easily is impossible is just that A myth. I did my build from a 27 commando and I went with more of a 28 overstamp look. I had to do a lot of searching because it's hard to find but there is a way to chemically remove parkerizing. So I did that and used 320 grit paper to give about the same brush look as an original Thompson and then had it re-blued by local smith.

Very nice!

Jon


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 11:18 AM

Looks good!

 

And, if you have the inclination and still have the black painted wood, strip the paint to see what you have underneath.  A while ago a board member did, and the wood had a fabulous grain pattern.

 

Enjoy!


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#4 John Ryan

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 11:40 AM

Good call. Lets see what under there. I have that coming up. I may use it and the 27a1 trigger frame to build a dummy.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:01 PM

Dan's the man. That's probably the best example of what one can do when SBR isn't an option.

 

Curious...where did you get the 1928 trigger frame? In the market for one myself to complete my project...


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#6 John Ryan

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:37 PM

Dan's the man. That's probably the best example of what one can do when SBR isn't an option.

 

Curious...where did you get the 1928 trigger frame? In the market for one myself to complete my project...

 


I got the 28 lower from Don at Omega Weapons Systems in late 2015 just before he stopped selling them. They were $125.00 at the time.

Now they are priced in crazytown as the supply has gotten exhausted and demand remains. Philadelphia ord versions may be the only path to glory.

 

Good luck on that hunt.

 

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:55 PM


"With the the gun, I sent Dan a 1928 trigger frame and the necessary 1928 parts to make it work in semi only with the 1927A1 receiver."

What is done to accomplish this?
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:00 PM

Philadelphia ord versions may be the only path to glory.

 

Nope...just checked, they're not selling them anymore either. Like you said, the demand is there, so not sure why they stopped.


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#9 John Ryan

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:14 PM

"With the the gun, I sent Dan a 1928 trigger frame and the necessary 1928 parts to make it work in semi only with the 1927A1 receiver."

What is done to accomplish this?

 

The 1928 trigger frame has to me milled to fit on the semi1927A1 receiver and some semi trigger parts fitted for the new clearance. FA parts wont work with the 1927A1 receiver as it is a closed bolt gun. I'm sure there is more finesse to it. Search the forum to see better descriptions of what goes on.

 

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 12:30 PM

I also own a 1927a1 Commando...and I have the EZ Pull Springs installed

Like what was accomplished with the Custom Dan Block (1.5 inches) longer horizontal fore end. Does it come in Black Stain ?

Got to get me one...was it hard to install ?

TIA



EDIT: Just sent Dan ( deerslayer ) a note here

Edited by SHOOTER13, 05 July 2017 - 12:39 PM.

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#11 dokkerdam

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 10:58 AM

wow, photobucket is not working out for me.  i'd love to see that gun but all I get are ads and loading signs.  it said I should update my account and I did and I got nothing for it. 


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:39 AM

wow, photobucket is not working out for me.  i'd love to see that gun but all I get are ads and loading signs.  it said I should update my account and I did and I got nothing for it. 

 

I just so happened to grab 2 of the pics that you seek before PB went down. I think the mods Dan did look awesome! 

 

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#13 John Ryan

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 01:59 PM

My Photo bucket is back up on acount of me paying the small monthly fee,

 

I had the nieces and nephews shooting it last year.


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#14 John Ryan

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 02:01 PM

My Photobucket is back on line. Thanks Deerslayer.

 

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Edited by John Ryan, 02 September 2019 - 02:02 PM.

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