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#21 Baltimoreed11754

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 08:35 PM

Have the big end about done. I didn’t like the big walnut blocks that I had on the stock side so I'm changing things a little. Also have four 20 rd cardboard repro vintage .45acp boxes coming. I’ll see if I can squeeze them in. Add a little color too. 

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 05:08 PM

It’s coming along, took a while for me to decide on how to do the upper but this is what I’ve come up with. Thought that I’d add my Savage, Got a few more blocks to secure and covering everything with felt. Going to add some snap straps to secure the Savage and 1911. The lid compresses against the upper to hold it tight. 

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 08:26 PM

Think that all my walnut inserts and straps are done and tomorrow I’ll start gluing the felt. I want green under the Savage and 1927 upper and brown under the 1911 and Thompson bbl. If I can find 6 magnets with counterbored holes in the center I want to inlet and screw them to the aluminum in the open space below the 1911. The felt will hide them. I will have a 1911 and Savage mag stuck to them sitting there. I didn’t like the  washers so I built a couple of 1 inch walnut discs to secure the ends of the straps. Letting the stain dry now. 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 03:27 PM

Except for the felt on the backside of the top and a few loose pieces of the yellow line it’s done.


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Posted 03 July 2020 - 03:29 PM

Except for the felt on the backside of the top and a few loose pieces of the yellow liner that are loose it’s done. But I’m still waiting for the stock slide.

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 08:26 AM

Of the two 1928 stock slides that I’ve ordered the GPC repro is supposed to arrive tomorrow. Still no sign of the original from the Netherlands. I will have photos of the assembled Thompson and a range report before the weeks out. 
 

My GPC repro slide came a couple days later than tracking said. It was a good tight fit on my 1928 milsurp stock, had to tap it on, screws aligning fine, Slid it onto my gun and put ten rds downrange. Hit everything that I aimed at. I flipped up the rear sight. I’ll try to get photos tomorrow as I’ve got a Md’s appt today. Assuming that my original slide arrives and is not tighter to my gun than the repro I’ll probably sell it. 


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Posted 12 August 2020 - 07:28 AM

Carried it to last month’s cas match and let the guys play with it during lunch break, they ran a couple of mags through it. Clanged the rifle and pistol targets just fine. Double taps were no problem either. Minute of sass marshal. We were using the slot in the charging knob to sight through. Feeds my round nose, swc and pc boolits just fine. It initially had issues with lead boolits with the heavier oem recoil springs but feeds 100% after replacing them with the lighter springs and buffer. Trying to talk the guys into a zoot match this year. We do a 2 inch snubby match where we add a 2 inch bbl gun along with our regular guns, maybe then.


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Posted 29 August 2020 - 06:09 PM

A little more work left to do it seems. My original 1928 stock slide from the Netherlands finally arrived yesterday, only took 3 months, but it has a noticeably tighter fit to the gun [less wiggle] than my GPC unit so I’m going to use the original slide. My buttstock and plate are original. The wartime finish isn’t as nice as the repro but that’s ok. The rub is that it will not lock in place. I’m thinking that I need to remove a little steel from the catch a little at a time until it pops into the recess. 


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Posted 24 September 2020 - 10:03 AM

Might wanna cover those leather straps with some felt where they touch the guns bare metal, the tannic acid used in the process will definitely leave a permanent mark after time.

 

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 05:47 PM

Thanks tray, no longer than they are in the case I wouldn’t think that there would be damage but I’ll watch them. The strap on the Thompson is across the vertical walnut grip but the straps go over the pistol frames/grips. 


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Posted 25 September 2020 - 10:20 AM

Thanks tray, no longer than they are in the case I wouldn’t think that there would be damage but I’ll watch them. The strap on the Thompson is across the vertical walnut grip but the straps go over the pistol frames/grips. 

Gotcha, I didn't know if you stored them there or just used it for transportation needs.

I keep mine in the case all the time. I ruined the finish on an old nickeled Colt SAA years ago by leaving it in the holster, I learned the hard way. lol 


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Posted 12 October 2020 - 05:56 PM

Great info here, I’ve been looking for a violin case for my 1927 pistol. My a3 came with a guitar case that fits its big brother,too. The wife says, “yeah guys, thanks a lot for leading him to more sites” 


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Posted 05 April 2021 - 07:13 PM

I have finally gotten around to fitting my GI takedown stock slide to my Thompson. The GI Slide came from the Netherlands and was so long in arriving [6 months] I figured it was lost at sea so I ordered a cheaper AO unit from GPC that took a bit but still beat the first slide. The AO unit was very tight to the stock but loose to the frame and had slop in the lock while the gi unit was a slip fit to the stock, tighter to the frame but the lock would not engage the cut in the frame. My first thought was to mill it—hah, it laughed at my mill so I used my 1 inch bench belt sander to shorten the lock. After a lot of measurements, grinding with a wore out belt and trying it, I got it to lock with zero play. The buttplate is an enfield plate that I bought for about nothing and modded to fit the stock instead of buying a 95.00 original rusty Thompson plate. I did have to move screw locations slightly. 


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