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#1 thompsonteenager

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 11:02 AM

Could u find a 1928 thompson lower thats around the price if $200 with nothing in it or on it completly stripped cause thats all i can afford right now but im looking
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#2 cbmott

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 11:43 AM

Stripped lower frames for that price may be a bit tough to find on the internet in general (I’ve seen 0 for under 200 in the past year I’ve had my Thompson). Having learned from experience, unless you come across a sweet deal, it’s better to find exactly what you want after you’ve built up your finances vs settling for a part that isn’t really what you were looking for as then you end up buying what you really wanted later and are out even more money. It’s hard to resist the urge to buy right away but doing research into exactly what you want and what you are going to do with it will be worth it in the long run. Here’s a few websites to take a look at to help you get started, see what’s out there and what the going prices are. There’s many more sites out there and who knows when members might want to sell you something but this may be a good start.

Try Numrich Arms or Apex
https://www.gunparts...son &showed=100
https://www.tommygun...ower-internals/
https://www.apexgunp...thompson-45-acp
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#3 thompsonteenager

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 12:59 PM

Stripped lower frames for that price may be a bit tough to find on the internet in general (Ive seen 0 for under 200 in the past year Ive had my Thompson). Having learned from experience, unless you come across a sweet deal, its better to find exactly what you want after youve built up your finances vs settling for a part that isnt really what you were looking for as then you end up buying what you really wanted later and are out even more money. Its hard to resist the urge to buy right away but doing research into exactly what you want and what you are going to do with it will be worth it in the long run. Heres a few websites to take a look at to help you get started, see whats out there and what the going prices are. Theres many more sites out there and who knows when members might want to sell you something but this may be a good start.

Try Numrich Arms or Apex
https://www.gunparts...son &showed=100
https://www.tommygun...ower-internals/
https://www.apexgunp...thompson-45-acp


Yah thanks my goal before the big projects is a built 1928 overstamp remake/copy and hopefully if law is changed i can form 1 it and it can go full auto
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Posted 30 December 2018 - 02:09 PM

Try Don Bell at Omega Weapons System. If anyone would have have a stripped lower close to your price point it may be Don. $200 may be an unrealistic amount in today's market.


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#5 BillyDixon

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 06:50 PM

i think  you are a dollar short and a day late,just sayn.


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#6 thompsonteenager

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:04 PM

Try Don Bell at Omega Weapons System. If anyone would have have a stripped lower close to your price point it may be Don. $200 may be an unrealistic amount in today's market.


Yah he doesn't have one oh well
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:00 PM

Decades before you were born, I bought my first M1 carbine when I was a college freshman.  $50 cash & carry - in California!  (Such an act would now be considered a hate crime there. <_<)  Two months ago I asked the membership if anyone had a 1928 lower for sale, intended as a less expensive alternative to buying a dummy receiver.  (It would be modified to fit onto a semi-auto 1927A1 receiver, resulting in a non-functioning display model.)  To quote Phil Collins, no reply at all.  I checked high & low in the digital and real worlds and came up empty.  None available anywhere at any price.  But the cost listed next to the ubiquitous "out of stock" flag was always a lot more than your budget.  A Thompson lower (aka "frame") for $200 exists only in the misty pages of history next to the $50 M1 carbines.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:48 PM

I have as stripped semi lower if interested.
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#9 2ndArmored

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:14 PM

The 1927A1 is complete so it already has a lower on it.  The idea was to show a "real" Thompson, yet one that wouldn't function.  The event for which it was intended has come & gone anyway.  But thanks for the offer.


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#10 Ron Mills

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:14 PM


Decades before you were born, I bought my first M1 carbine when I was a college freshman.  $50 cash & carry - in California!  (Such an act would now be considered a hate crime there. <_<)  Two months ago I asked the membership if anyone had a 1928 lower for sale, intended as a less expensive alternative to buying a dummy receiver.  (It would be modified to fit onto a semi-auto 1927A1 receiver, resulting in a non-functioning display model.)  To quote Phil Collins, no reply at all.  I checked high & low in the digital and real worlds and came up empty.  None available anywhere at any price.  But the cost listed next to the ubiquitous "out of stock" flag was always a lot more than your budget.  A Thompson lower (aka "frame") for $200 exists only in the misty pages of history next to the $50 M1 carbines.[/quote
 
 

Edited by Ron Mills, 14 January 2019 - 12:06 AM.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:07 PM

Before you get too nostalgic, remember too that the minimum wage in the early 1960's was also about $1.20, so that 1928 Thompson would cost you MONTHS of flipping burgers after school.  And my priorities back then were Friday night football games and Saturday night dates, not an "ancient" gun that didn't even work.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:33 PM

Before you get too nostalgic, remember too that the minimum wage in the early 1960's was also about $1.20, so that 1928 Thompson would cost you MONTHS of flipping burgers after school.  And my priorities back then were Friday night football games and Saturday night dates, not an "ancient" gun that didn't even work.

Yes it brings back memories, does it not. I worked after school at a drug store, circa 1965, stocking shelves. Minimum wage in PA was, at the time $0.85 per hour. I worked every day after school, Friday nights till 21:00 and all day Saturday. Gas was 19.9 per gallon and I filed up Studebaker every Saturday evening. Even a $165.00 Thompson was a dream I could not afford. $200 lower, dream on.


Edited by Tiz, 12 January 2019 - 01:34 PM.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:36 PM

The good ole days, I miss them as life was simpler!


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:02 PM

Inflation from 1972 is 575% which means every dollar in 1972 is now worth 5.75
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#15 Ron Mills

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:44 AM

Not being nostalgic. Simply providing a picture and price references for the benefit of those who may not have seen it/them before.
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