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#21 Adg105200

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:32 PM

I respectfully disagree with the above post. I believe Ive seen the same build you are referring to. Was it the one built on a Phila Ord receiver? If so, I thought it came out more representative of a full auto Thompson then any current semi auto on the market. How can you run a Thompson when its a new receiver? Ive seen the same build using welded receivers. How can those be ruined when they are already cut up? A deactivated gun is just a fancy paper weight, now matter how original it may be.


In many countries, deactivation does not touch the receiver. Most receivers are still 100% although I know that the new spec deactivation in England isn't anymore.

I know there was some that it was discussed in another thread, but there was a website in another country that was selling modified original 1928s to semi configuration. I'll have to see if I can find the page again.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:32 AM

I respectfully disagree with the above post. I believe Ive seen the same build you are referring to. Was it the one built on a Phila Ord receiver? If so, I thought it came out more representative of a full auto Thompson then any current semi auto on the market. How can you ruin a Thompson when its a new receiver? Ive seen the same build using welded receivers. How can those be ruined when they are already cut up? A deactivated gun is just a fancy paper weight, no matter how original it may be.

 

I was not referring to any Phila Ord guns, but many EU "semiautomatized"  registered 100% original Thompsons. Also not referring to any deact gun, as long as the chop barrel and bolts and weld it shut.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:13 AM

Indochina.... I would like to see the semi-auto European conversions. Are the plans readily available? Is it better than the Kahr design? Any photos would be much appreciated. Would the conversion pass the smell test in the US?
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:03 AM

Indochina.... I would like to see the semi-auto European conversions. Are the plans readily available? Is it better than the Kahr design? Any photos would be much appreciated. Would the conversion pass the smell test in the US?

 

In the US, the receiver is the focal point. It must be destroyed upon entry. No conversion without that step is possible.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:49 PM

Indochina.... I would like to see the semi-auto European conversions. Are the plans readily available? Is it better than the Kahr design? Any photos would be much appreciated. Would the conversion pass the smell test in the US?


I will try to post some pictures later on, they modify only the internals, everything else (receiver side) stays the same. Honestly only because the mill out a portion in the middle of the b lock, i think its converted into a time bomb. Still shoots open bolt.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:13 AM

Have never seen an original M1928A1 without the ordnance bomb acceptance mark, which would place the production of ALL M1928A1s to October, 1942, or earlier, if that's when the crossed cannon Ordnance mark was introduced..  


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 09:30 PM

Then there should be a british proof mark on the left side of the receiver, near the barrel 

How can he tell that it served with a specific unit when it comes out of a lake ?

Its quite a late serial number so would have been a Lend Lease gun.

 

Therefore no British markings would be present.

 

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:28 AM

Guys i hope you enjoy the "semiautomatization" of the original 1928 internals.

 

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 12:39 PM

Very interesting, thanks for the pictures


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 04:42 AM

Very interesting way to make it semiauto, thanks for sharing

Edited by 1952HRA, 28 May 2018 - 04:43 AM.

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 06:56 AM

Thank you very much!
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