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#1 skinny

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Posted 13 February 2021 - 07:28 PM

I'm new to Thompsons and just picked up a new AO 1927A1. I noticed the fit between the frame and the upper receiver is pretty loose. When holding it, I can feel the frame and the receiver clunking into each other if I just move it slightly. If I twist or move it from left to right you can see the gap between the frame and receiver get larger and smaller.
 
Below are pics of how much the gap changes between the frame & receiver when slightly twisting the rifle. Is this normal?
 
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#2 deerslayer

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Posted 13 February 2021 - 07:43 PM

Some are loose some are tight.. All normal for kahr.
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#3 BillyDixon

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Posted 13 February 2021 - 08:33 PM

somt times a good gunsmith can squeez the lower tofit better,,,like we use to do on .45 slides to fit frame better, are all the talented old timers gone ? just wondering


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Posted 20 February 2021 - 10:59 PM

Please tell me that has "MAGA" engraved into it?
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#5 skinny

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 06:27 PM

Please tell me that has "MAGA" engraved into it?

Yes, it does. They made a Trump version. That's why I was curious about the looseness of the fit. At almost $3000, I expected the fit to be a little better. I guess I just set my expectations a little too high.

 

 https://www.auto-ord.../trump-thompson


Edited by skinny, 23 February 2021 - 07:41 PM.

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#6 peter kohler

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 08:20 AM

ive got 3 thompsons.    two wiggle and the other one is tight.      doesent affect them when shooting at all.     I prefer a looser fit.   my m1 was really tight.   was bumping it apart with my right hand and the upper turned loose and sliced my wrist open to the tendons... 8 stiches fixed it up.     ive been fooling with guns for 40 years and that totally surprised me.   now I use a small rubber mallet.


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