Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Where to Find an M1928 Butt Plate?


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 Broadarrowmaint

Broadarrowmaint

    New Member

  • Regular Group
  • 8 posts

Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:04 PM

Mods please remove if this is not appropriate, but I've been looking all over for an m1928 removable stock butt plate with trap door. I've tried Sarco, Numrich, eBay, gunbroker and no luck. If any one has any leads on an original butt plate, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  • 0

#2 Motorcar

Motorcar

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Board Benefactor
  • 691 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:15 PM

I know you said you tried gunbroker, but they do show up there from time to time. Several people here may have one they are willing to part with.


  • 0

#3 Ron Mills

Ron Mills

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Board Benefactor
  • 1349 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:On the road again, Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • Interests:All Thompson models and accessories

Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:35 PM

See if Don at Omega has any left:

http://omega-weapons...pson1928m1.html


  • 0

#4 Broadarrowmaint

Broadarrowmaint

    New Member

  • Regular Group
  • 8 posts

Posted 02 October 2018 - 05:51 AM

Thank you guys! I will try Omega to see if they have some!
  • 0

#5 jojeep

jojeep

    Regular Member

  • Regular Group
  • 103 posts

Posted 02 October 2018 - 06:49 AM

I'm sorry I hate to say this.
I went to Sarco when they moved Easton Pa a few years back and purchased the last 1928 Butt Plate they had.
They were hesitant to sell because it was so bad.
It was rusty and in bad shape, WW2 Surplus.
I think I got them to knock a few Dollars off too.
  • 0

#6 Broadarrowmaint

Broadarrowmaint

    New Member

  • Regular Group
  • 8 posts

Posted 02 October 2018 - 07:25 AM

I found one on BMG parts. Sais Thompson/enfield butt stock. Are the P17 butt plates and Thompson butt plates the same?
  • 0

#7 jojeep

jojeep

    Regular Member

  • Regular Group
  • 103 posts

Posted 02 October 2018 - 08:06 AM

Not sure.
But would make sense for Auto Ordnance to look for a preexisting part as simple as a Butt Plate when designing the 1921 style Buttstock

Edited by jojeep, 02 October 2018 - 08:09 AM.

  • 0

#8 jim c 351

jim c 351

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Board Benefactor
  • 2855 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ohio

Posted 02 October 2018 - 08:23 AM

The P17 butt plate is not the same as the TSMG.

The P17 butt plate is the same as the M1918 BAR

Jim C


  • 0

#9 bob241

bob241

    Regular Member

  • Board Donor
  • 246 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:N.C.
  • Interests:Thompsons, lugers, 1966 Shelbys

Posted 02 October 2018 - 08:28 AM

Broadarrowmaint check your private messages


  • 0

#10 Speeddemon02

Speeddemon02

    RKI Member

  • Regular Group
  • 283 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Mexico
  • Interests:Guns, Trucks, Games, and Woodworking

Posted 02 October 2018 - 11:51 AM

I think they are referring to the M1917 Enfield and not the Lee Enfield that comes to mind


  • 0

#11 BillyDixon

BillyDixon

    Member

  • Regular Group
  • 97 posts

Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:16 PM

any differeence between an m1 thompson butt plate and a28 ???


  • 0

#12 gijive

gijive

    Respected Member

  • Board Benefactor
  • 2589 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Illinois
  • Interests:Thompson SMG, WWII, Firearms in general.

Posted 02 October 2018 - 02:36 PM

any differeence between an m1 thompson butt plate and a28 ???

Yes, they are not interchangeable.  The M1 butt plate does not have the butt plate tang as the 1928 Model does.


  • 0

#13 ppgcowboy

ppgcowboy

    RKI Member

  • Board Donor
  • 771 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South West Montana
  • Interests:Guns, aviation, didgeridoo, banjo, metal detecting.

Posted 02 October 2018 - 02:43 PM

28 on the right.

Attached Files


  • 0

#14 AlexanderA

AlexanderA

    RKI Member

  • Regular Group
  • 172 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 02 October 2018 - 04:53 PM

The '17 Enfield buttplate is very close to the '21 - '28 Thompson buttplate. The main difference is that the angle of the tang on the Thompson is not as sharp as the 90 degree angle on the Enfield.  But, in a pinch the Enfield buttplate tang can be bent to fit on a Thompson. The metal the buttplate is made of is relatively soft.

 

BTW, the Thompson buttplate screws are like those of the Springfield rifle, not the Enfield. And the Thompson sling swivels are like the Springfield butt swivel.

 

A purist will say that these parts are not interchangeable, but as a practical matter, they are. Especially if you don't care about any markings.


  • 0

#15 halftrack

halftrack

    Member

  • Regular Group
  • 71 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 02 October 2018 - 09:51 PM

The '17 Enfield buttplate is very close to the '21 - '28 Thompson buttplate. The main difference is that the angle of the tang on the Thompson is not as sharp as the 90 degree angle on the Enfield.  But, in a pinch the Enfield buttplate tang can be bent to fit on a Thompson. The metal the buttplate is made of is relatively soft.
 
BTW, the Thompson buttplate screws are like those of the Springfield rifle, not the Enfield. And the Thompson sling swivels are like the Springfield butt swivel.
 
A purist will say that these parts are not interchangeable, but as a practical matter, they are. Especially if you don't care about any markings.


This is the kind of knowledge I find the most useful and much appreciated! Thank you for passing this along!
  • 0

#16 APEXgunparts

APEXgunparts

    RKI Member

  • Regular Group
  • 64 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Colorado
  • Interests:Military history & martial arms.

Posted 04 October 2018 - 11:06 AM

I am currently listing Thompson parts on the APEX Gun Parts web site.

I have over 100 separate listings to get priced and published to the web site.
Last night I know I listed some butt plates, I know we have both 1928 and M1 styles in the warehouse.

Please be patient as my Customer Service people can't tell you what is available or sell you anything that isn't actually shown on the web site.

 

Richard

 

https://www.apexgunp...son-45-acp.html


Edited by APEXgunparts, 04 October 2018 - 11:06 AM.

  • 0