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#21 johnsonlmg41

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 07:40 PM

there was a buttstock with most of a lower with some issues.   Priced sort of high IMO since no one "needs" one.   It was quoted $50 higher than the sticker to me....since I knew what it was.  Funny guy, though we don't do much commerce.


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#22 huggytree

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 09:18 PM

i am in need of a replacement butt stock, so that was the parts i was talking about.....i havent seen the pics yet, but the price quoted to me seemed fair...nothing is cheap about parts on this gun....

 

what issues did you see??? i believe my butt stock was sanded and refinished...plus its a bit hacked up.....im looking for a untouched/decent condition replacement to bring it back to original.....

 

while i wait to find a full parts kit i will take any spare parts i can find....im very big into having spare parts for all my guns

 

im hoping it has the pistol grip included and original finish


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#23 johnsonlmg41

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 06:34 AM

The stock was extremely dark and would need a total refinish.   It would be easier to make a new one, than clean that one.  The pistol grip was also matching in appearance.   This would be the setup to buy if you had nothing and needed something.  It may also have been the military version, not police, but I don' t recall for sure.  Have Dan Block make a new set of wood.  I don't recall what yours looks like but I don't think it was that bad?  Most stocks can be completely redone in a couple hours, especially one that simple.


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 04:21 PM

mine has been sanded down heavily...the back plate has 3/16th over hang it has had so much sanded off......i was hoping it would match my front pistol grip and not need a refinish.....my wood pinches my hands when i shoot it...im not sure if its been sanded down so much its misshaped....this is another reason i want a replacement.

 

ive got pics of it now...wood looks very nice....while mine is hacked and dented.....

 

the metal part has some surface rust, but it includes all the lower parts minus the trigger guard...so there is some value there....i see they rigged a pivot plate on the side...that was the only thing i saw that didnt belong....$400 isnt that bad of a price....not great, but when parts kits dont exist and when they do they are $1000-$1500 it makes $400 not seem so bad

 

im being fussy with mine...i got a good price on it....i may take the new wood to get it refinished to match the front grip if thats what it takes...maybe i can strip some of it away to color match myself....the pics reallly didnt look too dark, but maybe its the flash....the wood looks almost flawless though..

 

the guy was nice enough to know i was looking and bought it with me in mind....so i am a bit obligated too....but not 100%.......if the metal parts didnt have any surface rust it would have been much nicer......i figure someone stripped the parts they needed from a parts kit and this is whats left

 

as far as it being the military version----i dont think the back end & lower matters....i think the military is all about the barrel and foregrip

 

i appreciate your help!.....seeing it in person is completely different than seeing it in pics.


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:22 AM

TD and I looked at the stock, and it seemed fine.  I own a Model 6, and thought it would be a good spare.  It was on SPECTRE's table, and the contact name is Rob.  Maybe he still has it.  It was a lower with buttstock, and no trigger guard.  I have his phone number at home, and can send it to you this weekend when I get back.

 

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:48 AM

it was bought already-- for me.....im going to honor my request to this person and send him $415 shipped for it...he knew i was looking and bought it for me....i dont think its a bad deal, maybe not great either.....but its something i feel i need to help make my gun better and ive tossed $150 a mag for this gun.....i can buy a whole lower for $400, so i should be happy

 

if i find a complete parts kit someday i can resell it......

 

in the future the guy may find something else i want and its good to keep him happy...he did me a favor and bought it for me....the NFA community is full of nice guys like this...helping each other!

 

thanks for your opinion Dave...the pics of the stock look REAL good....barely a mark on it....fits the butt plate perfect(not like mine)....

 

ill probably refinish all the wood to match

 

is there an ID # behind the butt plate on a M6? if so does it match anything on the gun? 

 

i may have questions on how to remove the wood once i see it.....i may get it all refinished while its in jail like i did with my Thompson


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 09:32 AM

the pivot plate is actually correct for the gun...its the military version....so from what i can tell from these pics the lower/stock are correct....

 

worth $415 to me seeing as i have no other spare parts other than the recoil springs

 

parts will never be easier to find 

 

notice how the buttstock back plate fits perfectly....mine isnt like that...its crooked and has a shelf where it was sanded to hell

 

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 09:17 PM

It actually doesn't fit perfectly, but that's how they are supposed to be.  If the plate fits the stock, it's been fitted.....and not at the factory.    These are not  Colt Thompsons.  Even WWII M1 Thompsons are not fit all that well in many cases.  


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:01 PM

Got the stock today and stripped all the parts and bagged them

Other than the lower body and pivot plate are any other parts military specific ??

I may sell the military parts. As I have no need
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Posted 10 May 2017 - 06:19 PM

Anyone have any leads on any mags?  I'm the proud new owner of the latest M6 that was listed on Strum and I got one mag that's it.


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 07:35 PM

one on gunbroker for $400


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 09:34 AM

Still looking for mags, hopefully that aren't $400.


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 11:48 AM

i think that time has passed....i held one in my hand last week...it was missing the part that held the spring to the bottom plate...he refused to sell it until he fixes it....it was painful to hand it back knowing i would likely not see it again and it will just sit in a collection collecting dust from someone who doesnt own a M6.....but i know the old timers, you cant argue or talk them into a different way of thinking....if they say they wont sell it now you have to just accept it.

 

ive checked monthly for this stuff....Deerslayer told me a couple of weeks ago that he can make Thompson mags work...i suggest you contact him....i grabbed 8 from Century when they were available....id still like 4 more....ive contacted century, they dont know anything.....i found out the guys name from century who had them at the last gun show(reportedly he still had some when he left)...got his email....no reply..

 

i think your stuck looking for the rest of your life...maybe finding 1 or 2 if you search weekly and get lucky as im sure there are dozens of people like you and me who are also looking.....


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 07:53 PM

https://www.centuryarms.com/ma586.html
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Posted 23 December 2017 - 09:14 PM

thank you


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Posted 25 December 2017 - 07:08 AM

Thanks!


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:46 PM

I just ordered two of these and don't even own one. Have had one in the past, and may yet again.


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:31 PM

frank atf has one for sale....he is over $1k high on his asking price still, but its a nice looking gun


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 02:19 AM

Thanks for the "link" to Century Arms!  I bought two new NOS Magazines and I know "how" to make Thompson Magazines into Ingram M6 Magazines, and they are not hard to do either.

 

I personally love the Ingram M5's, and, Dave and I have chatted in the past when he first started this sub-category for Ingram M6's.

 

OK...on stocks, get in contact with Dan Block in Illinois on replacement stocks.  I sent him one of my Ingram M6's and he made two stocks for me to include both the vertical and the horizontal stock, which is similar to the Military versions.  Dan has a web site and he is famous for his Thompson and 1918 BAR Replacement Stocks.  He does great work!!!  A little known fact about the Ingrams is that if you take them apart from the stock, then you will find that Gordon Ingram's original design was that the trigger mechanism used the internals of the stock to brace and work.  Dan Block knows this!  He has a web site that is called "danblockstocks.com", I think.  Do a Google Search and he will not be hard to find.

 

Good luck on Ingram M6 Kits!  I have been close to buying two of them and have failed.  Not to worry because the M6 is a tube gun and is built like a TANK.

 

If you "sweet talk" Troy Edhlund of BarrelXChange, he will build you a M6 Drum, but you have to supply a mag and a Suomi Drum. Works great in my Ingram M6's.  OK, if you need some after market mags or information, just email me at "lonniejt@hotmail.com".

 

Oh yes, if you live near Goldsboro, NC, then please give Scott Andrey a "holler" from ME!  He also has an Ingram M6 and always planned to manufacture spare parts for it.  Scott is a great guy and I always enjoyed my visit with him and hope to get back there one day.  He is one of the "good guys"!  Please contact me if you need any help on the M6.  With the advent of 3D machining, I would never be afraid of buying any MG that does not have spares readily available.  Just a thought!  Lonnie Joe


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 06:19 PM

how can they make a 9mm suomi drum work on a .45 ?


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