"hudson" M1a1 Thompson Replica?
Posted 10 November 2003 - 01:33 PM
Sounds like this thing fires a projectile of some sort, although the seller also says that it "cannot fire any type of projectile or ammunition and will be shipped with a blaze orange plug as per eBay rules and Federal Law."
Right... and since it's coming from Denmark, the delivery agent at your door could be an ATF man with handcuffs on his belt... or not. What's the scoop on this piece? It looks to be a pretty nice in the rather lousy photos the guy is posting.
Posted 10 November 2003 - 02:17 PM
Posted 10 November 2003 - 02:35 PM
They do not fire any projectiles, they just basically chamber a round from the mag which sets off a cap within the cartridge. The firing PIN is in the barrel. You then have to reload the cartridge with a new cap. But they do fire in full auto mode. Dont make too much noise though.
They are very realistic in weight and detail and you can use real Thompson parts such as grips and stocks. But unless you are into reloading they are more for show than anything. Cartridges are getting harder to find.
Posted 10 November 2003 - 07:14 PM
Posted 10 November 2003 - 07:28 PM
And you can find the caps, but I dare not say where.
Posted 10 November 2003 - 09:17 PM
No, I wouldn't pay $600 for a toy - either this or the MGC type. The seller's reserve hasn't been reached yet, so I didn't know he has such high expectations.
I was just curious about an item I'm unfamiliar with..
Posted 10 November 2003 - 11:05 PM
Posted 11 November 2003 - 12:48 PM
Posted 12 November 2003 - 03:25 PM
Anyway, i just wanted to defend these MGC replicas. I'm from the UK and we've only got two choices when it comes to owning a Thompson. we can either get a real one that will have had most of the working parts welded together because of the UK gun laws(dewat i think they're called in the US)..or we can buy one of these replicas.
I own a real dewat M1A1 and and two MGC's. The MGC is twice the fun of the real thing because you can strip it down, load the mag up and fire it. Ok, it can in no way be compared to firing a real one (I'd imagine) but you do get a bit of recoil, smoke and "spent" shells flying out. Yes, its party made of zinc but it looks and weighs about the same as the real thing.
Untill someone can manufacture and supply a proper blank firing Thompson then the MGC's are as good as it gets for us "disadvantaged" people. Also, you don't need any kind of license, police check or a lottery win to buy one.
I think that some of the lucky ones on this board who are allowed to own and fire your real Thompsons can be a bit snobbish and condescending sometimes. We're not all as fortunate as you but our interest in the Thompson is just as strong...
Right, now I've got that off my chest (apologies everyone) I think I'll loose off a full mag of "cap gun" rounds at the cat..she thinks its real enough!!
Posted 12 November 2003 - 03:52 PM
Posted 12 November 2003 - 04:24 PM
I know this board is Thompson all incompasing, even if some items have only a nodding acquaintance with the SMG. I do fondly remember the Thompson water gun from the 1960's.
Posted 12 November 2003 - 04:28 PM
Posted 12 November 2003 - 05:05 PM
Posted 12 November 2003 - 09:27 PM
Maybe if we could get the "fortunate sons" on this site who constantly remind us how overpriced TSMGs are now to unload their vaults and flood the auction sites with cheap Thompsons we could hang up our trusty cap guns.
And hey Phil, go a little easy on that silver tonqued PM, we dont have too many guys on our side these days. (not that we need them).
Posted 12 November 2003 - 09:41 PM
Posted 12 November 2003 - 10:09 PM
If the vintage MGC MP-40's and TSMG are selling for $500 to $900 today, when they originally sold for $75 back in the early 1970's, then the real McCoy TSMGs' are priced right where they should be at 8 to 12 times their early 1970's price tag. In this perfect world De Beers would surrender their monopoly on South African diamonds and a 5 carat rock would then fetch a few thousand.