Guess this had to be done
Posted 15 July 2003 - 08:34 PM
So far I have heard:
28 look cocking knob for the 27 (didn't Doug Richardson make these for $50?)
Knurled actuators (Merl Bitikoffer suggested this one but I see they are made.
Originally we were going to move on to making a 1927 frame that would accept the slide like a 28. I spoke with a member of the board (Devlin? not sure) who was on a similar project (project x...beautiful) utilizing the selector switch as a bolt hold open. We decided we cannot improve on this design and we are not willing to steal someone elses great idea...so we abandoned that one.
So I leave it up to the board members...what to build next?
Posted 15 July 2003 - 08:36 PM
Posted 15 July 2003 - 08:39 PM
Posted 15 July 2003 - 10:43 PM
These are getting impossible to find.
Posted 16 July 2003 - 06:18 AM
GI style paddle selectors, pivot plates, to name a few items.
You would probably either need to buy an old Lyman sight or find someone that would allow you to use one of theirs to use as a model for the specs.
Posted 16 July 2003 - 11:36 AM
No it wasn't me that you talked about the '27/28 Frames with. Hmmm, that was probably David J.
Posted 16 July 2003 - 11:55 AM
Posted 16 July 2003 - 01:10 PM
I agree with Dan 100%. There were a lot of things done with my Project "X", much more than just a cosmetic makeover. As PK mentioned, it WAS more of a Design Development Project than anything else. Just holding the Gun, feels and Looks SO much like a very real Thompson Submachine Gun. I'm sure the Springs that will be introduced by David J. will work out much easier in cocking the Gun, but the bolts for the '27 really need to be redesigned. Thats my .02 worth!
Posted 17 July 2003 - 11:51 AM
Posted 17 July 2003 - 12:42 PM
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Posted 17 July 2003 - 05:45 PM
Who is the company in England?? I'd like to purchase one or two.
Posted 17 July 2003 - 06:25 PM
Page: 356, Thompson: the American Legend; Tracie Hill
I'm not sure from the photo if it is painted or blued.
Posted 17 July 2003 - 06:33 PM
Last year at the Thompson Show and Shoot Tracie explained that there was a metal box he came across that was identical in size and shape to the original metal spare parts boxes.
Are you coming to the show this year?
If not, I'll pay more attention this year and see if I can get the information again. By the way, they were blued, if I'm not mistaken.
Posted 17 July 2003 - 06:43 PM
Thanks for the additional input.
Unfortunately I had to cancel the trip this year due to health problems. Good news is that the Dr. said today that it should take about 26 weeks to get me back on my feet. That's a good thing considering I've been in pain for the past 1.5 years. At this point I can't get out to shoot, but in time!
I've been doing little things with my 27. Thanks to those that posted info on stain and such it's shaping up nicely. Waiting to ship it to PK for the good stuff.
I told Tracie to keep my family entrance fee as a donation.
Posted 17 July 2003 - 07:55 PM
Posted 17 July 2003 - 08:05 PM
cocking knob. Unfortunatly, he is out of stock and I'm not sure he will make them again. I can tell he would sell out if these were made available again. Pleeeeeease Mr. Richardson, we need these bolt handles!!