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#1 huggytree

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:17 PM

https://www.gunbroke.../item/792857104

 

ive seen these for sale...this one isnt overly pretty

 

this one i assume is a Semi auto conversion to full as the maker is listed as someone else besides spitfire..plus it has the crazy long barrel

 

anyone have one of these to tell me about it?

 

 

GG mags...modified? how?

 

im always open to rock bottom FA....no idea in this horrible market what this will sell for...i suspect not much

 

most likely the cheapest FA we will see right now

 

 


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:08 PM

Barrel is standard 16 inch as came from factory. Pretty sure it uses standard GG mags no modification. Also bolt rides on 2 rods like a grease gun. Bolt cocked with finger like GG. Usually go for around 6K maybe more. Don’t have one but a friend did years back.
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#3 huggytree

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:45 PM

I hear crinkle coat finish like a sterling ?

What is the lower made of? Sheet metal, plastic , milled , aluminum ???

Is that front grip original ?

Id be a bidder but only for a bargain x2
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:49 PM

Front grip is original on auction pic . Front grip and lower pistol grip frame are both aluminum. Trigger parts are steel. Only lower has
Crinkle paint like Sterling. Upper and barrel and bolt are blued steel.Gun is sturdy not flimsy. Recoil is light. Has a rubber buffer that looks like the rubber lifts you put in rear springs of 60’s and 70’s cars to jack up rear of car for that cool look back then..
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:22 AM

Auction is already what Id value the gun at

I suspect someone will pay $6,000 for it. I feel sorry for that person :)
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:43 AM

Has my vote for the ugliest SMG. I can't believe anyone would buy a Spitfire for $6k. If funds are tight buy a Reising. An actual WW2 Marine Corp issued SMG. Todd in Oregon


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:06 AM

People selling this type in better condition for $3000 back in 2012, and no one wanted it.

 

https://www.gunaucti...m/buy/10946788/


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 01:15 PM

your spitfire was mfg. in TN. in the mid 60s by 1968 with the gun act. it was found  that when you moved the safety 1/2 way between safe  and fire it was full auto. i know be cause in march of 1968 i had one  and lost it to the atf.  i orig. paid $110.00 for it new.


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:19 PM

I was hoping it would go $4000-4500 in this crap market with a messed up finish...id have a couple hundred more into a refinish.....no way id pay $6k, but I think someone will


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:21 PM

your spitfire was mfg. in TN. in the mid 60s by 1968 with the gun act. it was found  that when you moved the safety 1/2 way between safe  and fire it was full auto. i know be cause in march of 1968 i had one  and lost it to the atf.  i orig. paid $110.00 for it new.

This reminds me... (not to completely derail this thread)

I have a new production AO 1927.  If you pull the trigger and turn the safety, the safety can be made to hold the sear block down.  This takes the trigger and disconnector out of play and the spring pressure holds the firing pin in its forward position inside the bolt.  I haven't tried it, but it seems like if you dropped the bolt like this, it could chamber a round and set it off and run in full auto like the fixed firing pin thompsons.  

 

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Edited by giantpune, 07 December 2018 - 03:26 PM.

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