28 Thompson Parts
Posted 28 December 2003 - 06:25 PM
Posted 28 December 2003 - 10:54 PM
I ordered a 1928 internal parts set from IMA for $300.00. Again I ordered over the phone. The parts arrived within a week or so later during the busy Christmas shipping season. The parts set was beautiful. Like new. The bolt was one of the "nickel"ones.
Posted 29 December 2003 - 09:17 AM
Posted 29 December 2003 - 12:56 PM
Found a few deals, but mostly when they give me a highball price, I shake my head and walk away.
Can't say I've bought too uuch from IMA, but I'll certainly check 'em out.
I've bought parts from Northridge and all were really pretty nice. And the prices are good too! BUT the downside is the limited number of items they have at times. If anyone gets down to the L.A. area (like I did last year on vacation) stop in to their store....really neat place to visit and I GUARANTEE you'll find something you need or want!! But call ahead, as their showroom is only open on3e day a week now.
Posted 29 December 2003 - 01:57 PM
Posted 07 January 2004 - 12:58 PM
Everything arrived, except for the screw -- but I still got screwed.
The buttstock looked like crap, lots of big dings and dents, plus some fairly new punctures or gouges. Couldn't be steamed and sanded enought to refinish. The metal on the slide was ok, but the buttplate & screws had black paint that was half flaked off.
The barrel looked unfired, except that the threads at the muzzle had been damaged so that you wouldn't be able to screw on a compensator. The pouch was o.k., except it looks really cheap & cheesey.
I called this morning and received authorization to return. No hassel over the phone, but we'll see if they give me my money back w/o a fight. Stay tuned.
Posted 09 January 2004 - 11:15 PM
Although IMA is good to work with, their web site does not appear to list near as many parts as Sarco.
Posted 09 January 2004 - 11:18 PM
Posted 10 January 2004 - 08:48 AM
Posted 10 January 2004 - 08:56 AM
Interesting.....When I spoke with their "Thompson guy" (Can't recall his name but he was Britsh) he told me they were from a batch of 200 sold to an attorney many years ago as an investment. The attorney, as the story goes, died in 2002 and in mid 2003 an agreement was made for IMA to sell them off.
Whichever story you want to believe the kits are nice and you won't be disappointed.