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#1 zebcoboy

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 07:01 PM

Youve seen this picture before. It's the same in all model 28 Thompsons. The unsupported recoil spring is kinked and the result will be that the actuator will collide with the spring and guide everytime the gun is fired. Eventually your guide rod and actuator will be damaged. The damage can be bad enough to ruin your actuator and possibly break out the rear of your receiver.
http://i627.photobuc...oy/IMG_0184.jpg

I have a perminent solution to this problem. My 2 pc guide rod supports the recoil spring all the way into the actuator. For details e-mail me at zebcoboy@cox.net.
http://i627.photobuc...oy/IMG_0186.jpg

Edited by zebcoboy, 05 June 2009 - 08:30 PM.

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#2 Bob T

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 07:45 AM

I got one of these from zebcoboy.

It does exactly what he says, am very pleased with the quality and function.

No more problems with kinking the recoil spring.
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#3 Reenactor

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 08:02 AM

Excellent product.

I replaced the internals of each of my 1921s with 28s, including these rods, so I can enjoy the noise longer.

The best part is the ease of reassembly.
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Posted 25 June 2009 - 05:48 PM

Anyone else can say more about the pilots in question. How much? etc. I been off the board for a while and trying to catch up.-Adlake
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#5 emmagee1917

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 12:19 PM

Also there was people at the Phx SAR shows in Dec. , in the corner of the MG yellow building , wearing pin-stripe suits , who were selling a square , black , boxy buffer that works well. The rod for it is different than the orig '28 rod. Do you have a rod that will work in thier buffer? Thanks , Chris
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#6 reconbob

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 01:12 PM

Those people in the suits in the back corner of the yellow building were
Gordon (of Thompson serial number fame) and his entourage (Ron and others).
Gordon sells great flat M1921 style ejectors and new style buffers as well
as other Thompson items. Right next to them was Doug Richardson with
all his goodies, and in the corner next to Doug was Tim Polston with his
semi-auto... it was a great place with great people!

Bob
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#7 chesty puller

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 01:25 PM

YES, What is the cost of this spring guide rod?
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#8 Bruce L

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 09:10 AM

QUOTE (zebcoboy @ Jun 5 2009, 07:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Youve seen this picture before. It's the same in all model 28 Thompsons. The unsupported recoil spring is kinked and the result will be that the actuator will collide with the spring and guide everytime the gun is fired. Eventually your guide rod and actuator will be damaged. The damage can be bad enough to ruin your actuator and possibly break out the rear of your receiver.
http://i627.photobuc...oy/IMG_0184.jpg

I have a perminent solution to this problem. My 2 pc guide rod supports the recoil spring all the way into the actuator. For details e-mail me at zebcoboy@cox.net.
http://i627.photobuc...oy/IMG_0186.jpg


I'm having this problem with the Wolf spring I purchased last month. Its slightly longer than the spring that came in my WH. Would definitely be interested in one of these guide rods. Please post purchase info!
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#9 mike in pa

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 10:34 AM

Any updates, including purchase info? Any new feedback?
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#10 Bruce L

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 05:05 PM

I emailed him a while back and got a response that he was having his lawyer set up an LLC. Never heard back after that.
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#11 jcrowhunter

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 11:53 PM

QUOTE (mike in pa @ Aug 13 2009, 11:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any updates, including purchase info? Any new feedback?

Same with me.Requested ordering info but never herd back.
J/
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#12 zebcoboy

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 10:07 PM

QUOTE (zebcoboy @ Jun 5 2009, 07:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Youve seen this picture before. It's the same in all model 28 Thompsons. The unsupported recoil spring is kinked and the result will be that the actuator will collide with the spring and guide everytime the gun is fired. Eventually your guide rod and actuator will be damaged. The damage can be bad enough to ruin your actuator and possibly break out the rear of your receiver.
http://i627.photobuc...oy/IMG_0184.jpg

I have a perminent solution to this problem. My 2 pc guide rod supports the recoil spring all the way into the actuator. For details e-mail me at zebcoboy@cox.net.
http://i627.photobuc...oy/IMG_0186.jpg

Shame on me for not responding to all the interest. I have put the cart before the horse on this one. I have four units out there being tested. Unfortunately only two are in guns that are used frequently. I want to be sure that I have a product worth the cost before I offer it to the general public. If you feel that you might be interested I can put your email address on my list and I will supply you with the details when it is ready to market.
I will have my girlfriend spank me tonight for being neglectful. Thanks for the interest.
zebcoboy@cox.net
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