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#1 Motorcar

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Posted 26 July 2003 - 12:35 PM

Just came home from a local gun show where a fellow has a M1A1 dummy receiver on Thompson parts. The frame and trigger group are later style with round rocker and safety levers and GI mag catch. The buttstock was what appeared to be U.K. with the sling swivel relocated to the top and the original one filled in neatly. The trigger grip was real beat and the horizontal foregrip had been checkered at some point. Still has the short smooth barrel on it. I didn't have my copy of "American Thunder" in the truck to run out and referance parts so my question is; Is it worth the $575 asking price for the parts that are on the dummy receiver?

A side note I did pick up a A.O. Bridgeport 20 round mag in excellant condition for 15 bucks, guess I did ok with that one.
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#2 LIONHART

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Posted 26 July 2003 - 12:56 PM

What type of Dummy Receiver was used? If it was one of those aluminum ones, then I feel the price was too high...The parts kit that was used, doesn't sound all that nice either.
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#3 Ron Mills

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Posted 26 July 2003 - 01:39 PM

I too think that's on the high side for the condition. If it were me, I'd pass it up. Other, nicer ones are out there.
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Posted 26 July 2003 - 02:00 PM

Also, if I were you, check eBay for M1 Parts Kits. I think there are two up there now. As far as a Display Receiver, use one of Doug Richardsons. They are, without question, the Rolls Royce of Receivers! Stay away from the Phil. Ord ones. They may be cheaper, but you get what you pay for. Hopefully Doug will produce them again. I know his eye surgery as of yet, didn't go all that successful. Hopefully soon, he will recover completely. We should all wish Doug the BEST! Get well Doug!!

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Posted 26 July 2003 - 02:00 PM

Motorcar,

First off, Welcome to the board. smile.gif

I agree with LIONHART & Ron Mills, sounds to high blink.gif for what you've discribed, but if your looking to build or buy a dummy M1A1, check this out.

Can across this, Firing M1A1 Dummy (one of the closest to an original I've seen yet wink.gif ) that looks like this old boy put some work in to, check out "EVEL BAY" item # 2185131762.

Jim biggrin.gif

PS - Not sure if it's legel or not, unsure.gif but sounds like he knows what he's talking about?
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#6 Motorcar

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Posted 26 July 2003 - 02:11 PM

Thanks for the info, I'm not trying to build or own a dummy, just wanted to make sure I wasn't passing up a buy on the remaing parts. Thanks again!
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