Transit Case Design For 1921ac
Posted 29 July 2003 - 08:20 PM
I like the look of the FBI Case but hated the thing tipping over when ever I took the gun out. Also I wanted somewhere to keep copies of the Form 3s and manuals I have for the gun.
My solution for the tipping issue seemed to be solved by Doug Richardson’s “SuperShooter” Case that has legs on the lid, which extend and keep the case from tipping over.
Unfortunately, I called Doug yesterday and discovered he was out of stock with no ETA in sight for the next batch. Great Guy BTW –be thankful that us Thompson guys have people like him around.
I then started looking at modifying an existing New FBI style case with legs when I saw my wife’s Louis Vutton catalog.
They had some interesting lid and front opening cases that could be adapted to the FBI style but would not tip over when the gun is removed.
I came up with this basic design for what I call a Thompson transit case-
I checked around and for a quantity of 20+ I could probably get these made of high quality materials, brass, leather and velvet for around $450-$500 as illustrated. Actually Lousi Vutton does custom work, It might be funny to have them make an original one off!
Questions- What do you think of the idea and design? What would you include /and or change?
Posted 29 July 2003 - 08:36 PM
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Posted 30 July 2003 - 09:52 PM
With the design of your case being as it is custom, I would move all of the magazines toward the muzzel and the thin part of the stock facing the back of the receiver.
Just my .02
Posted 31 July 2003 - 06:08 AM
"Distinct gentleman's carrying case for a weapon of discriminating taste!"
Posted 31 July 2003 - 08:53 AM
Posted 04 August 2003 - 06:38 PM
|Do not foget the correct color interior for a "Police Case"|
What is the correct color for the inside and outside?
I was going to do one in Dark Brown Leather sides, Light brown trim, Light brown velvet insides and Shiny Brass hardware.
The other I was going to do all black leather and hadware with gray or grayblue velvet inside.
I am tempted to do bright red leather one for for some reason (JE Hoover? version)
|looks to me like there is pleanty of room for xxx mags.|
I didn't even think of that -I will make sure it will fit them too.
The guy building these says the handle can hold 50lbs is that enough?
In any case I will have a few of these made up and see what they are like - Any one have an scale dummpy 1921 I can borrow for scale?
Posted 04 August 2003 - 08:17 PM
Most Police cases came with light purple or blue interior, but there are limited examples of originals with black, green and light gray colors. Exterior color is really black. Don't forget the metal corners and side latches.