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#21 Norm

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Posted 16 March 2004 - 02:13 PM

My WH27A1 has one of these Enfield P17 "peep hole" sights. The Serial number is 45XX, this puts it in the right SN range.

It also has a "short" front sight on the cutts (type) comp. It is a little shorter than a regular sight.

I would post a picture of it, but I don't know how.

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Posted 16 March 2004 - 04:17 PM

You guys are right, the sight that's on my Auto Ord. 27A1 is a POS, you can't even adjust windage,lucky for me it's shooting straight or I'd be SOL. I really think that I'm going to go with an M1 style fixed rear sight mainly because it's simple and it'll look more "G.I", which is the look that I'm going for. Also, I can always block it up a bit if the POI is low. Hopefully it'll shoot POA at 25yrds with ball ammo. If it does I'll be happy. I might check into the P-17 sight at a later date and retro fit one to my stock sight base. It looks like I've got my pistol sold so I'll be ordering my '28A1 style cocking knob, paddle safety and M1 sight from PK in a day or so. That, along with the horizontal forearm and new rear pistol grip(suppose to have a more correct shape over the AO one) should get me up and running for now. Later I'd like to have the barrel cut and the comp welded and pinned for an OAL of 16" to keep it legal and make it look better. Also, when I get a butt load of money I'd like to have a '28 style removable stock kit installed but that's in the future because it'll cost somewhere in the area of $600+ dollars to have it done. Talk to all you guys later. ph34r.gif
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Posted 16 March 2004 - 06:10 PM

Who charges $600+ for a ‘28 frame conversion?
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Posted 16 March 2004 - 06:25 PM

Tommygunner/iDamon told me when I talked to him that the kit was just alittle over $300(you can check this out on the web site) and that installing the part that the stock locks onto by milling the frame then welding the part on and the re-machine work would run $300-350. wink.gif Can you work me a better deal wink.gif ??? IF you could I might throw some more work your way in the near distant future. smile.gif
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Posted 17 March 2004 - 08:10 AM

Ok, that makes more sense- a lot of that number is parts.

I won’t get into an on line bidding war with Tommygunner. Let’s just say my numbers a bit different than his.

As with anything we buy, it behooves the customer to do his homework and consider every aspect of the job- then make an informed decision.

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 09:36 AM

For information only- in the picture below is a 27 with detacheable stock. About 300 total including stock, hardware and proper fitting of the adapter plate by PK, including replacing the screws that came with the plate with better quality ones. I am not attempting to disparage anyone, just showing you choices. Ignore the monkey in the picture.

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 11:37 AM

Supershooter,

This is St. Patty's day - April fool's day isn't for a couple of weeks yet....... biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
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Posted 17 March 2004 - 11:46 AM

So you thought you'd take the mickey..... dry.gif
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Posted 17 March 2004 - 11:47 AM

Now THAT is what I'm talkin' about TAB. That is the "look" that I'm going for with my '27. Did you have the barrel cut and comp welded for a 16" total oal ? That is a very nice looking Tommy gun. One extra thing that I think makes the price alittle higher is that the lower will be milled to '28 specs. Funny thing is that I used to do some machine work and if I had the equiptment it wouldn't be all that hard to so alittle mill work. I really, really do like the looks of the '28 removable stock, looks like I'll have to e-mail ya' PK and get a price list on what you charge for your work, or heck, you've got my e-mail, shoot me a price list if ya' got one. Maybe I can do some things sooner rather than later. wink.gif Talk to ya'll later and as I'm 1/2 Irish, Happy St. Patricks Day everyone. ph34r.gif
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Posted 17 March 2004 - 01:41 PM

Frank, better yet, go with an origianl Lyman wink.gif FWIW, Doug Richardson carries reproduction '21/28 Front Sight Blades. His contact info is in the FAQ. Frank, you may want to order his catalog. Full of Thompson goodies!
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Posted 17 March 2004 - 05:55 PM

Frank, I had the comp moved back over the barrel, but left the barrel at 16 ". Easier to clean the comp if I ever shoot unjacketed bullets. wink.gif

Yeah, I realized after I posted you'd meant to do a bit more fitting, mine has the gap. You should know deerslayer made that longer horizontal grip, which helps make the barrel look shorter too.

But thanks, I like how it turned out very much.
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