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#1 Zamm

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 07:08 PM

Just got my Westy back from our favorite alchemist PK.
God, it's so amazing!
A quick list of what was done:
Reshape the actuator coffee can into a 21/28 complete with checkering.
Bright bolt look.
The PK special lock/unlock bolt back via installing the full/semi toggle switch and 21/28 pivot plate.
Put a radius on the square cut barrel fins ( the early westy's had square cut fins, quite ugly and sharp).
Cut the barrel back 2 inches and weld the cutts to the barrel making it the legal 16 inch length, also pinning it for excellent looks.
Adding the proper forgrip mount from a 21/28 style.
Installing a 21 style saftey.
Filling the hole on the Mag release lever and checkering it.
Installing a bottom rail and reshaping the frame to accept a 21/28 removable buttstock.
A slew of fine little touches such as putting round holes on the drum channels to match a 21/28 frame and
cleaning up my Lyman " Mutt" sight.
Entire blueing job on whole gun.
And, fixing the internals so the bloody thing works again ( when I sent it to him you could not even cock it!)
Adjust headspace, test fire ( now it hits what you point it at!).

Well as you all must figure, this is just an incredible treasure now, man...
If anyone is even thinking about having PK do a job on their semi, don't think! Just send it to him! You will be in heaven.
And I have never, ever delt with such a kind, down to earth person who really takes great pride in his work. IT SHOWS>

Have a gander at my new puppy!
Cheers, Zamm


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#2 Zamm

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 07:10 PM

Okay, Let's try some more:

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 07:11 PM

And a few more:
Hope you guys can see these, I can't for some reason.
Cheers, Zamm

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 07:16 PM

One last try:

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 07:22 PM

that is, without doubt the finest set of red X's in white boxs that i have ever seen, thanks for sharing dry.gif

those two pics of a gun, is that a thompson, is it legal to own those?

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#6 Zamm

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 07:27 PM

Thanks Brian, You've made my day, Glad you like the red X's as much as I do! smile.gif

Don't know what I may be doing wrong, some came up, some came up as red x's
Poop!
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Posted 13 March 2004 - 07:38 PM

Okay Guys, got it working, My fault, Many apologies!!!!
Westy in it's FBI case:
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View with a drum:
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The added rail for the 21/28 stock:
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The added safety, bolt lock and filled mag lever:
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I'll do the rest in another post, Zamm
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Posted 13 March 2004 - 07:47 PM

And finally,
The Welded Cutts:

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The Rounded barrel fins and 21/28 foregrip mount:

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The Fantastic actuator knob complete with checkering:

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Side view:

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And another view of the actuator and brightened bolt.

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Okay, a thousand and one apologies for taking up so much space and f'ing up the posts, but I wanted you guys to see this thing.
Again, PK IS the man!
Cheers, Zamm

P.S. Brian, hope you like these as much as the X's...
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Posted 13 March 2004 - 08:30 PM

I wonder what PK could do with a MK IV Commando?
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Posted 13 March 2004 - 08:46 PM

i hope my red X's come back from PK looking just as good tongue.gif

i don't have the full X's though, just these / / biggrin.gif
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Posted 13 March 2004 - 09:45 PM

Arty, with the wood and plastic on your Mk IV, it should keep him warm for about 20 minutes if he puts it in the fireplace. It's still cold out in them thar hills.
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Posted 13 March 2004 - 10:00 PM

Superb work, but I would expect nothing less from PK! biggrin.gif rolleyes.gif cool.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 13 March 2004 - 11:05 PM

Craig when you clicked the HTTP:// button in the post it already puts the http:// in there for you.. so your images were linked like this...

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No big deal, I changed it for you..
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#14 Zamm

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 11:11 PM

Thanks Nick,
Being totally mentally adelled, I finally figured it out.
Best Zamm
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Posted 14 March 2004 - 01:01 AM

Zamm-

Fantastic work!

You have done exactly what I am going to have PK do to my WH1928.

His work is amazing and you are a lucky guy to have a gun in such fine shape.

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Posted 14 March 2004 - 10:04 AM

Zamm,.. Thanks for the pics...my WH28 has been there since early Dec., so I`m really looking forward to seeing it soon...I dread trying to post pics,though...maybe I`ll just send out announcements when it arrives...PK made yours look more like a Colt then my Colt...good job..what an artist..I`m sure glad PK answered his calling in life...he sure brings alot of enlightenment to this part of the world...I`ll be sending a Savage 28 to be rewatted...can`t wait for that too...that gun has been messed up for 40 years..looking at your semi kinda makes me regret selling mine a couple years ago( gosh, did I just say that?)...well good luck with yours,thanks for your pics and KEEPEM` SMOKIN`,out. wink.gif
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Posted 14 March 2004 - 11:09 AM

Phil,
Thanks, it has to be seen to believe. My wife is threatening divorce because I want to sleep with it! smile.gif

As for the Diamond K mark, that my freind, is a great idea! I would gladly send it back to PK for a PK proof marking of some sort!
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Posted 14 March 2004 - 11:22 AM

My M1 WH semi has ben with PK since early Jan. Being I'm not getting any new levers in my lower or butstock modifications I hope to get the call any month now that It's done and on it's way home so I can send the A1 WH semi so he can work his magic on that. Also when members post pictures of PK's work they need to post a disclaimer that should read as follows. CAUTION/ DANGER/ NOTICE Do not veiw these images if your Thompson is at Diamond K. By veiwing these images you will subject yourself to sleepless nights and and a excess of saliva while your mouth may water in anticpation of the awaited return of your gun.

Look's great, can't wait for mine

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Posted 14 March 2004 - 12:07 PM

Great looking piece Zam!

My 27 is with PK now somewhere in the process of the magic transition. The milling of the frame is one step I want in the future.

I also believe that by reducing the mass of the bolt handle, that it will reduce the chance of breakage.

I've been getting the itch to go out and shoot it. LOL, I've been purchasing other guns to somehow satisfy my need for MORE GUNS....

I sneak them in and into the cabinet, then take the boxes to a friends to be burned.

The wife just doesn't understand the need for another gun.

I wouldn't mind the Diamond K logo on the gun either, it's a whole new line of hybrid gun, there won't be a whole lot of them out there. Tweaked to the max.
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Posted 14 March 2004 - 12:35 PM

M1Brian,
Oh boy, do I know what you mean!
I had to restrain myself eveytime Something was posted involving
one of PK's Semi conversion innovations!!

Grey Crow, That's a good point. But boy lemme tell you after years of cocking that thing with
the infamous giant cheese grater, this is so elegant and smooth on the hand, not to mention being a dead ringer for the original!


Phil,
Knowing me, I'd make it fit!!! smile.gif
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