1927 Web Site
Posted 18 April 2004 - 07:07 PM
I would appreciate any feedback and input, corrections as well...
Check back regularly, as it will be frequently updated.
Posted 18 April 2004 - 07:28 PM
Posted 18 April 2004 - 11:00 PM
and looking to trick out those 27's!
Posted 18 April 2004 - 11:21 PM
Mike I'll place a recip. link as well. I have your site bookmarked.
I know it still has a ways to grow, but as with most sites, it's an evolutionary thing.
I hope to place a link to another page dealing with ammo, then the major parts dealers. LOL, but then sometimes I think the opposite, seeing that I still NEED more STUFF!!! Don't want it bought out from under me.
It will come in time though.
Thompsonitis is an amazing disease.
If anyone sees anything that needs changed by all means say so.
Posted 18 April 2004 - 11:30 PM
Gives the new owner of a 27 Kahr a lot to think about.
Sometime back I had PK do a complete job on a 27 semi - and I couldnt be more pleased.
It looks great along side the 21 and 28"s
Posted 19 April 2004 - 07:48 AM
PK pinned the comp. after welding shut a set screw hole, reshaped the actuator handle, reshaped the mag catch, installed one of his front grip hangers, installed GI rocker, safety, and pivot plate, smoothed the feed ramps, beveled the drum slots,
installed, and rechambered a 10.5" bbl, and shot it in for a 0 @ 50 yards POI, engraved the frame and bbl to comply with manufacturing laws. Then instructed me on how to adjust my mags so that they "all" work.
Now all I need do is to get the frame contoured, and work on the X drum so it feeds.
Posted 19 April 2004 - 11:09 AM
Also, you say that "Very few, possibly as many as 50 were ever made," when it would be more accurate to say they were"converted" from existing 1921 models. And the TSMG on your cover page shows a buttstock with a WWII swivel that would not have come with a 1927 model.
Posted 19 April 2004 - 12:56 PM
Wonderful site! A nice compilation of information for those intersted in semi-auto Thompsons. The pictures are particularly helpful to outline the possibilities and show some of the modifications you list.
One minor nit-picky correction/comment: In your History page where you discuss the history of the Colt 1927, you indicate that they "used" 30 round magazines. However, no 30 round magazines existed when the Colt gun was created, and would not exist until early WWII. Certainly the Colt 1927 can "use" a WWII 30 round mag, but they did not at the period in time that you are focusing on in your opening comments.
Second: Along the line of Arthur's comment, I think you need some kind of bridge text between your History page, which is strictly talking about Colt 1927's, and your Auto Ordnance page and all subsequent pages that refer to the modern semi-only 1927 guns.
Third: On your Links page where you list information about TCA, I suggest using the term "Quarterly" newsletters instead of "4 Yearly". You also may want to place some separation space between the TCA information and the Unofficial Tommy Gun Page link. The way it is now, it looks like one refers to the other.
Again, great job!
Posted 19 April 2004 - 03:28 PM
Posted 19 April 2004 - 10:12 PM
Outside input is always appreciated the suggestions taken and changes made.
AF, ok, I compromised a little by rewording it a bit and moving a sentence around. Changed the stock as well! Detachable stocks are great!
"The history of the 1927 Colt should not be confused with the modern 1927 Semi-Auto.
They are two distinct and very different firearms."
Adjusted the links page, as well as the notice.
I hope to change the stock with a nonbolt in the future, need to save a for a little while.
I also added a few more graphics on the entrance page. You may need to hit the refresh button on your browser to see the changes. I also have a few html bugs to work out, but that's part of the enjoyment of web pages.
Posted 19 April 2004 - 10:28 PM
I enjoyed your site very much. It is a great reference on that particular model. I'd like to see a detailed, full side view, of your project. It will be worth the extra kilobytes of waiting. PK did an excellent job in all respects with the mill work. Also, I especially enjoy what you have done with that wood. That took some time, I'm sure!
If I ever get my Links set up on my site, I'd like to add you to it.
Posted 20 April 2004 - 07:39 AM
|QUOTE (Grey Crow @ Apr 19 2004, 07:48 AM)|
|engraved the frame and bbl to comply with manufacturing laws.|