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Side Folding Thompson? U-571


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#1 brazos609

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 09:23 PM

Watching U-571 on tv again I am still curious about the Thompsons they have with what appears to be Reising side folding stocks. One guy has a Reising 55 but the others have top cocking Thompsons with what appear to be the folding stock of the 55? Was this a true military model used at any time or just a movie prop guy cobble job?
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#2 full auto 45

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 09:31 PM

Movie prop guys could f*ck up a wet dream.
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Posted 05 May 2004 - 11:43 AM

Folding stocks made by Stembridge Gun Rental. Former huge gun rental company.

If they wanted a stockless gun why didn't they just take off the butt stock. But that is Hollywyrd for you.

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#4 Z3BigDaddy

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Posted 05 May 2004 - 11:56 AM

That is the rare folding stock developed by Bill Ruger when he was a young man... Later on he used the same design, more or less, on his Mini-14... I'm sure these will bring a good premium in years to come as precurser models of the now rare Mini-14 folders, so deadly that they are now illegal to produce......
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Posted 05 May 2004 - 05:06 PM

Are you talking about the Winchester model 70's in .375 H&H with the bayonet lug and integeral flash suppressor? I thought those were banned. unsure.gif
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