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#1 TD.

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Posted 18 May 2004 - 08:01 AM

Does anyone have for sale or know where I can purchase a Thompson Recoil Spring Stripping/Removal Tool?
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#2 PK.

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Posted 18 May 2004 - 10:15 AM

More information please:

For which model?

Do you require a historic tool or simply a functional one?

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Posted 18 May 2004 - 03:02 PM

I and another member of our group obtained one from a Mr Scott of A.M.S. Arsenal Military Sales in Belgium. He takes credit cards.

email: info@amsmilitaria.com
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Posted 18 May 2004 - 05:20 PM

I would prefer a historical removal tool but would certainly be interested in a functional one too. I need the tool for the 1928 Thompson. I may check out the Belgium dealer but prefer to purchase one in the USA. Thanks,
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Posted 18 May 2004 - 08:22 PM

I use a nail or a puchout and they both work great. I can send you one of mine for $50 tongue.gif laugh.gif
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Posted 18 May 2004 - 09:35 PM

Does that include shipping? biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
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Posted 18 May 2004 - 10:45 PM

One of the joys of PK's 21 kit is that it makes field stripping so much easier. The buffer and buffer pilot slip right out without any tools required.
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Posted 19 May 2004 - 10:23 AM

Assuming that you have a transverse hole in the end of your pilot, any piece of wire or rod small enough to pass and strong enough to withstand the spring may be utilized. A 3/32 pin drift from the hardware store works admirably.

I can’t help with a source for a historical tool, other than to say I have modified steel cleaning rods to approximate same.

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 11:07 AM

Sarco has some on their website....$75 for a British one, and $85 for a Norwegian.
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Posted 19 May 2004 - 12:09 PM

I use a paperclip. My GI tool doesn't have enough space at the rear of the bolt to work properly. blink.gif
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Posted 19 May 2004 - 01:36 PM

Apparently the price of the ones from Belgium is around $35
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Posted 19 May 2004 - 02:00 PM

I must be completely lost, normal for me I know.

Are we talking about the hole in the buffer rod that you shove a little finishing nail into to hold the spring in place whilst you reinsert the buffer rod, buffer and spring back into the upper?

Didn't know a tool was needed or even available.

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 04:28 PM

John Jr: That is the hole we are talking about. You don't have a tool?
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Posted 20 May 2004 - 07:18 AM

Does anyone have any thoughts if it would it be legal to purchase this historical tool from Belgium? I know importing gun parts is a big no-no; what about gun tools? Thanks,

John, Jr - Get the tool biggrin.gif
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Posted 20 May 2004 - 04:01 PM

Phil,

I think you hit the "nail" on the head with that one !!!
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Posted 20 May 2004 - 06:52 PM

PK made one for me from a steel pistol cleaning rod. Looks just like the original and works great.
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