Thompson On Subguns
Posted 17 June 2004 - 05:47 PM
BTW I just picked up my toy from Dave this week. Haven't shot it yet, but it fit right up in my Bushmaster. Oh, I'm also moving down to MO, so maybe I'll have to stop by sometime, I'm interested in some of your toys, e.g. AR47, etc.
Posted 17 June 2004 - 06:32 PM
The nice ones go fast. Now the waiting begins.
Posted 17 June 2004 - 10:37 PM
I pulled M1 out of the air. I could not access the ad, but figured it was an M1 variant with what people where saying about the slot for the drum. Funny how it ended up being an M1 and not an M1A1.
Norm wrote (with my mention of JB Weld, Dremel tool, etc): "The thought of those items near a Thompson SMG makes my A$$ PUCKER!"
(In a Foghorn Leghorn voice) It was a joke, I say, it was a joke, son.
Black electrical tape is a good field expedient should those other items not be available or (in a Tim the Enchanter voice) "if one does doubt their courage and ability with the JB Weld and the Dremel tool"
Posted 17 June 2004 - 11:14 PM
Do you mean Dave Hineline in South Sioux City, NE? Did I sell you a NIW SWD registered lightning link? I sold one to my old neighbor in South Dakota (when I used to live in God's country) and he has run SEVERAL thousand rounds through it with the SWD RLL. It hasn't missed a beat
I redid the AR-47 tonight with a DPMS Lo-Pro upper receiver. Milling the magwell opening for the AK-47 mag was much easier with the thicker upper receiver walls. The AR-47 lower required considerable gunsmithing to make work. I bought a stripped lower from Michael's Machines and built it up from there. The upper is a Model 1 sales 7.62 x 39 11.5". I had to send the barrel back as the chamber was undercut and it wouldn't function.
I am going to the Wyandotte, OK shoot tomorrow. Tom Hoel is stopping by on his way to it from Golden, CO. We will caravan from here. I have Dave Hineline's space along with Chad McCumbers from Lincoln, NE. Dave has to go to Munich, Germany for training so we will use his space. I will be bringing the AR-47. Hopefully it will work, I didn't have a chance to test fire it tonight. Now that I live in town, I can't shoot guns (little lone machineguns) off the porch anymore!
I will take a pic of the AR-47 and post it here as soon as I can upload the pic to hunt101.
Posted 17 June 2004 - 11:26 PM
Do you like the green furniture? It came from Rock River Arms. When I took it out the box, I didn't like it, but after I assembled it, I like it. Plus, there is not mistaking it for any of my other M16's.
Posted 17 June 2004 - 11:45 PM
Posted 17 June 2004 - 11:51 PM
I don't know about the slots. I will probably leave as is. My Dad will probably like the slot because he can shoot his 50 drums in it! I doubt I will do anything. If they were welded back then the parkerizing would show it. Du-Lite might be able to hide it (I am not familiar with the Du-Lite process, but I do manganese phosphating) but Parking won't.
Posted 18 June 2004 - 06:26 PM
How low is the SN on the gun?
Dentist or ATF agent? "Is it safe?" Hey! Give someone years of gunsmithing knowledge and get kicked in the bullocks (although there have been great strides in the application of JB Weld in do it yourself home dentistry). And I've heard that some people in ATF have some bitchin' gun collections.
Posted 18 June 2004 - 07:09 PM
I wondered if you would respond to that terrible crack. You made my day!
Posted 18 June 2004 - 08:36 PM
Yep, I was up at Dave's house earlier this week. He's going to take in some Euro "culture" for awhile.
I'll have to contact you sometime off line about that AR47. I think it might be interesting. FYI, Quarterbore might have figured out a way to make the LL work in an AR10! Photos on Arf-com.
BTW I like that green looks great. Of course your Tommy looks much better!!!!