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#1 kyle

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 11:31 AM

I need some help with dimensions. I want to order a pelican case. I want to be able to carry 2 TSMGs in the same case. Let's assume M1 model guns with no compensator.

What is the distance from the tip of the barrel to the front of the lower receiver? What is the distance from the top of the rear sight to the bottom of the buttstock heel?

Thanks!

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 02:15 PM

Kyle, If you want 2 Thompson's at the same time, you will need the Pelican 1750. It comes with a handle on the end and wheels on the other. It is big and heavy, but it will keep the water out. It is made for large hunting rifles and will fit 2 Thompon's well. Check out the Pelican web site for pictures.
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Posted 01 August 2004 - 04:24 PM

Thanks Mike. I was thinking maybe I could squeeze 2 into a 1720 but it looks like I can only overlap about 17" or 18" which means on a 34" gun, I need the 50" of the 1750. Do you think I would be better off with 1 gun per case and go with something smaller? The reason I was going two in one case was to limit the number of cases I have to check when flying. TIA!

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 12:26 AM

Kyle,

I have a Pelican 1750 and I put both of my 28's in it with no problems and both guns have Cutts compensators on them. I personally would prefer to have one case instead of two.

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 03:21 AM

I have a Pelican 1700 which fits one 28 Thompson quite well but won't fit two. I have two 1750 cases for my Garands, M1A, Carbines and I wouldn't use any other case to carry a gun in. I would get the 1750, stick both Thompsons in it and feel secure that the case is as about as strong as they get and one case is harder to loose than two.
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Posted 04 August 2004 - 09:23 AM

Ordered the 1750 this morning. Thanks for the help!

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 10:49 AM

The pelican 1750 will hold two TSMg's w/comps, two L Drums and several 30 round stick mags. Eat your Wheaties, though, as it all gets kinda heavy fully loaded.

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 02:48 PM

Just my 2 cents....
Pelican cases are great!

Since I use mine for traveling, I opted for one that is more square than rectangular as it looks less like a "rifle/firearms" cases and more like an equipment case.

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