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#1 TSMGguy

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Posted 02 September 2004 - 07:41 PM

This is the WH M1 TSMG that has just returned from PK. I bought it new and unfired in its original box, but could not get it to fire more than a few rounds without jamming or failing to feed.

I asked PK to emulate a wartime M1 as closely as possible since the gun is marked as an M1. He replaced the cast WH internals with GI parts and completed the machining operations originally omitted. He recontoured the receiver and frame to GI specs and pinned the front sight. The milled grip mount is a beautiful item of his own manufacture, as are the rear sight rivets. The receiver and frame are matte blued, and the stocks and grip are WWII NOS GI. A nice final touch was the addition of a small Diamond K logo where the ordnance bomb would be found on the WWII guns.

It is impossible to convey with words and pictures the quality of the work that PK bestowed on this project. PK's work is exemplary, and is to the very highest of standards.




(Photos have been reattached and are now found on page two.)




Many thanks to Chris Anderson (The1930sRust) for his assistance in learning to use the WS_FTP Pro photo upload program!

Edited by TSMGguy, 06 December 2011 - 10:05 PM.

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#2 The1930sRust

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Posted 02 September 2004 - 09:09 PM

Howard:

Beautiful! Glad I could help with the upload. Hope you don't mind if I merge your topics.
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Posted 02 September 2004 - 11:49 PM

Very very nice.. ohmy.gif what was the turnaround time??
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Posted 03 September 2004 - 06:47 AM

Very nice indeed! Now take it out and play with it. No! No! The gun! laugh.gif
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Posted 03 September 2004 - 08:15 AM

PK is the BEST. Looks like it just came off of the assembly line!!.
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Posted 03 September 2004 - 08:39 AM

I`ll second that...Just beautiful!....mine came back in July and I`m still amazed at PK`s workmanship...can`t wait to see the rewat he is doing now for me....nice pictures,thanks for sharing... wink.gif
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Posted 03 September 2004 - 09:08 AM

BEAUTIFUL!
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Posted 03 September 2004 - 11:15 AM

Just amazing, sweet and perfect!
Best of luck with that...
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Posted 03 September 2004 - 03:06 PM

I have said it before, and I say it again.
You guys are so lucky to have someone with PK's skill.
That is a excellent looking piece of Thompson art. smile.gif
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Posted 03 September 2004 - 03:21 PM

That looks like original G.I.
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Posted 03 September 2004 - 04:43 PM

TSMGguy,

Regarding your photo work - not too shabby. If you would like some tips from experts, the Subguns NFA discussion forum presently has some advice from experts on taking gun photos with some examples.

The PK work is, as always, top notch. You have a functional piece of art.
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Posted 03 September 2004 - 06:42 PM

TSMGuy,

I see by the photo of the mag/rounds in the gun that you have erroneously drilled the .45 cases. If this is done, it lets all the smoke out of the case and the bullet won't travel very far down the bore. This also happens if primers are removed. laugh.gif
Nice work by PK!
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Posted 04 September 2004 - 01:51 AM

That's a nice M1!

I know PK has to keep records of the guns he has worked on;I wonder what the percentage on WH's (28 and M1) he has worked on?!

He has probabaly reworked at least 15% of all registered WH guns! ohmy.gif

Happy shooting!

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 10:54 PM

I have no idea what he charges, but its worth it if thats the result.


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Posted 09 September 2004 - 06:54 AM

To use a line from the movie "Miller's Crossing",

"The old mans still an artist with the Thompson."
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Posted 09 September 2004 - 05:36 PM

Fantastic work, can you post his contact information?
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Posted 09 September 2004 - 08:06 PM

It's all in the FAQ at the top of the board.
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 04:03 AM

This is the first I've heard of PK. His work looks fantastic. Could someone tell me who he is, and how fo find him? Thanks.
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 06:52 AM

Read the FAQ's at the top of the page.
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Posted 15 November 2004 - 07:23 PM

Waiting time was some seven months. This was expected and only reflects the time spent waiting in line for some of the PK magic. Cost was under $1,000 including parts and USPS registered shipping both ways. We fired 600 rounds through it the weekend after it was returned and functioning was perfect, even when heavily fouled by really dirty WWII surplus ammo.
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