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#1 JTinIN

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Posted 05 September 2004 - 04:48 PM

Thanks for everyone's help. The ISSMC Webpage has Photos of my M1

Direct link to the images at http://jt.issmc.com/images/tsmg

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Edited by JTinIN, 05 September 2004 - 05:49 PM.

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Posted 05 September 2004 - 05:58 PM

I am green with envy.
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Posted 05 September 2004 - 06:01 PM

Always wonder when / how the sight wing got bent, will have to look closer next time I am at my SOT for any indication of rebuild markings.

Also wonder what a FOI request would turn up?

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Posted 05 September 2004 - 06:02 PM

I really enjoyed those pictures. I particularly like it when everything looks original. Neat gun!! Where did you find it?
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Posted 05 September 2004 - 06:30 PM

QUOTE (Sgt @ Sep 5 2004, 06:02 PM)
I really enjoyed those pictures.  I particularly like it when everything looks original.  Neat gun!!  Where did you find it?

My local SOT in Indiana purchased a collection with this TSMG, a near 100% Grease gun (RIA rebuild), a very nice MP40, Sten, MP44, Maxium 08 with wheeled mount, Westinhouse 1917 with AA sights and a nice Port. Vickers.

I like them all (the Grease gun is gone already) but at the most could get two if got out of the HKs totally (i.e. sell the G3 for MP44, sell MP5A3 for MP40 or dump the 1919A4 side plate vs Vickers - is an interesting decission ... in particular as these are shooters so spare parts are an issue).

Looks like can swing the M1 and still keep most of the modern items (a M2 Carbine and SP89/PDW sear host were sold to friends as a start on the payment for the M1).

Edited by JTinIN, 06 September 2004 - 09:18 AM.

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 09:22 AM

Very nice indeed. Congratulations.
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Posted 07 September 2004 - 06:47 AM

Nice gun!

I believe the wing was bent inward (note the bend at the radius) and then someone tried to "straighten" it with a pair of pliers or something. The metal work hardened, and now when bent back it usually (and in this case did) bend in a different place. That is why it has the wiggle in it. To see what I mean, try to bend a paper clip, abd then bend it back - it will not be straight.

But - so what? I would enjoy the heck out of that thing! Pick up another winged sight and fix it later - if you feel the need!

Enjoy!
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Posted 10 September 2004 - 09:10 PM

Just go back from visting the M1 and down to $1,900 plus sales tax to go, with the extra HK sear still in reserve (well it was not an extra sear until the host gun was sold off to cover part of the Thomson).

Looking like if work holds out etc., will have Thomson sometime early this winter.

Thanks again everyone
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Posted 10 September 2004 - 10:01 PM

PK can fix that rear sight wing no problem FWIW.
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#10 JTinIN

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Posted 10 September 2004 - 10:35 PM

QUOTE (Chopper28 @ Sep 10 2004, 10:01 PM)
PK can fix that rear sight wing no problem FWIW.

Have exchanged e-mails with PK already (shoot with Brickyard ... who kindness is responsable for myself and the son catching Thomson flue ... wink.gif

However, can always change the rear sight at a later date (one option might be a L sight also).

Regards
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Edited by JTinIN, 10 September 2004 - 11:49 PM.

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