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#1 maverick4440

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 02:11 AM

I just got a great deal on a 1927 A-3 in 22 long rifle. This one is different from most I have seen as it has a straight type military looking magazine and doesn't have that goofy looking attachment for the 30 round mags You nusually see on the A-3's is this an unusual one or did they make these with the military type mags more often than I thought. It just doesn't look like the 22 versions I have seen before and if You didn't look down the barrel and see the 22 caliber bore it would appear to be a standard 1927 A!. It shoots very well by the way.
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Posted 07 September 2004 - 02:55 AM

I think you might be confusing the A3 with a conversion kit for the 27A1. BTW I'm still looking for a reasonable priced A3 to play with if anyone is getting rid of one....
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#3 deerslayer

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 07:21 AM

The A3 was sold with at least 4 magazines. A straight 30 round stick original thompson magazine with a .22 insert inside, the banana mag (30 round) with adaptor, a 10 round drum (which was a XL drum with a 10 round stick inside) and a 50 round drum. I've heard reference to a larger capacity drum (even Frank mentions this) but have never seen it.
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Posted 07 September 2004 - 12:13 PM

QUOTE (deerslayer @ Sep 7 2004, 07:21 AM)
The A3 was sold with at least 4 magazines.  A straight 30 round stick original thompson magazine with a .22 insert inside, the banana mag (30 round) with adaptor, a 10 round drum (which was a XL drum with a 10 round stick inside) and a 50 round drum.  I've heard reference to a larger capacity drum (even Frank mentions this) but have never seen it.
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Mine must be the version with the stick mag and the 22 caliber insert as it looks like a stock military 30 round stick mag and were it not for the bore diameter would look identical to a 27 A-1. Were these well made? Mine shoots flawlessly and I am tickled to death with it. Here is a link to a photo if anyone is interested http://www.ImageHost...5c188af25c7.jpg

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