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How Much To Fix The Auto Ordnance Thompsons

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#1 tvrc18



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Posted 12 September 2004 - 05:28 PM

You guys talked me out of the thompson copies, but how much do you have to spend on a $900 new gun out of the box to make it work as it should?
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#2 Deputy 89C6

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Posted 12 September 2004 - 05:53 PM

I can't speak for rates, but the work I had done by PK at Diamond K was very reasonable to my budget. In addition to mechanical improvements, I had cosmetic work done and the total invoice was not bad at all. The weapon I received back functions flawlessly. You won't be dissapointed.

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#3 Grey Crow

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Posted 12 September 2004 - 06:08 PM

If you are handy you can make the mag catch alteration yourself, and pick up some GI mags. In most cases that will increase the reliability greatly.
For the magazine catch modification info check the FAQ. With a GI mag you would have about $20.00 in the project.

Certainly there is far more that can be done.
Pin the compensator
Check for headspace, and chamber dimensions
Lot's of neat stuff cosmetically.

You might want to look at the old board list and do a search for Project X.
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Posted 12 September 2004 - 06:25 PM

depends on what you want.
just to get it running good and very reliably isn't that bad. than you find out how much work can be done just making it look better, that adds up.
BUT money spent at pk's is VERY well spent.
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Posted 12 September 2004 - 10:17 PM

My M1 semi automatic worked fine out of the box from Kahr, not AO West Hurley.

The major thing I wanted to do is to put a short barrel on it so it is more authentic in appearance. Already on a form 1 and in the process.

I say get one, fire it and see how it does before resigning yourself to repair fees... someone may have already fixed it or your gun may be okay as is. I guess I am saying there is no point worring about something until you know, being its a hard question to answer.


Edited by DC Chris, 12 September 2004 - 10:18 PM.

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Posted 12 September 2004 - 11:01 PM

Chris is right- I had the same thoughts regarding my WH1928, ran 2 mags perfectly, 3rd mag gave me a heartattack...... it was a semi mag-reloaded the first 2 again and away it went. Either the first time it chokes or I have some spare time and its off to PK's Thompson Spa tongue.gif (hahahahaa) for a new do.

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