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Poll: What new Thompson Part would you like to see made? (80 member(s) have cast votes)

What new Thompson Part would you like to see made?

  1. 1- Buffer Pilot (2 votes [3.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.28%

  2. 2- Select Levers (22 votes [36.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.07%

  3. 3- Magazine Release (5 votes [8.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.20%

  4. 4- Butt Stock Slide (3 votes [4.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.92%

  5. 5- Rockers (2 votes [3.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.28%

  6. 6- Blish Lock (5 votes [8.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.20%

  7. 7- Cutts Compensator (6 votes [9.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.84%

  8. 8- Grip Mount (4 votes [6.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.56%

  9. 9- Other (Explain) (7 votes [11.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.48%

  10. 10- I Don't Care I Don't Like Guns (5 votes [8.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.20%

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#1 full auto 45

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 10:10 PM

Lets just say that if there was somebody that could/would make certain parts for a Thompson, what would it be? Not a drum or receiver or a lower, but what internal part, lever, actuator, buffer pilot or part like that would you have made? And why?
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Posted 17 October 2004 - 10:22 PM

OK Mike,

I went with select levers. They are unversal to FA and SA (safety lever).

I wish someone would make a 21 style safety lever modified ao that it would not scratch the finish on trigger frame (like the 'pin' type selectors.)

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 06:20 AM

Ditto what Norm said!
Comp is my second choice, but I want a 21 first style comp made (fits a 5/8-28 thread...).
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Posted 18 October 2004 - 06:21 AM

QUOTE (Norm @ Oct 17 2004, 10:22 PM)
I went with select levers. They are unversal to FA and SA (safety lever).

I wish someone would make a 21 style safety lever modified ao that it would not scratch the finish on trigger frame (like the 'pin' type selectors.)

Norm

This is my choice as well. Shave about 1-2mm off the metal that is near the frame and it would be great.


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Posted 18 October 2004 - 07:25 AM

OK, who voted for #10! dry.gif
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Posted 18 October 2004 - 07:53 AM

Original paddle style selector levels seem to be excessively high, so that is my vote.
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Posted 18 October 2004 - 10:13 AM

Other.....as in Decent knurled actuators. Everything else (with the exception of decent knurled selectors) is available in somewhat sufficient numbers to make them obtainable. And I already have knurled paddle selectors on my gun, but I don't have a spare actuator.....

My "logic" of sorts!! wink.gif

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 11:41 AM

I vote for the piece that is never in a parts kit. Why ? There are not enough to go around. blink.gif
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Posted 18 October 2004 - 12:35 PM

Every Thompson I own has the 21 type selectors anyway,so my vote would be for 21 style actuators and knurled 28 actuators...and low cost drums...C and L...wishful thinking. wink.gif
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Posted 18 October 2004 - 12:41 PM

Request is for new parts, not new manufacture of conventional parts

For improved operator ergonometrics:

Selector: Paddle type, approx 0.25 mm larger radius than conventional, cross-hatched on top and bottom as well as edge surfaces.

Safety: Pin type except with cross-hatching all around the 1.25 cm. on pin end (opposite of shaft end).

Magazine catch: With lower edge of “pad” area where operator pushes to release magazine shaped similar to the aftermarket extended safety that is sold for 1911 pistols.


For products not currently offered:

Flash hider: For M1M1A1, clamp-on similar to M1/M2 Carbine except not a megaphone, rather a bird cage type hider.

Heat shield: For top half of barrel.


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Posted 18 October 2004 - 02:23 PM

Under the Other category, as others have already mentioned: knurled actuators, both 21 and 28. I also vote for knurled safety and selector levers.
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Posted 18 October 2004 - 02:53 PM

I voted for 10 because I'm a funny man. blink.gif
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Posted 18 October 2004 - 05:04 PM

Me too! All guns are evil - didn't you know!
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Posted 18 October 2004 - 05:46 PM

Knurled paddle type selectors. Present ones when availible to high priced for my pocketbook.

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 05:47 PM

I voted for Levers too. Damon already produces Stock Slides, PK was offering his Grip Mounts, and another individual offers '21 actuators.
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Posted 18 October 2004 - 06:22 PM

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 07:13 PM

I voted for levers (Colt 21 style) but on second thought I would like to see someone reproduce the staff assembly for the Lyman adjustable rear sight. This would allow the owners of WH Thompsons the option of swapping out only the staff assembly and not having to worry about changing the base assembly, rivets, etc.

With that in mind, does anyone have a Lyman Staff Assembly they want to part with?

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 09:17 PM

I voted for the Blish locks; don't ask me why! blink.gif I guess it would be nice to know that someone can produce them correctly, so that they function and last. smile.gif It would also be nice if someone was reproducing all the original Colt and WWII type sights, since these are currently going for hundreds of dollars each! biggrin.gif cool.gif
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Posted 18 October 2004 - 09:35 PM

Voted for levers, the pin type always looked so cheap and unfitting for any variation. Obviously knurled with proper clearance not to mar the reciever finish.
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Posted 19 October 2004 - 07:59 PM

i vote for a reciever tongue.gif

realistically, if thompson prices keep going up, and with me being 18 and still having 3 years left before i can legally buy one, ill more then likely never own a thompson in my lifetime

Edited by DDAYJune6, 19 October 2004 - 08:00 PM.

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