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What New Thompson Part Would You Want Made?


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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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#21 AZDoug

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 01:19 PM

Actuators. real, indistinguishable from the original 1928 actuators. They seem to be a part more prone to breakage than other parts.

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#22 Zamm

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 07:31 PM

Levers levers lerver!
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Posted 20 October 2004 - 10:25 PM

Looks like the switch levers has a 3-1 lead on anything else. Except for the 5 who obviously are closet Democrats in hiding. This info will go to my local machinist who can whip these things up. He has already made the original Colt style levers, knurling and all, and sells those for $350-$500 a set. He can't make enough of those for the demand right now! So we talked about these the other day and he is going to do some work and let me know. I will let everybody know when he gets back and gets started on parts. Keep the info and suggestions coming in.
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#24 LIONHART

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 11:40 PM

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He has already made the original Colt style levers, knurling and all, and sells those for $350-$500 a set


WTF?! Surly, you jest.. $350.00-$500.00 for two levers! laugh.gif If that ain't Thompson Greed, I don't know what is..
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Posted 21 October 2004 - 08:03 AM

Make some. You'll see how much time is involved.
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Posted 21 October 2004 - 11:17 AM

Damn, I sold a set of originals some months back to Forum Member David J. (Original Colt, for $200.00. Didn't think repos would be worth or cost more...
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#27 Merry Ploughboy

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 11:28 AM

Cost more - yes.

Worth more - ????

And another add to my list of non-standard wants. (I want a gun to shoot for a long time). From the other postings it appears the 21/28 actuator is a "weak link." How about making an actuator that is robust? For example, hardrede once posted a photo of his non-standard TSMG with a very robust looking actuator.

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 09:00 PM

Doug offered a similar unit, utilizing a traditional '21 Style Knob, however it was advised that this assembly would only be suited for Blanks...
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Posted 22 October 2004 - 09:52 AM

Well, we are off topic, but I feel the need to address this issue.

Hardrede- as I recall, you are using this bolt assy in a hybrid post sample gun built on a Richardson receiver with 28 outside look, but M1 inside bolt pocket with attending heavier material at the rear (???)

I could never endorse the use of an M1 bolt so modified in a standard ’28 receiver- they were not designed absorb the loads that would be generated in stopping the un-retarded M1 bolt firing bulleted ammunition. This would create a situation much the same as the use of “speed bolts” or “ear less locks” did, which led to the damage of so many 28’s in the past. That is why Doug states that this set up in standard 28’s must be limited to blanks only, where the bolt velocity can be regulated by selecting a proper orifice.
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#30 Merry Ploughboy

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Posted 23 October 2004 - 09:53 AM

Well, since the robust actuator design appears to need more development, how about a belt-fed lower?

Sort of reverse to the mythical Shrike. Go back to the original concept Gen. Thompson had.

One to fit 21 and 28 receivers and one to fit M1 receivers.

And while we're at it, how about a .22 conversion that works without tinkering? Perhaps a belt-fed .22 conversion.

MP

Edited by Merry Ploughboy, 23 October 2004 - 10:48 AM.

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