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Gunmachines? What Happened To It?


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#1 Bill-banger

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 10:12 AM

I'm new to Thompsons, awaiting my first transfer right now, but I have most of the old MachineGUn News issues and started digging through them the other night and found ads from a company called "Gun Machines" owned by Jim Klodzinski, who also wrote the "Tinkering with Thompsons" column for MGN. Whatever happened to Mr. Klodzinski and his company?
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#2 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 10:25 AM

It died a merciful death. His speed bolts were hazardous to the health of Thompson's.
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Posted 11 November 2004 - 10:27 AM

Are you referring to his modification to eliminate the "Blish Lock" and replace it with a nut & bolt arrangement? AS I said, I'm new to TSMG's and just remember that GunMachines seemed to be the authority in the old MGN.
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#4 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 10:34 AM

No. That was a WWII British North Africa modification. Klodzinski lightened perfectly good Savage/AO, maybe even some Colt, bolts for the purpose of increasing the Thompson's ROF beyond the specifications the weapon was intended to function.
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Posted 11 November 2004 - 10:48 AM

OK, so whatever happened to Mr. Klodzinski and GunMachines?
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Posted 13 November 2004 - 09:38 PM

Here are some links from the old web site:

Jan 2001

April 2002

Dec 2002
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