What Thompson To Buy?
Posted 20 November 2004 - 05:21 PM
Posted 20 November 2004 - 05:37 PM
My 2cents worth
Posted 20 November 2004 - 05:45 PM
Posted 20 November 2004 - 05:50 PM
The 28 gets you a drum and the option of a slower rate of fire.
Since is your first ... get the 28
Edited by JTinIN, 21 November 2004 - 02:05 PM.
Posted 20 November 2004 - 05:55 PM
Posted 20 November 2004 - 06:17 PM
Posted 20 November 2004 - 07:19 PM
The M1 seems more robust, but let the Twenties Roll!
For now its a 27. I have used the ladder sight at ranges of 125 yards with fantastic accuracy
Posted 20 November 2004 - 10:11 PM
Posted 20 November 2004 - 10:29 PM
Posted 21 November 2004 - 08:58 AM
Posted 21 November 2004 - 09:04 AM
Posted 21 November 2004 - 10:32 AM
That removes the drum use consideration from the analysis.
Do you like cleaning guns? If so buy the '28. With the Blish lock action and the compensator on the end of the barrel you'll spend many "enjoyable" hours cleaning. (See previous threads on fruitless efforts trying to keep the comp from fouling and fruitless efforts at trying to come up with an easy way to clean comps).
The '28 has the detachable stock which reduces the overall package size. On the down side the stock slide can get wobbly. Do you want to pay $100 for a new tight slide latch? The fixed M1 stock means a bigger package unless you want to undo/redo the bolts every time.
The lazy man's vote - M1.
Best choice is to try to get both. You'll love them both for their unique qualities.
Whatever you decide and for whatever reasons, enjoy and many happy times!
Posted 21 November 2004 - 10:40 AM
Nothing beats the thrill of the drum...
Posted 21 November 2004 - 11:02 AM
Posted 21 November 2004 - 11:38 AM
Posted 21 November 2004 - 02:35 PM
|QUOTE (GESMod28 @ Nov 20 2004, 05:21 PM)|
|I have 2 guns I need to decide on by Monday - a WH M1 for 12K or a WH 1928 for 13K. I know these prices are at market, but this will be my first Thompson even though I have 6 other NFA machine guns. I need everyone's expertise on what would be the best gun to buy. This is my first post even though I have been watching and learning overs the last 6 months.|
Thanks for all the imput to help make my decision. So everyone knows, I worked out a trade for the 1928 WH Thompson with 4 Class 3 guns I already owned(and profited on), so there was no cash outlay except $400 for 2 Form 4 transfers to the dealer where I bought the 1928. I appreciate everyones imput and will post pictures when I receive the Thompson. Thanks again for the information.
Posted 21 November 2004 - 04:15 PM
Posted 21 November 2004 - 06:26 PM
Posted 22 November 2004 - 12:09 PM
General consensus is that it is best not to "drum cut" an M1 receiver. Such a modification (which also includes mag well modification) reduces collector value and may negatively effect receiver strength (certainly does not add strength).
Far better to get an M1 modified new production drum now that the ban is over. (See thread on M1 Modified Drums).