Posted 15 December 2004 - 02:07 AM
Posted 15 December 2004 - 07:33 AM
Consider replacing the stock with a non-cross bolt stock.
Have PK radius the drum slots properly.
Refinish in Du-Lite?
Have the frame serial numbered to match the receiver.
Enjoy many happy times with your Thompson!
Posted 15 December 2004 - 04:44 PM
EDITED TO ADD: Buy "American Thunder II" and read all about it. Frank is taking advance orders now.
Also have him modify the magazine catch to take regular, unmodified 20 and 30 round stick mags.
Edited by Merry Ploughboy, 15 December 2004 - 04:54 PM.
Posted 16 December 2004 - 09:33 AM
DuLite is a brand name for hot bluing salts, others may include Nickel Pentrate, Houghto Black or Oxynate. They are all basically the same stuff and will produce similar results.
The term “DuLite” is not descriptive of the appearance of the part; that depends mostly on the finish imparted to the metal prior to bluing; anything from mirror to matte.
The GI receiver and frames were what we call matte (or abrasive blasted) today, but they also have lots of machine marks.
Hot salts bluing is also called ‘black oxide’ in commercial circles