Magazines For My M1
Posted 11 January 2005 - 12:58 PM
My question is, Is this something common? Did I do right to makes these mags fit my gun or should I have replace the catch? The magazines were still in grease although they seemed really old.
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Posted 11 January 2005 - 01:28 PM
IMHO, I'd suggest buying a GI magazine catch and modifying it instead making modifications to each magazine. For one thing, you're making one modification, instead of many. Secondly, full-auto magazines are cheaper than mod'd semi-auto magazines. Swap out your cast magazine catch for a GI catch that's been shortened by approximately 1/10 of an inch (remove material from the top of the "button" that actually engages the hole on the spine of the magazines.)
Posted 11 January 2005 - 02:00 PM
I wasn't aware that there were semi and full auto magazines. If I replace the magzine catch, will the semi magazines still work? Or will they hang too low? I paid $13 for these magazines but I see the going price at auction about $35-40.
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Posted 11 January 2005 - 03:08 PM
Posted 11 January 2005 - 08:01 PM
Posted 12 January 2005 - 12:42 PM
If I replace the magazine catch with one from Damon or with a USGI one will the magazines that I have drilled already still work?
Posted 12 January 2005 - 12:49 PM
Posted 12 January 2005 - 01:16 PM
I stretched the holes .10 in. same contour as original hole.
Posted 12 January 2005 - 01:32 PM
Posted 13 January 2005 - 01:29 PM
Welcome to the club!
Posted 13 January 2005 - 09:00 PM
I fear it is too late. Just by subscribing to this board, you have already been exposed
It is a slow incubating disease, gradually taking over your thought process to make rational decisions
based on money. It requires a 12 step therapy group to try and curb, but the group usually
re-infects itself by exposure to others in such a closed group enviorment.
In it's final stages, "Thompsonitis gotahaveit" will reduce the infected to involuntary check writing for the most obscure
items even remotly Thompson related, constant caressing and cleaning and viewing of your Thompson, speaking to anyone about Thompsons until they are driven screaming from the room, etc... The poor soul will find staring at a Tommy gun preferable to viewing naked women.
( more then once my wife has caught me late at night surfing Thompson material on the web and thought perhaps I had reverted back to "normal" and was looking at porn!
Recent studies indicate that a person may be geneticly pre-disposed to contracting the disease.
One positive note: Subjects seem to be blissfully content with the illness
This stuff is great, again, welcome. I think you will find this to be one of the nicest groups of folks on the net.
Posted 18 January 2005 - 11:52 AM
I thought I was vaccinated to all things gun related when my wife bought me for the 2003 Christmas a S&W 500 Magnun revolver. After that who needs anything, right? WRONG ! ! !
Then came the Thompson. Whoopie ! I have seen the light, I am saved ! I have fallen heads over heels for this gun. New magazines, new springs, new catch, maybe detachable stocks, WOW the list is endless...
There is no cure for Thompsonitis, I know. Only thing to do to alleviate the simptoms is to buy more Thompson stuff ! But hey, someone has to do it.
When I grow up I want a FA.
Thanks again for letting me in. It is good to know a bunch of guys who understand why my M1 is kept under my pillow.
Posted 18 January 2005 - 12:36 PM