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#1 LIONHART

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 05:01 PM

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 05:20 PM

Norm

Very very nice
Congrats

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 05:43 PM

Ouch! This gives me impure thoughts. By the way, what was it in the shop for?
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 06:52 PM

Lionhart,

Thanks for posting the pictures.

Again, I would like to thank everyone involved in making this full-auto 27A1 dream come true. wink.gif

Lionhart- wood finishing, technical advise. If you want your wood to look it's best, this guys finishing job is up there with fine furniture makers.

Deerslayer- wood. If you need wood for your 21, 27, 27A1, 28, M1, or M1A1; then this is the guy to talk to. Look at the stock on this gun. It's absolutely beautiful! Dan, I have the Navy front grip; unfortunately I do not have a mounting screw for it (yet!) Glad to see that your shop is back in action.

Dave Janowski- receiver registration, receiver markings, technical advice, springs for bolt. Dave is the man responsible for putting the "1" over the "8" on the receiver. He also put the receiver serial number on the bottom of the trigger frame like the 21s have. Dave is the 07 FFL that put my gun on the books as a 27A1 carbine. Because the gun contains a registered full auto-conversion device, the short barrel is allowed on this gun as long as it has the firing pin in it. Also, this gun runs on the Dave Janowski 27A1 spring kit; smooth as silk!

Gordon H- Cleaning rod, parts box, and technical device. Gordon's reproductions are the greatest and I am proud to have them in FBI case. Hey Gordon, Maybe my gun will make it into your next book under "Colt Wannabes!" Gordon was also happy to let me ask him numerous questions on the telephone.

PK- final gunsmithing. Need I say more! PK assembled, tested and finished the gun. This gun also has one of the Diamond K grip mounts.

Colt 21a- FBI Case, technical advice- Ron, thanks again. This FBI case is the cat's a$$!

Doug Richardson- receiver, barrel, front sight, technical advise, vertical grip- I got lucky the day I called Doug and found out he had a semi-finished 27A1 receiver with Colt markings that "someone back out of the deal" on. Very high quality stuff here!

Tommygunner- stockslide; Daemon's stock slide is great. For people who are considering converting their 27A1 to a detachable stock, this stock slide is for you.

Merle- drum work; THE drum doctor. He got my WH L rolling again!

Nick Iannamico- Thompson Board. Probably the most important guy on the list! Without the Thompson board, I never would met the great talents that made this gun possible.

Everyone else- I have gotten countless tip and tricks from scores of people here on technical issues as well as advice and opinions. Thanks everyone, I dump a drum for you guys!

Thanks again everybody! biggrin.gif

Norm blink.gif

PS: I know a Colt 28N is supposed to have a Cutts Comp, horizontal grip, and sling swivel on the stock. I just like the original 21 look better!
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 07:02 PM

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 07:14 PM

Un-F#*'ing believable!!!
That is amazing Norm, Best of luck. cool.gif
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 07:21 PM

Wow! When I saw the markings I assumed it to be a real Colt. Am I understanding this right, so the Feds don't care if you put reproduction markings if you had a semi reciever built from scratch?
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 07:29 PM

Very nice, thanks so much for sharing the photos. Its been a long time coming hasn't it.
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 07:51 PM

smile.gif Very Nice! Thank you for posting the pictures!
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 07:53 PM

norm: that is outstanding.........alot of moolah and hard earned devotion to the subject went into that!!

a true safe queen,well shoot it and clean it. it will survive.and the cased set looks terrific.

maybe in 1921 a.o.should have marketed each gun that way.and maybe they would have sold them all..wink!

take care,ron
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 09:03 PM

Drool abounds...Wow, watta jewel! All the toys to go along with it too.
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Posted 06 February 2005 - 10:26 AM

Michael That thing turned out GREAT I am glad you are happy I am SURE you will enjoy it forever! The BEAUTY of your gun is that is has a transferable pin hence you can keep the rest as long as you put a longer barrel! I feel this is one ofthe nicest options around

Glad you like the springs

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 12:18 PM

Beautiful Gun!!

I kinda like the stand the gun is on too! The base looks like the Thompson logo and it holds the gun with a C drum in it.

Does someone here make and sell that display stand?
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#14 Norm

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 12:32 PM

John in IN,

That stand was made by none other than our own Deerslayer (Dan.)

It is nice and sturdy.

Norm

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:55 PM

All those involved in bringing this object about know what true beauty and excellence are. smile.gif

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit." -Aristotle cool.gif

Can any of you picture Aristotle with a nice Thompson? laugh.gif
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Posted 06 February 2005 - 08:04 PM

Absolutley Walter,
it would fit nicley under his Toga robes smile.gif
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 10:50 PM

Very nice gun. Does anyone know if Doug Richardson is still manufacturing this type of receiver for the semi thompson?
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Posted 09 February 2005 - 07:17 AM

Man that is one sweet lookin Tommy! Norm, I am jealous. I am glad that I could have some small part in such a nice gun. I understand that you put a Broadhead armory pin in. Did you have this set up for select fire or just the pin that would run only in full auto? Enjoy it!

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#19 Norm

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Posted 09 February 2005 - 07:50 AM

Damon,

This gun is selectfire, just like a real Thompson. wink.gif

The firing pin itself has not been altered. It can still be put in a WH/Kahr 27A1 bolt.

The original design of the firing pin is a "full auto only" gun that fires at a VERY fast rate (somewhere between 1100 to 1200 RPM. ohmy.gif ) My gun has a weighted bolt and a buffer/spring system that has it down to about 950 RPM.

Thanks for the stock slide, it matches the gun very well. I am very pleased with the quality of the workmanship of it.

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 02:29 PM

I finally got to shoot the Thompson today (with the fiancée.)

Runs like scalded dog! biggrin.gif

Three L dump - No problems.

Seven XX mag dumps - No problems.

Single fire mode works great with no double shots or jams.

To all who worked on the project....GREAT WORK GUYS!!! wink.gif

The gun runs a smooth a silk. Worth every penny I paid for it.

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