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#21 Zamm

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 09:35 PM

Ronman,
Walter's "Politicians/Diapers" signature about sums it all up!

Brian,
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wow you guys can't even have SWP's(short wood pencils)? i suppose permanent markers are a no-no as well?

SWP's...I like that! Yes, permanent markers are legal, as long as they have a soft felt tip. Would not want to infringe
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Posted 21 March 2005 - 04:09 PM

Back in the 70's I unscrewed the compensator on my '27, took it to a machinist I knew, had him pick up the original threads with his lathe and thread the whiole internal length of the compensator. Screw the compensator on until the muzzle is flush with it . Use Loctite to secure it. Comp will be ineffective, but on S.A., who cares! It looks just as nice as if you you actually shortened the barrel/
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Posted 21 March 2005 - 04:25 PM

Another legit option is the Quick Change feature with a 10.5 " dummy barrel for display and 16" for shooting.
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Posted 21 March 2005 - 10:34 PM

There was a nice Thompson SBR for sale on Sturm about 10 days ago. Don't know if it's still available.
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Posted 22 March 2005 - 08:45 AM

SBR Thompson for sale on Sturm <----CLICK HERE!

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 10:24 AM

Its a Kahr manufactured 27.
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Posted 25 March 2005 - 01:58 AM

Here is another one.
This however is a 27-A3 22 caliber. I had a welding/machine shop in town fit the compensator over the barrel and braze it in place. I don't trust Myself brazing aluminum as it get's too close to melting temps. It still has the recessed bore so it looks bigger than 22. Overall barrel length is 16.5 inches.
I also added an M1A1 surplus buttstock and hand made a copy of an original m1a1 horizontal foregrip but made it one inch longer than stock. Maybe should have gone one and a half inches but it looks pretty good. I also replaced the grip mount with a steel one and glass bedded lead weight in the forearm. I JB welded a lead weight in the empy area behind the bolt and put lead washers in the hollow in the buttstock bringing the overall weight up to 9 pounds. It feels alot more convincing than it did before. The only other thing I did was put a heavier hammer spring in it as it was misfiring alot (which is why it was sold to Me I think) but it shoots fine now. I want to do this on a 27A1 if I get some extra cash this year.

http://img.villageph...39783/27a33.jpg

Edited by maverick4440, 25 March 2005 - 02:05 AM.

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 12:27 PM

maverick4440,
Damm nice work you did to that.
I think the horizontal looks perfect, nice effect.
Great idea about the wieght.
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Posted 25 March 2005 - 02:33 PM

QUOTE (Zamm @ Mar 25 2005, 12:27 PM)
maverick4440,
Damm nice work you did to that.
I think the horizontal looks perfect, nice effect.
Great idea about the wieght.
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Thanks.
I really thought this would satisfy My itch for a Thompson and it has to some degree but after playing with it and working on it I really have the bug to get a .45 now. I have a 1911 already and .45 loading dies so it's not out of the question. I like the .22 because it's cheap to shoot but it's not, well.......a .45. Maybe later this year.


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Posted 30 March 2005 - 07:37 PM

Remove the compensator, take it to a machinist and have him extend the internal threads all the way through to the muzzle. Screw it back on until its flush with the end if the barrel. Lock it with Loctite and you have the effect of a two inch shorter barrel.
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Posted 31 March 2005 - 05:55 PM

pvmain,

Do you happen to have a close up image of your '27 compensator? I think this would be a great way to shorten the look of my Kahr '27.

The Kahr is pinned in place, so I was thinking of machining a new comp and placing the pin hole at the front of the comp. Then filing the pin to match the contour of the comp before bluing. Then I can always knock the pin out and go back to the orginal comp if I choose. Thanks

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