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#1 First Sergeant

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 09:19 AM

Well after sending in paperwork 4 1/2 months ago my M1A1 was finally delivered to the house yesterday. I snapped this one up a short time after it was posted on Sturmgewehr.com and there was a few disappointed people here that missed it. Sorry, again. It is in very nice shape with the upper and lower matching. It is U.S. Property marked and has all the normal acceptance stamps.

I did swap out the M1A1 bolt and put in an M1 bright bolt. Not sure where this one has been sitting but it doesn't appear to have been abused or used much. Here's a picture if I can get this to work right:

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#2 First Sergeant

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 09:52 AM

Phil,

No not yet but the nice turn in the weather here in Ohio I might just have to take a road trip today.

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 10:19 AM

Chuck, where do you go to shoot in south west ohio. I live in St. Bernard and I wound like to find a place to shoot. Thanks Mike Fago
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Posted 31 March 2005 - 10:45 AM

Nice gat ! Is the non-crossbolt stock an unusual feature ?
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#5 Roland, Headless Thompson Gunner

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 04:00 PM

4 1/2 months is a pretty good turn around. At least it could have been a lot worse. Who was your Examiner?
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Posted 31 March 2005 - 05:31 PM

You gotta purdy gun.
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Posted 31 March 2005 - 06:17 PM

Congratulations First Sergeant!

Not much compares to getting a Thompson.


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#8 Merry Ploughboy

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 06:39 PM

Congratulations and enjoy many happy times with your Thompson!

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#9 First Sergeant

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 09:42 AM

Thanks to all !!!

The range session had to be postponed...something about spring cleaning and to justfy a trip to the Creek I felt that was the right choice. !!? I either shoot at my Dept's range or a local gun club which for the time being still allows FA fire. I believe a Place in Sharonville (Target World) has certain nights set aside for SMG's.

Kendra Tate was my examiner who actually returned a phone call at the 4 month mark "waiting on prints from the FBI." Last year, with other examiners, I had one transfer take 14 wks (Reising) and another 14 1/2 weeks (1928AC). These are from the time I sent the paperwork in and not the pending dates. Looks like things are slowing down a bit but at least they are still approving them.

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#10 Walter63a

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 09:51 AM

Congratulations!
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Posted 01 April 2005 - 10:29 AM

Have fun with it and be safe! wink.gif
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#12 philasteen

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 11:27 AM

Let me be not the first to say . . . congratulations!
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Posted 11 April 2005 - 09:32 PM

Range Report:

Well I finally took a few minutes from spring cleaning and garden tilling to put a few rounds down range last Friday. The gun ran flawless. I did feel kinda guilty for using Russian Wolf ammo the first time I shot it but it's all had with me at the time. It was the older non-polymer coated ammo but it fed and ejected perfectly. No noticable melting in the chamber/barrel. I also tried several "shooter" mags I got from Tapco that were on sale a few months ago. Surprisingly there were no issues with them either.

Looks like I got another winner !!

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 10:56 PM

Fantastic gun... Congrats!

Chris.
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