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#1 1921A

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 06:06 PM

Hardcase for the M1 M1A1 Thompsons

A few collectors have expressed interest in a custom hardcase for these guns. I'm considering building an Alabama style case to accomodate the M1 type guns with the buttstock attached. The case would have similar hardware to Police case ie. metal corner protectors, draw bolt latches, lock and vinyl or leather outer covering. The interior would be cotton velvet like the police case. Pricing would be about the same as current Police case price of $539.

If there is interest in this type of case let me know.

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Greg Fox

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 06:13 PM

1921A,

I might be interested in just such a case for my WH M1.

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 06:52 PM

Is it just me or are your links not working???? dry.gif
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#4 1921A

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 07:55 PM

Just checked with the wife - she says my link is working fine! Anybody else having a problem with their links???

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 08:00 PM

Put me down for one.

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 08:35 PM

Greg, how about a FBI/POLICE style where you could slide the lower off and lay it next to the upper and the top close over like that style. Should/could be room on one end or other for 4 XX mags.
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#7 1921A

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 09:21 PM

Mike

Are you thinking of a FBI style case that you could use for the M1?

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 08:00 AM

Yes exactly. Just a tad wider then the FBI, but the two halfs would lay next to each other like the buttstock lays next to the gun in the FBI. Maybe room for 3-4 xx mags on one end or other.
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#9 1921A

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 12:24 PM

Mike

It's a good idea. I'll measure the FBI style case and see what needs to be done.

The M1 series Thompsons present a couple of problems for the FBI type case. The actuater knob is on the side and requires a cut-out in the divider. It also requires that the gun be placed in the box with the muzzle at the right end so the actuator cut-out is in the divider and not the outer wall of the box. The rear sights will dig into the bottom of the case in time and will require a block of some kind to keep this from happening.

It could be done.

Thanks for your thoughts,

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 10:20 PM

Hey Greg, linky no worky for me either.
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Posted 25 May 2005 - 12:20 PM

It dosen't look like there is much interst in a custom hardcase for the M1 Thompson. Thanks to those of you who expressed interest. We may try a prototype later as time permits.

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 04:20 PM

THIS ISN'T A LINK

But it plays one on Television.....

It took me a little bit but I got a handle on it finally....
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