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#1 railroader

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 06:54 AM

Am currently looking at parts kits for my West Hurley, and have seen them at Ohio Ordance
Works, IMA, and Tommy Gunner.com. Prices are ranging from $750 to $1400. Has anyone
had any experience with any of these, or possibly recommend one. I know the ones having
a knurled actuator and Lyman sight are the more expensive ones.
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Posted 06 July 2005 - 10:26 AM

The IMA kits are very nice. The Ohio Ordnance kits I have seen are not as nice. Cole Distributing also has some 28 kits and seems to have the best deal: $599 + $25 for knurled actuator.
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Posted 06 July 2005 - 01:56 PM

I bought a kit (Select) from IMA. Knurled actuator, finned barrel with cutts, savage parts-bolt etc, paddle selectors, nice wood (non crossbolt butstock), lyman sight ($1250.00). The barrel has some slight pitting behind the cutts, the piece of reciever on the barrel shows no wear on the feed ramp and everything else looks almost unused. I priced out the parts separately and I'm satisified with my purchase.

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 06:38 AM

There is currently a group buy on 1928 Thompson parts kits at Weaponeer.net L sight and smooth barrel the price is $560.
You can upgrade to finned barrel and/or a knurled acuator for a few dollars more.
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Posted 07 July 2005 - 05:43 PM

The kit rom OO was $750 - pretty much sounds the same condition as the IMA super-select kit minus the Lyman adj. sight and knurled actuator. OO sais they dropped the price from $999 to $750 because of the roughness on the outside of the barrel behind the Cutts.
What do you think caused the pitting behind the Cutts on these? Just sitting in the crate?

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 07:11 PM

I just got a good look at a '28 kit from Cole Distributing. This was the high-end excellent kit with finned barrel + knurled actuator. This kit by-far looks to be the best condition kit I have seen. It came with an AO 20-rnd mag, AO frame & parts. The AO lower frame has much better finish than the other S marked frames I have seen (no milling marks). The wood is pristine. Barrel looks brand new. All finish 99%, except actuator which shows a little wear. I'd definitely recommend calling up Cole Dist and having them send you the best kit they've got. I think the exc parts set from Cole is around $750.

Edited by machine2k, 07 July 2005 - 07:12 PM.

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 09:09 AM

Check out the kits from Omega Weapons Systems in Arizona. I have seen the 28 kits and they look swell. These are the reimports from Russia that I posted the pics on. Lots of XX mags, too.
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Posted 09 July 2005 - 02:10 AM

The Cole kits sound pretty good but did anyone notice the description of the least expensive kit as "*Re-blued**" They carry on with each step increase in price/condition with "Description same as XYZ, but with good or excellant finned barrel...." I wonder if each kit is in fact re-blued or just the least expensive one? I might just have to call on Monday and ask. Does anyone know?

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 09:46 PM

I have a couple of the "re-blued" Cole sets coming. i figured good grief, its a parts kits who cares if reblued-reblued what - the barrel??? So what, not like its the original one anyway. I got 2 kits for the price of a OOW kits which wasn't bad sure not excellant for a grand. I am just looking to maintain the weapon, parts that wear not make it something its not. Now I would like a nice Lyman sight someday though.

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 07:05 AM

Hi guys,
I agree with Tman. The Omega kits/parts I have looked at are very nice.
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Posted 13 July 2005 - 07:42 AM

Just took 4-day delivery of a deluxe Cole kit--finned Cutts barrel and knurled actuator. Bright bolt, great wood, even included takedown pin and spring and ejector, plus Lyman-marked L peep sight, from receiver. Foregrip and bolt, actuator, Blish lock and ejector are S-marked. Really great condition for $784 delivered.
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Posted 13 July 2005 - 02:03 PM

My Cole stuff got here also, the finned barrel is primo- how do I tell or where do I look to see if its AO or Savage?
The "re-blued" lower is very nice the wood was a bit poor but I have plenty of that.
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