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#1 Barry

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 07:29 PM

There is an interesting picture of a Chinese Thompson on the Japanese section of gunboards.com
They are looking for a translation of receiver markings.
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#2 philasteen

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 10:13 AM

Can you post a link?
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#3 Bill in VA

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 12:50 PM

Hell, at first I thought it may have been Randall's post since his handle and the handle of the poster sounded so close together, but they're in different states according to the gunboards' poster's profile. Anyway, here's the link:

http://www.gunboards...TOPIC_ID=118532
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#4 Merry Ploughboy

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 05:46 PM

From the translation, it appears to have been made at the same place the Chinese warlord made the .45 ACP Broomhandle Mauser pistols. The Chinese of that era were apparently quite fond of the .45 ACP round.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 09:48 PM

QUOTE
They are looking for a translation of receiver markings.


My Mandrin is a little rusty but here goes:

Over hill
Over dale
Chi-com Thomspon
Never fail
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#6 HANS

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 11:11 AM

QUOTE (PhilOhio @ Aug 10 2005, 01:08 AM)
Then when the commies got their hands on some of them, they carved the beejeebers out of the grip frames and added a mag adapter for PPSh-41 banana mags, bushed the bolt faces to take the 7.63 x 25 rd., and installed the appropriate (.30 cal.) barrel.

According to Hill: THOMPSON -- THE AMERICAN LEGEND, that conversion was a Lend-Lease item (or at least there was one very similar to that, since the accompanying photo shows a curved PPSh-41-type magazine) and delivered "in great numbers" to the Chinese.
Would someone know who made the kit and if it changed the parameters (weight, rate of fire especially) in any way? Many thanks!

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#7 HK91

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 11:12 PM

Recon Ordnance Company of Fond du Lac WI had a Chinese transfeable Thompson for sale for 80K. I guess it is pretty rare for 80K.
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Posted 22 October 2005 - 12:05 PM

I believe the Chinese TSMG that Jerry P. had (or more likely still has) is one of only a very few Chinese TSMG Vietnam bring-back guns that was amnesty registered in '68. Hence the scarity as a transferable gun in the U.S. You want expensive, try buying one of the very few transferrable GE mini-guns, $250,000 or up last I heard.
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Posted 22 October 2005 - 07:58 PM

If you want really expensive Larry from Capital City Firearms CCF has a transferable Mk 19 40mm belt fed grenade launcher for 450K.

I guess it is the ONLY transferable MK 19 out there.
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Posted 14 April 2006 - 07:04 AM

user posted image

Time to play "What's that caption?"

My vote is -

* I wish I had a Thompson, but all I could get is this Kahr sledgehammer


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#11 full auto 45

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 09:31 AM

QUOTE (ACARLG @ Apr 14 2006, 07:04 AM)
I wish I had a Thompson, but all I could get is this Kahr sledgehammer

laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
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Posted 14 April 2006 - 10:04 AM

In China, the army does more the just fight wars. In times of no war they work for the state as laborers.

This poster in english;

"I'm a war hero and a worker hero"

But translated as a Thompson nut;

"in times of peace they take my Thompson and give me this damn moonie hoe"
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#13 Merry Ploughboy

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 10:09 AM

"And they shall beat their Thompsons into mattocks" (with apologies to Isaiah 2.4)
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Posted 15 April 2006 - 07:29 AM

Nah, it says.....

"Vote for Hillary and she will save us from those evil guns!"

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 07:33 AM

Honor to Wang Ho, inventer of the Chinese backpack.
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#16 Ron A

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 07:41 PM

I have a chinese 45 acp broom handle - quality suffers - rough workmanship as is their copy of the TSMG. It is the only gun that looks worse than a Kahr.

Jerry P's gun is rare and could be worth what he was last asking.


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Posted 16 April 2006 - 11:52 AM

yep and{recon} jerry still has it.nobody so far has ponied up the fund's.maybe it's true worth is the $25,000.00 paid for it. and not the crazy asking price.

i guess the guy from wang's take out figure's he has to sell to much egg-fook- yung to buy it...so he can dream....

take care,ron

p.s i can't help myself it's the med's..wink!
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Posted 16 April 2006 - 02:35 PM

QUOTE (Merry Ploughboy @ Apr 14 2006, 10:09 AM)
"And they shall beat their Thompsons into mattocks" (with apologies to Isaiah 2.4)

Close but you must remember that Chinese is read from right to let so it really says "We make Thompsons from mattocks" tongue.gif
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Posted 18 April 2006 - 08:43 AM

"If I don't get back to work, the guy with the Thompson is going to plug me sad.gif "
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