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#1 Hawkeye_Joe

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 10:19 AM

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She was marked as an M1A1 but the A1 was defaced, she has a M1 Bolt ...

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#2 Johnny.45

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 10:31 AM

That is a Very Nice TSMG!
The wood furniture is especially nice.

Congratulations,

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 12:01 PM

Very nice looking TSMG! Thanks for the pictures!
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 12:05 PM


Beautiful, congratulation Joe , I know how you feel ,I remember when I got mine

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 12:15 PM

Now I have to decide if I'm gonna keep that ratty old original sling on her or buy a new repro one.... dry.gif
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 12:18 PM

She's a real looker. Congrats!
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 12:27 PM

Yeah....Real Nice!

If you go with a repro sling...I would stay away from the Bayonet Inc ones because the latches are pretty flimsy. Sportsmans Guide has the better repro slings with MUCH sturdier latches.

Thanks for sharing.

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#8 Gunner

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 12:58 PM

She's beautiful! I would search eBay for a near-mint original sling. The repros I have seen have steel hardware, which scrapes the finish, and your gun's finish is too nice to scratch up unnecessarily. The originals are made with blackened brass, which doesn't permanently mar the gun.
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#9 philasteen

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 01:41 PM

Nice gun!
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 01:43 PM

Very nice indeed, thanks for sharing the photos. Many happy rounds lay ahead of you.
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 03:36 PM

WOW -- VERY NICE INDEED. wink.gif

-- It's up to you, but I would replace it with a nice original, even if it takes a while to find one. ph34r.gif

I'm sure it's the first of many that you'll own someday. (Yes, I started with one and now I'm up to five!!) wink.gif

Thanks for posting the picks.


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Posted 24 August 2005 - 03:46 PM

Very nice for sure!!! tongue.gif ...make sure it has the M1 bolt,for your own safety...I still remember my first....enjoy and post a range report... wink.gif
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 04:40 PM

Very nice looking indeed. Mine is xxx'd the same way. They did that when it was sold to a police department or other.
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 04:58 PM

OH MY GOD YOU SHOWED US THE SERIAL NUMBER ! ! !
Thanks for the really nice pics. She sure is a beaut.
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 05:01 PM

Very nice indeed-adlake
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 05:15 PM

QUOTE (Ron Mills @ Aug 24 2005, 04:58 PM)
OH MY GOD YOU SHOWED US THE SERIAL NUMBER ! ! !
Thanks for the really nice pics.  She sure is a beaut.

The Govt. knows I have it..... so how does showing it to you make any difference ?? blink.gif

*LOL*

And I've checked..it is an M1 bolt......with a"real" firing pin.. cool.gif

Funny how everyone tells you to change back to the M1 bolt on the Thompson but you get advised to get a fixed firing pin bolt for the MP40 as soon as you get one.. *LOL* dry.gif
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 06:03 PM

Isn't the M1A1 technically the most preferable version and is there any trouble involved in converting from M1 to A1? I guess an A1 with a replaceable fixed firing pin would be good. Wouldn't it be nice to make some new Thompsons with better features like quick change barrels? What else would the other readers add to new guns?
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 07:40 PM

I`m sure under the harsh conditions of combat the less moving parts the better,thus a fixed firing pin is most desireable,...however in the civilian sector of NFA ownership..safety is paramount...a fixed firing pin can and will fire out of battery huh.gif and I have first hand knowledge of this,as well as those nearby...fortunately no one was hurt very badly..just light schrapnel tattooing... cool.gif safety glasses saving the day..a floating pin does prevent this to a large degree... rolleyes.gif ...just passing some info on this that could prove useful...didn`t mean to hyjack the post...enjoy your new baby HJ..AND BE SAFE... wink.gif
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#19 John Jr

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 09:27 PM

QUOTE (froster @ Aug 24 2005, 05:03 PM)
Isn't the M1A1 technically the most preferable version and is there any trouble involved in converting from M1 to A1? I guess an A1 with a replaceable fixed firing pin would be good. Wouldn't it be nice to make some new Thompsons with better features like quick change barrels? What else would the other readers add to new guns?

Fixed firing pins are a bad idea for a 18K Thompson. The M1 Bolt makes sure it fires ONLY when its IN battery. I would like to add a belt feeding mechanism to them. biggrin.gif
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Posted 25 August 2005 - 09:54 AM

Very nice indeed !! Congrats. I believe the XX'd out A1 means they used remaining M1 parts during a rebuild thus reverting it back to an M1.

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