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#1 duck52

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 08:58 PM

Well, I guess it's time to jump in! I've been learning a lot here over the last few months and just got my new TSMG today. It's my first NFA purchase so I figured I had to do it in style. 111 days from mailing in the forms, the dealer got them back. It's a WH from 1980 so I'm not sure how many GI parts it'll have when I open it up, but my parts kit should take care of that! Since it is a WH, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it'll run okay when I take out for a dance this weekend. laugh.gif Thanks for all the info.

Here it is with a couple other 45s of mine!

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#2 Roland, Headless Thompson Gunner

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 09:20 PM

Hey Duck, Welcome to the club, you're now a member of a very elite and exclusive group of outstanding individuals. Fine judges of women whiskey, horses and all things Thompson.

Looks like a Victory 38. Is it S&W or Spcl?

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#3 Sgt

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 09:47 PM

Congrats! I definitely enjoyed your photo.
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#4 TommyGunner

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 09:50 PM

Duck,

Nice Westy! Welcome to the board. That FBI case looks brand new...do you know where it came from...seems the correct size for the TSMG. I bet you can't wait huh? Wish I could own one where I live.

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 09:55 PM

Something must be wrong with me tonight. I just keep looking at the Smith, and not the tommy.

All the guns look great. Is that a .45 N frame SW?
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#6 Z3BigDaddy

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 10:04 PM

Well all right!!! First post and already a sponsor to the board! With your nic you're not from Orygun are y'all? BTW Kilroy is right that is a sweet looking 1917 ya got there... Welcome to Club Tommy.....
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#7 duck52

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 10:10 PM

Hi, Thanks for the welcome! The S&W was a .45 1917 that I had customized a few years ago by Bowen Classic Arms in Tennessee. They shortened the barrel to 4" and did a trigger job. They did great work, the gun looks like it left the factory that way. Sweet old gun.

The case came with the gun, and unfortunately I know nothing about it. It is sized for the 1928 and is not one of the longer ones on the Kahr page these days.


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#8 deerslayer

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 10:13 PM

Neat purchase, hope you have a great time.
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#9 Z3BigDaddy

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 10:15 PM

I take it you're not married? Either that or your wife didn't see you puttin "dirty" ole guns on the nice clean carpet to take pictures. dry.gif
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Posted 22 September 2005 - 10:15 PM

Duck,
She's a beauty alright. Take her to the range and give her a work out.
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Posted 22 September 2005 - 10:42 PM

Congradulations
I have a WH and love it.
My WH runs great. I bought bit new in 1979 sold it to a friend in 87 and bought it back last year.
Id love to have a Mint 21 Colt but would not want to shoot it as much as I like to shoot.
Hope you enjoy it and welcome to the club.
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 07:22 AM

Have plenty of ammo, these things tend to be a hungry child. cool.gif
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 08:08 AM

Nice looking setup there. I've got a old Westy also and I would say replace the buffer pilot first. Mine broke after about 1000 rounds. Like the wood grips on that 1911.
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 08:17 AM

Duck52: Welcome to the board. Very nice WH and S&W. Looks like "Thompsonitius" continues to infect people and spread. wink.gif
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 08:01 PM

Z3, not from Oregon. Originally from MN, but now in MS. Mike, thanks for the advice on the buffer pilot. I changed it out with the one from my parts kit. I'll take it out this weekend and give a report on how it shoots. Right now, it's got a 39 rounder with it. I've got two Kahr drums and, of course, they won't even fit onto the gun so I guess I'll be calling Kahr next week to exchange them. mad.gif Hopefully the Sportsman's Guide drums will start shipping eventually. Until then, i've got plenty of 20 and 30 rounders to keep me happy.

I'll remember that about the pic size, thanks!

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 11:28 PM

duck52


Welcome and nice trio. I'm envoys of the TSMG and its case. BRAVO!-adlake
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