Full Auto Thompson .22 Video
Posted 25 October 2005 - 03:53 PM
Hopfully my web site it up to this video. I'll probably delete it in a day or so, if anybody with more bandwidth wants to copy and repost it here, that would be great.
Posted 25 October 2005 - 07:24 PM
Posted 25 October 2005 - 07:35 PM
Posted 25 October 2005 - 08:13 PM
That was real cool.
20+ years ago, I had a 1927 A-3 and I was lucky to get 6 to 8 rounds through it without it getting jammed.
It's great to see yours running like that.
Posted 25 October 2005 - 09:22 PM
I've relieved the ejector slot just a little so you can get the magazine a little bit higher and that also helps the feed.
About every other drum will shoot all 50 rounds, sometimes the bolt outruns the drum, and about equally often the bullet nose catches on the top of the chamber.
Compensator fills up with lead pretty fast, about every other drum you need to clean some out.
Posted 26 October 2005 - 05:55 AM
You are making me really start to consider a .22 kit. Where can I find one and how much should I pay for it?
Posted 26 October 2005 - 07:26 AM
Posted 26 October 2005 - 08:57 AM
That is about wicked. I have a Ciener kit for the M-16 and an American 180. Both are great when they run, but I have about decided that the .22 stuff is just temperamental , regardless of the host weapon. Best ammo I have found is the mini-mag and the Remington target ammo for the M-16. Val Cooper recommends mini mags or the Federal hi-velocity for the American 180. I have decided that the key to getting a .22 MG to run is ammo with a consistent powder load.
Posted 26 October 2005 - 03:00 PM
Posted 26 October 2005 - 07:32 PM
Posted 28 October 2005 - 06:57 PM
A former neighbor of mine in Nebraska, a veteran state trooper, told me years ago that a county sheriff in NW Nebraska bought a 180 and had 0% feeding problems, EVER. Whether or not he had the stacked drums, I dunno. The gun was an interesting design.