What Is The Word On .22 Conversion Kits?
Posted 17 January 2006 - 07:09 PM
Does anyone own the .22 conversion kit that is for sale in SGN and Gunlist? I think it is Ceiner kit??
They make a 1928 model and a M1a1 and a M1.
What is the word? are they junk or worth buying?
Posted 17 January 2006 - 07:26 PM
They work for some people and they are happy.
They are not guaranteed to work with anything but "originals" taken to mean forget about getting them to work with a West Hurley Thompson. Something about the lack of consistancy of the receivers and barrels etc.
Wish it wasn't so or I would have one for sure.
Do a search to learn more.
Posted 17 January 2006 - 08:31 PM
Posted 18 January 2006 - 01:30 AM
Like I said 91- they work for some folks and not others
Did you have to tweak around with your conversion or were you just fortunate?
Me, I have doubts as to my luck in this area though I have been tempted often since I am a 22 conversion geek.
For instance are you running a WH barrel or other?
Have you had the receiver trued up?
Any other modification that might have a bearing on the the conversion working for you so well?
Your answers would affect whether I take the plunge or not someday.
Posted 18 January 2006 - 07:57 AM
Posted 19 January 2006 - 05:22 PM
|QUOTE (PhilOhio @ Jan 18 2006, 02:07 PM)|
That really puts things into perspective. You can probably buy a mint used WH .45 semi, which works much of the time, for the cost of JAC's .22 kit which...well...it's all in the archives.
That is a good point.
Posted 19 January 2006 - 05:37 PM
If I can't use logic then I will throw out a rationalization -
For someone who already owns F/A TSMG then
$499 would enable one to have an rather inexpensive full auto 22.
Next would be a Norrel, and then a Uzi (both at 6-7ish) with a kit, then a AM180 at 8-9K or so then an M16(??) with the other Ceiner kit.
But if all you had was one F/A Tommy then this is the way to get into the FA 22 groove.
There I talked myself into it- hahahahahahahaa
Posted 19 January 2006 - 11:34 PM
Not everyone likes them but I like mine. Just my .02 ....Good luck if you decide to try one.
Walter T Woods is the name of the guy I bought mine from. He is a super nice guy and usually tries to keep several JAC kits in stock. He was very helpful to me and he knows his way around a Thompson. He is in Indiana and I have his phone number if you email me.
Posted 22 January 2006 - 09:54 AM
Posted 23 January 2006 - 11:23 AM
If you decide to purchase get it from a dealer that has one on hand (as mentioned above) or from someone you trust with your deposit. JAC will cash your money order (no checks or CC's please) immediately, then you wait, in silence, for about 5-6 months. Some have waited longer. No indication of backorder status, delivery date, can't reach him by phone. Get at least two mags with the kit, they empty really fast but it is fun and different than shooting 45acp. My only complaint (other than the high price) is with JAC's customer communincation, I hope I never need any spare parts or service.
Posted 24 January 2006 - 12:30 AM
And heck doing that is free so save the $500 bucks.
But here Phil goes again being logical and right on JAC.
I ujust hate it when that happens-
Ever try to replace that pot metal sear engagement area, can it be??