Posted 25 October 2003 - 04:44 PM
You might want to approach this two ways - 1) acquiring an original Thompson and 2) getting suitable Thompsons for your movie.
Blank firing replicas have alot less security and insurance concerns, particularly if more than one character in the script are so armed.
See our friends at eBay for examples.
MGC Blank Gun Thompson M1921 Fullset Marushin
Posted 25 October 2003 - 05:01 PM
|QUOTE (Zoo @ Oct 25 2003, 02:11 PM)|
|From the standpoint of what they look like- the big difference is the vertical, pistol style grip under the barrel for the 1921 style, and the horizontal grip on the 1928 style.|
Without consulting American Thunder, I am pretty darn sure that some 1928's had vertical fore grips.
Posted 25 October 2003 - 05:26 PM
This is 1930's Rust and a 1928 West Hurley Thompson. Looks very much alike from 10 feet or more away.
This is a 1928 West Hurley with a nocross bolt stock attached.
Posted 26 October 2003 - 04:00 AM
Posted 26 October 2003 - 08:04 AM
Posted 26 October 2003 - 09:34 AM
On the autoweapons.com site there are a number of TSMGs for sale. One is a '21/28 overstamp, another is a '21AC. If you are really serious and don't mind paying what I consider to be a premium price, you may wish to consider the guns available from autoweapons.com.
Good luck with your film.
Posted 26 October 2003 - 11:23 AM
Posted 26 October 2003 - 08:27 PM
They are by far the most valuable, collectable Tommy Guns.
Plan on purchasing a 98% or better gun, with accessories. Never use 30 round stick mags in a gangster gun in a movie, it was not correct for the era. Use drums for the best effect.
Budget 30K for the gun and accessories if you follow my advice. That's why your better off calling Stembridge.
Posted 27 October 2003 - 05:42 PM
I was thinking of the Navy 28's, which I thought had all been changed to the horizontal grips.
Posted 28 October 2003 - 06:57 PM
Posted 28 October 2003 - 07:15 PM
you might want to have these guns in movie....
1911 auto, the 1911A1 was not avalible until 1927....
Colt New Service
Colt Friz special, cool factory variation with a 2" barrel andthe front of the trigger guard cut away
Colt monitor, a comercial BAR with shorter barel and a neat compinsator.
S&W Hand ejector
Colt 1903 Pocket model
Browning 1900 auto, Theadore Rosevelt had one, the recoil spring is above barrel. It looks like a double barreled auto
Winchester 97 pump gun
Posted 28 October 2003 - 10:52 PM
Posted 29 October 2003 - 10:45 AM
Posted 29 October 2003 - 11:24 AM
|QUOTE (Tman @ Oct 29 2003, 10:45 AM)|
|My bud in the movie biz says that there is a company called ISS that rents all types of guns for the industry. A google search might find more info on them.|
Yow, $195 a week for a blank-firing Thompson non-gun....
Posted 29 October 2003 - 10:19 PM
Posted 30 October 2003 - 12:50 PM
|QUOTE (full auto 45 @ Oct 29 2003, 10:19 PM)|
|$195 a week on the rental really doesn't sound that bad. If you look at a movie that would cost a few million to make, then you rent out your firearms for the few days it would take to shoot a scene, it may not be all that bad.|
How about the production company buying blank firing reproductions for $600@, using them as long as they need to and then slapping them up on ebay with a $400 reserve and a certification of authenticity that they were used in
Posted 04 November 2003 - 09:09 AM
Posted 13 November 2003 - 12:10 PM