.45 And The Thompson
Posted 25 October 2003 - 12:10 PM
Posted 25 October 2003 - 12:34 PM
pk has it now.
Posted 25 October 2003 - 06:26 PM
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Posted 25 October 2003 - 07:58 PM
Put 600 thru the Browning today too. That thing eats ammo!
Posted 25 October 2003 - 10:44 PM
Posted 26 October 2003 - 09:43 AM
I've put about 1500 rounds through it in four shooting sessions. I expect in about five years the value of the gun will have crept up to the point where I'll consider it too valuable to risk breaking. Shooting will greatly diminish then. I could be wrong but I don't think too many minty '21's are shot very much any more. Sort of like the '65 Corvette my brother bought in the early '80s and quit driving in the late '80s, then sold in the early '90s because it was too risky to take out on the road.
Posted 26 October 2003 - 11:06 AM
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Posted 26 October 2003 - 03:03 PM
Approx 9 barrels both GI and aftermarket.
Posted 27 October 2003 - 12:33 AM
As far as shooting them - As long as the "Colt" doesnot wear off, don't think they will lose any value and I only got them in 1998.
Same goes with the Ithaca M3A1, the IMI Uzi and Mini Uzi, the RAMO M1919A6 in 30-06.
Posted 27 October 2003 - 01:14 AM
Posted 27 October 2003 - 08:15 AM
I just don't let it get too hot. Barrel rifling still looks great. There is a bit of bare (shiney) inside the receiver....I suppose I should get it reparked to minimize the wear.....
I bought it to shoot and shoot it I must!!
Posted 27 October 2003 - 09:00 AM
I have a West Hurley that was built/rebuilt (?) by a gunsmith in CT. I don't know his name as i bought the Thompson from the original CT owner two or three years ago. The gun is an M1A1 that is really neat with lots of customizations:
- removeable front grip hanger
- easily removeable barrel (the screw that holds the front grip hanger unscrews and free's up the barrel to unscrew)
- cut for a drum
- removeable 28 stock
- both front grips
- lyman type rear sight that screws on
- finned barrel with cutts compensator
- several extra barrels
The finish is a deep chocolate black, an incrediblly smooth finish, looks painted, but it's not.
It came with 30 seymour 30rnd magazines, a drum, and a bunch of spare parts, stocks, and barrels. I usually use the drum and 5 or so magazines when i go out and shoot. Not bad for $5500..
My only complaint is that the rear sight keeps unscrewing and i have to keep an alan wrench with me to tighten it after every few magazines. I've tried locktight, but it won't hold it.
These might work if you have the right codec on your system.
Posted 28 October 2003 - 10:35 AM
Posted 29 October 2003 - 05:24 PM
Posted 29 October 2003 - 05:35 PM
Posted 29 October 2003 - 08:47 PM
|QUOTE (LIONHART @ Oct 29 2003, 05:24 PM)|
|Hell, if I had a Colt '21 I'd shoot it A LOT!Though many folks who buy those don't, and keep them for investments. That's sort of like marrying a Virgin, and wanting to keep her that way!|
The reason for not wanting a virgin for either my wife or my Thompson is because I already planned on having plenty of fun with both.
The fact I already replaced the barrel and a few other parts on the Thompson sort of shows which one actually gets more use;-)
Posted 29 October 2003 - 10:08 PM
This reminds of a fellow on the net who recounted how he substituted just about every part on his Colt TSMG for G.I. parts (including barrel, bolt, actuator, wood, and a Savage frame) before taking it to the range. Now that seemed strange since the only thing left that was Colt, and totally irreplaceable, was the receiver. For all these swap outs, he might as well have been firing a Savage or West Hurley TSMG.