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#1 Grumpy

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 03:13 PM

Hi Gang!
Playing hookey from work today and was checking out ebay. Saw this auction http://cgi.ebay.com/...tegory=585&rd=1
The guy says it has Turkisk writing for safe, fire, etc.
Did the Turks build their own Thompsons?
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#2 Mike45

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Posted 28 October 2003 - 09:28 AM

Grumpy, I have a Turkish lower, dont know what else they made, assume all of it.Milling done with dull tools. ph34r.gif The trigger,sear,rocker,etc are different from standard. Stock will not fit w/o mod. I asked on old board 2-3 yrs ago about this subject, got no info. I have seen several for sale in past few yrs.
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#3 Bisley45

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Posted 28 October 2003 - 10:12 AM

I ran across a referance made by a Canadian UN officer, said the Turks made some in Cypres, production estemated at 10,000. The recevers were 2 pieces of brass welded together, most of the parts excepting the barrels were hand made on the island.
I don't doubt that would work as I saw a pic of a hand made brass or bronse tommy confiscated from a member of the IRA.

The Captains name is J. M.Gagne and one of the turkish tommys is in the Royal 22 Regemental Museum.

Hope this helps
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