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28 Drum On A M1 Or M1a1 Thompson?


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#1 AC556

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 05:34 PM

Has anyone milled a M1 or M1A1 to a accept a 28 50rd Thompson drum.
No, I wouldn’t do it to an original gun. Good,Bad?
Pictures would be nice.
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#2 Bob

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 05:40 PM

Better to modify the drum.
(WH or Kmoon for sure)
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Posted 01 March 2006 - 06:01 PM

I believe in a past post PK said something about this modification. After milling the receiver there is not enough metal left to properly support the drum. This is all from a (faulty) memory, hopefuly PK will respond with a more detailed answer.


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Posted 01 March 2006 - 07:26 PM

Call Merle Bitikofer (the drum doctor) - kkb@open.org - (503) 623-8294. He mods the drums to run on an M1 without messing up your valuable receiver.

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#5 full auto 45

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 08:30 PM

This is from Merle

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#6 Bob

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 12:16 AM

I have a modified drum, it works fine.

The ambidextrous mag release is pretty cool too.
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