21 Kit Now Available
Posted 28 October 2003 - 08:48 AM
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I have the following to offer:
Savage/Stevens Knurled Actuator $338 (ALL SOLD, PENDING FUNDS)
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Savage Smooth Actuator $318 (1) (SOLD)
WH Cast Actuator (hardened to mil spec) $253 (1)
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Shipping & insurance $7
Kits consist of one of the above actuators re-machined to specifications shown on the 1919 Auto-Ordnance print, a new Wolff recoil spring, a new Diamond K hybrid 21/28 Buffer Pilot and polyurethane Buffer Disk. All parts blued except spring & disk.
Actuator Details: The polish on the Actuator metal is "as it was" (military). They have been re-blued. The bluing on everything but the knob has a blue/purplish hue due to the heat treatment, the knob (which I believe were selectively annealed) is blue/black. Obviously the Actuators are used parts and will bear some signs of age & use, but no heavy pitting or serious dings are present. Because they are used parts I can not warranty them, only the machining to convert them.
This kit, installed into a 1928 model by simply replacing the 1928 parts, will make the gun function like the original 1921 model. The cyclic rate will be higher and the operation more positive. This is how the Thompson was originally designed to work.
Posted 28 October 2003 - 04:39 PM
I love the 21 actuator! It is much more fun to shoot, though the fun is over way too soon!
Posted 28 October 2003 - 06:02 PM
How much would the kit be w/ a customer-supplied actuator? Just dug my original WH actuator out from the pile at the bottom of the safe.
Posted 28 October 2003 - 06:35 PM
Posted 28 October 2003 - 07:56 PM
Posted 28 October 2003 - 09:13 PM
Is this easy to determine by looking at the actuator?
Posted 28 October 2003 - 09:41 PM
Posted 28 October 2003 - 10:27 PM
John; got um in stock, e mail me if you want some.
Posted 30 October 2003 - 04:51 PM
Posted 07 November 2003 - 04:42 PM
If your primary interest is performance, and you would like to save a buck or two this is a great bargain.
I have checked all the measurements and had this piece professionally heat treated to the same hardness as the military parts. It should perform and last just as well as a Savage part, but at a good saving.
Prior to bluing I tested this part and it runs great.
If you ever wanted your 28 to run like a rabbit, dont let this one get away.