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Posted 09 March 2006 - 06:55 PM
Does it take drums?
Posted 09 March 2006 - 08:00 PM
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Posted 09 March 2006 - 10:00 PM
Not a stupid question at all.
Stemple registered tons of tubes prior to the May 1986 new registration ban for machine guns. Since the receiver (in this case, the stemple tube) is the registered and taxed part.
This outfit (in my home state) simply repackaged a pre-ban registered tube, added some custom parts and made it into something that looks different. Most of the tubes were to be made into Sten guns. If you notice the blow up picture on the website:
...that is not a true "Thompson" receiver that you could interchange with my full autos. It is simply a shell to hold the registered tube. If you read SAR, lots of manufacturers are taking registered tubes and repackaging them into guns they never were originally intended to be.
To answer your question, these guns are pre-ban and transferrable to civilians due to the registered tube receiver prior to 5/86. It does not qualify as a C&R item since the tube was made in the mid 80's.
Even though it is affordable, getting parts for it is probably an expensive and prohibitive idea. The nice things about "standard" Thompsons are that parts are relatively cheap and easy to come by. I would probably say it would be better to spend a few more dollars and get a WH or a WWII M1, but maybe that is just me. Looking at the configuration (while quite an engineering idea) - most of those components are custom, except for the grips. Even the lower looks to be modified for the sear, along with the bolt, barrel, buffer, that "pin in the back", etc.
Hope that helps-
Posted 10 March 2006 - 12:50 AM
Posted 10 March 2006 - 06:14 AM
I don't see how they can be making much money on them when tooling and engineering costs are factored in.
Posted 10 March 2006 - 09:50 AM
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Posted 10 March 2006 - 01:46 PM
|QUOTE (ghostsoldier @ Mar 10 2006, 12:24 PM)|
| I'd feel a lot better about accidentally dropping this weapon into a water hole and bangin' it up on the ground, rather than a 'real' Thompson...it would probably pass the "10-foot rule"... |
As a WWII GI reenactor I would have to agree with you, besides, it's a lot closer to a real Thompson than those crappy "Spitfire" smgs I've seen. Now there's a turd.
Posted 10 March 2006 - 07:05 PM
|QUOTE (35divmp @ Mar 10 2006, 01:46 PM)|
|As a WWII GI reenactor I would have to agree with you, besides, it's a lot closer to a real Thompson than those crappy "Spitfire" smgs I've seen. Now there's a turd.|
...or maybe one of them thar Volunteer Arms 'Thompsons'....