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#1 AC556

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 10:57 PM

All you fortunate enough to own a Colt Thompson, do you shoot it?
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Posted 20 March 2006 - 11:14 PM

hell yes!!! laugh.gif I only own one mg, and am lucky enough that it is a colt thompson. I didn't sell most of my gun collection to own a safe queen. I have put away the original internals, and the colt(remington) wood, but have shot it several hundred rounds in the 21 config. the way I look at it, people drive cars every day worth more than my thompson, and dont worry about it. my thompson is worth more than a years salary for me, by god, I'm gonna enjoy it

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#3 philasteen

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 11:31 PM

I bought an extra Colt specifically to shoot it. In this case, it's a 1928A1 that saw military service, so some extra shooting won't hurt it.
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 08:42 AM

Every chance I get ! It's obvious I'm more into shooting than knowing how to size pictures

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 10:25 AM

I bought my 1928 Navy in 2001 along with a drum and promptly shot about 500 rounds through it. Once I calmed down from the initial euphoria, I began to realize what it would cost to replace any broken Colt parts (if they could be found) and became timid about shooting it. My Thompson then became a "Safe Queen" for the next several years. A few months ago I asked Tracie Hill what he thought of the Ciener .22 Conversion Unit for the Thompson and his response was very positive. So I ordered one from Tom Woods in Indiana along with three extra magazines and a loader. They're not cheap, but they do work great and protect what has become a sizeable investment. I still get that Chicago Typewriter noise and have a lot of fun shooting it. The Safe Queen has become a Party Girl.
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 12:41 PM

biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif ....21 Smoker is the name,shootin` the Colt is my game!.... woot.gif
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 04:50 PM

No. That's what WH 28's and Savage/AOC 28's are for.
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 07:03 PM


Yes...... 5k to 10k per year.... I bought a like new W.H. 28 to shoot but I have still been mostly shooting the Colt. The W.H. looks too nice to shoot much.
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 07:10 PM

Greg,..I shoot them too,but I just can`t resist running the 21 now and then....it is probably some sort of character weakness... wink.gif
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 09:12 PM

Give me one and I'll shoot it! tongue.gif
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 09:51 PM

No!! I bought my U.S. Navy 1928 to sell since I'm one of those GREEDY DEALERS!!! then decided that if I could afford to keep it I'd hold on to it. Well, I've been able to afford it and my investment has grown about 10k from what I would have made if I would have sold it at that time. I don't shoot it, I take it out of the safe every month or so and re-oil it, wipe it and put it away.

I've got a restricted 1921 coming though, that I will shoot that is not as nice as my '28. I don't like the slower speed of the '28 anyway, they seem kind of clunky at the lower rate of fire.



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Posted 21 March 2006 - 11:58 PM

Hope the livestock aren't on a low lead diet......






Ya know they outlawed those round bales here in Oregon...



Seems a cow couldn't get a square meal anymore.....
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 03:57 PM

There's an eccentric fellow at a local range who ...

... removed the rear sight and brazed a picatinny rail onto his Colt 1921 receiver
... replaced the CUTTS comp with a 4 prong VORTEX flash hider
... retrofitted a rubberized hogue type pistol grip
... also fitted a KAC type handguard with 4x rails floated around the barrel

Yes, he shoots it often with EOTECH and SCAR type front pistol grip mounted ... and is frequently the top score at the subgun shoots hosted at the range

Can't help but feel sorry for the next generation who might feel compelled to restore it to original specs!!

Same guy has a Viper that he uses as a commuter complete with door dings and scrapes from parking in crowded parking lots

I think he does the surreal just because he can

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 04:14 PM

Reminds me of the Johnson Rifle I saw in Reno that this fellows father had made into a target rifle... There should be a law......
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 09:03 PM

Yes. Shot a few rounds with the original configuration just to say I did, then replaced the bolt group and tucked the original Colt parts away in the safe.
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Posted 24 March 2006 - 12:07 AM

Sold an almost new Honda 750 in the mid 70's to buy my 21. Yes I shoot it but one thing is for sure, I couldn't afford another one now.
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