27 Vs 28 Magazine Catch
Posted 06 November 2003 - 11:42 PM
I'm sure that this question has been asked before, but I will ask it again.
Why did WH make the 27 magazine catch different from the 28 magazine catch?
We all know that it is perfectly legal to put a 28 catch on a 27, so it could not have been a ruling by the ATF (it would seem.)
Maybe it it was a marketing trick (to make people buy the "semi auto" magazines instead of using "full auto" magazines.)
Does any one know the answer to this question? Or have opinions on why they did this?
Posted 07 November 2003 - 12:00 AM
But I might also add that those ten are all I need. I don't plan on selling my gun (ever), so what difference does it make? I might also add that I seem to be the only guy on the planet to get a semi-auto Thompson and never have the thing jam. As far as I'm concerned, I did the right thing when I dremeled my magazines...
Posted 07 November 2003 - 12:14 AM
Posted 07 November 2003 - 08:42 AM
Thanks PK, I forgot, they ARE the same.
I have a newer 27 that works flawless after reworking the mag catch. When I bought it I ordered a few extra xxx mags from the dealer not knowing about the catch mods. or the availability of the GI mags. Due to the education through this board a lot has changed with my views.
Waffen, when I read your post and note of modifying a C, I think my heart skipped a few beats.
Posted 07 November 2003 - 09:57 AM
That said, there is a difference in the process by which they were, and are, made and in the quality of the early (WWII and prior) and later production.
Simply changing the stock catch on a 27a gun to a military surplus catch will not affect which magazines can be used.
In order to use SMG magazines in a 27a gun, the magazine catch (either stock or mil surp) must be re- contoured.
Posted 07 November 2003 - 08:54 PM
just my .02
Posted 08 November 2003 - 01:24 AM
It might even be problems with incorrectly modified magazines. Maybe the magazine catch holes are not dremeled correctly or something...