May I Share A Pic With You?
Posted 23 December 2003 - 02:41 PM
While it's been nearly 10 years since this photo was taken, I still remember a few things about the experience:
1. The Thompson weighed alot more than I expected!
2. 30 rounds don't go too far full-auto!
3. While I tried to do short bursts, it seems like the gun kept firing for a short time after I let go of the trigger. Perhaps needing PK's magic touch?
Anyway, I like lurking and learning here, and I hoped that sharing this pic might be of interest to someone here.
Posted 23 December 2003 - 03:23 PM
You are right. 30 rounds doesn't last long in a Thompson 28. It's even shorter in a Thompson 21.
That's why they made C drums- 100 rounds!
It is heavy also. The semi-auto only (1927A1) is even heavier.
I noticed the cynder-block wall behind you in the picture. I'll bet that it was LOUD in there!
Posted 23 December 2003 - 07:36 PM
And your right. On FA, even the "C" drum doesn't last to long. 30 is just a popcorn fart.
Posted 25 December 2003 - 08:47 PM
The three most common causes for the symptoms you described would be:
1 - Sear rubbing on the bolt and the friction prevents the bolt from moving all the way back and catching.
2 - Ammo too weak
3 - Gun dirty
Posted 25 December 2003 - 09:03 PM
I have good luck when I lean into the gun, like the old manual says. She doesn't get away so easy then. The weight, which did surprise you, actually helps on the recoil end. At least that's what I've found. Anyway, like Mike sez, get one NOW. They ain't gonna go down...
Posted 25 December 2003 - 10:19 PM
Posted 30 December 2003 - 11:49 AM
I found that the gun was a pleasure to shoot. The weight of the gun really dampens any recoil. I may have saved the target for a while, but I think it's gone now. I remember being able to hit the target without much problem.
And yes, I know that the prices of these pieces of history will go nowhere but up.....it's a matter of convincing the wife that a thompson is a higher priority than installing central air in our house.