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Im in the UK, and am looking at converting a MGC Sterling to blank fire. I know this has been done before, but need some help and advice, so specs and detailed plans. All legal here on full auto, as long as its not front venting. Any sensible advice appreciated.
I found out about dan block on the internet searching google finding about SBRing my new aluminum receiver Khar (under Auto Ordinance Marquis) pistol into an SBR. This is what the pistol started life as, minus the Lyman rear sight for the M1 sight. False advertising from Khar if you ask me. In Washington state legislature for 2015, they made it so you can have an SBR, but the wording in the bill was interpreted by the ATF to not be able to use FORM 1 for register. Finding out that Dan Block was SOT/FLL I started talking to him what I wanted done and him telling me what he would have done before. I told him I wanted the gun able to be suppressed we talked it over and deciding getting a longer barrel cut down from a 16 inch would make the gun with the fatter fins of the 16 inch barrel look weird so we went with the original barrel and he added a lathe turned barrel extension and tapped it for my requested .578x28 threads. I have KAC suppressor for my Mark 23 pistol and that uses European threading 16x1mmRH and he said he was used to American standard thread pitches. I thought this was a good idea because then I could get a Silencerco Osprey .45 suppressor and booster.After the barrel work was complete he showed me my old grip from the pistol wouldn't fit the Numrich removable stock aluminum lower. I also wanted a foregrip like the 1921. He originally put a coat of Linseed oil on the stock set to look like this. After that he added a second coat to look like this.I liked the look of his wood on his TSMG 1921 and he put on casey's true oil.I thought it made the wood look alive.At the same time he added a drum bolt hold open feature where the fun switch was on the Numrich lower. It made it also have "the look" instead of just a hole. (even though he could have probably covered it up). I also had him modify the magazine catch on the gun to accept surplus mags as it isn't the same and every surplus mag would have to be modified to fit the gun, I asked him to do it the other way around and he obliged to modify the catch. I was pleased with him and annoyed at the design of the Numrich/Khar lower. The original khar pistol grip did not fit well from the factory and there was a gap on the back of the grip where the grip and the receiver should have met. He fixed this with his new grip.I found on Doug Richardson's blog, this rivet mounted rear sight scope mount and since I was getting a suppressor; I thought, why not a rear scope mount for a red dot and it would be a bonus for when my eyes get old. This isn't a collectors piece so I am not worried about good modifications. I asked him to try to sight in and shoot the gun and see if using the red dot was good and he used his red dot he got at Cabellas to try it out. He said it was very much useable and that he would also put another mount and his red dot on one of his personal projects. All these pictures (minus the khar one on the top) were from Dan Block along the way.His attitude and communication were top notch and I couldn't dream of finding a better person to talk to about getting Thompson work done. I cant wait to do the Form 4 when I get back to Washington at my local SOT/FFL.If you want him to do work for you his email is: firstname.lastname@example.orgHis FFL info is:Dan A. Block307 S 12th StreetNorthwood, IA 50459Phone: 64one-32four-282five(His wife might answer the phone) Happy b-day deerslayer.
Hi, For several years I've been enjoying Merle's 22 conversions in the Thompson. I've had great success with the M1 and 1928 models. They would run all day long with failures being few and far between. Unfortunately, both of my kits with both of my Thompsons have stopped running. I've cleaned, switched ammo, changed recoil springs, changed lube, changed magazines, and still have the same type of jam. The jam - The round is stripped from the magazine and the nose of the bullet strikes the rear face of the barrel @ 2:00. The nose of the bullet is 1/2 inside the chamber and 1/2 outside the chamber. The jam happens several times/magazine. It has taken much of the fun out of the kits. Temporary relief (a magazine or so) from the problem can be gotten by removing and re-oiling the bolt. After a mag or two the jam is back. If anyone has seen this type of jam or can think of where to look, I would certainly appreciate some help. I'd bother Merle but I think the man deserves some rest at some point in his life. Sincerely, Grasshopper
Hi Everyone, I've been putting together a 22 conversion kit for the ANM2 30 cal. and the 22RF bolt is giving me some problems. It seems that the bushing that the firing pin goes through is a bit proud of the surface to the point that cartridges do not slide through the bolt. I suspect that this should be flush with the surface and will "adjust" it that way on the mill unless someone tells me otherwise. I'd hate to make a mess of 70 year old parts. Any thoughts? I've included a picture of the bolt face. Thanks, Grasshopper