sargent Posted February 9, 2006 Report Share Posted February 9, 2006 Im a wwii reenactor this is a blank firing barrel set up. I was given a junked out 1928 thompson barrel that has had 1/4 of the threaded chamber cut out-removed. It was bent a little and split open on the first five cooling fins and it has been cut in two, just behind the compensator threads then a 1/4" steel rod has been stuffed halfway though the barrel then tig welded. next a 2" long steel pipe installed sliding it over the 1/4" pipe and it was welded to the original barrel and also to the 1/4" pipe at other end. Finally the threaded piece for the cutts was slid into place and welded and then it was turned in a lath to clean up the welds leaving it a little rough to tell that it was cut and welded. Total lenght 16" legal. Screw a compensator on and you have a 1." nipple left in front. Made a new walnut stock thats 10" instead of 8" add 2" length to the rear I took this set up to two local gun makers they said its a junk demilled barrel and not capable of firing a projectile.I was going to an out of state reenactment i wanted to be legal, ILL. does not allow SBR this looks like the real thing to a naked eye. Then I took it out to the Ill. state police firing range and had 4 master troopers check it out and they said its just a junked out demilled barrel also and that it could not shoot a projectile and that I will be fine. They also said it could be shorter please give me some feed back on this it works great and I took with me and everone was amazed Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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