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Re: New Tommy Gun!
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2021, 03:28:34 PM »
Yes Sir, I been over to the MG Forum on the AO-Karr Thread still reading  :)
I'm gathering some knowledge as to what to ask....
I see mentioned there is a fellow named "Dan" who is the resident go to smith.

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Re: New Tommy Gun!
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2021, 05:46:34 PM »
Dan is the guy who sbr’ed my tommy and did some extra mods to make it easier to dismount the gun. He knows his stuff.
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Re: New Tommy Gun!
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2021, 09:57:00 AM »
So, who is "Dan" and where is he located?
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Re: New Tommy Gun!
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2021, 10:10:27 AM »
So, who is "Dan" and where is he located?

I'm just fumbling my way around the MachineGunBoard.com I think he is deerslayer over there  :-\

I sign up but I can't get the site to work when I'm logged on ...just browsing it works, unless I sign-on then it doesn't work  ???
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Re: New Tommy Gun!
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2021, 12:12:21 PM »
Dan Block aka deerslayer is a great Thompson gunsmith at Machinegunboards. Did my sbr bbl swap, cutts compensator switch, removable stock and dismount machining on my AO WH 1927.
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Re: New Tommy Gun!
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Re: New Tommy Gun!
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2021, 01:45:57 PM »
Considering trading my A5  :-\

I have hankering for a K98 

Edit : Thought better of it , I'll continue to  play with it  :)  still may come across a a K98 though
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Re: New Tommy Gun!
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2021, 03:05:10 PM »
Well, if you do decide to part with it, you should have no problem getting the Mauser you want.
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Re: New Tommy Gun!
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2021, 05:02:32 PM »
The issue is, I have arthritis in my right hand , mostly my ring & little finger.
Makes it tough handle the Thompson....  :(

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Re: New Tommy Gun!
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2021, 07:16:26 PM »
Are you speaking of how hard it is to cock? Do you have a lightened spring kit in it? If not, I have one I can send you to see if it will help.
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Re: New Tommy Gun!
« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2021, 11:23:06 PM »
No ...but I was going to have Dan Block carry that out also the no tool take down tab...

But both USPS & UPS shipping was $54 shipping one way < I pulled the wood and repacked in a cut down box and it was still $49
insured  ::)   all in all round trip & the install would be $250  :o
That's fool hardy @ 150 + 100 shipping...so I passed ....

Actually its not the spring but the holding & handlining, it is rather heavy and my R hand grip hold is "weak " ...I have to support it with just the Right hand to pull back the bolt ...and there is the problem,  I can shoot it because it has the vertical front grip...It is just uncomfortable to handle with my right and I fear I haven't got good control.
In the vain, " it hurts when I do that"...so don't do that   ::)

I can bench my Milsurp's*  and support pistols with my left hand but I fear CAS lever actions (NCOWS)  is out of the question, until either the swelling  gets better or ? 

I am contemplating letting it go on down the road  :(


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Re: New Tommy Gun!
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Re: New Tommy Gun!
« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2021, 07:50:39 AM »
Sorry that your Thompson is not working out for you Major deux. I tried mine [an all steel gun] without the buttstock once and it definitely was a handful. Also have the arthur, sometimes its hurting my knees, sometimes my hands, getting old ain’t for wussies.
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Re: New Tommy Gun!
« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2021, 11:04:49 AM »
Send me your address via PM, I have an extra kit I will get out to you.
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Re: New Tommy Gun!
« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2021, 11:12:12 AM »
Thanks..... I've had it in my knees too... getting old is not for the immature  :-\


 course on the other hand ( no pun intended ) maybe my right hand will get better.


 
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Re: New Tommy Gun!
« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2021, 11:18:52 AM »
If You're having problems holding it, why not sling it...?
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Re: New Tommy Gun!
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2021, 11:24:11 AM »
Holding it is not the problem, the factory springs are HORRENDOUS! It literally often takes setting the gun on a counter and pulling with both hands to cock the gun.
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Re: New Tommy Gun!
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2021, 12:07:43 PM »
That was the first thing that I did to my gun, did some research for the lighter springs and ordered them and buffer material from McMaster Carr. I was also getting weird primer indentations on my fired brass too but now they look normal. Swapped out the very necessary huge knob [with oem springs] with a correct checkered ball that works fine with the reduced springs.
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