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Broke down and bought a AO 1927a1
« on: August 16, 2019, 07:15:48 pm »
I found myself a 1990’s West Hurley AO 1927A1. I didn’t think that I wanted one but I found this at 1000.00 I figured it was a good deal. And it’s broken in already. I’ve read too many horror stories of the new Kahr tommyguns on the Machinegun forum. Replaced the factory recoil springs with the lighter ones from McMaster and a buffer I cut from their material. A BIG difference in cycling. It runs my standard .45 acp loads just fine, with the heavier springs it was a little balky with my rnfp bullets but now no problem. I sent my sbr application off to the atf 4 mos ago so I’m hoping it won’t be too much longer. It might loose a little bit of weight when the bbl shrinks to 10.5 in. Thinking of doing the stock sling swivels British style as I’ve got a nice buttstock with a serrated buttplate and double swivels. Just need to inlet a swivel in the vertical fore grip.
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Re: Broke down and bought a AO 1927a1
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2019, 10:57:33 pm »
OOOH! Dat is nice!  :o :o
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Re: Broke down and bought a AO 1927a1
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2020, 08:56:22 pm »
My sbr paperwork showed up finally, only took a year and a day. I shipped my gun and 10.5 in finned bbl to a smith yesterday for the swap. He’s also going to put a 1928 style removable buttstock plate on it. I looked around and found a 1928 Savage buttstock, a complete stock slide and buttplate too. The slide assembly is coming from the Netherlands, our WW2 surplus will be returning home. This is kinda what it should look like. Now I get to wait some more.
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Re: Broke down and bought a AO 1927a1
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2020, 12:59:51 am »
Excellent!
I hope you reload on a progressive.  :)

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Re: Broke down and bought a AO 1927a1
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2020, 01:32:15 am »
My LGS had a  Kahr  version come through the door on consignment , I was sorely tempted.
The asking was $1100 which I believe was fair ...
two things had me hesitate
A. the "  too many horror stories "  you mention ( I had read looking it up )
 & B.  the $1100 though seeming fair and going price , was just beyond my mad money comfort level that day ...
" he  who hesitated ,  lost " ...and it sold.  :P

I like what you have done to yours looks great .... your SBR permit took a year ?  WOW

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Re: Broke down and bought a AO 1927a1
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2020, 02:36:37 pm »
I broke down and submitted my ATF form 1 last year and had my West Hurley Thompson made into a SBR.  As I recall it only took a month or two for the approved form to come back.  I have waited more than a year to get a suppressor approved, I think the last one came back in about 8 Months so the fast SBR turn around time was a surprise to me.  I couldn't resist hanging a can on the end of it, they are period correct after all.
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Re: Broke down and bought a AO 1927a1
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2020, 03:20:38 pm »
Nice Thompson Bat. Don’t plan on getting a drum for mine. Did you e-apply or snail mail your applications? If I ever do it again I’ll electronically apply. Guess its like doing your income tax. They’re set up for e-file not old school pieces of paper.
Just out of curiosity, who did your Thompson bbl work?
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Re: Broke down and bought a AO 1927a1
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2020, 03:25:15 pm »
Excellent!
I hope you reload on a progressive.  :)
My .45acp dies live on my Dillon 550b 24/7, I just swap my shellplate between acp and auto rim.
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Re: Broke down and bought a AO 1927a1
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2020, 05:59:28 pm »
I just put it in a big envelope and mailed it to them.  10 weeks latter (checked my last years calendar at work today just to be sure) the approved form arrived in the mail, go figure .
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Re: Broke down and bought a AO 1927a1
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2020, 06:13:07 pm »
Ed & Bat

Your SBR 1927's are AWESOME! Thanks for the eye candy!
Have either of you taken them to shoot on paper for long range results? ( ie: over 100 yards )

Bat - how quiet does the can make that thing? can you get away without ear protection?

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Re: Broke down and bought a AO 1927a1
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2020, 09:07:08 am »
No ear protection required, but the're not anywhere near as quiet as TV and the movies would have you believe. 
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Re: Broke down and bought a AO 1927a1
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2020, 04:33:22 pm »
The Silencer is very cool!!!!Here's mine, SBRing the Thompsons is a great move.
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Re: Broke down and bought a AO 1927a1
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2020, 05:24:40 pm »
Very nice Thompsons.
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Re: Broke down and bought a AO 1927a1
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2020, 08:08:26 pm »
I really like the sleek lines of the wooden forend over the pistol grip ...
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Re: Broke down and bought a AO 1927a1
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2020, 08:31:50 am »
My smith emailed me and he’s done with it and will ship tomorrow. Got lucky and my cutts was threaded on not pressed on and my 10.5 in Numrich bbl was threaded so no problems. I don’t have my stock quite done yet, still waiting on the slide parts. Got the 1917 enfield buttplate reshaped and installed. The stock in the pix is his try stock. Now I gotta find an old violin case ‘you dirty rats’.
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Re: Broke down and bought a AO 1927a1
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2020, 02:48:24 pm »
I’ve gotten it back and it looks great with the 10.5 bbl. I tore it down and removed the big square kahr actuator and replaced it with the smaller more correct checkered ball. With the ez pull springs there’s no problems cycling the bolt. Still waiting for my slide. Hoping it will get here next week. Got sniped on a nice violin case so I’m still looking.
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Re: Broke down and bought a AO 1927a1
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2020, 10:36:15 pm »
Ed ...  as a heads up I got my violin case off Goodwill.com  it was $10 
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Re: Broke down and bought a AO 1927a1
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2020, 11:29:44 am »
Thanks Major, I joined and added them to my home screen. Found a 10.00 case that looked good with a damaged violin to bid on. I couldn’t wait for the stock slide to arrive so I tried 10 rds with it as a pistol. Awkward to say the least but ‘it well keel’.
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Re: Broke down and bought a AO 1927a1
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2020, 12:11:34 pm »
cool ...glad it work out for you
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Re: Broke down and bought a AO 1927a1
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2020, 08:18:45 am »
Got sniped 3x on old cases so far but I found this new brown alligator Uke case that should be long enough. Shipping was running 20.00-30.00 for an inexpensive case, this is not an inexpensive case so I made them an offer on this one so we’ll see, and this one ships free from the left coast which makes it more reasonable. I really like the brown gator. Hawaiian mafia? Aloha ‘you dirty rats’.

Make an offer is a joke, they dropped the price a whopping 5.00, why bother? Pays the stupid illegal tax that on line sales add now.

Should be here Saturday. I also found another 1928 slide as my NL slide has not arrived [4 days shy of a month since supposedly shipped?] and I can’t even contact the seller as he’s gone off the grid.
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