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Posted: 8/25/2005 7:45:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 7:49:54 PM EDT by _DR]
No stock, short barrel. Haven't seen one, but don't see why this would not be legal as long as it could not accept a shoulder stock.

Like the original designer, John Thompson is holding here, except without the VFG and in semi-auto:


John Thompson, 1921. (George Goll)



Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:04:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 9:06:15 PM EDT by racecar]
the 1927a5 was made with no provision for a stock and a 13" barrel .

www.securityarms.com/20010315/galleryfiles/2500/2523.htm

Auto Ord West Hurley production of the 1927a5 was crushed by the 1994 ban. Khar nown owns A.O. and could theoreticly produce another one.

They look cool but thats it. Aluminum grip frame and legendary ( sarcasm) A.O thompson reliabilty.
Try not to pay more than a $1000.00

JR
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 7:35:32 AM EDT
It would still need to be nfa registered because of the front grip. It would be an AOW. Change the front grip to a handguard and your ok.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 11:17:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sachse:
It would still need to be nfa registered because of the front grip. It would be an AOW. Change the front grip to a handguard and your ok.



I dont know the exact specifics, but those Thompsons are excempt from AOW status..
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 11:35:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2005 11:36:51 AM EDT by _DR]
Well I meant to say without the VFG, with the horizontal handguard. I didn't make myself clear.
I think a thompson pistol would be interesting, but it looks like it's not an option since a long arm can never legally become a pistol and no one sells stripped thompson receivers to make a legal pistol out of.

Just thought I would check.

thanks for the input.


Link Posted: 8/26/2005 2:14:21 PM EDT
There was one for sale in the EE a little while back...... I think it was an A5?
try a search
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 11:36:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By _DR:
Well I meant to say without the VFG, with the horizontal handguard. I didn't make myself clear.
I think a thompson pistol would be interesting, but it looks like it's not an option since a long arm can never legally become a pistol and no one sells stripped thompson receivers to make a legal pistol out of.

Just thought I would check.

thanks for the input.





The ones with the vertical grips as still exempt. Not sure how, but they are. Doesnt make any sense to me either.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 8:45:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 8:48:04 AM EDT by Villafuego]

Originally Posted By Stottman:

Originally Posted By _DR:
Well I meant to say without the VFG, with the horizontal handguard. I didn't make myself clear.
I think a thompson pistol would be interesting, but it looks like it's not an option since a long arm can never legally become a pistol and no one sells stripped thompson receivers to make a legal pistol out of.

Just thought I would check.

thanks for the input.






The ones with the vertical grips as still exempt. Not sure how, but they are. Doesnt make any sense to me either.



The AO 27A5's are exempt from AOW status because the OAL is longer than 26".........dont ask me the particulars of how that determination was made.....but it was. That is one of the reasons the Bbl. on the 27A5 pistol was 13" rather than the original SMG length of 10.5"......to just (barely) make the OAL exceed the 26".

I think if you made a "new" pistol, with vertical front grip, and 10.5 SMG bbl, you may be looking at an AOW.
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