I am new to the NFA game so please excuse my ignorance.
1. What are WW2 C&R Thompson M1s currently SELLING for?
2. Is it possible to find one that is in decent condition and not beat to hell?
3. Anything to be concerned about when buying a C&R Thompson
4. Who was the main mfg. of Thompson M1s during WW2 (for example, springfield made most of the garands even though winchester and H&R made them as well)
Thanks in advance.
I'm not the leading authority on Thompsons, but I'll tell you what I know:
1. I believe Savage and Auto-Ordnance were the main supplier of WW2 Thompsons. The one I own is an AO and is the early version M-1 (floating firing pin)
2. There are plenty out there, but they are pricey. The conditions vary from mint to beat to hell! There were a ton of them made from cut recievers right before the ban went into effect and the rewelds run the gammot from "damn good job" to "what a pile of crap". A lot of the C-2's were just trying to get the guns "on paper" before the end and didn't take the time to do it right. I have personally seen at least a dozen of these "ban rush" guns and some ain't pretty. hey, but anything can be fixed!
3. If you don't want to pay $10K - $30K for a full auto then your only other option is one of the new SBR Thompson's by Kahr.
Hope this info helps!hug.gif
Actually I am looking for the M1 WW2 model with the horizontal handguard. No, I didn't win the lottery...I graduate from college in a few months (finally) and already have a nice job offer.