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Posted: 9/18/2002 11:39:35 AM EDT
Could the mag well be modified, or the magazines themselves be modified, to work? I saw where Olyarms is using modified UZI .45 mags for their uppers, but it is nigh impossible to find the 16 round UZI mags anymore, and the only ones Oly has are 10 round mags at $65 a pop - ouch.
Link Posted: 9/18/2002 11:48:18 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/19/2002 7:32:30 AM EDT
Would it be more cost effective for kurt to build up a .45 conversion upper on a ar-10 or DPMS .308 lower (when they come out) vs. making his own lower? Seems like the .308 uppers open up a whole lot of options to accept larger caliber, double stack mags. Rocko
Link Posted: 9/19/2002 9:56:26 AM EDT
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I have always wondered why no manufacturer makes a modernized Thompson. Wouldn't it be cool to have a modern carbine that takes cheap, available high cap. mags? Is there some legal reason that the manufacturers don't design a new rifle around older mags, like thompson or sten mags?
Link Posted: 9/19/2002 10:22:56 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/19/2002 10:49:36 AM EDT
Yeah, it looks like there is no easy answer. I'd love a .300 Whisper upper, but too damn expensive. And the .458 SOCOM looked cool, especially since I could use unmodified AR mags, but the ammo is so damn expensive. So I thought, "Hey, a .45 upper should work!" - and now I'm finding that the damn 16 round UZI mags are nigh impossible to find. ARGH! Plus, even if I did find the UZI mags, it'll cost an additional $35 to get them modified for use in the AR. Sigh.
Link Posted: 9/19/2002 11:03:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By tattoo: there are new semi auto thompson's and stens that take the old mags.
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Yes, but the Thompson is a 75 year old design and HEAVY! And the new thompsons are expensive. And while heavy and old isnt always bad (i just bought a 1911), Id like to see something modern that uses these great mags. You know, aluminum and synthetic parts, other modern touchs, like our AR-15's.
Link Posted: 9/19/2002 2:02:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Emu: I have always wondered why no manufacturer makes a modernized Thompson. Wouldn't it be cool to have a modern carbine that takes cheap, available high cap. mags? Is there some legal reason that the manufacturers don't design a new rifle around older mags, like thompson or sten mags?
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What I've always wondered is why the M3 "greasegun" & the M50 Reising took diffent mags than the Thompson. 3 different .45acp subguns with 3 different mags. The Sten, AuSten & Lanchester (& possibly the Owen) more or less used the same mags & both were knock-offs of the German MP28 mag. The Soviet PPS43 used the same 35rnd stick mag as the PpSh41 even if the 71rnd drum wouldn't fit.
Link Posted: 9/19/2002 2:22:07 PM EDT
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I think this guy has to many mags,maybe he'll part with some [:D] [url]http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976266351.htm[/url] [img]http://www.gunsamerica.com/upload/976266351-1.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 9/19/2002 4:08:04 PM EDT
wouldnt a Grease gun magazines be cheaper?
Link Posted: 9/19/2002 4:19:57 PM EDT
I got some of these huge 1911 mags (30 rounds? never fully loaded them) should I make an upper to use them? (no I do not have anything of value to add, I am just a post whore I guess [:D])
Link Posted: 9/19/2002 4:33:58 PM EDT
It might be an expensive thing to build complete lowers but I personally wouldnt mind sacrificing a $100 stripped lower to have it permanently milled out to accept a thompson or grease gun mag. Heck, if I could buy a regular priced .45 upper and spend a $100 or so in milling work to get cheap readily available mags I'd have one right now. I'd also be happy with a conversion allowing standard capacity M1911 mags, got lotsa them :)
Link Posted: 9/19/2002 5:09:29 PM EDT
I started I thread asking Calvary Arms to think about making a daul 5.56 mm and 45 cal lower. I got a lot of response but it appears that it has taken the backburner to the HK USC project.
Link Posted: 9/19/2002 5:42:10 PM EDT
Yeah, I'd just like a way to use inexpensive mags for the .45 upper. It appears that the going price for 16 round .45 mags is $50-$60, and then you have to pay $35 per mag to Oly to have them make the mods for you so it will fit the mag well. Personally, I'd rather get someone to take a .45 upper, then get a lower done up so it could accept Grease gun or Thompson mags (very cheap, and 30 rounds!), and go from there. BTW - what is this "USC Project"?
Link Posted: 9/21/2002 9:08:43 AM EDT
Just curious, has anyone here who has a grease gun or thompson mag checked to see how much material would have to be removed from the lower to make it fit? hopefully it's not excessive. If it could still use .223 mags then all the better but I'd dedicate it to .45 if I have to.
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