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Posted: 12/26/2005 11:40:01 PM EDT
Was there ever any origional Thompsons that fired from a closed bolt?....

What was the difference between the 1921 Thompson, and the 1927 Thompson?....

Is Auto-Ordnance the only one makeing Sem-Auto thompsons?....

Is anyone selling just the reciever?....

What is the difference between the semi-auto reciever, and the select fire reciever?....
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 11:55:40 PM EDT
Tag for curiousity.

I've seen a Semi (closed bolt)Thompson converted to open bolt FA/Safe ( no semi) as a post dealer sample. It was amazing how simple the conversion was. If the 86 ban is ever overturned I'm definitely in for one
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 12:06:01 AM EDT
Wish I could own one, but they're banned here.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:41:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2005 3:46:12 AM EDT by hardcorps1775]
the m1927 was semiauto only.

philadelphia ordnance makes 80% receivers.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 1:08:55 PM EDT
No one else?....
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 1:12:00 PM EDT
I'd love to have a FA Thompson.... Tag for curiosity as well.
~Dg84
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 1:15:35 PM EDT
That would be sweet in 10mm!
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 1:17:33 PM EDT
The M1927 has a 16" BBL, whereas the M1921 had a 10.5"(?). I was thinking about buying one years ago, until I pick up 1927, that thing was heavy, and it had no mag. I can imagine the weight one with a 25round mag, or a 50 or 100 round drum mag. I got a Uzi Mod B instead with a 45ACP conversion kit.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 1:20:19 PM EDT
when i was a kid i always wanted a thompson with the pistol grip foreend and a c drum like you saw in the gangster movies (and the famous winston churchill picture).

however my dad knew a guy that collected weapons and he had such a weapon. I remember picking it up (i was around 12) and the sucker was heavy and i lost a bit of my lust.

they are cool, especially the older machined, not stamped ones (colts?). but dang if they aint a slug to pick up.

m16 much nicer.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 1:25:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 9245:
Was there ever any origional Thompsons that fired from a closed bolt?....

What was the difference between the 1921 Thompson, and the 1927 Thompson?....

Is Auto-Ordnance the only one makeing Sem-Auto thompsons?....

Is anyone selling just the reciever?....

What is the difference between the semi-auto reciever, and the select fire reciever?....



I beleive all original Thompsons where open bolt including the semi auto 1927 [not the Kahr or Numirch arms].

The 21 was made by Colt and is selective fire and the 1927 was made by Auto Ord and semi auto.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 1:30:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By st0newall:
when i was a kid i always wanted a thompson with the pistol grip foreend and a c drum like you saw in the gangster movies (and the famous winston churchill picture).

however my dad knew a guy that collected weapons and he had such a weapon. I remember picking it up (i was around 12) and the sucker was heavy and i lost a bit of my lust.

they are cool, especially the older machined, not stamped ones (colts?). but dang if they aint a slug to pick up.

m16 much nicer.



All Thompson's are machined.....the Colt 21 is the prettiest SMG ever built [IMO] the blueing on a friends old prision gun is almost Python quality.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 1:42:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By warlord:
The M1927 has a 16" BBL, whereas the M1921 had a 10.5"(?). I was thinking about buying one years ago, until I pick up 1927, that thing was heavy, and it had no mag. I can imagine the weight one with a 25round mag, or a 50 or 100 round drum mag. I got a Uzi Mod B instead with a 45ACP conversion kit.



I had a semi auto 1927a3 for awhile [got laid off and had to sell it] and yep it's heavy. Had 3ea 50 rd L drums and a 100rd C drum......think its heavy? hang two boxes worth of shells under it. But I loved that gun and will be getting another and SBRing it as so as I figure out if I'm moving to Louisville KY soon.
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