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    Default New Idea on an old wwll favortire

    Has anyone looked at a Thompson kit lately it discusting, well Id like some input I think I have come up with a way that is afforadable,

    1, why couldnt the upper and lower receivers be stamped, just thicker, could
    maybe made out out steel that is thicker and could be stamped with a shop press and once its hardened its a done deal. mabe a template could be foiund or some could dontae one for all the measurements and cut outs , but keep in mind the home hobbiest gunshith dont have a cnc machine, so it would have to be made so ordnary tools could be used by the home builder

    2. all us parts would be used so there would be no 922r issues, it would just have to be semi auto .I hade seen a tube gun plane that used washers as the bolt the only flaw I felt was that they are too loose. im sure something gound be done diffrently

    3. it would the same standard M1A1 funnature

    4, a template of a lower and the sides would be great for the lower grip receiver as well as the top, and when it comes to the FCG make te holes so its a semi auto only

    5. use all us parts eathier from existting guns or make your own but when I make my own I place the time anad date the part was done but that is just me and I keep my invioces at the bottom of the case Im taking out jusy in case,!

    6 parts are available th eonly part that may be a bitch it the mag well were it connects to the receive, but last i kNew BPR GUNS had some but its for another gun its bassically the same as an mp40 , but I have found these on Sleezebay

    so what do you think Im sure a replica can be built to look as good as an
    orgional just changing the parts and design.....Doc

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    That was already done:

    Volunteer Arms Commando .45. IIRC the lower was plastic.
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    Nice looking gun , but i was looking at ways to build the frame diffrently, and use orgional semi auto parts, was looking around to see if any plans existed to do this, or any ideasa what could be used and what items,,,Rob

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    Check out this thread, it might give you some ideas
    http://www.gunco.net/forums/f245/9mm...n-clone-38091/
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    Quote Originally Posted by kernelkrink View Post
    That was already done:

    Volunteer Arms Commando .45. IIRC the lower was plastic.
    Kernel, I had one of those a few years back. Traded it even for a numbers matching, unissued Polish underfolder AK kit. Thought it was a deal at the time, but now I really miss that gun. Fun shooter. Ate everything I threw at it. The lower was some kind of cast aluminum, not plastic though. Extremely simple blowback gun, that used M3 grease gun mags.
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    They must have went to plastic in the later years, I recall a review where the guy was complaining about the rough plastic casting flash in the trigger opening and filed it smoother. There were actually several makers of simple tube guns gussied up to look like a Tommy. A buddy had one, he called her "Bertha"! Pretty simple, just a round tube with endcaps held in place by bolts. The bolts also held on the lower trigger housing. The bolt was just a stepped piece of steel, rear was full size round that fit the tube and the front end was like 3/4" diameter to fit through the feed lips. The cocking handle was just reach in the ejection port and pull back against the rear section. Looked a lot like this except the muzzle had a weird cone flash suppressor on it. Open bolt, but grandfathered in as a regular rifle. He got nowhere near what these guys are asking when he sold it back in the day!

    Eagle Open bolt .45 Carbine (built like a grease gun, looks like a thompson) $1800 - Calguns.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by kernelkrink View Post
    They must have went to plastic in the later years, I recall a review where the guy was complaining about the rough plastic casting flash in the trigger opening and filed it smoother. There were actually several makers of simple tube guns gussied up to look like a Tommy. A buddy had one, he called her "Bertha"! Pretty simple, just a round tube with endcaps held in place by bolts. The bolts also held on the lower trigger housing. The bolt was just a stepped piece of steel, rear was full size round that fit the tube and the front end was like 3/4" diameter to fit through the feed lips. The cocking handle was just reach in the ejection port and pull back against the rear section. Looked a lot like this except the muzzle had a weird cone flash suppressor on it. Open bolt, but grandfathered in as a regular rifle. He got nowhere near what these guys are asking when he sold it back in the day!

    Eagle Open bolt .45 Carbine (built like a grease gun, looks like a thompson) $1800 - Calguns.net

    Wow, $1800.00?!?!?! Man I paid $450.00 for my Volunteer, and thought that was a lot, and this was back in 2007!! LoL. Of course it wasn't an open bolt. I had heard that folks did something to modify the Volunteer into a full auto only, and the guy I traded with inspected the crap out of it to make sure it showed no evidence of having been modified at any time. I really do miss that gun though. Not one of my smarter trades.
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    MOST open bolts were easy to make full auto, you just disabled the disconnect function and fun ensued. IIRC, the Spitfire was the only one declared an MG because you could move/hold the safety a weird way and it would disable the disconnect all by itself! Grandfathered OB guns command a premium. I dunno if it is a rarity thing for collectors, or if some owners like the idea that it is only a few minutes work with a Dremel to go FA in a SHTF sitch.

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    Some early Volunteer Commandos have a cast metal lower.

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    I had 1 of these once uppon atime wish i had it back.i put many many rounds threw it no jams when 45 was surplus and cheap.

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