thanks for the compliment!
my entire goal is to make this an AFFORDABLE & DEPENDABLE version of the tommy that the regular homebuilding crowd can have/do..
that ruffles a few feathers here and there. LOL
final edit and change:
after several people advising me that it would probably not get approval as a pistol with just the lugs welded up and not removed.......
ive taken their advice and went back and removed the lugs completely & then took a spare swivel and welded it onto the lower and added in the sling.
it looks pretty cool this way and even further proves that its a "pistol only" :-*