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M1 Thompson kit


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screaming-eagle

NICE! what was the grand total? if you dont mind me asking. I have often wanted to start such a project.

 

Is that a dummy receiver? It looks great, nice job

 

Dave

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$600 for the kit

$200 for the dummy receiver

$20 for the Lyman rear sight

$.38 for the dummy charging handle

$20 to have the barrel removed from the receiver

$48 for the used sling

$28 for the cleaning kit

$25 for the buttstock oiler

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Looks great. You got lucky finding the guy with the barrel vise.

Here is a photo of a M1A1 to compare with.



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If you decide to refinish the metal you will need to use Du-lite. They left the factory with a black Du-Lite finish, the parkerization process was used during rebuilds.

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screaming-eagle

Thats a heavy price tag but thats expected with such a great piece of history, I love it. I just finished my Garand build and I'm already itching for another project.

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Today, I got my M1 Thompson finished. As I was bringing it home, I got the mail and the cleaning kit I bought for it arrived, what a day!

 

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One thing you may want to keep an eye out for is a earlier stock without the reinforcement. These were normally fitted to the M1s with the reinforced type being used as replacements on M1s and as standard on M1A1s. A lot of the earlier type stocks came in with the Russian parts kits.

 

Still you have some nice looking wood on your Thompson.

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I will. Is that the correct rear sight, or should I be looking for the one with the triangular side protectors?

 

 

That is the correct site for an M1. You will find some M1s with the protected sight but they are either extremely late M1s or the sight was added during a rebuild.

 

The only mechanical difference between a M1 and M1A1 is that the M1 still retains the separate firing pin and hammer like on a 1928. The M1A1 has the fixed firing pin bolt. Both bolts are interchangable between M1s and M1A1s. The 1928 bolt uses a Blish lock and cannot be used in the M1 series upper receiver.

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