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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-29-2008, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Damn it, I want one of these!

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=119187915


Well, actually I want an original, full auto one, but I can't afford it
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-29-2008, 03:46 PM
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Well, actually I want an original, full auto one, but I can't afford it
I had a semi thompson. Would never own one again.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-29-2008, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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I had a semi thompson. Would never own one again.
I know someone who comes down to the river with an original full auto Thompson, although it's made by GE or someone, I can't remember. All I recall is that it's a name you don't associate with guns.

That MF'er would spit out rounds like nobody's business.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-29-2008, 04:23 PM
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Yeah, FA thompsons are definately fun.

These semi guns are fucking heavy and kind of a cumbersome firing reliability that Ive always experienced.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-29-2008, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, FA thompsons are definately fun.

These semi guns are fucking heavy and kind of a cumbersome firing reliability that Ive always experienced.

I was amazed at how light I thought the original Thompson was, and it was a hoot with the drum magazine.

The bad thing with those, as well with any full auto, is that if you run a full drum through it, you're looking at about $50 per trigger squeeze...
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Don't forget the violin case.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Another gun from that era that I would love to own is a Browning BAR.
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Another gun from that era that I would love to own is a Browning BAR.
You can buy a semi auto from Ohio Ordnance.

Now that's a nice rifle to buy. Very well built and accurate. I had one also but never shot it enough.
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You can buy a semi auto from Ohio Ordnance.

Now that's a nice rifle to buy. Very well built and accurate. I had one also but never shot it enough.
Did the original BARs fire from an open bolt?
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Did the original BARs fire from an open bolt?
Yes
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-05-2009, 01:04 PM
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I had a 1927A1 model for a while there, and you want to talk about fuckin' heavy!
Don't get me wrong the gun was a lot of fun and it always drew attention but it just wasn't that great. It seemed to be pretty picky about what you put through it and the sights were never user friendly. Then again I wasn't rocking it on full auto, at FA on the hip I couldn't think of a more mobster ass gun.

They're fun but if you do get one and plan on shooting it often you'll probably end up selling it the same way I sold mine. The actual mags are pretty high for them but when you think about it, even though there no .22lr there not to costly to shoot I'd say the price is comparable to an AK; not cheap but not a bank breaker.

If you really want a carbine that fires .45acp look into the Beretta's or you can go the insane route like I just did and look into the H&K's but be prepared for the sticker shock.

If what your looking for is something that has that old school feel, is relativley user friendly, and that your not going to put thousands of rounds through a year, I say go for it!

edit - Sorry if some of that was incoherent, I guess I was just in the mood for a little rambling.


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If we're talking pistol-caliber carbines, I like the Ruger Deerfield.

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