Thursday, March 09, 2017

More Thompson

Now that it's back from the repair shop and fit for duty.

All new GI wood and a proper matte-blue finish such as was used on military 1928 guns. And a real 1928 rear sight instead of the half-assed Enfield ladder sight that AO had put on the gun with their crappy drift pin that kept coming out. Frankly, this thing was an embarrassment when I got it, but then most West Hurley AO's were. But you know that when you buy them and have to expect to fix them if not done already. John Andrewski did me right here.
Truth be told, it's a fun gun, and they were great in their day, but nowadays there's nothing it does that an AR or similar carbine won't do easier and better (and with less weight, greater range and far fewer tears if it gets damaged or lost.) Still, it's a classic and now it's at least to the point where I can shoot it without embarrassing jams and fight it if I really have to.

7 comments:

  1. Ah... The Sgt. Saunders model!

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  2. Perhaps you can carry it on patrol of Lake Pontchartrain on PT-305?

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    1. Remind me to ask. That would be cool.

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  3. Nice, very nice. I was looking to buy myself another gun as a retirement present and maybe this is it.

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