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    Thompson TM1

    All of my World War II tours over the past week have increased my love of historical military weapons beyond the usual level, and as such, I'm eyeing up the Auto Ordnance Thompson reproductions.

    I understand there was a QC issue a few years ago, but can anyone comment on the current products?

    My plan is to get the TM1 version and hopefully SBR it within the year...assuming they're good to go.


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    Just curious - why would you SBR an expensive replica weapon? The Thompson is many things, but "light" isn't one of 'em, at 13 pounds. Putting a short barrel on a heavy gun isn't going to make it any handier. Unless your goal is to create a nearly-unique Thompson, I'd just go with the short-barreled, aluminum-frame models at less than half the weight.
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    Would love to have an original. The military version is pretty awesome. Cant comment on current production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Just curious - why would you SBR an expensive replica weapon? The Thompson is many things, but "light" isn't one of 'em, at 13 pounds. Putting a short barrel on a heavy gun isn't going to make it any handier. Unless your goal is to create a nearly-unique Thompson, I'd just go with the short-barreled, aluminum-frame models at less than half the weight.
    I'm not buying the SBR outright because it is apparently cheaper in the long run, my LGS can get a regular one in no problem, and I can also have and enjoy the gun while the paperwork is being processed. I'm also not buying the aluminum one because...well, I just don't want it. I like the heft of the real ones I've gotten to experience.
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