Tommy Gun

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Project by RallyRick posted 01-11-2016 04:58 AM 822 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I must first say that I am not a big fan of guns, but I have always wanted to make a Thompson. A neighbor kid (I’m actually friends with his dad) had a birthday and I felt this would be fun for him since he’s always running around the neighborhood playing cops and robbers with the other kids. I did ask his dad if it was okay. He said “Hell Yeah!”

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#1 posted 01-11-2016 12:18 PM

I love guns and your project.. Don’t let a kid take that to school….

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#2 posted 01-11-2016 01:23 PM

Big Thompson fan, very nice work.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 01-11-2016 04:05 PM

Guns are great and love this project. Well done. You really did a nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 01-11-2016 06:08 PM

Nice replica. Some paint would make it more realistic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 01-11-2016 06:13 PM

That is cute. Nice job. Paint the end of the barrel a bright orange to distinguish it from the real thing if it is painted and/or stained. Actually, at one time, that was called a Chicago typewriter.

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#6 posted 01-11-2016 07:08 PM

A very nice rendition! The Thompson is a classic weapon!

As a toy maker the one thing I have never made is toy GUNS!

NOW Before the nuts JUMP ME—

I believe in REAL GUNS! I think that toy guns and our shoot=-em video games TEACH HORRIBLE and DANGEROUS gun habits!

-- just rjR

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#7 posted 01-11-2016 08:33 PM

Brings back memories from when my grandson was small I made him a Tommy gun much like yours. Didn’t last much more than a week. Boys will be boys. Good looking Tommy gun. Thanks for sharing..

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#8 posted 01-13-2016 12:06 AM

Guns are inanimate objects, like cars. The problem is people. Remember, Cain murdered Abel before guns were around. I have had toy guns and real guns as far back as I remember. I have taught Hunter Education classes for 15 years- my key words for the class are safety and responsibility. One chapter of the student book is entirely on safety. I have taught my kids, and now my grandkids that are old enough, to respect guns and pound the safety concept into their little heads. One program that is lauded by law enforcement is the Eddie Eagle program by, none other, than the National Rifle Association. I challenge you to take a few minutes, look it up and see what it’s all about.
No, I’m not a nut. Probably not as much of one as other people I have seen in my 68 years.

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#9 posted 01-13-2016 02:10 PM

ralbuck, after re-reading your post, I do resent being called a nut because I disagree with you on the issue of guns.

Admins, is this in line with forum guidelines?

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#10 posted 01-14-2016 03:44 PM

Good bye to all. Evidently admins don’t care about how people are addressed.

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