Thompson Submachine Gun

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Project by Raymond posted 05-21-2012 01:38 AM 8693 views 7 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished my latest progect, a Thompson SMG, plans were from Grizzly Tools with a couple of modifications. I added the front grip and the flash supressor. I also created the look of screws using wooden plugs and cut a slot in the plug. The Drum magazine i hold in place with magnets. The bolt I used a piece of oak and knurled it with my metal lathe.
Thanks for looking.

-- Ray

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 02:06 AM

Wonderful project, love the knurling of the bolt pull

-- Norman

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#2 posted 05-21-2012 02:09 AM

Can’t help it, but I love it! Looks like a fun project. You did a very nice job.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 05-21-2012 04:06 AM

Looks like something my son would be into making. I will have to make sure he sees it. Great job!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#4 posted 05-21-2012 06:02 AM

Looks like the real deal! Nice job on it.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 05-21-2012 07:55 AM

awesome work! i like how you got so many details in it :)

-- Spofeo/Kristian

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#6 posted 05-21-2012 08:09 AM

great rifle raymond i could use that when i play call of duty

-- robert dignam

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#7 posted 05-21-2012 01:29 PM

Very cool! Good Work!

Very Respectfully,


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#8 posted 05-21-2012 03:37 PM

Amazing. Good paint job, too. That helps sell it!

-- Carvin' Tom, Pittsburgh, PA, No, I'm *not* retired. I am a "recycled teenager!"

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#9 posted 05-21-2012 04:06 PM

Be careful where you appear with it. Replica firearms have to have a red tip at the muzzle so they won’t be mistaken by a cop for a real firearm. I’d hate to hear you got shot by the law. Great job BTW.

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#10 posted 05-21-2012 04:12 PM

Very nice Ray.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#11 posted 05-21-2012 05:45 PM

One of the best and coolest projects here on LJ’s

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 05-21-2012 08:21 PM

Very cool Ray and very nicely done too. I still remember the one I used during WWII. Here is a pic of me and my Tommy gun with my first grownup girl friend in 1943/44. Quite a dish huh? I think it was the gun that impressed her.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 05-21-2012 10:58 PM

Very nice, love the detail. Does it shoot dowel pins? :)

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#14 posted 05-22-2012 01:44 AM

Thank you everyone for the kind words. This is a great community of individuals. I am honored to be in the daily top 3. It is indiiduals like all of you that make Lumberjocks a fun and informative place to hang out.

Thanks again.

-- Ray

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#15 posted 05-22-2012 01:46 AM

Hi JamWhi, nope no shooting dowel pins, however I am thinking of restocking my Traditions inline muzzle loader with a similuar stock and using the drum as a speed loader.

-- Ray

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