More Thompson SMG's

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Project by Raymond posted 683 days ago 2823 views 8 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished 6 more Thompson SMG’s. They are made from Pine, Oak and Maple. I added a tag with a serial number they are numbered 1 of 6 to 6 of 6 The bolt is oak, and slids on a track milled into the reciever. The Screw heads are button plugs with a slot cut into them to replicate a screw head. I went with a black gloss paint for the finish on the reciever and barrel. The stoct was stained with walnut. I used a rotisery motor and made a plug for the barrel with a square end that fit into the rotisery motor and a block with a nail to act as a tail stock, I then spun each reciever and barrel assembly using the rotisery motor and sprayed the finish, by keeping the reciever/barrel assembly rotating there were no paint runs. I will use that technique again on future projects.
Thanks for looking. Now I am trying to price them, anyone have any ideas what I could sell them for.

-- Ray

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#1 posted 683 days ago

Nice work. I’m impressed by the attention to detail.

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#2 posted 683 days ago

They look great!

Just point one at any potential customer, they’ll fork over whatever amount you want!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 683 days ago

They look really great, my boy was after me to build one but I had no idea where to begin. Can you point me in the direction of a plan?

Anyway, they look great, well done.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#4 posted 683 days ago

Very COOL!

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#5 posted 682 days ago

I’ve got an 11 year old boy that would probably give his left arm for one of those. Nice work.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#6 posted 682 days ago

In the interest of safety, you may consider putting a RED plug on the end of the barrel, so the Police know that they are toys. Would hate to see something tragic happen.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#7 posted 682 days ago

Awesome. I second the suggestion of a bright red or orange barrel cap. I’ve been thinking about making a few dummy handguns to practice some tactical moves, but I never thought about making them look so real.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#8 posted 682 days ago

at first i had thought you had just made the stocks, but then i read the description and realized that you made the whole thing very cool

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#9 posted 682 days ago

I have a plug for each barrel painted Blaze Orange. I don’t want anyone getting hurt.

-- Ray

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#10 posted 682 days ago

Thanks everyone for the kind words. I made templates for all the pieces so reproducing them now is a lot easier.

-- Ray

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#11 posted 682 days ago

Very nice, Ray! My 12 yr old would die for one…but yeah, definitely put on the orange tip. It’s sad we have to concern ourselves with it, but that’s what you get for making things so skillfully realistic.

-- jay,

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#12 posted 682 days ago

nice !!Im currently working on gun #2…made from a pattern I got from a mail order scroll company…6’-8” long double barrel shotgun….added dual triggers ,deleted the sights (no sights needed for a shotgun) in walnut…steel 1-1/4 ” barrels,will finish in poly satin clear when finished…I messed up gun #1 ,just before I was going to apply the finish,I bumped it against the compound table saw bench & broke the trigger guard…SIGH !!.This family of gun lovers like your guns…...I suggest you start with adding perhaps 50% to the cost of your materials and adjust accordingly …???

-- the dumbest question is the one you dont ask !!

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#13 posted 682 days ago

Great looking project. Thanks for sharing the construction details. At least you won’t have to add the $200 transfer tax the original Thompson SMG’s buyers have to pay each and every time one is sold.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#14 posted 682 days ago

They all look great!

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#15 posted 682 days ago

soo cool

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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