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Technically it's a pistol...so I'm hoping someone has messed with one...I've got a 1927 A1 Thompson pistol....



Now I want to install a Cutts Compensator on it...OK, it looks good with one...so kill me!GI2

Does anyone know if:
1) the front sight/band screws off once you knock the pin out?
2) will a genuine Cutts Compensator for a Thompson screw right on?
If anyone knows..help me out....before I go messing with the thing!
Thanks!
 

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SA Thompson

Most new (full sized) ones have the cutts pressed on. Mine does. The ones without do too. The pin is there to hold on the FS.

I belive that I read that there isn't enought metal to thread on a "real" cutts, so you may have to press on a Kahr one, or get a new M1928 barrel. Thompson barrrels are not timed so a threaded one will have to be re-drilled for the compensator pin and the FS because the FS might end up upside down when tight the barrel/compensator is tight

Of course you could get a new GI barrel.

Do not change the front handgrip to a vertical one - that makes the gun an AOW.

See: http://www.machinegunboards.com/forums/index.php?http://www.machinegunboards.com/forums/ for better info

Or PM me for Thompson gunsmiths. There will be a wait, but they can turn a Kahr gun into a near-real one.
 

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GI3 Thanks..I kinda figured it was pressed on, I was hoping someone would tell me different!....I have a genuine Tommy gun...I just figured this one would be fun, especially since there are no special papers involved...

So , I'll probably leave it as it came.dance2
 

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Greetings,

I have a pre-Kahr Auto-Ord Thompson M1 type. It looks like the end of the barrel and site are the same as your pistol. I purchased an old, original Cutts comp for it. The comp is threaded and also has a hole for a roll pin. Looks to me like it will NOT work on my barrel for all the reasons mentioned previously. I'm searching for a mil barrel now (and will SBR it), but they seem hard to find.

Regards, Jim
 
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