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Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by 45Smashemflat, May 3, 2004.

  1. 45Smashemflat

    45Smashemflat Active Member

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    OK, so now I've got a Thompson, now I want a drum. Any ideas? I'm not interested in the 10 rounder - a bit of a waste in my opinion.

    Where might I find a 50 or 100 round drum? What can I expect to pay? (I've checked EBay and Gunsamaerica, no joy on either.)

    Any insight would be appreciated....
  2. CountryGunsmith

    CountryGunsmith New Member

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    eBAy will not allow magazines of greater than 10 rounds.

    Original L or C drums will set you back several hundred dollars. Best bet is GunList or Shotgun News.
  3. 45Smashemflat

    45Smashemflat Active Member

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    Well, that explains that!!

    I'll check out the other tips - thx!
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    Smashem...I sold my Thompson, but when I had it, I was watching the auctions at Gunbroker...at the time 50's were going for $500.00 +, and 100's were going for more than $1000 +..., they would a been fun (never got one )! That is one heavy fella when ya want to shoulder it...Definitely a hip gun that needs a drum...full auto a'course!...;)

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  5. 45Smashemflat

    45Smashemflat Active Member

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    That looks a lot like mine - they have changed the from grip to look more original now - its "rounder." Here is a pic of mine for comparison. Not ready to make the big leap to a drum, but I know I will at some point. Got a line on a guy who has a collection of thompsons and gear, gonna see what he might be willing to do.

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  6. JohnK3

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    Y'all are making me drool!

    I got to fire a Thompson (full-auto, no less!) at an indoor range in downtown Lawrenceville, GA a month or so ago. Talk about a FUN time! I didn't find them too heavy with the stick mag, but I can imagine they'd be a bear with the drum!
  7. 45Smashemflat

    45Smashemflat Active Member

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    It definitely falls into the "fun gun" category for me. Hip shots on pepper poppers are too cool. Not a real "carry around" gun, as its a bit hefty - weighers as much as my Blaser sniper rifle. But that really dampens the recoil of the blow-back 45ACP action. Its easy to shoot fast.
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