'20rnd' Thompson Lo-Cap Mags - A Conversion Guide

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Re: '20rnd' Thompson Lo-Cap Mags - A Conversion Guide

Postby shellshokt » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:51 pm

Rammix,
The pictures are of a 400 round hi cap cut down to resemble a 20 round (190 round hi cap) magazine. They now fit in the 5 cell 20 round mag pouch I have.
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Re: '20rnd' Thompson Lo-Cap Mags - A Conversion Guide

Postby rammix » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:58 pm

ah, rite, might leave the 3 I have as they are then, handy size to keep up with the spray an pray lot at our site :roll:

have 5 long lo-caps I might have a go at instead :wink:
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Re: '20rnd' Thompson Lo-Cap Mags - A Conversion Guide

Postby Waldiebeast » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:55 pm

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Re: '20rnd' Thompson Lo-Cap Mags - A Conversion Guide

Postby mr cake » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:50 am

this might be a "derp" question! but the piccies of ur fantastic assembly guide dont seem to work for me...do i need to be a member of the site u have linked them on? :whistle:

real keen to try this out especially cuz the 30 round mags are a bit too tight in me bren pouches.. thanks for posting mc vick 8)
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Re: '20rnd' Thompson Lo-Cap Mags - A Conversion Guide

Postby McVickers » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:37 pm

mr cake wrote:this might be a "derp" question! but the piccies of ur fantastic assembly guide dont seem to work for me...do i need to be a member of the site u have linked them on? :whistle:

real keen to try this out especially cuz the 30 round mags are a bit too tight in me bren pouches.. thanks for posting mc vick 8)


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Postby mr cake » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:55 am

ta vickers/chur bro
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Re: '20rnd' Thompson Lo-Cap Mags - A Conversion Guide

Postby the lone Marine » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:07 am

Just found and bought five 20rd mags from the states (evike.com). Had to pay import etc on them but they arrived yesterday and look the part and feed well especially as they were only $12. They're full metal and hold about 200rds. Do have to pay about $25ish for shipping but I think it's probably worth it. Only problem I've had is that I think my original five cell mag holder has shrunk over time as the covers don't reach all the way over the mags to clip into place
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Re: '20rnd' Thompson Lo-Cap Mags - A Conversion Guide

Postby Moss » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:33 am

Could you post a link mate?
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Re: '20rnd' Thompson Lo-Cap Mags - A Conversion Guide

Postby the lone Marine » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:50 am

Here it is, sorry about that should have posted one earlier thinking about it ahah http://www.evike.com/products/39209/
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Re: '20rnd' Thompson Lo-Cap Mags - A Conversion Guide

Postby Moss » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:28 am

Cheers. :good:
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Re: '20rnd' Thompson Lo-Cap Mags - A Conversion Guide

Postby Granger » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:31 am

They look pretty good. Does anyone know if you can convert these hi caps into mid or low cap magazines?
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Re: '20rnd' Thompson Lo-Cap Mags - A Conversion Guide

Postby McVickers » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:26 pm

Yes, you can convert hi-caps to low caps. The easy way will provide you with only about 15-20 usable rounds, but you can fit more is you do a bit more "chop-work" to the internals and replace the feed tube part with a longer full U-shaped one home-made from bent aluminium tubing (tip: cut a 'comb' of slots at 1mm spacing 50% of the way through the tube where you want it to bend to aid tighter curves.
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Re: '20rnd' Thompson Lo-Cap Mags - A Conversion Guide

Postby Granger » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:32 am

Blimey. Not sure if my technical skills and tools are good enough for that. Could give it a go though as they're pretty cheap.
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Re: '20rnd' Thompson Lo-Cap Mags - A Conversion Guide

Postby MartinR » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:55 am

I just bought the short TM ones, they hold around 110 rounds but look like 20s.

May not fit every gun of course.

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Re: '20rnd' Thompson Lo-Cap Mags - A Conversion Guide

Postby Granger » Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:39 pm

Do you have a link mate?
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