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

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

Postby No1_sonuk » Mon May 18, 2015 2:52 pm

Is it just me, or does this strike anyone else as a job for 3d printing or CNC routing?
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Re: '20rnd' Thompson Lo-Cap Mags - A Conversion Guide

Postby dadio » Mon May 18, 2015 7:40 pm

Sounds awfully modern for us lot ,most of us needed instructions to use lipo battery's let alone this 3d printing of witch you speak ,sounds like startrek to me .
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Re: '20rnd' Thompson Lo-Cap Mags - A Conversion Guide

Postby Granger » Mon May 18, 2015 8:11 pm

I do have some experience with Solidworks and designing components from my Software Engineer days, but I know that it would cost a fair bit of money to get just one magazine printed (at least it was a couple of years ago when I was still in the trade).

Little bit of research and it would cost about £31 per magazine to print. Main problem is the actual designing it.

Certainly doable but it's a matter of cost.
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Re: '20rnd' Thompson Lo-Cap Mags - A Conversion Guide

Postby No1_sonuk » Mon May 18, 2015 11:03 pm

I was thinking more about making replacement internal parts. to convert a hi cap to a mid.

And I'm a proponent of CNC milling/routing, rather than 3D printing.

The tracks could be CNC routed into a solid block of plastic in 2 halves. Way faster AND cheaper than 3D printing.
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Re: '20rnd' Thompson Lo-Cap Mags - A Conversion Guide

Postby Granger » Tue May 19, 2015 6:21 pm

Sounds like it holds some promise. I don't have too much practical experience with cnc machining personally but I have seen others do miracles.
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