1928 Thompson cocking bolt

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Lord Elpus
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1928 Thompson cocking bolt

Postby Lord Elpus » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:29 pm

Having not touched this Thompson cosmetically, I thought I would put the bolt in the correct place, so first step done, marked out and cut slot, now to look for suitable piece to make a slotted bolt handle/head as per original. I will probably make it from aluminium bar, I did have some knocking around, the hardest job is finding it!
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Re: 1928 Thompson cocking bolt

Postby Lord Elpus » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:38 am

Have got around to doing a bit more to this conversion, was going to make it eventually an “ebb” conversion, but at first wanted to just do a swop over from side to top fake bolt runnning action.
Now I knew there wasn’t going to be a lot of room along the top........but there is in fact none at all! So I’m hoping when the “ crimp strip” is removed from the top of the gearbox there might be enough room to put in the original slide plate, I may have to take some material out from the inside top of the receiver, but if I’m going down that road I’m going straight in for the ebb conversion, this means machining down the top section of the gearbox.......so it might end in disaster, but I do have a couple of gearbox cases sets spare, they happen to be the same as the P90 (if you didn’t know).
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