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3 years 7 weeks ago, 10:57 PM

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Trader Jerry has an Auto Ordnance? Tommy Gun M1927A1 Semi Auto. Anyways I held it,aimed it and such. My discovery suggest the stock is a bit to long for them. When I shouldered it my hand was gripping the pistol grip yet the it felt like I was reaching the gun to my friend is the best way to say it. It was akward....better yet it was very akward. Was WWII era Tommy's this akward? Or was the tommy's designed to be fired from the hip in a spray and pray fashion? Just for anyone who may want to buy it trader Jerry has it for sell a $1099.00.

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3 years 7 weeks ago, 11:10 PM

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I've shot the 1929 Thompson full auto quiet a few times. The furniture is designed for you to have the leverage needed to fire a burst and control it. You have to remember that the slow ones were spitting out anywhere between 400 - 500 rounds a minute. They did did get it up to 900 RPM but hit a point where it failed and backed it down. They show you in the movies how they would just hold the trigger in and empty the thing, not happening in any type of controlled fire unless you spent many hours and allot of ammo training yourself to handle it that way.

Climbs fast, though the muzzle brake does help not all had them.

It does feel kind of odd compaired to many weapons, but it really does make a difference when shooting the real deal full auto.

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3 years 7 weeks ago, 11:20 PM

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Leverage or not it was way akward for me. Not something I could get used to I dont think. I heard they hit 1200 RPM and backed it down to 600RPM for the M1 and The M1A1. I would like to shoot a full auto tommy. Probably not in this life though. lol

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3 years 7 weeks ago, 11:26 PM

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I don't know, but they were very popular in the war and they look awesome. The mob liked them too. That to me suggested that they worked really well. I would really like to have one but I can't justify the purchase right now. One day though I will get one.

3 years 7 weeks ago, 11:30 PM

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Trader Jerry has it for sale at $1100 if ya want to contact him I can relay the info and maybe you can Trade with him. Such as a gun and a few hundred bucks? He is easy to negotiate with. But its up to you my friend.

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3 years 7 weeks ago, 11:31 PM

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Billy's is a Military issue WWII Thompson firing 700 RPM. Police issue were the slower version and I'm thinking it was 900 rpm before they started having failures, could have been 1200. Have to look it up to see.

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3 years 7 weeks ago, 11:35 PM

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sorry, 1000 rpm was the original rate of fire before the slow down.

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3 years 7 weeks ago, 11:38 PM

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But the tommy is a true piece of american history. I would like to own the one a trader jerry's but I dont ha 110 bucks sadly. Oh well I dont think anyone will buy it anytime soon with the economy in the shape its in.

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3 years 7 weeks ago, 11:43 PM

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I mean it would be one of those neat to have and range fun kinda weapons. Though with the 1911 and that you would be in the same caliber so it isn't like you'd be into a new caliber ammo.

Yeah 1000 rpm, spitting 50 cents each bang!

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3 years 7 weeks ago, 11:54 PM

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I have a 2008 Gun Digest book and they go for $925 in that. But someone trades in something and then spends a few hundred then they would have a nice tommy.

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3 years 7 weeks ago, 10:46 PM

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Yes I wish I could buy it. But there are many others on my list. So many guns...so little money. But I do think one day I will get one because of the history of the Tommy. They are just really kool to me.

3 years 7 weeks ago, 11:00 PM

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I don't think I could wrap my head around that....

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3 years 7 weeks ago, 11:06 PM

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HEY!!!!

I LIKE my tommy!

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3 years 7 weeks ago, 11:30 PM

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I've just too many others I want before I could consider buying one. Unless I found it at an extremely good price.

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3 years 7 weeks ago, 11:34 PM

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I'll be honest...

They are very expensive.... I just like the cool factor. I have several guns that I bought out of sure "unique-ness".

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3 years 7 weeks ago, 2:41 AM

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full auto several times,for me,short 3-4 round bursts were pretty controllable but letting it rip was where its at.Glad i didn't have to pay for the ammo.I'd get one to just for the cool factor but it would be better with a happy switch,fortunately they are legal in MN to own full auto under C and R.

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3 years 7 weeks ago, 7:12 AM

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I mean he came of age in the Republic Of and has loved things that go Bang or Boom ever since. He turns over allot of firearms buying and playing then selling to buy others. But there are certain ones he will never let go of.

They had a Recoilless on a Jeep in the compound his team worked out of . When he has told me about it in the past his eyes kind of light up and he smiles allot. If he could own one now he would if he could actually have somewhere to fire it.

He has a number of the era issue weapons, CAR, MAC, BushMaster Helo Pilot 223 quazi pistol/rifle ( the one where the grip frame is hinged and you can turn the upper around 22.3 degrees off center either right or left, depending on which front seat your sitting in while in a Huey. AR 180, Stoner, M14 and some other ones best not mentioned. I think it is really sad that they could take different Generations of young men, put them into combat, give them all kinds of weapons to use in defense of the country or to full fill the orders of the President or Congress but then turn around and tell them they do not trust them to enough later on to own them?

Friend of mine name of Jerry was in the Navy brought home one of his weapons from Vietnam as a keep sake like many did. Brought it home in a Cigar box, 1911 22 and the can that was matched to it. Said he would never let anyone ever take it from him. I would love to have one similar to it. All these years later and still all you hear is the clack when you depress the trigger with a slight phitttt sound. Really cool actually.

Wish I would win the Powerball, I'd own one of each! hahahaha.... buy a huge chunk of property and throw up a fence with wire on top and open up one big range with areas for every type of shooting.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!

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