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Old 01-18-2017, 09:59 AM
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1927 a-1 Thompson machine gun

Am looking to buy a Kahr Arms 1927 A1 Tommy Gun, Not sure if I want the pistol grip forend configuration or the M1 style block forend one. I know the M1 style will not take drum mags. Anyone own one of these and what is your experience and opinions other than its a Boat Anchor Heavy!
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Yes the guns are heavy. I think the gun looks out of sorts due to the NFA required 16-inch barrel where the original barrel was shorter. The guns shoot ok, but remember the .45 ACP round has a "RAINBOW TRAJECTORY", so shoot close.

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Old 01-19-2017, 01:58 PM
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HI Adam how are you?
Been looking at these Chicago Typewriters for some time now and decided to order one with a 50 round barrel mag and a 30 round stick mag! Going to have some fun since I reload lots of 45's for my 1911's It will be an Ammo eater I am sure!
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Tommy Gun with drum

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I have the Model 1927-A1 and the World War II Model M1 Thompson semi-auto rifles. They shoot well with 230 grain lead RN bullets propelled with a moderate charge of Unique. My local gunsmith had to do a bit of tuning to get my Thompsons to shoot well. I would suggest keeping them clean and well lubed. I use the 30-round magazines. The drums are interesting, but they tend to be expensive and make a heavy gun very heavy. Have fun. Take care.
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Thanks Joe! Was out shooting this Thompson last weekend and loaded up the 50 round drum for the first time! Yes it was heavy to hold and think I will shoot this from the bench and use my stick mags for offhand LOL. It shoots quite accurate though really surprised me how tight of a group I got!
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