ThompsonFTW's Murder

Discussion in 'Airsoft Images & Video' started by ThompsonFTW, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. ThompsonFTW

    ThompsonFTW New Member

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    I have been meaning to type up a thread/monument to my Thompson and seeing as how it’s raining and I don’t have to work for another couple hours I decided to go ahead and do it.
    Its life started out as a used CYMA Thompson that I scored for $100. Not bad for a first gun.
    However, as my airsofting career progressed so did my need for sights. Seeing as how the Thompson is incapable of accepting your traditional sight I saw it as a chance to broaden my horizons… AKA I got to play with some power tools. :D What I came up with was cheap and effective. In fact I got the rail for free from a buddy of mine. (Thanks Griffin) After that it was just matter of taking a few bolts to it. And I ended up with this:
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    Which progressed to this:
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    I wanted to be a hipster for a while and tore up a M4 grip:
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    I couldn’t have been happier! It worked and looked great. Better yet it was totally removable except for a few holes here and there.
     
  2. ThompsonFTW

    ThompsonFTW New Member

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    Pic Limit....

    Next I started to look at the stock. For those of you who have not shouldered a Thompson let me explain to you what it’s like. Take a stubby M4 and then stick a UBR stock on it and have the puppy locked in the furthest position. Basically, the stock is really long. This is nice because I can fit any battery I want in it… However, it makes me want to punch babies after a day of playing. I chose to deal with it the way any normal person would. A drill and a drill bit. What I came up with was a little crude but it works. I don’t have a lot of pictures of the exact process because I made it up as I went, but here is the jest of it. I headed out to one of my many barns looking for scrap piping. Luckily I found some with the perfect diameter for a deans connector to fit down. I drilled the hole to the size of this pipe and stuck it through. JB welded it in. Then I took a M4 buffer tube and mounted that around the original tube. The original tube is to give the buffer tube some three dimensional support. It ended up looking great. Except for the JB weld mess… That shall be cleaned up shortly. Anyways, here is the finished project for now. As you can see it’s still a little rough, but coming together nicely.
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    I am also working on some internal work on it. If you are interested I could go into details about that as well. Thanks for looking I hope you enjoyed the show. For those of you who say “Ewwww” I agree M4’s are “Ewwwww”.
     

  3. Knief

    Knief Moderator Moderator

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    And we all just stood by and let it happen. I feel like I could have done more...could have been there.
     
  4. ThompsonFTW

    ThompsonFTW New Member

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    I posted the same thing on MIA can't wait for their reaction.
     
  5. Whiplashairsoft1

    Whiplashairsoft1 New Member

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    I had no idea you'd put on the new stock...That's awesome.
     
  6. Grudge

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    Something inside me just died!
     
  7. Username94

    Username94 New Member

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    Why did you go back the the thompson grip instead of keeping the m4 one?
     
  8. ThompsonFTW

    ThompsonFTW New Member

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    Stop looking at M4s and that won't happen. ;)

    Whiplash thanks. The weld needs some work... I think the little details are making it look really nice.

    Fitment. Mounting. Comfort. Look. A lot of reasons. I still have it but its more for pictures then playing with. I just couldn't get it secure enough.
     
  9. Whiplashairsoft1

    Whiplashairsoft1 New Member

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    Internally what does it have? Is it stock? (Besides the deans). Because if you made it shoot like 30 – 40 rps…….That’d be a gun to hang next to Thunderbo’s Hell pistol, Uller’s G3, Alex’s P90, and Tackett’s Augs.
     
  10. GolfisGood

    GolfisGood New Member

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    Congratulations Frankenstein, you have created an abomination. Haha
     
  11. DaveRuination

    DaveRuination New Member

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    awesomest thing i've seen in a while

    (lol haters gonna hate)
     
  12. ThompsonFTW

    ThompsonFTW New Member

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    I would like to thank I created innovation.

    You know it!
     
  13. TYSONtheSNIPER

    TYSONtheSNIPER New Member

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    That looks great so far. Can't wait to see what happens next. You took something old and gave it a up to date makeover. What are you thinking about doing next?
     
  14. Thatguyoverthere1111

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    Oh god... Next we're going to start seeing M1 Garands with rail kits and retractable stocks... It has begun....
     
  15. Batman

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    too late...
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  16. Thatguyoverthere1111

    Thatguyoverthere1111 New Member

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! If that's murder than this is terrorism!
     
  17. Batman

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    You're gonna love this. M1 Garand EBR
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  18. ThompsonFTW

    ThompsonFTW New Member

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    Some one is tempting me to redo this... however I would make it much cleaner. Which I am thinking about doing... I would love to run a polar star off this. :D
     
  19. Thatguyoverthere1111

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    Now that is Osama Bin Laden's airsoft gun right there.