View Full Version : Legal SA Thompson?

02-11-2012, 11:41 PM
Is it possible to make a semi-auto (Auto-Ordnance) Thompson SMG legal in our rational gun laws-challenged state? If the mag were plugged at ten rounds, does anyone make a BB type device for this weapon? What else would be necessary?

02-11-2012, 11:44 PM
Yes it's been done. Turners used to stock and sell them. The bb/Ca. complience work was done by Lan World prior to the gun comeing into Ca.

02-12-2012, 6:21 AM
I have seen one or two at a local shop so it can be made Ca legal.

02-12-2012, 7:48 AM
I just saw one at Turners yesterday.

02-12-2012, 8:24 AM
Saw one at the Vallejo gum show yesterday. 1400$

02-12-2012, 12:12 PM
Saw one in my safe the other day.

02-12-2012, 1:56 PM
Nice Sicarius

02-13-2012, 10:25 AM
Thank you elmotemike. 13 years ago I payed 1000 for it out the door. You don't "have" to have a BB device. I simply bought a new foregrip and a used, beat up pistol grip off gunbroker. I put it in a mill and made a straight 1/4inch cut and glued and screwed the plywood in. I then contoured the plywood pretty much by hand to get it to fit correctly. I honestly haven't shot it with the grip. It was just one of those, I am tired of looking at the naked rifle without any grips though it did fit better in the safe... This gun is very heavy so a pistol grip would be very nice but I have a stack of prebans from when I bought the thing 13 years ago so I didn't want to hack and plug them up. Everything is easily reversable which is another consideration for me.

02-13-2012, 11:39 AM
I did one of these, but used kydex for the wedge. It turned out well- from a distance it looks like an unmodified grip- and you can't break the kydex- unintentionally or not :D


02-13-2012, 11:47 AM
Here's a thought... could you get a thompson without the stock, install the gangster-style foregrip and a bullet-button, and DROS it as a pistol, a la Franklin Armory's XO-26?