Need PR help, real or TM M1A1

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by OdiWan72, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Happy new year to you all :cheers

    Since I´m planning to upgrade my current PR setup with a set of Matt´s resin shrouds, I´m also thinking about whether to keep the TM Thompson it´s built on OR putting a real deactivated M1A1 on it!? :wacko

    My setup consists of:
    - TM Thompson
    - Hyperdyne counter setup (attached to the TM gearbox)
    - Real SPAS cage and pump
    - Real deac. 870
    - Matt´s vents and shoulder stock
    - SDS conversion parts
    - vacformed, soon resin shroud

    So, what would you guys do?
    Should I add the real M1A1 or keep it a shooter by leaving the TM in it (which is quite cool IMHO)?!

    Can the HD counter be attached to a real M1A1 somehow?
    Right now it counts down, when the trigger is pulled/ a BB is launched and I really want to keep this feature on the new, improved PR setup :unsure

    Thanks in advance for your input!

    Markus :)
     
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  2. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    anyone?

    Markus
     
  3. Matsuo

    Matsuo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It's up to you really, I dont know what deact thompsons go for in Germany, but around here you're looking at about $1000 worth of upgrades.
     
  4. gyoung2993

    gyoung2993 Sr Member

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    I totally agree with Matt,there is alot of money invested to upgrade,by the time it is said and done ,the parts are only going up in price ,piece by piece....
     
  5. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well...

    I can get a FULL deactivated Thompson for about 400 Euro (somewhat close to $530).
    Plus I already have the M1A1 to upgrade and I´m on a new shroud already.
    My thread has two purposes:

    - Being a "poll" about WHETHER to a) keep it a shooter by leaving the TM OR b) making it a display item only?!
    - Asking for help regarding the HD counter.
    I have detailed instructions how to add the counter/ board to the gearbox to make it actually work, but I don´t have the slightest idea if I can make it work with a deac. M1A1 as well. Anyone with experiences?

    Thanks, Markus
     
  6. gyoung2993

    gyoung2993 Sr Member

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    The counter will work with a deactivated thompson ,and heres a website to walk you thru the process ,very helpful site, Aliens Pulse Rifle
     
  7. gyoung2993

    gyoung2993 Sr Member

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    CLick on the Construction section of the site.......
     
  8. Matsuo

    Matsuo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You want my honest opinion... keep the airsoft....

    Build another on the deact...:D

    I stick a very small momentary switch inside the deact under the trigger, I have to use a smaller diameter spring in order to accomodate the space the switch takes up but still keep the trigger movable.

    M
     
  9. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks so far...

    Keep the suggestions coming ;)

    Markus
     

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