This is about the cheapest and easiest way to repair a broken Thompson M1a1 barrel.
You need to apply only a VERY SMALL amount of epoxy to the trunion of the receiver. I apply a thin film using a toothpick. Avoid getting any epoxy on the inside of the receiver and contact with the inner barrel. Stand the gun up to let dry overnight.
If you ever need to remove the barrel. Loosen the barrel set screw and use a hair dryer or heat gun to warm up barrel and gently twist it off. Scrape off excess epoxy residue from the trunion. Use a scotch-brite pad to remove excess epoxy residue on the inside of the barrel.
Should be pretty clear. I used flat iron bars for the project and they have held up just fine. The handguard has to be filed a bit to make the new part fit, but this is a minor job. You might want to put some locktite to the screws too. If you want absolute durability, do the epoxy mod too.
you still aren't fixing the situation that leads to these parts breaking,i.e. the fact that the barrel mounting design is very poorly set up to take the stresses ofr the weapon being used with a sling.
i have done your method,with a better set screw added, when my barrel mount first gave out and it didn't last more than 3-4 games before the thin metal of the barrel mounting section of the reciever gave way again... i found that Schmitty's method with the 1/2 inch electrical conduit works much better and sovles the load bearing problems inherent in the original design..takes less time too..
Post by phantom12321 on Apr 6, 2008 8:39:29 GMT -5
I have...reinforced with JB weld, it broke, I jammed a piece of conduit into the receiver to support the barrel and the JB welded in place, came loose. Finally that wonderful red goo called Locktite did the trick.
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I had the mounting of where the outer barrel goes to the receiver brake off. Not my doing, last time I ever lend out my AS guns. Anyway I designed a new bracket and had the shop where I work make it. It's back together and is stronger than before. I know this may not be the same problem in this thread, but it was a broken barrel. I have the drawings of the new mount and most shops will not charge much to do this. I will send out copies of the drawings to WWII AS guys free. PM me.
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
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Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
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Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
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stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
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Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
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savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
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