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A MOCcomparison: Thompson M1A1 RBG
My first WWII Lego Gun Replica! It shoots Rubber bands Semi-auto.
About this creation
The Real Gun | The Lego Gun:
Name: Thompson M1A1 (tommy gun) | Lego Thompson M1a1
Place of origin: United states | classified
In Service 1938 - 1971 | 2009 - ?
Designer: John T. Thompson | Milan CMadge
Number built: 1,700,000 (approx.) | 1 (definite)
Weight: 10.6 lb | 2 lb
Length: 32 inches. | 31.7 inches
Rate of fire: 600 - 1200 rpm | 40 rmp (allow time to load)
Feed system: 20 or 30 round detatchable box magazine | 6 round cog


The Ammo:


This is the ammunition - large rubber bands. I don't know how many it can hold I've put 6 thick ones on. I only have 2 thin ones but it could probably hold 7-8. It is extremely powerful and because of this extremely accurate. It is powerful because the gun is life-size and the rubber bands are attached to the front and back, it stretches them a good 29 inches (the gun is 32" long - like the real one!)


The Magazine:



These are pictures of the magazine. The magazine has a spring in it and can hold about 20-30 (not sure) of 'Thomas Coopers' bullets. It was intended to fire lego bullets, and I didn't change the magazine. On the last photo you can see the magazine release, when you push the button on the side (which is spring loaded to be pushed back out) it allows you to pull the magazine out. If you do not press this button the magazine won't drop. the rubber band to pull the trigger back is also attached to the magazine release so it doubles up to two mechanisms. The firing ones the same, it is also part of the cocking arm.


The Whole Gun | The Lego Gun:



This is the whole gun,you can here see the stock aswell. At the back you can the iron sights that are unique to the Thompson.


The Body:



Here is the main body of the gun. You can see the gun cocked, and how I've changed the side - by giving it a bevel. One picture shows the gun open, how you load it. You can see the magazine release button on the side.

Field Striped:



This is the gun field striped, I made my Thompson's stock come off, the magazine detach and the grip and barrel come off. The real ones body splits too. Whilst taking the pictures of the mechanism, i 'accidentally' pulled the top bit off, the 'L' shape in Bohdan's mechanism and trigger are in the bottom half the rest in the top! They're not attached! so I accidentally made the gun better and more like the real one!


The Sights:


Here are 2 pictures of looking down the iron sights and one of the front sight - you can see other pictures of the sights on the main gun. The sights at the front and rear line up and are accurate. where the sights are is where the elastic band will go (You can see in the videos I hit the target every time).


The Mechanism:


Here is the mechanism - its so small and compact it fits into 2 (or 4 counting the walls) there is no sign of the mechanism on the outside apart from the odd pin. The cocking arm is resting on the mechanism - as shown in the pictures, so everything is hidden by it and one wall. Its a modified version of a mechanism by Bohdan Tkachenko click here to see his version. With mine the cogs are all on the inside, it took ages and is quite complicated.


Videos:
Here is a video showing me shooting the gun at 3 minifigures (the minifigs are my WWII ones - without helmets)
Notice: No minifigures were harmed during the making of this film





Instructions:
With regards to instructions, I won't be making them at the moment. I may make some for the mechanisms (firing & magazine release) later this year but it is unlikely that instructions for the whole gun will be made... sorry.


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MOCcomparison

This creation is now a MOCcomparison, I compared it with Aaron, click here to go to his Thompson.



Comments

 I like it 
  February 8, 2014
Cool!
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  August 27, 2012
A neat gun! I'm no expert and firearms... but the mechanism sure is cool!
Milan CMadge
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Hi-Jak .
  April 10, 2012
HOT DANM!
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  November 18, 2011
If your video is private then why did you post it?
  October 27, 2011
Amazing!
  October 27, 2011
Amazing!
  October 27, 2011
Amazing!
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  July 18, 2011
I never tought that guns that shoot can be detailed! Now I know they can..! Awesome work man!
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  February 17, 2011
This is awesome, the way you built the firing mechanism is amazing, too bad the video is private (I would love to see it in action!).
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  January 2, 2011
the best tommy gun i ever seen
Milan CMadge
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Henry Byrd
  November 26, 2010
great thompson. I think your a great builder
Milan CMadge
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Bob The Jedi
  September 11, 2010
WOW!!!!!
Milan CMadge
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Private Henderson
  September 8, 2010
Cool, but I couldn't watch the video. Sorry but 4/5 because I couldn't see the video. :)
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  July 13, 2010
WHAT?! I didn't comment on this BEAUTIFUL gun?! It's a shame! I love it, and imo, this is the most REALISTIC and BEST Thompson on MOCpages! -Jan
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  July 6, 2010
when i first time i saw the main photo, i thought it was the real gun! 100000.../5!!!!!
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  July 6, 2010
when i first time i saw the main photo, i thought it was the real gun! 100000.../5!!!!!
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  July 6, 2010
when i first time i saw the main photo, i thought it was the real gun! 100000.../5!!!!!
 I like it 
  July 5, 2010
this is not just a Thompson, this is THE Thompson! There's alot of great Tommies out on MOCpages, but is one is the best I've seen so far!
Milan CMadge
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Danien Berends
  July 2, 2010
this is amazing
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  June 12, 2010
i'd never thought i'd say this,but for once in my life i think,your tommy gun is better than jack streats.Also his shoots lego bricks!!!
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  May 28, 2010
Lego guns and the Ting Tings. Of course! ;P
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  May 22, 2010
BEST TOMMY GUN EVER!!!!!
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  May 16, 2010
"Simply Amazing!"
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  March 18, 2010
You are a nomine for the 2010 WWII moc awards for Best gun.
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  March 8, 2010
That is sweet
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  March 8, 2010
That Thompson is wicked sweet.
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  February 8, 2010
The video is a private video. So I can't see it. Great gun anyways.
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  February 3, 2010
dang dude this is awesome :) although ur bros is good this pwns all other than the p90
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  January 30, 2010
(Jay is speechless)
Milan CMadge
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Marco P Replicas
  January 26, 2010
You inspired me very much to make a new thompson so i did please check it out hope you like it! Greets
Milan CMadge
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Marco P Replicas
  January 26, 2010
You inspired me very much to make a new thompson so i did please check it out hope you like it! Greets
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  January 6, 2010
Wow its so cool the best lego Thompson ive ever seen. 5/5
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  December 20, 2009
Can you pls comment on my new Thompson? thank you ( i took your advise)
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  December 5, 2009
this is amazing this is the most life like and best lego gun i have ever seen and also 100th smiley face or "i like it" thing. keep on building!
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  October 9, 2009
this is an absolutely astonishing master piece i love its amazing i thought it was real at first , the detail is incredible
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  October 8, 2009
Oh My God!!!!!
Milan CMadge
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Justin BG
  September 24, 2009
oh my gosh that is epik!!!!!
  August 17, 2009
Hey nice Thompson can i have the instructions to the thing that makes it fire plz my email is marshy.939@hotmail.com
  August 17, 2009
Hey nice Thompson can i have the instructions to the thing that makes it fire plz my email is marshy.939@hotmail.com
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  August 2, 2009
This the best Lego Thompson on MOCPages. Where did you get all the brown pieces.
Milan CMadge
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Sam Fisher
  August 1, 2009
WOW!!!! hey why is the place of origin classified? Oh and REMEMBER=INSTRUCTIONS (for the mech) oh and can you check out my (new) creations?
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  July 29, 2009
Wow this thing is extremely detailed plus the fact it can shoot 5/5
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  July 25, 2009
That is so cool! please check out my creations.
Milan CMadge
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chris legg
  July 23, 2009
great coler sceam
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  July 19, 2009
omg thats crazy good
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  July 19, 2009
I like weapons, this is very well.
Milan CMadge
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Sam Fisher
  July 18, 2009
THIS IS THE BEST thompson i've seen in mocpages!!!!
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  July 16, 2009
i love it no offense to your brother but i think that you should go to the show yours is awesome!!
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  July 15, 2009
thsis is awsome, love it, please check out my M-16, though there isnt anything fancy bout it.
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  July 15, 2009
Quoting Austen Cordero the detail is just amazing. it is so accurate and it is by far the best model of this gun on mocpages.. and it even shoots! on scale of 1-10 11
Wow Thanks! p.s you forgot to rate
  July 14, 2009
the detail is just amazing. it is so accurate and it is by far the best model of this gun on mocpages.. and it even shoots! on scale of 1-10 11
  July 14, 2009
the detail is just amazing. it is so accurate and it is by far the best model of this gun on mocpages.. and it even shoots! on scale of 1-10 11
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  July 12, 2009
10 times better than the mocamparison! you are totally now one of my favorite builders!
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  July 12, 2009
AWSOME! WONDERFUL! EXCELLENT! This is the best Thompson what I ever seen!
 I made it 
  July 5, 2009
Quoting Lieutenant Vaia OMG!!!!! Thats the best I've seen ever!
thanks, how come you didn't rate?
  July 4, 2009
OMG!!!!! Thats the best I've seen ever!
 I made it 
  July 4, 2009
Quoting J.Hank R. Wow. Most perfect thompson I have ever seen. Only thing that could use work is the clip. Maybe it's just me, but it seems to be too long even for a 30 round clip. Other than that, simply amazing.
Thanks! P.S: Its a 40 round clip, you can get them.
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  July 1, 2009
I was drooling when I saw the stock and grip, but then I saw the switches from full auto to semi auto. Marvellous!!
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  June 24, 2009
Out of five stars...I would give this 20 stars!!! This is an amazing Thompson!!!!!
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  June 17, 2009
Cool! I made a thompson rubber band gun! 5 stars.
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  June 17, 2009
i don't see how you got this many comments...YOU SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN ALOT MORE!! I LOVE YOUR WW2 STUFF!! AWESOME!!!!! 100/5
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  June 16, 2009
Nice Job. The magazine could be a little smaller, though.
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  June 16, 2009
FLIPPIN SWEET!!!!! And it shoots very nice.
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  June 12, 2009
That is the most totally flippin awesome thing I have seen this month!
 I made it 
  June 4, 2009
Thanks, I couldn't fit Thomas coopers mechanism in if I wanted it so detailed, believe me I tried, and secondly try ebay or bricklink for pieces.
Milan CMadge
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Max S.
  June 3, 2009
wow, it looks exactly like the real one... but why don`t you go on with the idea of thomas cooper? the right magazine for this you have, you only need the mechanism and a barrel for it... but, where did you get all the brown pieces from? i only have maybe 10 of them...and ofcourse i want to have more... if i could give you 100/5, i would do so ;)
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  June 1, 2009
No offense to Arron but this kicks the poop out of his thompson!
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  May 29, 2009
Wow, realistic looking, shoots and nice shape.
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  May 27, 2009
This is just outstanding...Not just that it fires something but the look of it..Its just like the real thing.. 100/5
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  May 27, 2009
one word, EPIC
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  May 27, 2009
i dido marco p
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  May 27, 2009
Awesome!! =D
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  May 27, 2009
A very accurate replica, great job on the details, and it even shoots, great job, this must be the best Thompson I've ever seen. btw, thanks for the comment on my jeep)
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  May 26, 2009
I have seen a lot of thompsons but this blows all of the others straight out of the water! This is by far the BEST Lego thompson I have EVER seen. Fantastic work!~ Andrew F.
 I made it 
  May 26, 2009
Thanks for the kind words
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  May 26, 2009
I'm not suprised you won three contests with this. Great Job!!!
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  May 25, 2009
BEST THOMPSON EVER! i love this gun. it is sweet. it would be cooler if you did make it shoot like Thomas Coopers.
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  May 23, 2009
just perfeckt ::D my favorit :D
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  May 2, 2009
Amazing gun. " no minifigs were harmed in the making of this film". I beg to differ.
 I made it 
  April 23, 2009
Quoting Sk8er88 H dude its realistic awsome were do you get the brown peices your awsome
try ebay - they might have some {thanks for the kind words}
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  April 22, 2009
dude its realistic awsome were do you get the brown peices your awsome
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  April 22, 2009
Very good! Looks great and shoots as well. But try to make it shoot bricks. :P
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  April 20, 2009
for a minute i thought it was real!
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  April 20, 2009
Quoting Bohdan Tkachenko You should be able to hold more rubber band with my mechanism... How much did you modify it?
Its not that- It would hold loads, it's that the rubberbands would be too strong (use huge bands) and the gun will probably be forced into the field strip mode.
Milan CMadge
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Darcy Guerin Hanlon
  April 5, 2009
this gun is so accurate in shooting and looks i would rate it 100000/5 if a could. PS: i wouldn't be surprised if some one mistook it for the real one good job
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  April 5, 2009
this gun is sooooo accurate to my airsoft thompson.
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  April 3, 2009
You should be able to hold more rubber band with my mechanism... How much did you modify it?
  April 1, 2009
wow, thats amazin
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  March 29, 2009
omg, wow, best thompson ON TEH INTERNET! theres noooo better thompson than yours. It even shoots! like bohdan said, you covered up the mechanism very well, it shoots and looks like a beauty!
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  March 26, 2009
great gun,probably the best thompson on mocpages, thanks for commenting on my glock 19.
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  March 24, 2009
best thommpson i have seen in mocpages!!! check out my guns
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  March 21, 2009
Hands down this is the best Thompson on mocpages!It is detailed to every inch.it can even shoot rubber bands! That just makes it even better. I would hang that up on my wall!
 I made it 
  March 19, 2009
Thanks
Milan CMadge
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Xavier Taddei
  March 18, 2009
WOW!The thompson is very great!Nice job!It's for sale? :D
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  March 18, 2009
If you were talking about how to get the Staus Report on my page, well, its easy. Just write your stauts on your creations, then use html code for the color. To get the numbers, well I did it the hard way. I use a calculater to count all of my views, comments, etc, etc. It only take a couple of minutes. :)LCG
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  March 16, 2009
In my opinion this is the best thompson i have yet to see. Amazing!
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  March 16, 2009
100000smiley guys, by faR YOUR BEST GUN YET ASND IT WORKS AND SHOOTS? A FAV CREATION RIGHT HERE
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  March 16, 2009
Going to add you as my fav because of this creation! :)LCG
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  March 15, 2009
Awesome man! You should go to a Supermarket with this and a ski mask. Just kidding! This looks realistic, if you take a glimse look at. Wow, this must be the most realistic Thompson on Mocpages. Not only is it just realistic looking, it also can fire rubber bands! This is just awesome! :)LCG
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  March 13, 2009
Wow :o the best lego thompson I have eveah seen!
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  March 12, 2009
wow dude thats amazing at first it didnt look like lego it is like the best one ever nice
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  March 12, 2009
Wow. Most perfect thompson I have ever seen. Only thing that could use work is the clip. Maybe it's just me, but it seems to be too long even for a 30 round clip. Other than that, simply amazing.
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  March 11, 2009
..... Well, this has got to be the BEST, LEGO, GUN i have ever seen in my life! It looks so realistic, all the colours are perfect, and it FIRES! Amazing job and detail millan! Hastati Man
 I made it 
  March 11, 2009
Quoting Marder II This is incredible. You made this? I am making one but this beats it by far!
Yep - I made this, I sat with loads of pictures of the gun off the internet building. I did it in loads of bits so like 5 bricks a day and the a load at the weekend, so it too me ages! I wasn't actually going to build it, I just saw the two arches next to each other and thought it looked like the trigger-guard and went from there! - Good luck with yours!
Milan CMadge
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Marco P Replicas
  March 10, 2009
FAKK MEE....*speachless* i just jizzed my pants.. this is the best i just found a new wall paper...this is pure sex
Milan CMadge
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Andrei Rozhin
  March 10, 2009
man you just killed my chances of winning the smg contest. great job, I like the stock and the handle and also how the colourins is great.
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  March 10, 2009
This is incredible. You made this? I am making one but this beats it by far!
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  March 9, 2009
well, i was going to make a thompson, but then i saw this. i just cant compete with it!
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  March 9, 2009
wow its the best thompson i've ever seen!
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  March 9, 2009
This is the best Thompson there is on MOCpages... And it also shoots.
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  March 9, 2009
The awesome factor is much to my liking. As a WWII and weapons buff, I think you totally did the Thompson justice, quite aside from having a totally cool rubber band gun. :) A++
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  March 8, 2009
A-mazing! That stock is beautifully angled. Excellent weapon, all the details are spot on.
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  March 8, 2009
It looks even better now! The slowness of MOCpages is driving me crazy! I usually get 10 ratings on the first day I post a gun and at the end of the day I had 2 comments and only 9 views! I think everyone is to impatient to wait for the pages to load. Dylan had a good idea of waiting till it gets faster. Sean was supposed to fix it this week, but I think it's gotten slower. When will it end?????
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  March 8, 2009
It's looking very good. I know making a gun fire is something that cuts away from the detail of the gun, but you covered it up quite well. Great job, i'll post my newest gun once MOC pages gets a little faster.
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  March 8, 2009
OMG dude, this is absolutaly the best SHOOTING Thompson I've seen, as far as I know. Excellent work, keep up the nice work.
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  March 8, 2009
OMG dude, this is absolutaly the best SHOOTING Thompson I've seen, as far as I know. Excellent work, keep up the nice work.
 I made it 
  March 8, 2009
thanks - I'll upload more pictures of the stock and whole gun today.
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  March 7, 2009
It's beautiful! You should definitely make some more shooting replicas.
 
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