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replica thompson "tommy" gun questions...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by effengee, Sep 1, 2009.

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  1. effengee

    effengee Member

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    I was wondering if anybody might know where to get a cheap tommy gun replica for a halloween prop...
     
  2. kingpin008

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    Do you mean a plastic replica, or a metal one? I'd look at costume stores first, then google around and see what you can come up with as far as airsoft/pellet gun type things.

    If you're looking for something more realistic, I'm afraid you might have to quickly re-define your idea of "cheap".

    Good luck! I think an airsoft tommygun would be pretty awesome.
     
  3. Quiet

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    +1 on getting an airsoft Thompson to use as a non-firing replica.
     
  4. Tommygunn

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    Try International Military Antiques www.ima-usa.com.
    Or Guns R Us. (Don't know the URL)
    Be prepared for $700 to $900 prices. I bought a dummy Thompson back when they were about $650.

    Airsoft has a electric Thompson M1A1 for $200 and a Tokyo Marui version which is a slightly better quality for $300. There's a cheaper spring type that has a vertical foregrip & phony 50 round drum but I don't know the price offhand.


    In anycase the Airsoft would be your best bet as far as price.


    EDIT: Ouch. Just checked IMA's sight. Dummy Thompson: $945.00.

    Airsoft is lookin' better .......
     
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  5. Gunnerpalace

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    Ebay has M1's and M1928's 200+.
     
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    thanx to cchris...

    Yeah, i've seen these but they don't look right...
     
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    Geez, for that kind of money I think I would just get a semi-auto reproduction. Of course that might not work to well for a halloween costume.
     
  9. Tommygunn

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    Yeah! Well, I don't really care for the neutered semi version.:barf:

    The dummy is actually made from a real Thompson, and they're gettin' scarce, and things ain't gettin' cheaper.

    The Airsoft may still be the best bet.
    I have seen the spring version, as I said, and it would work great for a holloween prop. More expensive than that $8.99 toy Tommygun an earlier poster linked to ...but also more realistic!;)
     
  10. Owen Sparks

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    I have an Airsoft replica. Except for the red plastic gizmo on the barrel, you can't distinguish it from the real thing at ten feet. I would be hesitant to use a realistic looking gun as a costume prop though. I worked as a bouncer in a past life and came close to really hurting some goober who walked in the bar and pointed a plastic pistol at me one Halloween. I did not recognize the individual (a regular) or even notice his cowboy outfit until I had him on the ground. All I saw was the gun and responded appropriately.
     
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    And if you want the M1A1 the chinese AEG version is nice, and not much more expensive.

    http://www.airsoftatlanta.com/product_p/71015.htm

    Its not like you have to throw it away after halloween after all, keep the costume and wear it to a WWII (assuming thats your costume) themed airsoft game.
     
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    RG, that's the one I have. I see the price has gone down since I bought mine.


    Theowaldo: the one in the link you provided says it's been discontinued.
     
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    -I'd call 'em anyway. Discontinued doesn't mean out of stock.
     
  15. Dr.Rob

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    Many of those plastic spring guns look really good from ONE side, the other is full of screw holes, just FYI.
     
  16. rcmodel

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    Me too!
    Hardly a year goes by that you don't read about someone getting shot while weilding a fake gun on Halloween that somebody else thought was real.

    Not to mention the "man with a gun" calls to the cops.

    Just not worth it anymore.
    The world has got too crazy!

    rc
     
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    I dont know, I used my Tokyo Marui SPAS-12 shotgun (airsoft for those who dont know) as a prop to my full MARPAT w/tac gear costume last year. I even used it as a pimp cane. Nobody batted an eyebrow. It is halloween, and for better or worse I think alot of people accept seeing things that might normally suprise/freak them out.
     
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    Curious to see what reaction I get if I dress as the Burn Notice guy and carry a SIG into a party..."Whoah, that thing looks real!"

    ...:D just kidding. Last year the only "dangerous" thing I brought to a party was flammable alcohol.
     
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    Dr Rob said:
    Mine was like that until I filled all the screw holes with the picture frame nail hole filler in the right shade of brown. Now you can't even tell that it was altered.
     
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    Very often such weapon is a part of a fancy dress...:confused:
     
  21. Dr.Rob

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    Fancy dress = Brit speak for 'costume'

    Owen, been waiting for the $$ to drop on that model as it's one of THE most requested prop guns people ask me about.
     
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