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PostSubject: Hudson M1A1 Thompson full auto   Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:14 pm

Another quick vid.  20-rounds in full auto!!!  

This time it's a Hudson M1A1 Thompson, later manufacture, converted to use MGC Thompson carts.  Also has a heavier replacement bolt.  May need to do a little more adjustments on this one to get the cyclic rate a little higher, but still shooting flawlessly!  :Smilie  68:

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PostSubject: Re: Hudson M1A1 Thompson full auto   Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:55 am

Very nice  Very Happy There's nothing wrong with that is there?! Lightening the bolt a little would probably increase cyclic rate but the only snag with that is the firing experience is over sooner Crying or Very sad  

My own Hudson M1A1 has a steel bolt and uses MGC Thompson cartridges without any problems at all. It's flawless in fact. The last time I fired it it went through 120 rds without any problems at all.

It's this level of performance that actually stopped me buying CAWs new model M1A1 ! 

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PostSubject: Re: Hudson M1A1 Thompson full auto   Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:13 pm


Yes, really like the Hudson. It seems it has a bad rep for firing performance, but it can be a good performer with the right setup.

I suppose you are right - prolonging the firing experience is not necessarily a bad thing! That's one of the reasons I don't own the MGC M11 anymore. Neat gun, but the firing is all over in a flash.......and then its time for the dreaded, monotonous cleaning!!!

I have given some consideration to lightening the bolt up a bit, but I think I'll just keep my eyes peeled for an old Hudson recoil spring. I think they were softer with the old Hudsons that used the heavier zinc bolt. This particular Hudson is newer and had the aluminum alloy bolt, so I think the spring is a bit stiffer. I have an old Hudson that currently has the newer aluminum alloy bolt in it and it shoots too fast! That's my frame of reference. I may switch the springs out soon and see what happens - may fix both problems until the alloy bolt wears out.

You went through 120 rounds!!!! In one session???? My friend, I cannot imagine the time you spent cleaning!!! I've discovered about 30 rounds, maybe 40 keeps me from going crazy!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hudson M1A1 Thompson full auto   Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:13 pm

That's when I thank the day I bought my Ultrasonic Cleaner and Tumbler Polishing machine. Those two machines take ALL the effort out of cleaning cartridges  Wink


Swapping those recoil springs over sounds like a very good idea, well worth trying.  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Hudson M1A1 Thompson full auto   Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:45 pm

Looks good mate, the Hudson is not an easy one to get firing right, the mags are the main problem just too thin and weak and cause jams. i think your rate of fire is fine especially when you have it firing well.
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