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March 14, 2005, 09:36 PM
New to me at least. West Hurley Model 1928, made in 1979.
Good shooter; accurate, and fun. The 50 round drum is a new production unit, runs fine so far.
March 14, 2005, 10:34 PM
Nice plinker there...makes for a nice bear defense...well, not really :)
Hey show us more pics of it firing FA and stuff... :p
March 15, 2005, 12:35 AM
Wow that's a seXy gun. :eek:
Are you going to shoot the hell out of it?
March 15, 2005, 06:18 PM
you lucky &^@#$%@#6@#9...I envy you...
March 15, 2005, 08:54 PM
and congratulations. You're a free man living in a free state. :)
March 18, 2005, 03:46 PM
I hope you get as much use and enjoyment from yours as I have from mine.
Suggestions: Obtain at least one type XX (20 round) magazine for display purposes. They run around $20 at gun shows. The 28AC with vertical foregrip and short mag is truly classic.
Also, buy a horizontal foregrip for use with your 30-round magazines. That way you have a twin to the Marines-in-Central-America version. It was featured in movie "Windtalkers" and was used by Sgt. Saunders in the "Battleground" TV series. For that, you'll want to get a Kerr "Nobuckl" sling and some appropriate webb gear.
Pay attention to the tightness of the rear sight. The standard one on the WH gun is not so nicely machined as the original Lyman sight, but it is optically better, having an integral aperture sight without having to use it in the raised position.
Just out of curiousity - - Do you mind saying the approximate price you had to pay for yours? When I got mine in 1993, the going price was around $2500, but it climbed sharply afterward.
Best of luck - -
March 22, 2005, 03:45 PM
I shot a WWII Thompson in Atlanta Ga. It was an awsome expierance. I am in Germany right now and this past weekend I got to shoot an H&k g36 and a g36a1. I have some photos. It was a good time. Any day full auto is a good day.
March 22, 2005, 10:30 PM
Let's just say I could have bought five at 1993 prices...
March 22, 2005, 10:49 PM
But pretty much in line with what I've heard recently.
Mine came with a W. Hurley 39-round drum and a vintage Bridgeport drum. At that time, I could have purchased another W. Hurley 50-round drum for about $100 but thought that was too high. Oh, well - - Live and learn.
July 19, 2005, 01:12 PM
I am looking to buy a similar gun (especially at "5 x 1993 prices"). Any leads?
July 19, 2005, 07:33 PM
JB Arms (Howard Block) has two minty West Hurley guns in stock. Good guy to do business with; I bought a pair of M11's, an M16, and an Uzi from him.
July 20, 2005, 10:51 AM
Thanks for the tip. I spoke to Howard and we are working on it.
July 21, 2005, 08:04 AM
Tell him I promise I'll get him the Form 4 for the UZI ASAP ( I bought it in March, still haven't filed the paperwork :) )
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