View Full Version : Can I convert this Thompson?

November 12, 2000, 12:21 PM
I just purchased a Thompson that was mfg. in 84. I was inquiring about the feasibilty of having it converted by a class 2/3 dealer. I know this is probably a no brainer, but humor me.

George Hill
November 12, 2000, 01:26 PM
I doubt it.
The ATF has too many regulations to attend to that the project just isnt worth the effort.

Art Eatman
November 12, 2000, 04:59 PM
SFAIK, nothing manufactured after the cut-off date in 1986--and "converted" = "manufactured"--can enter into civilian ownership.

However, you can explore through the BATF website.


James K
November 12, 2000, 05:32 PM
If you are thinking of legally converting a semi-auto Thompson to full auto, forget it. Art is correct, there is no way to do it for civilian use. An auto weapons manufacturer can do it for police or military sales, or for its own use, but otherwise, manufacture/import of auto weapons (including that kind of conversion) for civilian use ended in 1986.


November 12, 2000, 06:14 PM
Oh well! Many thanks to all who replied.