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I bought this wood kit awhile ago hoping to give a better more authentic look to my cybergun thompson...it did quite the opposite.
The wood itself is very nice, but the fit and color is what really makes it look bad. the stock fits nice and the foregrip isn't a bad fit but the pistol grip does not fit too well. it cracked a little from me trying to get it in the position it should be.
the color is an orangish red which is not WWII at all. I hate it. it didn't look that bad in the picture but when I got it I was very disappointed. The real tommy gun has nice dark brown walnut (or light brown) wood. The least they could have done was taken a look at some real thompsons and stained the wood a correct GI color. it would have made it much nicer.
The other thing that is missing is the reinforcing hardware (the little screw and washer near the front) in the stock, which I didn't like. without it, this really makes your thompson M1A1 just an M1 thompson, as the M1 thompson didn't have the reinforcing hardware.
the buttplate is a hassle too..it doesn't look like the real buttplate at all and in order to take it off you have to take the screws out, which is bad because you wouldn't be able to change batteries in the heat of battle if you needed to. the real tommy gun has a screwed on buttplate, but the real tommy gun doesn't run on batteries. ..oh well, I guess there wasn't an easier way for them to put it on.
all in all, I would not recommend spending $85 on this...go big and get the caw wood kit or go home...I took this kit off my thompson after having it on for about a week. I tried to tell myself it looked good but it just didn't and I put the plastic fake wood back on (which I made to look battle worn). at least it's the right color and the battery is much easier to get too.
if you're looking for a more WWII look and feel for your thompson, don't look at this.
and that's the bottom line, cause stone cold said so!
seems like it would last a long time (maybe)
missing reinforcing hardware in the stock