As one of many, many collectors unable to afford operational classic subguns I'm generally a fan of Denix reproductions. That said, however, I have to say that while most of their products have one or two minor inaccuracies (such as the charging handle on the Sten or the missing front sling bar on the PPSh-41) this Thompson tops the list for getting features wrong: the charging handle has no sighting slot, rendering the sights unusable, the Cutts Compensator is WAY too small & the stocks are missing all their screws. I was able to make corrections on my own to these errors (w/ the exception of the compensator). I understand that some of these minor fixes may have cost Denix an extra couple of bucks per unit, but feel that the $249.95 price tag would still allow for a reasonable profit.
While I’m at it, all the “Fast Draw” & “Cavalry” pistols, modeled on Colt’s 1873 Single Action Army, are missing the bolt/sear screw, and the people writing the copy for the Schofield revolver might want to know that the “Schofield” in the photo is in fact the S&W Model 3 (in .44 American as opposed to Schofield’s .45 caliber cartridge). The actual Schofield had a redesigned breaking latch over the Number 3 model. Just sayin’.
I will say that I’m generally happy with the Denix repros; since any one of the originals would cost the price of my house, or at least a decent car, these are WAY better than doing without.
- David, September 06, 2020
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