Looking for a Spade Grip Thumb Trigger

Looking for a Spade Grip Thumb Trigger

Joined: May 27th, 2002, 1:07 am

July 10th, 2007, 11:23 pm #1


It's worth a shot:

I have a great spade grip...with a nice empty hole.

Does anyone know where I can pick up a ww2 brass thumb trigger set??
(and not one of the cheap repros I see on eBay)

Cheers! Grateful for your help.

D.C->
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Joined: February 28th, 2004, 3:00 pm

July 11th, 2007, 9:43 am #2

...ebay, as they seemed quite substantial pieces. Not really my line but you think they are no good?
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Joined: May 27th, 2002, 1:07 am

July 11th, 2007, 1:14 pm #3

In reply to your comment,
I do understand how hard it is to produce a piece that looks "exactly" the same (I am sympathetic). However, the examples I have seen are flat-topped, etc. Ultimately, they are not even close to a real example.

My question is why take the time to reproduce a piece if it looks terrible?
And very cheap?? Thus, I leave my spade grip as is - at least it is original.

So if there are any good repro pieces out on the market I maybe would consider. But good look finding one (never mind an original thumb trigger).

D.C->
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Joined: August 23rd, 2003, 10:11 pm

July 11th, 2007, 2:45 pm #4

Hi,

Have you tried Spitfire Spares.
I'm not sure if they are any good. 'My' Spit has a cannon/guns trigger so is very different.

Here's the link:
http://www.spitfirespares.com/SpitfireS ... nts.2.html

Or are these the same asn the ones on eBay?

Cheers, Toine
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Joined: February 28th, 2004, 3:00 pm

July 11th, 2007, 3:03 pm #5

Just had a look at the Spitfire Spares sight, the prices are certainly sky high!!! I mean £850 for a Bren machine gun? You can pick these up mint, cased and with spares for £175 to £250 all over the place.
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Joined: May 27th, 2002, 1:07 am

July 11th, 2007, 5:55 pm #6


To add to the conversation, take a look at the real spade grip thumb triggers vs. the repro example available on the market.

Here are Real examples:

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Here is the only Repro example that I am aware of:

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Furthermore, yes, Spitfire Spares has ridiculously high prices.
I will not be paying £75 for a repro thumb trigger that looks cheap.

Tally-Ho Chaps!

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Joined: May 27th, 2002, 1:07 am

July 11th, 2007, 5:57 pm #7


REAL:










REPRO:

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July 11th, 2007, 5:58 pm #8

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Joined: May 27th, 2002, 1:07 am

July 11th, 2007, 6:06 pm #9

My apologies for the lack of photos - just learning how to use Image Shack.

You can see by the photos that the "FIRE" and "SAFE" settings are on the rounded section of the real triggers & spread out. The Repro example has the words flat, at front, and side-by-side.

At least try to do a better job.

Cheers!

David Clark

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REPRO:

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Joined: August 23rd, 2003, 10:11 pm

July 11th, 2007, 9:45 pm #10

But if it was a fine repro and an original was not to be had, I'd pay it anyway.

If it was a fine repro that is.
Comparing it to an original, this repro falls under the category 'close, but certainly no cigar!'

Cheers, Toine
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