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#1 Sandman1957

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 04:02 PM

Thinking about picking up this Guide Lamp M3.   I know very little about these guns.  Never owned nor fired one.    Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 04:52 PM

Steve,

Much better pics. Nice M3, hope you get it.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 07:01 PM

Per our conversation I hope you get it. Be a nice on to have
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:34 PM

+1  Tons 'O fun!

Rate of fire is nearly double.......a Chauchat!   Yet nearly half a Colt Thompson.  If they made a C-drum you could shoot it over lunch time.  One of the only subguns where your finger is the selector switch.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:40 AM

How much is the seller asking? Todd in Oregon


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:24 AM

Thinking about picking up this Guide Lamp M3.   I know very little about these guns.  Never owned nor fired one.    Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated.

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Odd that the Guide Lamp stamping is blocked by the mag release.....


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:35 AM

Thinking about picking up this Guide Lamp M3.   I know very little about these guns.  Never owned nor fired one.    Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated.

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Odd that the Guide Lamp stamping is blocked by the mag release.....

Mine is the same way.  And, of course, the guard for the magazine release button was a later modification.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:49 PM

Most seem to have the Guide logo partially blocked by the mag release.  I've only seen the Guide logo down low and unobstructed on the lower serial numbered guns, but I have no idea when they changed.

 

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:08 PM

The pictures look good and I agree about the location of the Guide logo, mine is in the same place.

 

I like the rate of fire, but I know that some people consider it too slow and do not enjoy it.

 

A feature I enjoy is the ability to quickly and easily swap back and forth with a suppressed barrel. That is something harder to do with most guns of the era.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:36 PM

What suppressor do you use / recommend.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:38 AM

What suppressor do you use / recommend.

 

I have had two integrals and both are very effective. SCRC makes one that looks like the OSS units but has modern internals. It works great but is a little longer and heavier than the one I have by JA Ciener.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:58 PM

What suppressor do you use / recommend.

 

I have had two integrals and both are very effective. SCRC makes one that looks like the OSS units but has modern internals. It works great but is a little longer and heavier than the one I have by JA Ciener.

Tim Bixler owner of SCRC passed away not too long

ago so I would not expect to see any new ones since he was

 a one man show.


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 04:03 PM

Early and late production markings on Guide Lamp M3

Early one has no magazine catch protection

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 04:05 PM

Little error, the late Guide Lamp is an M3A1


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 09:08 PM

Drooled on this one today.  Owned by one of my friends, an Ithaca M3A1 with an original Bell Labs suppressor.   He gave me a top notch class and history lesson.

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 09:38 PM

Looks like a nice combo!

 

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 03:40 PM

Drooled on this one today.  Owned by one of my friends, an Ithaca M3A1 with an original Bell Labs suppressor.   He gave me a top notch class and history lesson.

attachicon.gif M3 6.jpgattachicon.gif M3 7.jpgattachicon.gif Ithica M3A1.jpg

Very interesting.

Does the suppressor have any markings?

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 11:49 AM

Its an original Bell Labs suppressor.  Next time I am there I will see what is on it.  I do think it was registered back in the day and may have some scrawling on it.  Will run that down next time I am there.  Yes it is transferable, and no it isn't for sale.  If it was, I'd be the new owner...  much poorer, but still the new owner.


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#19 Sandman1957

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 11:36 PM

JJX post some photos of your suppressors.  


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Posted 18 February 2019 - 01:23 AM

That's really nice M3.  I own an Ithaca M3A1 and it's a really fun and simple gun.  I hope you get it Steve!  Keep us updated.


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