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Newly Discovered Colt Thompson Serial Numbers - Gordon's Quest

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#21 K-9Dogo

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 11:58 AM

 Dave

Sorry for the delay ,double mistake  ..the correct # is 13685.. from what I was told it was a dewat .Any info on its origins is unknown . It was destroyed March 2016.


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Posted 08 October 2016 - 12:16 PM

 Dave

Sorry for the delay ,double mistake  ..the correct # is 13685.. from what I was told it was a dewat .Any info on its origins is unknown . It was destroyed March 2016.

 

K-9Dogo,

 

I have updated the serial number.  Thanks!

 

David


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 12:12 PM

Looking through the final, 6th edition of Gordon's book, I note that there is nothing listed for serial number 936.

 

It was one of the guns purchased by the IRA and it is now in the Imperial War Museum:

 

http://www.iwm.org.u...object/30029433

 

Serial number 5771, is also not listed, but I have found some photos of her with French Berthier sling attachments.

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Some updates for three guns which are listed:

 

Serial number 640 is listed in the book as an IRA gun. It was shown in a post on the forum a while back,  it had the original receiver, but it now has an M1 trigger frame fitted to it, with details of its current location.

http://www.machinegu...879#entry172706

 

Serial number 4032 is listed in the book as a 1921A, but I have a photo of the trigger frame, which was for sale on gunbroker, and it is actually a Model of 1927.

 

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Serial number 10592 is listed, but looking at some photos I found, I believe it was one of the French contract guns, sling attachments, which is not mentioned in the listing.

 

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Stay safe

Richard

 


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:34 AM

Richard,

 

Excellent updates!  Thank you for your efforts.  I believe I remember #10592...I may have mentioned it in the French Colt Thompson section of TUTB.  I need to check to make sure, but that number seems really familiar to me.

 

I have updated the main post with the 2 new serials...

 

Thanks!

 

David


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 08:52 PM

Has anyone checked to see if the 13 Colt guns delivered to Sweden  listed in the new book, "A Thompson for Sweden - M40" , appear in Gordon's book?

 

I do not have this book so am unable to check.  Most of the serial numbers are in the 10XXX to 14XXX range with one number being much lower - 6354.

 

I would like to know if this gun is mentioned in Gordon's book in particular.

 

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AlanD

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