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#1 mohawk64

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 07:39 PM

Attached File  44597.jpeg   81.43K   131 downloads. Looks like. "AL 464". Anybody know what this means??

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#2 mohawk64

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 07:56 PM

This one is similar on an m1a1. Attached File  44838.png   827.28K   82 downloads
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Posted 16 April 2020 - 08:11 PM

  I am taking a shot in the dark here  - I had an FN D BAR with very similar markings

which was said to be "Armie Luxembourg" - it had the AL and three numbers.

 

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 08:28 PM

Australian rebuild mark.

 

A lot of pre-May dealer sample Thompsons were imported by Interarms with the AL marks 

 

Australia - Lithgow (arsenal)


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Posted 17 April 2020 - 07:49 AM

Pre-May dealer sample guns?


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#6 mohawk64

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Posted 17 April 2020 - 09:01 AM

Yes. Pre may
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Posted 17 April 2020 - 07:57 PM

"Armee Luxemberg" on a FALO....Phil

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Posted 17 April 2020 - 08:45 PM

So? These Thompson's we're overhauled in Luxemburg? At some point?
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Posted 18 April 2020 - 01:18 AM

No 1928 Thompsons in Luxembourg. Luxembourg army only used the M1A1 and those were not marked AL either
And no overhaul facilities in Luxembourg
Only FN ordered guns were marked AL like the SAFN FAL and FN Highpower FND machine gun
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Posted 18 April 2020 - 07:07 AM

What is the meaning of the mark? Having 2 show up is a little unusual. Could it have been a pd mark?
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Posted 18 April 2020 - 08:31 AM

No 1928 Thompsons in Luxembourg. Luxembourg army only used the M1A1 and those were not marked AL either
And no overhaul facilities in Luxembourg
Only FN ordered guns were marked AL like the SAFN FAL and FN Highpower FND machine gun

And the SAFN-49. I have one in .30-06.


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Posted 18 April 2020 - 10:18 AM

Australian rebuild mark.
 
A lot of pre-May Thompsons were imported by Interarms with the AL marks 


Frank has the answer to your question. See post #4
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Posted 18 April 2020 - 04:16 PM

Here is a similar discussion from 2015:

http://www.machinegu...showtopic=18592
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#14 Ron Mills

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Posted 18 April 2020 - 06:16 PM

Australian rebuild mark.
 
A lot of pre-May Thompsons were imported by Interarms with the AL marks 


Frank has the answer to your question. See post #4

So there you have it. I believe Frank would know.
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Posted 16 May 2020 - 12:26 PM

This gun has "GEG" stamp. AL 464 and "TOMMY GUN". No other inspection stamps. Was this normal?
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#16 Frank Iannamico

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 12:45 PM

I have one marked exactly like that (pre-May sample imported by interarms).

Those Thompsons were for foreign contracts, so no US inspector marks.

 

Savage made Thompsons all have the GEG (George Goll) inspection stamp.


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Posted 16 May 2020 - 01:40 PM

Exactly what I thought. What year did interarms start? This gun has pd markings,so I wonder about yr of import.
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Posted 16 May 2020 - 01:42 PM

It. Has a 250,000 serial number range. It has a vertical foregrip with no sling swivel. A buttstock with a modified sling swivel
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Posted 16 May 2020 - 03:07 PM

Exactly what I thought. What year did interarms start? This gun has pd markings,so I wonder about yr of import.

Jim,

 

Interarms imported a lot of firearms in the 1950's and 1960's.  Many went to police agencies.


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Posted 16 May 2020 - 04:14 PM

This one has RLB and the ordnance bomb as well as GEG. Is that because it was lend lease? Note the serial number is lower.
It also has the Interarms import markings.Attached File  0F97440D-0D4F-45CA-B2E2-53B6175A28B8.jpeg   188.45K   33 downloads
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