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#1 Grease Gunner

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 08:47 AM

Picked up a AO 1928a1 as a "shooter"

Mechanically it looks great aside from having two buffers in it which I will replace after shooting it the

way it came. It does have a Savage lower which is not common according to all that I have read.

Looks like it saw British use as per location of sling swivels. Kind of a low serial number 56,000

Any members have an idea of when manufactured? It seems from Page 155 of American Thunder, its around Feb 1941

 

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Edited by Haris357, 24 May 2018 - 08:54 AM.

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#2 TSMGguy

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 09:14 AM

There will be another serial number on the frame under the removable butt stock.


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#3 Grease Gunner

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 09:29 AM

There will be another serial number on the frame under the removable butt stock.

That one is S-238260 which is from a Savage.Since Savage made 200,000 1928s before AO made their first one, the savage lower may be close in Vintage


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 10:01 AM

AOC Bridgeport didn't get their first 1928's off the production line until approximately August 1941 so your AO 50,000 serial number gun will be a little later then August, Fall 1041 might be as close you will ever have for an estimate. As far as Savage lowers being less common. Savage made a little more then 3X the number of 1928/A1's then the AOC Bridgeport plant. What the ratio of Savage versus Bridgeport plant guns that were sent as Lend Lease I do not know although there was a listing of serial numbers posted at one time of a member who had saw a large quantity of the Lend Lease "Russian" guns. Your AO 50,000 serial number is in the range reported.


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 10:06 AM

Haris357, I would PM David Albert and ask him to move your posting out of the Colt Serial number sub forum.


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 11:06 AM

will ask him to move it out


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 11:30 AM

Interesting rear grip that someone modified to make fit their hand better or something. If you dont alesady have it, I would suggest Tom Davis book on lend lease Thompsons. Yours spent some time overseas and came back via Interarms. Congrats!

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 12:02 PM

Interesting rear grip that someone modified to make fit their hand better or something. If you dont alesady have it, I would suggest Tom Davis book on lend lease Thompsons. Yours spent some time overseas and came back via Interarms. Congrats!

Ron


The rear grip is one of the first things I noticed. It looks like a over sanded Savage grip. Not to say that it couldn't have left the factory that way.

Nice gun though, congrats.

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 12:25 PM

might have got a ding or chip in the grip an someone sanded it smooth to hide it...odds are a hack mark wouldnt feel good in your palm....maybe it got smashed over a Nazi skull and chipped.....

 

i always like to picture something exciting.....i had a stock for a Enfield that had a copper jacket piece in it...wondered if a bullet splattered on it during battle...when i refinished it i didnt pick the piece out...left it in


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