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#61 TD.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 09:27 AM

The deep roll markings for the nomenclature "OF 1928" and number "27300" are very similar to other Savage Thompsons in this serial number range.

 

I believe we have discussed those AL and 944 markings previously on the Board, perhaps on a members Thompson.   


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#62 kp31

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 05:37 PM

Thanks for everyone contributing to this thread - I've learned a lot and found a couple parts. 

The bluing has really cleaned up with some bronze wool and CLP.  The resting bar is Stevens marked. 

I've been busy but will put some additional pics up soon.

 

What type of bolt would have been used on this early gun?  A blue or unblued Savage? 


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Posted 20 December 2018 - 12:33 AM

Excited to see the progress made on the finish. Glad you are getting the project put together!


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Posted 20 December 2018 - 09:23 AM

What type of bolt would have been used on this early gun?  A blue or unblued Savage? 

Unblued.


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Posted 20 December 2018 - 07:06 PM

Board member has an Savage (not stevens) barrel for me. Found a type 2 Cutts W/O bullet logo thanks to heads up by a board member.

 

Ok, Unblued Savage bolt and the actuator should be S or R marked? 

Will any early stock without a re-enforcement work or are there Savage marked stocks? 

I probably need a Savage lower as well instead of the scrubbed one on the gun now.

The more I look at this gun, the more I think it has been put together here - I've seen many Military refurbed guns in my life and I don't think that this was one of them. 


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Posted 07 July 2019 - 10:46 PM

TD, was this Thompson actually just produced just 150 from mine?
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Posted 08 July 2019 - 04:04 AM

Welcome aboard KP31,

In my collection, I  have an early Savage Model of 1928, 18344, which is in the UK and the trigger frame has the serial number ground off that too. It was converted to semi auto, back in the day when were allowed that privilege in the UK, before being deactivated in 1990. 

 

Attached File  18344 lower blank SN.JPG   151.5K   9 downloads

 

I also have a later Savage 1928, 85140, again deactivated, and that has a force match for the trigger frame and receiver, although the original serial number remains and has 85140 added below it.

 

Attached File  85140 Trigger assembly SN.JPG   161.5K   8 downloads

 

In the past I have read that the mismatched Thompson serial numbers were not unusual in British army service, as it was easier to replace the frame than to change barrels, when the weapon was in for repairs with the REME field armourers.

 

Stay safe

 

Richard


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Posted 08 July 2019 - 08:06 AM

...I would also like to know how you know about the Numrich Arms 1950 import status. Is this information word of mouth or do you have copies of the original documentation? I do know some Thompson guns were imported as "receivers only" during this period. Given the scrubbed serial number on the frame and aftermarket compensator, it does make me wonder...

 

 

My own M1928A1 TSMG is matching and has the NAC marks, for Numrich Arms corporation. Its first and only retail sale was through a Chicago area sporting goods store in 1954, to the owner that I bought it from. On my gun, both the receiver and frame are NAC marked. The gun was never painted, and has no foreign markings.


Edited by TSMGguy, 08 July 2019 - 08:07 AM.

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