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#41 Bill in VA

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 06:25 AM

I ran across a Colt 21A yesterday at the Smithsonians Museum of American History in the Mars Inc. American Enterprise exhibition. The display cases are dimmly lit making it difficult to see or photograph anything. Whats interesting about this one is the serial number has been removed. No idea what number this gun is/was. Heres a link to the guns official photo on the Smithsonians web site: http://ids.si.edu/id...MAH-JN2014-3490
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Maybe somebody knows a little more about this one. Theres information in the display except a card that says Thompson submachine gun.
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Posted 27 April 2019 - 06:29 AM

Ok, fast follow-up... Here’s the museum’s record: https://americanhist...ect/nmah_416040
Maybe the gun is #7098 according to their accession record.
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Posted 27 April 2019 - 08:23 AM

Hello my friend! So where is Frank? Nice looking Thompson BTW...

That's the E.E. Richardson Thompson No. 9962


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Posted 27 April 2019 - 08:38 AM

Ok, fast follow-up... Here’s the museum’s record: https://americanhist...ect/nmah_416040
Maybe the gun is #7098 according to their accession record.

I have been looking through their website it looks like they also have Colt Thompson #583

https://americanhist...ect/nmah_416010


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 02:30 PM

Hi David,

12290 need to be added to Gordon's Quest :)

 

http://www.machinegu...=23057&hl=12290

 

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 03:58 PM

9962 is NICE.  Wish it was in civilian hands though!


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Posted 23 July 2019 - 04:54 PM

Greetings,

I'm working with the Vancouver, Washington, Police Department on a history project.  I need this forum's help.  I was wondering if a forum member that owns Gordon Herigstad's two volume work, Colt Thompson Submachine Gun Serial Numbers & Histories would be willing to look up a serial number and send the department a photo or copy of the entry.  This would be helpful since we are not sure it will be in these books and the history project's budget can't afford their $269.96 price tag, especially for a single entry. 

 

 

Thank you for the help, and for all the information this forum already shares!

 

Benjamin Melgard

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benjamin.melgard@cityofvancouver.us


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Posted 23 July 2019 - 05:19 PM

Greetings,
I'm working with the Vancouver, Washington, Police Department on a history project.  I need this forum's help.  I was wondering if a forum member that owns Gordon Herigstad's two volume work, Colt Thompson Submachine Gun Serial Numbers & Histories would be willing to look up a serial number and send the department a photo or copy of the entry.  This would be helpful since we are not sure it will be in these books and the history project's budget can't afford their $269.96 price tag, especially for a single entry. 
 
 
Thank you for the help, and for all the information this forum already shares!
 
Benjamin Melgard
History Project Coordinator
 
Vancouver Police Department
 
benjamin.melgard@cityofvancouver.us


Benjamin,

Email sent.

Thanks,
Ron
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Posted 01 April 2020 - 02:13 PM

Hi do anybody have any info on #3022 and 3270?  


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Posted 05 April 2020 - 03:48 PM

Hi do anybody have any info on #3022 and 3270?  

Hi,

 

Neither number is listed in Gordon Herigstad's two-volume reference.  This was the last version he published before his death.  If you know where they are, it would be make for an interesting thread.


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 06:57 PM

No I don't know where  the original are  I have some modern receiver  Thompson's  with the numbers   my father is 3270 and mine is 3022. I was just wonder if  #3022 was a  1921A, AC  or 1927 or  1928A, AC   I do  have some original Colt Thompson parts  on  my  3022 


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Posted 11 April 2020 - 10:19 AM

No I don't know where  the original are  I have some modern receiver  Thompson's  with the numbers   my father is 3270 and mine is 3022. I was just wonder if  #3022 was a  1921A, AC  or 1927 or  1928A, AC   I do  have some original Colt Thompson parts  on  my  3022 

Mr. Big Guy,

 

Unfortunately, not listed in Gordon's reference book.  Without shipping dates when they were sold, it is impossible to tell what model they were.  The serial numbers were not sold in consecutive order, but to some degree they generally follow a pattern of lower numbers being earlier sales.  Most guns seen in the lower 3000 serial number range are 1921A Models, with 1921AC probably coming in second.  There are some very low numbered 1928 Navy Models, but they are the exception.  I would think it likely that those numbers were 1921A or 1921AC Models.  No way to tell for sure, however.


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Posted 07 August 2020 - 03:54 PM

1928 Navy 10411, listed in Gordons book as " United States Army" is now in the UK and has been for some time, deactivated with UK Proof House certificate. Currently for sale with a UK a dealer for export to a Non EU country, damn those new EU laws.

 

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Same seller has an early Savage Model of 1928, S/N  44006, with the NY address, again for export to a Non EU country.....

 

 

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Edited by rpbcps, 08 August 2020 - 04:32 AM.

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Posted 20 August 2020 - 03:31 PM

Colt NAVY NO 9633 originally acquired by the Boone County Sheriff's Office in Boone County, Iowa has surfaced - complete with the original Form 1, Registration of Firearms, dated September 18, 1942. The Date of Acquisition on the Form 1 is, "Prior to July 26, 1934."

 

A review of pictures indicates a Type 2 compensator. It is in excellent condition and now with its second owner. 


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