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#21 Frank Iannamico

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 05:44 PM

is 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.post-260667-0-52765200-1589662785_thumb.

 

 

 

Yes, probably Lend-Lease, GEG was stamped on Savage-made Thompsons


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Posted 16 May 2020 - 05:45 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.attachicon.gif 0F97440D-0D4F-45CA-B2E2-53B6175A28B8.jpeg

 

Where are you in Louisiana?

 

Likely Lend Lease.


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Posted 16 May 2020 - 06:14 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

Mine is S-219202 with matching trigger frame # no-cross bolt buttstock, vertical foregrip; Tommy Gun marked, Australian-Lithgow rebuild mark A L 8 53  (I suspect those numbers MAY be a rebuild date (?) no proof just a hunch. Interarms import stamp.

 

KPD police marked, unknown to me what department that is.

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 07:18 PM

Knoxville police department. TN.
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Posted 16 May 2020 - 07:20 PM

Would you be able to send pics of the vertical forend? Mine looks old. But not the same as a Colt. We're they a little different?
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Posted 16 May 2020 - 08:45 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.attachicon.gif 0F97440D-0D4F-45CA-B2E2-53B6175A28B8.jpeg

 
Where are you in Louisiana?
 
Likely Lend Lease.

I am in Shreveport.
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Posted 16 May 2020 - 09:37 PM

Would you be able to send pics of the vertical forend? Mine looks old. But not the same as a Colt. We're they a little different?


Yes they are different. This one is mine. It has an S stamped in the mounting bar groove just aft of the screw. It is a little hard to see.

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 11:19 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.attachicon.gif 0F97440D-0D4F-45CA-B2E2-53B6175A28B8.jpeg

 
Where are you in Louisiana?
 
Likely Lend Lease.

I am in Shreveport.

Covington here. 


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Posted 17 May 2020 - 05:40 AM

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.attachicon.gif 0F97440D-0D4F-45CA-B2E2-53B6175A28B8.jpeg

 

The Savage Utica Plant was located within the Rochester Ordnance District of New York, the chief inspector for that district was Colonel Roy Lindsay Bowlin, hence the RLB stamp.

Previous post on the subject is in the machinegunbaords.com TSMG Reference Thread Index: 

http://www.machinegu...showtopic=20691

 

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 09:29 AM

This is mine. I don't think it is original. Can anyone give me an opinion?Attached File  IMG_20200517_102142370_MP.jpg   177.38K   13 downloads
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Posted 17 May 2020 - 10:00 AM

This is mine. I don't think it is original. Can anyone give me an opinion?attachicon.gif IMG_20200517_102142370_MP.jpg

mohawk64,

 

Unfortunately, not original.


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Posted 17 May 2020 - 11:06 AM

Mohawk64,

 

It is definitely a slab side reproduction foregrip.  It may be an older West Hurley or one of the more recent Numrich versions.  Other folks like IMA also sell these slab side foreprips, so unless you have a number of examples to compare, it may be hard to determine which repro this is.  Some of the modern repros have enough wood present that they can be sanded to look more like an original Colt or Savage, or to fit your hand better.

 

There is a nice article on vertical foregrips by Sutton Coffman in the latest TCA newsletter.


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Posted 19 May 2020 - 04:16 AM

It. Has a 250,000 serial number range. It has a vertical foregrip with no sling swivel. A buttstock with a modified sling swivel

Australian-Lithgow rebuild mark A L 8 53  (I suspect those numbers MAY be a rebuild date (?) no proof just a hunch.

 

The 8 53 certainly fits with a typical British & Commonwealth way of marking the month and year for a FTR.


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 05:09 AM

On Lithgow refurbed Enfields and Brens, they were marked FTR x 52 etc. Why were Thompsons marked AL? Ive seen AL markings on No.4 Enfields and Im pretty sure Lithgow didnt FTR those.
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Posted 20 May 2020 - 05:14 AM

Apparently AL markings are found on Indian State Force weapons, that is weapons not belonging to the Indian Army.
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Posted 20 May 2020 - 05:29 AM

This one has " GEG". and the "AL". No other inspection markings. The buttstock has the sling swivel modification. The foregrip is vertical that has been replaced.
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Posted 20 May 2020 - 06:35 AM

Apparently AL markings are found on Indian State Force weapons, that is weapons not belonging to the Indian Army.

 

Another Indian Thompson then, after we deduced a few weeks ago, that my AO 1928A1 was probably Indian.

 

This time though, not Indian Army, but maybe Indian Police or other agency use?


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