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#1 paulsavoy

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 01:43 PM

Hi everyone,

after a 20-year quest, at least I found my Colt model !

Matching numbers # 11848, de-mil at new European specifications,

The gun is welded close, but as you can see the receiver is not cut

bold is moving,

Seymour WWII drum magazine could not be removed.

Let me know if you want specific details or photos :)

 

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Edited by paulsavoy, 27 January 2018 - 07:05 PM.

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#2 Adg105200

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 01:45 PM

Very nice! More photos are always welcome

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 05:23 PM

Was this one found in France? Looks to be from their contract. Very nice.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 05:35 PM

Yes, France


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 05:46 AM

Yes, France

It is a nice addition to your collection. It is a pity it was not discovered, and deactivated (de-mil), prior to the recent deactivation changes in Europe though, they were kinder to the collectors.

 

The finish on yours is much better than the 1921 in my collection. Mine probably spent many years hidden underground, in far from ideal storage conditions in Ireland, rather than in an stored in an armoury.

 

Stay Safe

 

Richard


Edited by rpbcps, 27 January 2018 - 05:49 AM.

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 05:30 PM

Is the rear sight leaf graduated in yards or meters? If in meters, it will be so marked at the top of the leaf.


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#7 paulsavoy

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 02:46 PM

Seems it is in yards, all Lymans I have seen are same, so I really do not know the difference.

Could someone post a photo with this specific inscription ?


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 09:23 PM

It will be marked with the word "METERS" in all capital letters at the very top of the sight leaf, and I just looked through the photos and saw a picture of the sight leaf with the slide at the bottom leaving the upper portion exposed. They are out there. Class 3 dealer Reuben Mendiola had a Thompson with a "METERS" rear sight at one time, and one or two members have reported seeing them on other guns.


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