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#21 K-9Dogo

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 11:58 AM

 Dave

Sorry for the delay ,double mistake  ..the correct # is 13685.. from what I was told it was a dewat .Any info on its origins is unknown . It was destroyed March 2016.


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Posted 08 October 2016 - 12:16 PM

 Dave

Sorry for the delay ,double mistake  ..the correct # is 13685.. from what I was told it was a dewat .Any info on its origins is unknown . It was destroyed March 2016.

 

K-9Dogo,

 

I have updated the serial number.  Thanks!

 

David


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#23 rpbcps

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 12:12 PM

Looking through the final, 6th edition of Gordon's book, I note that there is nothing listed for serial number 936.

 

It was one of the guns purchased by the IRA and it is now in the Imperial War Museum:

 

http://www.iwm.org.u...object/30029433

 

Serial number 5771, is also not listed, but I have found some photos of her with French Berthier sling attachments.

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Some updates for three guns which are listed:

 

Serial number 640 is listed in the book as an IRA gun. It was shown in a post on the forum a while back,  it had the original receiver, but it now has an M1 trigger frame fitted to it, with details of its current location.

http://www.machinegu...879#entry172706

 

Serial number 4032 is listed in the book as a 1921A, but I have a photo of the trigger frame, which was for sale on gunbroker, and it is actually a Model of 1927.

 

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Serial number 10592 is listed, but looking at some photos I found, I believe it was one of the French contract guns, sling attachments, which is not mentioned in the listing.

 

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Stay safe

Richard

 


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:34 AM

Richard,

 

Excellent updates!  Thank you for your efforts.  I believe I remember #10592...I may have mentioned it in the French Colt Thompson section of TUTB.  I need to check to make sure, but that number seems really familiar to me.

 

I have updated the main post with the 2 new serials...

 

Thanks!

 

David


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 08:52 PM

Has anyone checked to see if the 13 Colt guns delivered to Sweden  listed in the new book, "A Thompson for Sweden - M40" , appear in Gordon's book?

 

I do not have this book so am unable to check.  Most of the serial numbers are in the 10XXX to 14XXX range with one number being much lower - 6354.

 

I would like to know if this gun is mentioned in Gordon's book in particular.

 

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#26 dalbert

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 10:44 AM

Alan,

 

There are a total of 13 serial numbers listed in the Swedish book.  Five of them were not listed in Gordon's book, and eight of them were. I have updated the master list in the first post in this thread with the information.  We now have 14 Colts added to Gordon's Quest...Thank you Alan, for your inquiry, and my apologies for the delayed response.

 

Here they are: (not listed in Gordon's book)

 

6354
10557
12384
13960
14450

 

Listed in Gordon's book:

 

12340
13898
14056
14080
14383
14563
14660
14732

 

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#27 rpbcps

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 03:49 AM

Morning David, 
I noticed RChapmans post concerning the discovery of part of sn 9283, so I checked Gordons books and they have nothing listed against that serial number, so another bit of history to add to newly discovered Colt Thompsons.

http://www.machinegu...showtopic=21695

 

 

# 9283 Trigger assembly with 1921 buttstock and pistol grip, fitted to a late model 1928A1 with smooth barrel and battle sights, found in the Netherlands



and another, what appears to be a French contract 1921 posted by member Paulsavoy, # 11848, which has not details listed in Gordon's book:

 

www.machinegunboards.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=21716

 

Deactivated to new EU specifications in France.

 

Best regards

Richard


Edited by rpbcps, 27 January 2018 - 05:42 AM.

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 02:13 PM

I have updated the main post with information on Colt Thompsons #9283, and #11848.  We now have 16 newly documented Colts that were not listed in Gordon's books.

 

Thanks!

 

David Albert

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#29 Bill in VA

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:16 PM

I don't have Gordon's book so this may or may not be new info.

 

Colt '21A #232 is on display in Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Ireland. No finish, but lots of rust as one might expect from an Irish Sword hidden beneath someone's floorboards for half a century. It's displayed wearing a C drum. No number visible on the drum in the display.

 

Colt '21AC #9962 was recently surrendered to the Virginia War memorial Foundation's museum and is currently kept from the torch by a Form 10. It's engraved at the cocking slot: "E.E. RICHARDSON/MAUMEE, O" It's sitting in an FBI case with a cleaning rod, no spare parts box, two XX magazines and one shotshell magazine, plus an L drum.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:26 PM

Bill,

Any chance you have a photo of the Richardson gun?

Thanks
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:25 AM

This pic was posted last April over at AR15.com.......pretty sure it's the gun mentioned above (#9962)

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#32 ron_brock

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:25 AM

Thank you!! Do you have the ARF link? I assume someone found and handed over based on the comments. I missed that one

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:48 AM

It was posted on page 2 of the "Machine Gun Picture Thread" without any comments at all......the poster was from VA


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#34 Bill in VA

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 03:49 PM

That's the gun. I also have a couple photos of the gun in its case as well as one with the museum curator holding it (and a video of him firing it.) I'll see if I can';t get the pictures up[loaded. Not sure about how comfortable he is with showing his face, but if he's OK with it I'll at least blur out his face.

I also have a couple not-so-great photos of #232


Edited by Bill in VA, 14 February 2019 - 03:56 PM.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 04:27 PM

Colt '21A  #232 in Kilmainham Gaol Dublin, Ireland.

 

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Edited by Bill in VA, 14 February 2019 - 04:40 PM.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 04:38 PM

Colt '21AC #9962 at the Virginia War Memorial Foundation's museum.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 05:07 PM

That is definatly the face of someone who has fired a Thompson. Thought you were going to blur it.
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Posted 25 February 2019 - 08:42 PM

Noteworthy!!  There's history there that hopefully will be on the placard with that Thompson!!  Never been to that museum, so now have to get out there and see it!  Thanks for the update Bill!

Cheers,

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