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#1 eMGunslinger

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 02:38 PM

Finally made the move into a Colt Thompson 1921/8 US Navy SN#10900 after a few years of searching for the right one at a fair price. Local gentleman had it and finally decided to sell it to me.
Gun by no means is perfect but I am more of a heavy volume shooter than a safe queen buyer so it was a perfect match.
Barrel was changed with what appears to be another original and like fools someone put heat on the front of the receiver during the change. No idea why they did that but it discolored the fantastic blueing. They also grabbed the comp with what looks like a pipe wrench. Other than that a nice gun by what I can tell. Buffer Pilot is a Savage and the front sight is incorrect.

Anything else people can figure out and tell me about the gun would be greatly appreciated.

Shout out to David Lansky who's been a great friend and asset in my search for a gun for a few years now, by no means could I have done it without you and felt comfortable on my purchase.

I am also looking for some good reading material on these guns. Already have the books for the Maxim's and MG34's in the safe. More literature is always better and bonus points if it has info on the variety of magazines and drums for these guns!


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#2 gijive

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 04:05 PM

eMGunslinger,
As long as you are asking for comments, the rear grip has been replaced with a WWII grip and the front grip appears that it may be a reproduction. Can't tell about the butt stock from the photos provided, but you would be looking for a small anchor cartouche at the front and of the stock, indication Remington manufacture.

Any markings on the compensator? Can't tell if it is GI or original from the photos.

Nice gun, enjoy!
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 10:16 AM

.... and the fins on the front part of the barrel look really strange, much too large,...


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:16 PM

Nice gun, little quirks to it, but no big deal, shoot the hell out of it. Any history to it. ?

 

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#5 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:38 PM

Congratulations on the Colt Navy acquisition.   The drawline is unusual in that it doesn't continue to the end of the receiver. Perhaps a casualty of the torch treatment? The front grip screw doesn't appear to extend through the grip beyond the mount.

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#6 eMGunslinger

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:39 PM

eMGunslinger,
As long as you are asking for comments, the rear grip has been replaced with a WWII grip and the front grip appears that it may be a reproduction. Can't tell about the butt stock from the photos provided, but you would be looking for a small anchor cartouche at the front and of the stock, indication Remington manufacture.

Any markings on the compensator? Can't tell if it is GI or original from the photos.

Nice gun, enjoy!

There is an Anchor or whats left of one on the buttstock right near the latch yes


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 08:13 PM

The people on this forum are a WEALTH of knowledge when it comes to original or non original parts.  I love it.  Enjoy your new acquisition Taylor!


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 08:21 PM

Get the Ultimate Thompson Book if you don't already have it.


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 08:20 PM

Nice Shooter! Get at 1928A1 actuator and don't risk damaging the two piece 1928 Colt part.

 

Enjoy!


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