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#1 dalbert

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:56 PM

Frank Iannamico asked me to post this as a pinned post here in the M3 forum. This is a revision to his book on the M3 Greasegun.

M3 Book Addendum



During subsequent research the author of this book discovered that the reported 15,469 M3A1 production figure was actually a typographical error in the Ordnance Department’s Log of Significant Purchases. The actual Guide Lamp M3A1 production figures are listed below. These corrected figures were obtained by the author from the Cincinnati Ordnance District records that the Guide Lamp plant reported to during World War II.

Guide Lamp M3A1 PRODUCTION (1945 only)

April 30,117

May 26,000

June 17,164

July 9,000

August: production canceled.



Total submachine guns manufactured from 1943 to 1945 by Guide Lamp: 606,694 M3, and 82,281 M3A1 models, for a total of 688,975 weapons.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:41 PM

Thanks for posting . Glad this has been cleared up.
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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:08 AM

Thanks for the information ... but I wonder about the M3A1 total of 82,281.

30,117 + 26,000 + 17,164 + 0 = 73,281 ???

Maybe "July 0" should be "July 9,000" ?

Cheers
Michael


Edited by Hamster, 14 April 2013 - 02:50 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:30 AM

Here we go again .
Wonderful while it lasted :slap:
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:40 PM

July has been corrected.  The 9,000 production number was listed in th USA Submachine Guns book.

 

David


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