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#1 paulsavoy

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 11:30 AM

juste making surface in France :

Colt #8540, demil

 

One more for Gordon's Quest :)

 

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Edited by paulsavoy, 15 November 2020 - 05:25 PM.

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#2 Ron Mills

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 03:57 PM

Looks like it was buried somewhere.  Interesting buttstock sling mount.  Maybe from Lend Lease.    

Someone here can probably tell you the history of it if they have Gordon's book.  I do not have it.

Thanks for sharing the pictures.


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#3 paulsavoy

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 04:14 PM

I have the Gordon's book, the 8540 is not yet in it

That is why I post it here :happy:


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Posted 02 November 2020 - 10:57 AM

OK understood.  I wasn't sure about that.  Regardless, interesting and so far mysterious piece of history.


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Posted 04 November 2020 - 09:59 AM

Probably/maybe one of the French contract Thompsons?


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Posted 09 November 2020 - 03:18 PM

Probably/maybe one of the French contract Thompsons?

When did that happen?  I don't recall what year(s).  It makes sense.


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Posted 14 November 2020 - 06:11 PM

Probably/maybe one of the French contract Thompsons?

When did that happen?  I don't recall what year(s).  It makes sense.

 

From what I understand, Nov., 1939.


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Posted 15 November 2020 - 01:10 PM

Just found this article regarding the French Thompsons, written by our own Fearless Leader (hint:  First name David) here on the boards.  Interesting stuff.

http://www.smallarms...during the war.


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