My New Gun!
Posted 04 March 2004 - 08:57 AM
Based on my studying of American Thunder, I would surmise this gun is the last of what Frank describes as the "early production" series of M1928A1s. I would place it's date of production somewhere around January, 1942 as Frank notes they started installing the unshrouded Lyman "L" sight in February, 1942 with gun #400,000 (approximately).
All the primary attributes seem correct for this S/N. I don't know the details of the buttstock but it should not have the reinforcing bolt if it is the original wood. I'm also guessing this gun should have a horizontal foregrip as well as a checkered actuator. The levers may or may not be checkered.
The sellers notes there are several inspector marks but I don't know the details. For me I guess the key marks to look for would be foreign inspection marks which would designate this as a Lend-Lease gun. I actually hope there are NOT any foreign marks as I want a gun that was in the US arsenal.
Do yall agree with the basic conlusions I've outlined above? Can you offer any specific things I should look for when I get the chance to see the gun in the flesh? TIA!
Posted 04 March 2004 - 10:32 AM
|but it should not have the reinforcing bolt if it is the original wood|
Expecting any Colt TSMG or WWII 1928 to still have the exact wood (especially the stock) it left the factory with would be highly unlikely.
Posted 04 March 2004 - 11:23 AM
How would you possibly be able to verify that? As I recall your gun has British proofs, but that does not mean that if ever left the U.S. either.
Posted 05 March 2004 - 11:43 AM