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#1 marfen

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 12:48 PM

Hi all,

 

I am a newb when it comes to the Thompson SMG's. Wondering thoughts on the color of this actuator?

 

Thanks,

 

Mark

 

 

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 05:19 PM

Looks good to me. You'll occasionally see a purplish tint on blued steel if the temperature of the bluing salts bath varied from that recommended. The entire receiver on my M1928A1 has a dark eggplant color to it. It's original. 


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 06:03 PM

Thanks for replying TSMGguy. I hoped that may be the case. I have a Beretta pistol that is similar and have seen photos of other guns with a purple/brown hue to the metal and understood that to be the reason. Not being that familiar with Thompsons though I guess I just wanted confirmation it wasn't something else. Haven't seen other photos on the web with such a thing on Thompsons. I like the look actually. Kind of a dual tone look to it.

 

It's a deactivated Thompson in Canada. Pretty much has to be deactivated these days,  but is an older DeWat with removable/moving parts and appears to be well done. A few additional photos...thanks again!

 

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 06:19 PM

Looks really good! The smooth paddle style safety, pivot, and actuator are appropriate for the serial number range.


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:07 PM

Thanks again!


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