My comments about Colt's era parts in early Savage Thompson guns is not designed to state unequivocally what happened. Its purpose is to question those in the past who have stated as fact Savage Arms used Colt's parts in the manufacture of early Savage Arms Thompson submachine guns.
I stands to reason that the bulk of any left over AOC spare parts were still at Colt's and moved to Savage Arms as the AOC space at Colt's was vacated.
Good to know raising questions regarding conclusions stated as fact in authoritative materials is not considered trolling.
But why is Harold still holding on to Colt TSMG machinery seven months after AOC last order for spare parts and after Maguire purchased AOC from Marcellus Thompson? Why would Harold devote Colt Fire Arm factory space to machinery that no longer produced income for Colt? And why would Maguire want to continue to pay for storage space at Colt after his November, 1939 contract with Savage to produce 10,000 TSMGs necessitated that Savage be in possession of the 20 year-old Colt machinery?
But regarding 1928A Savage No. S- 17359, did you travel to the U.K. to examine this Savage or did you rely on Clive McPherson to take whatever photos the British museum would allow? Disassembling the frame and removing the ejector was probably frowned on by the curator.
Edited by Arthur Fliegenheimer, 02 February 2018 - 03:26 PM.