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#1 DZelenka

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 02:38 PM

I just picked this up. No British markings that I can see. What is with that number on the stock attachment piece? I would love to hear comments.

 

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#2 gijive

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 04:36 PM

Dan,

 

Neat looking gun, lots of character in that one.  It looks like some British Armorer hand stamped the butt stock slide to match the gun for inventory purposes.  It appears the stock was at one time on Savage Thompson # 54572.


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Posted 07 May 2019 - 05:00 PM

The fore end most likely isn’t original to the gun. It has a stamped sling swivel. I need to take it completely apart and see what’s in it.

Character? Nice way to say wear and tear? LOL
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Posted 07 May 2019 - 05:24 PM

Looks better as is with honest wear and tear then a fresh parkerizing finish.
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Posted 07 May 2019 - 05:45 PM

NICE GUN!!  Plastered with action and history, wouldnt change the finish, ENJOY


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Posted 07 May 2019 - 06:06 PM

NICE GUN!!  Plastered with action and history, wouldnt change the finish, ENJOY


I’m not going to change a thing, except maybe put a Brit modified fore end on it. I happen to know where one is.
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Posted 07 May 2019 - 08:38 PM

Looks like an original finish with loads of "experience"....love the look!
Decent price?
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Posted 07 May 2019 - 10:08 PM

Very nice! Love that honest wear. Thank you for sharing.


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Posted 08 May 2019 - 08:28 AM

Love it. Great looking Tommy.
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Posted 08 May 2019 - 10:05 AM

Good looking old war horse! The cross bolts in the butt stock were an effort to keep the wood from splitting. 


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Posted 08 May 2019 - 10:08 AM

Great M1928A1. Thanks for sharing


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Posted 08 May 2019 - 10:33 AM

I pulled it apart last night. All of the metal is Savage. When did Savage start using the smooth actuator and control levers? Barrel looks good. No pitting and has visible rifling. The fore end is marked M. The grip has some stampings on the top but I cannot tell what they are. It has some painted possibly unit markings on the starboard side of the butt stock. I will try and post a picture of those today.

 

How long is the recoil spring supposed to be? This one is 11.25". I have some spares, but they are all between 11.5" and 12.25". Change or not?

 

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 10:53 AM

M= Strombeck-Becker of Moline, Illinois.


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Posted 08 May 2019 - 01:12 PM

Cant really make out what this says. Any thoughts?

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 06:10 AM

Definitely a nice gun! I would definitely prefer a original beat up finish and furniture over a refinished one. Rear grip definitely looks like one of Savage manufacture.
Congrats on the acquisition!

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 08:30 AM

Cant really make out what this says. Any thoughts?

 

To me, the top line looks like MTB (something). The bottom line appears to be a date, (something) and the year, 50 for 1950. The gun certainly has many of the hallmarks of British service. When were the smooth pivot, safety, and actuator introduced? IIRC, the late 300,00 serial range. 


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 09:05 AM

If you have access to a black light you might be able to read the faded portions of the lettering on the stock.


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 11:11 AM

I really like this gun. Would you mind sharing how much you had to give for it? If not I undertand.


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 11:45 AM

i really like this gun as a piece of history

1. its got real wear, yet isnt rusted and pitted....its interesting how it must have been oiled down really well with all the exposed areas to be silver and not rusty

2. it has tommy gun on the top....a somewhat rare thing and desirable to all

 

if you paid correct market value on the gun i think you did well...not a beauty queen, but most war guns are refinished and pitted...yours looks original, so its beautiful in its own way....not a gun you will have to worry about scuffing and being anal with...a gun you can shoot and enjoy

 

 

how many guns have the TOMMY GUN written on the top? just a few hundred thousand correct?

 

i see it every so often(my favorite part of your gun)


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:46 PM

Cant really make out what this says. Any thoughts?

 

To me, the top line looks like MTB (something). The bottom line appears to be a date, (something) and the year, 50 for 1950. The gun certainly has many of the hallmarks of British service. When were the smooth pivot, safety, and actuator introduced? IIRC, the late 300,00 serial range. 

After the MTB is the number 45. I cannot read the rest.


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