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#1 feldjaeger85

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 04:32 AM

Hi folks,

 

Just joined your club. After years of fanboying, searching and hoping to find one fine genuine AO Tommygun, my dreams really came true now…

 

I was able to get my hands on a very beautiful WH A1 over here in Switzerland. As I found out here in the forums already, this baby must've been produced somewhen back in '76 as the serial no. is pretty low (3194).

 

I haven't shot her yet but I'm really lookin forward to do so in the next few days.

 

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#2 Merry Ploughboy

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 06:32 AM

Congratulations!  Very nice looking carbine.  The prior owner(s) must have taken very good care of it.


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Posted 10 February 2016 - 07:01 AM

Thanks :) And so will I...

Dunno where it came from, but it must've been a very dedicated collector as its such an extremely neat one.


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#4 tray burge

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 03:58 PM

Very nice. Welcome aboard.


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#5 Dan's Den

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 08:04 AM

She sure is a pretty one, hope you have lots of fun with her.


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#6 Gio

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 08:47 AM

Welcome to the board. It looks to me that this WH has been short barreled. Am I correct in that assumption?

 

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#7 feldjaeger85

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 06:50 AM

Hey Gio - dunno, I got it as is... Maybe the preowner SBR'd it.

There's no difference between a SBR and a LBR here in Switzerland.

But it would be interesting to get to know that - maybe I can find out something on this.


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#8 Merry Ploughboy

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 09:09 AM

Based on the number and shape pattern of the fins, it appears that the barrel is a cut down 16 inch barrel.


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#9 feldjaeger85

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 05:17 AM

Yeah, never paid attention to the fins but just noted that. Thanks for the hint!

 

Does anyone of you know what's about the cocking knob? My one has the one I often find referred to as the "cheese grater"?

And then, there's another one that's more ball shaped. Is that an AO / Kahr thing or something else?


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#10 anticus

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 10:13 AM

The "cheese grater" original big knob was on both WH and Kahr rifles. Kahr later introduced a smaller knob that more closely resembled a submachine gun actuator knob.  The big knob was intended to make it easier to cock the very stiff factory recoil springs. 


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#11 tray burge

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:38 AM

Hey Dominik, here are some closer interior shots you asked for, let me know if you have any more questions, the box at the top is for my Tax stamp we have to have.

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#12 feldjaeger85

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 03:09 AM

Thank you very much for the short explanation anticus! Didn't know about that!
Also, thank you very much for the pictures tray, I'm already looking for a nice, worn out case to start with :D


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