Found Something New When Cleaning The Thompson
Posted 26 January 2004 - 10:50 PM
Under the Lyman adjustable sight in the receiver body, I found a GEG inspector stamp. Also found an "E" more towards the back of the receiver that looks like the "E" on the sling on the vertical foregrip. The "E" is supposed to be from Enfield as my gun is Brit proofed and the slings they used were from Enfield rifles, but never heard of George E. Golls stamp IN the receiver. Is this normal, and if anyone else owns a Savage 28, could you look at yours and see if its there on yours too? Thanks.
Posted 26 January 2004 - 11:48 PM
I have a Brit-marked 28A1 (sn S-349851) with no such markings. But like it says in "American Thunder", the Brits were pretty inconsistent in markings.
Posted 27 January 2004 - 12:33 AM
Remove the internals. IN the receiver UNDER the Lyman sight is the marking. Where the buffer pilot rod is.
Posted 27 January 2004 - 04:00 AM
I took my Brit-marked Savage 1928 (S-245XX) apart, no sign of Mr. Goll inside. No "E" either. My gun has only one encircled GEG stamp, on the left side of the receiver just outside the chamber.
Posted 27 January 2004 - 08:18 AM
I wonder if, more than 60 years ago, whoever stamped yours gave a little mishievous smirk and thought, "Let them try to figure THIS one out!"
Posted 27 January 2004 - 09:07 AM
Posted 27 January 2004 - 09:46 AM
Posted 27 January 2004 - 11:33 PM
This is the best picture I have of the GEG stamping. I took over 20 pictures and this was the best one.
This was the next best one.
Here is the "E"
This is the whole area.
Again, sorry for the picture sizes, but its the only way these would come out.
NOW FOR THE INTERESTING PART! I also looked at the GEG on the EXTERIOR of the receiver and took a picture of it to compair. The GEG is a bit different. The "G" on both ends are a bit smaller on the interior marking than the exterior. I have no precision measuring instruments, so sorry on that one.
Have a look:
Anyone have any ideas about this find?
(PS: my old DIAL UP ISP is hosting these pictures and does not know it! )
Posted 28 January 2004 - 12:01 AM
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Posted 28 January 2004 - 10:53 AM
Maybe the inspector that day tried the stamp in an inconspicuous location before stamping the outside of the receiver. The other thought is maybe the receiver was sent back initially for additional machine work and the stamp was placed in the area that neeeded work. Who knows? There are probably other examples of Savage guns that have the GEG stamp in places other than the normal locations on the outside of the receiver and bottom of the grip frame.
The important thing is your Savage gun has the proper GEG inspection stamps.
Posted 28 January 2004 - 11:08 AM
The strange thing is the size of the G's are different on the inside stamp than the outside stamp.
Posted 28 January 2004 - 11:28 AM
Posted 28 January 2004 - 12:15 PM
Since George E. Goll didn't personally inspect every gun I'm sure there were several GEG stamps made for the persons authorized to inspect the parts along the manufacturing process. If the inpsection marks on you gun were done at different stages of manufacture, that would account for the slight variations in the inspection stamps. They were made at different times and used by different inspectors.