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#1 ammo

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 02:49 PM

Looking at a Colt Thompson tomorrow. I will probably get about 30 mins to examine it. What should I look for?

So far Model #, serial number, internals, ejector, barrel markings, finish etc. I know this is a tough question and hard to learn in a few days but I thought I would ask. I have read the pages in Franks book on the Colt's. Thanks

Edited by ammo, 31 January 2004 - 02:50 PM.

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#2 gijive

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 03:01 PM

Ammo,

It seems that you have already listed the items that should scrutinized carefully. There should be no markings on the barrel, however. If you see a manufacturer's code on the barrel of the gun you are looking at, it is a WWII replacement barrel, not the original Colt barrel.

In addition, the internal parts should be nickel and should also be absent any manufacturers markings.
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#3 Chopper28

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 09:07 AM

Original Colt butt stock, made by Remington, should have a small upside down anchor stamped on the front of it near the slide.
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Posted 02 February 2004 - 07:17 AM

If possible take it out to shoot it to ensure the barrel is not shot out and the aim is still true. Use semi-auto mode and only about 5-6 rounds of ammo.

Ensure that the barrel is a colt by checking for the narrower fins.

If the finish looks too good it may have been redone.

Checkered safety and selector switches.

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 07:58 PM

Ammo,
Well how did it look?
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