Look At This Thompson
Posted 08 February 2004 - 11:44 PM
One guy in the chat said it could be a NAC gun.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 12:28 AM
Posted 09 February 2004 - 12:44 AM
Posted 09 February 2004 - 12:59 AM
the paper is wortha thousand....word's.................
now i have seen it all!!!!!!
next it will be offered for $$$29,867.25.......................auction gun broker standby..another thompson rarity......castro's personal model.................on the bay of pig's fiasco..............
j.s.give me a break..............wink!! take care ron colt/21a
P.S.wait!! let me get the cash out now!!!!
Posted 09 February 2004 - 01:05 AM
That's it!...This gun was used by CIA trained Cubans for the Bay Of Pigs invasion, hence no markings......This must have been the Felix Rodreigez gun that was also used to kill Che Guevara.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 01:18 AM
we are up too late........take care,ron
Posted 09 February 2004 - 08:09 AM
Mike, If he ever contacts you - give us an update as to what this is!
My guess is it is a recent compilation of ebay parts and a new reciever. The "1968" papers have yet to explain anything.
Whaddya think someone saw the real tommy prices, and thought they could build one, conjure up a story, and make $8k profit?
Where is your pic of Leavenworth?
Posted 09 February 2004 - 01:47 PM
Posted 09 February 2004 - 03:13 PM
The Colt S/N on the upper was obliterated with a center punch decades ago. The ATTU didn't see fit to stamp the upper with the IRS registration number. I have no idea if he ever had the barrel pulled to see if that number was still there.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 03:49 PM
earl had one also,and i am trying to work a deal on one now.however the barrel was pulled to check the original serial number which i have........
the problem with alot of thompson's after every change of hand the stories change so much........nobody likes the truth......................wink!! take care,ron colt21a
Posted 09 February 2004 - 05:16 PM
Posted 09 February 2004 - 05:49 PM
Can the powers that be, with the technology available today, not read such "obliterated" numbers under the punch marks?
Posted 09 February 2004 - 06:11 PM
Posted 09 February 2004 - 06:29 PM
Edited by SecondAmend, 09 February 2004 - 06:30 PM.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 06:47 PM
Acid etching used to be used for serial numbers that were gound off, but defacing with a punch makes even acid etch problematic, as you are deforming the metal where the numbers were stamped, not just removing visible metal from the numbers, and leaving micrscopily altered metal, from the stamping, underneath.
Hit the S/N witha sharp center punch 10-15 times on each digit, and you will rearrange those subsurface metal crystals to random grain structure again.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 08:13 PM
Posted 09 February 2004 - 08:20 PM
Posted 10 February 2004 - 07:49 AM
A while ago some tools were stolen from here at work and the numbers that were stamped in them were ground off. He got the tools and was able to read the numbers by polishing and putting a nitric acid solution over the area. The grains did show the numbers clear as day. It was conclusive.
If a gun is has new numbers that are just stamped over existing numbers, he thought there may be some info to be gained by using this technique. But, it welding was involved, forget it.
I am very curious about this as well, and how it applies to s/n "s-15043" that was mentioned here before (since I am buying it!).
Anybody out here ever did a magnaflux on a reciever to see if it was cut/rewelded? This technique might also show up numbers that have been ground off.
Were there any Savage guns with the s/n under the gripmount? Or was that just Colts?
Posted 10 February 2004 - 09:10 AM