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#1 festeruk

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 02:43 PM

unsure.gif Hi are WW2 Thompsons dated, or is it just by serial numbers?? and if by serial numbers how do you work the date out...thanks festeruk
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#2 hawksnest

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 08:04 PM

They are not dated. The serial number will give you the approximate date of maufacture if you have a book such as Frank's "American Thunder".
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#3 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 08:28 PM

fester,
Give up the number, and I can give up the date.

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 08:38 PM

How about the dates on these I'm working on buying? Serial Numbers: A0152924X & A0150727. That's what the guy read off to me. I think it's somewhere around 1940-41. Thanks.
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#5 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 08:58 PM

Mike,
October/November 1942

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 09:12 PM

Thanks Art.
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Posted 18 February 2004 - 11:17 PM

As long as we're here, anyone (Arthur?) know when Savage S349851 was made? I think it's late summer, '42.

Thanks!
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#8 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 12:26 AM

DC,
December, 1942-January, 1943

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 07:42 AM

How about M1A1 522625 - savage built
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#10 Hurridale

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 08:21 AM

Thanks, Arthur! That's earlier than I expected (and will make parting with it even harder on me when I have to sell it in a month or two ... sad.gif )

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 08:34 AM

Art,

About when was my Savage M1A1 #306581 born?

Thanks,
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Posted 19 February 2004 - 09:11 AM

ARTHUR
SAVAGE MANUFACTURED M1 #186074?
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#13 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 11:07 AM

USMC,
March/April 1943

Doug,
November/December 1942

ODS,
September/October 1942

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 11:12 AM

Arthur,

You're probably sick and tired of looking up numbers by now, but anyway - S-245XX? That's one thing I miss in "American Thunder", a list of production dates. I've tried looking for it on the Net, no luck there either. Thanks!

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#15 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 11:20 AM

Balder,
October, 1940

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 11:57 AM

This appears to be the sort of thing for a chart or "look up table" in the FAQ section, eh?

Anyone have the relevant data and willing to volunteer to develop such a chart/table?
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Posted 19 February 2004 - 12:26 PM

Arthur,

Didn't the M1 series production start in 1942? How could the M1 guns be made in 1941 or did I read the posts incorrectly?
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Posted 19 February 2004 - 01:02 PM

Arthur,Balder... Looks like my Savage #24169 is close to Oct. 1940 too.It`s amazing they are so close in production time and travelled all around the world during a major conflict and survive to this day...if they could only talk..out. wink.gif
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Posted 19 February 2004 - 01:14 PM

ARTHUR THANKS biggrin.gif

AS BALDER & SECONDAMEND ASK..IS THERE A TABLE/CHART/ANYTHING AVAILABLE TO "DECODE" SERIAL NUMBERS, OR ARE YOU REALLY A REALLY R.K.I.
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#20 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 01:17 PM

G.I.,
OK...Ooops...Revised dates....Mixed up 28's with M1/M1A1's...These are dates for M1/M1A1's except for Balder's which is a 1928, I hope.

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