Tracking Down A Thompson
Posted 25 February 2004 - 09:16 PM
the guns were purchased when john dillinger was seen in town , and thought to be staking out the local bank.
shelbyville p.d., shelbyville, In.
the best info i could get said that a dealer bought new revolvers for the whole department, maybe 12, and some shotguns in trade.
i know this isn't much to go on, but i figure it's woth a shot
thanks for any info
Posted 25 February 2004 - 09:31 PM
Posted 25 February 2004 - 09:35 PM
thanks, for the info, but it is the shelbyville police department in indiana
Posted 25 February 2004 - 11:39 PM
Posted 26 February 2004 - 06:58 AM
Note the serial number, obviously, in case it is not in the previously published Thompson references (Cox, Hill, Herigstad, et al).
Check to see if it has the original buttstock. It should have a nickel colored slide ctach and a tiny anchor logo near the front edge stamped in the wood.
Check what type compenstor, if it has one, first or second model. 1st model will have no markings, 2nd model will have the Cutts diamond logo on top front edge.
Check for any unusal proof marks.
If it is a 1928 Navy Model check actuator to determine if one piece or two piece.
That's about all I can think of at the present. Maybe some others have some additional ideas. Take some nice pictures!
Posted 26 February 2004 - 10:11 AM
Posted 26 February 2004 - 10:20 AM
No, I am not referring to the Blish lock (H piece).
The original two-piece actuators were made from the original 1921 actuators. The weighted piece was riveted and welded to the original and they are nickel colred with the exception of the knob portion and front end. The second type were one piece actuators similar to the WWII variety 1928 actuators. Of course, this may be a moot point if the gun you are going to see is a 1921 Model.
Post the pictures when you can.