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#1 kyle

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 08:57 AM

After a few months of looking and learning, I've sent off the $$$ for a Savage M1928A1! The gun is described as being 95% (almost certainly refinished), matching U/L serial numbers, finned barrel, Cutts, Lyman leaf sight, and excellent wood. S/N S-334xxx. I'm buying the gun sight unseen but it is coming from a very reputable dealer with a money back guarantee.

Based on my studying of American Thunder, I would surmise this gun is the last of what Frank describes as the "early production" series of M1928A1s. I would place it's date of production somewhere around January, 1942 as Frank notes they started installing the unshrouded Lyman "L" sight in February, 1942 with gun #400,000 (approximately).

All the primary attributes seem correct for this S/N. I don't know the details of the buttstock but it should not have the reinforcing bolt if it is the original wood. I'm also guessing this gun should have a horizontal foregrip as well as a checkered actuator. The levers may or may not be checkered.

The sellers notes there are several inspector marks but I don't know the details. For me I guess the key marks to look for would be foreign inspection marks which would designate this as a Lend-Lease gun. I actually hope there are NOT any foreign marks as I want a gun that was in the US arsenal.

Do yall agree with the basic conlusions I've outlined above? Can you offer any specific things I should look for when I get the chance to see the gun in the flesh? TIA!

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#2 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 10:32 AM

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but it should not have the reinforcing bolt if it is the original wood


Kyle,
Expecting any Colt TSMG or WWII 1928 to still have the exact wood (especially the stock) it left the factory with would be highly unlikely.

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#3 John Jr

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 10:37 AM

Wrong again, Arthur, mine came that way.

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#4 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 11:23 AM

John J,
How would you possibly be able to verify that? As I recall your gun has British proofs, but that does not mean that if ever left the U.S. either.

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Posted 05 March 2004 - 11:43 AM

Wonderful Kyle; My paperwork went to ATF Thanksgiving week, and nothing yet,,,,,,,,,,I really wonder how many clinton appointees still exist at the lower levels of govt organizations ? ...........jw
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