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#1 AZDoug

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 08:25 PM


Here are some JPEGS of a Brochure I got from Numrich back in 1972.

I really wish I could have afforded those $7 drums back then...

Doug

www.srtarms.com/WH1.jpg
www.srtarms.com/WH2.jpg
www.srtarms.com/WH3.jpg
www.srtarms.com/WH4.jpg

Oh, well, hindsight....
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#2 pmlogg

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 10:52 PM

I too have some pages of the old catalogues and a few years later purchased some parts including an actuator for a Model 21. I still have it but it does not have the groove on the front shown in some pictures. Would this have been a new manufactured part? If so when did Numrich start to have to remanufacture, having run out of original parts.

I was a student then and didn't have much money. I wish now that I had bought the canvas cases and spare parts kit.
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#3 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 12:38 AM

Early Colt production actuators had the grove, but by the time Colt made the 1928 Navy, the two-piece actuators were made using the second non-grove type actuators. You would be able to tell in an instant any Colt made actuator from a Numrich type; just look at the knurling.
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Posted 07 March 2004 - 12:40 AM

early grooved> later non grooved,what you never saw a early colt actuator???sounds like you bought one back then.............wes-hurlee did not make the two piece navy or the early grooved front 21 model............unless there was a retired colt employee pumpin them out in his basement after the war..........the average age of some of the colt worker's had been 42 so by the time the second war came around.

most had long passed on...... or in the eighties...........

glad you picked up something nice.......{the actuator} take it easy.........ron
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Posted 07 March 2004 - 01:59 PM

[Early Colt production actuators had the grove, but by the time Colt made the 1928 Navy, the two-piece actuators were made using the second non-grove type actuators.]

Arthur,

Who actually converted the overstamps? I have read the 1921/21 sections of both American Thunder and Tracie Hill’s book a couple times and I am still confused. Did Colt manufacture the parts and Auto Ordinance do the assembly and overstamping,? It also sounds like the Military bought 28 parts and converted their own and Colt converted some without the US Navy stamp.
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#6 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 03:13 PM

Chip,
It was Auto-Ord that did the stamping "U.S. Navy," and the "8" over the "1." Auto-Ord did the initial two-piece Navy actuators modifying available Colt made 1921 acutators.

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 07:32 PM

I didn't even look at any of the links as I didn't feel like crying tonight. cool.gif
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#8 LIONHART

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 07:39 PM

I hear you Jim. Me either!
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Posted 07 March 2004 - 07:49 PM

Anyone notice that the compensator was a $25 option on a $200 gun! Seems like a lot of extra money for a muzzle device.

That would be like a $2,500 option on a $20,000 gun.
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#10 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 09:46 PM

Robert,
That may be so, but it was one popular item that most buyers wanted fitted to their 1921/28 Colt's when they were first available in 1926.

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