Original Military Finish ?
Posted 07 April 2004 - 06:50 PM
Posted 07 April 2004 - 06:57 PM
Posted 07 April 2004 - 09:51 PM
The military guns were either blued right over the raw machined steel or sand blasted and then blued.
Subsequent rebuilds were parkerized.
There are exceptions to just abut everything.
Posted 08 April 2004 - 06:57 AM
Posted 08 April 2004 - 07:57 AM
There was no 1928 Overstamp contract. All 15,000 Colt guns were made as Model of 1921A between 1921 and 1922. All have the same polished blue finish. The 1928 Navy Model Overstamps were made from the stock of original guns. Colt Thompsons that found their way into U.S. Military service during the late 1920s and 1930s could have, of course, been refinished during rebuild programs in whatever finish the miltary felt like using at the time.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Washington, D.C. has a Colt U.S. Navy Model Overstamp that was rebuilt during WWII and is parkerized with the gray/green finish.
Posted 09 April 2004 - 02:12 AM
One of my questions was what color would you call the finish of a Colt thompson, I need something to aproximate the color when i send my gun off to be anodized. I saw a pic of the custom 1921 SA Thompson owned by Delvin B. Powers and I read somewhere that they were trying to aproximate the finish of the original 21's. It's definitley the look I'm going for, but what color would you call that? Sorry to ramble...
Posted 09 April 2004 - 07:53 AM
Posted 09 April 2004 - 09:06 AM
I believe the ww11 receivers were parkized and the barrels were left blued. There are going to be examples because of rebuilts of all kinds. My 28a1 savage came with the blued barrel and parked receiver. When i had it redone, I just reparked the whole gun.
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Posted 09 April 2004 - 12:43 PM