Ex Russian Thompsons
Posted 14 May 2004 - 03:02 AM
A few days ago I was lucky enough to get access to a few crates of those ex Russian Tommys. Luckily I had my camera with me but please remember it was very dark so the images are not so good.
What I saw was:
M1928A1 C's with fixed and adjustable lymans, smooth and finned barrels Savage and AO
M1's with and without rear sight hood all Savage.
Most guns were new/unused, some poorly refinished over heavy pitting.
The guns come in cases of 10 with kit that includes per gun:
stripping screw driver
5 mag pouch
US GI belt
I'll do some pics of complete kit laid out soon
Thanks for the help Nick!
Posted 14 May 2004 - 06:11 AM
I have a couple of questions, though.
How do you know the M1 Thompsons were all Savage? Did you examine every one?
Also, the guns appear to have been packed for long term shipping and storage, the pictures you show don't appear to have poor refinishing and severe pitting. I imagine some guns were pitted from improper storage after all these years even with the grease on them, but the pictures appear to show the original black oxide finish in pretty good shape for 60 year old guns.
Just a couple of observations. Thanks for posting the pictures.
Posted 14 May 2004 - 06:32 AM
Posted 14 May 2004 - 06:41 AM
Posted 14 May 2004 - 07:28 AM
Posted 14 May 2004 - 10:41 AM
Put it this way, all the M1's I picked up were Savage.
Most are new/original. Most of the rough/pitted re-finish ones were '28's which I had trouble photographing due to light problems. The re-finish ones look like they got used and not put back into storage properly.
Posted 14 May 2004 - 12:03 PM
Posted 14 May 2004 - 12:11 PM
oh and phill, they arent chopped up, just welded. its all we got though and i love mine )
Edited by SgtMartin, 14 May 2004 - 12:13 PM.