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#1 ducati650

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Posted 27 May 2004 - 06:38 AM

Did all the M1928's have Cutts mounted? Would a '28 without the Cutts but with an adjustable rear sight be an oddity?
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Posted 27 May 2004 - 07:49 AM

All early 1928 Savage production guns and Savage and AO 1928A1 models left the production facilities with Cutts compensators attached. Army maintenance and repair manuals during the war call for barrel replacements with barrels, sans compenstors, as being acceptable replacements.

If the gun was rebuilt during WWII it could easily have been replaced with an "A" configuration barrel. The gun may also have been modified after WWII by any former owner of the gun.

A Colt 1921/28 Navy Model Thompson with an "A" configuration barrel would be an oddity. Not too many were ordered without the Cutts compensator.
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Posted 27 May 2004 - 09:11 AM

Just to add to this,..all 21s were intially A models...and were later modified...much like Navy mods...later work was performed at Colt or other facilities...so who knows for sure anymore,out. wink.gif
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Posted 27 May 2004 - 11:16 AM

Thank you. I'm new to all this and this forum rocks.
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Posted 27 May 2004 - 11:55 AM

It depends on when the Colt TSMG was sold. Those sold before 1926 left the factory without Cutts. The owners of these TSMG's would then send them back to Auto-Ord for the Cutts upgrade if so desired. After 1926, the unsold TSMG's (the majority of the 15,000), that never left the Auto-Ord wharehouse had the Cutts applied, as well as barrel change after 1932 to accomodate the second pattern Cutts, according to customer preferences.
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Posted 27 May 2004 - 12:12 PM

Ed--
Welcome to the board. You must be in education, from the looks of your board name.
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Posted 28 May 2004 - 03:16 PM

Thanks everyone. This board is great. I've always loved Thompsons. There is so much to be learned here.

I'm an electrical engineer that designs printed circuit boards, rides a Ducati motorcycle and loves to shoot 1911s, M1 carbines and AR15s.

Thanks again,
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