How long were Bridgeport L drums produced?
Posted 12 July 2003 - 08:29 PM
How long were the bridgeport L drums made and is there any significant history about them that I should know? Thanks.
Posted 13 July 2003 - 06:54 AM
Nevertheless, you've got a good qulity drum. $650 is not a bad price to pay either.
Posted 13 July 2003 - 07:57 AM
Bridegport marked drums are essentially WWII production drums and production ended with the introduction of the M1 series of Thompsons in about 1943.
Auto-Ordnance opened their own production facility in Bridegport, Ct in 1941 and the address change from New York, N.Y. became effective then. The drums, however, were made by United Specialties, Co. of Chicago and should also have a "U" stamped on the front and rear cover slides.
$650.00 is a good price to pay for an original WWII drum depending on condition. Good luck!
Posted 13 July 2003 - 08:59 AM