Colt Ejector..or Is It?
Posted 19 July 2004 - 04:55 PM
rivets and such...well I spoke to PK a while ago, picked up a surplus ejector
and well, PK took over.
Welded the nib and ejector screw, milled down the rivets, and Viola!
Check it out and get one today!!!
And on the semi:
Posted 19 July 2004 - 05:59 PM
Posted 19 July 2004 - 06:13 PM
Did not ask PK to put his mark on it, but there's a Savage "S" stamped
on the underside, so I quess this one is safe.
Have not worked out the cost with PK yet.
Well, do ya like it??
Posted 19 July 2004 - 06:21 PM
I didn't think. Of coure it is already stamped. Love it!
Posted 19 July 2004 - 06:22 PM
all the talk going on about repros and originals and the such.
Just want to make it clear that this was a little project to pimp out
my Westy and not to pull the wool over anybodys eyes.
Allrighty then, on we go.
Posted 19 July 2004 - 09:12 PM
That is beautiful work...and a nice looking West Hurley. I want one for my Westy. Please e-mail me the price and availability. I know you will have a lot of customers for this item.
Thanks for sharing.
Posted 19 July 2004 - 10:08 PM
Posted 20 July 2004 - 12:52 AM
BTW, what is an original Colt ejector worth?
Posted 20 July 2004 - 06:29 AM
E mail if interested.
AZDoug- not easy to find any flat ejector now days, and when you do you had better have a fat wallet. I know some members have been successful in their search for such this last year and would encourage them to share the results of this effort with the board.
PS, the intention is not to duplicate a Colt or Savage part, just do something cleaner than a riveted part.
Posted 20 July 2004 - 08:27 AM
Posted 21 July 2004 - 08:29 AM
I like to try one or two. I shoot 5 to 7000 rds per year. Will be at the TCA meeting at NRA HQ in Aug. My emial is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 22 July 2004 - 09:21 AM
I'm very pleased with the craftsmanship of the gentlemen making the recent duplicates. First, an excellent spare parts box duplicate and now an excellent early Savage commercial ejector duplicate. Both marked exactly the same as the originals. Doesn't bother me though as I know mine are original and I didn't buy them to sell or to try to make a huge profit on.
I hope some of this skill can be focused on some duplicate Thompson canvas items in the near future.
Posted 22 July 2004 - 02:00 PM
Just so no one gets the wrong idea.
What PK and I were after was a smooth ejector in the "manner" of a commercial ejector without the studs.
I don't think either of us was out to " duplicate" an original.
This is a stand alone piece, with major differences from other smooth ejectors. The biggest, and I suppose telltale difference is that the metal plate/spring is slightly thinner then previously manufactured ejectors.
It's just an item to increase the curb appeal of a Thompson, not a replica of an existing part.
Posted 22 July 2004 - 02:28 PM
I suspected that holding both an original and your smooth ejector in hand would probably reveal some differences. But in those pictures they look identical to the originals.
That is some fine work and I think it looks great on your gun. I put one of my original Savage commerical ejectors on a 28A1 for the same reason. It just plain looks good (the gun had been refinished in the past and is blued now). Wouldn't look right on an all original Auto Ordnance 28A1 but for the refinished/blue 28A1 it looks perfect.
Thanks for sharing the photos. Maybe one day I will take the time to figure out how to post some pictures on the board.
Posted 22 July 2004 - 04:37 PM
But, it sure looks better on a ‘commercial’ finished gun than the riveted part.
Posted 22 July 2004 - 07:57 PM
From memory, the backstrap on a Savage or Colt original is about 50% thicker than on this weldment, also, the machined piece has radius roots at the threaded ejector and the holding nub.
It sounds like somebody is sitting on a pile of Savage ejectors....:-) I paid $5 each for my savage machined ejectors in 1995.
Posted 22 July 2004 - 09:25 PM
As PK says, it's just a modified original Savage ejector. Nothing new has been manufactured...
And I do agree with you, it looks bitching on a blued gun, all smooth and shiny
Whereas the riveted ejector would look fantastic on say an M1, M1A or dulite 28 and this would be quite out of place...
The Savage ejectors seem to be plentyful from Gunparts/Numrich for 15.00... NOS stock, unused and in great shape.