Questions For Thompson Historians
Posted 23 August 2004 - 11:46 PM
Gun description at:
Also, the closeup photos seem to show the gun's markings as having rounded line-bottoms (this is particularly visible on the photo titled "Left rear markings", where even the line-ends appear rounded as from a rotating cutter). I would think this sort of engraving profile is more characteristic of machine engraving than the sharp line-bottoms and square corners typical of production roll or die stamping. I can easily see how very early models might have been engraved one-up on a machine, but were they still actually machine-engraving production guns of this serial range? If so, that's a helluva lot of one-up engraving. And here I thought MY carpal tunnel syndrome was bad!
Posted 24 August 2004 - 12:53 AM
without a lot of research to see who made what barrels, a couple things stand out:
1) The fin under the foregrip raised up thingy barrel support does not match exactly to a fin, and
2) the fins are too wide.
My quicky conclusion is somebody turned up a barrel out on an M1A1 barrel and used a parting tool to make fins in it.
Not original, rare, or noteworthy at all, except heh gun is worth SEVERAL thousand $$ less with this barrel.
Posted 24 August 2004 - 06:06 AM
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