Question On Welded Rear M1 Sights
Posted 01 September 2004 - 01:35 AM
Is this something that was most likely done during a US Army rebuild or something that someone did later? In which case is repair a cost effective option or should one just pass and move on (trading a few items off, so can not realy reverse the process ...)
Posted 01 September 2004 - 06:58 AM
Whatever the case, this shouldn’t be a big deal to correct, if it was required.
Posted 02 September 2004 - 03:54 PM
Posted 03 September 2004 - 07:11 AM
|QUOTE (TSMGguy @ Sep 2 2004, 03:54 PM)|
|On the M1, the Thompson "bullet" logo should start about 4" from the rear of the receiver. It should be no closer than about 7/16" to the front of the rear sight base. Sounds as though the sight got moved a bit forward before it was reattached. Photos would be helpful . . .|
Was not able to get photos when first looked at the gun (was at a show and did not have the camera), however, hope to get Brickyard to take a look at the M1 also, and take a few dozen photos (Thinking will have to start a subdomain with Thomson photos at the Indiana State Sub-Machinegun Champinship webpage.
Appreciate everyone's help and assistance.
- Sept 4th.
** Was able to take a quick look (will see later if any of the photos are ok) and as everyone expected the rear sight is rivieted. Also got to take apart a Thomson for the first time, works well. Friend of mine was saying should ask around to see if anyone had the matching lower s/n ... would appear to be a very long shot in the dark.
Edited by JTinIN, 04 September 2004 - 08:39 PM.