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#1 Russian m1

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 02:32 PM

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Hi out there, found the site a few days ago, great place for information, wish I had found it sooner.

I have just bought in the UK a Deactivated Russian M1 (Sorry guys, but thats all we can buy here now!)
It is a Savage M1, Serial Number 68059, GEG Inspection marks. No Russian markings. No "US Property" marking. No crossbolt in the stock and a plain 'L' sight.

Complete with a Seymour 20 round Magazine. Oiler, (black crackle painted brass), brass cleaning rod and screwdriver. Came with M1936 Pistol belt,(Khaki dated 1942) and 5 Pocket Ammunition pouch. All in unissued condition.

Some degreasing later, a little linseed oil and it looks as good as new.

Can any body tell me an approximate manufacture date? Are there any records to show how many were shipped to Russia?

Keep up the good work guys, wish I could shoot one!

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#2 LIONHART

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 03:37 PM

WELCOME ABOARD RUSSIAN M1!!
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Posted 22 September 2004 - 03:49 PM

Not sure where you can find out how many were shipped to Russia. As for the date of manufacture and just about everything else you could want to know, pick up a copy of Franks book which is available on this site. It is a wealth of information. Congratulations on your purchase!
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Posted 22 September 2004 - 03:53 PM

I thought Frank was all sold out of American Thunder?
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Posted 23 September 2004 - 02:13 AM

Thanks for the info guys.

I have managed to find a dealer in the UK that has it in stock, a copy ordered, I now wait in anticipation.

dealers link below, http://www.motorbooks.co.uk/

The guns are available from http://www.rytonarms.co.uk/ who also have cleaning kits, pouches, webbing, magazines etc and also 1928 A1's all in mint condition.

Check out their site!

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 06:47 AM

God I love those prices!!

THOMPSON 1928 A1 .45 SMG exc. cond., finned barrel, Cutts compensator, Lyman Battle Sights***NEW SPECIAL PRICE FOR SEPTEMBER***

£320.00

It' s just too damn bad WE can't get them......
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Posted 23 September 2004 - 08:37 AM

Thanks for the link to Ryton Arms.. I ordered the 5 X 20 round mags and the cleaning rod, oiler/felt and screwdriver set. All for $105.00 shipped smile.gif I'll let you know about what the mags are.. if I read it right, I'll be getting "mint" AO/Seymour mags.
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Posted 23 September 2004 - 09:18 AM

All the Semour mags I have seen are in mint condition as made yesterday, just need a polish to clean off the fingerprints, load the shells and thats it. Oil bottle still had oil in it - cleaning rods unused and belts folded since new!

I am tempted to buy another M1 as a pair would look good on the wall. They are too clean for reenactors to use in the field, as they are straight from the factory

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 09:24 AM

QUOTE (Hawkeye_Joe @ Sep 23 2004, 09:37 AM)
Thanks for the link to Ryton Arms.. I ordered the 5 X 20 round mags and the cleaning rod, oiler/felt and screwdriver set. All for $105.00 shipped smile.gif I'll let you know about what the mags are.. if I read it right, I'll be getting "mint" AO/Seymour mags.

Hawkeye_Joe,
All this stuff seems to be Lend-Lease. Is this legal to import or does the ban apply to only gun parts?
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Posted 23 September 2004 - 09:43 AM

Is it too early in the day to cry in my beer over those prices? Good for you, Russian m1, buy all you care to! We'll just dream on this side of the pond...
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Posted 23 September 2004 - 11:01 AM

My take on it after reading all the posts about it is that the mags are not like the parts.. and certainly the screwdriver and oil bottle and cleaning rod can't be. I'll let you all know if I get a call by the US Customs or BATF.....

Oh and my revised bill that they sent me states the cost for all that was $93.75 biggrin.gif
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