My First M1
Posted 22 September 2004 - 02:32 PM
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!
Posted 22 September 2004 - 03:49 PM
Posted 22 September 2004 - 03:53 PM
Posted 23 September 2004 - 02:13 AM
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!
Posted 23 September 2004 - 06:47 AM
THOMPSON 1928 A1 .45 SMG exc. cond., finned barrel, Cutts compensator, Lyman Battle Sights***NEW SPECIAL PRICE FOR SEPTEMBER***
It' s just too damn bad WE can't get them......
Posted 23 September 2004 - 08:37 AM
Posted 23 September 2004 - 09:18 AM
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
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 I'll let you know about what the mags are.. if I read it right, I'll be getting "mint" AO/Seymour mags.|
All this stuff seems to be Lend-Lease. Is this legal to import or does the ban apply to only gun parts?
Posted 23 September 2004 - 09:43 AM
Posted 23 September 2004 - 11:01 AM
Oh and my revised bill that they sent me states the cost for all that was $93.75