Saw My Dream Thompson....
Posted 24 September 2004 - 07:27 AM
Posted 24 September 2004 - 07:35 AM
|QUOTE (full auto 45 @ Sep 24 2004, 07:27 AM)|
|There is a guy in Indiana I've been trying to buy his M1 Bridgeport for past couple years now. ..... I'm stilll working on him to get it.|
If you need help talking him into selling, would be glad to help ..... LOL!
Drop me a e-mail sometime and will have to see if can get you and Brickyard to run out for lunch, the Indy 1500 and/or shooting some weekend.
Posted 24 September 2004 - 10:23 AM
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Posted 25 September 2004 - 11:04 AM
Serial numbering on these guns started from scratch. The M1928's continued on from the Colt serial number range. I acquired M1 serial number 478 from the Apopka Police Department in 1986-87. I've seen several over the years with 3, 4 and 5 digit serial numbers. Currently have M1A1 S/N 647XXX which is in original condition, dulite finished dull blue receiver and bright blue barrel "U.S. PROPERTY" marked - gun is now fading to a brownish plum color. There is a picture of another 3 digit S/N M1 in Cox's book.
Posted 25 September 2004 - 07:29 PM
To answer your question about the Savage made M1 or M1A1 - no it would not have an "S" in front of the serial number. They stopped that practice with the 1928 series.
Posted 26 September 2004 - 07:22 AM
Knowing the inspector stamp codes (see American Thunder) also works.
FWIW, my own M1A1 has an AOC receiver and a Savage trigger frame (of M1 vintage with paddle selector and safety), and was rebulit and parkerized at the Atlanta Arsenal but I love it just the same.
Good luck on your quest.
Sounds like a nice gun.
Posted 26 September 2004 - 10:11 AM
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Posted 29 September 2004 - 07:21 AM
Two line "FULL" and "AUTO" indicates that the frame is Savage. The receiver may be either Savage or AOC.
There should be either an "S" or an "AOC" visible on the underside of the nose of the receiver.
Which part has the "GEG" stamp? If it is on the frame, that is a second indicator that the frame is Savage. GEG was Savage inspector.
The grey, greenish finish sounds like Parkerizing, not the original Du-Lite flat black. Very likely the gun was rebuilt and probably a mixed parts gun (as mine is).
Also, are the safety and the selector paddles or pins? Low serial number plus pin switches would be further indication of a rebuilt gun, as most M1s and M1A1s are.
Any idea if the gun is transferrable and for sale?
Posted 29 September 2004 - 10:42 AM
I think it stayed the way it was because it was "liberated" after the war (it is an amnesty registered weapon) and missed the arsenal upgrades.
Best to you all,