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#1 Murray

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Posted 25 September 2004 - 09:31 PM

For all of those who helped with this project.

In the production of :

The rebirth of a “Savage”.


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This has been a TCA production,

Produced by Murray

Directed from above by the General John Thompson

A TFRyan production

Credits:

Original 1928A1 Savage Trigger frame….by…. Chuck.
Original 1928A1 Savage Bolt by……… Phil
Original 1928A1 mainspring by……… Doug R
Original XXX mag by…….. Mike H
New 1928A1 foregrip and screws by……… Dan
Original 1928A1 Blish lock by Phil
Original 1928A1 pilot & buffer by……. Doug R
Original 1928A1 Bolt by Phil
Original firing pin, spring, hammer, pins & springs by…… Northridge
Original 1928 A1 Actuator by….. Phil
Original Receiver and barrel by…………. Murray
Original 1928A1 Stock by....... Phil (I think?)

From a scream play by Gordon and George

This has been a “long time in the making” production.
From an idea conceived in Fairfax Va.
An “Over the hill” conception.

A “basement bar balls up’

Music,

“I’m a receiver” by “Gas axe blues” BA T &F productions.

“First Cutts are the deepest” by “Millingmachine” rec “Case hard hits “

“Is that a real spare part tin” by “Those concerned”

A “strangereproductons” rec 2004 Universal worriers.


No 45cal bullets were injured in the making of this machine gun.

All wrongs were righted. rolleyes.gif

Hey!
Thanks to all of you who helped with this project from so far away.
The result is another fully working Savage 1928A1 has been resurrected from the dead, hopefully to make many a Thompson Collector happy for many days,

Thanks guys for your help

Kind wishes

Murray
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Posted 25 September 2004 - 10:31 PM

Good job Murray!!!...I am also waiting the rebirth or to be more PC..rewat of a Savage 28. It is at PK`s as we speak,so maybe someday we can compare offspring...er...Savages... wink.gif
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Posted 25 September 2004 - 11:05 PM

Murray--
When you say you resurrected the receiver, did you weld one back together, or just refinish it? If you did a reweld, do your laws require you to have a special license? Looks great!
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#4 Murray

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Posted 25 September 2004 - 11:21 PM

The receiver, barrel and compensator was floating around on its own as a registered receiver. It was sold in an Auction here about two years ago as such. There were no other parts what so ever so I started getting bits from the Guys at the TCA show in Fairfax in August.
The last few items arrived on Friday so now it is all assembled and looking great.
Nothing is refinished. Every thing is exactly as they were originally.
It is fully functional, full auto and all and fully registered and able to be transfered to any another "C" cat collector.
Interesting fact the the Receiver is a Savage which was here in New Zealand while the Trigger frame which came from the US is also a Savage and the serial numbers are from the same month of production.
The most important thing is that we have saved another Savage 1928A1.
Regards smile.gif
Murray.
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Posted 26 September 2004 - 05:57 AM

Murray,
Finished product looks great good job. Glad to been of some help. Also I have somthing that may go good with the new addition.

It is a Edition Of 1940 Handbook of the THONPSON SUBMACHINE GUN MODEL OF 1928 MODEL M1 . It is the one were the first few pages are light green. Condition is not the greatest there is some splitting on the spine and the area around the staples shows a lot of cracking. But the good part MURRAY is hand written across the upper left hand corner. I can get it to you if you are interested.

Also M.J. and I are looking into planning a trip to Sydney in 2005 . M.J. wants to visit her Koala it is in the Featherdale Wildlife Park. We may take you up on that offer we talked about in Fairfax.

Chuck Klein
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#6 philasteen

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Posted 26 September 2004 - 06:45 AM

Looks nice - is there a before picture?
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Posted 26 September 2004 - 03:32 PM

Nice project!

What other history does the receiver have?

When was it made (year/month)?

How did it get to NZ?


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Posted 26 September 2004 - 04:51 PM

Nice job Murray! biggrin.gif You saved one of General Thompsons's "children!" blink.gif laugh.gif cool.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 26 September 2004 - 05:25 PM

Very NICE addition to your Collection Murray! Quit humorous post too! laugh.gif
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#10 Phil Askew

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Posted 26 September 2004 - 05:50 PM

Murray, I'm glad the actuator arrived, when did you get it? P.S. you did get the stock from me, man it looks great on your gun. You are a credit to the Thompson Creed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 26 September 2004 - 07:20 PM

WOW!!! I'm Jealous-not really(riiight!), but you have a fine piece there Murray!!!
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Posted 26 September 2004 - 08:05 PM

That is fantastic!
Saved another one, and all I can say is I am very jealous!
Looks beautiful!
Thanks for sharing!
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#13 Murray

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 02:06 AM

Hi Guys,
Phil, the actuator arrived here on our remote Island last Thursday the 23rd of Sept which meant that it probably arrived this side of the planet about 20th Sept. It seemed very fast delivery knowning when you posted it.
Any way the Actuator looks great and it is a good feeling to know that we have saved another Thompson from destruction.
Once again Guys, thanks for your help. biggrin.gif

By the way ,
to answer some questions,
I have no idea whatsoever where the original receiver and barrel came from. sad.gif

Kind regards

Murray. smile.gif
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Posted 30 September 2004 - 11:17 AM

Murray,

Does NZ have a law similar to the U.S.A. Freedom Of Information Act by which one can request prior ownership information from our government agency (ATFE)?

Of course, we get a response that is so redacted as to be useless but we at least can try. Also, the records for my '28 Savage only went as far back as the 1968 amnesty registration to a [name redacted] police department. So even though I know it was made in late 1941, I've no actual knowledge of its whereabouts till 1968. I'm guessing this is the case for many inquiries under the FOIA.
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#15 Murray

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 01:35 PM

Yes we do have a freedom of information act but we also have a privacy Act and a Privacy Commission. Legally, it would be possible to get such information but one does not try for the same reason that one would not like ones own privacy being invaded. ph34r.gif
There is another way however and that is to trace each transfer form via the prior owners as the prior owner has to be recorded on the "Permit to Procure" which is what you would call a transfer paper.
I will see what I can do as I know the last two owners at least.
Thanks for your interest.
Murray. smile.gif
PS, Interestingly, the receiver/barrel assembly was sold in a auction with a MP 40 receiver/barrel and a Stirling receiver/ barrel I seem to remember.
Cheers!
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