I Picked Up This M1 Thompson Today.....
Posted 18 November 2004 - 09:46 PM
The barrel is blued and the reciever is Du-Lite black, all the wood is in excellent shape, it has stamped sling swivels, buttplate has very few scratches on it and has almost 100% blueing, it has no cross bolt through the buttstock. It has a 1928 style NOERA oiler in it. It also came with an original mustard colored sling. The inside of the reciever shows almost no finish wear, the rear sight has the "Lyman Middlefield Conn USA" stamp on it. The bolt is nickeled and is the correct M1 floating firing pin.
The safety/selector controls are the later pin/stick type. There is no serial number on the lower housing.
Camera won't take very clear close-ups.
Is this gun 1940's factory original???
Posted 18 November 2004 - 09:50 PM
Posted 19 November 2004 - 07:47 AM
|Is this gun 1940's factory original???|
From what I can tell by the pictures, yes it is a early 1940-1941 gun. Nice find. Has the correct site for the early gun.
Posted 19 November 2004 - 08:01 AM
Many happy times to you and your gun!
Posted 19 November 2004 - 10:54 AM
Posted 19 November 2004 - 08:42 PM
I was wondering about the rivets myself but if an arsenal was to rebuild it and replace the rivets you'd think they'd put the M1A1 style rearsight on it? If the gun had been used and then rebuilt I wouldn't think the upper and lower would fit so smoothly and tight. There is NO slop when they are together either, the take-down button fits perfectly in the lower's semi-circular cut-out.
The best thing is, it's fully transferable.
Posted 19 November 2004 - 10:01 PM
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Posted 22 November 2004 - 11:36 AM
Tom's toy that Paul dressed up is really nice as well... ( I SAW'd it )..but I'll let him talk about that! The evening video came out nice, but I don't have the resource to post.
Posted 22 November 2004 - 11:51 AM
See the "American Thunder" chapter on M1/M1A1's.
Posted 22 November 2004 - 05:17 PM
If you want to see the pics will have to buy American Thunder 2 because I sent all the pics to Frank!