1928 Parts Set From Ima
Posted 22 September 2003 - 08:05 PM
Just got done watching Gunney on the History Channel, so now I can write. Well I got my '28 parts set and adjustable Lyman sight from IMA today. And all I can say is, THIS STUFF IS REALLY REALLY NICE!
Ordered it by Fax back in July I think. A day or so after placing the order a nice young lady called from IMA to tell me they wouldn't be getting the sets till the end of August. I wouldn't be billed until they shipped it. Ok I said. It was worth the wait!
I swear this poor thing was sitting in a rack when some SOB came along and hacked it up! Ok, I'm sure all the parts didn't come frome the same gun, but the finish on everything is great.
The barrel ( finned ) and comp. ( Type IV ) look almost new. The horizontal stock is marked Savage and doesn't have a ding on it! The buttstock is a non-cross bolted piece ( W marked, Water Fowl Decoy ) and has two or three small dings that can be steamed out easily.
Milled swivels, nickeled bolt, smooth actuator and paddle selector/safety. The lower looks to have been refinished at some time with a thin coat of black paint or varnish, starting to peel. But no rust, dents, or pitting. Just minor handling marks for a 60+ year old piece.
All the parts I looked at ( haven't stripped the lower ) are marked either Savage or Stevens. Only the lower was marked Auto Ordnance. And it has something special about it, ( See seperate post ).
The Lyman sight has one very small ding on the top of the ladder. The base bluing is perfect! Again, another piece that was just sitting around on a gun waiting to be put into service. The set came with a stamped "L" sight, but I needed another adjustable.
So , as you can tell I'm very happy with this set.
Posted 22 September 2003 - 09:46 PM
Posted 23 September 2003 - 05:17 AM
No, problem. IMA is asking $999.00 plus $15.00 extra shipping. The adjustable sight is $295.00. If you live in Jersey don't for get the 6% tax!
You won't find it listed at their web site. Get a copy of Shot Gun News.
Not bad prices seeing how I've seen lowers go for $700-$800 bucks and barrel alone for $200. Hope this helps.
Wonder what their M1A1 kits are like?
Posted 23 September 2003 - 04:51 PM
Posted 23 September 2003 - 05:04 PM
Yes, a milled grip mount. Barrel is a nice dark blued/black finish. Forgot to mention even has the breech oiler! No mags come with the sets.
Again, I hope this helps. If you can't get a copy of Shot Gun News, e-mail me and I'll send you the item numbers to order the goodies by. Much cheaper to buy the complete set than bits and pieces. Which is another way they sell them, by groups ( barrel and comp., complete lower, complete buttstock, etc. ).
Posted 24 September 2003 - 08:37 AM
Posted 24 September 2003 - 09:51 AM
Very cool! Congratulations. . .
It sounds as though your kit wasn't greatly messed with before it was demilled. I'm curious: are the sling swivel and upper buttplate tang screws round (pan) or flat headed?
Posted 24 September 2003 - 12:06 PM
my future semi SBR config from IMA back in August. (Hey I keep hoping
to get it) But, when I saw what PK could do with the semi lower, I canceled
the original 28 lower to save it for one of you lucky guys who actually have a real 28.
I got the buttstock last night. Actually I got two buttstocks. This confused
me as I stared at the bubble wrapped package. Upon opening it, I can only
guess that they included the 28 stock w/o metal but with the reinforcing bolt
because the other 28 stock w/metal but w/o reinforcing bolt has a huge crack
running from the underside front to the second screw hole. The metal was not
in "excellent" condition as I was informed by IMA. In fairness they said they
"expected" it to be in excellent condition, guess expectations where not met.
Something interesting though. The rear stock sling attachment had a part of a
sling attached. It was about 1-1/4" wide and was attached by looping it through
the sling attachment and tightened with a metal band. Khaki in color.
I think this is going back. I will probally break down and buy one of TommyGunner's
stocks with his excellent slide attachment.
Posted 24 September 2003 - 06:38 PM
Good luck Chopper!
TSMGguy, the screws in the buttplate are flatheads. The ones in both the foregrip and buttstock swivels are pan ( slightly rounded ) head screws.
Kenneth, 3, 4, maybe 5 years ago, can't remember, IMA was selling '28 complete buttstocks with NOS wood. What I got was a British modified early stock ( screws in place of a crossbolt, and swivel moved to the top. With some beautiful wood inletting! ) with all the metal. Plus a unissued crossbolted stock! Think I bought 2. British stocks were in really good shape.
Posted 25 September 2003 - 05:44 PM
Need to revise my info to you. The screws in the buttstock are flatheads. But the screws holding the sling swivels are the correct oval head type.
Not pan like I said. Brain locked-up there for a minute. My bad.
Thanks PK !