Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

1921 Thompson Buttstock


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 mp40

mp40

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Regular Group
  • 591 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Washington state
  • Interests:Collecting guns(what else?) cars (fords) and collecting modelguns (a primarily Japanese hobby, plastic/zinc hi-tech cap guns)

Posted 20 February 2005 - 02:15 AM

What do you think this truly is off of? If somehow, this is off of a "Colt", this would be the cheapist "Colt" made Thompson item out there..
  • 0

#2 philasteen

philasteen

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Board Donor
  • 1118 posts

Posted 20 February 2005 - 07:07 AM

Well, somebody bought it.

Does it look real to anyone? Or was that number added afterwards?

Colt Buttstock??
  • 0

#3 Norm

Norm

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Board Benefactor
  • 2514 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Memphis, TN
  • Interests:Thompsons (of course), Electronics, Physics, History, Mechanics, Collecting License Plates.

Posted 20 February 2005 - 07:50 AM

I doubt this is a Colt stock.

If it was a Colt stock he surely would have asked for more. Considering that he knew that a no bolt stock was for a model 1921 or a 1928 Navy model, he surely would have known about the "anchor" mark and would have shown it as proof in the auction.

I think it is post-Colt no-bolt stock.

If it was a real Colt stock, somebody got a hell of a deal! ohmy.gif

Norm

  • 0

#4 TommyGunner

TommyGunner

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Regular Group
  • 410 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Olivebridge, NY
  • Interests:The Tommy Gun (duh)
    Fedora Linux
    Hunting

Posted 20 February 2005 - 08:58 AM

Looks like there is a sling swivel cutout.

Damon

  • 0

#5 John Jr

John Jr

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Regular Group
  • 1956 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mena, Arkansas, USA
  • Interests:Plenty

Posted 20 February 2005 - 08:59 AM

QUOTE
I doubt this is a Colt stock.


There is no such thing as a "colt" stock, all wood used on the 15,000 colt examples was made by Remington. However, I agree that this looks like WW2 era wood.


  • 0

#6 TD.

TD.

    Respected Member

  • Board Benefactor
  • 2883 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 20 February 2005 - 09:23 AM

This buttstock matches the one I received from Omega when I purchased my 1928 parts kit last year. I also compared it (and mine) with a picture of a known Colt (Remington) buttstock in Tracie's book. I don't think this is a Colt buttstock. The auction was originally posted with a Buy it Now of $50.00 last week. When no one bit, the seller reduced the price until someone could not resist.
  • 0

#7 full auto 45

full auto 45

    Respected Member

  • Board Benefactor
  • 4555 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Looking over your shoulder right now
  • Interests:Thompson's, Any Machinegun, Harley's and scuba diving. In that order.

Posted 20 February 2005 - 09:24 AM

I've got 2 just like that. Anybody want one for $35? Let me know. Mine doesn't have a number stamped in the back. Stamp your own number to match your gun.
  • 0

#8 gijive

gijive

    Respected Member

  • Board Benefactor
  • 2402 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Illinois
  • Interests:Thompson SMG, WWII, Firearms in general.

Posted 20 February 2005 - 09:42 AM

It's an early WWII variety buttstock. The hand stamped numbers are smaller than the stamping dies used on Colt era butt stocks. Many early Savage and AO gun buttstocks were numbered.
  • 0

#9 LIONHART

LIONHART

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Regular Group
  • 2785 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Thompsons of course. All Manufactures and Models.

Posted 20 February 2005 - 11:49 AM

After just now reviewing the Pics, Gijive is correct on all counts. Nothing really special about that one...
  • 0

#10 JimFromFL

JimFromFL

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Regular Group
  • 1877 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida

Posted 20 February 2005 - 04:52 PM

The finish on it looked pretty good and just enough dings to give it some character.

I think its a pretty fair deal at $35.

Hey Mike, you have two like this? Do you have any pictures?

  • 0

#11 full auto 45

full auto 45

    Respected Member

  • Board Benefactor
  • 4555 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Looking over your shoulder right now
  • Interests:Thompson's, Any Machinegun, Harley's and scuba diving. In that order.

Posted 20 February 2005 - 10:22 PM

yep,
The 2 stocks.

  • 0