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Numb Ering On The M1a1?


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#1 student1979

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Posted 26 February 2005 - 03:46 AM

Is the frame (lower part) of the Thompson M1A1 supposed to be numbered or unnumbered?

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#2 gijive

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Posted 26 February 2005 - 06:53 AM

Some were, some weren't. That practice was discontinued on the M1 series of guns sometime after 1943, I believe.
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Posted 26 February 2005 - 09:41 PM

I saw several M1 kts at the Louisville show today. All were early guns sent to Russia. And all the lowers were numbered. There were about a dozen M1 kits and a couple 1928 kits I saw.
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Posted 26 February 2005 - 11:25 PM

Mike: What were prices on the kits? Were they all beat up?
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Posted 27 February 2005 - 09:02 AM

If you are looking for nice kits try IMA. I ordered an M1A1 kit, received an unissued unfired kit. Looking at that brand new receiver chunk perfectly sawed off could make you cry. M1A1's $495, M1's $499.
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Posted 27 February 2005 - 10:32 AM

Prices at the show were $450 for the M1 kits and $950 for the 1928 kits, but the '28 kits were sold before I got to them. The kits I did see looked brand spanking new! Very nice bluing on them. If you wanted a dummy upper, it was $650. Some had eared sites and some had no ear sites.
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