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#1 Asmodeus

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 09:35 PM

New to me at least. West Hurley Model 1928, made in 1979.

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Good shooter; accurate, and fun. The 50 round drum is a new production unit, runs fine so far.


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#2 Zamm

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 09:49 PM

Asmodeus,
Nice photos, clean piece!
Enjoy!
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#3 Johne49

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 09:49 PM

Nice looking gun with beautiful wood! Congratulations and thanks for the pictures cool.gif
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Posted 14 March 2005 - 10:31 PM

Asmodeus,
There were a lot of nice West Hurley's made in 1979, including mine biggrin.gif You have a great looking Thompson.
Congratulations and thanks for the pictures.
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#5 LIONHART

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 10:32 PM

Many Congrats! biggrin.gif
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Posted 14 March 2005 - 10:40 PM

I never get tired of seeing a nicely kept Thompson. I feel your pride!
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Posted 15 March 2005 - 12:09 AM

I have a Wh 1928 that was made in 79. My serial number is 309A. It shoots great. I bought it in 79 sold it in 87 and bought it back in 2004.
I hope you enjoy your gun.
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Posted 15 March 2005 - 12:42 AM

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I bought it in 79 sold it in 87 and bought it back in 2004.
I hope you enjoy your gun.


Lets hear that story and prices!

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 03:58 AM

Congrats

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 07:38 AM

Congrats, nice looking piece. Welcome to the West Hurley Admiration Society. Our motto: We're not all bad.
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Posted 15 March 2005 - 08:49 AM

309A was made in 1976.
And yours has that beautiful factory white lettering! laugh.gif Very nice looking gun. Congrats!

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 08:58 AM

My WH was made in 1977 and runs great !! The early models with all Savage internals ran without a hitch. I'd change out the buffer pilot if it hasn't been done yet. That was about the only part on the early guns that wasn't surplus. It's a safety issue too. I think Mike has a story on that one.

Congrats and enjoy !!

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 09:03 AM

Nice looking Westy! wink.gif

Sure to turn heads at the range!

I also noticed that you have "peep hole" imitation Lyman sight. My West Hurley 27A1 has one of these sights. They seem to be easier to aim than the sight with a notch.

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 09:54 AM

Really looks nice! Best of luck with that. . .
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Posted 15 March 2005 - 10:46 AM

Yep, get rid of the buffer pilot as it will fly apart on you. It is not a one piece design and does break and can shoot out the back and take out your cheek or eye! Replace it with one that has the "S" for Savage on it and you will be fine. My 1977 Westy has all GI stuff but that, and guess what.....it broke just when you least expect it. Mine did at Tracie's shoot the first year. I got a nice new looking one from Phil Askew and a spring also and it runs like a scalded ass ape now.
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#16 Asmodeus

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 01:23 PM

Any suggestion as to where to get an appropriate buffer pilot?


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Posted 15 March 2005 - 07:39 PM

Congratulations!

Excellent Thompson. Enjoy many happy times.

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 08:33 PM

What a wonderful weapon! Congratulations. I think PK here has new buffer accessories. Give him a look. I, too, have a West Hurley 1928 that was brought "up to spec" by Paul (PK). I am now running a 1921 actuator and new buffer assembly he made. Wow! It runs even faster and I love it. Enjoy the gun and never sell it...
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Posted 15 March 2005 - 08:34 PM

Wow, looks sharp!!!!!
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Posted 15 March 2005 - 08:35 PM

In answer to the question. I bought my Wh #309A in 79 for $795.00 sold it in 87 for 2k and bought it back in 2004 for 4K.
It has always run very well.
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