Posted 30 September 2003 - 05:04 PM
While at a training event at the Ellis Unit of the Texas Prison System, one of the firearms instructors mentioned that they had some Thompsons in storage. Well, as an owner and incurable barrel sucker, I asked to look them over. This is what I saw...
- Colt '21 s/n 2894
- Colt '21 s/n 2785
- Colt '21/28 overstamp s/n 8252
- Savage '28 w/ Brit proofs s/n S-137972
- Savage '28 w/ Brit proofs s/n S-209699
- Savage '28A1 s/n S-187910
- Savage '28 s/n S230105
- Savage '28A1 w/ Brit proofs s/n S-273818
All guns were very used with a brown patina. All had Cutts, Lyman adj. sites, and vertical foregrips. They also had 2 L drums and many XX mags, including a shot mag, that were well used. I was not, due to time constraints, able to break them down for a more indepth study of the parts and no pics were taken. I plan on making another visit for a closer exam and will post my findings here.
Posted 30 September 2003 - 05:42 PM
Posted 30 September 2003 - 08:04 PM
Posted 30 September 2003 - 10:46 PM
Posted 01 October 2003 - 12:35 AM
The only part that isn't original is the bolt someone swapped it out for a Savage.
Posted 01 October 2003 - 02:46 AM
Posted 01 October 2003 - 07:55 AM
Posted 01 October 2003 - 05:29 PM
If you have a Gordon book with info on #2894, then you must have received an updated page in the last couple months. For those of you unfamiliar with the book, Gordon lists all 15,000 serial numbers, but there are numerous numbers without any history info beside them.