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#1 Hawkeye_Joe

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 10:36 AM

US Coast Guardsman in 1940's photo...Guarding a coast no doubt.... tongue.gif

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 10:52 AM

Looks like a West Hurley drum. All nice and shiney. You took that picture over the week-end didn't you. His watch looks to modern.
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Posted 06 May 2005 - 02:27 PM

C'mon Mike, I know you are old enough to remeber that style of watch band. Pretty hi-tech for the day. wink.gif
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Posted 06 May 2005 - 08:15 PM

The first burst is gonna bust that guy's nose with the Lyman.
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Posted 06 May 2005 - 09:02 PM

The watch band is a Speidel Twist-O-Flex, around since the '30s and really hard on the arm hair. How's that for a blast from the past?
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Posted 06 May 2005 - 09:24 PM

Right O howard, i couldn't remember the name; well done.
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Posted 06 May 2005 - 10:44 PM

That's a strange way to hold a Thompson. Must have caught him in a transitional pose.
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Posted 06 May 2005 - 11:21 PM

Does the horizonal foregrip appear to be Colt?
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Posted 07 May 2005 - 02:02 AM

QUOTE (TSMGguy @ May 6 2005, 09:02 PM)
The watch band is a Speidel Twist-O-Flex, around since the '30s. How's that for a blast from the past?


Not unlike my wifes grandfathers Bulova watch circa 1935-40.

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 02:53 AM

I hope (for the shooter's sake) that the dog doesn't jump or take off running in a mad dash when he fires the gun.

Not only is the shooter not holding onto the front grip, but he is also hold the dogs leash very tight with between both hands! ohmy.gif

Just an observation.... huh.gif

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 06:55 AM

QUOTE (TD. @ May 6 2005, 11:21 PM)
Does the horizonal foregrip appear to be Colt?

TD,

No, that is a military style fore grip. It is squared off on the front end.
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Posted 07 May 2005 - 10:03 AM

Okay my fellow posters,
I'm about to learn something.
Did Colt ( Remington) make horizontal foregrips for the 21?
Or did they come into being with the 28 models?
I love this place!
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Posted 07 May 2005 - 10:59 AM

Thanks gijive


I don't think the horizontal foregrip was ever standard for the Model of 1921A or 1921AC - but it certainly would fit and could be ordered from Auto-Ordnance. I believe the Military Model (1923) Thompson saw the first use of the horizontal foregrip but production (conversion) was very limited. The Semi-Automatic Model of 1927 Thompson offered the horizontal foregrip as a purchase option.
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Posted 07 May 2005 - 11:39 AM

Zamm,

TD is correct. The horizontal fore grip would fit any model, but wasn't introduced until the 1927/28 Models as an option. The 1923 Model had a horizontal grip, but it was thicker than the later model. I will post some pictures later of a Colt era grip compared to a WWII variety horizontal grip. There are some subtle differences.
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Posted 07 May 2005 - 11:41 AM

Excellent guys,
GIjive, Would love to see the difference
of the early Colt era horizontal.
Thanks, Z
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Posted 07 May 2005 - 01:36 PM

Zamm,

Here are the pictures I promised comparing the two grips. As you can plainly see, the Colt grip is slightly shorter and fatter and has a distinctive curve at the front where the WWII grip is squared off. The Enfield type off-set sling swivels were used on the Colt Thompsons and the base of the swivel is smaller than the milled swivels used on the early WWII guns.

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 02:56 PM

gijive - great pictures. I was looking at picture number 2 (close-up) and the curvature of the rear of the foregrip - wrong place to look! This photo spread needs to be in the FAQ section.
Thanks again.

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 07:10 PM

GIJive,
Thanks!
I love this stuff!
I never had any idea of these "comercial" for lack of a better word,
horizontal foregrips.
Man, Love the swivel.
Thanks again.
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Posted 08 May 2005 - 09:53 PM

GI Jive--
Thanks for the great pictures. I'm making myself a picture album of all this stuff.

Big Daddy--
I also enjoyed your picture. It brings back memories of a different era, when things were built with quality, humming to the tune of the Andrew sisters.
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Posted 08 May 2005 - 09:58 PM

Excellent pictures of the grip comparison. Tracy's book has one photo of a 28 navy with that grip, and a blueprint of the early grip on another page.
Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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