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#1 cal50

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 05:16 PM

I have this actuator that I want to sell. I would like to know what it came out of and what a fair price for it is. It is blued original finish in like new condition. Any guesses what it is ??? Thanks.


If anyone wants the one pictured for $80 let me know.
It's for sale!
Thanks.

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#2 dalbert

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 05:46 PM

Looks like a Savage marked 1928A1 actuator to me.

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 07:16 PM

QUOTE (cal50 @ Jun 5 2005, 05:16 PM)
I have this actuator that I want to sell. I would like to know what it came out of and what a fair price for it is. It is blued original finish in like new condition. Any guesses what it is ??? Thanks.

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Any idea what a fair cost would be ??
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Posted 05 June 2005 - 08:34 PM

IMA has them for $185.00, NOS from demilled guns.

IMA Actuators

If yours is used (not sure by the pictures) or possibly refinished, I would start there and work down. Without examining it in person, it seems to be in good shape from the pictures.

HTH-

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 06:57 AM

I have some Savages just like this one. I also have Savages w/S on the back. Some have knurling on the cocking knob, others dont. I wonder if the knurling differences are early versus late?????????? Or did some contractors actually make them for Savage?????? These are found at Knob Creek, prices from $100. to $150. as best I remember. Having several, I didnt shop prices too closely.
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Posted 08 June 2005 - 07:26 AM

QUOTE (heckinohio @ Jun 8 2005, 06:57 AM)
Some have knurling on the cocking knob, others dont. I wonder if the knurling differences are early versus late?

They stoped making the knurled one in 1942 when they cheapened up the design. ie. No fins, no Lyman sight, no vertical front grip etc. etc. and no magic 'Colt' decoder ring in the butt trap. laugh.gif
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Posted 08 June 2005 - 07:34 AM

Guys - correct me if I am wrong... but I can't see the "S" very well in the picture. If it is a square text, it may be Stevens (contractor) rather than Savage (rounded text) right?

Not really important - just trying to clarify!
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Posted 08 June 2005 - 07:03 PM

That is correct, giantpanda4.
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Posted 13 June 2005 - 05:27 AM

Hi all, rather than post a new topic I'll borrow this one if Cal50 don't mind. I bought a actuator from IMA and it looks like the one pictured here and looks like it was installed but used little if any, but the question that I have is that it seems to be finished in a reddish-purple, bluing. I looked in Franks book, and unless I am blind (which sometime she tells me.) The book never mentioned anything on this finish. Any ideas-adlake
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Posted 13 June 2005 - 10:17 AM

Phil is correct in that reddish/ purple tones can result when black oxide is applied to certain alloys and hardness of steel, but it does not necessarily imply the part has been refinished or screwed up.

I have seen several Thompson actuators (and various other gun parts) that have turned color over time. This is likely the case with the one you have if your other observations are correct. When evaluating the use a part has seen one needs to look ‘beneath’ the blue for sighs of wear.

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