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#1 must

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 09:44 AM

I'm looking at a Bridgeport M1A1 TSMG with a 28 barrel & Cutts compensator at my local class 3 dealer here. It also has Lyman rear sights on it. Does anybody know if a Thompson was ever arsenal overhauled this way? The finish on the receiver & barrel are both the same with a gray/greenish color. The serial # is in the 607XXX range & the only inspector mark I can see is a GHG.
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#2 maverick4440

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 12:08 PM

I have seen one m1A1 with a finned 28 barrel and cutts on it but like You, was unsure if it was an arsenal job or just some guy who put it together himself.
You are the only other person I have heard of that has seen one.
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Posted 27 June 2005 - 01:33 PM

There is one in the New Zealand auction post link with the "Hey Murray" title.
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#4 TSMGguy

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 04:24 PM

I'm thinking that a '28A1 barrel and compensator on an M1 or M1A1 would be a dead giveaway for a gun that is not a GI arsenal rebuild. I'd guess that the individual who did the refurbishing either just liked the look of the finned barrel with comp better, or could not find the appropriate replacement M1 / M1A1 barrel.
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Posted 29 June 2005 - 12:11 AM

When Numrich took over all of the Thompson parts post WWII they would pretty much "custom make" up any configuration that you wanted.
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