Thompson Serial #s
Posted 28 June 2005 - 04:49 PM
Thanks for any words of wisdom.
Posted 28 June 2005 - 07:51 PM
Posted 29 June 2005 - 06:50 AM
Posted 29 June 2005 - 11:39 AM
The Savage-made guns have an S- in front of the serial number. The AutoOrdnance-made guns have AO- in front of the serial number. Interpolating (as suggested by Merry Ploughboy) puts that gun as probably being made in October 1941. Read through chapter V of American Thunder I for more details about the different inspector's markings. They will also differentiate a Savage from an AO gun.
With the serial number of 247xxx, I would not expect to see an L rear sight. They were not even discussed by the Ordnance Committee until after that gun was made, and didn't start appearing on Savage 28's until around serial 400,000. I would expect a 28A1 in the 247xxx range to have an adjustable rear sight, finned bbl, knurled actuator and non-crossbolt stock.
Is the finish Dulite or parkerized? If the latter, it is possible it went through a rebuild and had some components switched.
Posted 29 June 2005 - 12:34 PM