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#1 Tman

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 05:19 PM

After a long, hot day of attacking the same bunker for the crowd, I got to examine what I thought was just another wartime '28 that was just put on display at the museum. Here's what I found:

Mfg.: Colt
Ser. No.: 13570 (upper and lower match)
Model: 1921 overstamp to 1928
Internals: all nickel
Ejector: flat
Barrel: finned
Cutts: the word cutts in a diamond
Buffer: red fiber
Actuator: two piece (converted 21)
Rear stock: no crosspiece
Front stock: vertical (with SMG4 stamped on the left side)
Proof marks: none

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 06:17 PM

Parked or blued?
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Posted 05 July 2005 - 07:01 PM

Tman,

Guess I'll have to make another trip out there! Thanks for letting us know about the new display.

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 10:51 PM

Was this dewatted as a lot of the guns in the Nimitz Museum are(all types, not just FA0? Have not been there in about 5 years.
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Posted 06 July 2005 - 08:50 AM

The finish is blued. Someone did a horrible job trying to take the internals out and really messed up the right side of the lower.

This gun as well as all the others I have inspected are live. I went into the gun vault on Saturday and was able to take a good look at a bunch of 'em. The only one I saw that was dewated was the Chauchat that I brought to them a couple of years ago and the 08-15 Maxim that has no internals. Some of the guns that are on loan from the Army or Navy may be missing a part or two but all the receivers are intact.
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Posted 07 July 2005 - 11:24 PM

According to Gordon, NO 13570 began life as a 1928 Navy with the Department of Corrections in California. It was later reported as belonging to J. Curtis Earl in 1976 and then to Daniel Schaefer in Texas in 1980. Perhaps it was donated to the Nimitz Museum by Mr. Schaefer... or his estate.
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Posted 08 July 2005 - 09:02 AM

I believe you are correct, TD. The name sounds familiar. I'll pass this on to the curator so they can keep a good history of the gun.
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