|QUOTE (rjb1 @ Sep 28 2005, 02:24 PM)|
|And speaking of serial numbers, at approximately what serial number did the US-marked, Model of 1928A1 guns start being produced?|
There is no definitive cut-off number range when the 1928A1 started to be produced. According to Frank Iannamico's American Thunder the 1928 Model and the 1928A1 were being produced simultaneously depending on the contract involved. Some 1928 Models were retro-stamped with the U.S. and A1 depending on whether they were sold to the military or not. American Thunder makes reference to Savage guns as low as the 17,000 serial number range as being retro-stamped with U.S. and A1 and guns as high as the 185,000 serial number range with no U.S. or A1 markings, similar to your gun.
If your gun has no British Proof marks then it was apparently an early law enforcement order through Auto-Ordnance Corp. prior to WWII. Your gun should have the New York, N.Y. address on the right side of the receiver and checkered actuator and fire, safety selector levers. It also should have a second model Cutts compensator with the Cutts diamond logo on top front with no bullet logo on the left side.