Ima 28 Buttstock
Posted 15 October 2003 - 09:37 PM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 07:13 AM
The early Savage 1928 butt stocks were not numbered to match the gun. The numbers were placed on the parts so they could be refitted to the butt stock after bluing. The parts were handfitted to the wooden stocks. If you take the butt plate off you should find the same #8909 number stamped on the butt plate and stock, unless the butt stock was rebuilt at some point.
Colt butt stocks were also numbered, but the slide attachment is not numbered on the Colt guns. You have an early 1928 model butt stock, consistent with early British contract guns.
Posted 16 October 2003 - 08:43 AM
But the new slides that are available from TommyGunner.com
can be engraved with the serial number of your gun.
Even though it was not the actual process on the early arms, it does add a nice touch.
Posted 16 October 2003 - 10:33 AM