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#1 full auto 45

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 11:21 AM

Ok, just a random babble running around in my noggin. Who has the lowest serial numbers on their gun? Well sure I'll start, not even near a low range but.....

West Hurley 1928 #587A

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 11:36 AM

O.K. Mike,...


WH 28 #2712A ( ha, one of the last ones)
Savage 28 #24169 (Commercial, first contract)
Colt 21ac #6422 (NY Daily News)

now if I could just find a M1... wink.gif
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 11:42 AM

West Hurley M1 # M561A

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 11:55 AM

colt 2000, but you already knew that one Mike

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#5 Mark Layton

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 11:56 AM

Colt 21A 957
Colt 21AC 1252
1928 Commercial Savage S-17566
1928A1 Savage S-332214
M1 Savage 43321
M1A1 Savage 671938
W.H. 1928 2894A (not even close)
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 01:17 PM

WH339B
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#7 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 01:31 PM

Mark,
Does #1252 have a Savage Barrel? Checking on accuracy of GH's periodical.

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 01:47 PM

My West Hurleys all serial# 1070.
.45 FA 1977, .45 SA 1975, .22FA 1981, .22 SA 1978 and .45 pistol unsure of the year as it does not have the P suffix.
A freind Just picked up a westie M1 # M168A, First year production 1985.
There you have it.
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 01:53 PM

Bridgeport 28ac #150969
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#10 Mark Layton

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 02:06 PM

Yes, Gordon is accurate that 1252 has a thin-finned Savage barrel. I have a Colt barrel for it, but I have been in no hurry to swap it out.
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 02:43 PM

WH 28 2632A, First of the last in 86
Savage M1 10956
Savage M1 259993

Is this a sneaky way to get us to register our toys?

Oh and I have the cut receiver for M1 2998, probably from the first couple days of prod.
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 03:33 PM

Nope. Just wondering how low some of the registered numbers were. All I have seen were in the 100000+ range for the M1's and in the 20000+ for the WWII era guns. The 21's I lnew of a couple low numbers, but not many.
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 04:26 PM

Well,

If you are including devices that will make WH 27A1 fire full-auto, I have serial number 3.

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 08:57 PM

WHAT?? NO A.O. guns?? ohmy.gif

Than makes mine the lowest so far...... woot.gif

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 10:34 PM

My savage 1928 is s/n #15043 (!!)..... but then we discussed this once...
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 11:04 PM

Pre-May Savage M1 Serial # 292,000. That is the real serial #.

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 11:44 PM

The only low serial number Thompson I have is the WH 406A.

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 10:49 AM

Colt 1921 AC Serial #289

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Urich copy of a A.O. M1 Serial # 823
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Posted 06 February 2006 - 02:10 PM

Two years ago I restored a Colt Thompson in the 50 to 60 serial number range. (I won't post the exact number without the customers permission.)
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Posted 06 February 2006 - 03:11 PM

QUOTE (Norm @ Feb 4 2006, 04:26 PM)
Well,

If you are including devices that will make WH 27A1 fire full-auto, I have serial number 3.

Norm

Dood you kicked my butt.... buttkick.gif I have #004 banghead.gif
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