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  1. Three years ago at the Flagstaff area MG shoot, Iden Greenberg shot himself in the calf when a tent line or guy line or whatever you call it snaged the hammer of his hammer down, but chambered 1911 as he was ducking under the guy line. Doug
  2. QUOTE (Grey Crow @ Oct 27 2005, 07:53 PM) Flip the selective fire paddle to semi, Selector lever.... Set to semi... What a novel concept! http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/tongue.gif Actually, other than an M-16, i just use trigger finger fire control and single/double tap and leave it in the FA mode on a slow firing gun like a '28 or Sten, or grease gun. Doug
  3. QUOTE (JimFromFL @ Oct 27 2005, 05:08 AM) Let us know how accurate the new barrel is. Accurate? i never thought of putting a TSMG on paper, as the shear number of bullets make up for the inherent inaccuracy of a rattlegun. http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/wink.gif It has to be better than the ringed one that came off. Doug
  4. I sent my 1928A1 Savage to Paul Krough to replace the the pitted, dark bore, pregnant (bulged) barrel and fix the failure to fire issue. Turned out the old barrel chamber was badly worn, causing the light FP strikes, which the new barrel solved. The barrel is a new production barrel by PK, (not Numrich), turned to match the finned original barrel profile exactly. The nice, beautiful, clean shiny bore is impressive and indescribably better that the bore on the new paperweight sitting on my desk! The park job on the new barrel matched the receiver so close, that unless you knew the barrel was a replacement, you wouldn't know it. Doug www.srtarms.com
  5. Local station Fox 10 news covered an ATF bust in west PHX today. Among the dozens of rifle, and semi-autos were pictures of TSMG's (real TSMG's, short barrel, etc), in hard cases, with drums,and stick mags, etc. Also other MG's and silencers, etc. Supposedly all contraband, but hard to say for sure until the ATF says the TSMg's are contraband. Hope they weren't Colts, and instead were home made guns from 80% receivers. Doug
  6. QUOTE (gijive @ Apr 21 2005, 03:07 PM) QUOTE (snipershot1944 @ Apr 21 2005, 04:34 PM)Wow, great pieces. Where are they offered for sale? I didn't see the ad on either Sturm or subguns. Wish I could afford that VSP piece. They are pretty nice, since they never left the Richmond HQ gunroom unless they were used for in-service school demonstrations or for coal miner strike duty. They are on Sturmgewehr.com. Arthur is correct, it seems that J. Curtis Earl owned many of the Virginia State Police guns years ago. If he owned them, I would be a little suspect about the 98% rating, too. I have xerox copies of Earls bound book, from the VA state police purchase(s) era. Not the complete bound book, just a few years worth of data. If it is important, I can alway look and see if the gun did pass thru his hands. Doug
  7. Is that dot behind the NO a period, or a tiny pit left over from when the original SN was welded over before smoothing and restamping? I would be courious as to what year the gun was originally registered? Doug
  8. QUOTE (gijive @ Feb 10 2005, 07:51 AM) QUOTE (Roland @ Headless Thompson Gunner,Feb 9 2005, 10:49 PM)The internals looked NOS but the lower frame had the serial number scratched out and re-stamped and then another serial number scraweled in, in very light scribe? Roland, That was common on rebuilt guns that had new grip frames installed. The frame was then renumbered to match the receiver it was placed on. Apparently, this practice was discontinued on later rebuilds. It was probably only done on the earliest rebuilds. . Hmmm. Maybe that explains the S-17175 that is lightly scrawled onto my Colt lower, SN 12571. between the Colt SNnumber and the grip, though the original SN was not over stamped. I would be curious to know where 12571 was betwenn 1921 and the time I received the lower. Doug
  9. QUOTE (pca16 @ Feb 17 2005, 02:59 PM) the complete lower at 2500 with correct nickel parts, ,complete bolt, spring,buffer,breach oiler,1500, Really? This much loot for those parts? I am not doubting you, but I am sitting here, incredulous that the Colt, original complete lower(sans buttstock), SN 12571, that I use as a paperweight could go for that much. Amazing, most expensive paperweight that i have ever owned; of course, it didn't cost that much 10 years ago. I did score an original Colt 1921 bolt (absolutely, guaranteed original, I triple checked it with a jewelers loupe, calipers,and a GI bolt for comparison) at the last SAR show, before I spent the $100 for it; and i thought that $100 was pricey... I guess I must be cheap. For that kind of money, I would be tempted to part with the lower, but then again, having the lower as a paperweight has some cache. Doug
  10. QUOTE (Walter63a @ Feb 16 2005, 06:03 PM) Someone paid $2,000 for this. http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/blink.gif http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/unsure.gif Maybe I'm in the wrong line of work! http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/laugh.gif http://photobucket.com/albums/v716/walter63a/cleaningkitwithitems.jpg Nick, Photobucket is great and very easy to use. Thanks!! http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif Hmmmm.... I wonder if it is an original parts kit with original parts.... Doug
  11. QUOTE (TommyGunner @ Feb 9 2005, 05:14 AM) If you were to do this production style you would want to number the hardware to the stock when it comes off for refinishing. It is my understanding that this is how it was done and works the best. Damon That seems to be the reason the Colt buttplates and stocks were numbered, so after they were all fitted, the plate went to bluing, and the stock to stain/linseed oil or whatever they did, and when everything was done, teh proper plate was mated to it's correcponding stock. Doug
  12. talked to Tom(?) wada at SHOT,and looked at the latest (as in this year, 2005) production L drum a couple days ago. Showed me a few mods they made on the hanger rails and other stuff for the latest production batch, supposed to cure some problems. Asked about function in FA and he said the drum wasn't designed to function in FA--only on the 1927, but if I had any problems when i got my drum, to send it back for repair. i did notice the drum body was a lot straighter and with more sharply defined corners and flatter face panels than my circa 1990 Valentine products drum. The bummer part of it was, had they taken a tad more time, (and it would not have cost then more that a few hundred $$, up front one time), they could have made the hanger plate spot welds just like the original welds, all they needed was an original drum to measure, and the desire to make it look the same, instead of guessing where the spot welds should be. Visually, the spot welds look cheesy, can't explain it, but they do--like a taiwanese sheetmetal robo-flyer cereal box kids toy type spot weld. Not large diametr and beefy like the originals. But what the heck, mine I have on order, will run, or it won't, and it can always be made to run. Doug
  13. QUOTE (Norm @ Jan 22 2005, 01:58 AM) Geezzz! http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/huh.gif What happened Lionhart? Has California annexed Washington State? Nah, too many people from California moved to Washington and Oregon over the last 30 years. The Liberal ones from CA moved north, the more conservative ones tended toward AZ. Doug
  14. Well, in 1994, I paid $2K for my 1928 WH with all GI parts. In 1997, i passed on an 80% Colt 1928 from Mandell's for $4500, because I just bought a Brit C&R STEn for $1K, and din't want to spend all that extra money... Doug
  15. Merles drum clips are top notch, and near as I can tell, indistinguishable from originals. Are they marked? http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/laugh.gif Or are $10 parts not worthy of marking, where as $200 parts are? Doug
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