Arthur Fliegenheimer Posted May 6, 2004 Report Share Posted May 6, 2004 QUOTE Here is my opinion (and I don't know everything so remember that) John Jr, There are some things just too painfully obvious to have to add the above disclaimer. For instance, your grandiloquent and contumelious statement: QUOTE WHY would the US or anyone in the US stamp british proof marks on a gun (with british roll stamps, I might add)in this country that was never over there. The british stamped the guns when they were done using them and PRIOR to shipping them back.Â If they have brit proofs, they were in british hands. End of story. is sadly contradicted by no other than Frank Iannamico, as well as Smith, Cox and Hogg. The following is from "American Thunder:. QUOTE Guns that were made under contract for the British military were subjected to inspection and were often stamped with prolific British military marks. It is believed that British inspectors were assigned to the Savage factory in Utica, New York to inspect and stamp the Thompson guns that were being made for them under contract. British military acceptance marks were a a crown over a letter/number combination that indicated who inspected the weapon, and additional letters indicating where the inspection took place. So not all proofed Thompson's were done at Birmingham or Enfield England. Therefore, it is not only possible, but highly probable, that not all Brit proof-marked TSMG's crossed the pond. I know Frank's book has nice pictures, but the copy is worth reading also. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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