jim Posted November 19, 2004 Report Share Posted November 19, 2004 I just picked up this Auto Ordnance Corp. Thompson today. It's in extremely nice condition and I am trying to figure out if it was rebuilt at one of the arsenals. It has no arsenal markings on it, just the "GHD" and the crossed cannons wheel. the serial number is 320049, this serial number range is singled out in the "AMERICAN THUNDER" book on pages 124-125. The barrel has the "P" and is pin punched along with the reciever in close proximity to the barrel mark. All the parts are AOC marked, I removed the fore end and the barrel is marked with a Stevens manufactured squared "S" The barrel is blued and the reciever is Du-Lite black, all the wood is in excellent shape, it has stamped sling swivels, buttplate has very few scratches on it and has almost 100% blueing, it has no cross bolt through the buttstock. It has a 1928 style NOERA oiler in it. It also came with an original mustard colored sling. The inside of the reciever shows almost no finish wear, the rear sight has the "Lyman Middlefield Conn USA" stamp on it. The bolt is nickeled and is the correct M1 floating firing pin. The safety/selector controls are the later pin/stick type. There is no serial number on the lower housing. Camera won't take very clear close-ups. Is this gun 1940's factory original??? http://www.hunt101.com/img/223190.JPG http://www.hunt101.com/img/223191.JPG http://www.hunt101.com/img/223196.JPG http://www.hunt101.com/img/223193.JPG http://www.hunt101.com/img/223198.JPG http://www.hunt101.com/img/223199.JPG http://www.hunt101.com/img/223202.JPG Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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