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 Post subject: M1 Thompson
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 19:05 pm 
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Hi

Purchased this New Spec M1 Thompson a couple weeks ago, it is in great condition with moving bolt and trigger and is stamped as an M1 Thompson, although has the M1A1 hooded sight, Fire Selectors etc.
Its serial number is 1554**. Can anyone help me to find out roughly when it was made? both the upper and lower receiver are stamped with the same number and small 'S's on many parts, does this mean it was manufactured by Savage Arms?

Im guessing that with a serial no of around 155,000 its quite an early one, maybe 1942? Just curious and wanted to know for sure!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 20:23 pm 
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yes its made by savage..i have just bought a 1928a1 with the same prefix.. s 444***

it will carry a small circular stamp with three letters in it..GFG..i think....its the quality control stamp from auto ordnance accepting the quality of the main frame components


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 20:36 pm 
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Hi, thanks for your reply, the serial number isnt prefixed with s but many of the parts, upper and lower receiver, barrel etc are stamped with very small S and it does have the GFG stamp. I think I have read somewhere on here that they only prefixed 1928s with S or AO.

Did savage only produce Thompsons during the Second World War?


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i think they finished all thompson production during ww2.......i may be wrong on this i will have to have a look


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 21:04 pm 
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Yes Savage did make Thompson's.


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