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My 1928A1 Thompson

Article about: by mossie Hi m3bobby Just had another look at my 28,The top is a savage 3278** but the bottom is an Auto Ordnance 775** and has had the Savage number added next to it,Which might explain the

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    This is my 1928 Thompson,I added this to my collection as this is the iconic gangster weapon,Originally it had a horizontal front handguard and a thirty round stick mag.

    I replace the handguard with a reproduction hand grip and purchased a reproduction drum mag,The mag is metal but is empty inside,Not sure yet if I am going to purchase an original drum mag or may even make the internal parts for the repro one.
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    Very nice.

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    That is a beauty you got there!!!! I always like the look of the finned barrel with the Cutts compensators.
    They really did a detailed job on the rear sites on those. Total Class right there. We are having a MG shot on the 5th of January here and my buddy is bring out his M1 Thompson for it. I'm stocking up on my .45!!!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Hi Phil

    Hope you have a good time playing with the M1,I have an M1A1 somewhere,Will dig it out,take some pics and post it.

    Gary

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    Another fine example from your collection Gary
    This one is VERY sweet!!

    Brad.

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    Nice 28 mossie, go for the original drum, they will always hold their value more. The stock is the early type, the original 28s had issues with the butt spliting where the iron work that mount the stock to the gun fits. The British fitted two wood screws which stoped the problem and later, the 2 manufaturers had as standard a stock reinforcing bolt fitted as standard.

    Is it a Savage or AO manufactured gun? The serial No. is prefixed 'S' for savage or 'AO' for Auto Ordnance.

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    Hi m3bobby

    Interesting,I never knew about the stock issues.
    Its a Savage,I was after an Auto Ordnance,But this turn up and it was so nice,I had to have it.
    Is there anyway to date this ?

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    The 30 round stick mag had a nasty habit of falling off, leaving you with just your twig and berries for protection.

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    Hi m3bobby

    Interesting,I never knew about the stock issues.
    Its a Savage,I was after an Auto Ordnance,But this turn up and it was so nice,I had to have it.
    Is there anyway to date this ?
    There is one of the Thomspon books that lists serial ranges with dates, I can tell it is early ish as it still has the lyman sight, finned barrel, unmoded stock etc. Savage were producing the 1928A1 before AO got into to full production so they are more common.

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    Hi m3bobby

    Just had another look at my 28,The top is a savage 3278** but the bottom is an Auto Ordnance 775** and has had the Savage number added next to it,Which might explain the early butt.

    With the bottom having an early number,Could that be a 1928 model ?

    Gary

    Quote by m3bobby View Post
    Nice 28 mossie, go for the original drum, they will always hold their value more. The stock is the early type, the original 28s had issues with the butt spliting where the iron work that mount the stock to the gun fits. The British fitted two wood screws which stoped the problem and later, the 2 manufaturers had as standard a stock reinforcing bolt fitted as standard.

    Is it a Savage or AO manufactured gun? The serial No. is prefixed 'S' for savage or 'AO' for Auto Ordnance.

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