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    Early extra hole trigger with S accelerator

    Could this trigger have been used as early as 1.20M WRA? This trigger is different from the one used on serial 1.28M (Duff GCA) as it also has an "S" marked on the sear. Any thoughts on when it was most likely used and how common are the S marked Sears?
    Last edited by CCyooper; 12-15-2015, 12:28 AM.

    #2
    Good question . I was told , by one source , the Educational rifles have extra hole triggers with a S on the sear but no mention of a A mark on the trigger . I'm not really sure if anybody knows what triggers should be in the EO rifles as 100,001 was unmarked and most parts with a 'A' stamped on them meant Amola Steel . That being said, 'A' and 'CM' parts were used around the 1.2 mil range .
    Maybe someone else with more knowledge on this will enlighten us.

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      #3
      A. Pucci once stated that the S stamp was a replacement part and never reported in a new production rifle.

      Lyman sight company was assigned the S code and did produce a stamped L sight for both models of the Thompson

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        #4
        Robert, Paul, Roger that. Thank you for the reply and information. I thought I had read that it might be attributed to WRA. A few years ago I received this complete TG in a CMP rifle (not WRA) and based on the wear patterns and age look to it I thought maybe this was an early trigger group with minimal parts replaced (spring housing?). The trigger has an extra hole with a S marked sear without the A. Now I suspect it was just luck of the draw from the parts bin. I put it in a 1.206M rifle because I thought that just predated the use of Amola.
        Last edited by CCyooper; 12-15-2015, 12:29 AM.

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          #5
          CCyooper Your Trigger is marked just like mine , A marked body ( right side ) , S marked sear .
          Thanks for your input on this subject Robert . Maybe we'll find out more about these triggers one day .

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            #6
            I have one too, in a Winchester trigger housing, most of these S marked accelerators (also called sear) are without finish and easy to spot in a trigger housing. Some collectors do think that this is a Winchester part. Besides Lyman Gun Sight being assigned the S stamp, all their rear sight production for the Thompsons had the name Lyman marked on the sights. Also Savage used the S mark too and Stevens used the square S stamp. Savage-Stevens produced large numbers of both TSMG's and Lee Enfield Mark 4 rifles. The S stamp is still speculation ?

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            • RCS
              RCS commented
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              note that nice DuLite color on the CM hammer (came from Dave McClain years ago)

            #7
            Thank you Robert. I must have been tired when I originally typed the my comments or maybe CRS is setting in as I normally call the sear a sear, etc., and not an accelerator... after I wrote it I went back and corrected it and now I notice that you picked up on that too... Merry Christmas and happy holidays.....

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              #8
              Here is a A marked accelerator stated to be Winchester

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                #9
                Excellent information Robert , Thanks.

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                  #10
                  To add to this.....I recently discovered an extra-hole trigger with a serif "A" and an "8" on the sear. Any thoughts on this?
                  Welcome to the Addiction!

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                    #11
                    I have a non-serif A with 8 sear with no definitive information on usage.

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                    • Jersey Devil
                      Jersey Devil commented
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                      Mine looks almost exactly like yours. The "8" is also sideways, but mine is not quite as clearly struck as yours. Has your example been refinished?
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