I will build display “guns” to order. These guns are made by fitting original barrels and front sights or compensators to my Ultimax receivers which accept my Screw-On grip mounts. Complete original frames are fitted to the receivers as well as Display Pilots & Bolt Handles and as many other original parts as possible. The intention is to create a gun that is as complete and original as possible down to oil cans in the buttstock, slings, correct drum magazines and manuals. In addition, the parts are included that can not be fitted to a display gun but which are necessary to complete the gun into a firing configuration if the proper license were to be obtained in the future. This is a complete gun package for the person who wants the best without the hassle of spending years trying to find all the parts and probably getting it wrong. At the present time I can built early and late Colts, 1928 Colt Navy, 1928 Savage, early 1928A1s, late 1928A1s, authentic M1s and M1A1s. However, I am making these guns from parts I have had for 30 or 40 years. So, in some cases, I can only build one of a particular model and in all cases, I can not build more than a few.
BELOW IS A GUN MADE BY MATING A LATE 1921 RICHARDSON RECEIVER, RICHARDSON 1921A BARREL ASSEMBLY WITH A WW2 1928A1 FRAME ASSEMBLY. MOST PEOPLE WOULD NOT REALIZE THE GUN IS NOT ALL COLT. THIS PROVIDES A COLT GUN AT A BARGAIN PRICE.
Below is an early 1921 Colt gun custom made for a customer. All parts are original Colt except for the Richardson receiver, barrel, Display Pilot Kit and Display Bolt Handle Kit. Note the early frame markings. The receiver was made with the correct square ended actuator slot and markings including serial number to match the frame.
The photo below shows a "Colt" 1921(1921A) display "gun" I made for a customer. The trigger housing assembly and buttstock are original Colt. The receiver, ejector, foregrip, barrel, front sight, Display Pilot and Display Bolt Handle are of Richardson manufacture.
This photo shows a "Colt" 1921C(1921AC) display "gun" I made for a customer. The trigger housing assembly and buttstock are original Colt. The receiver, ejector, foregrip, barrel, compensator, Display Pilot and Display Bolt Handle are of Richardson manufacture.
M1A1 Thompson Submachine Gun built on an Ultimax receiver for a customer
The “guns” below were made by fitting surplus Thompson
Submachine Gun parts and dummy bolt handles and pilots to Richardson DISPLAY™
receivers come finished and blued ready to be assembled. Assembly takes less
than 30 minutes. The “gun” models shown are:
(1.) 1921 Colt with 100 cartridge Type “C” drum magazine.
(2.) Early 1928A1 with 50 cartridge Type “L” drum magazine. If this gun were fitted with a vertical foregrip, it would be a 1928 Savage.
(3.) Late 1928A1 with 20 cartridge box magazine. This version eliminated the barrel fins and all knurling of the operating handles, and replaced the adjustable rear sight with a stamped one.
(4.) M2 with stainless steel receiver fitted with an M1A1 trigger housing, electronic red dot scope, and 30 cartridge box magazine.
(5.) 1927A1 Semi-Auto fitted with a modified 1928A1 TSMG trigger housing, special Richardson barrel, and 30 cartridge semi-auto box magazine.