At left is a page which originally appeared in a Colt catalog and manual of the period. The items pictured are:
2. broken shell extractor
3. combination wrench
4. cloth ammunition belt
5. asbestos cord
6. cleaning rod
8. leather tool pouch
10. leather funnel
11. muzzle gland/flash suppresser adapter
12. type A flash suppresser
13. muzzle gland wrench
14. beer can flash suppresser
15. steam condensing hose
16. steam chest.
left is the commercial steam chest. At right is the US GI
steam chest for comparison. The commercial chest has no drain.
Above: The Argentine government made additional loaders under
contract to Colt. Thanks to 57Strat for the photo.
Click here for parts list of a Colt loader. This is the same loader, but with the feed tray instead of a hopper.
The data plates from both loaders, Colt above, Argentine below.
THIS BELT FITS MACHINE GUNS
COLTS PFA MFG CO.
|Above is an original ammo box for the Model 1928. The inside width is narrower than a standard 30-06 box to accommodate the shorter 7.65 Argentine round. The outside dimension is kept to the standard width by using thicker wood on the sides, as indicated in the photo above, right..|
|Muzzle gland wrench which fits both the standard gland and the gland/adapter used with the type A flash hider. The hole in the center is for loosening the filler plugs on the water jacket.|
|Below are scaled drawings for the combination tool, should you want to make one.|
Leather funnel for filling water jacket.
Photo: Rick Shab, BMG Parts
|Above is the armorer's chest for the 1928. It contains replacement parts for all of the internal components as well as those most likely to become worn or damaged from use. Note: I cannot remember where I got these photos - I try never to use images for which I do not have permission, and give credit where permission is given, so if you are the source of these photos, please contact me so that proper credit can be given or the images removed.|
|This small canteen is 9 3/8" overall and hold about a quart of water. The spout fits in the filler hole and there is a vent hole in the top with a tube running the length so when the canteen is upturned it will pour continuously. The body is made of tin and covered with leather. There is a clip that is broken, seen inside the chain.|