WW2 Military Westfield Columbia Ser# Question

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johan willaert

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 5, 2013
312
Bruges, Belgium
www.theliberator.be
Recently I came across an MG prefixed frame which had a four-digit serial number with an A suffix...

In my years of collecting these bikes I have seen two of these, along with several MC numbered bikes that also have an A suffix...

Does anyone know the reason/meaning of these numbers? When made?

Can post pictures if needed...

Cheers,

Johan
 

jkent

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
May 3, 2012
3,961
44
Toney, Alabama
Would love to see pictures.
I remember hearing that these where the early civilian frames that was converted to the "MG" frames for military use.
What type down tube do they have?
Are they all the same down tubes?
I will have to do some research but I promise that is what I read. and I remember haveing a conversation here on the Cabe about it.
I will see what I can find.
JKent
 

izee2

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 14, 2011
474
Pittston, PA
Hey Johan,
I cant help with the "A" suffix but I'm really impressed with you having 3 known examples within 5 serial #'s of each other. Are those bikes in a collection together or did you see them through out the years?
Tom
 

johan willaert

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 5, 2013
312
Bruges, Belgium
www.theliberator.be
The MC bikes were sold through Ebay or the G503 shortly after one-other a couple of years ago...

I believe they were all located in CA, one of them ended up in a Belgian collection...

If you search the G503 forum with those frame numbers, topics should come up..
 

izee2

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 14, 2011
474
Pittston, PA
I did a little searching about the "A" suffix. All I found was that Columbia used it in 1944 with a "w" prefix. Maybe these bikes were from the 44' run.
 
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