Very unlikely. I am quite sure this a picture shortcoming. Just because the dampers were left out in the pic doesn't mean they were not present. Look up in the spares list.
We did. That's where the photo came .
"Hold on! All Teledraulic forks will have dampers. "
No. That is incorrect. Please do not tell me to "hold on".
I guarantee you my friend knows what he is talking about. The first thing he did was go to his library of parts and workshop manuals.
I visited his workshop yesterday and in his shop being worked on for ccustomers or waiting to be picked up the bikes included two AJSs from 1930s and 50s a Trident, a Commando, his own Vincent Rapid and Velocette Venom, at least two BMW'S, an Indian, several Vincent engines several Triumph engines including his own GP engine plus BSA engines. Workshop is equipped with several laths milling machines grinders etc. he is actually trying to retire but still gets work all the time.
He is a go to guy for one off difficult engineering jobs for vintage cars and currently working on a Lagonda. I have also seen RollsRoyce, Bentley and BMW work being done.
He also worked over 20 years in probably the largest British bike parts supplier in the Southern hemisphere and spent a lot of time re engineering parts supplied by manufacturers so they would actually work.
He knows his stuff and has worked on AJS 1949 forks within the last year. He immediately knew they did not have dampers and commented it was most unusual given of course the earlier WD bikes did have dampers.