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Thompson Submachine Gun, Caliber .45
Submachine gun M1928 Thompson.jpg
Thompson M1928A1
Type Submachine gun
Place of origin  United States
Service history
In service 1938–1971 (officially, U.S. military)
Used by See Users
Wars Irish Civil War
World War II
1948 Arab–Israeli War
Chinese Civil War
Hukbalahap Rebellion
Korean War
First Indochina War
Vietnam War
The Troubles
Bosnian War
Cuban Revolution
Production history
Designer John T. Thompson
Designed 1917–1919
Manufacturer Auto-Ordnance Company (originally)
Birmingham Small Arms
Colt
Savage Arms
Produced 1921–present
Number built 1,700,000 approx.
Variants Persuader & Annihilator prototypes,
M1921, M1921AC, M1921A,
M1927, M1928, M1928A1,
M1, M1A1
Specifications
Weight 10.8 lb (4.9 kg) empty (M1928A1)
10.6 lb (4.8 kg) empty (M1A1)
Length 33.5 in (851 mm) (M1928A1)
32 in (813 mm) (M1A1/M1)
barrel 10.5 in (267 mm)
barrel with optional Cutts Compensator 12 in (305 mm)

Cartridge .45 ACP (11.43 × 23 mm)
Action Blowback
Rate of fire 600-1200 rpm, depending upon model
Muzzle velocity 920 ft/s (280 m/s)
Effective range 50 m
Feed system 20-round stick/box magazine
30-round stick/box magazine
50-round drum magazine
100-round drum magazine
(M1 and M1A1 models do not accept drum magazines)
.The Thompson submachine gun is an American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1919 that became infamous during the Prohibition era.^ The Thompson submachine gun is a favorite of gun collectors.

^ Thompson submachine gun .
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^ Thompson submachine gun submachine gun patented in 1920 by its American designer, General John T. Thompson.
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.It was a common sight of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals.^ It was a common sight of the time, being used overwhelmingly by both law enforcement officers and criminals.The Thompson was also known as the " Tommy Gun ", " Chopper ", " Chicago Typewriter " and " Chicago Piano ".
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^ It was a common sight of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals.
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^ It was a common sight of the time, being used overwhelmingly by both law enforcement officers and criminals.
  • RS Wiki: The Thompson "Tommy Gun" Submachine Gun | Popular Airsoft 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.popularairsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[1] .The Thompson was also known informally as: the "Tommy Gun," the "Trench Broom," the "Trench Sweeper," the "Chicago Piano," the "Chicago Typewriter," and the "Chopper."^ Thompson M1A1 "Tommy Gun" Jr. Jersey T-Shirt $25.95 .
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^ Fury 500 Tommy Gun - Thompson Machine Gun - Cap Gun by Nichols Industries .
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^ Thompson Machine Guns - The Tommy Gun .
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[2][3][4][5][6]
.The Thompson was favored by soldiers, criminals and police alike for its ergonomics, compactness, large .45 ACP cartridge, and high volume of automatic fire and among civilian collectors for its historical significance.^ The Thompson was favored by soldiers and civilians alike for its compactness, large .45 ACP cartridge, and high volume of automatic fire.
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^ Caliber 45 Automatic Colt Cartridge.
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^ The Thompson was favored by soldiers and police alike for its ergonomics, compactness, large .45 ACP cartridge , and high volume of automatic fire and among civilian collectors for its historical significance.
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Contents

History and service

Development

.The Thompson Submachine Gun was developed by General John T. Thompson who originally envisioned an auto rifle (semi-automatic rifle) to replace the bolt action service rifles then in use.^ The Thompson submachine gun is a favorite of gun collectors.

^ Bolt Action Rifles - 4th edition .
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^ Thompson’s primary interest remained the development of an automatic rifle.
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.While searching for a way to allow such a weapon to operate safely without the complexity of a recoil or gas operated mechanism, Thompson came across a patent issued to John Bell Blish in 1915 based on adhesion of inclined metal surfaces under pressure.^ While searching for a way to allow such a weapon to operate safely, Thompson came across a patent issued to John Bell Blish.
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^ In 1915, John Bell Blish received his patent for a friction delayed blowback firing action to which Thompson happened across.
  • M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun) - Submachine Gun - History, Specifications and Pictures - Infantry Weapons 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While searching for a way to allow such a weapon to operate safely without the complexity of a recoil or gas operated mechanism, Thompson came across a patent issued to John Bell Blish in 1915 for a friction delayed blowback action.
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[7] .Thompson found a financial backer, Thomas F. Ryan, and started the Auto-Ordnance Corporation in 1916 for the purpose of developing his auto rifle.^ John Thompson founded the Auto Ordnance corp.

^ Thompson found a financial backer, Thomas Fortune Ryan, and started the Auto-Ordnance Corporation in 1916 for the purpose of developing his weapon.
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^ Thomas Fortune Ryan provided the funding and Thompson began his Auto-Ordnance Corporation in 1916.
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.The principal designers were Theodore H. Eickhoff, Oscar V. Payne, and George E. Goll.^ The principal designers were Theodore H. Eickhoff, Oscar V. Payne, and George E. Goll.
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^ Auto-Ordnance employees, Theodore Eickoff and George E. Goll did much of the test firing.
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^ Thompson hired two design engineers, Theodore H. Eickhoff and Oscar V. Payne, to work on the new design.
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.By late 1917, the limits of the Blish Principle were discovered: rather than working as a locked breech, it functioned as a friction-delayed blowback action.^ By late 1917, the limits of the Blish lock were discovered, and it had been found that the only cartridge currently in U.S. service suitable for use with the lock was the .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol).
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^ While searching for a way to allow such a weapon to operate safely without the complexity of a recoil or gas operated mechanism, Thompson came across a patent issued to John Bell Blish in 1915 for a friction delayed blowback action.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Design of the weapon forestalls damage of the lock while within the action; should it become damaged while outside, replacement rather than repair would be the best policy.
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.It was found that the only cartridge currently in U.S. service suitable for use with the lock was the .45 ACP round.^ By late 1917, the limits of the Blish lock were discovered, and it had been found that the only cartridge currently in U.S. service suitable for use with the lock was the .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol).
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]
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^ ACP cartridge whic was also used for the 45.
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^ The .45 Thompson submachine gun (TSMG), M1928A1, was the only one available in 1941 and was usually used with the 30-round box magazine rather than the unwieldy 50-round drum.

.Thompson then envisioned a "one-man, hand-held machine gun" in .45 ACP as a "trench broom" for use in the on-going trench warfare of World War I.^ The Thompson Submachine Gun was designed by General John T. Thompson , who was inspired by the trench warfare of World War I to develop a "one-man, hand-held machine gun", firing a rifle caliber round.
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^ It was the gun I held in my hand.

^ What were some of the technologies that were used in World War 2?
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.Payne designed the gun itself and its stick and drum magazines.^ The stick magazine from the M1A1 and drum magazine are interchangeable.
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^ The classic 50 round drum of the Thompson submachine gun works on similar principles, but has  no feeder column to fit into a standard magazine well.

^ The Thompson was one of the earliest submachine guns to incorporate a double-column, double-feed box magazine design, which undoubtedly contributed to the gun's reputation for reliability.
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.The project was then titled "Annihilator I", and by 1918, most of the design issues had been resolved.^ The project was then titled "Annihilator I", and by 1918, most of the design issues had been resolved.
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.However, the war ended before prototypes could be shipped to Europe.^ However, the war ended before prototypes could be shipped to Europe.
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^ However, by the time the United States entered the war, the M3 was outmatched by the tanks it would have met in Europe.
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^ The Thompson submachine gun was designed to be a spray and prey weapon that would clear out the trenches of World War I battlefields, but never got that opportunity because the war ended before it could be put into limited service.

[8]
A Marine fires on a Japanese position using an M1 Thompson submachine gun during an advance on Okinawa in 1945.
.At an Auto-Ordnance board meeting in 1919 to discuss the marketing of the "Annihilator", with the war over, the weapon was officially renamed the "Thompson Submachine Gun". While other weapons had been developed shortly prior with similar objectives in mind, the Thompson was the first weapon to be labeled and marketed as a "submachine gun".[9] Thompson intended the weapon as an automatic 'trench-broom' to sweep enemy troops from the trenches, filling a role for which the BAR had been proven ill-suited.^ At an Auto-Ordnance board meeting in 1919 to discuss the marketing of the "Annihilator", with the war over, the weapon was officially renamed the "Thompson Submachine Gun".
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^ While other weapons had been developed shortly prior with similar objectives in mind, the Thompson was the first weapon to be labeled and marketed as a "submachine gun".
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^ What weapons were first used in the Civil War?
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[10] .Contemporaneously, this concept was developed by German troops using their own Bergmann MP18 submachine guns in concert with sturmtruppen tactics.^ Contemporaneously, this concept was developed by German troops using their own Bergmann MP18 submachine guns in concert with sturmtruppen tactics.
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^ Ironically, this concept was adopted by German troops using their own submachine guns in concert with sturmtruppen tactics.
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^ While other weapons had been developed shortly prior with similar objectives in mind, the Thompson was the first weapon to be labeled and marketed as a "submachine gun".
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[11]

Early use

.The Thompson first entered production as the M1921. It was available to civilians, though its high price resulted in few sales.^ M1921 was the first major production model.
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^ The Thompson first entered production as the Model of 1921.
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^ Despite this, production of the Thompson continued and it first became available for sale in 1921.

.(A Thompson M1921 with one Type XX 20 shot "stick" magazine was priced at $200.00 when a Ford automobile sold for $400.00.) M1921 Thompsons were first sold in small quantities to the U.S. Post Office (to protect the mail from a spate of robberies[12]), followed by several police departments in the United States and minor international sales to various armies and constabulary forces, chiefly in Central and South America.^ Allen’s career marked several firsts in United States history.

^ The Thompson first entered production as the M1921.
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^ Each gun was supplied with four 20 shot stick magazines and one 50 shot drum magazine.
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.The U.S. Post Office also gave Thompsons to the U.S. Marine Corps in 1922 when Marines were assigned to protect against mail robberies,[13] with the Marines putting them to use in the Banana Wars and in China.^ The U.S. Post Office also gave Thompsons to the U.S. Marine Corps in 1922 when Marines were assigned to protect against mail robberies, [ 11 ] with the Marines putting them to use in the Banana Wars and in China.
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^ The U.S. Post Office also gave Thompsons to the U.S. Marine Corps in 1922 when Marines were assigned to protect against mail robberies,[11] with the Marines putting them to use in the Banana Wars and in China.
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^ M1921 Thompsons were first sold in small quantities to the U.S. Post Office (to protect the mail from a spate of robberies), followed by several police departments in the United States and minor international sales to various armies and constabulary forces, chiefly in Central and South America.
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[14] .It was popular with the Marines as a point-defense weapon for countering ambush by Nicaraguan guerrillas and led to the organisation of 4 man fire teams with as much firepower as a 9 man rifle squad.^ It was popular with the Marines as a point-defense weapon for countering ambush by Sandinista guerrillas and led to the organisation of 4 man fire teams with as much firepower as a 9 man rifle squad .
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^ The Thompson was also used in limited issue by the U.S. Marine Corps (carrying over from their Post Office service) as the M1928 in a series of interventions in Central America, particularly Nicaragua, where it was popular with the Marines as a point-defense weapon for countering ambush by Sandinista guerrillas.
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^ On the other hand, the pulse weapon prototype is only MIN STR 3, but doesn't do as much damage as the full-sized pulse rifle.
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.The major complaints against the Thompson were its weight, inaccuracy at ranges over 50 yards, and its lack of penetrating power, despite the powerful round it used.^ Here's a good quote: "The main complaints against the Thompson were it's weight, inaccuracy at ranges over 50 yards, and lack of penetrating power."
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^ The major complaints against the Thompson were its weight, inaccuracy at ranges over 50 yards, and its lack of penetrating power, despite the powerful round it used.
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^ The gun climb likely contributed to its inaccuracy at ranges over 50 yards, another complaint against the weapon.
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[15]
.Some of the first batches of Thompsons were bought in America by agents of the illegal Irish Republic, notably Harry Boland.^ Thompson shipped some of the first batches to Ireland.
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^ Arguably the first submachine gun to ever be massed-produced, the Thompson became wildly popular during America’s prohibition age and was a favorite among Depression-era gangsters.
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^ Model 1921 became the first quantitative production model of any Thompson submachine gun totaling some 15,000 examples in all.
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.A total of 653 were purchased, but 495 were seized by US customs authorities in New York in June 1921. The remainder made their way to the Irish Republican Army by way of Liverpool and were used in the last month of the Irish War of Independence (1919-21).^ These were acquired by the Irish Republican Army and were used in the stages of the Irish War of Independence and Civil War .
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^ Thompsons were also acquired by the Irish Republican Army from supporters in the U.S. and were used in the latter stages of the Irish War of Independence and Civil War.
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^ These rulings carry down to all fifty US states; however, some areas within the country, such as New York City, have laws in effect that ban or limit the possession or use of some airsoft guns .

.[16] After a truce with the British in July 1921, the IRA imported more Thompsons and they were used in the subsequent Irish Civil War (1922-23).^ What weapons were first used in the Civil War?
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^ The U.S. Post Office also gave Thompsons to the U.S. Marine Corps in 1922 when Marines were assigned to protect against mail robberies, [ 11 ] with the Marines putting them to use in the Banana Wars and in China.
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^ IronFist 12-08-2005, 06:16 PM Cuts, and your telling me that the sten continued to be used after the war unlike the thompson?
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.They were not found to be very effective in Ireland however.^ Oppression and they don't know that a much more effective means of meeting the original intent of the 2nd amendment (as to modern context) can be found in oldschool Hacking.
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.In only 32% of actions where it was used did the Thompson cause serious casualites (death or serious injury) to those attacked.^ Misuse or careless use may result in serious injury or death.
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^ This idea was used in all Thompson submachine guns except for the M1 and M1A1 (those were simply blowback operated).

^ Thompson responded that, while he did not crave the job itself, there were things he would like to do that he could only do by holding that office.
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[17]
A lance corporal of the East Surrey Regiment, British Army equipped with a Thompson M1928 submachine gun (drum magazine), 25 November 1940
.The Thompson achieved most of its early notoriety in the hands of Prohibition and Depression-era gangsters, motorized bandits and the lawmen who pursued them and in Hollywood films about their exploits, most notably in the St Valentine's Day Massacre.^ He shared a lot history and trivia about The Thompson, the St Valentine's Day Massacre and the Chicago Prohibition Era.
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^ The Thompson achieved most of its early notoriety in the hands of Prohibition and Depression-era gangsters and in Hollywood films.
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^ A lance corporal of the East Surrey Regiment , British Army equipped with a Thompson M1928 submachine gun ( drum magazine ), 25 November 1940 The Thompson achieved most of its early notoriety in the hands of Prohibition and Depression -era gangsters , motorized bandits and the lawmen who pursued them and in Hollywood films about their exploits, most notably in the St Valentine's Day Massacre .
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.It was often referred to as the "gun that made the twenties roar."^ It was often referred to as the "gun that made the twenties roar."
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^ (Yugoslavian partisans were also equipped with Russian made PPsH submachine guns but were more often supplied with captured German weapons.
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^ It was also used as a vehicle mounted weapon on Universal Carriers (often referred to as Bren Gun Carriers due to this armament).
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[18]
.In 1926, the Cutts Compensator (a recoil brake) was offered as an option for the M1921; Thompsons with the compensator were catalogued as No.^ (George Goll) Thompson submachine gun, U.S. Navy Model of 1928, with Cutts compensator.
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^ It may be the weight, or the effect of the Cutts Compensator, but recoil is negligible.

^ Thompson Sub-Machine Gun, Model 1921AC, fitted with Cutts Compensator, 20-shot clip magazine and detachable stock.
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21AC, with the plain M1921 designated No. 21A.[19]
.Nationalist China also acquired a quantity for use against Japanese land forces, and eventually began producing copies of the Thompson in small quantities for use by its various armies and militias.^ Nationalist China also acquired a quantity for use against Japanese land forces, and eventually began producing copies of the Thompson in small quantities for use by its various armies and militias.
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^ In the Pacific Theater , Australian Army infantry and other Commonwealth forces initially used the Thompson extensively in jungle patrols and ambushes , where it was prized for its firepower, though its hefty weight of over 10 pounds and difficulties in supply eventually led to its replacement by other submachine guns such as the Owen and Austen .
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^ The U.S. Post Office also gave Thompsons to the U.S. Marine Corps in 1922 when Marines were assigned to protect against mail robberies, [ 11 ] with the Marines putting them to use in the Banana Wars and in China.
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World War II

.In 1938, the Thompson submachine gun was adopted by the U.S. military, serving during World War II and beyond.^ The Thompson submachine gun is a favorite of gun collectors.

^ In 1938, the Thompson submachine gun was adopted by the U.S. military, serving during World War II and later into the Korean War, as well as early stages of the Vietnam War.
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^ Shaw served as a Marine in both World War II and the Korean War.
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.There were two military types of Thompson SMG. The M1928A1 had provisions for box magazines and drums (the drums were disliked because of their tendency to rattle and jam).^ There were two military types of Thompson SMG. The M1928A1 had provisions for box magazines and drums (the drums were disliked because of their tendency to rattle).
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^ There were two military types of Thompson SMG. The M1928A1 had provisions for box magazines or drums (the drum magazines were disliked because of their tendency to rattle).
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^ There were two military types of Thompson SMG. The M1928A1 used a 20- and later 30-round box magazine, or 50- and 100-round drums.
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.It had a Cutts compensator, cooling fins on the barrel, and its charging handle was on the top of the receiver.^ It had a Cutts compensator , cooling fins on the barrel , and its charging handle was on the top of the receiver.
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^ Barrel with Cutts compensator.

^ The charging handle was fitted to the top of the receiver and cooling fins were apparent along the barrel.
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.The M1 and M1A1 had a barrel without cooling fins, a simplified rear sight, provisions only for box magazines, and the charging handle was on the side of the receiver.^ The M1 and M1A1 had a plain barrel without cooling fins, a simplified rear sight, provisions only for box magazines, and the charging handle was on the side of the receiver.
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^ It had a Cutts compensator , cooling fins on the barrel , and its charging handle was on the top of the receiver.
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^ Compared to the M1A1, it has a different barrel tip, and the rear sight guard is different.
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.Because the option to use drums was not included in the M1 and M1A1, the 30 round box magazine was designed for use with this model.^ The 30-round magazine was very common.
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^ The new M1A1 had 20 and 30 box magazines in lieu of the drum mag found on previous models.
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^ Type XXX box magazine 50-round Type L drum magazine 100-round Type C drum magazine (M1 and M1A1 models do not accept drum magazines) .
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.The Thompson was used in World War II in the hands of Allied troops as a weapon for scouts, non-commissioned officers (corporal, sergeant and higher ranking), and patrol leaders.^ World War II Chinese infantry weapons .
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^ In-depth study of these famous weapons as used in World War II and beyond.
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^ What were some of the technologies that were used in World War 2?
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.In the European theater, the gun was widely utilized in British and Canadian Commando units, as well as U.S. paratrooper and Ranger battalions who used it widely because of its high rate of fire, its stopping power and because it was very effective in close combat.^ A high rate of full-automatic fire had its uses.
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^ In the European theater, the gun was widely utilized in British and Canadian Commando units, as well as U.S. paratroop and Ranger battalions.
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^ A very useful power.
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.A Swedish variant of the M1928A1, called Kulsprutepistol m/40 (meaning "submachine gun model 40"), served in the Swedish Army between 1940 and 1951. Through Lend-Lease, the Soviet Union also received the Thompson, but due to a shortage of appropriate ammunition in the Soviet Union, usage was not widespread.^ The Thompson submachine gun is a favorite of gun collectors.

^ Development of ammunition for the Swedish submachine gun m/45b.
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^ A Swedish variant of the M1928A1, called Kulsprutepistol (literally "bullet spray pistol") m/40 (technically "Submachine Gun m/40"), served in the Swedish Army between 1940 and 1951.
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[20]
.In the Pacific Theater, Australian Army infantry and other Commonwealth forces initially used the Thompson extensively in jungle patrols and ambushes, where it was prized for its firepower, though its hefty weight of over 10 pounds and difficulties in supply eventually led to its replacement by other submachine guns such as the Owen and Austen.^ The Thompson submachine gun is a favorite of gun collectors.

^ Owen Austen Submachine gun Machine guns .
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^ A replica of the 1928 Thompson submachine gun .
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.The U.S. Marines also used the Thompson as a limited-issue weapon, especially during their later island assaults.^ The U.S. Marines also used the Thompson as a limited-issue weapon, especially during their later island assaults.
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^ While searching for a way to allow such a weapon to operate safely, Thompson came across a patent issued to John Bell Blish.
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^ The U.S. Post Office also gave Thompsons to the U.S. Marine Corps in 1922 when Marines were assigned to protect against mail robberies, [ 11 ] with the Marines putting them to use in the Banana Wars and in China.
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.The Thompson was soon found to have limited effect in heavy jungle cover, where the low-velocity .45 bullet would not penetrate most small-diameter trees, or protective armor vests (in 1923, the Army had rejected the .45 Remington-Thompson, which had twice the energy of the .45ACP).^ The Thompson was soon found to have limited effect in heavy jungle cover, where the low-velocity .45 bullet would not penetrate most small-diameter trees, or Japanese helmets or protective vests (in 1923, the Army had rejected the .45 Remington-Thompson, which had twice the energy of the .45ACP).
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^ The Thompson was soon found to have limited effect in heavy jungle cover, where the low- velocity .45 bullet would not penetrate most small-diameter trees, Japanese helmets , or protective armor vests (in 1923, the Army had rejected the .45 Remington-Thompson , which had twice the energy of the .45ACP).
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^ The Thompson was soon found to have limited effect in heavy jungle cover, where the low-velocity .45 bullet would not penetrate most small-diameter trees, Japanese helmets, or protective armor vests (in 1923, the Army had rejected the .45 Remington-Thompson, which had twice the energy of the .45ACP).
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[21] .In the U.S. Army, many Pacific War jungle patrols were originally equipped with Thompsons in the early phases of the New Guinea and Guadalcanal campaigns, but soon began employing the BAR in its place, especially at front (point) and rear (tail) positions, as a point defense weapon.^ The victory at Guadalcanal marked a crucial turning point in the Pacific War.
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^ In the U.S. Army, many Pacific War jungle patrols were originally equipped with Thompsons in the early phases of the New Guinea and Guadalcanal campaigns, but soon began employing the BAR in its place, especially at front (point) and rear (tail) positions, as a point defense weapon.
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^ In the Pacific Theater , Australian Army infantry and other Commonwealth forces initially used the Thompson extensively in jungle patrols and ambushes , where it was prized for its firepower, though its hefty weight of over 10 pounds and difficulties in supply eventually led to its replacement by other submachine guns such as the Owen and Austen .
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[22] .The Argentine company Hafdasa and the Buenos Aires based firm Halcon manufactured the C-4 and M-1943 submachine guns which have a very similar layout and performance to the Thompson Gun, both weapons chambered in 9x19mm for the Argentine Army and .45 ACP for the Argentine Police forces.^ The Thompson submachine gun is a favorite of gun collectors.

^ These first submachine guns were heavy and very similar to carbines.
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^ One .45-caliber Thompson submachine gun.
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.These weapons were a serious contender to the Thompson Gun but did not see much service outside Argentina.^ The Thompson Submachine Gun (Classic weapons series) 2.0 out of 5 stars ( 1 ) .
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^ While other weapons had been developed shortly prior with similar objectives in mind, the Thompson was the first weapon to be labeled and marketed as a "submachine gun".
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^ With its iconic style and ease of use, it’s simply to see what makes the Thompson machine gun so popular.
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After World War II

.By the time of the Korean War, the Thompson had seen much use by the U.S. and South Korean Military, even though Thompson will have been replaced in production by the M3 and M3A1. Many Thompsons were distributed to Chinese armed forces as military aid before the fall of Chiang Kai-Shek's government to Mao Zedong's Communist forces in 1949. During the Korean War, American troops were surprised to encounter Chinese Communist troops heavily armed with Thompsons, especially during surprise night assaults.^ During the Korean War, American troops were surprised to encounter Chinese Communist troops heavily armed with Thompsons, especially during surprise night assaults.
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^ Many Thompsons were distributed to Chinese armed forces as military aid before the fall of Chiang Kai-Shek 's government to Mao Zedong 's Communist forces in 1949.
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^ By the end of 1944, the Thompson had been replaced in production by the M3 and M3A1 and by the time of the Korean War, the Thompson had been withdrawn from service as a standard-issue submachine gun with U.S. forces.
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.The gun's ability to deliver large quantities of short-range automatic assault fire proved very useful in both defense and assault during the early part of the conflict.^ The submachine gun can shoot both semi automatic fire and full automatic.
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^ The gun's ability to deliver large quantities of short-range automatic assault fire proved very useful in both defense and assault during the early part of the conflict.
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^ The Soviet Union which had lost a great part of its manufacturing companies during the German assault 1941-42, managed to rebuild arsenals further east and constructed in very short period an easy produced submachine gun Ppsh41.
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.Many of these weapons were captured and placed into service with American soldiers and Marines for the balance of the war.^ Many of these weapons were recaptured and placed back into service with American soldiers and Marines for the balance of the war.
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^ During the Vietnam War, some South Vietnamese army units and defense militia were armed with Thompson submachine guns, and a few of these weapons were used by reconnaissance units, advisors, and other American troops.
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^ In-depth study of these famous weapons as used in World War II and beyond.
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.
Serb paramilitaries during the Siege of Sarajevo.
^ Serb[citation needed] paramilitaries during the Siege of Sarajevo.
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^ Serb [ citation needed ] paramilitaries during the Siege of Sarajevo .
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An M1A1 Thompson submachine gun is being held in the background
.During the Vietnam War, some South Vietnamese army units and defense militia were armed with Thompson submachine guns, and a few of these weapons were used by reconnaissance units, advisors, and other American troops.^ What were some of the technologies that were used in World War 2?
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^ Few arms in history have enjoyed the notoriety and publicity of the famous Thompson submachine guns.
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^ Before WWII the American military's use of Thompson submachine guns had been limited.
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.It was later replaced by the M16. Not only did some U.S. soldiers have use of them in Vietnam, but they encountered it as well.^ It was later replaced by the M16.
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^ Not only did some U.S. soldiers have use of them in Vietnam, but they encountered it as well.
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^ Find more in dept information about the weapons they use, as well as the aircrafts and warships.
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.The Vietcong liked the weapon, and used both captured models as well as manufacturing their own copies in small jungle workshops.^ The Vietcong liked the weapon, and used both captured models as well as manufacturing their own copies in small jungle workshops.
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^ I liked them both, and would enjoy using them again.
  • M1A1 Thompson VS M3A1 Grease Gun [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As seen in screenshots, new WWII-era weapons like the MP40 and the M3 Grease Gun will make an appearance in the game as well as the MG42 .
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.In the conflict in Northern Ireland, known as 'The Troubles' (1969-1998), the Thompson was again used by the Irish Republican paramilitiaries.^ These were acquired by the Irish Republican Army and were used in the stages of the Irish War of Independence and Civil War .
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^ Its a commonly known fact that the thompson was the most widely used and by far the most produced smg of WWII, and your free to do your own research if you wish but i know that it was.
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^ On April 15, 1969, Ennis phoned Lauchli and, using the color code, ordered one hundred thirty Thompson submachine guns.
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According to historian Peter Hart, "The Thompson remained a key part of both the Official IRA and Provisional IRA arsenals until well into the 1970s when it was superseded by the Armalite and the AK-47" [23]
.The Thompson was also used by U.S. and overseas law enforcement and police forces, most prominently by the FBI.^ The Thompson was also used by U.S. and overseas law enforcement and police forces, most prominently by the FBI .
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^ The Thompson was also used by U.S. and overseas law enforcement and police forces, most prominently by the FBI. The FBI used Thompsons until 1976, when it was declared obsolete.
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^ It was a common sight of the time, being used overwhelmingly by both law enforcement officers and criminals.The Thompson was also known as the " Tommy Gun ", " Chopper ", " Chicago Typewriter " and " Chicago Piano ".
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.The FBI used Thompsons until 1976, when it was declared obsolete.^ The FBI used Thompsons until 1976, when it was declared obsolete.
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^ The Thompson was also used by U.S. and overseas law enforcement and police forces, most prominently by the FBI. The FBI used Thompsons until 1976, when it was declared obsolete.
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^ The gang used their Thompsons to blast their way out of an FBI dragnet at the Little Bohemia Lodge in Wisconsin in April of 1934, but the Public Enemy's days were numbered.
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.All Thompsons in U.S. government possession were destroyed, except for a few token museum pieces and training models.^ All Thompsons in U.S. government possession were destroyed, except for a few token museum pieces and training models.
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  • Thompson M1 - Valkyrie Movie Wiki 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC valkyriemovie.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Model 1921 became the first quantitative production model of any Thompson submachine gun totaling some 15,000 examples in all.
  • M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun) - Submachine Gun - History, Specifications and Pictures - Infantry Weapons 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Since then, tests have clearly demonstrated that the compensator is an exceedingly useful and practical attachment, and it is now available on all models of Thompson guns.
  • THE THOMPSON SUB-MACHINE GUN 15 September 2009 4:13 UTC www.saf.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Thompson, or copies of the gun, are still seen from time to time in modern day conflicts, such as the Bosnian War.^ The Thompson, or copies of the gun, are still seen from time to time in modern day conflicts, such as the Bosnian War .
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The Thompson, or copies of the gun, are still seen from time to time in modern day conflicts, such as the Bosnian War.
  • RS Wiki: The Thompson "Tommy Gun" Submachine Gun | Popular Airsoft 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.popularairsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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  • Thompson M1 - Valkyrie Movie Wiki 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC valkyriemovie.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thompson Nicknames During her operational days, the M1 Thompson garnered such nicknames as the "Trench Sweeper", "Chicago Piano", "Chicago Typewriter", "The Chopper" and the "Trench Broom".
  • M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun) - Submachine Gun - History, Specifications and Pictures - Infantry Weapons 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Operating characteristics

.Early versions of the Thompson had a fairly high rate of fire, approaching 800-850 rounds per minute.^ The cyclic rate of fire was approximately 1,000 rounds per minute.
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^ Rate of Fire: 400600 rounds/min.
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^ Rate of Fire: 400450 rounds/min.
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.Later M1 and M1A1 Thompsons averaged 600 rpm.^ Later M1 and M1A1 Thompsons averaged 600 rpm.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]
  • Thompson M1 - Valkyrie Movie Wiki 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC valkyriemovie.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This idea was used in all Thompson submachine guns except for the M1 and M1A1 (those were simply blowback operated).

^ The Thompson is a work of art, even the later M1/M1A1 versions are beautiful in their own right.
  • M1A1 Thompson VS M3A1 Grease Gun [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: Original source]

[24] .This rate of fire, combined with a rather heavy trigger pull and a stock with excessive drop, increases the tendency of the gun to climb off target in automatic fire.^ This rate of fire, combined with a rather heavy trigger pull and a stock with excessive drop, increases the tendency of the gun to climb off target in automatic fire.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]
  • RS Wiki: The Thompson "Tommy Gun" Submachine Gun | Popular Airsoft 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.popularairsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • World War II: Why Thompson submachine gun is the best? 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The GUN Thread [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Rate of fire: Semi-Automatic.
  • The Weapons in Brothers in Arms - Gearbox Software Community 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC gbxforums.gearboxsoftware.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rate of Fire: One Shot per trigger pull.
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[24][25] .Compared to modern 9mm submachine guns, the .45 Thompson is quite heavy.^ One .45-caliber Thompson submachine gun.
  • MOTOR TORPEDO BOATS-PART 1 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC hnsa.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ IMI UZI 9mm Submachine Gun - .
  • HOMELAND DEFENSE AND POLICE SUPPLY CORP. 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.hdps.org [Source type: General]

^ Compared to modern 9mm submachine guns such as the Uzi, the .45 Thompson is heavy, difficult to aim and has excessive recoil.
  • The GUN Thread [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: General]

.This was one of the major complaints against the weapon made by servicemembers of militaries that issued the Thompson.^ This was one of the major complaints against the weapon made by servicemembers of militaries that issued the Thompson.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]
  • Thompson M1 - Valkyrie Movie Wiki 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC valkyriemovie.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While searching for a way to allow such a weapon to operate safely, Thompson came across a patent issued to John Bell Blish.
  • RS Wiki: The Thompson "Tommy Gun" Submachine Gun | Popular Airsoft 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.popularairsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Here's a good quote: "The main complaints against the Thompson were it's weight, inaccuracy at ranges over 50 yards, and lack of penetrating power."
  • The new thompson is all screwed. - Eve of Destruction 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.eodmod.com [Source type: General]

[15]
.Although the drum magazine provided significant firepower, in military service it was found to be overly heavy and bulky, especially when slung on patrol or on the march.^ While the drum magazine provided significant firepower, in military service it was found to be overly heavy and bulky, especially when slung on patrol or on the march.
  • Thompson M1 - Valkyrie Movie Wiki 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC valkyriemovie.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although the magazine provided significant firepower, in military service it was found to be overly heavy and bulky, especially when slung on patrol or on the march.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Though it could use both the 50-round drum and the 20- or 30-round box magazines, active service showed the drums were more prone to jamming and extremely heavy and bulky, especially on long patrols.
  • Thompson M1 - Valkyrie Movie Wiki 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC valkyriemovie.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[25] .For this reason, the 20-round and later 30-round box magazines soon proved most popular with military users, and drum compatibility was eliminated from the wartime M1 and M1A1 models.^ Feed System: 20-round detachable box magazine.
  • The Weapons in Brothers in Arms - Gearbox Software Community 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC gbxforums.gearboxsoftware.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For this reason, the 20-round and later 30-round box magazines soon proved most popular with military users, and drum compatibility was eliminated from the wartime M1 and M1A1 models.
  • Thompson M1 - Valkyrie Movie Wiki 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC valkyriemovie.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's capacity was a 30 round detachable box (M1 and M1A1) magazine with a 45.
  • World War 2 Weapons 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Thompson was one of the earliest submachine guns to incorporate a double-column, double-feed box magazine design, which undoubtedly contributed to the gun's reputation for reliability.^ One .45-caliber Thompson submachine gun.
  • MOTOR TORPEDO BOATS-PART 1 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC hnsa.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thompson submachine gun.

^ A replica of the 1928 Thompson submachine gun .
  • Firearm - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In addition, the gun performed better than most after exposure to rain, dirt, and mud.^ In addition, the gun performed better than most after exposure to rain, dirt, and mud.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ This is a better SMG than the gun above.
  • GameFAQs: Fallout 2 (PC) Weapon/Armor FAQ by Whitechocobo666 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ A baseball bat that does more damage than a shot from most guns.
  • GameFAQs: Fallout 2 (PC) Weapon/Armor FAQ by Whitechocobo666 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

[15]
.Because of its gangster-era and World War II connections, Thompsons are highly sought as collector's items.^ World War II submachine guns .
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Because of its gangster-era and World War II connections, Thompsons are highly sought as collector's items.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]
  • RS Wiki: The Thompson "Tommy Gun" Submachine Gun | Popular Airsoft 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.popularairsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • World War II: Why Thompson submachine gun is the best? 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Thompson M1 - Valkyrie Movie Wiki 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC valkyriemovie.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ World War II: Why Thompson submachine gun is the best?
  • World War II: Why Thompson submachine gun is the best? 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.An original Model 1928 in working condition can easily fetch US$20,000 or more.^ An original Model 1928 in working condition can easily fetch US$ 20,000 or more.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ An original Model 1928 in working condition can easily fetch US$20,000 or more.
  • World War II: Why Thompson submachine gun is the best? 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Thompson M1 - Valkyrie Movie Wiki 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC valkyriemovie.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The less expensive and more-easily manufactured "stick" magazines were used exclusively in this version, with a new 30-round version joining the familiar 20-round type.
  • World War II: Why Thompson submachine gun is the best? 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Approximately 1,700,000 of these weapons were produced by Auto-Ordnance, Savage Arms, and Colt, with 1,387,134 being the simplified World War II M1 and M1A1 variants (without the Blish lock and oiling system[26]).^ World War II Chinese infantry weapons .
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ In-depth study of these famous weapons as used in World War II and beyond.
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^ Approximately 1,700,000 of these weapons were produced by Auto-Ordnance, Savage Arms , and Colt , with 1,387,134 being the simplified World War II M1 and M1A1 variants (without the Blish lock and oiling system [ 21 ] ).
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

.Semi-automatic versions configured as civilian-legal rifles are currently produced by Auto-Ordnance Company, a division of Kahr Arms, for the collector market at prices ($900.00 to $1400.00) considerably lower than the prices for originals.^ Semi-auto pistols and rifles.
  • Assault Weapons [Archive] - Mac Forums 17 September 2009 2:34 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Semi-automatic versions are currently produced by Auto-Ordnance Company, a division of Kahr Firearms.
  • RS Wiki: The Thompson "Tommy Gun" Submachine Gun | Popular Airsoft 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.popularairsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The M1927A1 is a semi-automatic only version of the Thompson, originally produced by Auto-Ordnance (West Hurley, New York) for the civilian gun market from 1974 to 1999.
  • Thompson M1 - Valkyrie Movie Wiki 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC valkyriemovie.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Variants

Persuader and Annihilator

.There were two main experimental models of the Thompson.^ There were two main experimental models of the Thompson.
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  • World War II: Why Thompson submachine gun is the best? 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Persuader and Annihilator There were two main experimental models of the Thompson.
  • Thompson M1 - Valkyrie Movie Wiki 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC valkyriemovie.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are two main reasons for asking BATFE to perform a trace: Are the guns in question stolen?
  • The Volokh Conspiracy - How Wrong Can a Five-Sentence AP Story About Guns Be? 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC volokh.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Persuader was a belt-fed version developed in 1918, and the Annihilator was fed from a 20 or 30-round box magazine, which was an improved model developed in 1918 and 1919. Additionally, the 50- and 100-round drum magazines were developed.^ Additionally, the 50- and 100-round drum magazines were developed.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]
  • RS Wiki: The Thompson "Tommy Gun" Submachine Gun | Popular Airsoft 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.popularairsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ The gun used either a standard 50-round box magazine or the 20-round box magazine, or "stick" magazine.
  • Thompson M1A1 AEG Softair Gun - AIRSOFT SHORTY USA 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.shortyusa.com [Source type: General]

^ The 30-round magazine was very common.
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Model 1919

.The Model 1919 was limited to about 40 units, with many variations noted throughout.^ The Model 1919 was limited to about 40 units, with many variations noted throughout.
  • RS Wiki: The Thompson "Tommy Gun" Submachine Gun | Popular Airsoft 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.popularairsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Model 1919 saw limited production examples totaling just 40 units.
  • M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun) - Submachine Gun - History, Specifications and Pictures - Infantry Weapons 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the United States, many gun owners are much more vocal about the importance of firearms for protection.
  • NRA-ILA :: Issues 15 September 2009 4:13 UTC www.nraila.org [Source type: Original source]

.The weapons had very high cyclic rates around 1,500 rpm.^ The weapons had very high cyclic rates around 1,500 rpm.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]
  • RS Wiki: The Thompson "Tommy Gun" Submachine Gun | Popular Airsoft 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.popularairsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • World War II: Why Thompson submachine gun is the best? 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The weapon had a relatively high 900+rpm .
  • World War II: Why Thompson submachine gun is the best? 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The weapon had a relatively high 800+ rpm rate of fire.
  • RS Wiki: The Thompson "Tommy Gun" Submachine Gun | Popular Airsoft 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.popularairsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[27] .This was the weapon Brigadier General Thompson demonstrated at Camp Perry in 1920. Almost all Model of 1919s were made without buttstocks and front sights, and the final version closely resembled the later Model of 1921. The New York City Police Department was the largest purchaser of the Model of 1919. This model was designed as an automatic Colt .45 to "sweep" trenches with bullets.^ Generally, an automatic weapon designed for a single user is referred to as an automatic rifle .
  • Firearm - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This was the weapon Brigadier General Thompson demonstrated at Camp Perry in 1920.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ This model was designed as an automatic Colt .45 to "sweep" trenches with bullets.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

.Some experimental calibers were .45 ACP (11.4x23mm), .22LR, .32 ACP, .38 ACP, and 9mmP.^ Indiana Brownsville Police Department Issues the 11.4323mm (.45 ACP) Glock 21 pistol.
  • Agency Issue (Very Long) - Real Police: Law Enforcement,Police Officer,Criminal Justice,Background Checks website... 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC forums.realpolice.net [Source type: Academic]

^ North Carolina Zebulon Police Department Issues the 11.4323mm (.45 ACP) SIG-Sauer P220-1 pistol.
  • Agency Issue (Very Long) - Real Police: Law Enforcement,Police Officer,Criminal Justice,Background Checks website... 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC forums.realpolice.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Issued the 11.43×23mm (.45 ACP) Auto-Ordnance Model 1921 Thompson submachine gun in 19??-19??.
  • pw_florida (worldinventory) 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC sites.google.com [Source type: Academic]

[28]

Model 1921

The "Anti-Bandit Gun": 1920s Advertisement of the Thompson M1921 for United States law enforcement forces
.The Model 1921 was the first major production model.^ Model 1921 became the first quantitative production model of any Thompson submachine gun totaling some 15,000 examples in all.
  • M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun) - Submachine Gun - History, Specifications and Pictures - Infantry Weapons 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Model 1928 - First quantitative military model; based on the Model 1921; lower rate-of-fire.
  • M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun) - Submachine Gun - History, Specifications and Pictures - Infantry Weapons 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Model 1921 - Initial Quantitative Production Models; 15,000 produced; 800rpm.
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.Fifteen thousand were produced by Colt for Auto-Ordnance.^ Fifteen thousand (15,000) guns were produced by Colt for Auto-Ordnance Corporation.
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^ Fifteen thousand were produced by Colt for Auto-Ordnance.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]
  • Thompson M1 - Valkyrie Movie Wiki 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC valkyriemovie.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In an attempt to expand interest and sales overseas, Auto-Ordnance partnered with and licensed Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) in England to produce a European model.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]
  • Thompson M1 - Valkyrie Movie Wiki 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC valkyriemovie.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In its original design, it was finished more like a sporting weapon, with a blued, finned barrel and vertical foregrip and the Blish lock.^ In its original design, it was finished more like a sporting weapon, with a blued, finned barrel and vertical foregrip and the Blish lock.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]
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^ Additionally, machine guns are crew served weapons, requiring the services of more than one crewman, just like any other gun.
  • Firearm - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Particularly stipulating that the so-called assault weapons are no more, and in many cases less, dangerous than many other hunting and sporting weapons.
  • Assault Weapons [Archive] - Mac Forums 17 September 2009 2:34 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Model of 1921 was quite expensive to manufacture, with the original retail cost around $225, because of its high quality wood furniture and finely-machined parts.^ The M1921 was quite expensive to manufacture, with the original retail cost around $225, because of its high quality wood furniture and finely-machined parts.
  • World War II: Why Thompson submachine gun is the best? 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Thompson M1 - Valkyrie Movie Wiki 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC valkyriemovie.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Model of 1921 was quite expensive to manufacture, with the original retail cost around $225, because of its high quality wood furniture and finely- machined parts.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ It was made by modifying an existing Model of 1921, including replacing certain parts.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

.The Model of 1921 was famous throughout its career with police and criminals and in motion pictures.^ The Model 1921 was famous throughout its career with police and criminals and in motion pictures.
  • World War II: Why Thompson submachine gun is the best? 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The M1921 was famous throughout its career with police and criminals and in motion pictures.
  • Thompson M1 - Valkyrie Movie Wiki 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC valkyriemovie.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Model of 1921 was famous throughout its career with police and criminals and in motion pictures.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

.This model was often used by criminals, with the nickname, Tommy Gun.^ The Tommy Gun is fun to use, but isn't that useful.
  • GameFAQs: Fallout 2 (PC) Weapon/Armor FAQ by Whitechocobo666 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Tommy guns became famous through the "roaring twenties" in the USA, when, during the Prohibition times, many Tommy guns were used by both Police and criminals to spread death across their enemies.

^ It was a common sight of the time, being used overwhelmingly by both law enforcement officers and criminals.The Thompson was also known as the " Tommy Gun ", " Chopper ", " Chicago Typewriter " and " Chicago Piano ".
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.The weapon had a relatively high 1000 rpm[citation needed] rate of fire.^ The weapons had very high cyclic rates around 1,500 rpm.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The weapon had a relatively high 800+ rpm [ citation needed ] rate of fire.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Early versions of the Thompson had a fairly high rate of fire, approaching 800-850 rounds per minute.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

Thompson Autorifle and SMG Model of 21

Model 1923

.The Model 1923 was introduced to potentially expand the Auto-Ordnance product line and was demonstrated for the U.S. Army.^ The Model of 1923 was introduced to potentially expand the Auto-Ordnance product line and was demonstrated for the U.S. Army .
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Issued the 11.43×23mm (.45 ACP) Auto-Ordnance Model 1921 Thompson submachine gun in 19??-19??.
  • pw_florida (worldinventory) 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC sites.google.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Issued the 11.43×23mm (.45 ACP) Auto-Ordnance Model 1921 submachine gun.
  • pw_florida (worldinventory) 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC sites.google.com [Source type: Academic]

.It fired the more powerful .45 Remington-Thompson cartridge from a 14-inch (35.5 cm) barrel, with greater range than the .45 ACP. It introduced a horizontal forearm, sling, bipod and bayonet lug.^ An interesting development of the year 1922 was the Remington-Thompson .45 cartridge.
  • THE THOMPSON SUB-MACHINE GUN 15 September 2009 4:13 UTC www.saf.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In a fire fight the stopping power was much greater than the Sten.
  • Sten [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: Original source]

^ M1923 - Unsuccessful attempt to increase effective range by introducing a new, more powerful cartridge, .45 Remington-Thompson.

.The M1923 was intended to fill the same role of the M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) which the Army was already satisfied with, and did not give the Model of 1923 much consideration, so it was not adopted.^ The M1923 was intended to fill the same role of the M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) which the Army was already satisfied with, and did not give the Model of 1923 much consideration, so it was not adopted.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ M1 Garand M1 Carbine M1903 Springfield M1917 Enfield rifle M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle M1941 Johnson rifle Shotgun (Commonly used by the Marines in the Pacific theater, limited use in Europe) .
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^ Results of this test were never made public, and it is doubtful if an automatic or self-loading rifle will be adopted by our Army and Navy for some time to come.
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BSA Thompsons

.In an attempt to expand interest and sales overseas, Auto-Ordnance partnered with and licensed Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) in England to produce a European model.^ Small numbers of "European" Tommy Guns were produced by Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) of England under the designation of BSA 1926.
  • M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun) - Submachine Gun - History, Specifications and Pictures - Infantry Weapons 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In an attempt to expand interest and sales overseas, Auto-Ordnance partnered with and licensed Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) in England to produce a European model.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Semi-automatic versions configured as civilian-legal rifles are currently produced by Auto-Ordnance Company, a division of Kahr Arms , for the collector market at prices ($900.00 to $1400.00) considerably lower than the prices for originals.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

.These were produced in small quantities and have a different appearance than the classic style.^ These were produced in small quantities and have a different appearance than the classic style.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ These are all classic, first generation style metal drum magazines.

^ Nationalist China also acquired a quantity for use against Japanese land forces, and eventually began producing copies of the Thompson in small quantities for use by its various armies and militias.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

.The BSA 1926 was manufactured in 9 mm and 7.63 Mauser calibre and were tested by various governments, including France in the mid 1920s.^ The literature in my files bearing my dates of 1926 indicates that the gun was manufactured in the .45 automatic, 9 m/m Mauser, 9 m/m.
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^ Included are the modern "new manufacture" variations, semi-automatic guns, display models, caliber conversions, maintenance and more.
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.It was never adopted by any military force, and only a small number were produced.^ It was never adopted by any military force, and only a small number were produced.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The only good things about that was, that it was cheap and fast to produce, small and light(!!
  • M1A1 Thompson VS M3A1 Grease Gun [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Nationalist China also acquired a quantity for use against Japanese land forces, and eventually began producing copies of the Thompson in small quantities for use by its various armies and militias.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

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Model 1927

.The Model 1927 was the open bolt semi-automatic-only version of the M1921. It was made by modifying an existing Model 1921, including replacing certain parts.^ It was made by modifying an existing Model of 1921, including replacing certain parts.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The "Thompson Submachine Gun" inscription was machined over to replace it with "Thompson Semi-Automatic Carbine", and the "Model of 1921" inscription was also machined over to replace it with "Model of 1927."
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The only machined parts were the bolt and barrel.

.The "Thompson Submachine Gun" inscription was machined over to replace it with "Thompson Semi-Automatic Carbine", and the "Model 1921" inscription was also machined over to replace it with "Model 1927." Although the Model 1927 was semi-automatic only, it was easily converted to fully automatic by installing a full-auto Model 1921 fire control group (internal parts).^ Owen Austen Submachine gun Machine guns .
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^ The weapon fires full auto only.
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^ A replica of the 1928 Thompson submachine gun .
  • Firearm - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Most Model 1927s owned by police have been converted back to full-auto.^ The current model has some internal changes, needed to make this gun more difficult to convert to full auto.

^ AKs are the most ridiculously easy guns to convert to auto..
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^ Converting your Cobray M-11/9mm into full-auto sub-machine gun Our Price: $10.95 .
  • Firearms, Ammo, Weaponry & Explosives Books 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.campingsurvival.com [Source type: General]

[30] .The original Model 1927 is classified as a machine gun under the National Firearms Act of 1934 (a) by being "readily convertible" by swapping parts and (b) by a 1982 BATF ruling making all open bolt semi-automatic firearms manufactured after the date of this ruling classified as machineguns.^ The original Thompson sub-machine gun had but eleven parts.
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^ The 1927 model is semi auto only, and fires from a closed bolt.

^ The original 1927 model was essentially a semi auto version of the famous 1928 model, and fired from an open bolt.

Model 1928

.The Model 1928 was the first type widely used by military forces, with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps as major buyers through the 1930s.^ Model 1928 was the first Thompson submachine gun to achieve widespread use by US military forces consisting of the US Marine Corps and US Navy.
  • M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun) - Submachine Gun - History, Specifications and Pictures - Infantry Weapons 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is the model which has been officially adopted by the Marine Corps.
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^ The Model of 1928 was the first type widely used by military forces, with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps as major buyers through the 1930s.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

.The original Model 1928s were Model 1921s with weight added to the actuator, which slowed down the cyclic rate of fire, a U.S. Navy requirement.^ Rate of fire was not as fast as PPSH but not slow (?
  • Sten [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The original Model of 1928s were Model of 1921s with weight added to the actuator, which slowed down the cyclic rate of fire, a U.S. Navy requirement.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The Navy requested that the cyclic rate-of-fire be brought down so Model 1928s were essentially Model 1921s with added weight in the actuator.
  • M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun) - Submachine Gun - History, Specifications and Pictures - Infantry Weapons 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Navy Model 1928 has several names by collectors today they are; the 'Colt Overstamp', 'The 1921 Overstamp', '28 Navy', or just '28N'. The "overstamp" term refers to the '1' in '1921' being stamped over with an '8'. The 1928 Thompson would be the last small arm adopted by the U.S. Army that used a year designation in the official nomenclature.^ The Navy Model of 1928 has several names by collectors today they are; the 'Colt Overstamp', 'The 1921 Overstamp', '28 Navy', or just '28N'.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The 1928 Thompson would be the last small arm adopted by the U.S. Army that used a year designation in the official nomenclature.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Firearms are sometimes referred to as small arms .
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.With the start of World War II, major contracts from several countries saved the manufacturer from bankruptcy.^ World War II submachine guns .
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ With the start of World War II, major contracts from several countries saved the manufacturer from bankruptcy .
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ "An Army study found that 1.7 million GIs who served in World War II had participated in DCM clubs."
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M1928A1

Thompson M1928A1, field stripped
M1928A1 at Fort Knox, Kentucky, June 1942
.The M1928A1 variant entered mass production before the attack on Pearl Harbor, as on-hand stocks ran out.^ PM AK-47 = Avtomat Kalashnikova Model 1947 Rapture was founded in 1946 or 1947 and while the AK-47 was around it didn't enter mass production until 1948 I believe.
  • Ak-47s in rapture [Archive] - 2K Forums 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC forums.2kgames.com [Source type: General]

^ Before he attacked on the night of the 20th, a bloody figure stumbled out of the jungle with a warning that the Japanese were coming.
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^ The M1928A1 was based highly on the Model 1921 before it and entered service from 1928 through 1934.
  • M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun) - Submachine Gun - History, Specifications and Pictures - Infantry Weapons 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Changes included a horizontal forend, in place of the distinctive vertical foregrip ("pistol grip"), and a provision for a military sling.^ Changes included a horizontal forend, in place of the distinctive vertical foregrip (" pistol grip "), and a provision for a military sling .
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The Model 1923 also brought along new changes to the Thompson submachine gun family line in that it introduced a bipod, bayonet lug, sling and horizontal forearm.
  • M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun) - Submachine Gun - History, Specifications and Pictures - Infantry Weapons 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Its stock, pistol grip and foregrip are constructed out of dense ABS plastic with a wood grain finish.
  • Thompson M1A1 AEG Softair Gun - AIRSOFT SHORTY USA 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.shortyusa.com [Source type: General]

.Despite new U.S. contracts for Lend-Lease shipments abroad to China, France, and the United Kingdom, as well as the needs of American armed forces, only two factories supplied M1928A1 Thompsons during the early years of World War II. Though it could use both the 50-round drum and the 20- or 30-round box magazines, active service showed the drums were more prone to jamming, rattled when moving, and were too heavy and bulky on long patrols.^ Additionally, the 50- and 100-round drum magazines were developed.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ There were two military types of Thompson SMG. The M1928A1 had provisions for box magazines and drums (the drums were disliked because of their tendency to rattle).
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The 30-round magazine became more common.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

562,511 were made. Wartime production variants had a fixed rear sight without the triangular sight guard wings and a non-ribbed barrel both like that found on the M1/M1A1.
.In addition, the Soviet Union received M1928A1s, included as standard equipment with the M3 light tanks obtained through Lend-Lease.^ In addition, the Soviet Union received M1928A1s, included as standard equipment with the M3 light tanks obtained through Lend-Lease.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Through Lend-Lease , the Soviet Union also received the Thompson, but due to a shortage of appropriate ammunition in the Soviet Union, usage was not widespread.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ In the United Kingdom lend-lease M4's were dubbed Sherman after Union General William Tecumseh Sherman, continuing a practice of naming American tanks after famous Generals.
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.The weapons were never issued to the Red Army, however, because of a lack of .45 ACP ammunition on the Eastern Front, and were simply put in storage.^ Rhode Island Barrington Police Department Issues the 11.4323mm (.45 ACP) Glock 21 pistol.
  • Agency Issue (Very Long) - Real Police: Law Enforcement,Police Officer,Criminal Justice,Background Checks website... 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC forums.realpolice.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Indiana Brownsville Police Department Issues the 11.4323mm (.45 ACP) Glock 21 pistol.
  • Agency Issue (Very Long) - Real Police: Law Enforcement,Police Officer,Criminal Justice,Background Checks website... 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC forums.realpolice.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Issued the 11.43×23mm (.45 ACP) Colt Government pistol.
  • pw_florida (worldinventory) 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC sites.google.com [Source type: Academic]

.As of September 2006, limited numbers of these weapons have been re-imported from Russia to the United States as disassembled "spare parts kits", the entire weapon less the receiver (as required by Federal law).^ Removal of this orange tip for sale or transportation is a federal offense in the United States .
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^ All the major parts are assembled on the receiver using cross- pins, so the rifle can be disassembled and reassembled without any tools.

^ Pro-Allied organizations in the United States collected weapons; the National Rifle Association shipped 7,000 guns to Britain.
  • NRA-ILA :: Issues 15 September 2009 4:13 UTC www.nraila.org [Source type: Original source]

Thompson .30 Carbine

Main Article Thompson Carbine
.A contender for the M1 Light Rifle concept during World War 2 was the Thompson Carbine.^ Thompson Nicknames During her operational days, the M1 Thompson garnered such nicknames as the "Trench Sweeper", "Chicago Piano", "Chicago Typewriter", "The Chopper" and the "Trench Broom".
  • M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun) - Submachine Gun - History, Specifications and Pictures - Infantry Weapons 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This was particularly true after the introduction of the M1 models, during the Second World War.

^ German Weapons of WW2 In addition to the various weapons the Germany used during the Second World War, you can find Italian weapons, Japanese weapons, and Allied weapons used during WW2.
  • World War 2 Weapons 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Its layout was very much the same as the submachine gun but chambered in the .30 Carbine calibre.^ These first submachine guns were heavy and very similar to carbines.
  • The development of the Swedish Submachine gun kpist m/45b 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC gotavapen.se [Source type: Academic]

^ In 1940 large contracts were let for the manufacture of the calibre .45 Thompson submachine gun M1928A1 the Auto Ordnance Corporation of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  • Sten [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Wz.30, chambered in 7.92x57 mm, is a water-cooled machine gun manufactured on the Browning M1917 design.
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.The only major differences from the SMG was the barrel shroud, pressed steel components to ease production/reduce weight and the inlined stock reduced barrel climb improving accuracy.^ To reduce friction towards the barrel the steel was covered by a alloy of brass.
  • The development of the Swedish Submachine gun kpist m/45b 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC gotavapen.se [Source type: Academic]

^ Ruger M77 Hawkeye Alaskan 375 Ruger Stainless ( Eagle River ) pic Ruger M77 Hawkeye Alaskan chambered for .375 Ruger, stainless steel barreled action, Hogue over-molded stock.
  • Alaskaslist.com : Showing ads in General > Guns | Hunting 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC alaskaslist.com [Source type: General]

^ The MP-5 is always fired from a closed bolt for improved accuracy, but this limits the amount of sustained fire due to the barrel overheating and resulting cook-off problems.

The Thompson Carbine was more reliable and accurate than the M1 Carbine that was adopted and also came with the capability of select fire, which made it close to the likes of the StG-44.

M1

Fire Controls M1 Thompson Front lever is selector switch set for full auto.
.Answering the call for further simplification, the M1 was standardized in April 1942 as the United States Submachine Gun, Cal.^ Answering the call for further simplification, the M1 was standardized in April 1942 as the United States Submachine Gun, Cal.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Reprints of the following five manuals: The Thompson Submachine Gun Model 1928 .45 Calibre, Basic Field Manual Thompson Submachine Gun, Caliber .45 M1928A1, Ordnance Maintenance, Thompson Submachine Gun, Cal .45 M1928A1, Thompson Submachine Gun Cal .45 M1, Auto-Ordnance Corporation, "Thompson Ultra Modern Automatic Arms".

^ So let's look carefully at how British gun owners lost their rights and investigate a story with ominous parallels for the United States.
  • NRA-ILA :: Issues 15 September 2009 4:13 UTC www.nraila.org [Source type: Original source]

.45, M1
. .Rate of fire was reduced to approximately 600-700 rpm.^ Rate of fire: 600 rounds/min.
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^ Rate of fire was reduced to approximately 600-700 rpm.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Man of Stoat 11-15-2005, 12:48 PM It didnt' have a very high rate of fire, about 500 RPM if I recall correctly.
  • Sten [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: Original source]

.First issued in 1943, the M1 utilized a simple blowback operation, the charging handle was moved to the side, and the flip-up adjustable Lyman rear sight was replaced with a fixed L sight.^ The rear sight was of a fixed aperture type.
  • M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun) - Submachine Gun - History, Specifications and Pictures - Infantry Weapons 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The rear sight of a flip-up adjustable sight.
  • M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun) - Submachine Gun - History, Specifications and Pictures - Infantry Weapons 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ M1 - Simplified Thompson; reduced rate-of-fire to 600-700rpm; blowback operation; charging handle relocated to side of body; flip-up rear adjustable sight; new 30-round magazine.
  • M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun) - Submachine Gun - History, Specifications and Pictures - Infantry Weapons 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Late M1 Thompsons had the triangular rear sight guard wings added to the L sight which was standardized on the M1A1 version.^ Wartime production variants omitted the triangular rear sight guard wings.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ This idea was used in all Thompson submachine guns except for the M1 and M1A1 (those were simply blowback operated).

^ The Thompson is a work of art, even the later M1/M1A1 versions are beautiful in their own right.
  • M1A1 Thompson VS M3A1 Grease Gun [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: Original source]

.The slots adjoining the magazine well allowing use of the drum magazine were removed.^ Removing .100" will allow use of unmodified GI magazines.

^ The slots adjoining the magazine well allowing use of the drum magazine were removed.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The large capacity of the drum magazine was also found to be more useful than the 32 rds.
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.The less expensive and more-easily manufactured "stick" magazines were used exclusively in the M1, with a new 30-round version joining the familiar 20-round type.^ The 30-round magazine became more common.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Along with the "50" round drum,"20 round" and "30 Round " stick mags.
  • Cybergun Thompson M1A1 Full-Metal Body AEG. Airsoft guns - PyramydAir.com 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.pyramydair.com [Source type: General]

^ It could only use the 20 or 30 round box magazines.
  • M1A1 Thompson VS M3A1 Grease Gun [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Cutts compensator, barrel cooling fins, and Blish lock were omitted while the buttstock was permanently affixed.^ Barrel with Cutts compensator.

^ A 1928 model with the charging handle on top and original sights, finned barrel,cutts compensator, and the front pistol grip with an aftermarket option of the military straight stock that could swap out would be great.
  • Cybergun Thompson M1A1 Full-Metal Body AEG. Airsoft guns - PyramydAir.com 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.pyramydair.com [Source type: General]

^ A Cutt's muzzle compensator was added in an attempt to divert gasses upwards and keep the barrel down when firing.
  • M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun) - Submachine Gun - History, Specifications and Pictures - Infantry Weapons 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

M1A1

Both sides of the Thompson M1A1
.The M1A1, formally adopted as the United States Submachine Gun, Cal.^ So let's look carefully at how British gun owners lost their rights and investigate a story with ominous parallels for the United States.
  • NRA-ILA :: Issues 15 September 2009 4:13 UTC www.nraila.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Submachine Guns Thompson M1928, M1928A1, M1, M1A1 M3/A1 'Grease Gun' M50 Reising submachine gun Machine Guns Browning M1919...
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^ Like the Gun Control Act of 1968 in the United States, Britain's 1967 Act was part of a comprehensive crime package that included a variety of infringements on civil liberties.
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.45, .M1A1
, could be produced in half the time of the M1928A1, and at a much lower cost.^ M1A1 , could be produced in half the time of the M1928A1, and at a much lower cost.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Similar lists for 2003 and 2004 could be drawn up in the time available only at disproportionate costs.
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^ By the end of 1944, the M1A1 was replaced with the even lower-cost M3 (commonly called "Grease Gun").
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

.The multi-piece firing pin of the M1 was supplanted by a simplified firing pin machined into the face of the bolt.^ The multi-piece firing pin of the M1 was supplanted by a simplified firing pin machined into the face of the bolt.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The firing pin is fixed to the bolt.

^ HK33 is a delayed blowback operated, selective fire rifle, that utilized two pieces bolt with two rollers that used to delay bolt blowback.

.The 30-round magazine became more common.^ The 30-round magazine became more common.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Though it could use both the 50-round drum and the 20- or 30-round box magazines, active service showed the drums were more prone to jamming, rattled when moving, and extremely heavy and bulky, especially on long patrols.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The standard magazine holds 60 BBs and the hi-cap (patterned off of the 30 round RS mag) hold 420 BBs.
  • AS-R Review Database - M1A1 Thompson - Powered by ReviewPost 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.airsoftretreat.com [Source type: General]

In 1939, Thompsons cost the government $209 apiece. .By the spring of 1942, cost reduction design changes had brought this down to $70. In February 1944, the M1A1 reached a low price of $45 each, including accessories and spare parts.^ In February 1944, the M1A1 reached a low price of $45 each, including accessories and spare parts.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ By the spring of 1942, cost reduction design changes had brought this down to $70.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ If wages continue being forced down then the cost of living and the prices for utilities, groceries and everything else, including the CEO packages have to be brought down or this is a receipt for worse problems.
  • Tulsa World: City's finances have been worse 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.tulsaworld.com [Source type: General]
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.By the end of the Second World War, the M1A1 was replaced with the even lower-cost M3 (commonly called "Grease Gun").^ World War II submachine guns .
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ What was the machine gun of world war 1?
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^ By the end of 1944, the M1A1 was replaced with the even lower-cost M3 (commonly called "Grease Gun").
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Model 1927A1

.The Model 1927A1 is a semi-automatic only version of the Thompson, originally produced by Auto-Ordnance ofWest Hurley, New York for the civilian collector's market from 1974 to 1999. It has been produced since 1999 by Kahr Arms of Worcester, Massachusetts.^ It has been produced since 2008 by Kahr Arms of Worcester, Massachusetts as the "M1927A1 TA5".
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Semi-auto only.
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^ It has been produced since 1999 by Kahr Arms of Worcester , Massachusetts .
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

.It is officially known as the "Thompson Semi-Automatic Carbine, Model of 1927A1." The internal design is completely different to operate from the closed bolt and the carbine has barrel length of 16.5 inches (versus open bolt operation and barrel length of 10.5 inches for the full automatic versions).^ Barrel 10.5 inch smooth .
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^ Barrel 16.5 inch factory replacement .
  • TommyGunner.com - Thompson Tommy Gun Parts for sale 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC tommygunner.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Action: Gas-operated, Open Bolt.
  • The Weapons in Brothers in Arms - Gearbox Software Community 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC gbxforums.gearboxsoftware.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Under federal regulations, these changes make the Model 1927A1 legally a rifle and remove it fron the federal registry requirements of the National Firearms Act.^ Part I is a complete and verifiably correct study of all standardized and special-purpose models of the U.S. M1903 Springfield rifle, in both .22 and .30 calibers, including these prototypes which led to standard models, and also all standardized .30 caliber cartridges, including National and International Match, and caliber.22.

^ Although the Model of 1927 was semi-automatic only, it was easily converted to fully automatic by utilizing a Model of 1921 receiver, and is classified as a machine gun under the National Firearms Act of 1934 by a 1982 BATF ruling making all open bolt semi automatic firearms classified as machineguns .
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The current model has some internal changes, needed to make this gun more difficult to convert to full auto.

.These modern versions should not be confused with the original semi-automatic Model of 1927 which was a slightly modified Model of 1921 produced by Colt for Auto-Ordnance.^ Model 1927A3 - Semi-automatic, .22 caliber version; production by Auto-Ordnance of West Hurley.
  • M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun) - Submachine Gun - History, Specifications and Pictures - Infantry Weapons 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The 1927 model is semi auto only, and fires from a closed bolt.

^ The Model 1927A5 became a semi-automatic .45ACP pistol version also produced by Auto-Ordnance.
  • M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun) - Submachine Gun - History, Specifications and Pictures - Infantry Weapons 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Model 1927A1 is the semi-automatic replica of the Thompson Models of 1921 and 1927. The "Thompson Commando" is a semi-automatic replica of the M1928A1. The Auto-Ordnance replica of the Thompson M1 and M1A1 is known as the TM1, and may be found marked "Thompson Semi-Automatic Carbine, Caliber .45M1".

Model 1927A3

.The Model 1927A3 is a semi-automatic, .22 caliber version of the Thompson produced by Auto-Ordnance in West Hurley.^ The Model 1927A3 is a semi-automatic, .22 caliber version of the Thompson produced by Auto-Ordnance in West Hurley.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Firing the 1921 Thompson The Model 1927A5 is a semi-automatic pistol version, .45ACP version of the Thompson originally produced by Auto-Ordnance in West Hurley.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ It is officially known as the "Thompson Semi-Automatic Carbine, Model of 1927A1."
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

Model 1927A5

.The Model 1927A5 is a semi-automatic pistol version, .45ACP version of the Thompson originally produced by Auto-Ordnance in West Hurley.^ Semi-auto pistols and rifles.
  • Assault Weapons [Archive] - Mac Forums 17 September 2009 2:34 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Firing the 1921 Thompson The Model 1927A5 is a semi-automatic pistol version, .45ACP version of the Thompson originally produced by Auto-Ordnance in West Hurley.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ It is officially known as the "Thompson Semi-Automatic Carbine, Model of 1927A1."
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

.It featured an aluminum receiver to reduce weight.^ It featured an aluminum receiver to reduce weight.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

.It has been produced since 2008 by Kahr Arms of Worcester, Massachusetts as the "M1927A1 TA5". It is sold with a horizontal forearm; installation of a vertical foregrip would change its classification from "pistol" to NFA AOW, requiring federal registration.^ It has been produced since 2008 by Kahr Arms of Worcester, Massachusetts as the "M1927A1 TA5".
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ It has been produced since 1999 by Kahr Arms of Worcester , Massachusetts .
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Hyatt Gun Store :: New Firearms :: Pistols :: Brands :: Auto Ordnance Since 1999, Kahr Arms has been proud to support the legacy of the Auto-Ordnance Corporation, the original maker of the famous Thompson submachine gun.
  • Hyatt Gun Store :: New Firearms :: Pistols :: Brands :: Auto Ordnance 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC hyattgunstore.x-shops.com [Source type: General]

Civilian ownership

United States

Firing the 1921 Thompson
.Because of the perceived popularity of submachine guns such as the Thompson with gangsters in the 1920s and 1930s, the United States Congress passed the National Firearms Act in 1934. Among its provisions, all owners of any fully-automatic firearm were required to register them with the predecessor agency of the modern Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).^ Because of the perceived popularity of submachine guns such as the Thompson with gangsters in the 1920s and 1930s, the United States Congress passed the National Firearms Act in 1934.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Thompson Submachine gun - 720x576 .
  • 3D-Synthesis.Com 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC 3d-synthesis.com [Source type: Academic]

^ It's something like the Thompson gun was with gangsters.
  • Assault Weapons [Archive] - Mac Forums 17 September 2009 2:34 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: Original source]

.The law also placed severe restrictions on the possession, transfer and transport of the weapons.^ As just one example, after watching the TV show "Cops" for several years, I'm glad the ownership of fully automatic weapons is reasonably restricted.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy - How Wrong Can a Five-Sentence AP Story About Guns Be? 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC volokh.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ FORTUNATELY THE WEAPONS WERE PURCHASED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY'S AND INDIVIDUALS, WHICH KEPT THE GUNS IN TRANSFERABLE CIRCULATION....
  • MACHINE GUNS FOR SALE - AUTOWEAPONS.COM 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.autoweapons.com [Source type: General]

.There are several U.S. made automatic and semi-automatic variants, copies or replicas.^ There are several U.S. made semi-automatic variants, usually with an extended (16") barrel in order to comply with the National Firearms Act.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ And the frustrating part for guys like me is that there is no difference in hazard between those banned rifles and unbanned semi-automatic rifles.
  • Assault Weapons [Archive] - Mac Forums 17 September 2009 2:34 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Police allege illegal submachine guns, lightweight automatics or semi-automatic weapons were being made at the home.
  • Submachine Gun - Daily Bulletin from Gun Policy News 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.gunpolicy.org [Source type: News]

.The semi-automatic versions are less regulated at the federal level but are still banned in some states because of their resemblance to the fully-automatic version.^ Pump-action rifles are banned as well, since it was argued that these guns could be substituted for semi-automatics.
  • NRA-ILA :: Issues 15 September 2009 4:13 UTC www.nraila.org [Source type: Original source]

^ No fully automatic weapon had its status changed by the 1994 act, which only regulated cosmetic features on semiautomatic sporting rifles.
  • M1A1 Thompson VS M3A1 Grease Gun [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And yet a sense of unease still exists among security experts, partly because response to some recent episodes has been far from flawless.

Canada

.Thompson submachine guns (including all variants or modified versions) are classified as Prohibited Weapons in Canada.^ Thompson submachine guns (including all variants or modified versions) are classified as Prohibited Weapons in Canada .
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:02 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Thompson Submachine Gun [SAIS #17] .
  • IanSkennerton's 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.skennerton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Thompson submachine gun is a historical firearm.
  • Hyatt Gun Store :: New Firearms :: Pistols :: Brands :: Auto Ordnance 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC hyattgunstore.x-shops.com [Source type: General]

.Consequently, they cannot be legally imported or owned except under very limited circumstances.^ While British gun owners gracefully gave away the right to own guns for protection, they are now finding that their privilege to own guns for sports is under greater attack than ever.
  • NRA-ILA :: Issues 15 September 2009 4:13 UTC www.nraila.org [Source type: Original source]

^ When the French threw the towel in the Germans used them under the designation Mp 761(f), but they saw only very limited use due to the ammunition availability.
  • Sten [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You cannot land 70 aircraft at JFK in one hour except under perfect weather.
  • Making Light: That wonderful Bush plan to "speed up" holiday air travel? 17 September 2009 2:34 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For example, to own one it must be "grandfathered" from before the bill was passed against it.^ One must familiarize himself with it in ones own best way, in order to be effective.
  • Sten [Archive] - WW2 in Color History Forum 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: Original source]

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Users

References

Notes

  1. ^ Ray Bearse, "The Thompson Submachine Gun: Weapon of War and Peace", in Murtz, Gun Digest Treasury (DBI Books, 1994), p.210
  2. ^ Smith, Charles H.. "The Thompson Submachine Gun (A Brief History of Auto-Ordnance Corp.)". http://www.auto-ordnance.com/ao_ao.html. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  3. ^ James, Gary (1996-2006). "Development of the Thompson Submachine Gun". http://www.nfatoys.com/tsmg/web/history.htm. 
  4. ^ Urban Dictionary. "Chicago Piano". http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=chicago+piano. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  5. ^ My Al Capone Museum. "The Chicago Typewriter". http://www.myalcaponemuseum.com/id84.htm. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  6. ^ National Rifle Association - Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA). "Issues: The Late 19th Century". http://www.nraila.org/media/misc/lostrts.html. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  7. ^ Julian S. Hatcher, Hatcher's Notebook, Military Service Publishing Co., 1947, page 44.
  8. ^ Frank Iannamico, American Thunder: The Military Thompson Submachine Gun 1928, 1928A1, M1, M1A1, Moose Lake Publishing, 2000.
  9. ^ James, ibid.
  10. ^ Fitzsimons, op. cit., Volume 3, p.272
  11. ^ Gudmundsson, Bruce, Storm trooper Tactics: Innovation in the German Army, 1914-1918, Praeger Press, 1995
  12. ^ Fitzsimons, Bernard. Encyclopedia of Weapons and Warfare (Phoebus, 1977), Volume 23, p.2487
  13. ^ p.14 Rottman, Gordon U.S. Marine Corps 1941-1945 Ospery 1995
  14. ^ Fitzsimons, ibid.
  15. ^ a b c http://www.rt66.com/~korteng/SmallArms/thompson.htm
  16. ^ Peter Hart, The I.R.A. at War, 1916-1923, p184-185
  17. ^ Hart 187-188
  18. ^ "Thompson Model 1928 Submachine Gun". National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/object.cfm?key=35&objkey=126. Retrieved 2008-06-12. 
  19. ^ Frank Iannamico, American Thunder: The Military Thompson Submachine Guns, Moose Lake Publishing, 2000.
  20. ^ Bishop, Chris (1998), The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, New York: Orbis Publiishing Ltd, ISBN 0-7607-1022-8 
  21. ^ Bearse, op. cit., p.213
  22. ^ George, John, Shots Fired In Anger, NRA Press (1981), p. 400
  23. ^ Hart p 191
  24. ^ a b Dunlap, Roy F., Ordnance Went Up Front, Samworth Press (1948), p. 299
  25. ^ a b George, John (Lt.Col), Shots Fired In Anger, NRA Press (1981), p. 395
  26. ^ Fitzsimons, op. cit., Volume 23, p.2488
  27. ^ Bearse, in Amber, p.210.
  28. ^ Fitzsimons, Volume 23, p.2487, "Thompson".
  29. ^ Submachine guns of UK - BSA Thompson 1926 - Thompson 1928A1 - Lanchester - Sten and Sterling
  30. ^ Frank Iannamico, American Thunder: The Military Thompson Submachine Gun 1928, 1928A1, M1, M1A1, Moose Lake Publishing, 2000, page 21.
  31. ^ List of Restricted and Prohibited Firearms, Canadian Firearms Centre (CFC)
  32. ^ Prohibited Firearms, Canadian Firearms Centre (CFC)
  33. ^ "Thompson Submachine Gun". www.canadiansoldiers.com. http://www.canadiansoldiers.com/weapons/smgs/thompson.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  34. ^ a b c Charles H. Smith. "History of the Thompson submachine gun". http://www.auto-ordnance.com/AO-1.html. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  35. ^ "M1A1 Thompson submachine gun". http://www.rt66.com/~korteng/SmallArms/thompson.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  36. ^ Paul V. Walsh. "THE IRISH CIVIL WAR, 1922-1923". http://libraryautomation.com/nymas/irishcivilwar.html. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
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  38. ^ "Submachine guns of Sweden". http://www.gotavapen.se/gota/artiklar/kpist/swede_45.htm. 
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  • Nelson, Thomas B. (1963). .The World's Submachine Guns, Volume I.^ THE HK MP5 FAMILY OF 9mm SUBMACHINE GUNS ARE THE FERRARIS OF THE SUBMACHINE GUN WORLD BY VIRTUE OF THE WAY THEY LOOK, SHOOT AND PERFORM....
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    ^ World War II submachine guns .
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    ^ In 1938, the Thompson submachine gun was adopted by the U.S. military , serving during World War II and beyond.
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    International Small Arms Publishers.
  • (Portuguese) Olive, Ronaldo. (1996). Guia Internacional de Submetralhadoras. .Editora Magnum Ltda.
  • Sharpe, Philip B. "The Thompson Sub-Machine Gun (in Police Science)" Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (1931-1951), Vol.^ VECTOR UZI FULL SIZE 9mm SUB MACHINE GUN. THIS IS A NEW IN BOX VECTOR FULL SIZED UZI.....
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    ^ VK1-171 STEMPLE 76/45 .45 SUB MACHINE GUN...
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    ^ Absurdly, a search of the few crimes involving machine guns reveals that most are merely possession by otherwise law-abiding folks.
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    23, No. 6. (Mar. - .Apr., 1933), pp.^ Apr., 1933), pp.
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    .1098-1114.
  • Smith, Charles H. A brief story of Auto-Ordnance Company.
  • Weeks, John.^ John Thompson founded the Auto Ordnance corp.

    ^ Currently, Auto-Ordnance (a part of the Kahr company) manufactures semi-auto only Tommy guns with barrels lengthened to 16" (405 mm) for the civilian market.

    ^ In an attempt to expand interest and sales overseas, Auto-Ordnance partnered with and licensed Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) in England to produce a European model.
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    (1980). .World War II Small Arms.^ Categories : World War II firearms of the United States .
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    ^ Like all of Germany's World War II tanks, the Panzer IV used gasoline (petrol).
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    ^ World War II Chinese infantry weapons .
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    Galahad Books.
  • Wilson, R.K. (1943). Textbook of Automatic Pistols. .Small Arms Technical Publishing Company.
  • Iannamico, Frank.^ International Small Arms Publishers.
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    ^ Auto-Ordnance Company (originally), Birmingham Small Arms , Colt , Savage Arms .
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    ^ In an attempt to expand interest and sales overseas, Auto-Ordnance partnered with and licensed Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) in England to produce a European model.
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    (2003). ."The Colt Thompson Submachine Gun". The Shotgun News Treasury Issue Volume 4.^ California Palm Springs Police Department Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) Issues the 919mm H&K MP5A3 submachine gun and 18.576mmR (12-gauge) Benelli M1 Super 90 semiautomatic shotgun.
    • Agency Issue (Very Long) - Real Police: Law Enforcement,Police Officer,Criminal Justice,Background Checks website... 10 January 2010 5:14 UTC forums.realpolice.net [Source type: Academic]

    ^ A Thompson submachine gun with what looks like a 100 round drum, a Browning Auto 5 shotgun, a "whippet" double barrel shotgun pistol, and what looks like some kind of stocked handgun for launching tear gas rounds.
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    ^ IF YOU WANT A NEW, NICE FIRING 9mm SUBMACHINE GUN THAT SHOOTS AS GOOD AS IT LOOKS THEN THIS MK760 TYPE IS THE WAY TO GO....
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    Primedia Publishing

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Wiktionary

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Contents

English

Etymology

From John Taliaferro Thompson, an American army officer

Noun

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  1. a .45-caliber American submachine gun, having a wooden stock and a drum or box magazine

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