In 1992, eight years after I purchased the British M1928A1, I located an M1 Thompson
in almost unfired condition and equipped with the correct bolt group having a hammer and spring-loaded floating firing pin.
Nominal cyclic rate of M1 Thompsons
was 700 rounds per minute.
GANGSTER FILM: Boy with M1 Thompson
gun; TAKING AIM: Youth said he was going to kill rabbits; IRRESPONSIBLE: Youth shows off gun as older man watches on
Each kit includes everything that is needed to convert either a Model 1928 or an M1 Thompson
In fact, I think it's harder to hold on target than my M1 Thompson
Me speaking, "I've bought an American M1 Thompson
from 1942, a German MP40 from 1941, and a British STEN gun from 1943.
Surprisingly, the change to the M1A1 only saved the government 6cents on the price of the M1 Thompson
John Purcell shouldered the M1 Thompson
and directed a series of short bursts at the steel gongs hanging 50 and 75 yards downrange.
This simplified version was dubbed the M1 Thompson
When I examined and disassembled both Model 1927A1 and M1 Thompsons
, not one internal part was found with a burr or file mark.