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.
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
Nominal cyclic rate of M1 Thompsons
was 700 rounds per minute.
Each kit includes everything that is needed to convert either a Model 1928 or an M1 Thompson
A typical M1 Thompson
will have a simple L-shaped piece of steel with a hole in it for a rear sight.
Since the nominal rate of fire of an M1 Thompson
is about 800 rpm, could that be correct?
The standard issue pistol at the time the M1 Thompson
and M3 grease gun were being used was the Model 1911A1, but the US Army also had large numbers of earlier Model 1911s on hand.
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