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Posted: 9/18/2011 9:57:24 AM EDT
I went to a new gun shop the other week and was asked by a pleasant grandmotherly woman if I was there for the "Thompson Display"?

Me →

I took some pics of the more unusual guns there but didn't get a ton of information about them.

Just wondering if anyone could fill in some of the details?

The one guy said the wooden stock was a prototype design...


Some kind of long barrel model...


And this was some kind of stainless deal..



Yes my camera on my phone sucks.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 10:00:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 10:01:50 AM EDT
Very nice.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 10:02:22 AM EDT
In before Madcap72. Last week he was contemplating rigging up a MOE hanguard/grip and a UBR for his Thompson...
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 10:05:21 AM EDT
3 pictures? You are a frickin' cocktease!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 10:08:51 AM EDT
I want a Thompson M1 (or M1A1) in a bad way.

Not a big fan of the 1928 style personally.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 10:11:07 AM EDT
Oh, my.

That was a very nice display.

The biggest surprise I ever had regarding Thompson's was how HEAVY they were.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 10:11:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2011 10:13:49 AM EDT by OhioEd]
Middle picture (long barrel) notice the length of the ejection port and the travel length for the operating handle, and length of mag well opening. If I am not mistaken, this may be one of the test guns made in 30-06.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 10:24:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By OhioEd:
Middle picture (long barrel) notice the length of the ejection port and the travel length for the operating handle, and length of mag well opening. If I am not mistaken, this may be one of the test guns made in 30-06.


The barrel looks too small to be 45 cal as well.

Very nice.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 10:24:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SkilletsUSMC:
In before Madcap72. Last week he was contemplating rigging up a MOE hanguard/grip and a UBR for his Thompson...
Game Changer

Link Posted: 9/18/2011 10:32:33 AM EDT
Someday I will own a Thompson. And 2 625 revolvers. And I will ask people to call me Earl.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 10:36:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By andrasik:
I want a Thompson M1 (or M1A1) in a bad way.

Not a big fan of the 1928 style personally.

Agreed. The M1 is my favorite version. Elegant simplicity.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 10:40:10 AM EDT
The full wood one looks sort of sci-fi to me.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 10:43:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Papaw:
Oh, my.

That was a very nice display.

The biggest surprise I ever had regarding Thompson's was how HEAVY they were.

I'm pretty sure they have a lighter weight model out now - I've been looking at these recently.

Link Posted: 9/18/2011 10:53:53 AM EDT
Very cool display, OP.

Originally Posted By JaredGrey:
Someday I will own a Thompson. And 2 625 revolvers. And I will ask people to call me Earl.


Your style. I like it.

I just got a few M.H.I. Smiley patches.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 10:55:26 AM EDT
Another masturbation thread
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 1:47:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Fatbert:
The full wood one looks sort of sci-fi to me.


This is the one I am curious about as well.

I didn't even know they had made a 30-06 model.

These guys are a local club I think I might try and find out when they are doing another show.

I could take a real camera next time.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 3:06:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By andrasik:
I want a Thompson M1 (or M1A1) in a bad way.

Not a big fan of the 1928 style personally.
Man, I'm the opposite. '21's and '28's (Or a '28 OVERSTAMP [got both ]) just look great to me and the M1's not so much.





Link Posted: 9/18/2011 3:23:22 PM EDT
Beautiful.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 3:24:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By OhioEd:
Middle picture (long barrel) notice the length of the ejection port and the travel length for the operating handle, and length of mag well opening. If I am not mistaken, this may be one of the test guns made in 30-06.


I thought they tested some in .30 Carbine as well...
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 3:25:34 PM EDT
I thought this had something to do with Fred Thompsons wife!?!?
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 3:26:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SkilletsUSMC:
In before Madcap72. Last week he was contemplating rigging up a MOE hanguard/grip and a UBR for his Thompson...

Phhht, now I'm not even going to post because of that to render your "In before" comment moot...

....DAMMIT
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 3:32:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
Originally Posted By OhioEd:
Middle picture (long barrel) notice the length of the ejection port and the travel length for the operating handle, and length of mag well opening. If I am not mistaken, this may be one of the test guns made in 30-06.


I thought they tested some in .30 Carbine as well...


I think that is a .30 carbine model. action is nowhere near long enough for '06.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 3:43:35 PM EDT
I would love to own a Thompson... M1921, M1928, M1928A1, M1, M1A1; I don't care; that is my favorite WW2 weapon. hell, even have 4 WW2 era Auto Ordinance 30-round stick magazines on my WW2 footlocker...

I have to make due with a very realistic looking Tokyo Marui replica, which i use on WW2 Living History events, where firing blanks is an issue.



Link Posted: 9/18/2011 3:43:55 PM EDT
I want bad
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 3:50:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2011 3:54:08 PM EDT by arowneragain]
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 3:54:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Papaw:
Oh, my.

That was a very nice display.

The biggest surprise I ever had regarding Thompson's was how HEAVY they were.


And therein lies the magic. The weight counterbalances the recoil almost perfectly, so when shooting full auto, they just sort of hang there almost like they're weightless.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 3:57:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By anesvick:
Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
Originally Posted By OhioEd:
Middle picture (long barrel) notice the length of the ejection port and the travel length for the operating handle, and length of mag well opening. If I am not mistaken, this may be one of the test guns made in 30-06.


I thought they tested some in .30 Carbine as well...


I think that is a .30 carbine model. action is nowhere near long enough for '06.


Either way, do want
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 4:04:22 PM EDT
I LOVE Thompsons. Having 1000's of rounds through mine, I've used to the size, weight and balance. IT's hilarious watching other shooters trying to shoulder it, and even charge the weapon. Aperantly most peopel are not used to the 500# recoil and mainspring. I'll sit there and shoot it like a big pistol. It really is an attention whore range toy for me.

BUT, on the flip side, I'll let anyone who wants to, shoot it, especially younger kids so they can have bragging rights to thier friends, get a feel for what they see in the movies, and also get to experience was Troops did in WW2. For as many rounds as I have on my gun, strangers collectively have put more on it.


Occasionally I run it at a local 2 gun shoot, run sort of got jacked up though, then the bolt locked back early so I transitioned. Mag changes are a stone bitch since you have to fit a dovetail in, not slap it in a mag well.




Link Posted: 9/18/2011 4:04:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2011 4:09:03 PM EDT by OLY-M4gery]
Originally Posted By Freyr:
Originally Posted By anesvick:
Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
Originally Posted By OhioEd:
Middle picture (long barrel) notice the length of the ejection port and the travel length for the operating handle, and length of mag well opening. If I am not mistaken, this may be one of the test guns made in 30-06.


I thought they tested some in .30 Carbine as well...


I think that is a .30 carbine model. action is nowhere near long enough for '06.


Either way, do want


Wiki says Model 1919's came in multiple calibers, .45 ACP, .22, .32 ACP, .38 ACP, and 9mm.

BSA Thompsons were built in Britian and France, buit to fire 9mm or 7.63 Mauser.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 4:07:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2011 4:11:17 PM EDT by OhioEd]
Originally Posted By anesvick:
Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
Originally Posted By OhioEd:
Middle picture (long barrel) notice the length of the ejection port and the travel length for the operating handle, and length of mag well opening. If I am not mistaken, this may be one of the test guns made in 30-06.


I thought they tested some in .30 Carbine as well...


I think that is a .30 carbine model. action is nowhere near long enough for '06.


I dunno, I don't have a Thompson mag to compare, but with a 1911 mag and a M1 carbine compared, I don't think the ejection port on a.30 Carbine model would have to be all that much longer than a standard.


But I am far from an authority on Thompson's, so could be I 'spose.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 4:17:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By andrasik:
I want a Thompson M1 (or M1A1) in a bad way.

Not a big fan of the 1928 style personally.


...ya know how I know you're gay??
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 4:20:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Saddler:
Originally Posted By andrasik:
I want a Thompson M1 (or M1A1) in a bad way.

Not a big fan of the 1928 style personally.


...ya know how I know you're gay??
Well sure, YOU'D say that!



Link Posted: 9/18/2011 4:25:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2011 4:33:45 PM EDT by StonerStudent]
Originally Posted By Fatbert:
The full wood one looks sort of sci-fi to me.


It's also not a Thompson either....it's a Hyde M2.

Link Posted: 9/18/2011 4:29:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Treadhead:

Originally Posted By andrasik:
I want a Thompson M1 (or M1A1) in a bad way.

Not a big fan of the 1928 style personally.
Man, I'm the opposite. '21's and '28's (Or a '28 OVERSTAMP [got both ]) just look great to me and the M1's not so much.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/treadhead/DSC_0074.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/treadhead/Thompson40.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/treadhead/DSC_0066.jpg




fap,fap,fap,fap,fap......Colt 1921 is the flat best looking SMG ever.fap,fap,fap
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 4:32:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery:
Originally Posted By Freyr:
Originally Posted By anesvick:
Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
Originally Posted By OhioEd:
Middle picture (long barrel) notice the length of the ejection port and the travel length for the operating handle, and length of mag well opening. If I am not mistaken, this may be one of the test guns made in 30-06.


I thought they tested some in .30 Carbine as well...


I think that is a .30 carbine model. action is nowhere near long enough for '06.


Either way, do want


Wiki says Model 1919's came in multiple calibers, .45 ACP, .22, .32 ACP, .38 ACP, and 9mm.

BSA Thompsons were built in Britian and France, buit to fire 9mm or 7.63 Mauser.


1919's don't have buttstocks or sights. I agree with the 30 carbine prototype.

Link Posted: 9/18/2011 4:34:28 PM EDT
I don't care how heavy they are, or that there are better options available; the Thompson line of SMG's are fucking beautiful.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 4:36:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JaredGrey:
Someday I will own a Thompson. And 2 625 revolvers. And I will ask people to call me Earl.


Stephen Hunter sees what you did there.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 4:39:15 PM EDT
I fired a Thompson four years ago, and was amazed at how accurately I could shoot it.

The heft and mass of the weapon makes felt recoil practically nil.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 4:43:37 PM EDT

So what's the thoughts on a Auto Ordnance modern 1928? I have one and love it.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 4:46:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RutgersHellfish:

So what's the thoughts on a Auto Ordnance modern 1928? I have one and love it.

Is it pre or post Khar arms?
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 4:47:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Steveoo44:
Very cool display, OP.

Originally Posted By JaredGrey:
Someday I will own a Thompson. And 2 625 revolvers. And I will ask people to call me Earl.


Your style. I like it.

I just got a few M.H.I. Smiley patches.


Where did you get the smiley face patches? I want to buy some.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 4:49:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RutgersHellfish:

So what's the thoughts on a Auto Ordnance modern 1928? I have one and love it.


The one I shot ran great..even with a 100 rd XX drum. Same drum wouldn't work in my AO 1927A1 though.

Link Posted: 9/18/2011 4:51:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Madcap72:

Originally Posted By RutgersHellfish:

So what's the thoughts on a Auto Ordnance modern 1928? I have one and love it.

Is it pre or post Khar arms?


Is Khar making post 86 1928's?

Link Posted: 9/18/2011 4:57:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2011 4:58:28 PM EDT by Treadhead]

Originally Posted By RutgersHellfish:

So what's the thoughts on a Auto Ordnance modern 1928? I have one and love it.
I've had a couple including an early "A5" (Not the new ones!) that I threw up on the table at shows to get folks over and I "think"
that they're OK. Of course, I've been exposed to "machine gun books.com" (That's full of 60-70yr old something guys that were buying
'21's from J Curtis Earl in the 60's and 70's for what we pay for satellite TV every 6 months and think that the AO's (Except for the
VERY,VERY early guns) and the KA's are shit but, I still like 'em. I AM glad to see that they've gone to a more "correct" actuator
lately though.

Link Posted: 9/18/2011 4:59:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By andrasik:
I want a Thompson M1 (or M1A1) in a bad way.

Not a big fan of the 1928 style personally.


Trust me if you ever shot a 1928 you would prefer it over the M1 series. I own both types and rarely take the M1A1s out, I nearly always grab the 1928A1 when headed to the range.

Link Posted: 9/18/2011 5:02:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 101CH47:
Originally Posted By andrasik:
I want a Thompson M1 (or M1A1) in a bad way.

Not a big fan of the 1928 style personally.


Trust me if you ever shot a 1928 you would prefer it over the M1 series. I own both types and rarely take the M1A1s out, I nearly always grab the 1928A1 when headed to the range.



I've shot both and still prefer the M1 style.
Link Posted: 9/18/2011 5:09:39 PM EDT


I'll be in my bunk.


Link Posted: 9/18/2011 5:38:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 101CH47:
Originally Posted By andrasik:
I want a Thompson M1 (or M1A1) in a bad way.

Not a big fan of the 1928 style personally.


Trust me if you ever shot a 1928 you would prefer it over the M1 series. I own both types and rarely take the M1A1s out, I nearly always grab the 1928A1 when headed to the range.



Its the Blish block action.
Link Posted: 9/19/2011 4:48:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By andrasik:
Originally Posted By 101CH47:
Originally Posted By andrasik:
I want a Thompson M1 (or M1A1) in a bad way.

Not a big fan of the 1928 style personally.


Trust me if you ever shot a 1928 you would prefer it over the M1 series. I own both types and rarely take the M1A1s out, I nearly always grab the 1928A1 when headed to the range.



I've shot both and still prefer the M1 style.


Understand. Shooting full auto Thompsons on a regular basis might give you a different opinion.
Link Posted: 9/19/2011 4:59:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JaredGrey:
Originally Posted By Steveoo44:
Very cool display, OP.

Originally Posted By JaredGrey:
Someday I will own a Thompson. And 2 625 revolvers. And I will ask people to call me Earl.


Your style. I like it.

I just got a few M.H.I. Smiley patches.


Where did you get the smiley face patches? I want to buy some.


http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/buy-stuff/

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