Today this completely original M1 Thompson is worth approximately $25,000.
With a fully loaded 30-round magazine, the M1 Thompson weighs a little over 12 pounds.
Upon taking possession of my M1 Thompson, I was a babe in the woods in regards to submachine gun knowledge.
In fact, all the markings and inspector's stamps on my M1 Thompson are correct for a very early-made Savage according to the information in Iannamico's wonderfully informative book.
My impression upon first hefting this M1 Thompson, and in fact the first impression any uninitiated person has, is that the darn thing is heavy.
My first shots from the M1 Thompson were with Black Hill's factory 230-grain FMJ load and I, too, was surprised at how fast it squirted them out.
Placed at about 30 to 40 yards they're perfect for use with the M1 Thompson.