Thompson submachine gun


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Thompson submachine gun

[′täm·sən ¦səb·mə′shēn ‚gən]
(ordnance)
Caliber-.45, air-cooled automatic weapon that can be carried and operated by one person.
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At this point, the Thompson submachine gun was a failure.
Photos of the time show the authorities took the infamous Public Enemy Number One quite seriously: the jail was surrounded by law officers with shotguns and Thompson submachine guns and even militiamen, the latter armed with Springfield rifles.
Caption: The British supplied Free Polish forces in North Africa and Italy with numbers of M1928A1 Thompson submachine guns.
While not exactly plentiful today, original Thompson submachine guns in various models remain available, though prices are out of reach for most enthusiasts.
When the US military finally got interested in the Thompson submachine gun as World War II was getting started, at first they paid $202.50 for the Model 1928.
Gerald readied his Thompson submachine gun taking a bead on the enemy in the distant perch.
Though he and the gang used a wide variety of weapons, Nelson's favorites seem to have been the Thompson submachine gun (often with buttstock removed, for better concealment under a coat) and custom Lebman machine pistols made up of Colt Government Models in the two calibers of the time.
The Thompson submachine gun began shipping two days after the World War I armistice was signed on November 11, 1918.
While the Thompson submachine gun was first produced in 1921, until the late 1930s only limited numbers had been obtained by the Navy, USMC and Coast Guard.
Like a Luger or a Thompson submachine gun, the Gat has a distinctive profile.
The first Thompson submachine gun destined for combat left the plant two days after the armistice that ended World War 1.
John Thompson to produce his .45 Thompson Submachine Gun, the famous "Tommy Gun." In 1949 the assets were purchased by the Kilgore Company known mostly for producing kid's cast-iron cap guns.