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  Thompson Submachine Gun: How Products are Made
A machine gun is a weapon that fires a continuous stream of bullets as long as the trigger is held down.
Thompson became a specialist in small arms, and by 1903 he was working on modernizing many of the Army's weapons designs.
Colt refused to manufacture more of the submachine guns because of the bad press the weapon had received, and the Thompson was redesigned and somewhat simplified to fill the World War II orders.
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  Submachine gun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A submachine gun is a firearm that combines the automatic fire of a machine gun with the ammunition of a pistol, and is usually between the two in weight and size.
The Thompson submachine guns had been in development at the same time and even earlier as the Bergman and Beretta, but development was put on hold in 1917, when the US and the weapon's designer (Thompson) entered the war.
Prominent recent examples of the submachine gun are the Israel Military Industries Uzi submachine gun, the Heckler and Koch MP5 series, the Ingram MAC-10, the Skorpion, the Sterling and the FN P90 (itself part of a new generation of 'personal defence weapons', firing cartridges intermediate in power between a pistol and assault rifle round).
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 Thompson submachine gun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thompsons were also acquired by the Irish Republican Army from supporters in the U.S. and were used in the latter stages of the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War.
In 1938, the Thompson submachine gun was adopted by the U.S. military, serving during World War II and later into the Korean War, as well as early stages of the Vietnam War.
Thompson submachine guns have been used throughout the decades on American cinema and television, as well as a number of songs throughout the world.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Thompson submachine gun
Thompsons were also acquired by the Irish Republican Army from supporters in the U.S. and were used in the latter stages of the Irish War of Independence and Civil War.
In 1938, the Thompson submachine gun was adopted by the U.S. military, serving during World War II and later into the Korean War, as well as early stages of the Vietnam War.
Prominent recent examples of the submachine gun are the Israel Military Industries Uzi submachine gun, the Heckler and Koch MP5 series, the Ingram MAC-10, the Skorpion, the Sterling and the FN P90 (itself part of a new generation of 'personal defence weapons', firing cartridges intermediate in power between a pistol and assault rifle round).
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
A submachine gun is a firearm that combines the automatic fire of a machine gun with the cartridge of a pistol, and is usually between the two in weight and size.
Submachine guns are still used by special forces, air crews, armored vehicle crews, counter-terrorist units, and naval personnel.
Submachine guns lend themselves to moderation with suppressors, particularly so in cases where the weapon is loaded with subsonic ammunition.
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 M1A1 Thompson Submachine Gun
The M1 carbine was intended to replace the submachine gun in service, and its greater range and penetrating power were distinct advantages.
In their attack on the Marines in Chosin, the Thompson Submachine gun was one of the weapons they used.
One of the main assets of the Thompson submachine gun was reliability; it performed better than most submachine guns when exposed to dirt, mud and rain.
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A submachine gun is a firearm which combines the automatic fire of a machine gun with the ammunition of a pistol, and is between the two in weight and size.
A submachine gun is a firearm that combines the automatic fire of a machine gun with the ammunition of a pistol, and is usually between the two in weight and size.
This is a comprehensive course in the tactical use of the submachine gun that will leave you in full command and control of the most desired small arms in the world.
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 How thompson submachine gun is made - Background, History, Raw materials, Design, The manufacturing process of thompson ...
The inventor of the Thompson submachine gun was Kentucky-born Army officer John Taliafeffo Thompson.
After the war, demand for the Thompson was practically gone.
Then the guns are wrapped, boxed, and distributed to wholesalers.
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 Submachine gun Summary
In the 1920s, John Taliaferro Thompson (1860-1940), an American army officer and armament consultant, developed and patented a submachine gun that was later called the Tommy gun; it had a large drum magazine, which was later replaced by a box magazine, and fired the same.45 caliber cartridges used in the Colt pistol.
A submachine gun is a firearm that combines the automatic fire of a machine gun with the ammunition of a pistol, and is usually between the two in weight and size.
In the United States, submachine guns have been categorized as NFA weapons (also known as Title II weapons), so being because they are regulated under the National Firearms Act of 1934 and as amended by Title II of the Gun Control Act of 1968.
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 Thompson Center SubMachine Gun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Thompson/Center submachine gun was the brainchild of John Thompson and Warren Center, two avid silhouette shooters and military firearm designers.
Thompson and Center developed the gun in the 1920's as a military weapon, but it gained fame (or notoriety) because of its popularity with bootleggers.
The advantages of a gun which could fire.45 ACP ammunition during a raid on a speakeasy, and then be used as a.223 on varmints, made it a favorite in the Chicago environs, where gangsters, federal agents and woodchucks were all abundant.
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 rec.guns FAQ: III.D.2.b.20. Thompson/Center Submachine Gun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Thompson/Center submachine gun was the brainchild of John Thompson and Warren Center, two avid silhouette shooters and military firearm designers.
Thompson and Center developed the gun in the 1920's as a military weapon, but it gained fame (or notoriety) because of its popularity with bootleggers.
The advantages of a gun which could fire.45 ACP ammunition during a raid on a speakeasy, and then be used as a.223 on varmints, made it a favorite in the Chicago environs, where gangsters, federal agents and woodchucks were all abundant.
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 Thompson submachine gun - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In 1938, Thompson models were adopted by the U.S. military, serving during World War II and later into the Korean War, as well as early stages of the Vietnam War.
Under its provisions, all owners of Thompson machine guns must register them with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) and agree to be subject to severe restrictions on the use, transfer and transport of the weapons, and all prospective buyers must likewise register with the government.
Further the Thompson and all other machine guns are under a legal ban in at least nine states and the District of Columbia.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/M1_Thompson   (1218 words)

  
 Submachine Guns - www.canadiansoldiers.com
Submachine Guns (SMGs) are a category of small arms that include small, lightweight, fully automatic weapons firing pistol sized rounds (larger in diameter than rifle ammunition, but with a shorter cartridge).
The Thompson submachine gun was named for its invention, US Brigadier General John Tagliaferro Thompson, who spent most of his career as an Ordnance officer involved in small arms manufacture and design.
Similar to the Sten Gun, the C1 fired 9mm ammunition from a curved magazine, had a collapsible stock, and could be fitted with an FN C1 rifle bayonet (primarily for parades rather than intended use in combat).
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 A brief history of Auto-Ordnance Corp.
Thompson's new gun was a delayed blowback type feeding from a characteristic drum magazine with an outline which became well known, a finned barrel, two pistol grips and a short butt.
Thompson coined the term "submachine gun" but the press needed a term to catch the public fancy, and thus, the term "Tommy Gun" came into being.
Although the proportion of Thompson submachine guns misused by Prohibition-era gangsters and Depression-era bandits was minuscule compared to the thousands used by American soldiers and lawmen, it is their lurid employment by hoodlums that is perhaps best remembered.
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 Thompson Submachine gun
Also known as the Tommy Gun, the Thompson became [in]famous during prohibition, when gangsters would use it because of the high volume of automatic fire it made available from such a compact firearm and it could be attained legally.
Designed during World War I by General John T. Thompson[?], the Tommy Gun was available in the.45 Caliber ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) cartridge, and was used by the US Army through WW2.
Domestically, it was used by law enforcement, most prominently by the FBI, until 1976 when it was declared obsolete, and all Thompsons in government possession were destroyed, except for a few token museum peices and training models.
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 Modern Firearms - Thompson M1921 M1928 M1 and M1A1 submachine gun / "Tommy Gun"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
John T. Thompson founded the Auto Ordnance Corp. in 1916, and began his developments in submachine guns with purchase of John Blish patent (1915), that described a delayed blowback automatic firearm.
American police used Thompson guns until 1970s or 1980s, and few still could be found in some police armories in USA and several other countries of the world.
Thompson submachine guns were widely exported commercially prior to and after WW2; Many guns were supplied to Britain and USSR through Lend-lease program during WW2.
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 Thompson submachine gun information - Search.com
The Thompson, also known as the "Tommy Gun", was a family of American submachine guns that became infamous during the Prohibition era.
The Thompson submachine gun was developed between 1917 and 1919, under supervision of General John Taliaferro Thompson, who coordinated the project's materialization efforts.
In 1938, Thompson models were adopted by the U.S. military, serving during World War II and later into the Korean War, as well as early stages of the Vietnam War.
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 THE THOMPSON SUB-MACHINE GUN
The surfaces between the bolt and lock are at an angle of 70 degrees to the axis of the gun.
From the writer's personal experience in firing Thompson guns with and without the Compensator, the device is a great help, both in full automatic fire, and in rapid single fire from the shoulder-it would certainly be advisable to include it as standard, rather than optional, equipment on each arm.
As in other machine guns, the Thompson "cocks" by drawing the bolt to the rear where it catches through the engagement of the sear with a notch milled in the under surface.
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 The Gun That Made the Twenties Roar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Of all American firearms, probably the Thompson submachine gun is the one most widely recognized yet least understood by the public.
In April 1 921, it involved the government of the United States in a loud and politically embarrassing smuggling scandal; and the gun that, according to predictions offered in 1922, was "to reform or remove bandits instantaneously," soon became one of their favorite weapons, and America's cities their bloody battlegrounds.
The book also offers precise descriptions of how the gun was developed; and, in an appendix, the author presents a reprint of the original 1921 Handbook of the Thompson Submachine Gun, which describes the weapon and gives directions for its operation, dismounting, assembling, care and preservation, and ammunition and ballistics.
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 Thompson Submachine Gun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Thompson Submachine Gun was one of the 20th Century's most legendary weapons.
Thompson later changed the name of his weapon, coining the term, "submachine gun," for it.
Both guns were identical in their method of operation, using the delayed blowback principle.
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 Thompson submachine gun for sale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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A top Dallas County sheriff's commander who was demoted for keeping an unregistered Thompson submachine gun in his office locker for about five years wasn't the only high-ranking officer who knew about the weapon, according to an internal affairs investigation.
Locke said he kept the gun in the trunk of his county vehicle for a day or two while the carpeting was replaced, the report said.
Lachman said that while he was working on the required paperwork to submit the gun to the property room, Capt. Locke told him to give the gun and the paperwork to him and he would handle it.
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 Army Times - Thompson submachine gun got mixed reviews
John Thompson saw the need for a “trench broom,” a small weapon capable of fully automatic fire that could be carried by one man fighting in a trench or close combat.
The Thompson became obsolete during World War II, with the simplification of the submachine gun and its manufacture.
Some Marines hated the Thompson because it was heavy, inaccurate during semiautomatic fire, difficult to control during fully automatic fire and had a limited range.
www.armytimes.com /story.php?f=1-292308-1022712.php   (444 words)

  
 Thompson Submachine Gun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Thompson was driven to create a lightweight, fully automatic firearm that would be effective against the contemporary machine gun.
The gun, classified a "submachine gun" to denote a small, hand-held, fully automatic firearm chambered for pistol ammunition, was officially named the "Thompson submachine gun" to honor the man most responsible for its creation.
A Thompson submachine gun could be purchased either by mail order, or from the local hardware or sporting goods store.
www.auto-ordnance.com /vg_thompson.html   (214 words)

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