thompson gun

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Finally got the Tax Stamp for my Thompson Machine Poseidon 9mm today!

  • 7-12-16 - Was billed for Tax Stamp
  • 6-3-17 - Form 4 Approved
  • 6-10-17 - Form 4 Arrived 

So nearly 11 months later it’s finally home. What is completely comedic is it’ll fit and clear in my Armordillo Xfer - now I’d never concealed carry it because that would be absurd - but I could mount an Xfer to my bed frame for an easy access home defense gun. 

Or we could just have fun at the range drawing from concealment with a suppressor….note to self do NOT reholster after doing so.

I’m going to have to try to make it to the range this week. And get around to getting a 9mm threaded conversion barrel for my Glock 22.

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Thompson M1927A1 submachine gun

Manufactured by Auto Ordinance Corp c.1974-99 - serial number 25167.
.45ACP 50-round drum or 20-round stick removable box magazine, blowback closed bolt semi-automatic, extended barrel, front pistol grip, gold-plated.

A modern production of the Thompson, with a few internal differences to legally make it a rifle. The violin case is mandatory.

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Thompson M1A1 submachine gun

Manufactured by Auto-Ordnance Corp. c.WW2 for the US Army - serial number 432620.
.45ACP 20-round detachable stick magazine, blowback fully automatic, parkerized finish.

The M1 series of Tommy guns, made for the US military, differ from the previous 1921 and 1928 ‘overstamped’ models by having an horizontal front grip - a feature shared by the earlier military M1928A1 - a rougher finish, a non-finned barrel and more importantly a bolt actuator situated on the right of the receiver, no longer on top of it. They also couldn’t accept the 50 and 100 round drum magazines that make the Thompson submachine gun iconic to this day.

A Thompson M1921 with a 100-round drum magazine. Note the blued finish - earlier models were much fancier than military one.

These front pistol grips make me fucking cringe everytime I lay eyes on them.