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THOMPSON MODELS

 

 

Model of 1919 (Production) Thompson Submachine Gun

 

Although probably less than 10 were made, this was the first production TSMG to be offered for sale.  Front sights were added as production progressed.  This model did not have a rear sight other than the slot in the actuator (bolt handle) knob.  There was also no provision for a buttstock.  This gun is shown with the various magazines which were available for it.


                                             

Model of 1921 (Colt) Thompson Submachine Gun

This gun is shown fitted with a 100 cartridge capacity ("Type "C") drum magazine.  50 cartridge capacity (Type "L") drum magazines  were also available as were 20 cartridge capacity (Type "XX") box magazines & 18 cartridge capacity box magazines designed for shot cartridges.  All 15,000 TSMGs made by Colt looked like this.   Any variations from this configuration were done later by others.

 

 

                       

 

               1921 Colt Receiver Section Showing Internal Configuration

 

Several barreled "Colt" receivers fitted with early Colt style compensators.

 

1928 Savage Aluminum Receivers (27 Mar 14)
In 1941 the Savage Arms Company manufactured a number of 1928 receivers in aluminum for the British.  Nothing came of it because the U.S. entered the war and took over all Thompson production.  These receivers are an authentic reproduction. 

 

The photo shows a "Colt" 1921(1921A) display "gun" I made for a customer.  The trigger housing assembly and buttstock are original Colt.  The receiver, ejector, foregrip, barrel, front sight,  Display Pilot and Display Bolt Handle are of Richardson manufacture.

 

 
The photo shows a "Colt" 1921C(1921AC) display "gun" I made for a customer.  The trigger housing assembly and buttstock are original Colt.  The receiver, ejector, foregrip, barrel, compensator,  Display Pilot and Display Bolt Handle are of Richardson manufacture.

 

 

 

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