Thompson M1921 Submachine Gun

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This American submachine gun was invented in 1919 by General John T. Thompson who envisioned a semi-automatic to replace the bolt action rifles that were used at the time. A small amount of these guns were sold to the United States postal Inspection Service to protect the mail from a string of robberies at that time and some

A small amount of these guns were sold to the United States postal Inspection Service to protect the mail from a string of robberies at that time and some to the United States Marine Corps. These guns were used at first mainly by the U.S. Navy but also exported, both before and after World war II, to Britain and Russia. It became the preferred weapon of police officers, soldiers, and criminals because it was compact, reliable, and had a high volume fire rate, firing 1500 rounds every minute. It gained wide

It became the preferred weapon of police officers, soldiers, and criminals because it was compact, reliable, and had a high volume fire rate, firing 1500 rounds every minute. It gained wide notoriety during Prohibition because of its use by criminals such as Al Capone’s gang.

Its rapid fire rate earned it nicknames like “The Chicago Typewriter”, “The Chopper”, but it is best known as the “Tommy Gun”. This submachine gun has a range of 50 yards with accuracy. Due to the quality and craftsmanship, it is a collector’s item.


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