WWII US Army Thompson Machine Gun -
This is a US Armed forces Thompson Machine gun. As issued during World War two.
The Thompson submachine gun is an American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1919 that became infamous
during the Prohibition era. It was a common sight of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and
criminals. The Thompson was also known informally as: the "Tommy Gun," the "Trench Broom," the "Trench Sweeper,"
the "Chicago Piano," the "Chicago Typewriter," and the "Chopper."
The Thompson was favored by soldiers, criminals and police alike for its ergonomics, compactness, large .45 ACP
cartridge, and high volume of automatic fire and among civilian collectors for its historical significance.
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The Thompson machine gun employed stick magazines and drums to hold the bullets. The side of the machine gun
reads Thompson Submachine gun Caliber .45 M1A1.
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