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Old 02-03-2014, 02:47 AM   #61
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Was it an M1928, or the M1?

I do remember advertising of the day saying Thompsons could be had in .38 Super, but never saw anything for the .30 Carbine round. Any documentation?

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The layout and ergonomics of the Thompson submachine gun was also considered for the role of a Light Rifle before the adoption of the M1 Carbine. This platform was based on the M1921/27 variants and worked well but due to the war effort was found expensive for mass production and defied the concept of a Light Rifle. However it did form the basis of the Thompson Light Rifle, a development of this variant with a barrel shroud which housed a quick barrel change device similar to the MG42 but was refused in favor of the aforementioned M1 Carbine.

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The Mdl. of 1927 Thompson .45 ACP was a Semi-Auto not a Sub-Gun.

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