1942- M1A1 Thompson Sub Machine Gun- Replica (product code RFA053)
This is a Replica 1942- M1A1 Thompson Sub Machine Gun. It has been manufactured and is intended to be a realistic film or stage prop
Replica Firearms are high quality copies of historic and modern firearms. Manufactured to be realistic reproductions and not manufactured to be a practical firearms. As such they do not require any firearms licenses to possess or use as a film or theatrical prop weapon. Many of the Replica Firearms are made from materials which make them similar in structure and weight to the original pieces.
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The Thompson submachine gun is an American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1918, that became infamous during the Prohibition era, being a signature weapon of various crimesyndicates in the United States. It was a common sight in the media of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals. The Thompson submachine gun was also known informally as the “Tommy Gun“.
The staff of Savage Arms looked for ways to simplify the M1928A1, producing a prototype in February 1942 which was tested at Aberdeen Proving Ground in March 1942; Army Ordnance approved adoption as the M1 in April 1942. M1s were made by Savage Arms and by Auto-Ordnance. M1s were issued with the 30-round box magazine and would accept the earlier 20-round box, but would not accept the drum magazine.