Deactivated WWII US Thompson M1928A1

Deactivated WWII US Thompson M1928A1

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This is a WWII US Thompson M1928A1 with smooth barrel. The smooth barreled variant began to appear on Savage M1928A1’s at around serial number S-500,000. This example is serial S-534235, and would have been from among the first batches. During the war the U.S. Ordnance Department felt that the open bolt feature of the Thompson design provided enough cooling effect to prevent most premature “cook-off” of cartridges, and felt the barrel’s radial cooling fins were not needed. Savage manufactured an estimated total of 746,932 model 1928 and M1928A1 Thompsons from April 1940, until October of 1942. This example has the correct  Army Inspector of Ordnance for the Rochester District were Lt. Colonel Ray L. Bowlin using the stamp, RLB from 1940, until 1942.

During the Second World War it was used by American paratroopers and Ranger battalions, as well as the Navy and Marines, the Thompson soon found its way around the world, seeing action in China, Australia, The Soviet Union, and almost all U.S. Allies. Post WWII it also saw action in the Korean War, and Vietnam, and countless other conflicts.

Deactivated to current specifications with a moving cocking lever that returns under spring tension.

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Product Code: 192X5