WWIIReenacting.co.uk Forums

Uniting UK Re-enactors since 2003
 

It is currently Sun Mar 29, 2020 0:16 am

Support the Forum
END OF YEAR OFFER - HALF PRICE SUPPORTER MEMBERSHIPS - CLICK THE BANNER TO READ MORE AND SUPPORT THE FORUM

Username



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 
Author Message
Offline
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 19:18 pm 
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 16:31 pm
Posts: 312
Hi to all,

Would anyone care to post their M1928A1 Thompson markings including serial numbers, odd markings or any other marking you simply find on the weapon? If you know what the marking means then that would be most helpful too. Also if they are dated and what date if so. (I have a feeling that 1928's are not dated ....) :?

However, I'm trying to build up a profile for any markings there may be on a M1928A1 Thompson. That's including unusual markings or non USA ones from lend lease countries or others.

Thanks.

_________________
"victory at all costs,

victory in spite of all terror,

victory, however long and hard the road may be;

for without victory there is no survival."

- Winston Churchill, 1940.


Top
 

Support the Forum
END OF YEAR OFFER - HALF PRICE SUPPORTER MEMBERSHIPS - CLICK THE BANNER TO READ MORE AND SUPPORT THE FORUM

Username
Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 22:10 pm 
5000+ Poster
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2004 10:05 am
Posts: 7515
Location: Performing my Internationalist Duty in the People's Democratic Republic of Felixstan
I'll fish mine out tommorow for you if you like...

Mine says "Tommy Gun" on the top of the receiver, I remember that much!

_________________
"Your name is unknown, your deeds immortal." - Inscription on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Red Square, Moscow


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 11:39 am 
 Profile

Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2004 21:39 pm
Posts: 720
Location: LINCOLNSHIRE
Kozlov wrote:
I'll fish mine out tommorow for you if you like...

Mine says "Tommy Gun" on the top of the receiver, I remember that much!


The phrase 'Tommy gun' was stamped on a number of examples to enable the phrase to be a registered trade mark, I can't remember how many examples had to marked as such, will check.


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 19:39 pm 
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 16:31 pm
Posts: 312
Tommorow has been and gone ages ago lol! :roll:

Doesn't anyone have a Thompson 1928?

Ah well,

_________________
"victory at all costs,

victory in spite of all terror,

victory, however long and hard the road may be;

for without victory there is no survival."

- Winston Churchill, 1940.


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 19:47 pm 
4000+ Poster
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2005 11:09 am
Posts: 4731
Location: Worcestershire.
Real Name: 'Toff Life.
Group: Summer of '44.
i will try to dig out my digital camera :D

_________________
Elitism? What's the problem with it?


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 22:11 pm 
5000+ Poster
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2004 10:05 am
Posts: 7515
Location: Performing my Internationalist Duty in the People's Democratic Republic of Felixstan
high flyer wrote:
Tommorow has been and gone ages ago lol! :roll:


Comrade, you fail to understand the Russian meaning of the word "tommorow", its a period of time from 1 to about 10 days time (and I'm being serious!)

Anyway, just for you.

Left hand of receiver:

Thompson Model of 1928A1
No.s 237091

Thompson Submachine Gun
Calibre .45 Automatic cartridge

Top of receiver:

Tommy Gun
"Thompson" (written inside a bullet shaped shape)

Right hand of receiver:

Auto Ordnance Corporation
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

US Patents
1,131.319 1,352,414
1,338,866 1,357,208
1,340,891 1,868,809
1,340,943 1,403,623
1,347,754 1,406,546
1,349,345 1,408,276
1,817,321

Compensator:

"Cutts" written in a diamond

_________________
"Your name is unknown, your deeds immortal." - Inscription on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Red Square, Moscow


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 22:16 pm 
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 16:31 pm
Posts: 312
Ok... Thanks kozlov for posting the markings this will be of much help to me. I guess by your markings that they weren't dated. So, is the date found out via the serial number? I better check.

Thanks

_________________
"victory at all costs,

victory in spite of all terror,

victory, however long and hard the road may be;

for without victory there is no survival."

- Winston Churchill, 1940.


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 22:35 pm 
5000+ Poster
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2004 10:05 am
Posts: 7515
Location: Performing my Internationalist Duty in the People's Democratic Republic of Felixstan
There is probably something someone can tell you from that little lot as I believe some of those patents changed as time went on.

I can tell you its a Savage made weapon, with Lymann backsight, non-nurled cocking handle, horizontal foregrip and a Cutts compensator. The woodwork has been armourer modified to the British configuration so you can carry the weapon across your chest and not just slung like a rifle in the American style.

I suspect a serious gun collector could tell you quite a bit from that description... but no, they aren't stamped with dates - or at least this one aint!

_________________
"Your name is unknown, your deeds immortal." - Inscription on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Red Square, Moscow


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 11:45 am 
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 16:31 pm
Posts: 312
You got a British lend lease Thompson :D

_________________
"victory at all costs,

victory in spite of all terror,

victory, however long and hard the road may be;

for without victory there is no survival."

- Winston Churchill, 1940.


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 12:08 pm 
5000+ Poster
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2004 10:05 am
Posts: 7515
Location: Performing my Internationalist Duty in the People's Democratic Republic of Felixstan
high flyer wrote:
You got a British lend lease Thompson :D


Well yes, but maybe someone can say a *little* more than that ;-)

_________________
"Your name is unknown, your deeds immortal." - Inscription on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Red Square, Moscow


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 14:20 pm 
 Profile

Joined: Fri Dec 10, 2004 15:30 pm
Posts: 316
Kozlov

You got the same type as mine I have the Auto Ordenace made one but it's a 1990 spec deac :twisted: from what I can work out if yours has the same 3 sling loop setup, it's a commando one from what I believe. I also have a new spec one that is from russian lend lease too which is also a M1928A1 model which has the early production body bottom (using paddle switchs) unlike my british lend lease which has a very late bottom body which where similar to the M1 version with bar switchs.


Also another good indicators it's a BRIT M1928A1 Thompson is if the woodwork is cross hacthed on the foregrip giving more purchase for your fingures then this was a british amoruors modification too.

Jon


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 15:36 pm 
 Profile

Joined: Fri Dec 10, 2004 15:30 pm
Posts: 316
http://www.sc-1.co.uk/rytonarms/shopindex.php

Ryton Arms have some 50 rounds drums in for sale if you want them.

I loved to have one if someone will please buy me one. please please please.

Jon


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:38 am 
 Profile

Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2004 21:39 pm
Posts: 720
Location: LINCOLNSHIRE
high flyer wrote:
Tommorow has been and gone ages ago lol! :roll:

Doesn't anyone have a Thompson 1928?

Ah well,


SORRY ABOUT THAT, GOT A SHORT NOTICE DETATCHMENT TO IRAQ, JUST GOT BACK FOR ONE WEEKS R & R THEN GO AGAIN FOR 5 WEEKS. I WILL TRY AND GET SOME DETAILS WHILE I'M HOME.


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 12:01 pm 
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 16:31 pm
Posts: 312
m3bobby wrote:
high flyer wrote:
Tommorow has been and gone ages ago lol! :roll:

Doesn't anyone have a Thompson 1928?

Ah well,


SORRY ABOUT THAT, GOT A SHORT NOTICE DETATCHMENT TO IRAQ, JUST GOT BACK FOR ONE WEEKS R & R THEN GO AGAIN FOR 5 WEEKS. I WILL TRY AND GET SOME DETAILS WHILE I'M HOME.


Hi m3bobby,

That wasn't intended to be at you, more at Kozlov as he said "I'll fish mine out tomorrow for you if you like... " At the time that the next day had been and gone. I said it more as a joke anyway. However, it would be great if you have any other information to add :D

Thanks

_________________
"victory at all costs,

victory in spite of all terror,

victory, however long and hard the road may be;

for without victory there is no survival."

- Winston Churchill, 1940.


Top
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to: