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 Post subject: Deactivated Thompson
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 13:36 pm 
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Location: Isle of Thanet
Real Name: Ian Smales
I am considering getting a deactivated Thompson. I would prefer an old spec version but am wondering which version would be most appropriate for British WW2 impression, either Home Guard or Infantry?

Also, can anyone recommend a "good" dealer to obtain one from? (I realise that's a biggie!

thanks

Ian


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 Post subject: Re: Deactivated Thompson
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 15:02 pm 
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I'd imagine there'd be one or two forum members with possibly a Thompson for sale. That could save you a few pennies rather than pay dealer prices.


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 Post subject: Re: Deactivated Thompson
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 17:16 pm 
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You want a M1928 for British... not a M1A1.

For Home Guard, possibly M1921.

Bear in mind:

1) The LDV/Home Guard only had them for a short time

2) Regular British troops only used them in North Africa and Italy... unless you are playing Commando.

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 Post subject: Re: Deactivated Thompson
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 17:54 pm 
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Thanks for that

I've always found it too uncomfortable to go Commando :lol:

Ian


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 Post subject: Re: Deactivated Thompson
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 21:24 pm 
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Location: Cheshire
Real Name: David
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I got my m1928 from worldwide arms. The cocking handle still works so it looks ok. It was won stored in a Russian salt mine since being given by the Americans on lend lease. It came with American wood but I got a British set on line which fits a British impression. I also got a pistol foregrip but matching the colour there is tough (and it didn't come with the appropriate bolt!). Repro sling, original oiler and cleaning rod, plenty of accesories available


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 21:47 pm 
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M1a1 and even M1 perfectly acceptable for British in Italy. Also good for British Or Australia in SE Asia theatre. My favourite is the M1 with chequered Aussie woodwork - think Dropzone still have some.


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