Are There Any Pre-86 Thompsons Out There?
Posted 23 June 2005 - 11:13 AM
If so, why are they pre-86 guns? I thought all Thompsons were made in the US.
How much would a pre-86 Colt 21 be? A Savage 28? AO M1A1?
Posted 23 June 2005 - 11:24 AM
Posted 23 June 2005 - 04:07 PM
Posted 23 June 2005 - 08:23 PM
When the Thompsons were brought back into the U.S., especially after 1968, they were considered "imports" even though they were mfg in the U.S.
Roger Cox, who wrote one of the very first reference books on the TSMG, estimated that about 1/3 or 5000 of the 15,000 Colt Thompsons mfg were exported. That number be high, but probably no one really knows for sure the exact number exported.
Posted 24 June 2005 - 01:19 AM
Hope that helps.
Posted 25 June 2005 - 04:47 PM
Guys might be interested to know that the New Zealand Army gave its entire stock of Auto Ord 1928A1's to the French in the early days of the Viet Nam war. This included drums and ammo and all spares.
Most of it, if not all was later captured by the Vietminh.
I have a book called "Vietnam, the secret war" which has photos of french soldiers carring 1928A1's.
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