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#21 M40scoutsniper

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Posted 08 April 2020 - 09:55 PM

Here are a few of the China Marines. The last one isnt and has nothing to do with TSMGs, but couldnt resist when there are Devil Pups wearin sombreros😎

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Posted 09 April 2020 - 08:17 AM

Yugoslav Partisans, The Fifth Overseas Brigade (a British and Yugoslav-organized unit, 1944)

 

 

 

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Posted 09 April 2020 - 05:34 PM

Such moving, cool pictures- Thanks so much for sharing


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 04:33 AM

Somewhere I have or had a magazine article with a Chinese Thompson. The inlet sling on the butt was a belt buckle type affair screwed to the butt.
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Posted 10 April 2020 - 07:52 AM

First Pic with Airborne troops most interesting.  Three reasons, 1. Interesting magazine system configuration, 2. modified grip on forearm, 3. ! Notice the stock on this 28, it has the cross-bolt reinforcement modification, (?) supposedly, this wasn't done during wartime, yet here is the Pic.  Anyone have info on this pic, unit and/or timeframe?  

Which post and which pic are your mentioning?


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 08:12 AM

 


First Pic with Airborne troops most interesting.  Three reasons, 1. Interesting magazine system configuration, 2. modified grip on forearm, 3. ! Notice the stock on this 28, it has the cross-bolt reinforcement modification, (?) supposedly, this wasn't done during wartime, yet here is the Pic.  Anyone have info on this pic, unit and/or timeframe?  

Which post and which pic are your mentioning?

TSMGguy,

 

Here is the picture he is referring to:

 

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 08:52 AM

Here are a few Chinese Thompsons from the Peoples Military Museum I visited sometime 10 years ago while in Beijing.

Yes, the Chinese made their own, one was a 7.62mm variant, I believe built in Shanxi. The other, with the swivel on buttstock and barrel were made .45 caliber.

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 06:10 PM

M3Bobby mentioned an article on the Chinese Thompson.
Seems to me I recall an article by Dan Shea in SAR many years ago....with several great pics.
Now I gotta go digging.....

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 06:25 PM

  That reminds me - one of my favorite lines from The Magnificent Seven https://www.youtube....h?v=Y3F_NXw1N00

 

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 08:59 AM

  That reminds me - one of my favorite lines from The Magnificent Seven https://www.youtube....h?v=Y3F_NXw1N00

 

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Here's a couple of pics that Eli Wallach signed for me from that great film. He played the Mexican bandito "Calvera". By the time he made "The Good The Bad and the Ugly" 6 years later, he had already laid the groundwork for portraying the great part of "Tuco".

 

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 09:29 AM

Getting back to Thompsons, here's a photo of mine showing some Thompson use to bring down a Jap sniper.

 

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 08:30 PM

The Good, Bad and Ugly was a classic.
A lot of very inaccurate gun info, especially the percussion revolver with cartridges, but still great.

Tuco could have said::
"Eh, Blondie! Maybe next time I do the cutting, eh?
Eef I had a Thompson the cutting would be a lot easier"!

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 09:49 PM

I love a converted 1851 navy to cartridge. I got to thinking today that once all this COVID business is over I will try to link up with the head historian for Fort Benning down at the National Infantry Museum. I wanna see if I can sweet talk my way into going through their TSMGs documenting them, photographing them, and go through their archives of photos. I was extremely fortunate to make friends when I helped map out some WW1 training areas I found.
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Posted 12 April 2020 - 10:41 AM

One thing I find interesting is that there are few photos of magazine pouches being worn. I know a lot of the photos are non combat action photos.
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Posted 12 April 2020 - 01:56 PM

 


First Pic with Airborne troops most interesting.  Three reasons, 1. Interesting magazine system configuration, 2. modified grip on forearm, 3. ! Notice the stock on this 28, it has the cross-bolt reinforcement modification, (?) supposedly, this wasn't done during wartime, yet here is the Pic.  Anyone have info on this pic, unit and/or timeframe?  

Which post and which pic are your mentioning?

TSMGguy,

 

Here is the picture he is referring to:

 

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Thanks! I think we'd need a better, more detailed pic to conclude that that's a standard M1928A1 stock reinforcing bolt. In the meantime, the best info we have states that these were all made as spare parts.


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Posted 12 April 2020 - 02:20 PM

The last photo doesnt have any TSMGs in it, but grabbed my attention due to the Marine holding the BAR with what looks like a Monitor muzzle device.

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 02:59 PM

One thing I find interesting is that there are few photos of magazine pouches being worn. I know a lot of the photos are non combat action photos.


A couple of years ago I was scouring the web for pictures of M3 and M3A1 Grease Guns.
I noted in a lot of cases the extra magazines were kept in Soldiers pockets.
Reading more about it I found the 30 round magazine bag (with shoulder strap) was only issued to tanks.
That was still the case in the 1980's on the M60 series tanks I served on.
I saw some 30 round mags stuffed into 20 rd pouches.
Generally it seems the Soldiers with SMG's were left to their own means to find ways to carry extra mags.
Mostly I didn't see Soldier's with many spare mags either.

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 04:02 PM

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 05:33 PM

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Interesting how many photos I have seen of Thompson’s in Vietnam with no buttstock.More than I have noticed from World War II. Is that because it was less of a primary weapon in Vietnam and more used for close quarters? A PDW?

A few months ago I asked a Vietnam vet what types of submachineguns he observed in Vietnam (we were not talking about Thompson’s at the time). He said that he saw quite a few Thompson’s, usually with the butt stock removed.
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Posted 12 April 2020 - 06:03 PM

M44 jacket on that guy, too.....maybe early 60's.
Friend of mine was there 1967-68 and drove a supply truck.
He dumped his M16 for a '28 Thompson that he bought from a Marine who was going home ($20.00) with three 30 round sticks and no buttstock. Said he cleaned it and it ran perfectly.
He said it and his 1911A1 were "just right" for CQ truck guns.
He said he sold it when he went home for....$20.00!

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