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Who Designed The Thompson Drum?


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#1 mp40

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Posted 07 January 2004 - 11:06 PM

Who designed the drum? Also, was the capacity determined by the capacity of ammunition boxes? (from Peters and Winchester) who at least (I think) packaged them 50 rounds to a box at the time. Or was there practical reasons like consistant feeding issues etc. Or?
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Posted 07 January 2004 - 11:27 PM

Oscar Payne designed the first Thompson L Drum (from T. Hills book)


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Posted 08 January 2004 - 12:20 AM

If practicality were an issue, Auto-Ord would never have developed the "C" drum. I guess practicality caught up with John T. in 1928 when he ceased advertsment, and posssibly even production, of these drums.
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Posted 08 January 2004 - 09:54 AM

I heard it was really Al Gore who invented the Thompson Drum!

He He couldn't resist...sorry guys ;-(
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Posted 08 January 2004 - 10:07 PM

More like turned into a Tran-Sister then invented the internet laugh.gif
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