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#1 85th Engineer

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 08:41 PM

Having discovered I have military surplus stocks on my Kahr 27 A1, and that the forearm had the swivel mounted way back toward the rear on the left side, I was wondering what was standard issue for US military Thompsons? Was it on the bottom of the forearm and buttstock? I've seen two different pics of allied soldiers (French and Brit) showing the forearm swivel on the side. Was this the way the allies ordered their Thompsons? Or was this a practice of individual soldiers? If so, was this also a common practice of the US GI?
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Posted 10 January 2004 - 08:47 PM

Here is a pic of a French Commando with the sling swivel mounted on the left side of the forearm. Any ideas as to where the buttstock swivel is mounted?

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#3 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 10:46 PM

The American G.I.'s had their TSMG swivels on the bottom of buttstocks and bottom of horizontal grips. The Brits moved their swivel to the top of the buttstock and the sides of horizontal and vertical grips. These swivel relocations done by the Europeans were done overseas, not in the U.S.
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