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Posted 10 May 2004 - 09:39 AM

Since everyone here was interested in the photo of the Thompson from West Point, I thought I'd tell you about the photos I took in West Point's museum. I have a long thread of photos at UZI Talk that I add to from time to time. There are several Thompsons in the thread, including General Patton's M1A1, and at least one prototype.

If you'd like to see all of the pics, they're here: http://www.uzitalk.c...hlight=thompson

I'm not much of a photographer, but I'll try to keep adding to this.


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Posted 10 May 2004 - 01:22 PM

Nice pics!

Do you have any more info on the "thompson prototype" in one of the pics? Looks unlike anything I have read about, and looks almost like it is made from a 1911 lower frame...???
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Posted 10 May 2004 - 01:52 PM

You can read the info better in the original photo. If you want it, just send me an e-mail.
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Posted 10 May 2004 - 08:23 PM

So, how much do you think General Patton's M1A1 would fetch? cool.gif
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Posted 10 May 2004 - 08:56 PM

Here it is.

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 09:05 PM

Nice picture. This should be posted in the FAQ section.
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Posted 11 May 2004 - 06:32 AM

Excellent photo!
I have not seen that detail of that gun yet!
Fantastic!

Thanks!!
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Posted 11 May 2004 - 07:08 AM

If you all don't mind, take a look through the photos on my site and let me know if there are any you'd like better views of. I'll definitely be up there again to see my son, and will try to get better shots.
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Posted 11 May 2004 - 01:49 PM

Cookie,
The gun in the West Point photo is the "Persuader" the very first belt fed Thompson prototype, patent applied for in December 1919 and is the Great Great Grand Daddy of the the Thompson.
Nice post.
Nice to see it in Colour. rolleyes.gif
Regards
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