The Ambidextrous Thompson
Posted 19 July 2004 - 07:16 AM
Any idea how many were made and may exist now?i Anyone have one of these?
Posted 20 July 2004 - 08:10 AM
The only two references I can think of right now dealing with the Ambidextrous M1 Thompson are cited in two of Tracie Hill’s books. The first is on Page 67 of the Bannan and Hill book, Notes on Auto-Ordnance, 2nd Edition. The picture credit is cited as the William Douglas Military Museum. I would guess this same Thompson is again pictured on Page 231 of Tracie’s current book, Thompson: The American Legend. The author of this section is William B. Douglas. It appears only one (a guess on my part) Thompson was modified in this manner - an early M1 Thompson, Serial Number 307. That’s all the information I have. I suggest contacting Bill Douglas for additional information on this Thompson variation.
Posted 20 July 2004 - 11:22 AM
I am curious as to what you saw. Did you get contact info so you can see that thing again? If so, could you get a picture so we can compare it to Tracie's photos?
There were a lot of strange things done to recievers - apparently, the question is who did the work.
Though I do not see a problem with the cocking lever on the right - but I shoot left handed!! My advice to anyone who complains about it is to buy a 1928!
Posted 20 July 2004 - 12:47 PM