Horizontal Forearm Length
Posted 15 September 2004 - 01:08 AM
Posted 15 September 2004 - 04:34 AM
I just went down to the gun room and measured four guns, two 1928A1 which have horizontal forgrips and my two M1A1's and they are all exactly the same length 203mm. Sorry, I could not find an inch rule.
Hope this is of some help.
Posted 15 September 2004 - 06:39 AM
Posted 15 September 2004 - 06:46 AM
Posted 15 September 2004 - 08:18 AM
The 1928 A1 guns made during WWII, however, use the same foregrip used on the M1 and M1A1 series guns. The only difference is that when they went to the stamped sling swivel, instead of the milled type, they didn't cut the area for the sling swivel quite as deeply.
Posted 15 September 2004 - 11:54 AM
Posted 15 September 2004 - 12:32 PM
I'm not sure what the mark on the front end is, haven't seen that one before. The M on the end is the WWII contractor code for Strombeck-Becker Corp., who made stocks, pistol grips and forgrips for the Thompson. The Y on the bottom of the sling swivel is also a WWII contractor code and stands for Yale .....? something. It's in Frank Iannamico's book American Thunder, I just don't have it in front of me right now.
The grip you're describing would be a WWII variety grip for a 1928A1 Thompson.
Posted 15 September 2004 - 12:51 PM
If the * on the front of the grip was 6 point then it may be 2 arrows pointing towards each other. This would indicate that it was in the possesion of the British at one point. If it has 8 points that I am not sure.