Folding Stock Variant Of The Thompson?
Posted 03 April 2005 - 07:14 PM
Posted 03 April 2005 - 10:34 PM
|QUOTE (AFSOC @ Apr 3 2005, 07:14 PM)|
|Does anyone have a photo or any information of a folding stock variant of the Thompson seems I recall seeing one but I can find no reference or photos of it.|
There aren't any folding stock variations. I'm told that a movie about a WWII German submarine showed a Thompson with a folding stock, but that was a movie company prop department mock-up. No legitimate folding stock Thompsons existed prior to, or during WWII when the Thompson ceased production.
Posted 03 April 2005 - 10:45 PM
leader of the raiding party, David Keith? Reising M-55, folding stock
other members of the raiding party have TSMGs with
Stembridge Gun Rental modified M-1 Carbine folding stocks attached.
If they didn't want a buttstock why not just take the TSMG stock off
and leave it at that! That's Hollyweird for you.
Posted 06 April 2005 - 06:22 PM
I will check out the movie though.
Posted 06 April 2005 - 06:57 PM
Perhaps you are referring to the truncated hodgepodge one off Thompson made by RPB Industries. This had a shorty barrel, cut down 1928 receiver/frame, and side folding wire stock.
Posted 10 April 2005 - 04:32 PM
Not really sure but I cannot fine the picture anymore of course there is a chance that what I saw was one of the relatively few thompson clones that exist... Who knows? I just figured this was the place to ask! By the way I received my M1 Semi auto last evening and took it out to shoot today, I love it can't wait to try it out on a more free range I think I may use it at the next tactical shoot I attend should be fun! Use a 1911 for a sidearm and wear WW2 vintage "tactical" gear... we will see how it all goes.
Posted 10 April 2005 - 10:29 PM
Evidently this was turned in for destruction in Austrailia during on the firearms turn-in programs...How it got to Austrailia and why it was made is perhaps a mystery...
Posted 11 April 2005 - 04:47 PM
Thanks to everyone who has helped thus far!
Posted 11 April 2005 - 05:40 PM
Thanks for posting the photos of the (patent pending) M1A1 with Uzi stock and other modifications for me. I appreciate it.
Posted 13 April 2005 - 02:40 PM
Posted 13 April 2005 - 05:33 PM
The design is a prototype concept. It is a warrior weapon,not a prop to drape across the lap of a scantily clad model.
And for the purist, the modifications are all "bolt-on" so that the gun can go back to the way it left the Augusta Arsenal in less than 15 minutes at no loss in collector value. No harm, no foul.
Over and out.
Edited by Merry Ploughboy, 28 April 2005 - 06:53 PM.