Another Cool Thompson Pic #2
Posted 06 May 2005 - 10:36 AM
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Posted 07 May 2005 - 02:02 AM
|QUOTE (TSMGguy @ May 6 2005, 09:02 PM)|
|The watch band is a Speidel Twist-O-Flex, around since the '30s. How's that for a blast from the past?|
Not unlike my wifes grandfathers Bulova watch circa 1935-40.
Posted 07 May 2005 - 02:53 AM
Not only is the shooter not holding onto the front grip, but he is also hold the dogs leash very tight with between both hands!
Just an observation....
Posted 07 May 2005 - 06:55 AM
|QUOTE (TD. @ May 6 2005, 11:21 PM)|
|Does the horizonal foregrip appear to be Colt?|
No, that is a military style fore grip. It is squared off on the front end.
Posted 07 May 2005 - 10:03 AM
I'm about to learn something.
Did Colt ( Remington) make horizontal foregrips for the 21?
Or did they come into being with the 28 models?
I love this place!
Posted 07 May 2005 - 10:59 AM
I don't think the horizontal foregrip was ever standard for the Model of 1921A or 1921AC - but it certainly would fit and could be ordered from Auto-Ordnance. I believe the Military Model (1923) Thompson saw the first use of the horizontal foregrip but production (conversion) was very limited. The Semi-Automatic Model of 1927 Thompson offered the horizontal foregrip as a purchase option.
Posted 07 May 2005 - 11:39 AM
TD is correct. The horizontal fore grip would fit any model, but wasn't introduced until the 1927/28 Models as an option. The 1923 Model had a horizontal grip, but it was thicker than the later model. I will post some pictures later of a Colt era grip compared to a WWII variety horizontal grip. There are some subtle differences.
Posted 07 May 2005 - 11:41 AM
GIjive, Would love to see the difference
of the early Colt era horizontal.
Posted 07 May 2005 - 01:36 PM
Here are the pictures I promised comparing the two grips. As you can plainly see, the Colt grip is slightly shorter and fatter and has a distinctive curve at the front where the WWII grip is squared off. The Enfield type off-set sling swivels were used on the Colt Thompsons and the base of the swivel is smaller than the milled swivels used on the early WWII guns.
Hope you enjoy the pictures.
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Posted 08 May 2005 - 07:10 PM
I love this stuff!
I never had any idea of these "comercial" for lack of a better word,
Man, Love the swivel.
Posted 08 May 2005 - 09:53 PM
Thanks for the great pictures. I'm making myself a picture album of all this stuff.
I also enjoyed your picture. It brings back memories of a different era, when things were built with quality, humming to the tune of the Andrew sisters.
Posted 08 May 2005 - 09:58 PM
Thanks for sharing the pictures.