Thommy Gun Identification Marks
Posted 16 August 2005 - 05:40 PM
hi from italy..
in first excuse me for my bad english
i have a question to u.
i have a thompson , i think a m1 model
i see on frame, on receiver, on the grip, some marks.
P, M on the butt, S , A.O.C. , and other on the frame,
i have removed the buttstock and under it, on the frame i have found a strange mark. it is faded and i cant see it well.
can i found online a website, or can i found a book , where i can have all the mark present usually on thomspson gun (military or civilian)
for know how the marks mean??
thank to all and byebye
Posted 16 August 2005 - 09:02 PM
Welcome to our forum; your English is just fine. There are many of us here that will help you.
If your Thomspon is an M1, it is a military, not a civilian model. The model number and serial number should be on the left side of the receiver.
If any of this insults your intelligence, it is not meant to. Your gun shows interesting marks.
Books on Thompsons (like yours): AMERICAN THUNDER. 2 books, both written by Frank Iannamico. All information you will need is probably in those books. You can order them from this website.
If you could post pictures of the gun, with close-ups of the marks, you will have answers quickly from our members. Keep in touch with us. Any Thompson is of interest.
Posted 25 August 2005 - 05:13 PM
thanx for your reply and excuse me for the delay of my answer..
i just came back from Cabo Verde island... .-(
so i think i will buy the 2 books about thommy.
for a quickly answer i try to post here some pics of the marks i have found on frame, receiver and stock of thommy...
hope we can help me to understand what they mean.
these 2 are on the front grip.
this on the top
and this on the bottom
and this is the buttstock
GHD mark and flamming bomb
AOC mark and a symbol like a equilateral parallelogram
under the buttstock i have found this 4 marks
the S letter, a strange mark with i think the letter GEG but i cant see cause is a bad mark, then the letter M and E
the last pic i post concern the little hole locate near the rear Lyman sight.
what is? how this hole was used?
it 's all ...
Posted 25 August 2005 - 05:15 PM
Posted 26 August 2005 - 06:15 PM
Where did you get a Military M1? What are the laws like in ITaly, I assume you are allowed to own it. Can you shoot it? Does it have to be registered?
Posted 27 August 2005 - 05:47 AM
i have bought american thunder II.. i think can receive it in 2/3 weeks...
so for now i start with this book .
if i dont find what im looking for , in this book, surely i ll buy also the other.