I don't remember the name of this gun, (I think it may have been marketed as the "Fox Carbine"?) but it was a .45 ACP carbine that had the general appearance of a Thompson, but was in no way a close copy. This monstrosity was a good example of what happens when designers with no knowledge or experience with guns decide they can make a better mousetrap so to speak. The gun was targeted to police and security types and the bicycle lock on the trigger was supposed to be a big selling point - like only the people who knew the combination could shoot the gun. Another ridiculous feature was, if I remember correctly the word "THINK" (or some similar word) engraved on the tail of the receiver and filled in with red paint to remind you to, well, think, before you fired. I think it used Grease gun/M3 mags. I had a gun shop back in mid 1970's when these came out and I think we sold one or two of them. But the gun failed to sell, a big reason being the trigger lock. More trouble than it was worth - easily set if the dials were bumped in handling, and of course when you needed it most it had somehow locked. I don't think this carbine lasted more than a couple of years and it thankfully faded away.
Bob Bower/Philly O
Edited by reconbob, 16 March 2006 - 07:49 AM.