Original U.S. WWII Canvas Transport Case For M1 and M1A1 Thompson SMG
Original Item: Only One Available. This canvas cover was made to fit both the 1928 and M1A1 Military issue Thompson Sub Machine Guns with standard length 10.5 inch barrels and horizontal foregrips. This will not fit current issue Thompsons with 16 inch barrels or those with vertical foregrips.
The case is constructed of heavy OD Green canvas, a sturdy Brass toothed zipper, leather attachment tabs (for securing on a vehicle) with heavy stitching. Correctly marked COVER THOMPSON SUB-MACHINE GUN CAL .45 050268. The stamp is a little faded but can still be easily read.
Will accommodate both 20 and 30 round stick magazines mounted in the SMG and will protect any Thompson splendidly. Originals are nearly impossible to find and here’s your chance to own one!
The Thompson submachine gun (also known as the "Tommy Gun", "Chicago Typewriter", "Chicago Piano", or "Trench Broom") is a blowback-operated, air-cooled, magazine-fed selective-fire submachine gun, invented by the United States Army Brigadier general John T. Thompson in 1918. It was originally designed to break the stalemate of trench warfare of World War I, but was not finished until after the war ended.
The Thompson saw early use by the United States Marine Corps during the Banana Wars, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Irish Republican Army, the Republic of China, and the FBI (following the Kansas City Massacre).
The Thompson became notorious during the Prohibition era, used as a signature weapon of various organized crime syndicates in the United States in the 1920s. It was a common sight in the media at the time, and was used by both law enforcement officers and criminals.
The Thompson was widely adopted by the U.S. military during World War II, and was used extensively by the Allied troops during the war. It was designated as the M1928A1, M1 and M1A1 during this time. More than 1.5 million military Thompson submachine guns were produced during World War II.
It is the first weapon to be labeled and marketed as a "submachine gun".
The original fully automatic Thompsons are no longer produced. Numerous semi-automatic civilian versions are still being produced by the manufacturer Auto-Ordnance. These models retain a similar appearance to the original, but have various modifications in order to comply with US firearm laws.
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