Jeff asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 decade ago

Did the G.I.'s in WW2 have Thompson's with drum magazines?

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  • MG
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Let me set the record straight. The Thompson Sub-machine gun was made too late for the first world war, but was the Gi's favorite SMG during WWII. The First Thompsons that were called M1's were just like the ones the gangster had in the 20's. The Gun took, Stick and Drum magazines. Then the government changed the Thompson to the M1A1 Version to save cost and standardize the gun as well. One of the changes was to make it only use the Stick mags. The easy way to tell a M1 Tommy from its M1A1 Brother is that the M1A1 has lost its flash suppressor from it Muzzle

    Source(s): Tails of the Gun: Guns of WWII. History Channel.
  • leiby
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Thompson Drum Magazine

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The 50 round drum magazine was suitable for the range but not combat. After you load the magazine, you had to turn a key to provide tension on a spring that fed the ammunition into the weapon. If the tension was too light or too tight, the gun would malfunction. In combat this would be most annoying. So the drum magazine was ditched for the 20 round and 30 round stick magazines. Other than that, the Thompson is an excellent weapon. I wish I had one!

  • ordaz
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Airsoft Thompson Drum Mag

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  • 1 decade ago

    For the most part, M1 Thompsons in WWII were equipped with 30-round stick magazines.

  • olvey
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    countless good solutions right here. particular you like a form 3 permit simply by fact even disabled if the gun ought to be changed to fireside back with the aid of then you definitely is continues to be seen a gun able to computerized fireplace. My advice: bypass purchase a Thompson reproduction it is to scale yet inoperable meaning pretend. OR purchase a semiautomatic version of it with the drum magazine it is totally legal (verify community rules with the aid of contacting sheriff with regard to magazine limits) to possess and can be taken out and enjoyed besides. i would not get the unique simply by fact the ATF will breathe down your neck for the subsequent countless years. i will understand your desire to possess one among those super piece of yank historic previous nevertheless.

  • 1 decade ago

    In all of the WWII video games like Medal of Honor and Call of Duty they are all stick magazines.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think they mainly had stick magazines. Easier to load, easier to carry and less complicated.

  • 1 decade ago

    Some did in the beginning.

  • 1 decade ago

    most didn't because when the mob ruled, they had most of them in their possession.

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