Prototype Thompson

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    Prototype Thompson

    Here's one for all the Thompson fans out there. An early prototype Thompson from West Point's gun display. What I would give...
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    That's pretty cool & something I hadn't seen before.......

    Do I see hints of a 1911 in the design?

    I wonder why the barrel is offset low?
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    I agree. The grips look 1911ish, although the grip angle is very different. The trigger also looks like it was pulled from a 1911. Even the rear sight could be an enlarged 1911 rear.
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    That's pretty cool.

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    Wow, a belt fed submachine gun.

    (read the description on the case if you haven't yet.)

    Amazing to see how it progressed into what we know the Thompson as today. I wonder when the last time (if ever) it was test fired?
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    New one on me also. I've never seen anything quite like that one.
    Thanks for posting the PIC.

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    After reading the plaque I did a search for Warner & Swasey Factory, surprisingly they were primarily telescope manufacturers.
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