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Thompson M1928A1
M1928A1
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Country of Origin United States
Manufacturer Auto-Ordnance Company
Designed 1928
Type Submachine Gun
Caliber .45 ACP
Action Blowback, Blish Lock
Fire Modes Fully Automatic
Damage 30-17 (Medium)
Capacity 20/30/50/100
Weight 10.8 lb
RPM 950
Cost to buy Undefined
Cost to sell Undefined
The Thompson (often referred to as Thompson submachine gun) is an American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1919, that became infamous during the Prohibition era. It was a common sight in the media of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals. The Thompson was also known informally as: the "Tommy Gun", "Trench Broom", "Trench Sweeper", "Chicago Typewriter", "Chicago Piano", "Chicago Style", "Chicago Organ Grinder", and "The Chopper".

The Thompson was favored by soldiers, criminals, police and civilians alike for its ergonomics, compactness, large .45 ACP cartridge, reliability, and high volume of automatic fire. It has since gained popularity among civilian collectors for its historical significance. The M1928A1 is a rare gem recovered by gun collectors and a few of Magnum's evidence lockers. The actuator has been modified to increase the rate of fire.

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