About the Thompson Submachine Gun

 

 

The Thompson Submachine Gunn with 100 Round MagazineSuomi_submachine_gun_M31_1_(1)

 

From Wikipedia

The Thompson submachine gun (nicknamed the Thompson) is an American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1918, 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.[7] 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“.[8][9][10][11][12]

The Thompson was favored by soldiers, criminals, police and civilians alike for its large .45 ACPcartridge, accuracy, and high volume of automatic fire. It has since gained popularity among civilian collectors for its historical significance.

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NUDE BEACH frontThe Thompson Submachine Gun is the weapon used in a brutal murder of 33 people on the clothing-optional Blacks Beach in San Diego in the opening chapter of The Nude Beach Homicides by William Barrons

 

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