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thompson question...

Postby mr cake » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:14 am

hey guys i know that the brits (and her glorious commonwealth :lol: ) used all sorts of variants of the thompson but iv noticed in pictures that its usually just regular infantry or commandos SOOOOOOOO did the british paras use thompsons at all?? or wer they too cool to use them 8) ooo and some photographical proof would be cool :giggle:

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Re: thompson question...

Postby Yith » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:27 am

In that photo, Where/When/Who??

I'm not sure that is a Thompson. The sling looks to be attached too far to the front and is way too loose.

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Re: thompson question...

Postby No1_sonuk » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:25 am

The top certainly looks flat like a Thompson.
I cant see a magazine, and it looks a bit thin at the front, but could it be a Patchett?
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Re: thompson question...

Postby Poacher » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:58 am

If there was a caption with the photo it might have helped a little. Giving context to a single photo.
I dont think it's a patchett, the mag would be very visible and if it looks too thin at the front for a Thompson then it's certainly too thin for a Patchett?
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Re: thompson question...

Postby Chomley-Warner » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:22 am

MP40?
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Postby Wladek » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:24 am

Chomley-Warner wrote:MP40?


That is what I thought.
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Postby Lardassmonkey » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:37 am

Could be, possibly with no mag in but the barrel looks a bit long. Maybe a late model Beretta M38?
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Re: thompson question...

Postby Poacher » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:47 am

I dont think its an MP40 or the Beretta. The receiver/upper parts extend back over the pistol grip/hand position, thats not the case with the '40 or the '38.
It does look more like a Thompson than anything else.
If you want to see a Brit with Thompson then the Med/N.Africa was the place to look.
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Re: thompson question...

Postby No1_sonuk » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:55 am

By a bit thin, I meant it looks a bit thin for a Patchett.

My first thought was MP40 (or even MP44), but again, no visible mag, and it does look like a flat surface on the top.

WRT the grip position: There is a possibility he might not be holding the grip.
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Re: thompson question...

Postby Yith » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:57 am

Even if it's a thompson, then there's no mag in!
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Re: thompson question...

Postby Yith » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:59 am

oh and the other chap... is it an SMLE or No4?

The bayonet looks too short for an SMLE, but too shiney and wide for a No4

Nose looks a bit SMLE like to me, rather than No4.
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Postby Chomley-Warner » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:04 am

To me his left hand looks like it is gripping a mag, not a grip.
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Re: thompson question...

Postby Lardassmonkey » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:30 am

Maybe but it where he is holding it is potentially the right position for a Thompson grip with no mag in (for a lefty). The more I look the more convinced I am its not an Mp40 as its too long and the sling seems to attach too far back- suggesting a full stock. However its hard to tell the actual shape of the receiver and the bulge behind his right hand does look like the one on the MP40/M38 infront of the mag well.

As for the enfield it does look like it has the exposed barrel of the No4.
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Re: thompson question...

Postby dadio » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:36 am

could it even be a sten with the picture reversed (often done for artistic reasons),the point at the beginning was is there photographic evidence ? unfortunatly this falls a little short of the mark as none of us can tell what gun it is :slap:
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Re: thompson question...

Postby Chomley-Warner » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:46 am

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