WW2 British Thompson 1928A1 Sub Machine gun .45acp
Used by the British Commandos and Airborne units.
Early old spec Deactivation (1993)
Fully dry firing & Strippable
This is a rare British WWII Thompson 1928A1 but still keeping the 1928 front hand grip, this submachine gun was imported into the UK at the start of WW2.
The letter "S" at the being of the serial number denotes that US firm Savage Stevens produced this gun and the serial number is 338533
Around 107,000 Thompson's were imported from the US under the Lend Lease agreement between the UK & US Governments. The very first batches carry UK military broad arrow acceptance stamps and British inspectors mark on the right hand side of the receiver but after in the following shipments (like this Thompson) did not stamp the guns with the British acceptance stamp.
Another trade mark British alteration made to stock Thompson's was the repositioning of the sling swivels, moving the rear one from top to bottom and the forward one to the side. This modification was at the request of the British Commandos and Airborne units.
This example is matching numbers to upper and lower sections. Correctly marked with the US Ordnance and inspectors stamps. It has a finned barrel, Cutts compensator and early production adjustable flip-up Lyman's rear sights.
This is a very early spec has been sympathetically deactivated (1993) with all parts totally strippable. This Thompson has a very smooth dry firing action and has tons of history.
British alteration made to stock Thompson's was the repositioning of the sling swivels
Early production adjustable flip-up Lyman's rear sights
This is in very good order for a British Army 1928A1 Thompson Sub machine gun
Issues early in WW2 to the British Airborne Units and Royal marines Commandos