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    Default Silenced Tommy Gun

    So I came across this in an Arms room at West Point (and got to shoot it). Anyone have any idea the origins of that? Completely baffled me.
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    Just my 2 cents, made for special forces early in WWII? Then replaced with the silenced M3.
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    Perhaps for OSS use.
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    That is too cool looking, I have never seen anything like it on a Thompson.

    I may have to borrow that idea.

    Thank you for posting.

    Pit.

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    I'm going what Willi said, made for special forces early in WWII. maybe for the Rangers or OSS. it looks very old.

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    Default Rangers

    Maybe, but just for the record I dont think Rangers were special forces back then. Hell they're not now.
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    Here's an example pictured in the book "Silencers,Snipers & Assassins By David Truby. As noted it wasn't particulary effective.
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    Thomas Jefferson, of Virginia:
    "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms. . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."

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    Default are any of the tommy's 45 that are demilitarized worth any thing?

    my 85 year old friend asked me to give him a price to buy his 1941 thompson 45,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,what are there worth when they welded up...................
    Quote Originally Posted by lostcause39 View Post
    So I came across this in an Arms room at West Point (and got to shoot it). Anyone have any idea the origins of that? Completely baffled me.

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    Even if it is welded, if it is an original receiver, it must still be papered / first things first is to determine if the gentleman has done this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyski View Post
    my 85 year old friend asked me to give him a price to buy his 1941 thompson 45,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,what are there worth when they welded up...................
    If it was registered at the time as a DEWAT(Deactivated war trophy) it can be legally re-activated and would be worth a considerable sum. If not the receiver has to be cut up and you have a $1,000 parts kit.
    Jim
    Thomas Jefferson, of Virginia:
    "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms. . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."

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