John T. Thompson in 1919 that became infamous during the Prohibition era. It was a common sight of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals.The Thompson was also known as: the "Tommy Gun", the "Trench Broom", the "Trench Sweeper" and the "Chicago Piano", the "Chicago Typewriter", and the "Chopper".
The Thompson was favored by soldiers and police alike for its compactness, large .45 ACP cartridge, and high volume of automatic fire and among civilian collectors for its historical significance.Early versions of the Thompson had a fairly high rate of fire, approaching 800-850 rounds per minute. Later M1 and M1A1 Thompsons averaged 600 rpm. This rate of fire, combined with a rather heavy trigger pull and a stock with excessive drop, increases the tendency of the gun to climb off target in automatic fire.
Welcome to MOCpages...I see you're in WWII guns too. For a first model, this Thompson is pretty good, but there's a lot of room for improvisations. The stock for example. Yeah, I know, it's hard to make, but it can be a little better. And the whole body needs be hightened up 2 or 3 pieces. The sights need to be 1 piece shorter. The handgrip needs a lot of improvisations too. Make it look more comfortable. And the triggerguard needs to be much lower. This is only for improvisations, not to count down your work. Because, for a first gun, it's awesome. Still a good job. I know how hard it is to make Thompsons, so it's great.