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Thompson SMG - does M1928A1 were issued without a Cutts compensators ?

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Hello

 

I do have a Denix Thompson replica, but asking myself if it can really portray a real one "visually speaking"

 

So, the question is : does M1928A1 were issued without a Cutts compensators ?

 

(I know i miss the magazine on it)

 

Thanks

 

 

 

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Marine on Okinawa.

Edit: realized the charging handle is on the side in this picture making it an M1A1

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Late manufactured M1928A1's did not come with a compensator. Also if it was rebarreled later in life it may not get a barrel with a compensator either.


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Thanks for your help !


- Lester H Scheaffer (Fleetwood - PA) - 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division - KIA September 12th 1944 attacking the Brest Naval range butt

I’m proudly in charge of his grave at St James cemetery. RIP

(My left avatar portrait)

- Jay E Hansford (Baxter Springs - KS ) - 146th Engineer Combat Battalion SETF - KIA June 6th 1944 landing on Dog White Omaha Beach

I’m proudly in charge of his grave at Colleville sur mer cemetery. RIP

(My right avatar portrait)

- See their story, and other ones here : http://mylifeinthewar.over-blog.com/

 

-- Interested in pictures (and others items) concerning the French Navy ships that went under repair in US Navy yards in 1943. In Boston (Le Terrible, le Fantasque, le Malin), in NYC (Richelieu) and in Philadelphia (Le Georges Leygues, Le Gloire, Le Montcalm)

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it seems the British had a few though.

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NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER CHOKED TO DEATH FROM SWALLOWING THEIR PRIDE.


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As mentioned, later in the production the Cutts was dropped, but they also switched to a smooth barrel and simple fixed L-sight. These features then carried over into the M1 production.

 

Yours is kind of a hybrid in features but with field repairs I guess anything is possible.

 

Ron


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The Cutts compensator was never eliminated from the M1928A1. The guns less compensator seen above are Colt Model 1921A or Model 1928A guns purchased by the British before the US entered the war which have been refitted with horizontal foregrips after the vertical foregrip suffered damage of some sort.

 

Marine on Okinawa.

Edit: realized the charging handle is on the side in this picture making it an M1A1

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WW2JAKE, since it has a Lyman L-sight without protective wings, it's likely an M1.

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Not possible without tools. You would need to clamp the barrel in a vise, drive out a pin which keeps the compensator from rotating, then use a suitable wrench to unscrew the comp. But, with the compensator removed, the front sight goes with it, since it is dovetailed into the larger diameter section from the back side. Aside from all that, in the end, the gun is firing a .45 ACP cartridge through a 10.5" barrel, a round originally designed for 5" pistol barrels. There isn't appreciable muzzle blast even without the compensator.

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Thanks for your answers


- Lester H Scheaffer (Fleetwood - PA) - 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division - KIA September 12th 1944 attacking the Brest Naval range butt

I’m proudly in charge of his grave at St James cemetery. RIP

(My left avatar portrait)

- Jay E Hansford (Baxter Springs - KS ) - 146th Engineer Combat Battalion SETF - KIA June 6th 1944 landing on Dog White Omaha Beach

I’m proudly in charge of his grave at Colleville sur mer cemetery. RIP

(My right avatar portrait)

- See their story, and other ones here : http://mylifeinthewar.over-blog.com/

 

-- Interested in pictures (and others items) concerning the French Navy ships that went under repair in US Navy yards in 1943. In Boston (Le Terrible, le Fantasque, le Malin), in NYC (Richelieu) and in Philadelphia (Le Georges Leygues, Le Gloire, Le Montcalm)

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