Rifleman Q&A: U.S. Model Of 1928 Thompson Variants
I was reading an auction catalog, and a reference was made to an American military Thompson submachine gun. It stated it was a “1928 Colt Navy overstamp, not a Savage.” The catalog made that verbiage seem important. What’s the significance of the “overstamp,” and were there other military 1928 Thompsons besides the Navy guns?
War Drums: The Thompson Drum Magazine In Combat
When the early models of the Thompson submachine gun first saw combat in World War II, so did its drum magazines. Despite its shortcomings and complexity, these drum magazines continued to see use throughout the war.
The Guns Of Operation Torch
Deemed a safer option than a direct attack on Nazi-occupied France, Operation Torch—the Allied invasion of French North Africa—was nonetheless a hard-fought, six-month campaign. These are the guns that helped America’s warfighters win victory.
Operation Market Garden: The Battle Begins
Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television to learn more about the Allied troops who partook in Operation Market Garden and the firearms they used.
The Guns Of Huế
The fight that developed in the streets of in 1968 would give the Marine Corps one of its most memorable victories—in a battle style for which the Marines had not been trained. The guns used during the conflict ranged from brand-new M16A1s and M40 sniper rifles to World War II leftovers.
Rifleman Q&A: What Is An M1 Carbine 'Rigger' Pouch?
I recently saw reference to a World War II “rigger” magazine pouch for an M1 carbine. What, exactly, does this refer to?
Review: Umarex M1A1 Thompson
Continuing its line of realistic CO2-powered replicas, Umarex has a new addition to the Legends line: the M1A1 submachine gun based on the famous Thompson design.
D-Day + 75: Arms of the Airborne
Seventy-five years ago, Allied troops invaded Hitler’s “Fortress Europe” to bring an end to Nazi tyranny, and many of them arrived by parachute or glider. They were the men of the British and American airborne, and they were well-armed indeed.
A Look Back at the Thompson Submachine Gun
There is only a limited supply of Thompsons left, and fewer yet that can be fired. Learn the history of this iconic submachine gun.
The G.I. Thompson In World War II
Although the U.S. Army was slow to adopt the iconic gun, the Marines had been using them since the 1920s, and the Thompson became an important tool in defending freedom.