Guns of the "Banana Wars" Part Two

The Lewis, Thompson, BAR and M1917 water-cooled machine gun, along with the M1903 Springfield rifle and M1911 pistol, played a significant role in the Banana Wars.

The Echo of the Thompson Gun

The “Tommy Gun” is one of the most iconic firearms in American history. But what is it about the Thompson? Stephen Hunter, a bestselling novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for, of all things, the Washington Post, is a pretty serious and savvy gun guy, and he summed up much of the Thompson’s appeal in a March 22, 2004, article on the Exhibit at the National Firearms Museum.


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