Model 1921AC Thompson Submachine Gun

Description (Brief)
The Thompson submachine gun was developed by Brig. Gen. John T. Thompson for use in the trenches during World War I, but the first models were not ready by war's end. It fired .45 ACP cartridges at about 850 rounds per minute. The model 1921AC, which came out in 1926, featured a Cutts Compensator, a muzzle brake, which helped prevent the muzzle from rising during automatic fire.
Object Name
submachine gun
machine gun, sub
submachinegun
licensee
Thompson
maker
Auto-Ordnance Corporation
manufacturer
Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 35 in x 9 in x 1 7/8 in; 88.9 cm x 22.86 cm x 4.7625 cm
magazine: 2 1/4 in x 6 3/4 in; 5.715 cm x 17.145 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
AF*69052M
catalog number
69052M
accession number
261907
serial number
7098
subject
Military
American Enterprise
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
depicted
Sewer, Andy; Allison, David; Liebhold, Peter; Davis, Nancy; Franz, Kathleen G.. American Enterprise: A History of Business in America

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