Thompson - WT270512-1
As you can see, I have spent a little more time jpeging the details of this weapon, because of its rarity. This is a true Lend Lease WWII Thompson Sub-Machine Gun. I have another that I picked up many years ago and have decided to pass this one on. Believe me, they are quite rare. It seems to have all the correct markings and attributes, such as the screws in the rear buttstock, top and side swivel mounts. Typically something you would not see on a US weapon. It was war and everything was repaired, not replaced.
This weapon was originally manufactured by Savage Arms and assembled in the Bridgeport, CT. plant sometime during WWII. Later passed on to the British Government under the WWII Lend Lease Act. I will try to point out all of the markings that I can and have tried to focus on those in these jpeg's.
The weapon has the "GEG" inspector markings, as well as "RLB" inspector markings. Correctly marked "Tommy Gun" on the top of the receiver. Finned barrel, Cutts compensator, and Lyman sight are correct. It has the British crown stamp on the top of the receiver where the barrel screws into the receiver. There is a flaming bomb behind the ejector, which I would like to point out, is a Colt Thompson ejector. The letters "NP" .45, .900 7 Tons were stamped on the barrel by the British armorers. There is also an "O" stamped on the Savage barrel which was probably removed by the same armorer. The numbers "2" and "34" are stamped on the right hand side of the receiver behind the barrel. It has the correct flat selector switches, a checkered actuator cocking knob and stock release button. The lower is mismatched which was pretty common for a WWII weapon (#220586). Internally the bolt is marked "S" for Savage and has the number "8" stamped on it. As I mentioned above, the wood has had the sling swivels repositioned per the British Military specifications. In fact, someone has even taken the time to place a blank in the original sling swivel mount that was cut by the Auto Ordnance factory.
Overall the weapon is in excellent condition with some very light pitting on the small of the OD of the barrel behind the Cutts compensator and on the bottom of the trigger guard. The Cutts is pitted somewhat with a few scratches here and there. The wood is solid.
The weapon will accept a 50 round Bridgeport "L" drum magazine, (add $1295). If you want a piece of WWII history, this is it.