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M1A1 Thompson smg rework by Panzer-13 M1A1 Thompson smg rework by Panzer-13
This is a reworked concept drawing of the M1A1 Thompson. Modified magwell, outer barrel, foregrip, and a shortened magazine. Its just a concept guys.
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tHe-gUn1903 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
The only use I can imagine out of this design is a spy's weapon.

Looking at the proportions, it seemed like it is small enough to be concealed behind, say, a trench coat or the like. Assuming it is light enough, it could possibly be brought into action very quickly, and be hidden again when the fire have been cleared up.

I'd suggest adding some sort of retractable/collapsible stock for accuracy, since it's firing .45 caliber rounds. A streamlined casing (as on the FN F2000) certainly would help if the gun were to be used for firefights that require a lot of movement, such as indoors.

Overall, the concept is plausible, well-thought, and would have found use in the Special Forces department.
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Panzer-13 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
I agree it could use a stock, the main concern was to minimally change the top reciever and make it smaller and lighter. It has much potential, uses the 45ACP, however, I can't say too many forces would take this over the UMP.
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tHe-gUn1903 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
True, but the UMP is bulkier, and are designed more like a traditional SMG. This, however, looks more like a compact SMG, which is more suitable in missions involving concealed-carry firearms in and around 'sensitive' situations, such as having to hide the operative among the crowd.
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Panzer-13 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
The M1A1 Thompson was an smg. The H&K UMP used a different mechanism with the ROF (rate of fire) being much faster than the Thompson. Compromise between size and ROF. Most Spec Ops use an MP7, an Uzi, or a newer type SMG that I am forgetting right now.
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tHe-gUn1903 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
The ORIGINAL Thompson is still is an SMG. I was talking about your SMG concept, which is smaller than the original.
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Panzer-13 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
All I did was slap on a new upper receiver recycling about 80% of the original construction. Simple, easy, and cost-effective.
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tHe-gUn1903 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
And that simple modification makes the gun more effective in CQC than the original.
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The-Last-Dragon-Kni Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Say ello to TOMMIE!
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Panzer-13 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Yup. Hard hitter and small
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The-Last-Dragon-Kni Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Like my bro XD
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Panzer-13 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Heh!
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The-Last-Dragon-Kni Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And the .50 Grizzly Light fifty is like me
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