Chicago D98. "It's a Tommy gun"

Chicago D98. "It's a Tommy gun"

Chicago D98. "It's a Tommy gun"

Chicago D98. "It's a Tommy gun"

New in the Cyma Chicago D98. 

This fantastic AEG is a Chicago D98 classic gangster gun but do you know the history and fun facts about the Tommy gun

You can order yours here.

The Thompson submachine gun is an American submachine gun invented by John T. Thompson in 1918 which became infamous during the Prohibition era, being a signature weapon of various crime syndicates in the United States.

It was a common sight in the media of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals. The Thompson submachine gun was also known informally as the "Tommy Gun", "Tôm Sông", "Annihilator", "Chicago Typewriter", "Chicago Submachine", "Chicago Piano", "Chicago Style", "Chicago Organ Grinder", "Trench Broom", "Trench Sweeper", "Drum Gun","The Chopper", and simply "The Thompson".

The Thompson was favored by soldiers, criminals, police, FBI, and civilians alike for its large .45 ACP cartridge, accuracy, and high volume of fully automatic fire. It has since gained popularity among civilian collectors for its historical significance. It has considerable significance in popular culture, especially in works about the Prohibition era and World War II, and is among the best-known firearms in history.

The original fully automatic Thompsons are no longer produced, but numerous semi-automatic civilian versions are still being manufactured by Auto-Ordnance. These retain a similar appearance to the original models, but they have various modifications in order to comply with US firearm laws.

The so called Tommy gun was also made famous in many films including the Mask with the famous line "its a Tommy gun"

 

And famously Angels with Filthy souls as featured in the Christmas classic Home Alone

 

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