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    My "Thompson" and 1911.

    One of my two TV heroes as a kid were Vic Morrow as "Sgt. Saunders" on Combat. My Mattel Tommy Gun saved me and my platoon many times in my big back yard that substituted for the French countryside. Thirty years ago my dad found this fake NON SHOOTABLE Japanese Thompson at a flea market for fifteen buck and I bought it from him the second I saw it, for fifteen bucks. The fake 1911 was given to me by a friend more recently. I recently posted this over at S&W asking where to find buttstock hardware since I found a buttstock at another flea market for $5. I was given great sources for those parts.



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    Hollywood created a lot of heroes with guns, I don't own any toy guns but enjoy seeing what folks collect.

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    They each look like the replica "non-guns" sold many years ago by RMI, RSI, RWI or some such company. I had one of the 1911 non-guns and a friend had a Luger. Besides the Thompsons they also made fake Pythons, MP-40 smg, 1851 Colt Navies...a lot of different guns. They were made of cheap castings with plugged barrels and were incapable of chambering real rounds though you could buy dummy ammunition that would fit. The slides retracted, the grip safeties worked, magazines dropped, etc.
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    I too enjoyed Combat as a young'un and carried a Matel Thompson around the yard seeking out those dastardly enemies of Uncle Sam.

    Later on, I had a M16, pull the bolt back and it would ratchet off the sound of gunfire. My grandmother's next neighbors told her a loud woodpecker woke them up one Saturday morning. It was me wearing out my M16.

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    I swear we must be long lost relatives. Here's my Mattel "tommy gun" with the trench gun. Both work perfectly. Good for clearing the Japanese out of their coral bunkers. Also I have this Johnny Eagle 45 with a few of it's shells. I once had a .45 like yours but it got used up, broke and lost.

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    Here,s my non-shooter M1A1, it's a real one but has a fake receiver on it, I use to put it in my WW-2 jeep when I would go to military shows or car shows, sometimes I would also put a drum in it and swap the horz. frt. grip for a vert. fwd. grip and carry it in my model "A" ford to car shows [a poor gangster] could not afford a caddy. and still can't afford a working Thompson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaffee View Post
    I swear we must be long lost relatives. Here's my Mattel "tommy gun" with the trench gun. Both work perfectly. Good for clearing the Japanese out of their coral bunkers. Also I have this Johnny Eagle 45 with a few of it's shells. I once had a .45 like yours but it got used up, broke and lost.

    So, while I was fighting krauts in France, you were using your Thompson in the Pacific. Over a few years I had the regular Mattel gun but then later a camo one like yours. I really liked the camo one better for some reason, then my girlfriend across the street, Tammy, cracked the clip on it. We could never get it to stay taped up after that. I think we split up over this. The Mattel tommy gun was pretty extravagant at about $3.99 circa 1966. My dad bought a mail order Remington rolling block 7MM for under $20 to give a comparison. I still got that.
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    I also had those guns as a child. These are here currently.
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