My "Thompson" and 1911.
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23
Like Tree51Likes

Thread: My "Thompson" and 1911.

  1. #1
    Senior Member

    Member #
    5023
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Northern Calfornia
    Posts
    8,289
    Liked
    12165 times

    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.



    Last edited by Wyatt Burp; 06-10-2019 at 06:39 AM.
    Chaffee, lboos, 29aholic and 6 others like this.

  2. #2
    Senior Member

    Member #
    26430
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    oregun
    Posts
    1,688
    Liked
    2068 times
    Hollywood created a lot of heroes with guns, I don't own any toy guns but enjoy seeing what folks collect.

  3. #3
    Senior Member

    Member #
    29305
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Occupied Territory aka the People's Republic of Maryland
    Posts
    7,704
    Liked
    12113 times
    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.
    Last edited by SnidelyWhiplash; 06-10-2019 at 06:41 AM.
    Socialism is like a Jedi Mind Trick...it only works on the weak minded. SnidelyWhiplash
    I'm an American. Your approval is not required. SnidelyWhiplash
    Good people do not need laws to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. Plato



  4. Remove Advertisements
    ColtForum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Supporting Member
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    25138
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Nut Bush City Limits
    Posts
    1,083
    Liked
    1239 times
    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.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
    Wyatt Burp and Chaffee like this.

  6. #5
    Supporting Member
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    12998
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    The Great Plains
    Posts
    4,440
    Liked
    9227 times
    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.

    joehaber, SHOOTER13 and Rick like this.
    'This is King Fisher's Road--Take the other one'

  7. #6
    Senior Member

    Member #
    27340
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Marietta GA.
    Posts
    1,038
    Liked
    1648 times
    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.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    rock185, SHOOTER13 and Wyatt Burp like this.

  8. #7
    Senior Member

    Member #
    5023
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Northern Calfornia
    Posts
    8,289
    Liked
    12165 times
    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.
    SHOOTER13, Chaffee, Rick and 1 others like this.

  9. #8
    Supporting Member
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    27271
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Gerald, Missouri
    Posts
    733
    Liked
    1088 times
    Thank goodness some of us never grow up.
    Rick likes this.

  10. #9
    Senior Member

    Member #
    29305
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Occupied Territory aka the People's Republic of Maryland
    Posts
    7,704
    Liked
    12113 times
    Growing older is mandatory...growing up is optional.
    Socialism is like a Jedi Mind Trick...it only works on the weak minded. SnidelyWhiplash
    I'm an American. Your approval is not required. SnidelyWhiplash
    Good people do not need laws to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. Plato



  11. #10
    MLV
    MLV is offline
    Senior Member

    Member #
    44258
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    502
    Liked
    1449 times
    I also had those guns as a child. These are here currently.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Wyatt Burp likes this.


 
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
We are not associated with Colt's Manufacturing LLC. We are an enthusiast site comprised of Colt Fans.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.3
Copyright © 2019 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.