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The Gun That Could Have Been: The Thompson T2 Prototype Submachine Gun

The Thompson T2 Prototype Submachine Gun was an idea to replace the original Thompson Machine Gun.

This weapon was supposed to be easier and cheaper to make.

Ian from Forgotten Weapons tells us all about the Thompson T2 Prototype Submachine Gun.

The Thompson Machine Gun is such an iconic weapon that is a marvel of craftsmanship. They also were extremely expensive and time consuming to make.

The search for the replacement of the Thompson Machine Gun was on. Made for the testing was this Thompson T2 Prototype Submachine Gun. It’s closed bolt and select fire capability made this an interesting weapon. During testing issues were encountered and the M2 submachine gun was picked instead.

While the Thompson T2 Prototype Submachine Gun never made the cut Ian from Forgotten Weapons shows us it is quite a cool historical weapon.

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The Gun That Could Have Been: The Thompson T2 Prototype Submachine Gun