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and just a correction the Thompson is not a machine gun its a sub machine gun because it shoots pistol caliber rounds get your facts straight

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Q: Can you own a Thompson machine gun in the us?
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What types of firearms did the us use in World War 2?

The main infantry weapons used by US Forces were :- Colt M1911 pistol M1 Garand Rifle M1 Carbine M1903 Springfield Rifle M1 Thompson Sub-machine gun M3 Grease gun M1918 Browning Auto Rifle M1917 medium Machine gun M1919 Machine gun M2 .50 cal Heavy Machine gun

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The submachine gun. Really, these are machine pistols, because they fire the same ammunition as pistols. Colonel Thompson invented the Thompson Sub-Machine Gun ("Tommy Gun") as a "Trench Broom", but the design was perfected too late for the weapon to see service in the war. It fired the same powerful .45 caliber ACP cartridges as the standard US sidearm, the Model 1911 Colt Automatic Pistol.

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anywhere between 3.2 and 12 on a newer machine gun. WW2 weapons such as Browning M3 "grease gun" and Thompson submachine gun could fire at a rate of 5 to 12.5 rounds per Second. The German medium machine gun, MG42, had a rate of 25 rounds per second. The modern US M-60 evloved from this gun. Later guns such as AK-47 and M-16 could fire from 12 to 15 rounds per second.

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