M1A1 Thompson . So far my best creation on MOC Pages...AN EXACT REPLICA OF THE M1A1 THOMPSON SMG. INCLUDES FULL ATTACHMENTS WITHIN. . The time has come to enter another creation in MOC pages. I didn't know what to build, and got the idea of building a M1A1 Thompson. Not to brag, it is one of my better *cough* best MOC ever. This is my first attempt ever at making a weapon of any kind, so I hope I have done a good job. So sit back and enjoy!
Here is a side view.
The Thompson, was built for WWII, for use with the americans. It was designed by John T. Thompson.
Here is a closer view of the "body" Notice the 20-round clip, which is fully removable. Also the bolt seen on the side really cocks.
The cartridge is a .45 ACP cartridge.
The picture that I looked at to help with the design of the Thompson, compare mine with this...
To make it as realistic as possible, I added a working trigger, as you can see, the rubber band inside of the trigger, lets my pull it, and then it will immediatly snap back in place.
The stock. The hardest part about building this, believe it or not. I tryed 5 different models, and put about 7 hours into this alone.
The stock should be a little longer, by about a half inch, but whose measuring?
A top view. I made it as slick as possible, making the top smooth with those slick pieces. The real Thompson was about 32 inches long, mine is about 30 1/2. It fired at a rate of 600-1200 RPM (round per minute), depending on the model.
Take a good look at the sights, I used the good, old stick technique. It lines up with the front sight, but it is not shown in this picture.
Ah, were getting to the good stuff. For my COD WAW fans, as you know once you get to 25 kills you unlock a silencer. Here is the first attachment.
Here is a closer view of the silencer. I tryed many models, but then found that tires worked very well, and got the job done. The silencer generally reduced the sound made when firing the weapon, but the range was shortened slightly, as a result.
Well after 75 kills you will unlock a little thing called aperture. It helps you aim.
Take a peak into it, now fire at the nice white poster.
A front view with aperture, yeah I know, pretty sweet.
Which leads us to....THE ROUND DRUM! This is achieved after 150 kills in COD. Drums can hold either 50 or 100 rounds, once again depending on the model.
Here is a front view of the round drum. It's quite hardcore, I guess.
The accessories, (left to right) the round drum, silencer, aperture, and the standard clip. They can all be interchanged with ease.
Why do people always lean guns on walls. Why, people why? Anyway here it is leaning up on a wall.
Here you can see me holding it, it was built as a 1:1 scale, and this picture helps prove that. The real Thompson weighs 10.6 lbs, empty. Mine weighs about 2 1/2 - 3 pounds. It is so heavy that I was sore, and bed ridden for three days after holding this for only 5 minutes. Kidding, I was kidding.
PIMPED, the Thompson with all the attachments.
Some interesting facts:
1 .It is 31 inches long,and weighs 3 pounds.
2. Overall it has over 2,550 pieces. (including attachments)
3. It took about 30 hours to complete the whole thing.
Thanks so much for viewing. I hoped you enjoyed looking at it, as much as I did building it.
Please, please comment on it, give some advice, and tell me how I did.
Keep on MOCin everyone!
THANKS SO MUCH! - Dylan