any one seen or know of a mag loader for Thompson sub-gun mags?
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June 26, 2011, 11:15 AM
I'm not aware of one either. Maybe it wasn't needed since Thompsons use double-stack magazines (as opposed to, say, M3 Greaseguns).
Carl N. Brown
June 26, 2011, 11:26 AM
Frank Iannamico, "American Thunder: The Military Thompson Submachine Guns", Moose Lake Publishing, 2000, pages 183-184.
"There were several variations of Thompson magazine fillers submitted to the Ordnance Department for evaluation. Due to the ease in which the magazines could be loaded by hand, no such devices were ever adopted."
A total of six each of two different types were fabricated and tested. "Reports filed by all the testing boards concluded that a Magazine filler was unnecessary for the loading of the Thompson box type magazines, and that such filling devices are easily lost or discarded in the field."
Considering the ease with which the GI military box magazines for my TM1 Thompson semi-auto carbine load by hand, a magazine loader would make more work than it would save.
(Now a double stack magazine that narrows to single position feed, like the Sten or M3, is another thing entirely. You do need a magazine loader for those things, and for some modern pistols with double-stack/single-feed magazines.)
June 28, 2011, 06:25 AM
thanks for replys,just checking to see if there was any thing out there.
July 4, 2011, 03:30 PM
Northridge International has one. I don't think this is military issue.