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Ahoy takes a look:

tommy-gunYea it’s always a good time when Ahoy blesses the Tube.

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Developed by Colt back in the 1930s. The rate of fire is listed at 700 rounds per minute (For comparison, the Glock 18 ROF is 1200 rounds per minute):

The curved magazine is pretty unique looking on a handgun!

Notorious gangster John Dillinger (who the recent movie Public Enemies is based on) and his gang had a similar weapon in their arsenal, only theirs was converted to .38 super.

Notice the fully auto M1911A1 has the same foregrip as Dillinger’s Thompson Sub machine gun does in the movie poster.  This is obviously for better controll with such a high rate of fire.

There are a number of pictures of the Dillinger M1911A1 floating around, but this one is the best quality I have saved (Click picture to enlarge):

Pretty classy looking if you ask me!

Hat Tip: TheFirearmBlog (Steve doesn’t think this gun is practical, but I do!)

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Remember this gun from the movie:


The Marines of the USCMC (United States Colonial Marine Corps) famously use the M41A Pulse Rifle as their standard issue weapon, a futuristic assault rifle with a magazine capacity of 95 rounds of armor piercing ammunition with a pump action 30mm grenade launcher underneath the barrel. This weapon was made from a M1 Thompson submachine gun with a Remington 870 shotgun underneath with the shroud and foregrip of a SPAS 12 covering it.

The video below doesn’t show a real pulse rifle… but it is the next best thing.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am76xV8Aubk[/youtube]

Composed of a SWD M-11/9 submachine gun and a Remington 870 short barreled shotgun, it holds 50 9mm rounds via a Sumoi “Coffin” magazine and three 12 gauge, 2-3/4″ shells. That’s two in the magazine and one in the chamber. The MAX-41A also includes a red dot sight and digital shot counter, both of which power on with insertion of the magazine, as well as a collapsible stock.

Looks like it will eventually be for sale.  More info and lots more pictures – HERE

Pretty awesome that the shot counter works too!  Definitely a neat franken-gun.

Aliens movie gun pictures and info at IMFDB – HERE

You can’t go wrong at $31 for all 4 Alien movie DVD boxset at Amazon:

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Speaking of John Dillinger related items

This photograph was taken at FBI headquarters in Washington DC.

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Notice this modified Colt government model M1911A1 pistol in caliber .38 Super. It has been modified to use a Colt Thompson vertical foregrip, extended ported barrel, high capacity box magazine, and fired fully automatic.

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