The Thompson--popularly known as a 'Tommy Gun'--is perhaps the most recognizable firearm of World War II, made famous by the Airborne Troops of the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions. This classic non-firing replica had been out of production for several years and is now back by popular demand.
This military model, with its 20-round magazine and horizontal grip, is different from the original commercial model. Compared to today's weapons, it is quite heavy (8.25 pounds), but the weight helped control the .45 caliber bursts on full automatic fire. The bolt would cock and fire from an open position.