Thompson Sub-machine Gun (Wooden Toy)




Introduction: Thompson Sub-machine Gun (Wooden Toy)

My kids love to dress up and play WWII themed battles.

I made a wooden toy version of a Thompson for them to play with.  Then I had to make another one so they had one each.

It's just a bit of wood, with a couple of bits of metal.  But I got the design sorted out so that the magazine (also wood) can be removed and replaced then not fall out while they ran around with it.

So with one moving part and a bit of imagination it's easy to do.

Again let me know if you're interested in making your own and I'll post an instructable.



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    This gun can not fight back? : D

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    Hi there, thanks for the comment. I just scaled it up from a 1/6 scale thompson that my son has for his WW2 toys. I will draft up the pattern from the final version ( I made 2) and post it over the weekend. Thanks.

    Love the gun you made. My son is bugging me to make one of these too. Did you ever get the chance to draft up the pattern on this?

    Hi there, sorry no, not yet.

    Hi there, sorry but the prototype's sitting on my workbench alongside the half painted napoleonic soldiers and Waterloo set my kids have me working on now.

    I'll pull my finger out and have a go at it.

    Thanks for the comments.

    it would be very nice if you can say the exact length on your thompson project

    Also i woule so glad if you can send the thompsons instructions to me

    Can you put up a instructbale

    can you plz post on how to make it cuz me and my brother want on to play with. we also pretend to be in world war two battle in our backyard

    could you send me those instructions please

    Great stuff, but for those wanting to make one in Australia, you have to paint the tip of the barrell in orange paint, so that the police know it is not a real gun. Huge penalties apply, even if a child has a hold of it. I want to do something like this for parading our old Hot Rod. Where's that orange paint . . . ?

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    Ever wonder why criminals don't paint the barrels of their real guns orange? I have. I'd do it, if I were a criminal. It's actually the first thing I'd do.
    Perhaps it's because you have to be stupid a criminal in the first place.

    can i have the instructions as well please, so i can make a couple of those

    That is so cool, I would love the instructions for this as i'm going to fancy dress party as a gangster.

    I definitely need to know how to make that

    I'm still working out how to translate the measurements and shapes into a workable design plan that someone else will understand?

    I've tried simple CAD and it's a bit beyond me.

    So will revert to old school tracing paper and then scan for A4 sized templates.

    Once I've done that I'll post it. Thanks for your comment.