Tommy Guns - General Patton's Weapon

Tommy Guns - General Patton's Weapon American History Famous Historical Events Social Studies World War II Visual Arts

The weapon depicted in this image - a Thompson Submachine Gun - belonged to General George S. Patton Jr. 

It is currently maintained at the West Point Military Museum and has the following characteristics:

  • Caliber:  .45 ACP
  • Action:  Blowback, full or semi auto
  • Muzzle Velocity:  920 fps
  • Range:  100 yards
  • Rate of Fire:  900 rounds per minute
  • Magazine Capacity:  20 or 30 round magazine
  • Barrel Length:  10.5 inches
  • Overall Length:  32 inches
  • Weight:  11 lbs
  • Year Built:  1941
  • Cost (in 1941 dollars): $225

Whenever he was in a combat area, General Patton had this particular weapon in his vehicle.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5190stories and lessons created

Original Release: Oct 07, 2013

Updated Last Revision: Feb 29, 2020

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Image online, courtesy West Point Military Museum.



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