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« on: March 17, 2017, 03:45:12 PM »

Hi All,

I'm dipping my toes in pulp - got some great Pulp Miniatures minis coming. Now, I'm not the most familiar with inter-war period and need some help with weapons. I plan to paint up a selection from these two packs:





I'm not a crazy history stickler, but a sailor having a tommy gun (as the bottom left follicly-challenged chap in image one does) puts these in the mid 30's... is that right?
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 03:51:59 PM »

Actually, both the Tommy Gun and the BAR were around in the 1920s.  A few were smuggled into Ireland and China during their civil wars.
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 04:13:20 PM »

Ah OK, thanks - course, gangsters is the 20's... durp.

OK cool - I plan on some vaguely King Kong antics, but I've also been thinking about some bayou/a little bit Cthulhu stuff (locals places for local people!) both of which these guys will work as protagonists for.

Excellent, thanks very much.
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 04:52:35 PM »

The Thompson submachine gun was invented in 1918:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson_submachine_gun

The Browning automatic rifle was designed in 1917 and first produced in 1918:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1918_Browning_Automatic_Rifle
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 07:22:25 PM »

Basically you can use those fellows for anytime in the interwar period.

And even a little while after the war, if 50's pulp is your thing.
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2017, 08:23:27 PM »

Excellent - thanks all. I had looked up the invention dates but doubted that correlated with some sailors having them... not sure how people got hold of ol' guns back then. Lovely job - now to shop for some adversaries....
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 01:19:02 AM »

Guns would have been relatively easily to acquire in the 20's or 30's, so long as you could afford them.
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 04:08:12 PM »

Or steal them.  There were a few thefts from National Guard armories in the 1920's; in at least one of them at least one BAR was taken.
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