Vintage Saturday: More Spoils

German soldiers with captured American arms
Eight Garands for two guys? Sure, seems about right.

German soldiers with captured American small arms, circa 1944. The other guy’s stuff is always better than yours, right? Well, I would rather have an M1 than a K98k, but the Thompsons? No thanks. Interesting to see that Hans there has found both an early and a late Thompson, though. Note the differences in muzzle device (Cutts Compensator vs bare muzzle), rear sight (adjustable Lyman vs simple fixed aperture), and charging handle (side vs top).