This is Doug Richardsonís Web Site dedicated to the Thompson Submachine Gun and Colonel Thompsonís Auto-Ordnance Corp. and features books, drawings, parts, accessories, receivers, and much more.

This website contains miscellaneous Thompson information which is

thought to be helpful and informative.  Although it includes all the

publications available and product and other news from time to time,

it is not meant to be a Catalog or intended to provide ordering

information for the many Thompson products we offer.  So please

order from the catalog which includes ordering information and much more information regarding my Products.

Order only those items shown in the catalog & those new product items

not yet in the catalog but shown & priced on this website. If you know

what you want, you don't need to have a catalog because I will quote the

 prices and shipping if you call. 

We do no custom work. 

 

 

               NOTICE: THE NEW MAILING ADDRESS IS:

Douglas W. Richardson, P.O. Box 3364, Chatsworth CA 91313-3364

 

Catalogs can be downloaded free at  http://www.sturmgewehr.com/dalbert/MGBoards/RichardsonCatalog72A.pdf 

Printed Catalogs are included with orders of $500 or more or can be added to any order for $3.  For a Catalog to be sent separately, put a $5 bill in an envelope showing name and address.  No note or letter is required, I will know what it is for.  $10 if sent to a foreign country although I do not ship parts outside the U.S. as I can not guarantee delivery and it is too much of a problem to export gun parts.  

Many items shown in the Catalog are no longer available because I am no longer able to make many of my products.  It is probably best to call me @ 310-457-6400 for a stock check before ordering.

THOMPSON CATALOG:

The catalog is 50 pages of Thompson items and information. Products include reprints of original Thompson catalogs, handbooks, manuals and drawings; books written by Doug Richardson and others, semi-finished display receivers, after market parts and gun smithing tools designed by Doug Richardson, newly manufactured replacement parts, barrels, compensators, sights, surplus parts, etc.

Also included are semi-auto receivers, bolt handles and some parts for the Numrich/Kahr semi-auto. These are Thompson items which, for the most part, are available nowhere else.

This Web Site includes just a partial list of items available in the catalog.                        

Catalogs are $3 when shipped with an order or $5 if mailed separately within North America or $10 elsewhere. Prices and specifications are subject to change at any time without notice.   

    Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 3364, Chatsworth CA 91313-3364               

This is the general information page as shown in the current catalog.

Persons who have older catalogs should check this information sheet for any updates.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICE: I try to give good service and answer the phone. I return every call that leaves a phone number that I can understand. I am, however, retired, old and I have poor vision. I do this as a hobby so donít expect e-commerce order speed. The upside is that I have been working on and researching Thompson guns for almost 70 years which, along with my engineering expertise, may benefit those with patience.

QUESTIONS: I do not mind answering technical questions regarding Thompson guns by phone, letter or e-mail. Please do not ask for value appraisals which I do not do. The best time to phone me for long calls is 9pm-10pm when I am least busy. If you write for information and want a reply, include a self addressed, stamped envelope. Questions of general interest, along with my answers, will be forwarded to the Thompson Collectors News for publication and posted on ThompsonSMG.com.

GUARANTEE: Most of the items in this catalog are designed and manufactured by me and available nowhere else. The quality is the best available. If you do not agree, return any purchase for a full refund of the purchase price. Except for a defect in a product I manufactured, all sales are final after 30 days. Unless otherwise stated, my products are designed to fit original Thompson Submachine Guns (No true Thomson gun has been made since1944.) in their standard configurations for which I have all the original drawings and specifications. I can not guarantee the fit or function of my products in aftermarket TSMGs (non-original copies like Numrich or Kahr "Auto-Ordnance") or semi-autos or guns which have been modified. (Visit Auto-OrdnanceCorporation.com.)

TERMS: Add $14 ($18 for receivers and $36 for barreled receivers) Handling, Insurance and Shipping (HIS) unless otherwise stated. If the order is less than $100 and is for pamphlets, drawings or other small items which can be packed in a U.S. Post Office Priority Envelope or small padded envelope, add $7 HIS. No CODs, credit cards or billing. I consider everything other than currency or U.S. Post Office Money Orders to be the same as personal checks which will delay the order at least 14 days for check clearing. I will not ship anything other than catalogs to a foreign country.

PHONE & E-M: Please include your phone and e-mail contacts in case I have a question about your order. I just donít have time to write letters when a quick call gets it done.

CATALOGS: Catalogs are $3 when shipped with an order or $5 if mailed separately within North America or $10 elsewhere. Prices and specifications are subject to change at any time without notice. A complimentary Catalog is included with all receiver orders.

BACK ORDERS: Because I manufacture most everything in my Catalog myself, replenishing stock may take a long time. I will make my best determination on whether to send a refund or backorder an item that is out of stock.

MAIL: Because I have other people bring me my post office box mail, I am not there to sign for mail. Sending me mail that must be signed for only creates a delay in getting mail to me. Therefore, DO NOT SEND ME MAIL THAT MUST BE SIGNED FOR LIKE CERTIFIED OR EXPRESS MAIL.

SHIPPING: BEFORE SHIPPING ANYTHING TO ME, CALL FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

 

To order a catalog, just put a $5 bill in an envelope with your name and address on the outside. 

Please don't write me a letter.  Don't write anything.  If a $5 bill falls out of an envelope, I send a

catalog right away no matter what was wanted.  If you include a letter, it goes onto the "read

when I get a chance" pile. This is just one more short cut to enable me to get caught up.

  We wish we could give them away but they cost that much to make and mail.  

NOTE:    Catalog (19 Dec 07):  This website is not a catalog.  I'm sorry I can not send out free catalogs because I would soon go broke and have to increase other prices to cover them.  My policy is that if you have a catalog and have studied it and have a question, I will be happy to help.  But please, if you don't have a catalog, don't ask anything because I don't have the time to read it to you.  Most questions are answered in the catalog.  Please enjoy my websites if you have a computer.  About 50% of my customers do not own a computer so I can't maintain both a catalog on the website and a hard copy.  It would take too much time.  No one offers the Thompson stuff I do.  If you are serious about Thompson, my catalog will surely save you money in the long run.  I must spend my time trying to catch up after 3 years of being unable to see well enough to make receivers.  It is not fair to the people who have waited so patiently, to spend my time on one to one catalog readings.

                     THOMPSON PRODUCTS OFFERED BY RICHARDSON

                           WHICH ARE SHOWN IN THE CATALOG

(This list does not contain any publications, drawings etc. which are shown on this website in a different section or any surplus Thompson parts shown in the catalog. This list is for those people who wish to know what is in the catalog.)

ESF Display (tm) TSMG receivers                                           1921 sling pilot for urethane buffer
ESF ULTIMAX  (tm) TSMG receivers                                      1928 sling pilot for urethane buffer
ESF ULTIMAX  (tm) TSMG special receivers                       1928 sling pilot
ESF ULTIMAX  (tm) semi-auto receivers                              M1/M1A1 sling pilot
1921 Display (tm) bolt handles                                               N/K sling pilot
1928 Display (tm) bolt handles                                               2M2 sling pilot
M1/M1A1 Display (tm) bolt handles                                       1921 Display (tm) sling pilot
1921 Display (tm) pilots                                                            1928 Display (tm) sling pilot
1928 Display (tm) pilots                                                             M1/M1A1 Display (tm) sling pilot
M1/M1A1 Display (tm) pilots                                                     Machine screw sling eye base
Receiver rear sight mounting screws                                   Wood screw sling eye base
Receiver rear sight mounting rivets                                       Quick detachable sling eye base
White markings highlighting filler                                           Quick detachable sling swivels
Richardson semi-auto receiver internal parts                     Sling barrel band
Barreled receivers                                                                      Sling with quick detachable swivels
Barrel/forearm reinforcing band                                              Bead blasting & black oxide service
1928 style bolt handles to fit N/K guns                                  M1A1 bolts with top mounted bolt handle
N/K to TSMG trigger housing sear spacer                            Fixed rear sight & scope mount
N/K detachable buttstock adaptor kit                                     1921 style ring front sights
N/K ď3rd handĒ                                                                             WW2 style compensator sight
N/K parts                                                                                        Colt style compensator sight
Vertical front grip bolt                                                                 Early style compensator assembly
1921 actuators                                                                            
1928 bolts with closed bolt safety slot                                   Colt ring front sight pin
M1A1 top mounted bolt handle kits                                         Colt compensator pin
1921 barrels                                                                                    WW2 ring front sight pin
1921C barrels                                                                                  WW2 compensator pin
1935C barrels                                                                                  Lyman adjustable rear sight hinge pin
1928A1 finned barrels     `                                                             Milling cutters
1928A1 smooth barrels                                                                 Latch knockout punch
M1/M1A1 barrels                                                                             Auto-depth breech entry chamfering tool
1921 pilot for urethane buffer                                                     Sear axis assembly pin
1921 urethane buffer                                                                     Trigger axis assembly pin
1928 pilot for urethane buffer                                                      Barrel vise
1928 urethane buffer                                                                      Extractor removal tool
M1/M1A1 urethane buffers                                                            Grip mount lever
2M2 pilot                                                                                             Pivot plate tool
2M2 urethane buffer                                                                        Standard front sight puller
1921 to 1928 recoil spring adaptor                                             Standard front sight driver
M1/M1A1 bolt to 1928 receiver adaptor pilot                             Breech entry countersink
1921 pilot for use with 1928 buffer adaptor pilot                      Cleaning rods
1928 buffer                                                                                         Screwdriver
Receiver sight rivet hole cutter                                                     Receiver wrench
Headspace gage plug                                                                     Compensator thread die
Grip mount retainer                                                                          Stock, grip & ejector thread die
Receiver vise                                                                                      Stock, grip & ejector thread tap
Compenstor wrench                                                                         Compensator thread tap
Barrel (receiver end) vise jaws                                                       Barrel (sight end) vise jaws
Universal barrel wrench                                                                   Heavy duty barrel wrench
Grip mount puller                                                                               1928 recoil spring stripping tool
FBI case cleaning rod                                                                       
Spare part metal kit container                                                         Brush & thong
Bent handle breech cleaning brush                                              1921 recoil spring
1928/M1 recoil springs                                                                      1921 pilot
1921 buffer                                                                                            All small springs
Hammer pin                                                                                          1921 buffer fiber discs
Drum winding keys                                                                             Drum retainers
Horizontal forearm bolts                                                                   Detachable stock replacement button kits
1921 nickel oil cans                                                                           

 

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BOOKS WRITTEN BY DOUG RICHARDSON                                                           

MORE BOOKS WRITTEN BY DOUG RICHARDSON

THOMPSON BOOKS WRITTEN BY OTHERS

REPRINTS OF ORIGINAL TSMG HANDBOOKS & MANUALS

REPRINTS OF ORIGINAL THOMPSON SMG CATALOGS & DEALER'S PRICE LIST

THOMPSON SMG MANUFACTURING DRAWINGS

 THOMPSON DISPLAY RECEIVERS & DISPLAY GUN

 NON-GUN RECEIVERS

 RECEIVER ORDER FORM

 SEMI-AUTO INFORMATION

  CUSTOMER COMMENTS

 "DEAR DOUG" THOMPSON TECHNICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

 

 COLT THOMPSON SALE & SHIPPING INFORMATION

TOOL INSTRUCTION SECTION

 DOUG'S "BLOGS"    This is a section which contains comments, advisories, status, progress, and other messages that do not seem to have a place anywhere else. 

 PARTS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

 NEW PRODUCTS 

 THOMPSON TECHNICAL (MODELS INTRODUCTION)  (SAMPLE PAGE)

 RICHARDSON VERTICAL FRONT GRIP

 AMERICAN GUNSMITH MAGAZINE ARTICLE

 THOMPSON MODELS PHOTOS

PHOTOS 2010 & 2009 - - SAR SHOW PHOENIX ARIZONA IN DECEMBER

 PHOTOS - - WESTERN TCA SHOW & SHOOT AT KINGMAN ARIZONA 2008

 PHOTOS- - SAR SHOW PHOENIX ARIZONA DECEMBER 2007

 PHOTOS- - SAR SHOW PHOENIX ARIZONA DECEMBER 2006 CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Links

Visit: www.Auto-OrdnanceCorporation.com for information about Colonel Thompson's Auto-Ordnance Corporation.
 

 If anyone has an interest in Land Rovers (the real ones), you might be interested in visiting

 www.landrover-motorhome.com  to see one of my creations.

For those of you who would like to participate in a Thompson chat website go to   www.machinegunboards.com   From the Home Page, click on Forum then click onThompson SMG Message Board.

Would you like to know more about Thompsons or find out about Thompson related events?  Then consider joining the Thompson Collectors Association (TCA).  Look at their great website:  TheTCA.net  On the Home Page you will find a link for an application to join the TCA.

 

 

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