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).