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Did Mexican Rev use Tommy Guns from 1919-to end of Mexican Rev.?

anyone  know about Patton in early days pre WW1 aiding Gen Pershing in hunt for Villa.

See many movies about era, but how many Factual for events.

Many movies did show WW1 era guns being used IE Browning Machine Guns, 1903 Springfields, shotguns, rare to see a BAR.

Dont  know of any sites to see about Mexican Revolt: Maps, locales, combat, mercenaries, media from then.

 

Media models:

Wild Bunch

100 Rifles

Bearcats TV show.

Guns of Magnificent 7

The Professionals, 1966.

Zapata.

 

Ideas, comments, thoughts.

 

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Did Mexican Rev use Tommy Guns from 1919-to end of Mexican Rev.?

The Thompson was not developed until after World War 1 in the early 1920s, and to the best of my knowledge was first used military forces by the US Marine Corps in Nicaragua in the late 1920s.  It was used by criminals in the US before that.  From looking at some photos of Mexican rebel forces, I would say most were using single shot rifles of fairly large caliber.

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Many movies did show WW1 era guns being used IE Browning Machine Guns, 1903 Springfields, shotguns, rare to see a BAR.

The likelihood of Mexican forces using Browning Machine Guns is just about nil, along with the 1903 Springifields.  The Browining was developed in 1917 and saw limited use in World War One, but was not available to any other military besides the US, while the US was not able to produce enough Springfields for our own military in World War One, and so produced the M1917, commonly referred to as the Enfield, converting a rifle being produced for the British to the rimless .30-06 caliber from the British .303 rimmed cartridge.  I would say that the movies are using what weapons that they have available to them without any concern for historical accuracy.

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Dont  know of any sites to see about Mexican Revolt: Maps, locales, combat, mercenaries, media from then.

The US Army Center for Military History has recently published a very good account of the Pershing Expedition, which can be downloaded here:

http://www.history.army.mil/catalog/pubs/77/77-1.html

There are some addition accounts of the Pershing Expedition on the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, under General Military History.  http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/

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