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  • Writer's pictureT. Logan Metesh

The Guns of the St. Valentine's Day Masacre

Updated: Dec 31, 2022

The story of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre is one of the most well-known mob-related events of all time. Everyone knows something about what happened, but few know most of what happened.

While much of the physical evidence related to the crime has disappeared in the decades since it occurred, there are three iconic items that do survive: the brick wall and the two Thompson submachine guns.

In December 2018, I had the opportunity to get some "hands-on history" time with the guns from that infamous event. The video below details the storied history of the two actual Thompson submachine guns used in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre on February 14, 1929.

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