The Tommy Burst Detective Set from Mattel (Video)


The Tommy Burst Detective Set from Mattel (Video)

Here’s a cool old commercial for a toy set that you won’t be able to find in stores these days: the Tommy Burst Detective Set.

In addition to the Tommy Burst is a nifty toy Thompson submachine gun. Like the Thompson, it fires from an open bolt (kind of) and fires a burst of shots. It also offers select-fire so you can shoot one shot at a time, if you prefer. Heck, it even has folding sights!

You can also get a snub-nose revolver that fires caps and safe-shootin’ bullets, and it comes with a shoulder holster that retains the handgun well, yet allows you to pull the gun for a fast draw.

Sigh. They just don’t make ’em like this anymore.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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