Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 877: Auto Ordnance Corp M1 Machine gun 45 ACP

Auction Date: April 29, 2016

Fully Automatic Auto Ordnance Corp. M1A1 Thompson Barreled Receiver Only

Price Realized:

Fully Automatic Auto Ordnance Corp. M1A1 Thompson Barreled Receiver Only

Manufacturer: Auto Ordnance Corp
Model: M1
Type: Machine gun
Guage: 45 ACP
Barrel: 10 1/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Item Views: 1323
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 255
Class: Class III
Rating Definition:

Very fine as in complete with 95% plus of the blued finish overall with just some minor handling marks and some very fine, minor rust that could be easily cleaned off the receiver. NOTE: This weapon is a National Firearms Act (NFA), Class 3, Fully Automatic Weapon registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


This was manufactured circa 1970/80s when they were being produced by The Auto-Ordnance Corp. in West Hurley, New York, based on the original Thompson M1A1 SMG using new manufacturing steel and techniques. The receiver has the standard markings of: "THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN/CALIBER 45 M1/NO. M492A". The right side is marked: "AUTO ORDNANCE CORPORATION/WEST HURLEY, NEW YORK, U.S.A.". As noted, this lot is only the "bare stripped" barreled receiver with the ejector and forend hanger. It is unusual to find one of these full auto receivers for sale on the market, and one should be able to acque a surplus part set on the secondary market.

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