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Lot 2468: Rare Auto-Ordnance Model 1928 A22 Class III/NFA Fully Auto

Auction Date: May 6, 2017

Rare Auto-Ordnance Model 1928 A22 Class III/NFA Fully Automatic 22 LR Submachine Gun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $11,000 - $16,000

Rare Auto-Ordnance Model 1928 A22 Class III/NFA Fully Automatic 22 LR Submachine Gun

Manufacturer: Auto Ordnance Corp
Model: 1928 A22
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 22LR.
Barrel: 11 1/2 inch round
Finish: anodize
Grip: walnut
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 227
Class: Class III

This is an example of a late production Auto-Ordnance Model 1928 A22 Thompson Submachine gun in rare "22 LR". Yep that is right, this little beauty is chambered in the ever popular and easy to obtain 22 LR. Now tell me this wouldn't be a blast to take down to the local range and run off about 500-1000 rounds of 22 LR? At a cost of how much? Maybe $80-100 bucks. Wow that’s cheap, fun shooting! In 1975, the Auto-Ordnance Corp. of West Hurley, New York, again began producing a newly manufactured Model 1928 SMG. They eventually produced a very limited number of that model chambered in 22 LR in the early 1980s. These new production weapons still retained many of the earlier original style parts such as the finned barrel, adjustable peep rear sight, Thompson-Cutts style compensator on the barrel with a vertical fore grip, and a detachable buttstock. The left side of the receiver is marked "U.S. MODEL 1928 A22/ No. 130TF." Farther back it is marked "THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN/CALIBER .22LR". The right side is marked with the standard five patent lines just like the original versions followed by "AUTO-ORDNANCE CORPORATION/WEST HURLEY, NEW YORK, U.S.A." This neat little SMG has a walnut stock, vertical fore grip and pistol grip. The gun has an all aluminum receiver, trigger group and barrel (which has a steel liner in the bore) so that its very light in weight, with a black anodized finish overall. It is complete with the original matching shipping box from the company, three 30 round stick magazine, the original warranty card, and advertisement papers.

Rating Definition:

Excellent with 99% of the original blue/black anodized finish overall showing a hint of limited test firing. The wood components are all in excellent condition showing no handling marks anywhere. A really nice high condition Auto Ordnance Model 1928 A22 fully automatic machine gun. NOTE: This weapon is a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is 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.

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