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Lot 3557: Scarce Lot of Two 18-Round Peters-Thompson Birdshot SMG Magazine

Auction Date: September 10, 2017

Scarce Lot of Two 18-Round Peters-Thompson Birdshot SMG Magazines

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

Scarce Lot of Two 18-Round Peters-Thompson Birdshot SMG Magazines

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Description:

Marketed with an eye towards riot control and prison population management, the Peters-Thompson 45 Shot Cartridge loads a cardboard "pill" of 120 pellets of #8 birdshot into a double crimped 45 ACP casing. Though slightly larger than a standard 45 round, the only modification needed to run the Peters-Thompson through Thompson's SMGs and Carbines was a special elongated magazine, two of which are included in this lot. Very similar in appearance to the standard magazine, the shot magazine is blued steel with the legend "PATENTED-AUG.-24-1920/FOR 18 SHOT CARTRIDGES/AUG.-24-1920-JAN.-11-1921" stamped on the front.

Rating Definition:

Both shot magazines are very fine, with most of the original blue, some mild scratches and spotting. Neither have been test loaded, though they both appear to be in good working order.



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