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Lot 3559: Auto Ordnance Corp - Thompson 1928

Auction Date: September 10, 2017

Scarce Auto-Ordnance Model 1928 Fully Automatic Class III/NFA Submachine Gun with Original Box and 50-Round Drum Magazine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $18,000 - $27,500

Scarce Auto-Ordnance Model 1928 Fully Automatic Class III/NFA Submachine Gun with Original Box and 50-Round Drum Magazine

Manufacturer: Auto Ordnance Corp
Model: Thompson 1928
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 10 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2339
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 219
Class: Class III
Description:

This is an excellent example of a late production Model 1928 Thompson Submachine gun manufactured by the Auto-Ordnance Corporation of West Hurley, New York. These SMGs can be easily identified by the "A" serial number suffix as being produced circa 1970s. These new production weapons retained many of the earlier original style parts such as the finned barrel, Thompson-Cutts style compensator, vertical fore grip, detachable buttstock and adjustable ladder rear sight. The left side of the receiver is marked "U.S. MODEL 1928/No.920A" followed by "THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN/CALIBER .45M1". The right side is marked "AUTO-ORDNANCE CORPORATION/WEST HURLEY, NEW YORK, U.S.A.". This desirable weapon has an all walnut stock, vertical fore grip and pistol grip with the later brush blued finish. Includes a 20 round stick magazine, a 50 round drum magazine, the original matching shipping box and an instruction manual.

Rating Definition:

Excellent with 98% plus of the original blue finish showing only minor cycling wear on the top of the receiver and front end of the bolt. The wood components are all excellent with a nice matching dark brown color overall and only a couple of very minor handling marks on the buttstock. A beautiful example of a hard to find late production Thompson Model 1928 submachine gun. NOTE: This weapon is a National Firearms Act (NFA), 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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