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Lot 1530: Auto-Ordnance West Hurley Model 1928 Thompson Machine Gun

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Auto-Ordnance West Hurley Model 1928 Thompson Fully Automatic Class III/NFA Machine Gun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $14,000 - $22,500

Auto-Ordnance West Hurley Model 1928 Thompson Fully Automatic Class III/NFA Machine Gun

Manufacturer: Auto Ordnance Corp
Model: Thompson 1928
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 10 1/2 inch fluted
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 399
Class: Class III

This is an excellent example of a late production commercial Model 1928 Thompson submachine gun that was manufactured by the Auto-Ordnance Corporation of West Hurley, New York, circa 1980s. These were all new production weapons with new manufactured parts and assemblies; however, they retained some of their earlier configuration 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.259TF" followed by "THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN/CALIBER .45M1". The right side is marked "AUTO-ORDNANCE CORPORATION/WEST HURLEY, NEW YORK, U.S.A." next to the 7-line patent dates. Included with the lot are two extra blued stick magazines and a Type-X 10-round drum.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, with 90% plus original blue finish, showing bright wear on the top of the receiver and other contact points, scratching around the magazine area, dents and scuffs on the buttplate, and minor handling marks overall. Some play has developed in the rear sight base. The stock is good, with some chipping around the foregrip screw, and scattered dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent. 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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