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Lot 3356: Auto-Ordnance/West Hurley 1928 Thompson Submachine Gun

Auction Date: May 15, 2022

Auto-Ordnance/West Hurley Model 1928 Thompson Fully Automatic Class III/NFA Transferable Submachine Gun with Box and Accessories

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $9,500 - $16,000

Auto-Ordnance/West Hurley Model 1928 Thompson Fully Automatic Class III/NFA Transferable Submachine Gun with Box and Accessories

Manufacturer: Auto Ordnance Corp
Model: Thompson 1928
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 10 1/2 inch fluted
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1180
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 198
Class: Class III
Description:

Manufactured by the Auto-Ordnance Corporation of West Hurley, New York, circa 1980. These were all new production weapons with new manufactured parts and assemblies, modeled after the original Thompson patterns. Blade and folding ladder sights, with the Cutts compensator and cooling fins on the barrel, a 1928 pattern bolt assembly (sans oiler), horizontal forearm, ribbed pistol grip and a quick detachable buttstock with a green canvas sling. Included with the item is a matching hand-numbered shipping box, a spare forearm (pistol grip configuration), an Auto-Ordnance Type L 50-round drum magazine and one extra stick magazine.

Rating Definition:

Fine, with 95% of the original blue finish, showing some light wear and handling marks on the exterior. The wood is also fine, with contrasting color and mild dents and scratches overall. Significant damage has occurred to the barrel; it appears someone tried to fire the weapon with a wooden plug lodged in the muzzle, resulting in bulging and splitting near the compensator (needs another barrel, unsure of any other damage). Otherwise mechanically fine. 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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