Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3363: 45 ACP Accessories, Including Peters-Thompson Shot Cartridges

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Desirable Grouping of 45 ACP Accessories, Including a 100-Round Thompson Drum and a Full Box of Peters-Thompson Auto Shot Cartridges

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

Desirable Grouping of 45 ACP Accessories, Including a 100-Round Thompson Drum and a Full Box of Peters-Thompson Auto Shot Cartridges

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Description:

1) Two Auto-Ordnance Thompson drum magazines, one Type L 50-round drum marked "U" on the front and back and fitted with a blued rotor, and a Type C 100-round drum with a bright rotor. 2) Two boxes (one empty, one unsealed but full) of Peters-Thompson 45 Auto Shot ammunition. A short-lived option for the Thompson, the Peters-Thompson round could be used in conjunction with a special 18-round magazine (not included) to instantly swap a 1921 or 1928 Thompson from a submachine gun to a straight pull riot gun. 3) One package (partially unsealed, but appears full) of Remington M15 45 ACP shot ammunition. Designed for use with the 1911/1911A1 pistol, turning the military semi-automatic into a breech loading "snake gun" suitable for taking small game or terminating vermin in a survival situation.

Rating Definition:

1) Very fine. The L drum shows some minor spotting and wear. The otherwise very fine C drum shows areas of brown patina, a bright polished patch of pitting on the upper left side, and internal chatter marks consistent with active handling and use. Both retain good spring tension, but have not been test loaded/fired. 2) Boxes are very good display pieces that show wear, tear, and tape repairs. 3) Very good, with one end partially opened, a few small tears, and minor staining.



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