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Lot 354: Auto-Ordnance 1928 A22, Class III/NFA Machine Gun

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Scarce Auto-Ordnance Model 1928 A22 Submachine Gun, Class III/NFA Registered Fully Transferable Machine Gun

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

Scarce Auto-Ordnance Model 1928 A22 Submachine Gun, Class III/NFA Registered Fully Transferable Machine Gun

Manufacturer: Auto Ordnance Corp
Model: 1928 A22
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 22 LR
Barrel: 11 1/2 inch fluted
Finish: black anodized
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 1129
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 306
Class: Class III
Description:

Manufactured 1980-1981, this is a variant of the Thompson 1928A1 Submachine Gun scaled down and adapted to run on the 22 Long Rifle cartridge. The core operating mechanism is open bolt blowback, just like the classic model, though many major components are made with aluminum instead of steel to keep the weight down. In handling and appearance it is a faithful re-imagining, with a fixed blade front sight on the Cutts-style compensator, fluted barrel, and a peep rear sight concealed by the protective wings. Markings are traditional in layout, with appropriate changes for model and caliber. Fitted with a grooved horizontal forearm, pistol grip and a quick detach stock. A magazine well adapter block fits into the drum rails, with one compatible stick magazine provided. A matching hand-numbered shipping box is also included. Provenance: The Al Walker Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, with 97% plus black anodized finish, showing some light wear and handling marks overall. The magazine catch has been altered to better fit the magazine adapter block, and shows some touch-ups to its finish. The wood is very good, with some mild dents and chipping. The feed lips of the magazine have been reshaped, otherwise 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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