Lot #1449
Lot #1451

Lot 1450: Auto Ordnance "A Range" 1928 Thompson, Class III/NFA

Auto-Ordnance Model 1928 Thompson Submachine Gun, "A" Serial Range, Class III/NFA Fully Transferable Machine Gun

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1450: Auto Ordnance "A Range" 1928 Thompson, Class III/NFA

Auto-Ordnance Model 1928 Thompson Submachine Gun, "A" Serial Range, Class III/NFA Fully Transferable Machine Gun

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $22,500 - $32,500
Price Realized:

Auto-Ordnance Model 1928 Thompson Submachine Gun, "A" Serial Range, Class III/NFA Fully Transferable Machine Gun

Manufacturer: Auto Ordnance Corp
Model: 1928
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 45
Barrel: 10 1/2 inch fluted
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 653
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 317
Class: Class III
Description:

Manufactured in the 1970s/1980s as part of the "A" suffix serial range, the Auto-Ordnance 1928 Thompson is virtually a perfect reproduction of the vintage Tommy Gun, this particular example patterned after the U.S. military contract variant. One of the signature weapons of U.S. history, the Thompson was one of the great "heavy metal" submachine guns, operating semi or full automatic on an open bolt, fully machined with fine hardwood furniture; the later sheet metal guns may have had them beat for cost effectiveness but not for style. Blade front and folding ladder peep rear sight, with the signature Thompson-marked Cutts Compensator and cooling fins on the barrel, military-style horizontal forearm, contoured rear pistol grip, and a quick-detach buttstock. The trigger group is fitted with a set of selector and safety switches, and the receiver has the Auto-Ordnance patent info on the right and the model markings on the left. The magazine slot is configured for drum magazines and stick magazines. Internals follow the 1928 pattern, with a non-matching number hand-scribed in the interior of the receiver. Included with the lot is a soft case and an extra stick magazine.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, with 97% plus original blue finish, showing some mild handling marks, a small amount of spotting on the barrel, and some bright edge wear. The furniture is very fine, with scattered scuffs and dings concentrated on the buttstock, which is a lighter tone than the forearm and pistol grip. 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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