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 Highly Desirable and Fully Transferable U.S. Military Submachine Gun
 At an unrecorded date this SMG would be delivered to the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Nashville on a seven piece order, and then in turn entered the commercial market in 1975. Blade front and flip-up notch and peep rear sights, the former installed on the Cutts Compensator
and mounted on the ribbed barrel. The receiver bears the three-line model and serial number markings and five-line
Colt address on the left side, Thompson patents and Auto-Ordnance address on the right, and the “bullet” logo on top. The
     trigger housing is numbered to match the receiver, with standard “FIRE”/”SAFE” and “FULL/AUTO”/”SINGLE” markings
on the controls. Per the restamp, the internal parts have been changed to 1928 configuration, with the thinner recoil spring and guide, heavier blued cocking piece, brass Blish Lock, felt-padded oiler, and bright polished bolt with articulated firing pin. Fitted with a set of grooved pistol grips and a detachable buttstock. One magazine is included, an Auto- Ordnance Type L 50-round drum, and a nickel plated oiler.
CONDITION: Excellent, with
95% plus of the original blue
finish, showing a brown patina
on the compensator and a few
areas on the receiver, bright cycling/handling wear around
the cocking knob, safety
switch and stock rail, and mild
scratches and handling marks.
The very fine grips and stock
show mild dents and scratches,
with the latter showing some
cracks at the buttplate heel and mounting iron. 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) that is
classified as a “Curios or Relic” as
defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These
weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter
44 and 27 CFR part 478.
Estimate: 45,000 - 70,000

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