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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 sights, with the signature Cutts Compensator and cooling fins on the barrel, a set of contoured pistol grips, 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. Internally, the bolt is in the classic configuration, with sliding brass “Blish Lock” device and a mobile, hinged firing pin. The “U” shaped spring steel oiler has been removed. Included with the Thompson are a “Type X” 10-round drum, two blued stick magazines, and shipping boxes for the Thompson and the drum.
CONDITION: Excellent, with 98% original blue finish, showing light wear and handling marks overall. The excellent grips show light dings and scratches, with the buttstock showing
some chipping around the iron and buttplate as well as some larger scratches and scuffs. 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.
Estimate: 18,000 - 27,500
 LOT 1656
Excellent Auto-Ordnance Model 1928 Thompson
Submachine Gun, “A” Serial Range, Class III/NFA Fully Transferable Machine Gun - Serial no. 1584A, 45 ACP cal., 10 1/2 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock, walnut grips. 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 original vintage “Roaring Twenties” Tommy Gun. One of the signature weapons of the Prohibition Era, the Thompson was one of

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