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Auto-Ordnance M1 Thompson Submachine Gun, Class III/NFA Fully Transferable Machine Gun, with Extra Magazines - Serial no. M225A, 45 ACP cal., 10 1/2 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Developed in 1942, the U.S. M1 Thompson was a streamlined version of the classic Thompson SMG intended
to simplify the weapon and speed the manufacturing process. While frills were trimmed, the M1 was still a classic “heavy metal” SMG, constructed from machined steel with fine hardwood furniture. This example was manufactured post-WWII for
commercial sale. Blade front and fixed peep rear sights, with a straight forearm under the smooth barrel, address and model nomenclature markings on the frame, simplified selector and safety levers, grooved pistol grip, and a fixed buttstock. No military inspection marks are present. The bolt is of the M1A1 pattern, with a fixed firing pin, and the interior of the receiver is marked “QF” with a matching electro- penciled serial number. Included with the lot are three extra stick magazines and a black leather magazine pouch. CONDITION: Excellent, with 97% plus high polish blue finish, showing
some light handling marks overall. The wood is equally excellent, with a few light 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 479. Estimate: 16,000 - 25,000

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