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Auto-Ordnance M1 Thompson
Submachine Gun, Class III/NFA Fully Transferable Machine Gun, with Case - Serial no. M326A, 45 ACP cal., 10 1/2 inch round bbl., matte gray/green 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. This example is a continuation of that made after World War II by Auto-Ordnance and subsequently modified to look more like a WWII piece. While frills were trimmed, the M1 was still
a classic “heavy metal” SMG, constructed from machined steel with fine hardwood furniture. This example was produced post-WWII for commercial sale. Blade front and fixed peep rear sights, with a straight forearm under the smooth barrel, ribbed pistol grip and a fixed buttstock. The slots for the drum magazine have been eliminated, with the simplified drum and post style selector/safety switches on the trigger housing. The bolt is the simplified M1A1 design, sans oiler and Blish lock, with a fixed firing pin. Includes a green canvas
transport case.
Magazine absent.
CONDITION: Very fine. 95% of the
professionally restored matte gray
parkerized finish is present, with
mild handling marks, but about
80% of the barrel and receiver
have been given a green paint
overspray, concentrated on the
top surfaces. The spray does not
extend to the wood, which is very
good with some light dings and
scratches. The bolt shows mild
pitting on much of the surface,
but is still in fine order. The
case is good, with some repairs.
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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