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AUTO ORDNANCE US MODEL 1928 THOMPSON SMG.

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AUTO ORDNANCE US MODEL 1928 THOMPSON SMG.
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Cal. 45 ACP. S# 851A. Bbl. 12" over Cutts compensator. 1928 Model of the infamous Thompson MSG, "the gun that made the 20"s roar". Vertical forend w/ 27 count finned bbl. & Cutts compensator. This model could function w/ both the stick mag. & the drum mags. to finish the iconic look. Top rd. cocking knob. Front blade rear sight w/ rear ladder incorporating a peep sight for longer distances. Removable buttstock. Select fire, open bolt firing mechanism. Left side receiver reads "US MODEL 1928", "THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN", "CALIBER. 45 M1" & "Fire " Safe". Right side receiver includes US patent block, "AUTO-ORDNANCE CORPORATION", "WEST HURLY, NEW YORK U.S.A.". Top of receiver, between rear sight & cocking handle is Thompson bullet logo. Drum one included is marked on front data plate: "MAGAZINE TYPE "L" THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN", "50 CARTRIDGES CAL. 45", "LINED TO 9 CLICKS". On rear data plate: "AUTO-ORDNANCE CORP. NEW YORK. N.Y. U.S.A.", "PATENTED", "JULY 27 1920 DECEMBER 7 1920". Drum two front data plate reads "MAGAZINE TYPE "L" THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN", "50 CARTRIDGES CAL. 45", "FOR 1928 MODEL WIND TO", "9 OR 11 CLICKS". Front face includes "#V1498", Thompson bullet logo & "WIND TO 9 OR 11 CLICKS". Rear data plate reads "AUTO-ORDNANCE CORP.", "NEW YORK", "REGISTERED IN THE", "U.S. PATENT OFFICE". MAGS: 2 type "L" 50 rd. drums, 1-30 rd. stick; see description for details. CONDITION: rear buttstock has few light impressions while vertical pistol grips remain free from any major detractors, aside from a tiny chip on the first finger groove. Dark finish which appears to have been painted is chipped on left side of the receiver rear of the mag. well & thinning on the top under the cocking knob. Bbl. finish remains consistent & complete while compensator is devoid of finish on left & right sides developing a light patina. Drum one w/ blue finish on front plate plus darker mate finish on rear, patina & thinning throughout, though the mechanism appears to move freely. Drum two w/ matte finish plus consistent, complete coverage aside from few scratches & thinning at high points, most pronounced in areas of mechanical interface. Bore is shiny w/ strong rifling. Fire control mechanism appears to function correctly when cycled by hand. NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT MG REQUIRING BATF TRANSFER BEFORE TAKING POSSESSION. FULLY TRANSFERABLE. (03-1453/JZ). CURIO CLASS III. $15,000-19,000.