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WTS Transferable U.S. WWII 1928 A1 Thompson

Location: Las Cruces NM

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U.S. WWII 1928 A1 Thompson Submachine Gun

 

This is an original, fully-transferable, Thompson submachine gun that appears to have been registered during the 1968 Amnesty. Note that there are no markings on the receiver other than the serial number assigned to this gun when it was registered, an IRS number, a common procedure when a machinegun did not have an original, factory-applied, identifiable, serial number. 

 

Note in the photo of the bottom of the receiver, “A.O.130125” has been engraved with an electric pencil. This was probably the original serial number, because “125” is barely visible on the left side of the receiver. However, as evidenced by the photos of the rust damage visible on the front grip support and inside the receiver, it is believed that this gun was probably obtained with surface rust and the exterior surfaces were polished to remove that blemish before it was registered. In addition, this receiver had been damaged on its right side, just above the trigger.  As is visible in the photos, the damage was repaired by a machinist milling a narrow slot in the side of the receiver.  A steel insert was machined to fit, brazed in place, (see picture of interior of receiver showing brazing), then the insert was finished to the receiver contour, polished and blued.  This creates a visible blemish to the exterior.  A beautiful Lyman rear sight was installed and all the other parts were replaced with military 1928A1 parts in excellent condition. This is a fine shooter and an original WWII military Thompson, but the receiver repair and its lack of original receiver markings takes it out of the typical, more expensive, collector class. 

 

The iconic Thompson is such an enjoyable machinegun to shoot, most every machinegun collector wants one. To save money, many buyers settle for 1980’s-made West Hurley Auto Ordnance reproduction Thompsons. This is an opportunity to obtain an original WWII military Thompson to shoot and to add to your collection, at the price of a West Hurley:  $22,000 plus HIS.  Comes with three WWII 30-round magazines in a canvas pouch and five WWII 20 round magazines in a US military WWII canvas pouch. (877) 437-0251 or sales@fullautoclassics.com for questions.  Transfers to your dealer tax-free and quickly, using ATF eForms.   Thank you.

1 FULL RIGHT WITH ACC copy.jpg

2 FULL LEFT WITH ACC copy.jpg

3 Compensator - no markings.jpg

4 Left Lower Receiver Markings.jpg

5 Receiver repair viewed from side of receiver.jpg

6 Receiver repair - internal view.jpg

7 Receiver Repair viewed from top of receiver.jpg

8 Internal Parts.jpg

9 Lyman Rear Sight.jpg

10  Lyman Rear Sight folded.jpg

11 Orig serial number and rust damage.jpg

12 Receiver top surface.jpg

13 Lower receiver serial number.jpg

14 Grip Chip.jpg

15 Left side w-o stock.jpg

16 FULL RT MAG copy.jpg

17REC RT MAG copy.jpg

18REC LEFT MAG copy.jpg

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The price on this Thompson IS REDUCED TO $19,500 AS OF 6/2/2021.  THANK YOU.

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