Fall 2023 Premier Firearms & Militaria Auction
November 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2023
This auction will feature an outstanding collection of items spanning multiple categories including Modern, Military, Sporting, & Antique firearms & militaria! Below is just a small grouping of select highlights from the massive offering to be featured in this upcoming sale!
SPECTACULAR AUTO ORDNANCE CORP M1 THOMPSON SMG
Cal. 45 ACP
Bbl. 10.5″. M1 Model of the infamous Thompson MSG, “the gun that made the 20’s roar”. Classic hard wood furniture including horizontal forend. Shoulder stock had metal butt plate w/ trap door. Blued finish on all exposed metal surfaces. Above the horizontal handguard lies a smooth tapered bbl. which terminates at the familiar front blade sight. Sling swivels front & rear w/ tan canvas sling. The simple yet effective rear sight combines a fixed peep w/ a notch in its protected environment for fast target acquisition. Right side smooth cocking handle. The M1 utilizes the heavily produced 20 rd. & 30 rd. stick mag. Receiver markings are as follows: (Left side) “THOMPSON SUB MACHINE GUN – CALIBER 45 M1 – NO. M117A” (Top) familiar Thompson trademark bullet logo; (Right side) “AUTO – ORDNANCE CORPORATION – WEST HURLEY, NEW YORK, U.S.A.”. MAGS: 4 – 30 rd. stick Mags, all blued finish. 3 manufactured by Seymour, 1 by Crosby Co. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: Green canvas “U.S.” marked transport case. K.P. Mfg Co, dated 1944. “U.S.” marked Green canvas First Aid Packet Pouch. “U.S.M.C.” marked, tan canvas pouch for 3, 30 rd. mags.
STATUS: CURIO CLASS III