Auto-Ordnance 1927-A1 .45ACP Semi-Auto Thompson Tommy Gun w/ Case

SOLD FOR: $1,625

WOA#: WY231114JP006

Make: Auto-Ordnance

Model: 1927-A1 Thompson “Tommy Gun”

Serial Number: KP1990

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Semi-Automatic Blowback with Detachable Magazine

Markings: The top of the receiver is marked with a bullet-shaped trademark stamp. The right side of the receiver is marked with the US Patents and “AUTO-ORDNANCE CORPORATION / WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.A.”. The left side of the receiver is marked with “MODEL OF 1927 A1 / NO. KP1990” “THOMPSON SEMI-AUTOMATIC CARBINE / CALIBER .45 AUTOMATIC CARTRIDGE” “FIRE/SAFE”. The rear sight is marked with numbers”1-6”.  The Cutts compensator is marked with the Thompson trade mark.

Barrel Length: 16”.  18” including the compensator

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed to the Cutts Compensator.  The rear sight is a notch sight that flips up into a ladder aperture sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The fixed buttstock, pistol grip, and foregrip are walnut wood with smooth surfaces. The grips have finger grooves. The receivers are steel. The buttplate is a smooth curved metal buttplate.  The LOP is 17.25” from front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. There are no chips or cracks. The stocks rate in Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its original finish.There are a few light scratches on top of the receiver and a few scuffs on the Cutts Compensator. There is some light insert wear on the magwell.  The screw heads are sharp and serviceable. The markings are clear. Overall this rifle rates in about Excellent overall condition.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a hard case, owners manual, 2x 30rd .45 magazines, 50rd drum magazine, an alignment jig and 2 clear plastic ammo holders.

Our Assessment:   The Modern 1927-A1 Thompson, often referred to as the “Tommy Gun,” is a semi-automatic rifle chambered in .45 ACP that pays homage to the iconic Thompson submachine gun used during the early to mid-20th century. This firearm combines the classic aesthetics of the original Tommy Gun with modern manufacturing techniques and semi-automatic operation. The 1927-A1 retains the distinct Thompson styling, featuring a detachable drum magazine or a box magazine, a classic wooden stock, and a forward pistol grip.

Chambered in .45 ACP, a powerful pistol caliber, the Modern 1927-A1 Thompson delivers significant firepower while providing a nostalgic shooting experience. Its semi-automatic action allows for rapid but controlled fire, making it suitable for various shooting applications, including recreational shooting, target practice, and historical reenactments. The combination of classic design elements and modern functionality has made the Modern 1927-A1 Thompson a popular choice among collectors, firearm enthusiasts, and those who appreciate the historical significance of the original Tommy Gun.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – C.J.

Auto-Ordnance 1927-A1 .45ACP Semi-Auto Thompson Tommy Gun w/ Case
Auto-Ordnance 1927-A1 .45ACP Semi-Auto Thompson Tommy Gun w/ Case