Auto-Ordnance Bootlegger 1927-A1 Thompson .45 Semi-Auto Rifle WWII TommyGun

SOLD FOR: $1635

WOA#: WY220923FD001

Make: Auto-Ordnance

Model: T1-14C3 BOOTLEGGER Thompson 1927-A1

Serial Number: KU3662

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings:  The right side of the receiver is marked with the “BOOTLEGGER PROHIBITION EDITION 1919-1933” with a scrollwork cover. The left side of the receiver is marked “WHITE LIGHTNING 130 PROOF TENNESSEE MOONSHINE” and “FIRE SAFE” along with more scrollwork.  The buttstock is marked, “U.S. VOTED DRY JANUARY 16, 1919” on the left side in scrollwork.  The right side of the buttstock has scrollwork of 3 cars two of them labeled “POLICE”.  The pistol grip has scrollwork, the left side reading in small letters, “RIPLE DISTILLERY”.  The Foregrip is marked on the right side “WANTED AL CAPONE SCARFACE” in scrollwork that wraps to the other side.  The left and right side of the barrel is marked, “SPEAKEASY”.  The drum magazine is marked, “AUTO ORDNANCE CORP. NEW YORK REGISTERED IN THE US PATENT OFFICE” on the front and “MAGAZINE TYPE “L” THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN 50 CARTRIDGES CAL .45 FOR 1928 MODEL WIND TO 9 OR 11 CLICKS TRADEMARK Thompson REG US PAT OFF WIND TO 9 OR 11 CLICKS”. The left side of the receiver on the barrel housing is marked, “AUTO-ORDNANCE CORPORATION WORCESTER, MA 1927A1 .45 ACP No. KU3662”.

Barrel Length: 16.5” Finned / 1:16 right hand twist

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade front sight with an open fixed battle rear graduated sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The fixed buttstock, pistol grip, and vertical foregrip are walnut wood with smooth surfaces. The receiver is steel. The LOP is 17.5“ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stocks rate in Excellent overall condition. There is no sign of wear anywhere on the wooden surfaces.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  1x 50rd Auto-Ordnance 1927A1 Blued Drum Magazine in Excellent condition.  1x 20rd Auto Ordnance Blued magazine in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Distressed Burnt Bronze Cerakote with a clear coating overlayed

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99.9% of its finish. The balance of the finish shows no wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories:  Auto-Ordnance Hard Case with Foam inserts, 1 Drum magazine, 1 Box magazine, Chamber Lock, and Owners Manual/Paperwork.

Our Assessment: A Prohibition Era and World War II classic, this hefty semi-automatic reproduction firearm allows modern users to handle American history and look good at the same time.The Thompson is often called the “gun that made the 20’s roar”, but it was not the only reason for that saying. In fast cars with loads of moonshine, 1920’s bootleggers roared down country roads, evading the law and delivering white lightning to speakeasies. Lawmen raced after the motor bandits, wielding Tommy Guns and 1911s. It was not long before Hollywood depicted these duels on the big screen. The Roaring 20’s blazed a trail into American pop culture and history.  It is only fitting then that Auto-Ordnance continue the series of WWII commemorative guns with the “Bootlegger Thompson”, dedicated to the Decade that defined a nation.  Organized crime, Mafia crime bosses, Police forces, and underground syndicates all found the power to drive their efforts in the one of a kind piece of history we know as the 1927A1 Tommy Gun. Like every Thompson, the gun is all steel with high grade walnut furniture. The 16.5″ barrel is exceptionally accurate. Owning the Bootlegger Thompson gives the modern shooter the opportunity to own a piece of history, while honoring the memory of an era defined by a firearm.  Claim the most iconic American Submachine gun to date, all wrapped up in its factory case to complete the Thompson experience with its can’t miss Drum Magazine. Good Luck!

Auto-Ordnance Bootlegger 1927-A1 Thompson .45 Semi-Auto Rifle WWII TommyGun
Auto-Ordnance Bootlegger 1927-A1 Thompson .45 Semi-Auto Rifle WWII TommyGun