Auto-Ordnance Defending Freedom Commemorative Thompson .45 ACP M1A1

SOLD FOR: $1,375.50

WOA#: WY240220JS118

Make: Auto-Ordnance

Model: Defending Freedom Commemorative Thompson

Serial Number: KN1546

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Barrel Length: 16.5” Finned / 1:16 right hand twist 18.75 with Cutts Compensator.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade integral to the Cutts compensator.  The rear sight is an aperture ladder sight with V-notch when folded down.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The fixed buttstock, pistol grip, and foregrip are walnut wood with smooth polished surfaces. The receiver is blued steel. The LOP is 17.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stocks rate in Very Good overall condition. There are scratches and scuffs on the buttstock and pistol grip as well as some lesser notable scuffs on the handguard.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:   1x 20rd Auto Ordnance magazine in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: 24-karat gold and nickel, Blued

Finish Originality: Original

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

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 99% of its finish. The balance of the finish shows no operation wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent-Like New 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:  This rifle comes with its nickel plated magazine, factory paperwork and owner’s manual, gun sleeve, glove, and chamber lock and keys with its Factory Auto Ordnance Hard Snap Case.

Our Assessment: The “Tribute to America’s Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen Thompson” by Auto Ordnance is a profoundly commemorative edition of the legendary Thompson submachine gun, designed to honor the service and sacrifice of the United States military personnel across all branches. This special edition is not only a functional firearm but also a powerful symbol of national pride and military heritage.

This Thompson model features detailed engravings and artistic elements that celebrate the courage and dedication of American soldiers, sailors, and airmen. The engravings often include motifs such as the stars and stripes of the U.S. flag, service medals, and other insignias that represent the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Each element is thoughtfully incorporated to reflect the valor and history of the U.S. military.

Chambered in the traditional .45 ACP, this commemorative Thompson maintains the robust firepower that made the original so revered in both World Wars and numerous conflicts. It typically comes with both a drum and stick magazine, providing versatility and the classic silhouette that has defined the Thompson for generations. The firearm is finished with a high-quality wood stock, which not only adds to its aesthetic appeal but also ensures durability and a comfortable grip.

As a collector’s item, the “Tribute to America’s Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen Thompson” is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and a meaningful homage to the American armed forces. It stands as a significant piece for anyone interested in military history, firearms collecting, or patriotic display, combining historical significance with impeccable design and execution.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Auto-Ordnance Defending Freedom Commemorative Thompson .45 ACP M1A1
Auto-Ordnance Defending Freedom Commemorative Thompson .45 ACP M1A1