Auto-Ordnance Thompson Tommy 1927-A1 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Rifle w/ Drum Mag

SOLD FOR: $1601

WOA#: WY230308PM001

Make: Auto-Ordnance

Model: 1927-A1

Serial Number: KA5075

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

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. KA5075”, “THOMPSON SEMI-AUTOMATIC CARBINE CALIBER .45 AUTOMATIC CARTRIDGE” “FIRE/SAFE”. The rear sight is marked with numbers”1-6”. Same spitzer bullet outline with “TRADE MARK Thompson REG. U.S. PAT. OFF” stamped on side of the Cutts compensator.

Barrel Length: 18” with compensator & finned Barrel

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a red painted blade front sight with an open rear graduated sight.  The rear ladder sight serves as an open V-notch when folded down and the ladder sight has an adjustable aperture.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The fixed buttstock, pistol grip, and forestock are walnut wood with smooth surfaces. The buttstock has a metal buttplate.  The receivers are steel. The LOP is 17” from front of the trigger to the back of the fixed buttplate. The stocks rate in Fine overall condition with minimal wear.  There are some light scratches and compression marks.  The left side of the pistol grip has a scuff where the mag release lever has rubbed against it.  There are no chips or cracks. The buttstock has some play between the receiver.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: One 10rd Auto Ordnance Drum Magazine and one 30rd box magazine (Seymour Products) all in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

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% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some light scratches on the receiver. The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine 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: Total of one drum magazine and one box magazine.

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 firearm became notorious during the Prohibition era, used as a signature weapon of various organized crime syndicates in the United States in the 1920s. It was a common sight in the media at the time, and was used by both law enforcement officers and criminals. The firearm was widely adopted by the U.S. military during World War II, and was used extensively by the Allied troops during the war. It was designated as the M1928A1, M1 and M1A1 during this time. More than 1.5 million military Thompson submachine guns were produced during World War II. This Semi-Auto 1927A1 accepts traditional stick magazines as well as a drum magazine, and this unit’s Fine condition will make it stand out in any collection. This could be your chance to own an impressive, if a bit infamous, part of Americana.  Please see specs below and good luck on your bid!

Auto-Ordnance Thompson Tommy 1927-A1 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Rifle w/ Drum Mag
Auto-Ordnance Thompson Tommy 1927-A1 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Rifle w/ Drum Mag