Auto-Ordnance Thompson Tommy Gun M1 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Rifle 16.5” TM1

SOLD FOR: $1575

WOA#: WY230218GS001

Make: Auto-Ordnance

Model: M1 Tommy Gun (TM1)

Serial Number: KL2615

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 “AUTO-ORDNANCE CORPORATION WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.A.”. The left side of the receiver is marked with “NO. KL2615”, “THOMPSON SEMI-AUTOMATIC CARBINE CALIBER .45 M1” “FIRE/SAFE”.

Barrel Length: 16.5” Smooth

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a blade fixed to the muzzle. The rear sight is a fixed rear battle sight/aperture.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The fixed buttstock, pistol grip, and forestock are walnut wood with smooth surfaces. The buttstock has a metal buttplate.  The handguard has appropriate finger grooves.  The receivers are steel. The LOP is 17.25” from front of the trigger to the back of the fixed buttplate. The stocks rate in Excellent overall condition with no visible handling wear.   There are no chips or cracks. The buttstock and grip have some play between the receiver.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: Two 30rd magazines in Excellent condition.  The springs are strong and the leading edges are sharp.

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 Excellent condition. Please see photos for a better understanding of this Tommy Gun’s 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 two magazines, chamber lock, and Owner’s manual all packaged neatly in its original Auto-Ordnance Hard case.

Our Assessment: A Prohibition Era and World War II classic, this hefty semi-automatic 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 M1 Tommy Gun accepts traditional stick magazines and this unit’s Excellent 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 Gun M1 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Rifle 16.5” TM1
Auto-Ordnance Thompson Tommy Gun M1 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Rifle 16.5” TM1