Standard MFG Thompson Model 1922 .22 LR Semi-Auto Tommy Gun

SOLD FOR: $1,430

WOA#: WY231114JP005

Make: Standard MFG

Model: 1922

Serial Number: CTT739

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .22 LR

Action Type: Semi-Automatic Blowback with Detachable Magazine

Markings:  The left side of the receiver is marked “THOMPSON MODEL 1922 / MANUFACTURED BY THE STANDARD MFG. CO. LLC / NEW BRITAIN, CONN. U.S.A. / LICENSED BY SAEILO ENTERPRISES, INC.”.  The right side of the receiver is marked “CTT739”, “SEMI AUTOMATIC RIFLE / CALIBER .22 LONG RIFLE”, “TOMMY GUN”.  The left side of the frame is marked “LOCK / SAFE / FIRE”.

Barrel Length: 16.5” with integrated compensator

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The buttstock, pistol grip, and foregrip are American Walnut.  Both grips have finger grooves.  The receivers are aluminum and the buttplate is plastic.  The LOP measures  15” from front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The stocks rate in Excellent overall condition.  There is no handling wear.

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a blade fixed to the top of the muzzle device. The rear sight is an adjustable aperture sight.

Type of Finish: Black

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 a 10/10.

Overall Condition: This Rifle retains about 99% of its original finish. There is some operational wear on the magazine well.  The screw heads are sharp and serviceable. The markings are clear. Overall this rifle rates in about Excellent overall condition.

Mechanics:  The action functions correctly.  As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet all your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with 1x 10rd .22LR magazine in Excellent condition.  Also comes with an instruction manual, lock up bracket, and cleaning rag.

Our Assessment:  The Standard MFG Thompson Model 1922 Tommy Gun is a reverential nod to the iconic Thompson submachine guns of the 20th century, known colloquially as “Tommy Guns.” These firearms are legendary in the annals of American history, prominently used by law enforcement, gangsters, and soldiers alike. The 1922 model by Standard Manufacturing captures the essence of that storied past while implementing modern manufacturing techniques. It’s chambered in .22 LR, offering a more affordable and accessible shooting experience compared to its bigger caliber counterparts.

Despite the scaled-down chambering, the Model 1922 maintains the hefty construction and design features that have come to define the Thompson line. The gun includes a machined aluminum receiver and a barrel with a “Cutts” compensator, an iconic muzzle device that aids in reducing recoil and muzzle climb. Additionally, the rifle features genuine American walnut furniture that brings an element of classic craftsmanship to this vintage-inspired firearm. The rear sight is fully adjustable, offering the shooter some degree of customization in achieving their preferred sight picture.

By virtue of its lineage and attention to detail, the Standard MFG Thompson Model 1922 stands as an intriguing blend of past and present. It offers the contemporary shooter a chance to experience the look and feel of a true classic, without the overpowering recoil and expense associated with the original. Whether you’re a collector with an affinity for American firearm history or a recreational shooter looking for an iconic range toy, the Model 1922 serves as a beautifully constructed, highly shootable piece of nostalgia.

Standard MFG Thompson Model 1922 .22 LR Semi-Auto Tommy Gun
Standard MFG Thompson Model 1922 .22 LR Semi-Auto Tommy Gun