November 17 & 18, 2021 Extraordinary Firearms
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Truly exceptional matching serial number 846 Thompson “C” drum in correct original dull matte finish. Drum is marked “AUTO-ORDNANCE CORP, NEW YORK N.Y., U.S.A. PATENTED JULY 27 1920 DEC 7 1920 “NO 846” on main body with matching numbered cover. Nickel rotor inside. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish of drum is near excellent dull blue finish with nickel rotor and interior of drum showing faint little round rings of patina indicating this drum was loaded and functioned. There is a barely discernable slight dimple at the 4 o'clock position at the back of the drum. A top restoration specialist could likely make this completely disappear. Just about as nice one of these rare C-type drums as one could hope to find. Their survivability was poor since they were sold only with the very first orders. Matching numbered original C drums are very rare. A wonderful find for the advanced Thompson machine gun collector. JWK 2021-11-71

CORRECTION: Great news! Morphy Auctions has had the slight dimple professionally removed. Please see detailed photos. This drum looks just fantastic!
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Minimum Bid: $4,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $9,600.00
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Thursday, November 18, 2021.
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