April 24-25, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting, & Collector Firearms
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Exceptional original matching specimen of the Colt Model 1921 machine gun. Includes two unmarked 20 round magazines, one 20 rounded Seymour magazine; eight 30 round magazines, two of which are "CO" marked and the others are new in original wrappers; two canvas stick mag pouches as well as one 1945 dated canvas 50 round drum pouch with one "Crosby" 50 round drum. Canvas drum pouch is "RUSCO" manufactured and extremely fine. Buttstock retains anchor proof mark. Visible numbers appear matching on lower and upper. Original Colt 1921 internal parts. Typical and Auto-Ordnance markings on sides of receiver. Overall appearance and finish extremely fine. CONDITION: Extremely fine to near excellent original lustrous blue finish with some losses at the high edges and where the actuator rides in the charging handle slot. Wood exhibits some light handling marks, some noticeable scratches and light gouges to the right side of the buttstock and pistol grip, and loss of finish at the finger grip portion of the hand grip. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is extremely fine to near excellent, shiny and bright with some light pitting in the grooves near the muzzle. Bolt face is fine with some darkness along the edges. This is a select fire machine gun. All in all, a very handsome and attractive specimen of the American iconic classic Thompson machine gun. From the estate of noted cartridge collector and World War II veteran William H. Woodin, who related before his death that this Thompson was purchased and given to him on his 18th birthday by his stepfather. Likely it was purchased new ! THIS IS A NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT ITEM AND REQUIRES BATF APPROVAL PRIOR TO TRANSFER. THIS ITEM IS FULLY TRANSFERABLE ON AN ATF FORM 3 OR 4 AS CURIO & RELIC ELIGIBLE. CORRECTION: We have acquired a copy of the original registration for this gun under the Gun Control Act of 1934. This shows the gun acquired "about 1930" and indeed being registered to M.H. Haskell, and received for registry on February 19th, 1935. Melvin Haskell was William Woodin's stepfather. A photocopy of this document will be included with this lot.
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Value
Accessories
8 stick magazines, 2 mag pouches, Drum Magazine, Drum Magazine Pouch
Barrel Length
12 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
.45 ACP
FFL Status
NFA
Manufacturer
Colt
Model
Thompson M1921
Paperwork
Document
Sear Serial Number
Serial Number
5137
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $14,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $54,000.00
Estimate: $27,500 - $37,500
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
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