May 28 & 29, 2020 Extraordinary, Sporting, & Collector Firearms
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Fine refinished Auto Ordinance Bridgeport M1 Thompson with small “S” proof on bottom of receiver indicating Savage manufacture. Includes two 20 round (Colt 1920 patent, and Bridgeport), and two 30 round (U.S. Cartridge Co, and Seymore) magazines. Gun has typical right and left receiver markings with fixed peep sight, smooth unfinned barrel, and non-detachable buttstock. There were far fewer M1 model Thompson machine guns produced as opposed to M1A1 because the transition to the fixed firing pin bolt happened so rapidly. The less costly to produce M1A1 was approved and put into production as soon as was practicable. Although the traditional firing pin within the bolt of the M1 worked just fine, the fixed firing pin on the face of the M1A1 bolt proved less costly and time consuming to produce. Military crossed cannon proof and “GEC” inspector proofs still visible on left side of receiver. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is near excellent smooth blue refinish with some “softness” to the lettering incidental to the polishing preparation work. There is some heat discoloration and light pitting visible under the finish at the front of the receiver near the forend iron and barrel socket. Wood is in fine condition with some light handling marks. Stock has been lightly sanded and refinished and overall this gun presents just outstanding. Mechanics are crisp. Bore near excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face near excellent. The Thompson is universally held in high regard by both veterans, collectors, and recreational shooting enthusiasts. For Thompson collectors, the M1 Thompson is often the last model they need to complete their collections. 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 AND RELIC ELIGIBLE. JWK 2020-05-006
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Value
Accessories
Three additional magazines
Barrel Length
10 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
.45 ACP
FFL Status
NFA
Manufacturer
Auto Ordnance
Model
M1 Thompson
Paperwork
Sear Serial Number
Serial Number
152151
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $22,800.00
Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Friday, May 29, 2020.
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