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Auto Ordnance-Thompson Chicago Typewriter

As if the century-old Thompson 1927A or “Chicago Typewriter” wasn’t classy enough, Auto Ordnance is now offering it in a Titanium Gold or Polished Chrome finish.

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Here are a few details about the Auto Ordnance-Thompson Chicago Typewriter

Either of these time-honored reproduction semi-auto carbines will undoubtedly impress your friends when you take it out to the shooting range. These guns are offered in .45 ACP and have a 16.5″ finned barrel (18″ with compensator), with a 1 in 16 right-hand twist. The frame is constructed in steel with either a Titanium Gold finish or a Polished Chrome finish. The gun weighs 13 lbs. and has an overall length of 41″. Other features include a pinned in front blade and an open rear adjustable sight. The stock is fixed and is made from luxurious American Walnut and has a vertical foregrip. These two new models each ship with one 50-round drum and one 20-round stick magazine. The magazines too are plated in either polished gold or chrome.

“The uniquely iconic look combined with the history of the ‘Tommy Gun’ have always had an extremely strong appeal among gun owners” said Frank Harris, VP of Sales and Marketing, Kahr Firearms Group. “We introduced these at SHOT Show this year and people were lining up just to have their picture taken holding one of our new polished finish Thompsons. We really expect the gold and chrome finishes on the Thompson 1927A-1 to be popular with the gun community – especially among collectors.”

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Both the Titanium Gold (Model Number T150DTG) and the Polished Chrome (model number T150DCR) carbines are shipped in a protective hard case which features both the distinctive Thompson logo and the words, “Chicago Typewriter”. To truly capture the 1920s gangster era, an aftermarket violin case can be ordered for the Gold or Polished Chrome Tommy Gun. For a limited time only, the introductory MSRP is $2963 for either the Polished Chrome or the Titanium Gold. The cost of the violin case is an additional $221.00.

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Famous for many contributions during his career to the industry, the creator of this timeless gun, John Taliaferro Thompson was born in 1860 and graduated from West Point in the class of 1882. Upon receiving his commission he entered the Army in the Artillery branch, later transferring to the Ordnance Department in 1890.

What he’d think of a blinged out version of his weapon…well, we can’t say, we just want one. Doesn’t matter what color it is.

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