Savage M1A1 ThompsonFeb. 7, 2020, 12:28 p.m. - Unknown Section -
623105 We have the following transferable Savage manufactured M1A1 Thompson Submachine Gun, serial number 623105 available for sale. Savage Arms likely manufactured this Thompson in early 1943, and they did so under contract for the Auto-Ordnance Corporation in Bridgeport, CT. M1 and M1A1 Thompsons manufactured during WWII were produced by either Savage, or Auto-Ordnance in Bridgeport, CT, and all were marked with the AOC Bridgeport address. This weapon appears to have its original finish, which is unusual for an M1A1 Thompson, as most went through arsenal rebuilds at some point in their service. No arsenal rebuild marks are visible on any of its surfaces. The weapon features the later style Lyman sight with protective ears, and the later style buttstock featuring a reinforcing crossbolt. Its horizontal foregrip is marked with an “M,” indicating manufacture by Strombeck-Becker during WWII, and all the wood on this M1A1 is very nice. It has an Ordnance wheel marking stamped on the receiver, as well as an "FJA" inspector stamp, indicating it was inspected under the supervision of Army Inspector of Ordnance Frank J. Atwood of the Rochester Ordnance District during WWII. Such an inspector stamp is the easiest way to quickly identify a Savage M1, since they were not marked with “S” prefixes like the earlier M1928A1 models, and are extremely similar to the M1A1’s manufactured by Auto-Ordnance in Bridgeport, CT. It also features the Auto-Ordnance acceptance stamp of "GEG" for George E. Goll. The "GEG" stamp appears twice; once on the receiver nose, and once above the magazine well. George E. Goll was the longest serving employee of Auto-Ordnance, beginning as General Thompson's chauffeur, and he ended up becoming the President of the Auto-Ordnance Division of Maguire Industries during WWII. This M1A1 also features a “U.S. Property” mark on the top rear of the receiver, in two lines, which is characteristic of Savage manufacture. The trigger frame serial number on this Thompson does not match the receiver, as it is serial number 31977, versus the receiver serial number of 623105. Trigger frames were commonly switched out during service, and at some point during production, serial numbering the lower frame was discontinued. This is a great “shooter” M1A1 Thompson, with the added intrigue of what appears to be its original finish. It’s a fine looking example of an M1A1 Thompson that was manufactured at the height of WWII. SOLD As with all DealerNFA, Inc. guns, this item is owned by us, and in stock at our Miami office, where it is available for inspection or eForm transfer to a dealer in your state. Florida residents are subject to Florida Sales tax. Dealernfa, Inc Ruben Mendiola President For the quickest response, please contact us through our toll free number from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Eastern) or by email. 305-271-3436 866-NFA-WANT (866-632-9268) Toll Free 866-415-7066 Toll Free Fax Please visit our website for more detailed images that can be magnified at: dealernfa.com | Facebook | Instagram | Always looking for and paying top dollar for high quality legally registered machine gun, please either call me on my Toll Free line, email or fax. I pay the ATF transfer tax and payment is sent overnight. Class III Dealer since 1985. Dealing with high quality legal firearms is not a hobby but my profession; you will receive well deserved fast professional service. Serving you personally 7 days a week from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Eastern)
- Publish date: Feb. 7, 2020, 12:28 p.m.
- Expiring Date: April 9, 2020, 3:21 p.m.
- Shipping: Seller Will Ship!
- Location: Florida
- Listing ID: #1512