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Auto-Ordnance Thompson 1927A-1C .45 ACP

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The double pistol grips gave the 1927A-1C a classic look. The gun showed excellent workmanship. We did most testing with the stick magazine shown, but it worked well with the drum too. We particularly liked the fin machining on the barrel. The Cutts kept the muzzle down and added to the look.

Auto-Ordnance Thompson 1927A-1C .45 ACP

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The top-positioned bolt knob is a sign of earlier Tommy design. The rear sight was well protected. We'd have liked better finish on better walnut, but this was plenty good.
Slotted so you can see the sights, the top-mounted bolt knob actually served as a coarse rear sight. The military didn't like the opening on top, so changed it when the M1 was introduced in 1942.
The top-mounted bolt knob actually served as a coarse rear sight.

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