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Auto - Ordnance LogoAuto – Ordnance was founded in 1916 by retired Colonel John T. Thompson of the U.S. Army Ordnance Department for the purpose of US arms development like the famous Thompson submachine gun.  The initial production of the submachine gun was the Model 1921 nicknamed “Tommy Gun” for law enforcement and became popular as a gangster icon gun in the twenties (20s).  During the Second World War, the company established its own production plant in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to support the production of the military resource particularly he M1928A1, M1 and M1A1 Thompsons, and made other military firearms as a subcontractor.  The Tommy Gun was used for urban and jungle environment due to volume of fire and stopping power and easier to bring in small confined spaces.

In 1999, Auto-Ordnance Corporation was acquired by Kahr Arms and continues to manufacture semi-automatic-only "Thompson Carbines" in .45 ACP that appears to be identical except for the closed bolt design compared to the open bolt full automatic predecessor.  The company also manufactures variations of the "Chicago Typewriter" 1927A-1 of the gangster model and the 1927A-1 "Commando" type which looks exactly the early World War II Model.  Auto-Ordnance Corporation also creates replicas of the U.S. WWII M1 carbine and M1911 pistol that offers gun enthusiasts a taste of historical firearm. 

Auto-Ordnance Corporation continues to produce the following firearms, parts, apparels and accessories: the Auto-Ordnance 1911A1 “WWII Parkerized” pistol in wood grips with the original US logo, the classic Thompson 1928 Model T1DM, ceramic knives and screen printed T-shirts.  These products are manufactured in Worcester, Massachusetts, in the area commonly known as the "Gun Valley" by dedicated Auto-Ordnance personnel who take pride in their artisan skill and dedication.  Each American Made Thompson guns are hand assembled using the best quality materials by a proud workforce due to their workmanship and skill in keeping with the making of a US tradition.

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  • Thompson Custom 1911
    $644.41
    The Thompson Custom 1911 was manufactured by Auto - Ordnance. There are 1 different type(s) of Thompson Custom 1911’s listed for sale. The Thompson Custom 1911 can be purchased as 45 ACP and is priced at $644.
  • 1911
    Out of Stock
    The 1911 was manufactured by Auto - Ordnance. There are 1 different type(s) of 1911’s listed for sale. The 1911 can be purchased as 45 ACP.
  • Thompson Lightweight Deluxe
    Out of Stock
    The Thompson Lightweight Deluxe was manufactured by Auto - Ordnance. There are 1 different type(s) of Thompson Lightweight Deluxe’s listed for sale. The Thompson Lightweight Deluxe can be purchased as 45 ACP.