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This is a 1/4 scale M-1 Thompson sub-machine gun made by Miniart in Moscow, Russia.  7 7/8" long overall with a 2 5/8" barrel of about .110 caliber.  Blue steel finish with varnished straight grain walnut buttstock and horizontal forearm.  Standard M-1 sights, sling swivels, & 20 round stick magazine.  Has the proper markings on both sides of the receiver plus the Thompson bullet logo on top of the receiver.  The buttplate has the functional trap door for the oiler, but no oiler is included.  Fully functional, but non firing, and will feed, chamber, extract, and eject the included 5 rounds of solid brass 1/4 scale dummy .45 ACP ammunition.  Also includes a 1/2 scale Thompson manual.  Mint condition.

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 Price:  $1,500.00

 
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This is a 1/2 scale M-1 Thompson by the legendary Edmund de la Garrigue.  16" long overall with a 5 1/4" rifled barrel of .25 caliber.  Parkerized finished steel except for the magazine and some small parts which are high polished blue.  Oiled finished walnut stocks.  This is a non-firing model.  Some of these were registered class III fully automatic firing weapons.  There is a firing pin bump on the bolt face, but there is no chamber cut, no extractor, and no ejector.  The magazine is a solid block of steel with a more correct thin profile, and the magazine release spring is there, which is unusual as it is nearly always missing on these.  The sides of the receiver properly and deeply roll stamped.  Marked on the left bottom of the trigger guard "EDMUND H. de la GARRIGUE" in two lines.  The left side of the receiver marked with the serial number 9222.   Excellent near mint condition showing only very minor handling wear and a few small freckles to the finish.  The front sight turning a gray/brown patina.  There is a small hairline crack in the buttstock where it meets with the receiver at the right rear top.  There are a lot of stories about Mr. de la Garrigue, but he is most famously known as the inventor of the Grizzly single action army revolver.  There is an out of print book about Mr. de la Garrigue called "Artistry in Single Action" by Halton Henderson.  Only 450 copies were printed, so they are very rare, expensive, and difficult to find.  The book documents these miniature Thompsons as well as several other miniatures made by Mr. de la Garrigue.  This example is complete with the original walnut de la Garrigue display stand.  The magazine is screwed to the stand by a threaded hole in it's bottom, then the miniature fitted to the magazine.  The front of the stand with a black over white laminated plaque reading "THOMPSON SMG, MODEL M1A1 CAL 45, OCT. 27, 1942" in three lines.

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Price:  $1,750.00

 

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This is a 1/3 scale experimental M1-A1 Thompson .45 caliber ACP sub-machine gun with the ambidextrous bolt.  About 600 of these were made for trials by the U.S. government.  This model allowed the bolt handle to be cycled from either the right or left side at the users preference.  10 1/2" long overall with about a 3 9/16" .15 caliber rifled barrel.  Blued steel parts.  Straight grained walnut stock, pistol grip, and horizontal forearm.  The upper & lower receivers properly marked. Serial # 307.  Standard M1 type fixed rear sight.  20 round stick magazine with the proper Auto Ordinance markings.    Fully functional.  Includes three dummy cartridges that will feed, chamber, extract, and eject when the action is manually cycled.  The buttplate has the trap door to hold the oiler, which is not included.

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Price:  $2,500.00

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This is a 1/2 scale M-1 Thompson by the legendary Edmund de la Garrigue.  16" long overall with a 5 1/4" rifled barrel of .25 caliber.  Parkerized finished steel parts, oiled finished walnut stocks.  This is a non-firing model.  Some of these were registered class III fully automatic firing weapons.  There is a firing pin bump on the bolt face, but there is no chamber cut, no extractor, and no ejector.  The magazine is a solid block of steel with a more correct thin profile, and the magazine release spring is there, which is unusual as it is nearly always missing on these.  The sides of the receiver properly and deeply roll stamped.  Marked on the left side of the upper receiver ""EDMUND H. DE LA GARRIGUE, SR., MAKER" in two lines.  Serial number 103.   Excellent near mint condition showing only very minor handling wear and a few small freckles to the finish.  There are a lot of stories about Mr. de la Garrigue, but he is most famously known as the inventor of the Grizzly single action army revolver.  There is an out of print book about Mr. de la Garrigue called "Artistry in Single Action" by Halton Henderson.  Only 450 copies were printed, so they are very rare, expensive, and difficult to find.  The book documents these miniature Thompsons as well as several other miniatures made by Mr. de la Garrigue.

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Stock # DP-1, Price:  $1,350.00

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This is a 1/2 scale miniature 1928 AC Thompson sub-machine gun made by the legendary Edmund de la Garrigue.  17" long overall, the finned & rifled barrel measures 6 1/2" long including the Cutts compensator.  Beautiful high polish blue finish.  This piece has the correct markings roll stamped into the sides of the receiver along with Mr. de la Garrigue's maker's mark on the left side of the upper receiver.  Serial # 1019 marked on the left side of the upper receiver.  Nicely figured walnut stock.  The pistol grip, and vertical pistol grip forearm are straight grain walnut.  Includes a 50 round "L" type drum magazine.  The drum is complete with the internal feed star, but typical of de la Garrigue Thompsons with drum magazines, does not have the spring or cartridge feed rails.  Detachable buttstock, the buttplate with a trap door for an oiler (not included).  Beautiful Cutts compensator.  Has the base for the Lyman windage and elevation adjustable rear sight with the correct Lyman markings, but again typical of the de la Garrigue Thompsons, the rest of the rear sight is missing.  Complete with a very nice violin, or more probably actually ukulele casing.  The interior bottom French fit and lined in a dark blue velour.  Also includes a 1/2 scale Thompson handbook, an empty box of .25 ACP cartridges, and a black engraved plaque marked "GREETINGS, FROM , AL CAPONE" in three lines.  Beautiful near mint condition showing only very minor handling wear, and just a little rust on the top tang of the buttplate.

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Stock # DP-6, Price:  $3,500.00