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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 nice 1/2 scale German MP-38 Schmeisser 9 mm sub-machine gun made by Miniart in Russia.  Fully functional, but non-firing.  12 1/4" long overall with stock folded, 16 1/2" long overall with stock unfolded.  4 7/8" barrel of 4.5 mm diameter.  Serial # marked on the left front of the receiver.  Blue finish.  Fires from an open bolt.  Hooded front sight, two leaf rear sight.  Threaded muzzle with thread protector.  Black phenolic stock and two piece grips.  32 round functional magazine.  Complete with 3 rounds of solid steel 1/2 scale dummy 9 mm parabellum ammunition which will feed, chamber, extract, and eject through the action when cycled manually.  Only a handfull of these were ever made.

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Price:  $3,500.00

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This is a 1/2 scale Armalite M16A1 made by American Miniature Arms, Inc. of Windsor, Vermont.  19 7/16" long overall with a 10 1/2" barrel of about .11 caliber.  Blackened Parkerized steel and alloy parts.  Black plastic stock & forearm.  Hard rubber buttplate.  Looks to be fully functional as all the internals are there and the magazine is fully functional.  Unfortunately, no dummies came with these.  This one is serial # 10XX, and they are all individually numbered.  Very limited quantities.  If you like miniatures, and this type firearm, your insane if you don't buy one of these!  Very limited quantities available.

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Price:  $400.00

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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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Price:  $3,500.00

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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 1/2 scale miniature British Sten Mk II with silencer made by master miniature maker Jerry Missimer in Pennsylvania.  19" long overall with a 6 3/4" .21 caliber barrel.  Fully functional but non-firing.  Sheet metal construction. black painted finish, skelaton shoulder stock, silenced barrel, & canvas barrel handguard.  Fires from an open bolt.  Has a few scattered chips in the paint, otherwise it's in great call it 98% condition.

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Price:  $1,750.00

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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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DP-1, Price:  $1,350.00

 
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This is a 1/3 scale British Sten Mk III made by Gordon Heasman in England.  9 3/4" long overall with a 2/8" barrel of .116 caliber.  Black painted finish except for the bolt & extractor which are finished in the white, and the magazines and bolt handle which are blued.  Fully functional, but non-firing.  Marked on the bottom of the triggerguard GH17, this is one of the first batch he made, and as such, has the extractor and ejector that are always missing from the later batches.  Complete with the original Heasman pine crate, the top heat or burned stenciled "STEN MK III, then an upward pointing arrow, in two lines.  The crate measures 11" X 4 3/8" X 2 5/8".  Very unusual is this is the first of these I have ever seen with two magazines.  The painted black finish shows about 98% original shiny black paint, the bolt has turned a nice gray patina.  The magazines show a little wear, and some discoloration form fingerprints.  The crate in near mint condition, showing just some very minor discoloration from age.

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Price:  $700.00

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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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