1942 Auto Ordnance Advertisement

Full page Auto Ordnance advertisement pulled from a 1942 dated magazine, it measure 8.5 X 11 approximately and is in perfect condition. This is a more common advertisement except that there are 4 different versions that are all similar but slightly different than each other. Nice advertisement with the Bridgeport address, would look great framed.

Condition 10 / 10


WW2 Contract 30 Round Magazine

Original WW2 30 round magazine manufactured by the Crosby Co. from one of their many US Government contracts (they manufactured about 5.5 million magazines). It is in almost perfect condition and has never been in a gun or loaded with ammunition, there is a tiny 1/8 size rust spot on the follower but not very noticeable otherwise perfect but shows a few faint light scratches from handling over all these years. It retains 99% of the original bluing.


Condition 9 / 10


1921 Auto Ordnance Handbook 1st Edition

Original 1st edition Auto Ordnance Handbook in good condition except the cover is missing about 1\3 on the bottom and the lower cover has a tiny part of the corner missing. Some wear on the inside as expected but clean and complete. Dated April 1921 with 58 pages.

Condition 8.5 / 10


1930’s – 1940’s Peters 45 Colt Automatic Pistols Ammunition Box

This is a very nice complete box of 1930’s and into the early 1940’s Peters Rustless 45 Colt Auto ammo box titled for COLT AUTOMATIC PISTOLS. The box shows minor wear from age and handling but is very clear with vivid colors. It is complete with all the original ammunition. The rear panel clearly lists the Thompson Sub-Machine Gun as one of the weapons it is adapted to. It could not be improved upon.

Condition 9.5 / 10


WW2 Work Safety Poster

WW2 Workplace Safety poster printed by THE INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF OHIO. Very rare poster using the same graphics as the more common War Bonds Poster. It is titled Argument Against Absenteeism – Avoid All Accidents printed on a cardstock type paper measuring approximately 11.5 inches by 18 inches. In excellent condition but has 2 pin holes, will not be visible when matted and framed.

Condition 9.5 / 10


1930’s Western 45 Metal Piercing Ammunition Box

Original box of “police” only 45 Automatic ammunition produced by Western Cartridge Company. It is a complete box but sadly the 2 end flaps are missing and it contains the original ammunition but is short 14 cartridges. It has been shrink wrapped to protect it from further damage. The rear panel has a full description of the ammunition – 230 grain bullet projectiles and “adapted to” the Thompson (Thompson Submachine Gun) along with a few other weapons. The box shows a great deal of wear form use and age but the front and rear panel are not bad, displays well if you do not show the ends.

Condition 6 / 10


WW2 Rear Sight Rivets in Package (4)

Original WW2 (may be Post WW2) package of rivets for the rear sights on all the Thompson’s in an envelope (4). They are in perfect unused condition in a very old envelope, but it has no markings on it. They are made of some type of metal with a copper type color finish to them, I am not 100% sure of their exact material. I have had these for more than 25 years so I do not think they are new production items.

Condition 10 / 10


Post-WW2 US Grease Gun / Thompson Magazine Pouch

Original post WW2 Grease Gun and possibly at times Thompson magazine pouch. 3 cell pouch for 3 – 30 rnd magazines with each cell having its own closing flap. Copied from the WW2 Thompson mag pouches commonly found marked USMC but this pouch is longer due to the grease gun magazines being longer. This is the second generation pouch that is made of a particular green OD color and a thinner material than the first generation. Marked on the rear by the MFG and marked US. In good used condition showing soiling and wear from use but no rips or tears and the snaps are prefect.

Condition 8 / 10


WW2 US Paratrooper Drop Bag – Type 1

Original WW2 production US paratrooper drop bag – type 1 as used with a number of weapons including the Thompson. It is a padded cotton material bag with a full length zipper along with a flap to cover the zipper. The front side has a white cotton strap sewn to it and the rear has the heavy strap and hook attached for connection to the paratrooper’s parachute harness. In good used condition with some soiling and wear from use and age but complete with a complete working zipper. It has a small faint ink stamp on the front which reads – PART NUMBER then the number which is a bit tough to make out. A very solid good example of the drop case as used early on then discarded by the paratroopers due to its bulk and their slow reaction to get to battle ready with their weapons packed away.

Condition 7.5 / 10


1930’s FBI Training Photo 8 X 10

Photo made from my original negative on quality photographic paper professionally done about 15 years ago. I own the negative and have had it for many years and decided to make a only 2 copies of each negative, one I am keeping and 1 I am selling. You can tell it come from an old negative with the black edges and rounded corners. It is a photo of some FBI agents training at the outdoor range – probably in Quantico VA with all sorts of great weapons – Thompson’s + Colt Monitors among others. The photo is in excellent condition and the image is very clear and measures 8 X 10.

Condition 9.5 / 10


WW2 US Canvas Small Parts Pouch

Original WW2 canvas small parts pouch to hold small spare parts. In mint (NOS) condition measuring 3 inches by 3 1/8 inches. Later during the war, they produced a slightly larger pouch for all the other weapons, more than likely it was also used for Thompson’s. It has a single snap flap and no markings or dates. It is the US stock number 15-18-102B

Condition 10 / 10


WW2 / Post-WW2 M1A1 Bolt in Package (1)

Original WW2 production M1A1 bolt re-packed in 1952 by RIA. It is fully sealed so I am not sure if its condition but in the past I have had others that were all in perfect NOS condition. The original US stock number is D73921

Condition 10 / 10


1944 British Manual Vol 1 Pam No. 21

British Government printed manual dated 1944 which supersedes the same manual from 1942. Cardstock covers with red cover printing, this manual covers both the Thompson Submachine Gun as well as the Sten Submachine gun. 28 pages with a few photos and line drawings, measuring 4.75 inches by 7 inches, the cover is held in place by 2 staples and this particular manual has been hole punched with 3 holes on the left hand side for inserting into a hardcover binder which held a good number of these manuals covering all types of information.

Condition 9.5 / 10


WW2 British / Canadian Pull Through / Thong

Original WW2 British / Canadian pull through (Thong) made from shortening the standard Enfield pull through (factory modification), also issued for Sten’s. In mint condition, no markings on the brass.

Condition 10 / 10


1934 American Rifleman Magazine

Very nice issue of American rifleman from 1934 with a great article on the Thompson Submachine Gun with some photos and quite a bit of text, 3-page article. The magazine is complete and in very good condition measuring 8.75 inches by 11.25 inches (approx.) with an excellent cover and no damage in the inside.

Condition 9 / 10


1938 Federal Prison Photo 6.5 X 8.5

An original press photo of the guard tower in the Federal Penitentiary on Terminal Island in Los Angeles, California dated May 25, 1938. The tower guard is holding a Thompson Submachine Gun. The photo is ink stamped on the back INTERNATIONAL NEWS PHOTOS and has a typed description glued onto the rear as well. In good condition but with a crease across the top left corner unfortunately it is across the photo but it is difficult to see unless looking at the photo on an angle as well there is a 1-inch tear on the left hand side and the bottom side. The photo has a small white border on it and measures 6.5 X 8.5 inches.

Condition 7 / 10