Auto-Ordnance, part of the Kahr Firearms Group, is announcing a new series of non-NFA-regulated short-barreled Thompson 1927 carbines, chambered for the original Tommy Gun cartridge, .45 ACP.
The new Thompson 1927 T1-14 and T1B-14 carbines come with an updated barrel profile that should be familiar to all Thompson fans, based on the M1928A1 with cooling fins, a top charging handle and a pinned and welded, permanently-attached Cutts compensator.
Although the original was fit with a shorter barrel, the T1-14 and T1B-14 come close with a total barrel length of 16.5 inches including the muzzle brake, only 4.5 inches longer overall–necessary to keep the carbines from being classified as short-barreled rifles by the ATF.
Both carbines sport integral forward pistol grips and all the furniture is polished American walnut. The T1-14 is the standard model with a fixed buttstock where the T1B-14 has a detachable buttstock to make it easier to store and transport or just shoot it like a pistol.
These carbines are based on the established T1 series and use the same fixed front and adjustable rear sights—only they’re shorter and weigh a half pound less. Still, weighing it at 12.5 pounds these are no featherweight carbines and will have no problems soaking up recoil.
They have an overall length of 39 inches or in the case of the T1B, 29.5 inches with the stock removed and come with one 30-round stick magazine. Auto-Ordnance also sells 10-, 20- and 30-round stick magazines separately as well as 10-, 50- and 100-round drum magazines.
You don’t have to be a collector to appreciate these iconic pistol caliber carbines. They’re priced the same as the T1 series, $1,461 for the standard model and $1,910 for the T1B-14, which means real-world prices will start around $1,000 or a little less if you find a good deal.
The Thompson Submachine Gun has a long and storied place in American and world history, serving all Allied forces in WWII in every theater from Normandy to Guadalcanal and beyond. It’s legacy spans decades and continues to shine to this day.
Just based on that it’s easy to like these carbines even if they’re not 100 percent true to the original specs. They come close, and most importantly, you can buy them with no NFA strings attached.
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