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  • Other titles
    • Thompson M1928 A1 submachine gun (descriptive name)
    • Thompson machine carbine
  • Description
    Thompson M1928 A1 submachine gun
    carbine; .45inch calibre, with magazine: box magazine
    serial numbers: 536042 & 5759 on side of receiver
    track mark on tip of receiver: Thompson Trademark
    on body by trigger: US PATENTS / 1,131,319 1,352,414...
    other side: US MODEL OF 1928 A1 / NO. 5-5360-42
    manufacturer: Auto Ordnance Corp. Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA.
  • Place
  • Other Number
  • Accession date
    13 May 1960
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness
machine gun W1588
machine gun W1588


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, W1588
  • Notes
    Thompson M1928A1 submachine gun (automatic carbine)
    The Model 1928 A1 Thompson was during WW2. It had provision for either box or drum magazines. Improved models, the M1 and M1A1, came into production in 1942.
  • Event
    World War II
  • Production
    Auto Ordnance Corporation (gunmaker)
    ConnecticutUnited States of AmericaNorth America
    1 January 1939 to 31 December 1945
    World War 2, wars
  • Signature/marks
    536042 & 5759  (firearm serial number)
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole length : 392mm
    • 0 - Whole width : 115mm
    • 0 - Whole calibre : 11mm
    • 0 - Whole length : 870mm
      (overall length: 870mm barrel length: 392mm height: 260mm (approx) width: 115mm calibre: 11mm (.45 inch))
    • 0 - Whole height : 260mm
  • Classification
  • Record created
    22 December 2014

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