Colt U.S. Navy Thompson Submachine Gun
11/15/18 - This is an excellent example of the U.S. Navy overstamp Thompson with matching upper and lower receiver assemblies. Typical “U.S. Navy” added engraved marking over model and SN on left side with correct “8” stamped over “1”. Anchor proof mark present at front end of buttstock. 1928 parts verified within receiver with unknurled cocking handle. The Colt Thompson machine gun exhibited the highest levels of fit and finish. Specimens with the Cutts compensator and “U.S. Navy” markings are among the most desirable to historical collectors. Lustrous blue original finish, some wear to gray patina where the actuator rides in the receiver, and also thinning to a pleasing gray patina on the Cutts compensator. Bore is brilliant and bright with minor firing residue. Additional 1928 parts included are a knurled parkerized actuator with recoil spring and buffer assembly. Also included is an original Type L Thompson drum mag and two 30-rd magazines. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible.