During the “Roaring ‘20s,” American law enforcement faced a grave crisis. Well-armed bands of thugs and gangsters were using the newly found mobility of the automobile to terrorize the nation. Law enforcement needed an answer, and they found it in General John T. Thompson’s submachine gun. The Thompson was a stunning and revolutionary combination of firepower and portability, and it helped turn the tide against organized crime. The Thompson would further be battle-tested in three wars and in countless hot-spots around the globe. In fact, the Thompson has become so legendary that its nickname, “Tommygun,” is now the common name for all submachine guns! The American Historical Foundation proudly announces the third edition in our Showcase Series of great American military longarms, The Showcase Edition Thompson.
The Showcase Edition Thompson is an actual firing Thompson, chambered like the originals in .45 ACP. For ease of ownership, it fires in the semi-automatic mode only. Each Thompson is made by the Auto-Ordnance Corporation, the company founded by General John T. Thompson that made the original Thompson submachine gun. Differing from contemporary firearms which are stamped, the Thompson’s major components are actually machined from solid blocks of steel! In addition to the quality expected from a Thompson, this limited edition is crafted with the following special features:
Only 100 of these Showcase Edition Thompsons are being crafted, with registry numbers ranging from 001/100 through 100/100. Each Thompson is issued with a Certificate of Authenticity, attesting to the Registry Number and edition limit. Let the Showcase Edition Thompson show your family and friends that you are firmly “On the Side of Law and Order.”
A custom-built, luxuriously lined Display Case with engraved identification plaque is available. Includes locking glass lid to protect your firearm from dust and unauthorized handling. Suitable for wall mount or tabletop display.
We will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice. You do not need a special license to own the Tribute. Anyone who can own a standard hunting rifle can own this, in most communities. (Not available in California or Connecticut.)