New for 2016, Auto Ordnance has given a facelift to its century-old Thompson, historically referred to as the “Chicago Typewriter.”

The Thompson 1927A-1 semi-automatic carbine is now being offered in a Titanium Gold finish and also a Polished Chrome.

These guns are offered in .45 ACP and have a 16.5-inch finned barrel (18 inches with compensator), with a 1-in-16 right-hand twist. The frame is constructed in steel with either a Titanium Gold finish or a Polished Chrome finish.

The gun weighs 13 pounds and has an overall length of 41 inches.

Other features include a pinned in front blade and an open rear adjustable sight. The stock is fixed and is made from luxurious American Walnut and has a vertical foregrip.

These two new models each ship with one 50-round drum and one 20-round stick magazine. The magazines too are plated in either polished gold or chrome.

Both the Titanium Gold and the Polished Chrome carbines are shipped in a protective hard case, which features both the distinctive Thompson logo and the words, “Chicago Typewriter.” To truly capture the 1920s gangster era, an aftermarket violin case can be ordered for the Gold or Polished Chrome Tommy Gun.

For a limited time only, the introductory MSRP is $2,963 for either the Polished Chrome or the Titanium Gold model. The cost of the violin case is an additional $221.

For more information on the Gold or Chrome “Chicago Typewriter” and other products from Auto Ordnance, please visit

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