The Auto-Ordnance M1
Known as the “Chicago Piano,” “Chopper,” “Thompson,” “Tommy Gun” and the “Gun that Made the ’20s Roar,” General John Taliaferro Thompson’s submachine gun shot its way into history in the hands of soldiers, sailors, policemen, G-men and the likes of Pretty Boy Floyd, John Dillinger, Machine gun Kelly, the Baker gang and—let’s not forget—the silver screen of Hollywood.
While it still endures on the wide screen as the classic American “gangster” gun, the Tommy Gun took good care of its legitimate handlers from WWII through Korea and into Vietnam. Now, thanks to the work of Kahr’s Auto-Ordnance Corporation, we, too, can enjoy owning and shooting this American military icon.
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