THE WELL TRAVELED THOMPSON


SERIAL NUMBER 630

THIS WELL TRAVELED THOMPSON IS SERIAL NUMBER 630. THIS THOMPSON WAS PRODUCED AND DELIVERED TO AUTO-ORDNANCE, BY COLTíS ON MAY 25, 1921. THE GUN WAS THEN PART OF A FIFTY GUN SHIPMENT TO P.J. GENTRY. THE GUNS WERE THEN SMUGGLED TO IRELAND FOR THE IRA. THE GUN WAS CAPTURED BY THE NATIONAL POLICE OF IRELAND. IT WAS THEN AUCTIONED OFF BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IN THE 1960íS WHERE IT WAS BOUGHT BY A DEALER IN NEW ZEALAND. THE GUN WAS THEN PURCHASED BY ITS CURRENT OWNER, GRAEME THOMAS OF NEW ZEALAND.  THE GUN IS IN GOOD CONDITION CONSIDERING ITS TRAVELS. THE SERIAL NUMBER ON THE FRAME AND RECEIVER HAVE BEEN OBLITERATED BY THE IRA. HOWEVER, THE SERIAL NUMBER IN THE BARREL IS VISIBLE.