Brownells Chicago Typewriter Tommy Gun Package
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“How’s about I play you a little tune on my violin?” Brownells wants to give you the chance to channel your inner Machine Gun Kelly. They’ve partnered with Auto Ordnance to offer every closet mobster’s dream; a (semi-auto) Tommy gun — complete with a 20-round stick mag and a 50-round drum mag — packed in…that’s right…a violin case. Plus, the gun’s threaded to accept a Silencer Omega 45K suppressor so’s them dirty coppers don’t get wise. Here’s their press release . . .

Brownells Unveils Chicago Typewriter® Exclusive

GRINNELL, Iowa – Brownells now offers the chance to own a customized version of the iconic 1930s Chicago Typewriter® with its exclusive Silencerco Summit Tommy Gun package.

The unique Brownells-exclusive package combines a .45 ACP Auto Ordnance Thompson SBR threaded to accept the included Silencerco Omega 45K suppressor. The package also comes with both a 50-round drum mag and a 20-round stick mag, two different foregrips, and a violin case for stylish discrete carry.

Silencerco partnered with Auto-Ordnance to develop this newest addition to its Summit line of semi-custom gun-and-suppressor packages, pairing a popular firearm with the best Silencerco suppressor for it. Unique accessories are added to create a self-contained, exclusive combination for discerning customers.

The Thompson can be configured to look like either the 1928A-1 with the finger-groove vertical foregrip, or the WWII M1A model with the smooth foreend. The buttstock can also be easily removed to make the Chicago Typewriter® even more compact and handy.

The package retails for $3,800, and requires additional paperwork and tax stamps for both the SBR and the suppressor. It’s listed on the Brownells website as #100-026-177.

About Silencerco

At SilencerCo, we love what we do and take pride in the products we produce. We’re not only manufacturers, we’re end users…just like you. And just like you, we demand the best from our products. It is this passion for excellence and dedication to the industry that has made SilencerCo the leader in firearm sound suppression. From the iconic Osprey to the groundbreaking, integrally-suppressed Maxim 9 pistol, we’re always looking for ways to improve our product offerings to better serve the end user: you. SilencerCo thrives on constant innovation, and our efforts will continue to grow and evolve with the needs of our customers. There’s a long and exciting road ahead, and we look forward to having you work with us to Fight The Noise.

About Brownells

Serious About Firearms Since 1939™, Brownells is the world’s leading source for guns, gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools and survival gear. With a large selection of both common and hard-to-find items, and an extensive collection of videos, articles, and gun schematics, Brownells is the expert for everything shooting-related. Committed to maintaining our great traditions, Brownells has more, does more and knows more – and guarantees it all, Forever. For more information or to place an order, call 800-741-0015 or visit Stay up-to-date with Brownells on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Ironically, not actually legal in Chicago… (but only because of the can) and I would actually buy one of these so fast, it would make your head spin.

  2. For that kind of money, they should throw in a wool Fedora with it.

    Now someone needs to make a matching wood bump-stock for it…

  3. Has anyone here fitted a 1911 drop in barrel ,I’m sure they are not totally drop-in, and was wondering xsactly how hard is fitting the lug engagements, could I do this with just a file.

    • Little off topic, sir.

      You could fabricate the entire gun with “just a file”. The trick is, there is a complex timing that the slide, locking lugs, breech, breech face, barrel link, and barrel bushing participate in. A “drop-in” barrel is always slightly oversized on the breech face, sometimes in length and very often in width. There is a correct order of sizing your barrel that results in the proper timing. If you file down your lugs, and leave the breech face long, your slide will rest too far back. If you compensate for the long length by shortening the barrel link, you may not get enough engagement with the locking lugs, or you’ll pull the barrel up or down so the firing pin doesn’t hit the primer in the center… it’s a dance choreographed by John Moses Browning. If you’re going to fit the barrel without knowing the steps to the dance, expect to have problems. Worse case, the gun dangerously malfunctions. Best case, you accidentally get it right, and it works perfectly.

  4. I will say that I do like the Tommy gun, both military and gangster styles
    If I had an extra $4,000 laying around, I would buy this sub gun
    I’ve shot full auto ones and they are a lot of fun
    The only problem is that they are HEAVY
    Auto ordnance does make a much lighter aluminum model
    That would be the one to get
    I have a 2 stamp CZ Scorpion Evo with a factory folding stock an an Osprey .45 silencer
    Let’s do the math
    CZ scorpion pistol $800
    Factory folding stock $100
    Tax stamp $200
    Osprey .45 silencer $800
    Fixed barrel spacer for silencer $50
    ( you need this for a gun with a barrel that doesn’t move or the silencer will destroy the barrel threads)
    Tax stamp $200
    Total. $2,250
    The difference from the $3,800 Brownells tommy gun is $1,550
    I could buy a nice case, a red dot and a lot of subsonic 9 mm ammo for that $1,550
    And I get a lightweight, short, modern sub machine gun with a rail to mount the red dot


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