Thompson - 110618-1
This original 1921AC Colt Thompson, SN# 5979 has a stunning amount of history attached to it. This weapon was originally shipped to Captain Thomas R. Hickman, Company B of the Texas Rangers when it was based in Fort Worth Texas on May 10, 1929. Hickman had quite an interesting history as a Texas Ranger and worked with several very famous Texas Rangers. Captain Frank Hamer and Lone Wolf Gonzaullas, who was one of his sargents. Hickman was a Texas Ranger from 1919 until 1935.
This weapon seems to have traversed most of the United States but still is in excellent plus condition. It is presented in an original hard case with a 3 digit serial numbered "L" drum and four patent dated 20 round magazines. The weapon still retains all of it's original Colt Patent Firearms parts. Note that this weapon is engraved "MCSO". It is a complete mystery at this time as to how this weapon got from the Texas Rangers to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department. Historical research continues on this weapon.
Ownership history as follows:
Captain Thomas R. Hickman, Texas Rangers, Fort Worth, Texas, May 10, 1929
Maricopa County Sheriff's Department, Phoenix, Arizona
Jay Curtis Earl, Phoenix, Arizona, October 23, 1973
Martin L. Adams, Louisville, Kentucky, December 4, 1973
R.J. Perry & Associates, Park Ridge, Illinois
William H. Bauer, Port Lavaca, Texas, June 19, 1980
Stanley B. Heckrodt, Port Lavaca, Texas, March 12, 1981
Curtis B. Fitzpatrick, Austin, Texas, July 7, 1989
Nick Tilotta, Western Firearms Company, Grapevine, Texas,
June 3, 2011