Kahr Arms is proud to preserve the legacy of Auto-Ordnance Corporation, the original maker of the famous Thompson submachine gun. To assure the historical accuracy of the Auto-Ordnance design, Kahr researched the original engineering drawings. Hundreds of U.S. military microfiche and hand drawings of the Thompson models dating back to 1919 were examined.
With the objective to introduce modern manufacturing features to make the Thompson submachine gun more reliable without taking away from its historical design, a computer 3-D model was first created. Design engineers created a 3-D model utilizing advanced CAD/CAM software where exact measurements of each component were made.
After ensuring proper assembly and function of the 3-D model, 2-D drawings of the gun were generated. These new engineering drawings are used for the manufacturing process.
Quality is never compromised in a Thompson. Every Thompson submachine gun is made in accordance with the strictest international manufacturing standards, and is individually tested at the factory firing range. The quality-conscious Auto-Ordnance staff is committed to assure your confidence in purchasing a Thompson submachine gun.