Auto-Ordnance Bonnie and Clyde Tommy Gun, Auto-Ordnance Thompsn

Thompson Auto-Ordnance is known for its unique, historically themed custom guns; check out its Airborne WWII M1 Carbine and Squadron 1911 as examples. There are also the TIG series of guns, which we at Ballistic have a special affinity for. This week Thompson Auto-Ordnance took a step off the battlefield and into pop culture with the Bonnie and Clyde Tommy Gun.

Why Bonnie and Clyde?

“The Roaring Twenties created fame and notoriety for a new breed of outlaw. These ‘motorized bandits’ roamed open roads, committing crimes and engaging in battles with lawmen devoted to their capture,” the company said in a release.

“Perhaps the most famous among them were the outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow,” the release continued. “These two criminals committed a long string of murders and robberies, ultimately leading to their demise in a fiery ambush by law enforcement officers. Despite their evil ways, both bandits became symbols of the time period and earned a role in American popular culture including multiple film portrayals.”

Bonnie and Clyde Tommy Gun Details

Auto-Ordnance engraved each Bonnie and Clyde Tommy Guns with reminders of the outlaw duo’s escapades, including photos, a wanted poster and news headline. The stock features text from Bonnie’s famous poem, “The Trail’s End,” foreseeing their crimes would not pay. Auto-Ordnance also engraved the grip with the badge of the Texas Rangers; this was done in commemoration of the legendary Frank Hamer’s leadership stopping the outlaws.

The finish is a Cerakote “rusted” look. Underneath is an all steel, 18-inch barreled, 1927 pattern Thompson, chambered in .45 ACP. The stock, forearm and grip are walnut. With an MSRP of $2,583, the Bonnie and Clyde Tommy Gun also comes with a 50-round drum and 20-round stick magazine.

Auto-Ordnance appropriately worked with Outlaw Ordnance on the project, as it has on several others. Based out of Louisiana, Outlaw Ordnance specializes in Cerakote and laser engraving.

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