13. You’ll probably never own one
If you thought the $200 price tag for one of these bad boys in the 1920s was bad, you should hear what real ones go for these days. For a real, fully-automatic M1 Thompson, you can expect to pay anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000, depending on condition, year, and documentation. And that’s before all the insane taxes and paperwork to be paid and filed with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (Thanks NFA Act!).
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