By Frank Jardim
November 6, 2019
If you love World War II history, you have Auto-Ordnance Corporation to thank for making the iconic Thompson submachine-gun (semi-auto), M1 Carbine, and M1911A1 pistol in their standard, GI issue form. If you love art, you should know that they also offer 10 different custom, military themed commemorative models of those old battle veterans. The commemoratives are heavily laser engraved on both wood and metal and uniquely finished to enhance the artwork. This year Auto Ordnance adds three new custom models — an M1A1-style Thompson, M1 Carbine, and M1911A1 pistol — to commemorate the epic and bloody 37-day battle of Iwo Jima on its 75th anniversary. The Auto Ordnance Iwo Jima Series honors all the Marines, sailors and seabees who fought there.
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