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I bought a Auto ordnance 1927A1 semi auto , the books don't talk about it , I looked on gun broker to get a good feel on different charging handles, rear sights ect...
The one I picked up seems to have the old style charging handle ( see through cylinder shape) not the ball shaped handle and its got the elevated sight. I have also been able to see a couple of the newer serial numbers have prefixes or suffixes, I cant remember, but mine doesn't.
It has a serial number of 110XX , its also parkerized not blued
Any info would be great
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I bought a Auto ordnance 1927A1 semi auto , the books don't talk about it , I looked on gun broker to get a good feel on different charging handles, rear sights ect...
The one I picked up seems to have the old style charging handle ( see through cylinder shape) not the ball shaped handle and its got the elevated sight. I have also been able to see a couple of the newer serial numbers have prefixes or suffixes, I cant remember, but mine doesn't.
It has a serial number of 110XX , its also parkerized not blued
Any info would be great
Thanks
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Once upon a time the West Hurley Auto Ordnance 1927A1 was produced by Numrich ( Gun Parts Corp. ). Several years ago, not sure of the exact date, they sold the name Auto Ordnance ( and related items such as tools and dies ) to Kahr Industries. I don't think they have any records of the Numrich built guns, when they sold the company I believe al the previous records went to the ATF, could be wrong on that, but that was what I was told. So, if you are looking for a manufacturing date the only one who could possibly help you is Kahr, and I don't think they will or can. Kahr is also putting out the Auto Ordnance 1911 45 now , also.
 

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Numrich bought out all of Auto Ordnance when it went out of bushiness (yet again) back in the late 70s.. and built semi and full auto versions and a light weight version built using a aluminum frame, they also built a 22 cal version.
they sold all of their tooling and auto ordnance trade mark to kahr it the late 90's.
the west Hurley thompson's are MUCH better built guns than kahr is producing now.. with the exception of the "ladder" sight which is a tad flimsy... they had all kinds of models.. from a all black wood stocked "commando" model to the over the top gold trimmed "Deluxe" models and commemorative models.

i have the "commando" version which was beautifully parkerized and had paint black pebble finished walnut stocks." (which i stripped the paint off of and put back to the natural walnut)

Numrich also used as many new original surplus GI parts as they could gather.. and sold off the line to Kahr when the original GI surplus parts were running out..

there are a lot of myths and untruths about Numrich's auto ordnance production but i only lived a few miles from them and back in the day you could actually go and hang out at Numrich and seen them being built.... and back in those days they had a Great full stocked show room and if you were a " regular" you could get a tour of the ware house.. They had all kinds of great stuff on display... in the show room.... Cannons... MG's of all kinds... Rifles... Pistol's.... field gear... ect ect... and literally TON'S of it... Hell even the junk and scrap piles were GREAT!!!

that place was GREAT i loved hanging out there.. bored the hell out of the wife but for a war surplus nut like my self it was Nirvana.... lol

they don't do that anymore though... (sigh!)
 

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West Hurley model 1927A1

MODEL OF 1927A1 (Semi Auto)
1927A1 DELUXE, STANDARD, LIGHTWEIGHT AND PARKERIZED MODELS
YEAR-QTY. MFA-SERIAL NUMBER RANGE
1975 932 1 - 1522
1976 3728 1523 - 4954
1977 2297 4955 - 7111
1978 540 7112 - 7634
1979 1634 7640 - 9255
1980 1267 9256 - 10690
1981 1409 10691 - 12006
1982 942 12007 - 12819
1983 553 12918 - 13623
1984 691 13410 - 14119
1985 475 14120 - 14574
1986 504 14575 - 15075
1987 551 15076 - 15569 & 15590 - 15641
1988 731 15570 - 15589 & 15642 - 16336
1989 1737 16337 - 18053LW
1990 1227 18054 - 19276
1991 1170 19277 - 20422 & 21000 - 21117 (S/N 20423 - 20999 NEVER MANUFACTURED)
1992 1231 21118 - 22348
1993 1126 22349 - 23474
1994 1965 23475 - 25438
1995 2131 25439 - 27558
1996 1125 27560 - 28683
1997 1174 28684 - 29585


The serial numbers were basically manufactured in sequential order.
Some serial numbers were never manufactured, while many special serial numbers were made during the regular manufacturing process.
These special numbers are too vast to list, however we have included them in the quantity counts.
The Deluxe and Standard models were not distinguished in the log books.
The Lightweight models were introduced in Sept. of 1980 and are included in the above counts and fall within the serial number ranges above.
Each Lightweight is identified with a "LW" at the end of the serial number.
 
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