New BATFE Approved Barrel On Thompson Semi-Auto Carbine

For more than 100 years, the “Chicago Typewriter” has been a favorite among collectors and shooting enthusiasts. Now, Kahr Firearms Group has given the semi-auto version a more authentic look with the introduction of its new barrel design on the Thompson T1-14 carbine. The barrel length is just 16 1/2 inches, 1 1/2 inches shorter than the existing T1 models with the 18-inch barrels.

The BATFE recently approved a permanently affixed Cutts compensator as a part of the barrel. In compliance with that approval, the .45 ACP caliber T1-14 has a permanently affixed Cutts compensator that lengthens the finned barrel length to the minimum 16 1/2 inches. Overall length for the carbine is 39 inches from buttstock to muzzle. This model also features a blade front and adjustable open rear sight and weighs 12 1/2 pounds. The fixed stock is crafted in luxurious polished American walnut and has a vertical foregrip. MSRP is $1,461.

Another addition to the shorter barrel 1927A-1 collection is the T1B-14, which specs the same as the T1-14, but instead of a walnut fixed stock, it comes with a detachable buttstock with vertical foregrip. Both models are available in .45 ACP and ship with one 20-round stick magazine. The MSRP on the T1B-14 is $1,910.

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Scott Mayer

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Mayer began his outdoor industry career in 1993 on the NRA Technical Staff where he became American Rifleman magazine first Shooting Editor. Mayer left NRA and entered the business end of publishing in 2003 as Advertising Account Executive for Safari Club International SAFARI Magazine and Safari Times newspaper. In 2006, Mayer was named Publisher of Shooting Times magazine where he was also tasked with launching and leading Personal Defense TV, the first television show of its kind.

In 2008, Mayer returned to the editorial side of publishing, this time in the digital field, as Editorial Director for Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Handguns and Rifleshooter online magazines. After a brief stint in 2011 as the Digital Media Director for an ABC TV affiliate, Mayer returned to the outdoors industry and Safari Club International where he is currently Assistant Publisher and Multi-Media Communications Editor.
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