Sheriff's office to auction century-old machine-gun
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NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — A northeast Ohio sheriff's office is auctioning off a nearly century-old
The Dover-New Philadelphia Times Reporter reports (http://bit.ly/2us3bJ2 ) that an expert has estimated the Thompson Model 1921's value at $37,000.
The weapon was purchased by Tuscarawas County Sheriff Abe Laird in 1934. Sheriff's Office staff is unsure what the
Alford says the weapon is nearly original and is cleaned several times a year. He says he was the last person to fire the weapon five years ago.
Sheriff Orvis Campbell expects the gun to fetch nearly $50,000 at a September auction.