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Auto Ordnance WE-Tech M1A1 Thompson Gas Blowback Airsoft Rifle by Cybergun

ID: 78923 (GR-WE-M1A1)
430500 / CG-TS0100
WE-TECH806481435009430500 / CG-TS010078923
2.8 stars, based on 4 reviews
Auto Ordnance WE-Tech M1A1 Thompson Gas Blowback Airsoft Rifle by Cybergun
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WE-TECHCybergun / Spartan Mil/LE


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  • Fully licensed M1A1 Thompson submachine gun
  • Full metal receiver with realistic imitation wood furniture
  • Stamped Auto Ordnance trademarks and markings
  • Authentic fire controls
  • Correct side mounted charging handle location
  • 50 round stick magazine
  • Realistic blowback action

FPS Range: 310-330

Color: Black / Wood

The Tommy Gun M1A1 submachine gun is an American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1918, that became infamous during the Prohibition era. It was a common sight in the media of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals. The Thompson submachine gun was also known informally as the "Tommy Gun", "Annihilator", "Chicago Typewriter", "Chicago Piano", "Chicago Style", "Chicago Organ Grinder", "Trench Broom", "Trench Sweeper", "The Chopper", and simply "The Thompson". The Thompson was favored by soldiers, criminals, police, and civilians alike for its large .45 ACP cartridge, accuracy, and high volume of automatic fire. It has since gained popularity among civilian collectors for its historical significance. It has had, and continues to have, considerable significance in popular culture, especially in works about the U.S.'s Prohibition era and World War II, and hence is among the best-known firearms in recent history.

The WE-Tech M1A1 gas powered submachine gun is the most realistic Thompson on the market to date. From its metal receiver to heavy recoil, the WE-Tech M1A1 provides the player with the most realistic variant of the iconic SMG to sweep the field with.

Length: 31.2 inches
Weight: ~7.2 lbs / 3200g
Dimension: 31.69 inches.
Inner Barrel: ~315mm
Mode: Full Auto, Semi Auto and safety.
Gas: Green Gas
Hopup: Yes, Adjustable
Package Includes: Gun, Magazine, Manual

Manufacturer: WE-Tech / Licensed by Cybergun


WE is one of the world's premiere Airsoft manufacturers, designing and creating some of the best Airsoft products in the world. Exclusively distributed by in the USA, we offer unmatched after-sales support, full parts support, and gun servicing.

About Cybergun / Spartan Mil/LE

Cybergun is the world leader in designing and distributing replica dummy weapons for video game aficionados, sport or outdoor shooting, and collectors.

4 Customer Reviews

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by travis b. on 06/21/2018
"this gun is amazing played two games with it so far and with a 50 round gas mag you cant beat it. This gun is very loud and has a hard kick and the op up is easily adjustable no disassembly required. Highly recommend this gun goes through the 50 rounds on full auto without a hicup its awesome.
-nothing besides on of the mags i ordered broke for some reason
everything its the best!
by Kevin S. on 12/19/2018
"This is my second M1A1 (replacement: see my other review) so I feel obligated to write another review. Note: I am a gunsmith, not an airsmith, so please forgive any errors in terminology. Received GBB in new condition. Same details as my first review. I had decided that regardless of what happened, I was keeping this one. The first thing I did was to apply Loctite 242 (Blue) to the screw that holds the front assembly to the receiver group. It has not come loose since. Second, I disassembled the receiver, wiped it down and applied white lithium grease to all moving parts. Out to test. Before firing, I gave a very quick shot of silicon spray directly into the chamber, as I remembered the first gun had an issue with the nozzle sticking. Fire several hundred rounds over 3 days. Same issue occurred as with the first gun; the nozzle failed. This happened because I forgot the shot of silicon at the start of my session, and the nozzle stuck in the chamber. The nozzle is a 2 piece part that is held together by a spring. The pin that attaches the spring to the front part of the nozzle is not a "through-pin", and bent causing failure. I removed it and replaced it with a SS sewing needle of roughly the same diameter, making sure it fit completely through both sides of the bolt.
End result: The GBB functioned excellent. I used it every day for 2 weeks, then 2-3 times per week after that. Once a week (about) I would field strip it, wipe it dry, and reapply the lithium grease. There was a little wear after 4k rounds but nothing as bad as my first GBB.
"All good things...." After 3 months and 4-5k rounds BOTH of my mags failed (bought a second at same time as GBB). Disassembled to find the o-rings had failed, due to poor quality of manufacture. After the holidays I will source replacements and fix the issue.
If you are a Thompson fan, and have the cash to spare, this is an OK purchase, provided you take care of the issues I pointed out. Keep that silicon handy. A quick spray should last a few hundred shots, or an hour or two, whichever comes first. Do NOT use WD40 or any other petroleum based lube. Silicon is non reactive and wont damage the unit. I do NOT recommend this as a "field use" GBB. The barrel assy is not attached to the receiver with any strength, and will easily break if rough handled (sorry reenactors). It is however a very fun GBB to shoot.
Good luck and safe shooting!
by Samuel O. on 10/31/2018
"A bit about me: Engineer, machinist, airsofter for 13 years.

I've had this rifle for a week and I have not played in a game with it. I bought this rifle for the sole purpose of fabricating my own clone out of milled steel and real wood.

Overall, this Thompson is not good. Now of course this is a $330.00 airsoft gun, not a real steel Thompson. So the materials that it's made of are understandable. But again, I bought it to clone it. For anyone planning to use it in a game, please continue reading.

- Not too bad aesthetically
- Trademarks/logos
- Pretty good recoil
- Blowback sound is decent
- Super easy disassembly
- Surprisingly easy to load magazine
- Included speed loader is a t-rex head!
- Uses VSR-10 hop up buckings I believe (BEST ONES IMO)
- Very comfortable ADS, nice quickdraw
- Very clean castings honestly

Cons (Just about everything else unfortunately)
- With Matrix green gas, I can't get more than 15 rounds out of one charge
- Thin, eroded o-rings on magazine (On mine at least)
- Disassembly of the magazine is a NIGHTMARE
- Entire rifle is cast aluminum/zinc, Only 100 shots fired and already wear and tear on sears
- Rifle came zip tied in the box, no cardboard or styrofoam
- Barrel wobble (fixed by tightening screw)
- Fake wood looks terrible
- Small dents and blemishes on the bolt
- Near impossible to insert and eject magazine, super stiff, tight fit
- Horrid looking orange tip (required but goodness it's ugly, loose as well)
- Expensive magazines
- Sling mounts are aluminum, not sure I'd trust them, they may bend

Included in the box
- Gun
- Manual
- Magazine
- Speed loader

Here are some things I noticed while playing around with this gun. Do not, I repeat, Do NOT disassemble the magazine unless you really have to. There are so many little parts that can get lost, the two o-rings are thin, and the spring is difficult to tame. I reassembled my magazine and it leaks now. Took it apart, found an eroded spot on the o-ring. But no big deal because I'm making my own! I'm using Matrix green gas, which is just your standard gas and it's pathetic. No more than 15 rounds are fired before the gas is out. The external finish is thin and scratches easily. For me personally, the fake wood looks awful. Fully disassembling the rifle including sears, fire selector, safety and trigger isn't too bad. Just make sure you know how it goes back together. Orange tip is the front sight and it's very loose. ADS doesn't matter in airsoft that much but still. Charging knob is pretty loose. Someday I'd like to make a video on this rifle and give updates on the Thompson project I've got going. Stay tuned.

I hope this review gives you some insight to the WE-Tech/Cybergun Thompson.

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