Jenkins Auctioning Off Historic Firearm to Buy New Police Equipment

One eastern Kentucky city is auctioning a 1921 Thompson submachine gun to raise money for its police department.

Jenkins Mayor Todd DePriest said that the gun appraises for at least $75,000 and officials hope to use proceeds to match grant funding that will allow them to buy new police equipment.

DePriest says the city bought the gun from a consolidated coal company nearly 100 years ago.

City officials say they are working with an auction company to find history on the item and to help sell it.

Source: MG News

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