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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is selling a historic “Tommy Gun” in an effort to get new and better equipment.

WBTV reported that the department has had a 1928 Thompson submachine gun in its armory since 1966. Estimates said the gun could probably sell anywhere between $30,000-40,000.

The Tommy Gun became infamous during the prohibition era and has been pictured with famous people including Al Capone and Winston Churchhill.

“From 1921 to 1934 you could walk into a hardware store and buy one of these for $200,” said Captain Jerry Davis with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Department.

Full story: WBTV

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