Julia’s October 2014 Firearms Auction
Continues to Raise the Bar!

Auction: October 7th-9th, 2014

Preview: October 3rd-6th, 2014

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1000

**MARLIN 1897 POTATO DIGGER (C&R).

SN 348. 30-06 Cal. 28″ bbl. This Marlin 1897 potato digger comes on a brass tripod with WWII era mounting nut. Marked on top of receiver as well as on matching bbl “MARLIN ARMS CORPORATION NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT CAL-30 U.S.A.”. Parts appear to be matching throughout. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Rotary belt feed and feed lever articulate properly. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good with about 50% coverage mostly on front of bbl and top of receiver. Blueing is thin to bare metal on both sides of receiver with a pleasing light brown patina. Wooden hand grip has some dings and wear but is complete and serviceable. Tripod retains 90% of its dark green paint on steel metal surfaces. Rest of carriage retains about 60% coverage with handsome bare brass where gun fits on. Wooden hardware is complete and serviceable with no cracks and retains about 5% of its green paint. Action is very smooth on this digger and gas port is clean. Bore is shiny and bright with strong rifling. Bolt face is extremely fine. This would be a great addition to the collection of a WWI enthusiast who wants to shoot their guns as well as display them. 4-51792 JWK8 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1000

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1001

**COLT MODEL 1895 DIGGER MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 928. 7 mm. 27-3/4″ bbl. This Colt digger is marked “COLT AUTOMATIC GUN BROWNING PATENTS” with standard Colt address and is as manufactured for South America. It is registered as a live gun however the chamber has been plugged with weld, otherwise the mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Visible SN parts match. Feed lever articulates properly and belt advance indexes properly. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is approaching excellent. Over 90% smooth lustrous blue finish thinning where receiver rests on tripod with some mottling of brown patina on left side of receiver. Bbl assembly retains extremely attractive lustrous blue finish. Wooden hand grip has some handling marks but it complete and serviceable. Unable to determine how easily chamber could be restored without actually performing the work but this cataloger is confident chamber could be restored. Bolt face is excellent. As is this is an extremely attractive piece. 4-51720 JWK10 (15,000-18,000) – Lot 1001

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1002

**SCARCE AND DESIRABLE BRASS MAXIM MODEL 1898 MADE BY DWM FOR ARGENTINA (C&R).

SN 135. 7.65 Argentine. 28-1/2″ bbl. Comes with tripod numbered 188 and Zeiss optic SN 2583. Very attractive brass Maxim with matching numbers on external parts. Bolt is only 1 digit off, numbered 136. Bbl is numbered C47. Other external parts appear to be matching; this includes trunnion, feed shuttle, fusee spring cover, top cover, backplate, cocking handle, and rear sight as well as optic sight base and rail retaining plates. Drain plug and chains present with cork hardware although cork itself is not present (easy replacement). Water fill nut and chain present at rear of water jacket. Thumb piece not present. Marked on top cover “CARTUCHO” / “MAUSER ARGENTINO” / “1909”. Marked on fusee spring cover “No 135. MAXIM’S PATENT 1898. BERLIN DEUTSCHE WAFFEN UND MUNITIONSFABRIKEN”. Safety is marked “SEGURIDAD” & “FUEGO”. Wooden roller on feed shuttle rotates freely. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. 97% blued finish on steel parts. Brass retains a pleasing deep shine with several scratches particularly a series of about nine 1″ scratches 3-4″ from trunnion. Muzzle is threaded and has thread protection ring. Wooden roller has a couple of scratches and dings but is fully serviceable. Sight optics are clear, metal retains 85% of its gray/blue finish. Rubber eye cup soft and supple but cracking and fraying away at edges. Shiny bore with some slight corrosion in grooves. Tripod retains 90% bright green enamel repaint over some pitting in places. Leather seat shows some wear but is completely serviceable and soft to the touch. Traverse and elevation gear operates properly. Legs retained as folded by recent production web strap. This extremely attractive heavy weapon would make an outstanding centerpiece to any early machine gun collection. 4-51696 JWK27 (35,000-50,000) – Lot 1002

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1003

**HEAVY BRASS MAXIM MODEL 1898 MACHINE GUN MADE BY DWM FOR ARGENTINA (C&R).

SN 144. 7.65 Argentina. 28-1/2″ bbl. Comes with tripod numbered 158 with traverse and elevation gear matching to gun (144). Zeiss optic in orig leather case SN 1521. Also included is orig brass and steel muzzle cover. This extremely attractive brass Maxim appear to have matching numbers throughout including bolt and bbl. Bolt is marked 144A, bbl is marked B144. Other parts appear matching. Water jacket filler and drain plugs present and intact with chains. Cork hardware present, cork is not present. Wooden roller rotates freely in feed shuttle. Bottom of trunnion is engraved “JPL T AZ85653”, which indicates that at one time this arm was in the possession of a noted firearms enthusiast in Arizona. Marked on top of top cover “CARTUCHO” / “MAUSER ARGENTINO” / “1909”. Top of fusee cover marked “TENSION DEL RESORTE” / “PUNTA10/25 M/M” / “FOGUEO”. Side of fusee cover marked “DEUTSCHE WAFFEN-UND MUNITIONSFABRIKEN BERLIN 1898”. Safety is marked “SEGURIDAD” and “FUEGO”. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. 98% lustrous blue finish remains on steel parts. Brass retains much of its shine turning to a patina. Brighter on top cover and feed shuttle. There are some handling marks and scratches on water jacket. Muzzle is threaded but no thread protection ring is present. Drain plug and cork chains appear to be latter day replacements. Optics are clear and metal retains over 95% blued finish, rubber eye cup soft and supple with some disintegration at eye cup. Leather optic case in fine condition, very solid, very serviceable. Tripod retains a black painted finish on legs; leather seat is in fine condition, complete and serviceable; traverese and elevation mechanism operates properly; brass is very attractive. Brass muzzle cap fine and extremely serviceable. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is also excellent. With its matching numbers and excellent bore this example seems difficult to upgrade. 4-51724 JWK28 (35,000-40,000) – Lot 1003

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1004

**EXTREMELY SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE BRASS JACKET IMPERIAL RUSSIAN MAXIM AS CAPTURED AND CONVERTED TO 8MM DURING WW 1 BY GERMANS (C&R).

SN 7501. 8 mm. 28″ bbl. This exceedingly rare and desirable Maxim is documented in Dolf Goldsmith’s book The Devil’s Paintbrush. Steel fusee cover bears Imperial Russian markings including SN and stated year of manufacture being 1915. Bottom plate, trunnion and nose cap are all of steel construction. Water jacket also bears Imperial Russian eagle symbol to 11 o’clock position of water filler cap. Brass water filler cap missing its thumb piece but otherwise serviceable. Water drain cap is a steel replacement with red hard rubber thumb piece remaining. Cork, chain and attachment hardware for chain to jacket not present. SNs match on sideplates, fusee cover, top cover and backplate as well as trunnion trigger bar and cross bolt. Bolt is numbered 7008. Optical sight bracket present on left side receiver plate. Top cover has large steel “S” riveted on indicating conversion to 8 mm Mauser by Germans after capture. Muzzle booster assembly is of German MG08 type. Bbl is marked “S” / SN “8859” / Nazi eagle proof mark. Oil brush caps are numbered 42 and 22 respectively and oil brushes are intact and serviceable. Early orig brass base Sokolov mount SN 4541 has extendable legs attached to undercarriage and steel wheel at rear base of carriage. Reproduction armor shield present. Mounting pin retention chain is a latter day replacement. Underside of gun trunnion is engraved “JPL T AZ85653”, which indicates that at one time this arm was in the possession of a noted firearms enthusiast in Arizona. This specimen was also owned for many years by H. P. White Laboratories, as stated in Goldsmith’s book i “The Devil’s Paintbrush” i on Page 225. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent, near 100% refinish on steel parts with area around engraving on fusee cover turning a brown patina. Also charging handle blue has worn thin and turned a slight patina on ball where it is grasped to actuate. Brass water jacket shows evidence of polishing and retains much of that shine together with a mottling of brown spots and some nicks. Muzzle is in very clean condition. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright with some wear to lands. Mount retains about 30% of its green painted finish otherwise mostly a dark brown patina on steel of carriage and rims of wheels, which are worn bright at edges. Turn table assembly also an even light brown patina. Brass base unpainted and quite attractive. Armor shield retains 95% green repainted finish with red oxide primer showing through scratches and wear to edges. Regardless of refinishing this Maxim is a dream come true for the WWI Maxim collector. 4-51708 JWK35 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 1004

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1005

**FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION MAXIM MG 08 SPANDAU HEAVY MACHINE GUN WITH EXCEEDINGLY LOW SERIAL NUMBER 130 (C&R).

SN 130. 8 mm. 28-1/2″ bbl. Maxim MG 08 manufactured in Spandau in 1908. This may be the earliest numbered MG 08 Maxim extent. Left side plate, top cover, trunnion, water jacket, optical sight bracket, cross bolt and backplate are all SN 130. Fusee cover unnumbered but marked “MASCH.GEW.08” / “SPANDAU” / “1908” / “GEWEHRFABRIK” which appears correct vintage and almost certainly came with gun from factory. Top cover bears unusual markings “M.G.08.” / “M.G.XX.” / “19.”. Feed block is marked “DWM”, is unusual and unnumbered with evidence of welding; it has been fitted with a block to retain a belt rain cover and is refinished. Belt rain/dust cover and retaining pin is included as an accessory as is one drum, a low trench mount, Eleitz Wetzlar rear optic sight and front jacket armor piece. Attached to bottom of right sideplate is mounting bracket for drum which also doubles as holder for cartridge extraction tongs which are present SN 35. Bolt is numbered 32061 with imperial German proof mark. Bbl is numbered 265 with Nazi eagle proof mark. Water fill cap and fill chain present without wooden pieces. Piston moves freely inside booster. Muzzle shield marked with crown/U proof marks and “BWB” within oval. Drain plug chain and cork present and serviceable. Oiler brushes inside handles are intact although not matching SN (94 & 34 by DWM). This gun is featured in Goldsmith’s book The Devil’s Paint Brush on pg 174. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good. Left sideplate and jacket retain about 80% of a heavy black enamel paint over a blued finish on sideplate. Booster retains about 80% of a smooth blue/gray finish thinning in places. Water jacket has a patch repair 7″ from nose in 6 o’clock position, a 2 X 2-1/2″ vintage patch soldered into place. Shrapnel hole 5″ from nose at 1 o’clock position which has not been repaired. Several dents and dings in water jacket and one noticeable outward dent about size of a dime 8-1/2″ from nose at 3 o’clock position. Top cover retains about 30% of its blued finish turning to a light brown patina and quite thin in places. Fusee cover only has about 15% of its blued finish, quite thin and turned to light brown patina. Right side plate retains about 40% of its blued finish fading to gray. Optic is stenciled in white paint “289”, rubber eye cup has some damage and is petrified but present. Adjustment operates properly and optics are very clear. Belt rain/dust cover has a coat of black enamel paint, orig pin and retaining chain present and serviceable. Drum is marked “E&G” / “Feuer!” / “Kurbelhock” and is covered in a coat of black enamel paint and appears serviceable. Trench mount also has a coating of black enamel paint, retains its trunnion clamp and appears to be serviceable. Bore is shiny and bright with strong rifling. Bolt face is excellent. The evidence of battle damage and use on what is almost certainly the lowest SN operational MG 08 Maxim which is documented in Dolf Goldsmith’s book The Devil’s Paintbrush make this a historically significant machine gun and certain to be the centerpiece of the most advanced WWI collection. 4-51701 JWK23 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 1005

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1006

**EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE VICKERS MAXIM MODEL 1904 FORMERLY USED BY FOX MOVIE STUDIO (C&R).

SN 48. 30-06 Cal. 28-1/2″ bbl. This Maxim model 1904 was made by Vickers Sons & Maxim Ltd and later came into the possession of Fox Movie Studios. Comes on orig VSM tripod. Feed shuttle has been drilled at two points for pins to adapt this weapon to fire blanks. Orig brass chains are present at muzzle. Cork assembly not present. Rear water filler cap and orig brass chain present. Marked “FOX STUDIO” on top of rear trunnion. Brass feed shuttle is SN 57A. Bolt is SN 78B. Rails are electro-penciled 25, trunnion is numbered 28. Top covered is numbered 57. Rear sight has a peep sight aperture adjustable for both elevation and windage. Front sight post has protected sheet metal cover. Fusee cover is brass and devoid of markings except for adjustment index marks. Tripod SN is 277 and brass head is embossed “TRIPOD AUTO. MACH. GUN CAL.30./NO.277 INSP./MADE BY/VICKERS SONS&MAXIM/UNDER U.S. PATENTS NOS.”. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine to excellent. 88% blued finish on steel surfaces with some thinning on water jacket and where gun is mounted to tripod. Brass surfaces retain a pleasing, even patina. There are some scratches in areas of water jacket which are turning to brown patina as well as a couple of dings. Interior of action is clean and well oiled. Bore is shiny and bright. Bolt face is excellent. There is no doubt that some fortunate collector will take home this excellent example of an early Maxim. This gun is found in Dolf Goldsmith’s book on the Maxim The Devil’s Paint Brush on pages 275-276. This is one of only 90 guns produced by Vickers. With some research it should be possible to determine some of the films this gun may have appeared in. 4-51723 JWK29 (75,000-125,000) – Lot 1006

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1007

**EXCEEDINGLY RARE LIGHTWEIGHT EXPERIMENTAL MAXIM WATERCOOLED GUN (COPY OF U.S. 1904 MAXIM) MADE FOR 1906 TROOP TRIALS (BROWN MACHINE GUN MODEL 1916) SN:1 (C&R).

SN 1. 30-06 Cal. 28-1/2″ bbl. This one of a kind Maxim has an aluminum water jacket, trunnion block, and fusee spring cover. Comes on a Vickers & Sons tripod SN 4405, brass traverse and elevation is numbered 158. Feed shuttle and bottom plate are brass. Documented in Dolf Goldsmith’s book on the Maxim and formerly part of his collection, this gun was an attempt to capitalize on the Maxim name using Hiram’s brother, Hudson. The use of these aluminum parts lightened the gun Sights, boosters, cocking handle and firing trigger are just identical to the model of 1904. J Hamiliton Brown was a director of the Maxim Munitions Corp. In 1916 the company acquired the one-of-a-kind lightweight, “Brown machine gun”. It idea was that once a contract was signed, the company could subcontract for the parts and assemble these parts in a rented building. This is the only known example produced. Retains its orig water drain cap and chains with cork hardware with no cork present and thumb hardware missing off drain cap. Orig water fill cap with orig brass chain. Fusee spring tension adjusted by a nut at forward end of fusee cover which would take a metal rod such as an Allen wrench to turn. Bottom of right side receiver plate marked “JPL T AZ85653”, which indicates that at one time this arm was in the possession of a noted firearms enthusiast in Arizona. Top cover has brass plate affixed marked, “PATENT APPLIED FOR” / “BROWN MACHINE GUN” / “MODEL 1916” / “MANUFACTURED BY” / “MAXIM MUNITIONS CORPORATION” / “NEW YORK U.S.A. NO 1”. Tripod is marked on brass data plate “VICKERS SONS & MAXIM LTD” / “LONDON”. Traverse and elevation mechanism operates properly as do locking blocks. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Nearly 98% commercial blue finish on steel parts. Aluminum is shiny and smooth with some scratches, a couple of 1/2″ gouges at the 9 o’clock position on water jacket 4″ from nose. Brass has a pleasing, even patina. Bore is shiny and bright. Bolt face is excellent. Tripod retains 95% painted green finish; brass parts have a pleasing patina; hard metal seat also retains nearly all its green repainted finish. This is a unique opportunity for the advanced collector to own a penultimate Maxim historical item. 4-51721 JWK30 (75,000-100,000) – Lot 1007

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1008

**EXCEEDINGLY RARE DWM 1909 COMMERCIAL MAXIM MACHINE GUN MADE FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF COSTA RICA (C&R).

SN 5634. 8 mm. 24″ bbl. This extremely well made and scarce Maxim made by DWM under contract for Costa Rica comes on its matching numbered tripod. Cork is missing from drain plug hardware however this is an easy replacement. Major parts appear to be matching. Exceptions are fusee cover retaining stud plate which is numbered “18”, brushes inside spade handles which are numbered “30” & “31”, backplate cleaning door cover which is numbered “29” and muzzle booster which is numbered “5629”. Marked on fusee cover “DEUTSCHE WAFFEN-UND MUNITIONSFABRIKEN BERLIN 1910”. Top cover displays a very attractive Costa Rican crest. This weapon was at one time in the possession of a noted firearms enthusiast in Arizona as indicated by “JPL T AZ85653” marked in two places on bottom plate. Also formerly in possession of Dolf Goldsmith and featured in his publication The Devil’s Paint Brush on page 145. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine. 75% blue mostly turning to brown patina on water jacket and loss of finish to high points particularly on tripod attachment collar. Also some scratches and some light pitting. Water fill plug screw thumbpiece is cracked on one side but this could be repaired. Wooden handles are extremely attractive and finely checkered. Metal hardware of spade handles shows evidence of refinish over slight pitting. Bore has strong rifling, dark in grooves. Bolt face is excellent. Tripod retains nearly all its repainted blue/gray paint; leather covered knee pads feel soft, pliable and serviceable; data plate marked “DEUTSCHE WAFFEN-UND MUNITIONSFABRIKEN BERLIN 1910”; mechanism operates smoothly and properly. 4-51718 JWK16 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1008

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1009

**DWM MAXIM MG 08 MACHINE GUN DATED 1914 WITH ACCESSORIES (C&R).

SN 1477. 8 mm. 28″ bbl. This 1914 dated Maxim comes with numerous accessories including sled mount, armor shields for nose cap and bbl jacket as well as large reproduction personnel protection armored shield which mounts on sled mount. Also included is Busch optical sight, M16 camouflage painted helmet with reinforcement plate and machine gunners armor plates. Other gun accessories include a wooden spare bbl carrier, belt loading machine in its orig wooden box with wall mounting bracket, belt repair tools, spare gear assembly, spare cartridge belt opening assembly and an extremely rare and working hand held lanyard pull operated generator lamp. Sled mount comes with unnumbered spare bbl, cleaning patches, packing gland material, muzzle bearing without booster, broken case extractor, cartridge case extraction tongs and clamp and chain to attach tripod to stationary objects. Gun is marked on fusee cover “DEUTSCHE WAFFEN-UND MUNITIONSFABRIKEN BERLIN 1914”, top cover is marked “MG08” / “GrR7MG” / “Res.” / struck through “7.R.M.G.”. Gun is fitted on left side with traverse graduation bracket with stops for fixed mount positions. Gun optic bracket and top cover do not match gun by only one number (1478). Bolt is numbered 7105 as is cross bolt. Feed block bears imperial German proofs but no SN other than on lower feed arm which is numbered 93 & 28. Gun retains cork and chain assembly, water drain valve which is functional, water fill cap and chain with thumb piece intact. Armored nose plate retains a coat of black paint, water jacket shield displays a camouflage paint scheme as does M16 helmet. Helmet reinforcement shield apparently a repaint over some pitting but still completely serviceable. Portable generator light marked “Maonetlampe”. Large armored shield has sliding ports both for optical sight and personal view port and these function smoothly. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is near excellent. Over 90% blued finish with some loss of finish on fusee spring cover, front deflector at muzzle and some scratches and loss of finish to water jacket. Helmet retains 40% of its camouflage paint with otherwise brown patina; white padded liner present but eyelets for leather cord have torn through, these could be repaired with some effort. There is a barely discernible attempt to mark the inside of back of helmet with either initials or a proper name. Generator light pull chain intact and serviceable and this item is functional, lighting up when chain is pulled multiple times. Wax impregnated string remnants still adhering to this light. About 80% orig gray/green finish on outside case. ZF12 optic is clear and serviceable and has a metal protective cap which fits over lens. Rubber eye cup not present but remnants are clearly present next to lens. Optic marked “Emil Busch A.-G.” / “Rathenow”. Water jacket armor has a camouflage paint scheme and is in good, serviceable condition. Gunner’s helmet reinforcement plate also in good condition with some pitting covered by recent repaint. wooden bbl carrier retains over 90% of its green repainted finish, wooden interior in good, serviceable condition as are leather closing straps. Gunner’s armor comes in 4-pc set and the plates are marked with manufactures code of 3-circles. One plate is numbered 40, another 32. Straps that hold pieces together appear to be cotton with horsehair pads between plates. Muzzle booster on gun in good, clean condition. Muzzle deflector plate marked 08. Steam release cork in good, serviceable condition. Hand grips are an attractive brown walnut with good checkering. Oil brushes are present, serviceable and SN 78 as is rest of backplate. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright as is bolt face. Sled mount retains its trunnion top strap, is dated 1914 and has been repainted green; pads are not present. Bore of spare bbl has significant corrosion 3/4″ of the way down the bbl, otherwise strong rifling. Sled mount mechanism operates properly. This cataloger has seen many Maxims over the years but none have been quite so complete with accessories as this example. Add to the fact that this is a early production gun in fine condition makes this an exceedingly desirable Maxim gun. 4-51711 JWK31 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1009

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1010

**DWM MAXIM MG 08 HEAVY MACHINE GUN MANUFACTURED IN 1918 (C&R).

SN MA47653. 8 mm. 28-1/2″ bbl. This MG 08 was manufactured by DWM in Berlin in 1918, and comes with an orig sled mount with trunnion strap, and ZF12 optic by Emil Busch A.-G., Rathenow. Top cover, water jacket and feed shuttle match. ATF paperwork indicates this is a C&R gun but registered SN has an MA-prefix indicating reactivation by Ralph Wong, Marana Arms. Left sideplate number difficult to discern but apparently 7095d. Top cover latch number 776. Cocking handle number 617. Bolt is renumber from 4204 to 24. Bbl SN 0067 with Nazi proof mark. Front of water jacket has a brass drain plug of recent manufacture installed apparently to adapt the Browning steam hose to this Maxim. Water fill nut present with modern casting of a plastic material as a thumb grip. Fusee spring tension indicator has been replaced with a Philips head screw. Rear optic sight bracket SN 47095 attached with modern slotted screws. Front cover hinge pin is a modern replacement and left side pin-head is sheared off, however this does not affect functionality. Oil brush caps present on hand grip but without brush material. Piston moves freely within muzzle booster. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good as refinished. Water jacket cover and side plates all show old pitting now covered over during refinishing process. Rear sight has not been refinished. Oiler brush retention spring on right hand grip split at rivet but present. Booster has a smooth gray finish with some interior corrosion, muzzle shield is a reproduction replacement. Bore has strong and shiny rifling, dark in grooves. Bolt face is excellent. Sled mount with SN 9850 date 1918 retains 80% of its orig olive gray paint with the balance being scale and corrosion; spare bolt boxes retain wooden blocks and leather straps are intact; cartridge case removal tongs present; leather pads present and intact; trunnion top strap present and serviceable; mechanism is stiff but operates. A good solid Maxim for shooting with the bonus of having a sled mount with intact leather pads. 4-51694 JWK24 (12,000-14,000) – Lot 1010

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1011

**MAXIM 08/15 MANUFACTURED BY R.H.M & M. F. SOMMERDA MODEL 1908 MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 5023. 8 mm. 28-1/2″ bbl. This MG 08/15 was manufactured in 1918 and all visible parts appear to be matching including drum hanger and bbl with exception of bolt which is a renumber to 5162 from 1665. This example includes one drum magazine, one belt and a late style 1918 bipod which although made for the 13mm Mauser anti-tank rifle also fits this machine gun. Muzzle and steam plug present. Thumbpiece not present on water fill nut. Top cover is marked “5023” / “M.G.08/15” / “Rh.M.&M.F.” / “SOMMERDA.” / “1918.”. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good to fine with about 50% finish mostly turning to a brown patina with some thinning on fusee cover as well as light to moderate pitting on right side plate exposing bare metal. Booster piston does not move freely in booster and there is green verdigris visible inside and a couple slight dings in cone. Water jacket has several light dings and some scratches, one significant ding at 3 o’clock position about the size of a nickel but this does not detract in any significant way. 1/2″ gouge at very front of fusee cover as well as numerous small dings and dents in fusee cover. Steam hose attachment retains 60% of its olive green paint and one of the attachment ears is bent inward against the steam release tube; with careful heating this can be straightened. Steel retention chain to drain cover ring is present. Handgrip has some significant scarring to left side with loss to checkering as well as some chips and gouges but is it still complete and serviceable. Wooden buttstock which is matching numbered to gun has 4″ crack at center running horizontally. Stock cartouche “PF” within a diamond. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is likewise excellent. Maxim guns which retain their orig matching bbls are seldom encountered. This is a good example as brought back from WWI. 4-51739 JWK22 (12,000-15,000) – Lot 1011

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1012

**RUSSIAN TRACTOR CAP MAXIM MODEL 1910 (C&R).

SN MK-12. 7.62 x 54 R. 28″ bbl. This fluted jacket Maxim was manufactured in 1944 and has enlarged cap on jacket so that it can be cooled by stuffing snow into jacket. It’s Sokolov mount was made in 1943 and has been repainted a dark green color. Complete with its armored shield this Maxim has a two Cyrillic letter prefix and although the welding is crude in some places all visible numbers with exception of feed shuttle and bolt appear to be matching to include muzzle booster, top cover, backplate, charging handle and fusee cover. From experience this cataloger can say that despite the occasional crude weld on these Russian Maxim guns they generally function very well and reliably. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine to excellent. Over 95% blued finish on metal parts to rear of water jacket and on muzzle. Backplate handles are in excellent, clean condition. Water jacket retains nearly all of its dark green repainted finish. Mount is also refinished, about 90% paint remaining with red oxide primer showing through in spots particularly on metal rims of wheels. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is excellent. Brushes are in good serviceable condition inside handles. Bottom of trunnion is engraved “JPL T AZ85653”, which indicates that at one time this arm was in the possession of a noted firearms enthusiast in Arizona. Tripod mechanisms are stiff but operational. These Russian Maxims are always popular guns, not only for their sturdy design but also for the availability of ammunition and spare parts. This example on its orig mount with shield is an extremely fine opportunity for the Maxim collector. 4-51707 JWK34 (20,000-35,000) – Lot 1012

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1013

**EXTRAORDINARY MINT CONDITION CHINESE MAXIM TYPE 24 (1935) MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN C1201. 8 mm. 24″ bbl. Extremely rare complete and matching Chinese Maxim Type 24 with tripod, AA sight, matching spare lock and bbl, as well as orig gunner’s kit in pouch SN to gun. Pouch contains brushes, broken case extractor, steel and brass punches and asbestos gasket material for muzzle and trunnion bearings; also contains an all leather funnel for filling water jacket and a spare parts tin which contains springs, pins and other small parts for lock and gun. Marked in Chinese which translates to, “79 Makequin Heavy Machine Gun”, and “Military Manufacture Department Number 21. One of very few registered and complete specimens in United States this is one of the four Chinese Maxims sent by China for to the United States in 1948 to test 8mm Mauser ammunition. This gun found its way into the hands of Dolf Goldsmith and subsequently Michael King Smith and The Evergreen Collection. Details may be found in The Devil’s Paint Brush publication by Dolf Goldsmith (p 328). This weapon was also apparently in the possession of another noted firearms enthusiast in Arizona; the bottom of the trunnion is marked, “JPL T AZ85653”. All numbered parts appear to be matching including spare bbl and bolt within tripod. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Over 95% lustrous blue finish. Remains of olive green paint on water jacket in spots just forward of ejection port and where gun attaches to tripod as well as about 90% coverage on muzzle shield. Extremely high quality manufacture and fitting including checkered wooden handles. Fusee cover data plate has some slight brassing along high edges and there is a small chip out of the red enamel of a swastika. Brown leather gunner’s pouch is stiff and strong with some brassing to edges and scrapes and male brass snaps on front cover are not present. Tripod retains over 95% of its gray/green paint. Brass data plate with SN matching gun affixed to elevation mechanism. Leather pads on seat and knees are intact and serviceable. Bore is shiny and bright with strong rifling. Bolt face is excellent. Mechanism is stiff but operates properly. This gun is very clean and makes an outstanding display piece. Just about impossible to upgrade the condition on this exceedingly rare piece. 4-51725 JWK15 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 1013

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1014

**BRITISH VICKERS MODEL 1912 MACHINE GUN MADE FOR EL SALVADOR GOVERNMENT(C&R).

SN 11262. 303 British. 28″ bbl. This is a Class C fluted jacket Vickers commercial gun made under contract for El Salvador. Graduated peep sight affixed to feed shuttle cover and has a brass plate mounted to top cover indicating British patent numbers from 1901-1910. SN is on top rear of water jacket, bottom of backplate, bottom plate as well as inside of feed shuttle cover. Muzzle booster is of unarmored type, orig brass looped chain and cork present with retention hooks. Inside feedway on top of trunnion is stamped “REBUILT BY STUMP ARMAMENT HARLAN, KY”. Bolt face is marked “VSM”, bottom of bolt has British broad arrow proofs, nitro proofs and dated “43”. Bottom of trunnion marked “MKII”. Feed block is marked “VSM.303”. Bottom of trunnion is marked, “JPL T AZ85653”, which indicates that at one time this arm was in the possession of a noted firearms enthusiast in Arizona. Backplate trigger marked “VSM”, handles are contoured commercial type without provision for brushes. Extremely rare commercial tripod marked “VSM 191 NO 9017”. Brass data plate on both left and right side of tripod head marked “VICKERS LIMITED LONDON” and marked “VSM 1913” with SN in several places. Both gun and tripod mechanisms function smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine. Over 90% coverage dull blue military finish with fusee cover a brown patina over numerous spots of light pitting. Some loss of finish to bright metal at high points of feed shuttle and moving points of rear sight. Water jacket retains over 95% coverage green, repainted finish. Drain cork in fine, serviceable condition. Wooden handles on backplate have some chips, gouges and handling marks but still present well. Bore has strong rifling, dark in grooves. Tripod retains over 90% of its orig green painted finish; cloth pads on seat 90% complete with some loss on high ridges; strap which holds legs together is a replacement web; leveling bubble unbroken but no liquid inside. This is an unusual variant of Vickers water cooled machine guns. 4-51716 JWK20 (14,000-18,000) – Lot 1014

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1015

**FLUTED BRITISH VICKERS MODEL 1915 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN ET190. 8 mm. 28″ bbl. This attractive Vickers is marked on water jacket “7.93/303” and is registered as fully transferable by FAKTS in Houston, TX. Although currently in 8 mm this could be readily converted back to shoot .303 British or even 30-06 if one had correct parts. This is part of the appeal of Vickers guns as they are not only a superior machine gun design but also versatile when converting to different cal. Brass screw on drain cap, unarmored muzzle and feed shuttle numbered 10792 with evidence of conversion to 8 mm. Bolt is numbered 877T and is indeed 8 mm. Made up from parts from various sources some being marked “MA” indicating Australian manufacture and others such as water jacket being marked “ET” (Erithworks) and having British crown proof marks. This gun is extremely professionally assembled. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine as refinished. Metal surfaces retain over 90% of their blue finish with an area of brown patina just forward of rear sight. Backplate handles are a hard bakelite plastic material while metal surfaces of backplate have enamel paint mostly flaking off revealing a gray/brown patina. Water jacket retains over 95% gray/green repainted finish. Muzzle booster shows some slight pitting, green verdigris and some slight oxidation. Bore has strong bright lands, but dark in grooves. Bolt face is excellent. Tripod SN 389 and marked with brass plate “VICKERS MACH. GUN/TRIPOD/MARK IV/MGF. BY COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.”. Tripod only has about 10% of its orig paint; bare metal surfaces have turned brown with corrosion and fairly heavy scale.; brass pedestal and head still retain 80% of their green paint. Front and rear retaining pins present. Traverse elevation mechanism works fine. This tripod appears fully functional. This Vickers on its tripod will provide some lucky owner with the opportunity for reliable, fun shooting in caliber readily available. 4-51697 JWK19 (18,000-22,000) – Lot 1015

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1016

**BRITISH VICKERS MODEL 1930 MARK I MACHINE GUN MADE FOR ARGENTINE ARMY (C&R).

SN 83958. 7.65 Argentine. 24″ bbl. Vickers water cooled machine gun in its short, fluted jacket configuration for export to Argentina to be used on a motorcycle mount. Marked on top of feed shuttle cover “VICKERS LTD LONDON”. Overall gun is liberally marked with “VSM”, all parts appear to be matching. Feed shuttle is marked “8”/”V 7.65 M/M”. Cross bolt is marked “VSM/8”. Bolt is also marked “8 VSM” / “7.65 M/M”. Backplate is also marked “VSM”. Bottom of right sideplate is marked “JPL T AZ85653”, which indicates that at one time this arm was in the possession of a noted firearms enthusiast in Arizona. Muzzle booster is of the armored type. Orig brass chains and cork retaining hardware present, cork is not present which in an easy replacement. Included is “42” dated steam condensing hose, water can with attached funnel and standard Mark IV Vickers ground tripod. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Over 95% lustrous blue commercial refinish with some loss of finish at high points with some areas of slight pitting. Water jacket has heavy coating of black enamel with a couple noticeable runs in paint. Brass filler and drain screw have a pleasing patina. Muzzle booster is in very clean condition and numbered to gun. Wooden handles are in extremely fine condition with only the slightest of handling marks. Brushes marked “VSM” are present and serviceable. Bore has worn rifling with some darkness in grooves. Bolt face is excellent. Tripod has been repainted in a non orig bright green on lower half; cradle retains 80% of its orig olive drab green paint over brass; retaining pins and chains are present; mechanisms function properly. Water can has been repainted black enamel over orig black paint; paper seal present in cap; steam condensing hose with brass fitting has a couple of cracks but still appears serviceable. This is a real treasure to the discerning Vickers collector, lighter than most water cooled Vickers and a relatively straightforward conversion to 30-06 or .308 and an outstanding display piece as well. 4-51717 JWK21 (14,000-18,000) – Lot 1016

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1017

**EXTREMELY LOW SERIAL NUMBER WESTINGHOUSE BROWNING MODEL 1917 WATER COOLED MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 16. 30-06 Cal. 24″ bbl. This extremely early Westinghouse manufactured Browning gun is marked on right sideplate “NO 16 N.A.C. U.S. INSP./BROWNING MACHINE GUN/U.S CAL.30 MODEL OF 1917/MANFD.BY N.E.WESTINGHOUSE CO./PATENTS APPLIED FOR”. Bottom plate of this machine gun has not been modified to the A1 configuration. Bottom of trunnion bears the following “JPL T AZ85653″ which indicates that at one time this gun was in the possession of a noted firearms enthusiast in Arizona. Orig drain cork, chain, drain and filler plugs all present. bolt is extremely smooth and bears assembly number B-147299 S.G. Included in this lot is a Browning 1917 tripod SN 12028 manufactured by Crown Corp and Seal Co. Baltimore, MD. as well as one black steam hose and one wooden ammo box. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent as refinished. Over 90% bright lustrous blue thin at high points with some places just starting to turn a brown patina. There is a noticeable 3/8″ ding on right side of water jacket about 8″ from muzzle. Brown bake light grips are extremely attractive with one 1/2” chip at base of left grip panel as well as two small pencil point chips at bottom of right grip panel, not noticeable unless one is looking for them. brass nosecap and trunnion extremely attractive. Top cover release handle has 4 horizontal rings instead of being smooth or knurled. Bore is extremely fine, shiny and bright. Bolt face is excellent. Tripod retains over 95% of what may be orig olive green paint. Wooden ammo box appears to have been repainted in same color. Tripod leather retaining strap still soft, supple and serviceable. Tripod mechanism operates smoothly and properly. Pins and chains present and serviceable. Rubber steam hose still pliable and serviceable. Unmodified Browning model 1917s are extremely scarce and this example with low SN and attractive condition is an outstanding find. 4-51719 JWK12 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1017

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1018

**EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE FIAT REVELLI MODEL 1914 MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 20565. 6.5 mm Carcano. 25-3/4″ bbl. This exceedingly scarce model of The Italian WWI water cooled machine gun comes complete on its tripod with 4 “mouse trap” magazines and one drain hose. Double marked on left side of army green painted steel water jacket “CARICO” & “SCARICO”. Underside of trunnion and receiver marked with number 4623 as is shuttle bottom plate and bottom plate proper. Backplate marked above selector “SICURA”, “LENTO” and “RAPIDO”. This gun was at one time in the possession of a noted firearms enthusiast in Arizona as indicated by “JPL T AZ85653” marked on right side bottom of receiver. One magazine assembly contains 40 rounds of orig deactivated ammunition for display. Water drain caps not present. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Over 95% deep lustrous blue as refinished on receiver, likewise percentage of green repainted finish on water jacket. Leather bumper intact on hand grip where bolt recoils. Spade handles are somewhat worn and left one has crack in center but they are still completely serviceable and this does not detract in any way from guns handsome appearance. Bore has strong rifling with some slight corrosion in grooves. Bolt face is excellent. Drain hose is soft and serviceable; a scarce item with brass fittings. Tripod retains nearly all its green repainted finish, rear leg is somewhat loose in its socket but still completely serviceable. Mechanism operates properly. This exceedingly fine specimen would make the perfect addition to a WWI era machine gun collection. 4-51712 JWK18 (18,000-24,000) – Lot 1018

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1019

**SCHWARZLOSE MODEL 7/12 MFG IN 1917 WITH TRIPOD AND ARMOR SHIELD (C&R).

SN 34006. 8 mm x 56 Steyr. This WWI Austrian Schwarzlose comes complete on its orig tripod with water jacket armor shield as well as slide on personnel armored shield. This gun appears all matching on visibly numbered parts and is marked on rear optic sight bracket, “JPL T AZ85653”, which indicates that at one time this arm was in the possession of a noted firearms enthusiast in Arizona. Left side of receiver marked “WAFFENFABRIK STEYR” / “1917” and on right side “M.G. (SCHWARZLOSE” / “M.7/12”. Drain plug fittings are intact as are water fill cap and oil fill cap for top cover. This gun is featured in Goldsmith’s book The Devil’s Paintbrush on page 206. Mechanism functions smoothly yet properly stiffly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. Tripod mechanism operates properly. Large personnel shield for tripod appears to be orig. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Over 90% lustrous blue finish turning to a slightly brown patina on top cover. Water jacket appears to retain nearly all its orig finish under shroud armor plate. Bore is shiny and bright with strong rifling and slight pitting in grooves. Bolt face is excellent. Flash hider retains about 85% orig finish, thinning in a 2″ band just forward of socket. Wooden handles are extremely fine European walnut and have some handling marks and bruises but still present very well. Personnel armor shield retains about 85% coverage of its orig green paint chipping showing some brown patina around edges and places; this piece is very heavy but presents very well. Tripod retains about 30% of its orig green paint with the rest turning to a dark patina. 4-51710 JWK32 (16,000-20,000) – Lot 1019

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1020

**EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND UNUSUAL VILLAR PEROSA 1915 TWIN 9MM GLISENTI MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 5437. 9 MM Glisenti. 12-1/2″ bbls. This extremely rare and unusual machine gun is actually two bbl and bolt actions which may be cocked separately and fired separately from a solitary spade handle. Originally designed for an early anti-aircraft role, by the time these guns were into production the aircraft had become tough enough so that these were no longer effective in the role for which they were intended. They still made an impressive display of force and no doubt this example would be a ball to shoot. High quality fit and finish of blue steel metal parts together with plum colored steel and brass makes this a highly attractive early machine gun. Right hand cocking arm is broken where it hits the cocking stop however broken piece is present and could be expertly repaired. Both right and left gun actions have proper spring tension and fire from open bolt. Separate firing actuators for each side however when safety is in safe position neither side will fire. Magazines are held in place by a rotating collar on each gun action. Included in this lot is an orig black enamel painted brass bipod which clamps onto bbls. Transit chest with tools, magazines and spare bbls is offered as a separate lot. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is outstanding. 99% blued finish remaining with some smallest of scuffs on left side of left gun near magazine port and some slight wear at high points. Bores are shiny and bright with strong rifling and slight frosting in the grooves. There is old and somewhat gummy oil within each of the receiver tubes to the rear of each chamber. Bolt faces are both extremely fine. 9 MM Glisenti cartridges can be made out of 9 MM Luger. This is an extremely interesting and RARE collectable early machine gun. 4-51704 JWK88 (40,000-60,000) – Lot 1020

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1021

INCREDIBLY SCARCE VILLAR PEROSA GUNNER’S CHEST WITH PARTS AND TEN MAGAZINES.

SN NSN. This incredibly scarce gunner’s chest was originally made for gun No. 3086 and includes two spare bbls SN for that gun, and ten 25 round magazines. Also an orig cleaning rod in included in case lid. Other useful parts included are a steel punch for removing pins, flat blade screw driver and case extraction tool. There are also two spare firing pins and right side firing actuator lever which are not serialized as well as 6 spare mainsprings. There is a sliding lid tin box which has other small springs, pins and hand written notes that describe the gun and its features. It states that the rate of fire was about 1200 rnds per minute per bbl. Also that not only was it mounted on a bipod but was also capable of being fired by the rider of a bicycle using a strap suspended around the neck of the gunner. The springs and small parts are still contained in their orig paper & cardboard containers which are marked “OFFICINE DI VILLAR PEROSA”. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Wooden chest retains 90% of its dark olive green paint with numerous scratches, some stains and handling marks. Brass plate with SN and “OFFICINE VILLAR PEROSA” affixed to the lid. Bbls retain 90% of their smooth gray finish with bores shiny and bright. Magazines are unnumbered and all retain over 90% of their orig smooth blue finish and all appear completely serviceable. Bottom of chest has 9″ crack running from the right hand side of box toward center, not noticeable when box is on display with lid open. This cataloger is unaware of any gunners chests as complete as this one extent. 4-51704-1 JWK89 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 1021

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1022

**HOTCHKISS MODEL 1914 MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 44489. 8 mm Lebel. 31″ bbl. This example includes orig US Standards Parts Co. tripod model of 1916 and extremely rare orig anti aircraft front and rear sights with brass attachment hardware. Also included are 5 steel feed strips. Standard markings on right side of receiver “MITRAILLEUSE AUTOMATIQUE HOTCHKISS/BREVETEE S.G.D.G.” Feed shuttle and hand grip are of brass as are the fixtures for the AA sights. SN on right plate partially obscured by rear AA sight base however last 3 numbers “489” are visible. Complete SN visible on backplate. Bbl is SN A28089. Gas nut marked “D45”. Sights and mechanism function smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine exclusive of bbl which rates fine. 85% coverage on receiver with bulk of loss being on bottom forward of feed shuttle with some patina in places. Bbl assembly rates about 70% fading to a nice smooth patina thinning in places. Operating piston extremely fine and clean. Gas nut also extremely fine with just slightest evidence of pitting. Bright shiny bore with strong rifling; one noticeable area of pitting about 4″ from muzzle. Bolt face is extremely fine with crisp edges. Tripod retains about 60% orig gray/green paint, mechanism is extremely clean and operates smoothly. No SN on data plate. The Hotchkiss is a reliable, slow firing, heavy machine gun; a pleasure to shoot with it’s steady “thump, thump, thump”. This example complete with it’s tripod and clean condition would make an outstanding addition to any early machine gun collection. 4-51702 JWK3 (10,000-14,000) – Lot 1022

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1023

**JAPANESE MODEL 38 HOTCHKISS HEAVY MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 2048. 6.5 mm Japanese. 31″ bbl. This Japanese Hotchkiss is a copy of model of 1905 with brass hand grip and shoulder extension. Feed shuttle is from a 6.5 Swedish gun and does not have an oiler for cartridges as orig would have had. Charging handle is non matching in SN as is safety lever. Shoulder attachment, hand grip and bbl do match receiver number. Bbl has 7 large cooling flanges. Muzzle without provision for flash hider. Includes standard Japanese type 92 HMG mount SN 136. Markings on receiver indicate gun was manufactured in February, 1908. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears mechanically functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine. With about 70% blue finish overall with loss to charging handle, receiver where charging handle rides and gas cylinder as well as high points. Brass parts are a pleasing dark patina with exception of Swedish feed shuttle which is brighter. Gas piston is fine with some slight pitting and discoloration. Gas nut also shows some pitting and discoloration but is completely serviceable. Bore has worn rifling with dark grooves. Bolt face very good with some darkness to edges. Tripod retains about 70% of its green paint, leather boot is intact. Mechanism operates smoothly. This is a scarce and desirable Japanese copy of a classic heavy Hotchkiss. 4-51690 JWK4 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1023

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1024

**RARE ST. ETIENNE MACHINE GUN MODEL 1907 CAL. 8MM (C&R).

SN 11223. 8 mm Lebel. 32″ bbl. Extremely rare model 1907 St. Etienne mfg in 1916 with brass plate affixed to right side stating “FRENCH MACHINE GUN DONATED BY THE REPUBLIC OF FRANCE”. Top of receiver marked “MITRAILLEUSE Mle 1907/St Etienne 1916/No11223”. This gun appears to be matching on all visibly numbered parts and includes the exceedingly rare armored muzzle shield and comes on a Omnibus tripod with hard metal rear seat and brass elevation gear marked “APX 43629” / “OMNIBUS” / “1915”. This massive gun has a brass rear hand grip and feed way integral to bbl shroud system. Despite its unorthodox appearance a noted collector who owns and shoots an example states they function well. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. Sights adjust properly. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. 90% blue finish turning to uniform brown patina. High gloss lustrous blue finish on bbl. Muzzle shield has an even brown patina, still very attractive. Brass parts have an even, dull sheen. Recoil spring is clean and in fine condition. Bore is shiny and bright with strong rifling. Bolt face is extremely fine with crisp lines. Tripod has about 95% gray repainted finish with red oxide primer showing through in places. Elevation mechanism operates freely and properly, rest of tripod is painted in employed position and will take a little work to fold it properly. Metal traverse plate showing gradations is loose and in need of reattachment. Brass parts are in good condition. There is some pitting showing through paint but tripod remains a good, stable platform with locking lugs functioning and serviceable. The St. Etienne presents an odd appearance, akin to a machine Rube Goldberg might have designed. As if someone in charge said, “Make me a gun which works well, but don’t infringe on any Hotchkiss patents”. This would make an utterly outstanding display piece for the WWI collector. 4-51703 JWK13 (20,000-25,000) – Lot 1024

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1025

**SPRINGFIELD 1909 BENET MERCIE MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN IRS-9536. 30-06 Cal. 24″ bbl. This 1909 Benet Mercie includes orig front bi-pod and rear bi-pod complete with elevation wheel on fixed wooden buttstock. This example has unusual markings in that it was originally SN 162 and then apparently renumbered at factory to SN 134. Upon registration with ATF it received an IRS number. Marked on left side of receiver “AUTOMATIC MACHINE RIFLE CAL. .30, MODEL OF 1909 SPRINGFIELD ARMORY”. There is provision for optical sight on left side of receiver. Mechanism is stiff when operated by hand however this weapon appears fully functional. Bi-pod legs and elevation mechanism operate smoothly. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine with about 50% blued finish coverage thinning with balance turning to patina. Orig SN 162 crossed out by a series of small scratches. Bbl has some pitting on exterior, particularly around front sight ring and hood. IRS number stamped on left side of receiver. Wooden stock has a pleasing brown finish with a 3/4″ chip on left side just above metal protective cap. There are also some scratches, dings and bruises. Bore is clean with some pitting 4″ from muzzle. Bolt face is excellent. Gas nut is clean with some pitting but otherwise in very good condition. Overall this is a fine example of a difficult to find WWI American machine gun. 4-51789 JWK7 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1025

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1026

**HOTCHKISS BRITISH 1909 MARK I PORTABLE MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN E27497. 303 British. This portable British Hotchkiss retains rear shoulder stock assembly complete with leather retaining strap for detent pin. Also included is orig Tyers tripod dated 1917 with broad arrow proof mark and SN 1803. Hand grip is brass. Bbl is non matching SN B20962. Bbl retains broad arrow and British proof marks as does side of receiver and hand grip assembly. Gas port retaining band dated 1918 and retains orig brass chain. Top of feed shuttle marked with broad arrow and SN 549. Marked on top “BELT OR STRIP FEED”. Trigger moves freely however feed mechanism is jammed. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is fine retaining 70% finish with significant loss of finish turning to patina on bbl. Metal forend has much higher percentage of finish as does receiver itself although bottom or receiver is thinning and turning to patina. Bottom of shoulder extension has some significant dings and dents but none of this detracts from appearance and profile. Bore has strong rifling with dark grooves. Bolt face is excellent. Gas nut is very clean with some slight pitting. Tripod functions properly, mechanism appears to be in good, working order to include all spring tensions. A nice example of British WWI era MG particularly with brass chain intact. 4-51741 JWK5 (10,000-12,000) – Lot 1026

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1027

**HOTCHKISS 1914 PORTABLE MACHINE GUN MADE FOR BRAZIL (C&R).

SN 144. 7 mm. 23-1/2″ bbl. French made portable Hotchkiss with fixed wooden stock made under contract for Brazil. Marked on left side of receiver “MITRAILLEUSE LEGERE HOTCHKISS/BREVETEE S.G.D.G. CALIBRE 7M/M”. Gun appears to have all matching parts. Bbl, bbl retaining collar, bolt, charging handle, feed shuttle and buttstock. Bbl threaded for flash hider which is not present. Brazilian crest on right side of receiver. Bi-pod legs and spring clips present and serviceable. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good to fine with about 50% blue finish thinning along receiver and forend assembly. Bbl retains significantly more finish. Wooden buttstock has some scratches and brassing to bottom of hand grip and 1″ crack on left side where it meets receiver but is otherwise complete and serviceable. Bore has strong rifling with slight darkness to grooves. Bolt face is excellent. Gas nut is clean with only slight pitting. This weapon appears as if someone just took it from a Brazilian soldier and brought it home. Nice orig, unaltered condition. 4-51732 JWK6 (10,000-14,000) – Lot 1027

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1028

**COLT MODEL 1914 DIGGER MACHINE GUN IN 303 BRITISH (C&R).

SN 1427. 303 British. 25-1/4″ bbl. This is a Colt model 1914 digger equipped with side cocking steel cable lanyard assembly as manufactured by Colt for Canadian Forces. Includes an orig brass headed tri-pod with leather covered rear seat, an orig wooden ammunition box with green 250 round cloth belt which has unmarked steel tabs. This exceedingly fine specimen is marked “MODEL 1914 COLT AUTOMATIC GUN MANUFACTURED BY COLT’S P.T.F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CT USA”. Bbl is clearly marked “CAL. 303” “BROWNINGS PATENTS PATENTED IN THE UNITED STATES JULY 30. AUGUST 20.1895”. On left side of receiver just below rear sight the following is engraved “JPL T AZ85653″, which indicates that at one time this arm was in the possession of a noted firearms enthusiast in Arizona. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Cable and cocking system are in good, functioning order. Feed lever articulates properly however belt indexing mechanism does not turn. Chamber is welded shut. Without actually performing the work it is difficult to determine if this chamber can be made serviceable again, but this cataloger is confident chamber can be restored to a firing condition. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine. Over 90% lustrous blue finish, thinning to bare metal at high points with some spots of corrosion on interior lever of action and some slight pitting at gas port ring. Cocking cable and action in extremely fine condition. Wooden grips have pleasing brown color and some nicks and handling marks. Bolt face appears to have been partially ground and firing pin is protruding and mushroomed due to striking welded chamber, all restorable. Ammunition box is cracked on left side about 6″ horizontally from where it attaches to tripod but this could be glued. Opposite side has a brass plate riveted to inside which would protect inside of box from pointed ends of cartridges. Orig slide on wooden cover has lost about 2” of its slotted retaining ridge but this does not affect its functionality. Slides loosely into retaining recesses. Cloth belt is in good, serviceable condition. Tri-pod retains 70% of its orig olive green paint with balance being dark patina. Bronze head in extremely fine condition with some green verdigris at forward edge. Mechanism articulates properly. Black leather seat is cracked and a portion of left side is broken and missing yet seat is still serviceable. These extremely rare specimens with “cable cocking” mechanisms are examples of efforts to minimize exposure of soldiers to enemy fire. Guns so equipped afforded the soldier the ability to cock weapon without exposing his upper torso. With appropriate restorative effort this gun could become the centerpiece of an early automatic arms collection. 4-51793 JWK9 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 1028

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1029

**FRENCH MODEL 1924/29 CHATELLERAULT MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN C14395. 7.5 mm French. 23″ bbl with flash hider. This French made alternative to the Browning automatic rifle utilizes two triggers and comes with one 25 round magazine. Bbl is marked “M-29” and SN 47196 does not match receiver number. Marked on left hand side of receiver “MLE 1924/29″ with SN. Also included is orig bipod which is loose on its bearing near muzzle. Side clip present which fits forward of rear sight. Magazine well and dust cover function properly. This weapon reported by Dolf Goldsmith to have been a Vietnam War Trophy. Firing mechanism functions with very strong spring action when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good. 85% black enamel paint finish remaining with 1/2” spot of bare metal where bbl meets receiver, likely when weapon was reactivated from being a DEWAT. Also scratches and scuffs to finish overall. Wooden forearm, grips and buttstock show some dings and scratches but are completely serviceable. Bore is fair with strong rifling and dark in grooves. Bolt face is fine, action could use a good cleaning. A solid machine gun design from the inter war period which is possible to be converted to a popular cal. 4-51715 JWK59 (10,000-14,000) – Lot 1029

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1030
Revised: 9/15/2014

The consignor states the gun was never a Dewat, but that it was imported prior to 1968 and by law, the import marks “Collinsville” had to be applied to the gun.

**INCREDIBLY COMPLETE GERMAN MG 15 MACHINE GUN WITH ACCESSORIES (C&R).

SN 52612-42. 8 MM. 24″ bbl. This incredibly complete German MG 15 is marked with Weimar era eagle proofs and was manufactured by “jua”. Additionally it is marked on right side of receiver below magazine well with a series of indiscernible numbers and letters followed by “COLLINSVILLE” indicating that this gun may have at one time been a DEWAT which was reactivated. However if so the restoration was so good that this cataloger can’t tell. This MG 15 includes clamp on attachment for bipod, bipod marked with eagle proof marks and leg adjustment knob, front and rear anti aircraft sights, “brc43” marked carrying handle, clamp on shoulder extension, orig leather sling, aftermarket leather sling, complete spare bolt SN 38852 with extractor, gunner’s leather wallet complete with tools, firing pins, extractors and oiler and five orig saddle drum magazines with carrier and winding tool. Bolt, receiver and hand grip SNs match however extractor is not present within bolt. Clamp on shoulder stock SN does not match. Hinged shoulder rest folds properly. Bipod deploys properly. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine to near excellent. Gun retains over 95% of a black enamel paint refinish. Bore has strong shiny rifling, dark in grooves with some pitting. Bolt face is extremely fine. Spare bolt face also extremely fine. Clamp on accessory extension on bbl shroud retains about 85% of its finish. Shoulder extension retains about 90% of its finish with leather shaft cover intact and serviceable although with some gouges and scrapes. Black leather pads on shoulder rest are soft and serviceable, starting to become thin at a couple of corners. Gun carrying handle retains nearly all of its black enamel paint finish with a recent addition of a washer to rear side. Dark brown bakelite to rear of receiver and hand grip in excellent, clean condition. Later day replacement leather sling starting to crack at forward sling swivel. Orig leather sling although not on gun is serviceable and starting to harden and flake. Gunner’s kit is in absolutely amazing condition for its age, dated 1940 with Weimar era drooped wing eagle proof mark on cover together with Luftwaffe part number. Tools and spare parts within in pristine condition with broken case extraction wrench with Weimar eagle and marked as manufactured by Heinrich Kreighoff. Leather, stitching and hardware with exception of brown retaining strap look as thought they are only 6-7 months old instead of 70 years old. Leather retaining strap somewhat worn but still in good, serviceable condition. 75-rnd saddle drums all appear to be in good, serviceable condition with finish ranging from good to extremely fine. Drum winder dated 1939 manufactured by BSW has drooped wing eagle Wiemar proof and is in extremely fine condition. Drum carrier finish turning to a rough, powdery scale but black leather padding on interior of hinged portion still in fine condition and completely serviceable. Drum carrying handle turning a smooth brown patina, comfortable in the hand. If anyone ever wanted a German MG 15 machine gun this is about as complete and fine conditioned a set as one could ever hope to find. 4-51602 JWK116 (18,000-25,000) – Lot 1030

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1031

**INCREDIBLE ALL MATCHING TANK MODEL MG 34 (C&R).

SN 6068. 8 mm. 24″ bbl. This magnificent matching example of an MG 34 tank machine gun was manufactured by dot (WaffenWerke Brunn) in 1944 and includes a clamp on front sight, short 3-1/2″ flash hider and Lafette tripod. Flash hider has bottom mounted retention clip and forcing cone is integral to muzzle. Top cover retaining latch has a round headed aluminum screw replacement. All parts including bolt, bbl and even muzzle boosting bushing are matching numbers. Note that this SN has no letter suffix. Eagle proof marks in evidence, top cover is marked “bpr” Grossfuss. Bolt and bbl have “I” after SN indicating they are first bolt & bbl for this gun. Tripod is numbered 3649, dated 1941 and appears to be fully functional. Gun firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is near excellent. Over 95% orig blue finish on metal parts with forward part of shroud having more of a plum color and thinning somewhat with some scratches. Also a couple of dings on right side of top cover with some scratches to blueing. Top cover has more of a grayish blue finish but different colors to parts are unquestionably orig as manufactured and in no way detract. Wooden butt has some gouges, chips and handling marks but is still completely serviceable. Black hand grip has 3/8″ chip out of left panel right at forward base near retaining screw; this could be replaced to make it perfect but this should in no way detract from this arm. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face has brown grease in it. Tripod retains over 85% of its orig green paint showing some scuffs and red primer underneath; optical sight base is present and made of aluminum; oil filler cap not present; lower leather pad on front leg not present; upper pad covered in pebble finished leather and is complete and serviceable. This incredible example combines matching numbers and outstanding condition on an uncommon model. A true Holy Grail for the advanced collector. 4-51783 JWK42 (20,000-24,000) – Lot 1031

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1032

**GERMAN MG 34 MACHINE GUN MANUFACTURED BY WAFFENWERKE BRUNN (C&R).

SN 4145. 8 mm. 24″ bbl. This MG 34 appears to have mostly matching numbers with exception of bolt, charging handle, feed tray and bbl. Includes bipod, orig leather sling and 50 round assault drum with a belt and display ammunition which has had cases drilled through with 1/8′ dia holes. Bolt is SN 5185 electropenciled. Feed tray is stamped 6667. Shroud is dot dated 1945. Top cover marked “cof” which indicates manufacture by Carl Eickhorn with eagle waa 883 and SN 4145. Top of receiver is eagle / “waa 63” proof marked with SN 4145a. Buffer and buttstock marked 4145a and bbl retention collar marked 4145. Bipod is marked with “42” & “KUR” Steyr, Warsaw together with eagle proof mark. Assault drum is marked “hqu44”. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is near excellent. Over 95% orig finish on metal surfaces with some slight scratches and pin prick oxidation in places. Late war gray finish on bbl shroud collar and socket assembly as well as buffer, balance having a much darker finish. Bipod which is of earlier type with adjustment screw turning to brown patina. Dark brown bakelite hand grip sound and serviceable with a couple of scratches and one crack and tiny chip at right forward mounting stud, hardly noticeable. Wooden buttstock in fine condition with some brassing to toe. Bore is shiny and bright. Bolt face also extremely fine. Sling is in good condition, starting to crack but still serviceable and pliable. Assault drum bears a coat of black enamel paint probably repainted with only slightest chipping at high points. MG 34s in this condition and with this many matching parts are extremely scarce. The fact that this is a German made original gun manufactured in 1945 makes it a very scarce example indeed. 4-51700 JWK41 (18,000-22,000) – Lot 1032

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1033

**GERMAN MG 42 MACHINE GUN ON DESERT TRIPOD WITH OPTIC (C&R).

SN 3775K. 8 mm. 21″ bbl. This MG 42 was manufactured in 1944 by Maget and comes on a Nazi marked Lafette tripod in desert tan paint with spare bolt box. Also included is desert tan painted ZF40 optic in its orig desert tan box. Also included are 5 orig WWII MG 34/42 belts. Bbl in gun is marked “dfb” (Gustloff) and SN 8137c. Bolt body is marked “A8425” with maker code “csd” and also “clc” with Nazi proof mark for Herder. Bolt head appears to be post war manufacture with stock number “12-121-2203”, and bolt does include bolt locking spring. Unnumbered top cover is marked “bpr” (Grossfuss), receiver marked on left side “NC” / “Mg 42” / “3775 k” / “CRA”. Top of receiver also marked with eagle / “WaA11” proof marks indicating manufacture by Maget. Front shroud assembly also marked “bpr” and “pg”. Bipod is marked “dfb 1943” with eagle / “4” proof mark. Underside of bolt locking collar marked with “cra” within a shield proof mark and marked on side “8549E” indicating it is a replacement. This tends to support that this gun was arsenal refinished. Feed tray is also marked “bpr” as is charging handle. This specimen has flip up rear anti aircraft sight attached to rear sight. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is near excellent with over 95% dark blue refinish probably at arsenal. One can see some gouges under refinish particularly on top cover. Bolt locking collar is electropenciled “72,39” underneath refinish. Hand grip does not appear to be refinished and retains about 30% of its blued finish, the rest a gray patina. Eagle / “WaA518” is present. Orig wooden buttstock is sound and serviceable with some chips and handling marks. Bore has shiny rifling with some darkness in grooves. Muzzle has green verdigris in vent holes and some evidence of carbon buildup. Bolt face is fine with a small ring around firing pin hole. Tripod retains about 80% of its very light sand color paint. Tripod elevation gear assembly is marked “dar” with SN 1294 and has a blue finish. Oil brush cap not present. Optic exterior paint matches tripod perfectly and is marked “gug” and rubber eye cup is present, complete and just starting to get stiff; optic is clear. Optic box has a somewhat darker mustard tan paint that is 90% and is stenciled “M.G.Z.40” & marked “LUX” and does not include any additional accessories. Pads and straps are present and serviceable. This is a fine example of a WWII MG 42 complete on a the very stable ground tripod whose desert color paint indicates its use in North Africa. 4-51688 JWK43 (30,000-40,000) – Lot 1033

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1034

**JAPANESE TYPE 92 HEAVY MACHINE GUN BY TOKYO GAS AND ELECTRIC (C&R).

SN 14376. 7.7 Japanese. 28-3/4″ bbl. This Type 92 HMG comes on its tripod with 4 brass feed strips and was manufactured by Tokyo Gas and Electric in July of 1939. Top cover, rear sight and backplate SNs match. Buffer and piston are numbered 725, bolt and blot lock are numbered 734. Gas nut and backplate retaining pin are numbered 376. All mechanical aspects appear to be in good serviceable condition. Handles rotate when latches are depressed, cover opens and closes properly, graduated sight turns properly and action functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine with 85% of its military blue finish remaining with most of loss being on wearing surfaces such as charging handle recess where bbl collar and piston nut attach as well as where tripod attaches. Top cover mostly turning to a brown patina. High points of bbl fins also show some loss of finish but this does not detract from its overall appearance. Wooden hand grips have some chips and some gouges with one noticeable crack on right grip about 2″ long from end towards receiver which does not affect functionality or serviceability. Bore has shiny rifling with some wear, dark in grooves. Tripod retains about 80% of its forest green paint; leather boot is present but bottom is missing; legs deploy properly; mechanism operates freely. Brass feed strips appear to be in serviceable condition although 2 have had a small corner section broken off which does not affect their serviceability. These Japanese heavy machine guns are of quality manufacture and are just about impossible to overheat. This example on its tripod would make a fine addition for the WWII collector. 4-51692 JWK39 (15,000-22,000) – Lot 1034

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1035

**JAPANESE TYPE 92 HEAVY MACHINE GUN BY HITACHI (C&R).

SN 41454. 7.7 Japanese. 28-1/2″ bbl. This type 92 was made by Hitachi in December of 1943 and comes with an orig tripod, optic sight and 4 brass feed strips. Tripod was manufactured by Hitachi in November of 1942 and is SN 33821. Optic is standard 4 X 10 made in Tokyo number 63406. Lower right side of right sideplate is engraved “JPL T AZ85653”, which indicates that at one time this arm was in the possession of a noted firearms enthusiast in Arizona. Backplate, gas nut, detent pin and buffer are numbered 687. Top cover numbered 977. Rear sight is 029. Operating rod numbered 10024, bolt lock is numbered 223. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good to fine with about 70% blue finish mostly turning to a brown patina from bbl collar rearwards, forward of bbl collar blueing is more complete. Top cover blue is a little thinner but still presents well with overall gray patina. Wooden handles are quite fine with only a couple small dings and some handling marks. Bore is shiny with strong rifling, dark in grooves. Bolt face is extremely fine with crisp edges. Gas nut exterior finish is a smooth gray/blue finish, face is quite crisp and in good condition. Operating rod is quite clean and also in very good condition. Optic exterior in extremely fine condition with only some slight brassing to high points; rubber eye cup not present; optics are cloudy. Tripod has about 20% of its orig olive drab paint mostly on head and socket; legs are mostly a black, smooth patina; leather socket boot is present and intact; mechanism operates freely and properly. This gun retains the high quality manufacture evidenced on Type 92 guns and will make a fine collectors item for the WWII collector or shooting enthusiast alike. 4-51713 JWK40 (15,000-22,000) – Lot 1035

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1036

**INGLIS BREN MARK I MACHINE GUN MADE IN 1942 (C&R).

SN 2T3225. 303 British. 25″ bbl. Although papered with BATF as Mark II this Bren gun is clearly marked on right side of receiver “INGLIS 1942” and “BREN MK I M”. Receiver is also marked on left side with broad arrow and British proof marks and again with “42” date. Bbl latch SN and receiver SN match. Bbl SN 8064 does not match. Bipod is present and legs deploy properly. Gas port and gas port nut extremely clean. Carrying handle wood is a light and extremely attractive color compared to buttstock which is a much darker color. Includes two 20 round magazines. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine with over 80% orig blue finish on receiver and lower assembly with a higher percentage of orig finish on bbl. Bbl forward of exhaust port displays a gray finish as is proper. Receiver has some scuffs and scratches and wearing to a gray patina in places particularly on bolt release latch. Hand grip has some significant gouges on left side with a 1/2″ chip out of base at 1 o’clock position. Buttstock has an old crack which runs from rear of receiver 4″ diagonally across buttstock that has been expertly repaired by gluing 2 wedges horizontally through crack. Also a small 1/2″ chip out of wood where buttstock meets receiver. Buttstock has some other nicks, dings and handling marks. None of these wood issues affect serviceability of this arm, which still handles very solidly. Bore is shiny with some frosting in grooves. Bolt face is extremely fine with crisp lines. This is a fine example of a British issued Bren gun and a great find for the WWII machine gun collector. 4-51788 JWK57 (24,000-29,000) – Lot 1036

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1037

**ROYAL ARMS BREN MARK I MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN BB8559. 303 British. 21-1/2″ bbl. This is a Mark I Bren gun made in 1943 and is so marked on left side of receiver as well as below bbl latch which has British and broad arrow proofs as well as “43” date. Receiver and bbl latch SN match, bbl SN does not match but has Mark I designation together with British proofs. This example includes bipod and 2 magazines. Left hand side of receiver is engraved “JPL T AZ85653”, which indicates that at one time this arm was in the possession of a noted firearms enthusiast in Arizona. Gas port and gas port nut are uncleaned and have carbon and green verdigris. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine with over 80% of black enamel finish on receiver over orig blue finish chipping in places with some small spots of bare metal right below bbl. Bbl also has a coating of black enamel over its orig blue finish. Wooden carrying handle is of an attractive brown color and has dings and handling marks. Hand grips have only a few slight dings. Buttstock has been sanded and refinished and shows an attractive straight grain and refinish over metal parts and over some slight pitting in places. Bore is fair with corrosion, dark in grooves and rough rifling. A good solid example of a WWII British Bren gun. 4-51733 JWK58 (28,000-32,000) – Lot 1037

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**8 MM BREN MARK I MACHINE GUN AS IMPORTED AND REGISTERED BY INTERARM CO (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN I-6862. 8 mm. 23-1/2″ bbl with flash driver. This Bren comes complete with bipod and two magazines. Bbl has M 60 style flash hider and smooth wood finish carrying handle. SN is on receiver and bolt locking latch as added. Bbl is SN 9596 and dated “43”. Marked on right side of receiver “7.92 BREN MK.I”. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine overall and near excellent on refinished receiver. Just about 100% of gray parkerized finish remains on receiver while lower and bbl retain 80% of their orig blue finish. Bipod retains only about 10% of its orig finish with the rest turning to a brown patina. Wooden hand grip and buttstock display some bruises, gouges and handling marks but are still very serviceable and handsome. Buttstock also has a professional (probably factory) repair fitted 3/8″ to rear of bottom of receiver in an area about 1/8″ x 1-1/2″. Bore is shiny and bright however gas port and gas port nut are uncleaned and display carbon buildup and green verdigris. Muzzle break has some scattered spots of corrosion which should clean up well. 8 mm Bren uses magazines with much less curve than its 303 counterpart. The availability of 8 mm ammunition makes this an extremely popular cal in the Bren gun which was considered one of the most superior machine guns of the WWII era. 4-51729 JWK56 (24,000-29,000) – Lot 1038

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1039

**PAIR OF BRITISH BROWNING MARK II AIRCRAFT MACHINE GUNS ON DUAL CRADLE (C&R).

SN B170249B and B169265B.. 1) is 303 British cal. 28″ bbl. SN B170249B. This gun is marked on the top of receiver “MK II” followed by the SN with a suffix “B” which indicated this would have been a right hand gun, and is marked with broad arrow proof mark on top of bolt. However, this gun has been configured to feed from the left and bolt is configured so it will operate from left to right. Charging handle is on the left side of the receiver. There are no trunion ears on the top of the receiver. This gun is mounted on a home made cradle so it could be fired as part of a pair. Charging handle is of later manufacture. Firing mechanism is stiff with springs very strong but this is appropriate for this fast firing machine gun. Firing mechanism functions properly when operated by hand. This weapon appears to function properly. 2) is 303 British Cal. 28″ bbl. SN B169265B. This gun is marked on the top of receiver “MK II” followed by the SN with a suffix “B” which indicated this would have been a right hand gun. Marked with broad arrow proof mark on top of bolt. Gun is configured with the charging handle on the right side of the receiver and the bolt and feed mechanism configured so it can feed from right to left. There are trunnion ears at the top of the receiver forward of the feed mechanism. This gun is mounted on the right side of a twin cradle and configured with its twin so that the firer’s right hand could fire this gun and their the left hand could fire the other. Firing mechanism is very stiff as the spring is very strong which is appropriate for this machine gun. Firing mechanism functions properly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: 1) Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine with about 80% military blue finish remaining, thinning on the top of the receiver to a gray patina. Bbl shroud also thinning in places with some pitting on the collar of the shroud. Charging handle is white metal. Bolt is also in-the-white as is proper with some spots of corrosion. Rear firing mechanism hardware has a coat of red enamel paint. Wooden handles very fine with a couple of dings and handling marks. Bore has shiny lands, dark in the grooves and may clean up better. Bolt face extremely fine. 2 of the 4 sight retaining screws on the top receiver strap are not present. There is an Allen screw in the front sight post to protect the threads from damage. This is a nice example of a British Browning aircraft machine gun. 2) Overall finish and appearance extremely fine with 80% military finish thinning in some spots with a little more loss on the collar to the rear of the bbl shroud. This gun has just slightly more finish remaining on the shroud and muzzle than the left hand gun. But this pair really display well together. The hand grips have dull red enamel on the handle hardware and the charging handle and bolt are in-the-white, just like its twin. Bore has shiny lands, dark in the grooves. With a diligent cleaning, the bore should clean up better. Bolt face extremely fine. An Allen screw is in the front sight post to protect the threads. The cradle that these 2 guns are affixed to is of very strong and professional construction, made of steel with an aluminum pivoting shaft in the center between the 2 guns so it could be placed on a stand-up mount. This pair of guns firing together on the range would be a tremendous blast of fun and very, very impressive indeed. 4-51685, 4-51686 JWK65 (22,000-30,000) – Lot 1039

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1040

**BROWNING 30 CAL AIRCRAFT LIGHT MACHINE GUN AS MANUFACTURED BY MARANA ARMS (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 124144. 30 cal. 24″ bbl. This Browning aircraft light machine gun was assembled using some Colt parts by Marana Arms. It is marked on top of feed cover “MARANA ARMS MFG/MDL. H/SERIAL NO. 1/MARANA, ARIZONA/.30 CALIBER MG”. Left hand side plate is marked “MARANA ARMS MFG./MODEL H/SERIAL NO. 1”. Right side of trunnion marked “MG 40/MADE BY/(OBSCURED BY MOUNTING BRACKET)/RD, CONN.” Bottom plate marked with registered SN 124144 and “M.A.M/NO. 1”. This gun has areas of welding where a rudimentary but functioning carry handle has been attached to the top cover. Lyman adjustable rear sight has been welded to the top of receiver and a hand grip has been welded to the buffer. Trigger is a curved hand fitted piece of aluminum. Cocking handle is also homemade. Action is stiff when cocked by hand but appears fully functional. Screw in muzzle assembly is not present. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish about 70% gray parkerized finish, thinning in spots with evidence of grind marks from assembly as well as welding. This weapon was obviously crafted with the intent for functionality leaving aesthetics to be refined later. Bolt is in-the-white and has some significant scale around the bolt face and within the top cover actuator grooves near the front of the bolt. The interior of the receiver appears as though this gun were fired with corrosive ammunition and left uncleaned. Bore is shiny with some wears to the lands and some pitting near the muzzle. Muzzle bearing has orange corrosion within. Here is an example of a Browning aircraft gun that one could take to the range and shoot without the need to worry about wear to a C&R gun. 4-51727 JWK63 (12,000-14,000) – Lot 1040

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1041

**30M2 BROWNING AIRCRAFT LIGHT MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 135872. 30 cal. 24″ bbl. This Browning aircraft machine gun is marked on right side of receiver “Manufactured by/BROWN-LIPPE-CHAPIN DIV GENERAL MOTORS/SYRACUSE, NEW YORK U.S.A.” followed by patent numbers. This particular specimen is missing its bbl and cocking handle as well as screw in muzzle. It has been fitted with an aluminum firing actuator (lever) on the back plate. No provision for sights, however this gun is set up to go on a ground mount. There is evidence when looking through the bottom of the receiver of some scorching and loss of finish, indicating that at one time this was a dewat. Currently this gun is on a form 4 as a live gun. Bolt rides to the rear when cocked by hand and trigger releases firing pin when bolt is in the closed position. This weapon would appear functional if it had the missing parts. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish near excellent. Over 95% smooth gray finish on receiver with about 90% of a somewhat thinner smooth gray finish on the bbl shroud. Bolt is in extremely fine condition with dark black finish. Bolt face is near excellent. Top cover and other action parts also extremely fine. These Browning aircraft guns are extremely fast firing and a favorite of machine gun collectors. 4-51767 JWK62 (12,000-16,000) – Lot 1041

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1042

**VICKERS CLASS C TANK MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN E324. 7.65 Argentine. 24″ bbl. Vickers class C tank machine gun made under contract for Argentina. Marked on feed block cover “VICKERS CLASS C/T” / “AUTOMATIC GUN” / “MANUFACTURED BY” / “VICKERS-ARMSTRONGS LTD” / “CRAYFORD-WORKS, CRAYFORD,” / “KENT ENGLAND”. Feed block designed to feed from left to right and marked “V.A.7.65 MM”. Numbered parts appear to be matching. This model is fitted with a wooden pistol grip with a grip button safety on left side. This gun also has a large leather covered shoulder pad as well as leather covered pads on top cover and fusee cover. No provision for iron sights. Ejection of empty cartridge cases is through a tube fitted to underside of receiver and water jacket, reminiscent of Maxim design. Water fill and drain plugs as well as steam hose fitting all at rear of trunnion. SN on top of water jacket at rear. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine. 90% coverage of dark blue finish with a patch of about 3″ x 1″ of heavy pitting at 2 and 5 o’clock positions on water jacket 7″ from nose. Also other areas of light pitting and some finish loss but overall bluing is quite good. Hard rubber thumbpiece mostly broken away from water fill nut. Water drain nut is intact as are chains to both. Wooden hand grip has some gouges and has a crack running vertically on right side length of grip with a second crack running vertically a 1/2″ further back. Wooden grip handles are loose but serviceable. Leather pads in good, serviceable condition with rivets showing green verdigris. Buttstock pad shows some wear; slight 1/2″ split at top that does not affect functionality. Bore has strong rifling, dark in grooves with some pitting. Bolt face is extremely fine. This unusual configuration with its pistol grip, left hand feed and leather pads should prove of interest to the Vickers collector and shooter alike. 4-51745 JWK26 (16,000-20,000) – Lot 1042

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1043

**SMOOTH JACKET VICKERS GROUND GUN ON COLT MODEL 1918 AIRCRAFT MACHINE GUN SIDEPLATE (C&R).

SN A1297. 303 British. 28″ bbl. Standard issue Vickers ground gun marked “VAC” with broad arrow proofs in several locations. Right sideplate marked “7.9MM 2.344″” over British nitro proofs rated at 18 tons per square inch. Standard configuration with smooth jacket, brass feed block marked “MA 40” with board arrow proof indicating block was Australian manufactured. Registered SN at top rear of water jacket. Also marked “V6551 VAC”. Rear sight marked “.303 IN MK VIII Z”. Rear top cover latch marked “VAC” with broad arrow proof as is cross bolt. Cross bolt also marked “44”. Backplate also marked with broad arrow proof. Oil brush caps marked “VAC” with broad arrow proof. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good. About 60% blued finish thinning to gray on sideplates and backplate. Remains of white paint where sideplates meet trunnion. Water jacket retains 80% coverage of a green paint over white with white showing through with scratches in places. Filler and drain plugs present. Threaded brass steam exhaust plug retains 40% of a green painted finish. Bore is very good with strong rifling, some darkness in grooves. Bolt face is extremely fine. Wooden hand grips have handling marks and some gouges but are still completely serviceable. The fact that this gun has some indications of use would tend to support that it’s a good shooter. The fact that it’s a C&R sideplate enhances its appeal. 4-51743 JWK25 (12,000-16,000) – Lot 1043

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1044

**VICKERS CLASS “K” GAS OPERATED AIRCRAFT MODEL MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 24127. .303 British cal. 22″ bbl. This aircraft model of the Vickers, also known as the “VGO” comes with 2 rotary drum magazines. Marked with broad arrow proof marks and “VAC” (Vickers Arms Corporation) markings. This example was manufactured in 1940. Bbl sn is 73116 and does not match. A recent manufacture stove bolt is present at the base of the receiver forward of the cocking handle. At some point someone added lettering on the top of the hand grip as well as the side of the receiver using a textile marker “C. E.T.A.” Top of hand grip has the remains of a name, “ADOLF”. Antiaircraft sight ring not present, nor is front sight post. Firing mechanism functions extremely smoothly when operated by hand. Safety is very stiff. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine with over 85% of its orig smooth, dark finish remaining; thinning in places to a softer patina with some spots of old corrosion as well as some dings. Bolt is in-the-white with some slight pitting on the top. Gas cyl housing has more of a thin finish. Wooden hand grips are marked “VAC” and both sides are cracked at top retaining screw with a small chip on the right hand side grip panel. There are also some dings and bruises, yet wood is still serviceable. Bore retains much of its shine with some wear to the lands becoming less worn as you observe closer to the muzzle. This is a fine example of a scarce model of the Vickers which was a favored weapon for hit and run raids in the North African desert. With its rarity, smooth action, and quality fit and finish, it is certain to be of interest to collectors. 4-51766 JWK60 (18,000-22,000) – Lot 1044

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1045

**RARE RUSSIAN SG 43 GORYUNOV MACHINE GUN ON WHEELED MOUNT (C&R).

SN YB80. 7.62 x 54 R. 24″ bbl. This Russian SG 43 machine gun comes on its desert tan painted wheeled mount. SN has Cyrillic letter prefix . Bbl SN does not match receiver nor does bolt SN match receiver however backplate and top plate SN do match receiver. The Goryunov is unusual in that it cocks by pulling bottom handle below backplate and fires from an open bolt with bolt remaining in rear position until firing is actuated. This design aided in the cooling of bbl as it allowed air into chamber while bolt is in rear position. SG 43 did not see service until the very end of WWII but it quickly replaced the Maxim guns in service thereafter due to its increased portability and accuracy due in some part to its long sight radius. Since it used the same belts and ammunition as the 1910 Russian Maxim gun troops were able to use ammunition stores on hand. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good with about 40% blue remaining, thinning evenly to a pleasing gray patina. This weapon has certainly seen some use but internal mechanism is clean and smooth, although there are numerous handling marks and nicks in finish this does not seem in any way to impair function. There is some evidence of green verdigris and corrosion at gas port but feedway is clean and bright. Wooden carrying handle has some handling marks and chips but is completely serviceable as are hand grips and charging handle. Oiler caps and brushes present. Muzzle flash hider is rather crudely welded together but this is no surprise and does not seem to affect its function. Bore is shiny and bright with some darkness in grooves. Bolt face is extremely fine and clean. This is a seldom seen and by all accounts fine shooting machine gun in a highly effective design. This is a rare opportunity to own a scarce Russian machine gun. 4-51687 JWK33 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 1045

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1046

**RUSSIAN DEGTYAREV TANK MODEL MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 3766. 7.62 x 54R mm. 28-1/4″ bbl with flash hider. This Degtyarev tank gun has a telescoping buttstock found on this model as well as one high capacity pan magazine. Gun was manufactured in 1935, bbl in 1937. SNs do not appear to be matching. Operating piston tube moves under proper tension of its spring to gas port however operating piston is frozen in forward position with rust in evidence where piston meets cylinder; this is a hazard of shooting corrosive ammunition and leaving a gun uncleaned. Otherwise telescoping buttstock moves freely, pan magazine fits positively onto top of action. Safety articulates properly. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine as refinished with some scratches, gouges and slight pitting in evidence under refinish. Receiver retains about 90% of its lustrous refinish. Bbl has a much more rough and dark finish about 60% with some pitting and wear marks as well as some evidence of corrosion where gas cylinder meets gas port. Wooden hand grip rates very good with a couple of fairly deep gouges and some handling marks but still very complete and serviceable. Leather cover on butt thinning to holes at top corners and almost worn through at high points of lower corners but horsehair pad inside is still complete this is still a very serviceable pad. Magazine retains about 50% of its orig finish with some pitting showing through and mostly blue thinning to gray. Spring does have its tension although it seems a little bit weak. This is a rare model of a popular and sought after design and would make a welcome addition to a Russian machine gun collection. 4-51765 JWK51 (25,000-30,000) – Lot 1046

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1047

**BRITISH LEWIS AIRCRAFT GUN MODEL OF 1914 (C&R).

SN A428. 303 British. 28″ bbl. This Lewis aircraft gun includes one 47 round pan magazine and has a broad arrow proof on feed mechanism. Gun is and arsenal renumber from 68464 to A428 which is registration number with BATF. Marked on rear of receiver “Manufactured by” / “The Birmingham Small Arms Co LTD” / “ENGLAND” / “for” / “Armes Automatiques Lewis” / “BELGIUM” just forward of rear sight marked “Lewis Auto Gun” / “Mod.1914-Pat.” This gun also displays British proof marks on several parts with broad arrow with exception being aluminum hand ring at rear of receiver which has no visible proof marks. Wooden handle held in place with modern stove bolt and washers. Grip panels are somewhat loose on grip frame. Bolt SN E4634 and does not match SN. Firing mechanism operates extremely smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine and would be extremely fine except for hand ring shows about 40% loss of its black enamel paint finish and stove bolt as noted. Bbl is appropriately in white with some slight discoloration and spots of enamel paint. Bbl bushing at forward edge of receiver also has lost about 50% of its enamel painted finish due to it being grasped by a wrench. Bore has strong rifling with crisp lines but is dark. Bolt face is extremely fine with crisp lines. Grip panels are extremely fine with only the slightest of handling marks. Wooden handle at rear of receiver has some significant bruises and gouges but is still solid and serviceable. Pan magazine marked “303 MK VI & VII” and retains over 95% of its orig blued finish and is extremely clean inside. This is a nice, light version of the Lewis gun and has one of the smoothest actions of the many this cataloger has seen. No doubt it will find and appropriate home. 4-51768 JWK52 (14,000-18,000) – Lot 1047

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1048

**LEWIS MODEL 1914 BY BIRMINGHAM SMALL ARMS COMPANY LTD.(C&R).

SN A740. 303 British. 28″ bbl. This Lewis gun comes with clamp on bipod and broad arrow proof marked shroud mounted carrying handle marked “GUN.LEWIS..303.” Gun itself with broad arrow proofs and is an arsenal renumber from SN 74912 to A740. Marked on rear of receiver “Manufactured by” / “The Birmingham Small Arms Co LTD” / “ENGLAND” / “for” / “Armes Automatiques Lewis” / “BELGIUM” just forward of rear sight marked “Lewis Auto Gun” / “Mod.1914-Pat.” This gun also displays British proof marks with broad arrow. Top of shroud has orig struck through SN. Pan recess has orig struck through SN and double struck new SN with broad arrow proof mark. Hand grip also has British and broad arrow proof marks. Stock has British and broad arrow proof marks on receiver hardware but brass disk inside of stock is SN A619. Included are two 47 round pan magazines marked with broad arrow and British proofs. Oiler is present in buttstock and marked with a broad arrow as well as “P&P”. Non matching bolt number is struck through and arsenal renumbered to match rest of gun. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is about 80% with bulk of finish being on side of receiver. Trigger guard and grip worn to a green patina. Shroud retains 70% of its finish thinning with some small dings. Riveted sling mount on shroud retains more of a dark blue finish with some scale pitting on left side. Bipod legs fading to a brown patina. Carrying handle likewise fading to a brown patina with orig leather covering metal hardware loop. Wooden handle has some nicks and a chip or two but still very solid and serviceable. Buttstock and handle likewise have some dings and chips as well as an expertly repaired chip replacement at heel of buttstock where it meets buttplate. Pan magazines are marked for “MK VI & VII”. Both retain about 10% of their orig finish in recessed areas, the rest gray metal with some spots of corrosion. Bore is shiny and bright with some slight frosting near muzzle. Bolt face is fine with crisp edges. This is a fine collectable Lewis gun with its orig carrying handle to aid in transporting it from place to place. 4-51742 JWK38 (11,000-15,000) – Lot 1048

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1049

**LEWIS MODEL 1914 BY BIRMINGHAM SMALL ARMS COMPANY LTD.(C&R).

SN A667. 303 British. 28″ bbl. This Lewis gun is marked with broad arrow proofs and is an arsenal renumber from SN 8226 to A667. Marked on rear of receiver “Manufactured by” / “The Birmingham Small Arms Co LTD” / “ENGLAND” / “for” / “Armes Automatiques Lewis” / “BELGIUM” just forward of rear sight marked “Lewis Auto Gun” / “Mod.1914-Pat.” Also displays British proof marks with broad arrow. Top of shroud and pan recess have orig struck through SN and current number. Included on this arm is a clamp on bipod with broad arrow proof, clamp on front anti aircraft sight and two 47 round pan magazines marked with broad arrow and British proofs. Oiler is present in buttstock. Bolt is arsenal renumbered to match rest of gun. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is good to very good with about 50% finish remaining on metal parts thinning to gray patina with areas of bare metal.There is a 1/2″ ding to shroud at 10 o’clock position. Wooden stock has a floating 1″ x 1/2″ chip at right side base where it meets receiver hardwood. On other side of stock there is a corresponding size chip out of stock. There is also a small approximately 1/2″ chip out of top of stock where it meets receiver hardware. Stock retention screw has been replaces with a round head aluminum screw. Another floating wood chip at top left of stock where it meets receiver. There is also evidence of liquid wood being applied in these areas where chips have come off. Wooden hand grip is in very good condition with some bruises and handling marks. Pans retain about 70% of their finish worn to bare metal at high points, marked with British broad arrow proofs. Bore is shiny and bright with some slight frosting in grooves. Bolt face extremely fine. A good solid example of Lewis machine gun with an extremely fine bore makes this a very collectable gun. 4-51736 JWK37 (11,000-16,000) – Lot 1049

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1050

**US NAVY SAVAGE LEWIS MODEL OF 1917 MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 19805. 30-06 Cal. 26-1/2″ bbl. This Savage made Lewis includes an orig “SAC” marked bipod assembly. Gun is marked on rear of receiver forward of rear sight “LEWIS MACHINE GUN” / “MFG. BY SAVAGE ARMS CORP. UTICA. NY. U.S.A.” / “.30 U.S. GOV’T.” There is also a tiny proof mark “u” / “17” marked on top of receiver where pan fastens “LEWIS MACHINE GUN” / “CAL .30 MODEL OF 1917″ / ” U.S. No. 1537″ / “INSP H.G.D.” with anchor proof mark and “U” / “8”. Right side of receiver marked “LEWIS MACHINE GUN” / “MFG. BY SAVAGE ARMS CORP. UTICA. NY. U.S.A.” / “No 15809”. Patent marks on right side of receiver below ejection port and on back of buttplate. Includes two standard US 47 round 30-06 pan magazines marked “PAT. MAR.21, 1903-OCT. 22, 1912” / “30.US”. No bipod assembly present. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good to fine with 40% finish remaining thinning to gray patina on receiver with more finish remaining on shroud near muzzle and on stock hardware. Wooden buttstock and grips have some light bruises, gouges and handling marks but are completely solid and serviceable. Pan magazines retain about 50% smooth finish turning to patina with some scratches, dings and scattered corrosion. Bipod retains most of its orig black enamel paint with about 30% pitting throughout and an area of about 3″ bare metal on one leg. This is an extremely rare accessory. Bore is shiny and bright with some slight pitting in grooves. Bolt face is extremely fine with crisp edges. Mechanism is very smooth and it is likely this gun is a very good shooter. 4-51731 JWK36 (30,000-40,000) – Lot 1050

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1051

**WWII VINTAGE BROWNING 1919A4 MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 403521. 30-06 Cal. 24″ bbl. This vintage Browning 1919 A4 machine gun comes on a WWII vintage tripod complete with traverse and elevation mechanism and is marked on right sideplate with SN, US inspection mark with crossed cannons and “BROWNING MACHINE GUN” / “U.S.CAL 30 M1919A4 6” / “MAN’FD BY SAGINAW STEERING GEAR DIV.” / ” GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION” / “RIA” The 4 in 1919A4 has been partially obliterated and 6 with initials “FK” are stamped to right. ATF paperwork indicates this is a C&R gun and model is 1919A6, however no shoulder attachment is present. Bottom of trunnion is engraved “JPL T AZ85653”, which indicates that at one time this arm was in the possession of a noted firearms enthusiast in Arizona. Sights are graduated in yards and marked for Cal 30 M 1. Trunnion is steel, bolt is not marked. One piece forged metal handgrip has provision for spring clip but this is not present. Tripod manufactured by Lamson Co. in 1942 and is SN 4911. Mechanical aspects of tripod and traverse and elevation mechanism are functional. Gun firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine. Over 90% green parkerized finish thinning in places particular on right sideplate above and below cocking handle. Evidence at cocking slot where bolt and handle may have at one time been welded to right sideplate. Indications are that at one time this weapon may have been a DEWAT, especially with the “JPL” initials on bottom of trunnion. Bore is shiny and bright with strong rifling. Bolt face is extremely fine. Tripod retains over 90% of its orig dark finish with brass traverse ring and is very handsomely finished. This mainstay of the American forces and machine gun shooting enthusiasts is a sure winner both as a collectable and on the range. 4-51728 JWK44 (12,000-16,000) – Lot 1051

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1052

**PHOENIX ARMORY BROWNING MODEL 1919A4 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 8611. 30-06 Cal. 24″ bbl. Model 1919 A4 Browning air-cooled machine gun as manufactured by Phoenix PHX. ARM. INC. using USGI parts on a registered side plate. Includes cartridge stop and bolt marked “B147299 RIA”. Adjustable rear sight, no front sight. Also included is a US Browning 1917 A1 tripod manufactured by McE Company in 1943. Hand grip is all-metal type with spring retaining clip at base. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is near excellent with over 97% green parkerized refinish with some evidence of pitting underneath the refinish. Bore has strong rifling, dark in grooves. Bolt face is excellent. Tripod retains over 95% olive drab green paint on metal parts. Leather retaining strap has buckle separated from leather and remnants remain. Nylon strap holds tripod legs in closed position. This model is a mainstay of the class III shooting community with abundant spare parts available and convertible to multiple calibers, this is certain to find a good home and provide many years of enjoyment. 4-51737 JWK14 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1052

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1053

**MAREMONT M60 MACHINE GUN WITH SPADE HANDLES ON PEDESTAL MOUNT (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 0771021. 308 Cal. 26-1/2″ bbl with flash hider. This Maremont mfg M60 retains its bipod on its bbl but is fitting with Spade handles and firing mechanism and mounted on an orig pedestal mount which is capable of being bolted down to a vehicle or some other stable surface. Tripod head includes ammunition box cradle. Marked on top of receiver “MACHINE GUN” / “7.62MM: M60” / “NEW ENGLAND GROUP” / “MAREMONT CORP.” / “U.S.”. Charging handle marked with assembly number as are other various parts. Bbl assembly number is 26978-7269028. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is near excellent. Over 95% orig military finish with some wear to high points of charging handle and just the slightest of wear where bolt rides feedway and some loss of finish in feedway itself. Top cover retains 97% of its orig finish with some scuff marks mostly to left side. Bbl retains just about all its orig finish. Spade handles are of a hard composite material and show just a couple light handling marks. Bore is shiny and bright with strong rifling. Bolt face is extremely fine with crisp lines. M60s are always highly sought after and this one in especially nice condition and on a stable and enjoyable shooting platform is particularly attractive. 4-51699 JWK53 (35,000-45,000) – Lot 1053

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1054
Revised: 10/2/2014

Please note: Additional parts include an 8″ section of small aluminum link chute, a feed mechanism marked “RH Feed” for use with M-8 links, and a G.E. A.C. Aircraft Motor Model 5K408J42 which is complete with electric cable and female socket to plug into power source.”

**US MODEL 39 20 MM AIRCRAFT AUTOMATIC CANNON (C&R).

SN 2072. 20 MM. 54″ bbl. Manufactured by Pontiac Motor Corporation (GM Corp), marked on top of receiver, “GUN AUTOMATIC 20 MM, M-39/MANUFACTURED BY/PONTIAC MOTOR DIV G.M.C./PONTIAC, MICHIGAN”. Set up on its display stand with display placard stand included, together with placard from when this gun was on display at the Evergreen Museum of Southern History. This highly effective weapon was first produced in 1951 but the Genesis of the revolving cannon and the design dates back to a WWII German aircraft cannon. The M-39 uses a 5-chamber cylinder like a revolver to feed rounds from a flexible feed chute through action. An example of the feed chute is included in this lot showing the flexibility and engineering required for this gun to operate. Pontiac produced more that 35,000 of these model cannons from 1951-1975 and it was something that was the hallmark weapon of the “jet era”. Firing mechanism is intact and this gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is near excellent with over 90% of orig finish remaining. Springs are strong. Cylinder, chambers and bore are clean. This is a tremendous display piece for any aviation museum or a conversation piece in an office environment. An example of the top of the line destructive fire power used in aviation for nearly 25 years. It was not until the modern air to air missiles that this weapon was displaced. 4-51794 JWK117 (14,000-18,000) – Lot 1054

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1055

**JOHNSON 1941 LIGHT MACHINE GUN FORMERLY OF THE WINCHESTER COLLECTION (C&R).

SN 1522. 30-06 Cal. 22″ bbl. This magnificent, clean example of the Johnson 1941 light machine gun has a metal plate affixed to left hand side of buttstock with red lettering “W 109″ indicating that at one time it was part of the Winchester Collection. This weapon includes one 30 round magazine and bipod which is attached. Also included is an additional forearm from a different Johnson which is 4-3/4” long. This weapon is marked with patent dates and “JOHNSON AUTOMATICS” information on top of receiver above ejection port. Marked on right side of receiver “CRANSTON ARMS CO” within an inverted triangle. Bottom of magazine housing is marked “I-NE-41”. Front of bbl is marked “30-06” and “41”. Bbl SN is only 5 digits off from gun SN at 1527. Bolt is SN A4299. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is near excellent with over 95% smooth gray/green finish on metal parts. Some scratches above magazine housing and where bipod legs fit into sockets along with some nicks and scratches. There is an area of about 1/8″ x 1″ visible through cooling circles of shroud where it is bright metal around bbl SN. Wood has some slight scratches and handling marks and several small nicks at toe of buttstock but rich brown color of wood and cleanness of finish on metal parts makes this a really attractive machine gun. Magazine has a dark blue finish consistent with bbl finish and is also near excellent. Rifling is worn, shiny and bright. Bolt face extremely fine with crisp edges. 4-51786 JWK49 (30,000-45,000) – Lot 1055

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1056

**ISRAELI DROR MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 2282. 8 mm Mauser. 24″ bbl. Israeli adaptation of the Johnson light machine gun action. This example is registered as Israeli mfg and indeed this weapon does have the Star of David stamped on right side of magazine well. This weapon includes one 20 round magazine. Left side of receiver stamped “REBUILT VOGLER CARBONDALE ILL CAL 792 MM”. Right side of mag well marked “2/N 7177” above some Hebrew lettering. Star of David and “B” within a circle proof marks on either side. Matching SN is stamped on right front of magazine well, on carrying handle base and lower assembly. Bbl SN 2046 does not match. Bipod deploys positively. Carrying handle folds properly. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine with upper retaining 90% of a smooth refinish over some light pitting. Evidence of welding on both sides of shroud just to rear of carrying handle indicating that this weapon may be a reactivated DEWAT. Hard light brown composite shroud forward of front sight block in extremely fine condition. Bipod and lower retain about 90% of their orig gray/blue finish. Wooden carrying handle and hand grip have some slight chips, gouges and handling marks but are otherwise serviceable and still quite handsome. Magazine finish consistent with lower assembly. Bore is shiny and bright with strong rifling. Bolt face extremely fine with crisp edges and some evidence of firing. This is a fine example of a successful design and in a Cal. that is readily available. 4-51785 JWK48 (22,000-28,000) – Lot 1056

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1057

**EARLY CARL GUSTAFS SWEDISH BAR (C&R).

SN 6223. 6.5 Swedish cal. 24″ bbl. This early Swedish version of the Browning automatic rifle has checkered walnut wood and exhibits the highest standards of quality, fit and finish. SNs appear matching throughout and comes with one 20 round Swedish magazine. Notable attractive features include an aluminum shield between the bbl and the wood of the forearm, 3 position adjustable gas port, bipod mounted just forward of the forearm giving superior stability and a pistol grip to the rear of the trigger. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is fine. 90% lustrous commercial blue finish thinning in places with scattered spots of old corrosion. Also scratched where detent pin swings out. There is some oil grime in the rear sight and the weapon could use a good cleaning. The wood of the forearm and buttstock has numerous dings, bruises and a couple of chips. There is also an 1-1/4″ crack on the right side of the forearm where it meets the receiver. There is also a crack on the left side of the buttstock from the receiver about 3″ to the rear. Brass disc on left side of buttstock is not present. Hand grip is in excellent condition and of a lighter color finish with only slight handling marks. Bore has strong rifling, shiny on the lans, dark in the grooves. Bolt face is extremely fine. This is a magnificent find for the Swedish arms collector. A great example of the quality of the arms produced during this period. 4-51684 JWK59 (15,000-18,000) – Lot 1057

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1058

**MARANA ARMS MANUFACTURED MODIFIED COPY OF BROWNING AUTOMATIC RIFLE (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 100. 7 mm. 21″ bbl with muzzle attachment. This automatic rifle is an amalgamation of parts mostly Browning 1918 A2. Includes one Swedish BAR curved magazine which snaps positively into place. Receiver is marked Marana Arms Mfg Marana Az model MA-L NO.100. Complete with rear sight and selector for F,A&S. Buttstock is hard brown composite with flip up shoulder rest but with added welded apertinence at bottom to fit on some kind of tripod, possibly for Bren gun. Another identical apertinence is welded just forward of forend to gas cylinder. Gas cylinder shortened and welded just forward of forend for gas regulator, which is late style Browning Automatic Rifle. Hand grip assembly appears to be standard BAR with a welded on grip frame reminiscent of Colt Monitor complete with smooth walnut grips. Forend is an adapted smooth 1918A2 wooden forend. Bbl is a US ordnance flaming bomb marked bbl apparently rechambered and relined to 7mm Mauser with non detachable muzzle break with front sight from 1918A2 BAR. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine as refinished. Over 90% blue refinish on bbl, gray orig finish on bulk of hand grip assembly rates about 95% thinning. Added grip frame in the white. Receiver is covered in a coat of black enamel paint with noticeable loss in an area about 1″ to rear of ejection port. Welded on attachment forward of buttstock devoid of finish but not unattractive. Wooden forend has some bruises and handling marks and screw on underside is not present. Dark brown composite buttstock in fine condition with some handling marks and nicks and noticeable brassing on underside just to rear of receiver. Bore is shiny and bright with some slight pitting. Bolt face is extremely fine with sharp lines and some slight pitting around firing pin hole. Condition of this arm indicates quality assembly and that it was a successful shooter. It is evident to this cataloger that the former owner Ralph Wong had an abundance of 7 mm ammunition. Arms from his collection in 7 mm display evidence of firing and the fact that he manufactured a BAR to shoot 7 mm ammunition supports this position. 4-51771 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1058

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1059

**RARE AND DESIRABLE RUSSIAN DP 28 MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 171. 7.62 x 54 R Cal. 27-3/4″ bbl with flash hider. This DP 28 was made in 1938 and has a quality fit and finish consistent with the pre-war era. SN has 2 Cyrillic letter prefix not included on BATF transfer form. Charging handle and bolt SNs do not match, upper and lower assemblies do match. Includes orig bipod and one pan magazine. Flash hider is present. Oiler brush is present within buttstock. Stock is slightly loose in its attachment to lower tangs. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex Dolf Goldsmith Collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good, about 50% finish remaining mostly on shroud and on bbl beneath shroud. Other exposed metal thinning overall to a gray patina particularly at high points were it is bare metal. Bipod has much less finish only about 15% remaining over gray patina with some scratches and dings. Flash hider also thinning to gray patina at exterior. Interior of flash hider has some light pitting. Some significant gouges to right hand side of stock near tang and some significant wear to bottom of buttstock. This does not detract from the appearance of this arm because it is generally viewed from the top and side. Pan magazine retains about 90% of a gray parkerized finish with a modern day Phillips screw and rubber grommet affixed to aid in loading. Bore has strong rifling, pitted in grooves. Bolt face is extremely fine. A very nice collectable Russian machine gun. 4-51683 JWK54 (30,000-40,000) – Lot 1059

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1060

**CHINESE RPD AS REGISTERED BY METROTECH LTD (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 218444. 7.62 x 39mm cal. 20-1/2″ bbl. This Chinese made RPD was originally made by factory #36 as indicated on the top cover. SNs match on the operating rod, lower assembly and top cover. Although upper appears to be orig, ATF paperwork indicates this gun was registered by Metrotech. 1 drum is included in this lot as is the orig bipod. This gun has been buffed and refinished with some of the markings softened as a result. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish near excellent as refinished. High lustrous blue over some light dings and scrapes. Shiny black finish is in contrast to the rich, brown wood of forend, hand grip and buttstock. These wood pieces show some handling marks and bruises and there is one 1/2″ chip out of the buttstock heel side. Magazine is in good serviceable condition with some scattered pitting and about 80% blue finish remaining. Action is extremely clean. Bore has strong rifling with some shine to the lands but dark in the grooves. Bolt face is extremely fine. This is a highly sought after and much successful design and this specimen is sure to please any Class III enthusiast. 4-51797 JWK61 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 1060

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1061

**CZECH ZB-26 AS MANUFACTURED BY BRNO (C&R).

SN 2064L. 8 mm. 24″ bbl. This beautifully crafted and finished ZB-26 was manufactured by BRNO in 1936 and retains Czech crest on top of receiver and includes one 20 round magazine. Bolt is SN 3963 and does not match. Bolt is also electropenciled 523 visible through magazine well. Bbl matches gun SN. Marked on right side of receiver “KULOMET VZ.26.”. Fit and finish of metal parts is outstanding high quality. Stock rest and bipod legs deploy properly. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is near excellent as refinished. Bolt retention latch is a plum color. Left side of receiver has evidence of slight pitting under finish as well as a somewhat mottled effect, probably from touch up cold blue. Green verdigris in area of gas port. Wooden carrying handle has some significant chips, dents and handling marks but is still serviceable. Hand grip likewise has some fairly deep scars and bruises as well as several gouges at base but it is still serviceable. Buttstock has some handling marks and several gouges and appears to have been sanded and refinished at one point. Buttplate retains over 90% of its finish over some slight pitting and some areas of plum discoloration. Magazine extremely fine with over 90% of its finish remaining. Bore is fair to good with significant pitting in grooves. Bolt face is good with evidence of pitting on face and around edges. Despite its being refinished this is an extremely finely made and highly desirable machine gun manufactured at a time when quality was a source of pride. 4-51784 JWK44 (22,000-28,000) – Lot 1061

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1062

**CHINESE ZB 26 MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 5380. 8 mm. 24″ bbl. This faithful Chinese copy of ZB 26 has been refinished and includes bipod and one 20 round magazine. Matching in SN both upper and lower as well as on sight adjustment knob. Bbl SN does not match. Both sides of receiver are cracked at rear of magazine well 3/4″ forward of magazine latch. Right side has a vertical 1/2″ crack and left side has a longer 1-1/4″ more jagged crack with evidence of attempted rewelding under refinished bluing. Receiver is also slightly cracked in two spots 1/8″ long on either side of where bbl retaining latch collar contacts receiver. Bbl latch sticks in locked, closed position, however bolt does cock and release properly and mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Hairline cracks at rear of mag well indicated this arm should be inspected by a qualified gunsmith prior to firing. Marked on top of receiver with SN, bottom right side and front of receiver are both engraved “JPL T AZ85653″, which indicates that at one time this arm was in the possession of a noted firearms enthusiast in Arizona. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine as refinished with scattered light pitting under refinish as well as evidence of welding at hairline cracked areas of mag well under refinish. Wooden bbl carrying handle in good serviceable condition with cinch repair and some chips and wear. Hand grip has had 1″ x 1-1/2″ chip out of right front side which has been glued back in place so that grip appears serviceable. Buttstock has 6” long crack running along left side horizontally back from receiver to sling attachment plate and buttstock rotates slightly in its socket. This could be repaired with some competent woodwork otherwise butt has some scratches, small chips and handling marks. Buttplate displays even, soft, bright patina. Bore has strong rifling, dark in grooves. Inside of receiver in need of cleaning. Bolt face is very good. Internals are refinished. Magazine is in very good serviceable condition with refinish consistent with rest of arm. This arm could be restored with appropriate effort to mend the noted deficiencies and owner would have an example of a highly successful and sought after machine gun. 4-51734 JWK46 (10,000-14,000) – Lot 1062

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1063

**SCARCE FUSIL MITRAILLEUR HOTCHKISS TYPE TWO MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 4. 7 mm. 22″ bbl. This rare variation of Hotchkiss gun is marked on left side of receiver as stated in lead, “FUSIL MITRAILLEUR HOTCHKISS TYPE II CAL. 7M/M”. On right side of receiver “BREVETE S.C.D.G.”. Although left hand bi-pod leg is present, right hand bi-pod leg is not. Chambered in 7 mm this weapon was made for Brazil and has Brazilian crest on top of receiver band. Visible SNs appear to be matching. Muzzle is threaded for flash hider but not present. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Strip feeding mechanism operates properly. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine. About 80% blued finish thin to bare metal at muzzle and on charging handle, turning to a brown patina elsewhere. Wooden hardware shows numerous dings and bruises and a couple of chips. There are two 1/2″ cracks on forward hand grip but this does not detract from serviceability. Bore has strong rifling but dark with significant pitting. Bolt face is excellent. Gas nut has old pitting but is still extremely serviceable. This is a scarce and extremely well made machine gun. In 7 mm ammunition is readily available and reloadable. 4-51769 JWK11 (14,000-18,000) – Lot 1063

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1064

**EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE RUSSIAN SIMONOV AVS-36 MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 287. 7.62 X 54R Cal. 26-1/2″ bbl with flash hider. This exceedingly scarce early Russian automatic rifle has two Cyrillic letter prefix to SN that is not included on BATF paperwork. Bolt, stock and receiver SNs all match. Magazine SN does not match and magazine has “SA” within a square marking on right side indication that at one time magazine was taken into Finnish service. This particular specimen was manufactured in 1939 at Tula Arsenal. Stock has “CCCP” cartouche on right side. Although provision is on bbl for a folding bayonet no bayonet is present. Cleaning rod is present. This weapon displays a quality fit and finish consistent with pre-WWII production. These arms were not made into the 1940s and this example may be one of the last produced. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine with over 90% lustrous blue finish remaining on metal surfaces with exception of bolt and cleaning rod which are in the white as is proper. What loss of finish there is it at high points particularly at rear of receiver and in spots along top of receiver where finish is thinning, and some spots of old corrosion and cleaned pitting. Stock has numerous light bruises and dings together with some scratches but still presents well with its dark brown color. Magazine has finish consistent with rest of arm, about 80% finish fading and thinning where magazine makes contact with magazine well. Bore has shiny lands with pitting in grooves. Bolt face is very good although brown from use of corrosive ammunition. Examples of this weapon are exceedingly scarce and this ones condition only enhances its premier collectability. 4-51770 JWK55 (16,000-22,000) – Lot 1064

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1065

**GERMAN MP-44 ASSEMBLED BY C.G. HAENEL (C&R).

SN 4687y. 8 MM Kurz. 16″ bbl. Marked “MP 44” on left side of receiver. SN is actually 4687y with manufacture in 1945 as indicated by markings on left side of magazine well. Operating rod was manufactured by ERMA and SN does not match. Unnumbered early bolt without cutout is cracked directly across the face perpendicular to the extractor; these bolts are readily available. Buttstock and hand grip assemblies SNs match receiver which was stamped “cos” which is Merz Werke with “fxo” and eagle over “37” which indicates final assembly by C.G. Haenel. Hand grip assembly is marked with “WaA254” proof mark (Krupp, Berlin). Gas block was manufactured by “ce” which is J.P. Sauer with C.G. Haenel final proof. Magazine was manufactured by C.G. Haenel. It was common practice for sub assemblies of these guns to be provided by sub contractors with assembly and final proof by one of the major firms. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully mechanically functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine with over 90% of the orig military finish remaining with numerous nicks and scratches from use and some dust mixed with oil in recessed areas. Spots of old light pitting in recessed areas. Wooden hand grip has slight gouges and handling marks. Laminated wood buttstock is 5″ from heel to toe which is the later lower profile type and it has a 6″ crack on left side running parallel to receiver line. Buttstock is also marked with “fxo” (C.G. Haenel). Operating rod could use a cleaning but there is minimal corrosion. Main spring has an even brown patina of corrosion. Bolt has some light pitting and fluted firing pin is in good condition however please note that since bolt is cracked this piece should be replaced before firing. This is a fine example of the German assault rifle which pioneered the use of the intermediate sized cartridge. 4-51781 JWK83 (18,000-22,000) – Lot 1065

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1066

**CHINESE TYPE 56 ASSAULT RIFLE (C&R).

SN 3066122. 7.62 X 39 Cal. 16-1/2″ bbl. Factory marked with “66” within a triangle followed by Chinese characters on left side of receiver. Selector markings also in Chinese which translate “56 Type”. This weapon includes one 30-rnd magazine. Cleaning rod present under bbl and forend. This is an early all wooden stock, hand guard and hand grip model with milled steel receiver and sheet metal sling attachment clip at left of receiver. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is good with about 40% finish remaining mostly an even brown patina on all metal parts. Wood is uniformly worn with numerous nicks and handling marks. Checkering of hand grip is worn to mostly smooth. Upper hand guard over gas tube has cracked longitudinally into two parts on right side with both pieces present. This could be a straightforward repair by a good stock person. Magazine retains about 90% of its dull enamel paint finish with some scratches and chips exposing bare metal. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is extremely fine, needing a cleaning. This is an outstanding example of the Chinese version of the AK-47. 4-51796 JWK85 (30,000-40,000) – Lot 1066

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1067

**HK MODEL 93 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN A123492. 223 cal. 16-1/2″ bbl. This top quality weapon is marked on the right side of the magazine well “Made in Germany/excl. for SACO/Arl. Va. 22201/Kal. 223”. Marked on left side of the magazine well “HK 93 A123492” followed by the HK proof marks, eagle over an “N”. Four position selector for safe, semi, full and three shot bursts. This lot includes one 20 round magazine. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is exceedingly fine with over 95% blued finish on metal parts with a small spot of bare metal just above the ejection port and some brassing in this area as well. There are some scuff marks above the ejection port as well as some scuff marks near the butt of the composite stock. These are only cosmetic. Interior of action could use a cleaning but bolt is extremely fine. Bbl is shiny, bright and clean with a ring right at the gas port aperture. This is one of the finest of the modern machine guns in its classic configuration. 4-51754 JWK70 (19,000-25,000) – Lot 1067

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1068

**FABRIQUE NATIONALE F.A.L. MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 1848. 308 cal. 21″ bbl. Marked on left side of receiver “F.A.L. cal. 7.62 A.N.C. 1964” plus SN. Right side of receiver marked “FABRIQUE NATIONALE DE’ARMES DE GUERRE_HERSTAL BELGIQUE”. Numbers match between upper and lower. Selector operates for safe, semi automatic and full automatic. Includes carrying handle, muzzle break and sling swivels in its classic military configuration. Included in this lot is one 30 round magazine. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine with over 95% orig finish remaining with some wear at the high points along with some scuff and scratches to bare metal. Composite hand guards, hand grip and buttstock in fine condition with some slight scratches and gouges but still very attractive. Bore is shiny and bright with some slight frosting. Muzzle break has some carbon buildup, green verdigris and some slight corrosion. This gun holds up and handles very well. 4-51757 JWK72 (14,000-18,000) – Lot 1068

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1069

**BELGIAN FN-FAL HEAVY BARREL MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 5919. .308 Cal. 21″ bbl. This heavy bbl version of the FN-FAL includes an orig Hensoldt Wetzlar scope and heavy and robust leather sling. Belgian proof marks evident on left side of receiver. SNs match between upper and lower. Scope mount SN does not match. Right side of receiver marked “FABRIQUE NATIONALE D’ARMES DE GUERRE_HERSTAL BELGIQUE”. Includes one 20-rnd magazine. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is outstanding. Over 98% blued finish on all metal parts with a notable scratch on right side of scope mount and some brassing to top of scope which has scratched some of the black enamel paint. There is also a solitary scrape about 1″ along the right side of buttstock where it meets receiver otherwise metal and wood is outstanding. Magazine is covered in a coat of gray enamel paint. Leather sling is also in outstanding condition, stiff and solid. Optics are clear, bore is excellent shiny and bright, bolt is likewise excellent. It would be pretty difficult to upgrade this FN-FAL rifle. 4-51782 JWK84 (16,000-18,000) – Lot 1069

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1070

**HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON MODEL T48 (C&R).

SN 4478. 308 cal. 24″ bbl. This Harrington & Richardson T-48 rifle is the American made counterpart to the FN-FAL and retains its arsenal eagle under 3 star cartouche on left side of buttstock. Marked on right side of receiver “RIFLE CAL .30 T48/4478”. Left side of receiver marked “HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON INC., WORCESTER, MASS.” One 20 round magazine is included in this lot. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine with over 98% of a smooth gray parkerized finish remaining with the only loss being at the high points and where the charging handle touches the receiver. Wood has some handling marks along with a couple of dings and scratches and some areas of stickiness where the oil in the wood probably came to the surface when the gun was in the sun and then congealed upon cooling. Bore is shiny and bright with some light pitting in the grooves. There are some remnants of white paint on the left side of the hand guard. This will be a great specimen for the modern machine gun collector. 4-51755 JWK71 (18,000-22,000) – Lot 1070

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1071

**EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE CADILLAC GAGE STONER MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 001417. 5.56 mm. 21-1/2″ bbl. This is one of the very few Cadillac Gage manufactured Stoner Model 63s in the registry. This all orig gun is marked on bottom of receiver “STONER 63.223 CAL.” / “MFG BY CADILLAC GAGE COMPANY” / “WARREN,MICH. U.S.A. PAT. PEND.” Also the Stoner logo at left of markings. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Feed levers and springs all function properly. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is near excellent with over 95% orig smooth gray finish thinning at 2″ intervals on bbl protective shroud. Also some small scuff marks and handling marks to hand grip and buttstock. Top cover also has some small scratches. Feed tray retains about 60% of its orig finish with finish thinning in feedway. Bore is shiny, bright and clean with strong rifling. Bolt face is excellent. All orig Stoner guns almost never surface for sale and this is an outstanding opportunity for either the private collector or the museum to acquire an example of this landmark design. 4-51787 JWK50 (75,000-125,000) – Lot 1071

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1072
Revised: 9/18/2014

Please note: This gun is listed as fully transferable, but is actually a much more desirable Curio & Relic.

**ORIGINAL ARMALITE AR-10 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 1038. 308 cal. 21″ bbl. This extremely attractive and early AR-10 includes one 20 round magazine and has light brown hand guards, hand grip and buttstock. It also has a perforated muzzle break giving it an extremely unusual, yet attractive, appearance. Marked on left side of magazine well with the Armalite winged horse logo and model designation as well as “Hollywood, Calif. U.S.A.” address. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is 98% with virtually no loss of finish on metal parts and perhaps just the very slightest of handling marks and slight brassing at the muzzle. There are some small places on the stock and hand guards where there has been a scrape, revealing black material underneath. Bore is shiny and bright with some slight frosting close to the muzzle. Bolt face is extremely fine. This weapon has been fired, but not very much. 4-51756 JWK73 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1072

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1073

**ARMALITE AR-18 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN A5722. 5.56 MM. 19″ bbl. This orig Armalite AR-18 has the Costa Mesa CA address on the left side of receiver, ambidextrous safety and folding buttstock which all function properly. Included is one military web sling and one orig AR-18 20-rnd magazine. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is near excellent. Over 97% smooth gray finish with slight loss of finish at certain contact points such as where upper meets lower receiver, and where the detent pins are in receiver. Composite stock and hand guards have some slight scuffs and handling marks, sling is in extremely good condition. Bore is shiny and bright with clean rifling. 4-51773 JWK77 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1073

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1074
Revised: 10/2/2014

Please note: The launcher is a replica of an M203 grenade launcher, but in actuality is a 37mm flare launcher. As such, this attachment is fully legal and requires no paperwork (the gun itself of course is Class III, and does have paperwork).

**COLT M16A1 WITH M203 GRENADE LAUNCHER (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 9310531. 223 cal. 20″ bbl. This is the classic M16A1 lower with rampant Colt logo, M16A1 markings with Colt’s Firearms Division address on left side of lower. This lot includes one 20 round Colt magazine. The welding of the M203 tube is noticeable and appears to be a later addition. The tube opens and closes, cocks and the firing mechanism actuates properly.Rifle mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is excellent with over 97% orig finish with some loss of finish at the high points and where moving parts, such as the charging handle, contact the receiver. Bore is shiny and bright with some slight frosting. Bolt face is extremely fine. This is the perfect specimen for the American military collector. 4-51800 JWK75 (16,000-22,000) – Lot 1074

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1075

**COLT AR-15 A2 SPORTER II REGISTERED BY H.T. ARMORY (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN SP308272. .223 Cal. 13-1/2″ bbl. This short and handy full auto AR-15 has telescoping buttstock and short bbl. Marked with standard Colt markings on left hand side of receiver, selector markings “SAFE” & “FIRE” are factory, “AUTO” has been added in a larger font. Marked on front side of magazine well “HT ARMORY/SMYRNA GA”. This model has the forward assist on the right side of receiver and bayonet lug. One Colt 20-rnd magazine is included. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance near excellent with over 95% orig finish with some scuffs and loss of finish at high points. Receiver is very clean and has a light coat of oil. Hand guards have slight brassing. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is excellent. Magazine body is a dull metallic color having lost nearly all of its finish. Floor plate has some brassing but retains most of its orig finish. This cute little model of the Colt M-16 is certain to be popular at any shooting event. 4-51772 JWK76 (17,000-20,000) – Lot 1075

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1076

**COLT MODEL 1921A THOMPSON SUB MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 12962. .45 Cal. 10-1/2″ bbl. Model with vertical forend without Cutts compensator. Orig 1921 internal parts. This Colt Thompson currently has a mis-matched Auto Ordnance lower SN A.O.80492 but includes the orig stripped lower which has evidence of welding damage. SN on this spare lower is clearly 12962. Left side actuator ear broken off. Buttstock never fitted with sling swivels but there is a carved solitary star about 1-1/2″ in dia. on right side of buttstock. Includes one 50 round drum magazine with “AUTO ORDNANCE CORP./NEW YORK N.Y. U.S.A./PATENTED JULY 27, 1920 DEC. 7, 1920/NO. 1150”. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine. 90% dull refinish, thinning at high points with some small amount of pitting underneath refinish in places. Does not appear that this firearm was buffed prior to refinish. Loss of finish where actuator meets receiver. Wooden parts very good with some wear, chips, scratches, occasional gouges and one significant 1/2″ chip on right side of buttstock 4″ from toe. Bore has very strong rifling with some slight pitting. Bolt face is extremely fine with crisp edges. Drum magazine has a parkerized refinish over fairly heavy pitting and includes a red ink lettering loading direction card. Matching SNed lower would be a worthwhile restoration project to bring this firearm back to a matching configuration. Colt manufactured Thompsons are always sought after and this is an opportunity to own a great machine gun classic. 4-51761 JWK2 (20,000-25,000) – Lot 1076

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1077

**AUTO ORDNANCE THOMPSON SUB MACHINE GUN MODEL 1928 (C&R).

SN S23331. .45 Cal. 12-1/2″ bbl with 4-slot Cutts compensator. Vertical forend, flip up rear Lyman sight with New York address on right side of receiver. Includes one 50 round drum magazine marked “AUTO-ORDNANCE CORP. BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT” with large “U” to right of magazine catch. This Thompson has the “S” prefix SN followed by “NAC” on right side of receiver just forward of ejection port. Broad arrow proof mark above a crown and above “E7/E”. Buttstock is fitted with bottom mounted sling swivel. Internal parts are 1928 parts. Mechanisms function smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance are near excellent as refinished, a deep lustrous blue. About 96% on metal surfaces with some loss were the actuator meets top of receiver. Wood is fine with some dings, scratches and a couple small gouges but this does not detract from the fine appearance of this firearm. Bore is fine with strong rifling and lots of shine. Bolt face is extremely fine with crisp edges. Drum magazine rates about 60% of a dull, blue finish turning to patina with some mottling to finish; snaps easily into magazine well. This is a fine example of a highly desirable model in a classic configuration. 4-51763 JWK1 (18,000-22,000) – Lot 1077

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1078

**US MODEL 1928 A1 THOMPSON BY AUTO-ORDNANCE, BRIDGEPORT (C&R).

SN A0102114. 45 cal. 10-1/2″ bbl. This Thompson 1928 A1 has horizontal forend, no compensator and fixed peep sight. The left hand ear of the cocking handle is broken off. Otherwise, the gun is complete and comes with one 20 round magazine marked “AUTO-ORDNANCE” and two 30 round magazines marked “US 30 CARTRIDGE CO.” SNs on upper and lower assemblies do not match; lower SN is S-388493. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is 95% as refinished. Upper has a smooth gray parkerized finish over fairly heavy pitting over all parts of the receiver. It appears that at one time there was a crack in the receiver to the rear of the ejection port which has been re-welded and finished over. Lower also retains over 95% of a black refinish over fairly heavy pitting. Wood has also been refinished and has some slight dings, nicks and handling marks. Bore is shiny and bright and clean. Bolt face is extremely fine. Magazines are very clean and have in the high 90s percentile of orig finish. This will be an absolutely great gun to take to the range and shoot to your heart’s content. 4-51762 JWK74 (18,000-22,000) – Lot 1078

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1079

**U.S. PROPERTY MARKED THOMPSON M1A1 SUB MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 429503. 45 ACP. 11″ bbl. This highly desirable Thompson is marked on right side of receiver “AUTO-ORDNANCE CORP/BRIDGEPORT,CONNECTICUT,U.S.A”. Top of receiver has Thompson bullet logo and is marked “U.S. PROPERTY”. There is also a “P” proof mark on bbl just forward of receiver frame. Left side of receiver is marked on two places with “CEC” inspectors mark. Right side of receiver marked “THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN/CALIBER .45 MIA1”. There is also a crossed cannon ordnance marking lightly stamped forward of magazine well and also the initials “FJA” lightly engraved just forward of magazine well on left side. Includes one 30-rnd magazine marked “AUTO ORDNANCE CORP/BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT/ REG.IN U.S.PATENT OFF.” and one military web sling. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional with magazine removed, however with magazine in place bolt does not go forward. This is a straightforward fix. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is near excellent. Smooth gray parkerized finish over 95% with some slight scuffing at high points and on high edges of buttplate. Wooden parts have a few small dings and handling marks but still exhibit a high glossy finish. Bore is shiny with strong rifling with some slight frosting in grooves? Bolt face extremely fine. Receiver has remains of firing residue. This is an outstanding example of a US Military marked Thompson classic. 4-51795 JWK90 (16,000-20,000) – Lot 1079

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1080

**AUTO ORDNANCE M-1 THOMPSON AS REACTIVATED BY MARANA ARMS (C&R).

SN 1. 45 ACP. 12″ bbl with compensator. This M-1 Thompson has been completely restored and reactivated by Marana Arms which included welding in the orig markings and relettering right side of receiver “AUTO-ORDNANCE CORPORATION/BRIDGEPORT,CONNECTICUT U.S.A.”. Top of receiver marked “MARANA/ARMS/MFG/NO. 1/MDL. S”. Cutts compensator marked with Auto Ordnance Corporation and Cutts trademark within diamond. Although this gun is SN 1 on top of receiver ATF form 3 indicates SN 201072. Lyman adjustable rear sight affixed to receiver with screws after which the heads were dressed off showing bare metal. One 30-rnd magazine marked “SW CO.” is included. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine as refinished with obvious evidence of orig markings being welded in on receiver. Buffing marks and finish also evident on lower hand grip assembly but lettering is still legible. Wood has also been refinished and there are two small plugs on left side of horizontal forend. Wood has nicks, chips and some handling marks as well as a heavy coat of glossy finish. One rear sling swivel screw is not present. Bottom of trigger guard marked “NO. 1”, there is also a partially obliterated number just forward of the handgrip. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is excellent. Magazine retains over 95% of its blued finish and there is a large “V” at front bottom. This would make an outstanding Thompson to take to the range, top condition bore, and gun already refinished so no negative impact on collectors value. 4-51760 JWK87 (12,000-15,000) – Lot 1080

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1081

**M3 GREASE GUN BY GUIDE LAMP (C&R).

SN 216068. 45 cal. 8″ bbl. This is a nice early example of the M3 with cocking lever on the right side of receiver. Marked of left side of magazine housing “SUB-MACH GUN/CAL 45 M3”. Also marked “Guide” with the remainder obscured by the magazine latch. Also marked on left side of magazine housing with crossed artillery bbl proof mark and “US NO”. Telescoping shoulder stock deploys properly. Bbl retention clip functions properly as does ejection port cover. Comes with three 30 round magazines. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is about 85% black enamel paint coverage with the area around the muzzle worn to bare metal with numerous scratches to the finish on the bbl and receiver. Welding appears rather crude in some places but that’s the way these guns were made. Interior of receiver very clean. Bore is shiny, bright and clean. Bolt face likewise extremely fine. Overall a really fine example of a much sought after American submachine gun. 4-51752 JWK69 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1081

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1082

**JAPANESE NAGOYA MANUFACTURED TYPE 100 SUB MACHINE GUN DEWAT (C&R).

SN 2227. 8 MM Nambu. 11-1/2″ bbl. Visible numbered parts appear matching with exception of 30-rnd magazine which is 653 with a 5 prefix. This type 100 has steel buttplate and simple 1-pc peep sight. Welding of magazine housing to receiver rather crude but completely functional. Bbl has been plugged at chamber by adding a lot of weld and welding the chamber to the receiver tube. Exterior of bbl shroud also welded on both sides just forward of chamber. It is clear that someone wanted to make sure this gun was not serviceable, however bolt does function smoothly when operated by hand. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fair with about 15% finish remaining with heavy pitting on top of receiver tube and bbl shroud with mostly a brown patina of old corrosion. Stock has numerous handling marks and dings as well as some scratches but is still serviceable. Magazine has been filed on both sides near the top and rear, fitted to this magazine housing which it fits into snugly. Unable to determine condition of bore due to welding. Bolt face is very good. Fairly heavily deactivated in the chamber area but this gun would made a fine display piece in a WWII collection. 4-51801 JWK86 (12,000-16,000) – Lot 1082

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1083

**RUSSIAN PPSH-41 SUB MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 7261. 7.62 X 25 MM. 11″ bbl. This PPSH-41 comes with an orig vintage web and leather sling and one 71-rnd drum magazine. Bolt, receiver and stock hardware. have matching SNs. Stock’s last two digits of SN match receiver number. Fitting of upper retaining latch is somewhat loose but is completely serviceable. Magazine fits properly in magazine well. Receiver is dated 1943 forward of ejection port. There is a 1/4″ hole at base of trunnion with a couple of factory proof marks in this vicinity. Welding is somewhat crude but completely functional. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fair with almost no blue remaining to the upper or lower receiver with these metal parts exhibiting a dull metal finish with some bluing in the recessed spots of the sights. There is some pitting and patina in several places. None of this detracts from the appearance of this weapon as a collector’s item. Bore is near excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is extremely fine. Sling has some spots of rust stains in webbing but leather is still strong and serviceable. Drum retains 85% of a high quality smooth blue finish and appears fully functional with good spring tension. Stock has numerous bruises, chips and scuffs but is still completely serviceable. This would make a great addition to any WWII machine gun collection or any collection of Russian arms. 4-51776 JWK79 (12,000-14,000) – Lot 1083

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1084

**RUSSIAN PPS-43 SUB MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 619. 7.65 X 25 MM. 10″ bbl. This PPS-43 was made in 1945 as indicated on top of receiver. SN 619 has a 2 Cyrillic prefix on top of receiver. Proof marks are visible at underside of trunnion. Bolt SN also has 2 Russian Cyrillic letter prefix and its number does not match receiver. There is a small weld tab on lower receiver where the bolt rests in its forward position which indicates that this weapon may be a reactivated DEWAT. Although this weapon has Russian Cyrillic letters it is registered on the ATF form 4 as coming from China as model 1945. This weapon includes two 30-rnd smooth sided magazines. Workmanship on this weapon is somewhat crude but better than this cataloger has seen on other examples. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine with about 75% finish remaining with numerous spots of pitting throughout. Wear to high points revealing bare metal. There is dust and grime in recessed areas from long storage. Bore has strong rifling with light pitting. Bolt face is fine with some light pitting. Magazines retain about 85% of their orig finish with some light pitting and thinning to blueing. Hand grip is extremely fine. This is a popular and sought after sub machine gun model from WWII. 4-51777 JWK80 (12,000-16,000) – Lot 1084

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1085

**SWISS SIG NEUHAUSEN MKPO SUBMACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 1162. 9mm Mauser cal. 12″ bbl. This outstanding example of a high quality Swiss made submachine gun comes with three 30 round magazines. This model was made between 1933 and 1941 and all major parts on this arm appear matching with the exception being 1 screw to the rear of the magazine housing which is numbered “599”; even the wooden stock is numbered to match the rest of the gun. Marked on the top of receiver “Societe Jndustrielle Suisse/Neuhausen”. Left hand side of receiver very lightly marked, almost indiscernible, “LAUCHLI SER2 CAL 9 MOD 2/COLLINSVILLE, ILL”. This model was issued to police forces and also used by the Vatican Swiss Guard. It has the advantage of a magazine housing which will fold up into the stock with the magazine in it and this makes it convenient when getting out of vehicles or other enclosed places. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is outstanding. Lustrous dark blue finish on all metal parts over 97% with what could be some slight corrosion near the end cap and some slight loss of finish to the high points and the screw heads. Possibly a refinish, but the numbers and letters are very clear if so. Magazine SNs do not match. Two are marked “9” for (mm Mauser and one magazine is marked “763” for that cal. All three have an attractive fire blue finish with some scuff marks and some slight loss of finish, but otherwise very attractive. Bore is shiny and bright with crisp, clean rifling. Bolt face is also excellent. This is an exceedingly finely made and highly attractive collectible submachine gun. Handy and quick to point and in a powerful cartridge. 4-51753 JWK64 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1085

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1086

**BERGMANN MP-18.1 SUB MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 35217. 9 MM. 8″ bbl. This is an exceedingly fine specimen of the MP-18.1 which includes orig leather sling and one orig 20-rnd magazine marked “C.G. Haenel”. Marked on top of receiver “M.P.18.I/SYSTEM/SCHMEISSER” followed by SN. All matching numbers except for rear sight tension spring and detent latch numbers. Sling has parted at the rear sling swivel but this could be repaired. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine as refinished. Retains 90% of a dull refinish over scattered pitting on tube and bbl shroud. Magazine housing retains more of a high luster finish with some slight areas of light pitting. There are areas overall where the finish is thinning to a gray patina. Buttplate is a light gray metal finish. Crown proof marks visible on top of receiver and on buttplate. Stock has numerous handling marks and a couple small chips on either side of stock with one significant 3/8″ chip at very rear of receiver. Bore is shiny and bright with strong rifling with some slight frosting. 4-51774 JWK78 (12,000-15,000) – Lot 1086

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1087

**SUPERB CARL GUSTAF MODEL 45B SUBMACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 500713. Cal 9mm. 8″ bbl. This outstanding example of a Carl Gustaf submachine gun come with two 36 round magazines and a black web sling as well as the empty cartridge case bag attached to the ejection port housing. SN matches between receiver and bbl housing. Green enamel paint finish on most metal parts with the exceptions being the magazine housing spring retaining clip, sights, cocking handle, stock detent latch, trigger and magazines. Hard rubber tube on wire loop stock acts as cheek rest. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is simply outstanding with nearly 100% of the green enamel paint remaining with over 97% blue finish remaining on other parts with just some slight brassing at the high points. Wooden hand grip marked with Swedish crown proof mark and has just a couple of slight dings and handling marks. Canvas brass catching bag completely intact and serviceable. Bore is shiny and bright with strong rifling. Bolt face is near excellent. There is some dust in the recessed areas from storage, but otherwise the condition of this weapon would be difficult to upgrade. A stellar example of a popular and sought after design. 4-51751 JWK68 (14,000-16,000) – Lot 1087

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1088
Revised: 9/18/2014

Please note: The side of the receiver has Australian proof marks and not British proof marks as stated in the catalog. This may well be the ONLY registered fully transferable example in the United States.

**AUSTRALIAN F-1 SUBMACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN AD6400247. Cal 9mm. 8-1/2″ bbl. This unusual looking Australian submachine gun has British proof marks on right side of hand grip housing and is also marked “SUBMACHINE GUN 9MM.F1.” It is reminiscent of the Owen submachine gun with its magazine housing that sticks straight up with a sight system offset to the right. This example includes three 32 round magazines and is equipped with sling swivels and a bayonet mount. Its very simple blow-back firing mechanism operates smoothly when functioned by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good with about 60% of its black enamel finish remaining with the balance turning a brown patina. Wooden hand grip and buttstock have some gouges and handling marks but remain completely serviceable. Magazines range in finish from good to very fine with overall brown patina. All three are marked with an arrow and “OFF”. Bore has bright, smooth rifling with some pitting in the grooves. A very straightforward and easy to clean submachine gun rarely encountered and certain to be of interest to collectors. 4-51750 JWK67 (12,000-16,000) – Lot 1088

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1090

**FINNISH SUOMI MODEL 1931 SUBMACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 40228. 9mm cal. 11″ bbl. Marked on left side of rear sight with triangle within a circle proof mark and “SUOMI/Tikkakoski”. Right side of rear sight marked “PATENT/1932”. On right side of receiver tube just to the rear of the ejection port “LAUCHLI SER 2 CAL 9 MOD L/COLLINSVILLE. ILL” which indicates that this weapon was probably at one time a Dewat. Bbl shroud and receiver SNs match. Bbl is SN 040717. This gun comes with two 30 round stick magazines, SNs 1850 and 3040. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance extremely fine with over 80% smooth blue finish remaining, thinning in spots with some bare metal at the high points and some slight areas of light pitting. Bbl itself has more of a gray finish but this is not immediately apparent when viewing through the shroud. Wooden stock has some bruises and scratches as well as a couple of small chips and presents a mottled appearance of areas of dark finish interspersed with stripes of much lighter wood. Bore is shiny and bright with sharp rifling with a couple of small pits right near the muzzle. Bolt face is excellent and bolt is in-the-white. 1 magazine retains about 60% finish, the other about 30% finish, thinning to a brown patina. This is a highly attractive and well made submachine gun. It is a sure winner both at the range and as a collector’s item. 4-51749 JWK66 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1090

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1091

**BERETTA MODEL 38A SUB MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 3606. 9 MM. 14″ bbl. This Beretta was manufactured in 1943 and includes one 40-rnd magazine. SNs match on visible metal parts. Wooden stock SN does not match. Marked on top of receiver “MOSCHETTO-AUT.-MOD 38A-CAL.9-BREVET. N.828-428/P.BERETTA-GARDONEV.T-ITALIA-1943-XXI”. This highly successful machine gun utilizes two triggers, the forward trigger fires the weapon in semi automatic mode while the rear trigger fires it in full automatic. The sight radius is relatively long and provision to be able to fire in semi automatic mode aided in this weapon’s effectiveness. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is good. Receiver is almost devoid of any finish and appears polished. End cap and bbl shroud retain about 60% blued finish while bbl visible through shroud retains about 80% of its gray finish. Magazine well retains a higher percentage of finish with some slight pitting. Trigger guard retains about 60% of its finish thinning to bare metal at high points. Two small trigger guard retaining screws are not present. Buttplate has some surface rust over about 50% of its finish. Buttstock has numerous handling marks and some chips and gouges and one 2″ long crack on left side running rear to front about halfway through stock. Magazine retains nearly all of its smooth dark blue finish. Bore has strong rifling with quite a bit of shine and some light pitting. Bolt face is extremely fine. This model is widely maintained as one of the more successful sub machine gun designs of WWII. 4-51778 JWK81 (11,000-13,000) – Lot 1091

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1092

**BERETTA MODEL 38/42 WITH FLUTED BARREL (C&R).

SN 1753. 9 MM. 6″ bbl. This Beretta 38/42 appears to have all matching numbers and includes one 30-rnd magazine. Marked on top of receiver “M.P. “BERETTA” Mod. 38/42-Cal.9″. This example has flutes cut in the bbl with compensator cuts in top of bbl to counteract muzzle climb. Rear trigger guard screw retaining screw is not present. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good with about 70% smooth military finish thinning to a gray patina with some spots of old cleaned slight pitting. Buttstock has personalized initials on left side above triggers with numerous dings and handling marks. Bore is shiny and bright with some slight frosting. Bolt face is very good. Overall very handsome with what wear there is being from normal use. 4-51779 JWK82 (11,000-13,000) – Lot 1092

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1093

**GERMAN MG42 MACHINE GUN DEWAT CAPTURED FROM 6TH SS DIVISION NEAR ROTHBACK, FRANCE, JANUARY 1945 (C&R).

SN SM1785. 7.92mm. 20″ bbl. This MG42 is provenance to have been captured in January of 1945 from 6th SS Mountain division and this must have been a spanking new gun at that time because the markings on the receiver indicate it was made in 1945 by Gustloff. It is marked on left side of receiver “S.M./178J/s v q”. It also has an eagle/swastika with “rea” to left of these markings. Top of receiver marked with eagle/”waa4″ proof mark indicating Gustloff. Top cover is marked “bpr” for Grossfuss. Bolt locking collar is marked “ar” (Mauser) and SN 6837 indicating it is a replacement. Attached orig bipod exhibits rather crude welding and abbreviated manufacturing processes but is still completely serviceable and functional. Included in this lot is an orig brown mustard colored ammunition can marked “ets” which has latches at both ends and a spare bbl marked, “CNX/3” with a bbl collar marked “dot” (Waffenwerke Brunn) in mustard brown carrier which is marked “Laufschutzer/42/Lyq44”. Buttstock has a 3/8″ reinforcement band around it where it meets hardware at front. Also marked on left side with eagle/swastika proof mark over “waa54” and to right of this “hvg 44”. Bolt is backwards within receiver, in forward position with cocking handle frozen in rear position. Bolt head does appear to be present in chamber area. Bbl removal door has been welded shut by spot welding on either side above and below the latch 1″ forward of bolt locking collar. Unable to rotate buffer to remove it from receiver. This weapon is currently unserviceable. This gun was personally captured by then MAJ Theo C. Mataxis on 10 January 1945 near Rothback, France at night while he was reorganizing front line troops after two companies had lost their commanding officers. In the total darkness of the night, Mataxis fell into the machine gun position where this gun was emplaced. The Germans manning the position captured him, relieved him of his .30 Carbine, then ordered him to strip off his clothes for their own use against the bitter cold weather. Mataxis had a concealed .45 ACP pistol under his shirt in a leather shoulder holster, and surprised the Germans, using this to kill three of them in rapid succession, and causing the other two to surrender. Mataxis received Silver Star for actions surrounding capture of this arm, and a copy of this citation is included with this lot. Consignor states this weapon was subsequently loaned to the Infantry test board at Ft. Benning, GA when developing the M-60, due to the MG 42’s fast rate of fire and quick change barrel design. Included in this lot are copies of the original documentation authorizing the weapons exit from the European Theater of Operations, a certified copy of the original amnesty registration form, evidence that this weapon was on display at the Army War College Museum, and a document which states that this weapon was used as a display prop in the film Taps (1981) in the movie home of the General portrayed by actor George C. Scott. Also included is a copy of the Silver Star citation awarded to Mataxis. PROVENANCE: Personal Collection of B.G. (RET) Theo C. Mataxis, Veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, & adviser to Afghanistan forces fighting against Soviet occupation during the 1980s. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good with about 70% of smooth gray late war finish remaining with balance brown patina and some brown scale on bipod. Red hand grip panels are in extremely fine and attractive condition. Ammunition can retains about 70% of its brown finish, otherwise with heavy scale corrosion, but it remains serviceable. Spare bbl is very good condition with some scratches and spots of surface corrosion; bore is very good, shiny with some slight pitting. Spare bbl carrier retains about 85% of its mustard brown paint with spots of bare metal and corrosion showing through. Web sling is soft but completely serviceable, starting to fray at sling swivels. Museum textile marking on bottom of bbl locking collar. Brass plate affixed to right side of buttstock, “CAPTURED BY/’F’Co-276TH INF. REGT./FROM/6TH SS MNT. Div. NORD./AT-ROTHBACK, FRANCE 1/45”. This is an extremely interesting piece from the point of researching late war German manufacturing shortcuts, and even more meaningful, is the historical provenance surrounding its capture. 4-51962 JWK107 (15,000-25,000) 4-51962 JWK107 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1093

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1094

**GERMAN MG34 MACHINE GUN DEWAT CAPTURED NEAR SAABRUCKEN, GERMANY WINTER 1944-45 (C&R).

SN 4650C. 7.92mm. 24″ bbl. This MG34 was manufactured by “dot” (Waffenwerke Brunn) in 1944 and it is so marked on bbl shroud. Top cover, receiver, buttstock and buttstock collar all match in SN. Buffer and bolt match with SN 8797. Top cover marked “bpr” (Grossfuss). Receiver and shroud marked with eagle/”waa63″ indicating Waffenwerke Brunn. Bipod is marked “dfb 1944″ with eagle/”4″ proof mark (Gustloff). Feed tray not present. Museum textile marking at bottom of bbl shroud. Bolt moves back and forth about 4” from forward position within receiver. This weapon has been rendered unserviceable by welding chamber shut and spot welding bbl shroud to receiver below latch where receiver meets shroud slot. Welding of chamber of bbl does not appear to have discolored bbl collar nor to have removed significant amounts of material from chamber itself. Top cover latch does not seat all the way in recess of receiver. This gun was captured by “G” company, 2nd Br, 276th Inf. Reg., 70th Inf. Div. Task Force Herren, near Saarbrucken, Germany and brought home by then LTC Theo C. Mataxis. Included in this lot are copies of the original documentation authorizing the weapons exit from the European Theater of Operations, a certified copy of the original amnesty registration form, evidence that this weapon was on display at the Army War College Museum, and a document which states that this weapon was used as a display prop in the film Taps (1981) in the movie home of the General portrayed by actor George C. Scott. PROVENANCE: Personal Collection of B.G. (RET) Theo C. Mataxis, Veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, & adviser to Afghanistan forces fighting against Soviet occupation during the 1980s. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine with about 80% blued finish remaining with some areas of pitting on top cover, anti aircraft ring and other spots on weapon. There are scratches to bare metal and much of the finish is turning to brown patina. Notable bullet strike to right front side of muzzle booster which has raised and pushed back metal about 1/8″. This does not affect function. Rear sight ladder is missing its sight leaf on right side which has apparently simply been slid off ladder and lost. Buttstock has a significant 2-1/4″ crack from collar straight back to rear at 11 o’clock position. Buttstock also has chips, bruises and scratches but is still serviceable. This weapon, which is in “as brought back” condition with its battle damage and provenance to a noted American officer should be of significant interest to collectors of WWII German arms. It would not take too much effort to get this gun running with the appropriate parts. 4-51961 JWK106 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1094

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1095

**CZECH ZB30J MACHINE GUN DEWAT AS CAPTURED FROM GERMAN 719TH VOLKSGRENADIER DIVISION (C&R).

SN 13896. 7.92mm. 26″ bbl. This weapon is registered as model “Bren Gun Type” on ATF form 5 but is actually a Czech ZB30J as captured from WWII German forces. Includes one 20 round magazine. The ZB30 was a slightly more robust and improved version of the ZB26, designed to fire the post WWI heavier 8 MM Mauser cartridge and incorporated an adjustable gas port. Bbls and bolts of ZB26 will not interchange with this arm. Many of these guns including pre-WWII specimens such as this were taken into service by German forces during WWII. SN matches on all visible parts including bolt, receiver and buttstock. Czech markings remain on left and top side of receiver indicating manufacture at BRNO. This was the Czech designation for the factory which the Germans later took over and redesignated Waffenwerke Brunn. This is a pre 1939 manufactured gun indicated by the National Coat of Arms of Serbia prominently displayed above SN on top of receiver. This model has a robust bbl knurlized in front of and behind bbl carrying handle and has an adjustable gas port at muzzle. Bipod on gas cylinder deploys properly. This example is fitted with socket at bottom of buttstock for attaching it to a tripod. Bolt operates freely within receiver under proper spring tension however chamber has been plugged by adding weld, and bbl locking collar has been spot welded to receiver at 1 o’clock position at forward edge of collar. This weld has been broken so latch partially rotates but enough of the weld remains that latch will not open all the way to remove bbl. This weapon is currently unserviceable. Included in this lot are copies of the original documentation authorizing the weapons exit from the European Theater of Operations, a certified copy of the original amnesty registration form, evidence that this weapon was on display at the Army War College Museum, and a document which states that this weapon was used as a display prop in the film Taps (1981) in the movie home of the General portrayed by actor George C. Scott. PROVENANCE: Personal Collection of B.G. (RET) Theo C. Mataxis, Veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, & adviser to Afghanistan forces fighting against Soviet occupation during the 1980s. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine with over 90% of its orig dark military finish remaining with some scattered areas of light corrosion on both sides of receiver with gas cylinder exhibiting a gray finish. Bbl latch and receiver display heat discoloration from spot welding in a circle about 1-1/2″ dia at forward edge of bbl latch. Wooden hand grip and buttstock have some bruises, chips and handling marks yet remain serviceable and solid. A brass plate affixed to left side of buttstock, “CAPTURED BY/’G’Co.-276th INF. REGT./FROM/719th VOLKS GRED. Div./AT-SAARBRUKEN, GERMANY”. The provenance of capture and the personal collection of Theo C. Mataxis enhances the value of this already interesting piece. 4-51959 JWK108 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1095

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1096

**GERMAN MP44 ASSAULT RIFLE DEWAT CAPTURED FROM 6TH SS MOUNTAIN DIVISION WITH CAPTURED NAZI FLAG (C&R).

SN 1743. 7.92 Kurz. 16-1/2″ bbl. This weapon is marked “MP43” on left side of receiver. SN is actually 1743g and this weapon was made in 1944. Receiver stamping is by “cos” (Mertz Werke) with C.G. Haenel final proof (eagle/”37″). Bbl and gas port also marked by C.G. Haenel (fxo). Gas block marked by Erma (eagle/”280″). Buttstock hardware also made by Mertz Werke. SNs match between receiver, buttstock and pistol grip assembly. Stock detent pin has a wire running from the loop of the retaining spring across the right hand side of receiver and attached to hand guard; this appears to be a post war measure to keep the gun from being easily disassembled. Grips are of Kunstloff material (hard brown bakelite). Operating rod and bolt are proof marked by C.G. Haenel and match in SN to gun. Bolt is early type without cut out at extractor with triangular firing pin. Main spring is unusual in that it is only 5/8″ in dia. Buttstock is of the standard profile 5-1/2″ from heel to toe. Although bolt and operating rod move freely within receiver with proper tension, the chamber of this weapon has been plugged by adding weld, rendering it unserviceable. It appears that the weld is confined just to plugging the chamber and not to welding the bbl to the receiver. There is a spot weld at the rear of gas block which welds gas block to hand guard. This weapon includes two 30-rnd magazines marked “MP44” and one green canvas magazine pouch with stamped metal buttons. Nazi flag accompanying this lot is taken from the Burgermeister’s office in Volkingen, the first town captured by the 2nd Bn., 276th Inf. Regiment in their attack across the Saar River. Also included in this lot are copies of the original documentation authorizing the weapons exit from the European Theater of Operations, a certified copy of the original amnesty registration form, evidence that this weapon was on display at the Army War College Museum, and a document which states that this weapon was used as a display prop in the film Taps (1981) in the movie home of the General portrayed by actor George C. Scott. PROVENANCE: Personal Collection of B.G. (RET) Theo C. Mataxis, Veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, & adviser to Afghanistan forces fighting against Soviet occupation during the 1980s. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is good with about 70% orig blue finish remaining on metal surfaces with a liberal scattering of pitting throughout with quite a bit of brown patina. There are also some scratches to finish showing bare metal and a museum identification number in textile marker on bottom of trigger guard. There is heat discoloration to metal where gas block is welded to hand guard. Hand grips are in good condition with some dings and handling marks, wooden buttstock has numerous dings and handling marks. Brass plate affixed to left side of buttstock, “CAPTURED BY/2ND PLAT.AT Co.-276TH INF./FROM/6SS MTN.Div. NORD/AT WINGEN, FRANCE 1/45”. This weapon should be of high interest to collectors with its provenance to a notable German unit from WWII combined with the fact that it is an all matching orig example. The fact that it also has ties to BG (RET) Theo C. Mataxis only enhances its value. 4-51964 JWK104 (12,000-18,000) – Lot 1096

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1097

**GERMAN MP40 SUB MACHINE GUN DEWAT CAPTURED IN JANUARY 1945 DURING GERMAN OFFENSIVE (C&R).

SN CND300K. 9 MM. 9.9″ bbl. This MP40 is a combination of two different SN guns put together. This gun is exactly as brought back from WWII. Tube, bbl and magazine housing assembly was assembled by Steyr and bears SN 396m and eagle/”623″ proof marks. Bolt lower assembly receiver cap and swing out shoulder loop were assembled by Erma and are SN 300k. Receiver cap is marked “MP40/ayf 42” indicating this was made by Erma in 1942. Lower frame assembly is marked “cnd” which indicates manufacture by Krupp in Berlin. Swing out shoulder loop was manufactured by Erma and is marked with eagle/”280″. Bolt is marked with eagle/”280″ and SN 300k with eagle/swastika final proof. This weapon includes one 32-rnd magazine marked “fxo” (C.G. Haenel). Bbl resting bar and retaining pin are not present. Bottom of bbl marked with eagle/”623″ proof mark and shield logo with “bnz/1” proof mark (Steyr). Although bolt moves freely under proper spring tension within receiver and bolt face is excellent, chamber has been plugged with weld. A significant amount of chamber face has been removed during this process. Bbl nut has been spot welded to forward sling ring and receiver tube forward of magazine housing and this has caused a discoloration of metal. For these reasons this weapon is currently unserviceable. Included in this lot are copies of the original documentation authorizing the weapons exit from the European Theater of Operations, a certified copy of the original amnesty registration form, evidence that this weapon was on display at the Army War College Museum, and a document which states that this weapon was used as a display prop in the film Taps (1981) in the movie home of the General portrayed by actor George C. Scott. PROVENANCE: Personal Collection of B.G. (RET) Theo C. Mataxis, Veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, & adviser to Afghanistan forces fighting against Soviet occupation during the 1980s. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is good with about 30% of orig blue finish remaining with otherwise liberal pitting, corrosion and brown patina on metal surfaces. Magazine finish is consistent with rest of arm. Bakelite of lower assembly is in fine condition with some scratches and handling marks. Hand grip panels have some chips and handling marks but otherwise very serviceable. Receiver tube bushing fastened in place using two indentations in receiver tube forward of magazine housing at 6 and 12 o’clock positions. This is the method often seen on Styer manufactured MP40s. Bbl nut is of two flat side type. Reactivation of this gun could be a straight forward replacement of bbl assembly. Theo C. Mataxis’ memoirs indicate it was captured by him personally near Wimmenau from a German artillery Forward Observation team on patrol in January 1945, where he was wounded and subsequently awarded the Purple Heart. 4-51963 JWK105 (8,000-13,000) 4-51963 JWK105 (8,000-13,000) – Lot 1097

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1098

**BRITISH MKII STEN SUB MACHINE GUN DEWAT CAPTURED FROM GERMAN FORCES AT FORBACH, FRANCE, WINTER 1944-45 (C&R).

SN 94055. 9mm. 8″ bbl. This Sten is marked on bottom of magazine housing, “SECO”. Registered number 94055 also on bottom of magazine housing. Bottom of sheet metal housing forward of trigger guard, “S&S”. Receiver marked on left side with broad arrow proof mark. This weapon includes three 32-rnd magazines all marked, “OFF” on floorplate. Top of magazine housing marked “STEN MK.II”. Although bolt moves freely under proper tension within receiver the bbl has been plugged with weld and bbl shroud and bbl spot welded to receiver on left side just forward of magazine housing. This weapon is currently unserviceable. This weapon was captured by 2nd Bn., 276th Inf. 70th Inf. Div. at Forbach, France in winter 1944-45. Included in this lot are copies of the original documentation authorizing the weapons exit from the European Theater of Operations, a certified copy of the original amnesty registration form, evidence that this weapon was on display at the Army War College Museum, and a document which states that this weapon was used as a display prop in the film Taps (1981) in the movie home of the General portrayed by actor George C. Scott. PROVENANCE: Personal Collection of B.G. (RET) Theo C. Mataxis, Veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, & adviser to Afghanistan forces fighting against Soviet occupation during the 1980s. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is fair to good with about 40% of blue and enamel finish remaining with balance turning to gray patina. Some wear to bare metal particularly at high points and back of receiver tube. Metal is discolored in area about 1-1/2″ around spot welding at bbl. Bolt face is extremely fine. Magazine finish consistent with rest of firearm’s finish. It would be a straight forward endeavor to put this weapon back into firing condition. Sten guns are always popular shooters at the range. 4-51967 JWK110 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1098

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1099

**FRENCH MAS 38 SUB MACHINE GUN DEWAT CAPTURED FROM GERMAN FORCES AT SELZ, FRANCE, WINTER 1944-45 (C&R).

SN F20288. 7.65 MM Long. 9″ bbl. This short and handy little French sub machine gun is marked on left side of receiver, “CAL.7,65 L MAS MLE 1938” followed by SN. SNs appear matching on receiver, bolt, buttstock hardware and buttstock. Bbl is simply numbered “54” on top. Main spring not present. Magazine not present. Web sling included in this lot. Chamber has been filled with weld and bbl spot welded to receiver at top of receiver. This weapon is currently unserviceable. Captured from Germans at Selz, France in Winter of 1944-45 by 2nd Bn. 276th Inf. 70th Inf. Div. Included in this lot are copies of the original documentation authorizing the weapons exit from the European Theater of Operations, a certified copy of the original amnesty registration form, evidence that this weapon was on display at the Army War College Museum, and a document which states that this weapon was used as a display prop in the film Taps (1981) in the movie home of the General portrayed by actor George C. Scott. PROVENANCE: Personal Collection of B.G. (RET) Theo C. Mataxis, Veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, & adviser to Afghanistan forces fighting against Soviet occupation during the 1980s. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very good with about 60% of finish remaining mostly a gray color on receiver and hand grip with a somewhat darker finish on bbl. Hand grip and buttstock have some bruises and handling marks. A cartouche on right side of buttstock which is pretty much illegible but one can make out the date 1942. There is a 1/2″ crack running forward of buttplate at heel of stock; this does not affect serviceability. Metal is discolored in an area about 1-1/4 dia around spot weld of bbl to receiver. With the addition of necessary parts it would be straight forward to bring this back to firing condition. 4-51969 JWK112 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1099

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1100

**ERMA EMP SUB MACHINE GUN DEWAT CAPTURED AT SELZ, FRANCE 1944 (C&R).

SN 10755. 9 MM. 10″ bbl. This Erma EMP appears to have matching numbers on receiver, magazine housing and bbl shroud. Eagle/”N” proof mark on receiver cap. Marked with “H” on stock just forward of front hand grip. Nazi eagle swastika cartouche on left side of buttstock. Museum inventory markings in textile marker on bottom of trigger guard. Bolt moves freely within receiver tube and functions properly however this weapon has been deactivated by welding the chamber shut and welding the bbl shroud to bbl just forward of magazine well. Retaining screw at bottom of bbl shroud not present. No magazine present. Included in this lot are copies of the original documentation authorizing the weapons exit from the European Theater of Operations, a certified copy of the original amnesty registration form, evidence that this weapon was on display at the Army War College Museum, and a document which states that this weapon was used as a display prop in the film Taps (1981) in the movie home of the General portrayed by actor George C. Scott. PROVENANCE: Personal Collection of B.G. (RET) Theo C. Mataxis, Veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, & adviser to Afghanistan forces fighting against Soviet occupation during the 1980s. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is good with about 80% orig blue finish remaining with areas of scattered pitting and corrosion. Also with some scrapes and gouges to bare metal. Heat discoloration on magazine housing and shroud just below sling loop on shroud. Chamber has lost a significant amount of material when welded for deactivation. Wooden stock has numerous bruises, dings and handling marks as well as small chips out of it. Brass plate affixed with small nails to right of buttstock, “WATCH ON THE RHINE/WINTER 1944/SELZ, FRANCE/2ND BN.-276th INF./TASK FORCE HERREN”. The documented involvement of this weapon in a historical WWII engagement adds value consideration beyond what this model in this condition would normally bring. The fact that this weapon also has ties to a decorated American officer only enhances the interest and historical significance. 4-51960 JWK103 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 1100

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1101

**BERETTA MODEL 38A SUB MACHINE GUN DEWAT CAPTURED AT SELZ, FRANCE WINTER 1944-45 (C&R).

SN 2199C. 9mm. 9″ bbl. This Beretta model 38A has matching numbers on all visible parts including bbl, receiver and wooden stock. Marked on top of receiver “MOSCH-AUT-PBERETTA-CAL.9-MOD.38A”. No forward sling loop present. Includes one 40 round magazine. Bolt functions properly within receiver with proper spring tension, however chamber has been filled with weld and fluted bbl spot welded to receiver at 6 o’clock position forward of magazine housing. This weapon is currently unserviceable. Captured from Germans by 2nd Bn. 276th Inf., 70th Inf. Div. at Selz, by Task Force Herren, France winter 1944-45. Included in this lot are copies of the original documentation authorizing the weapons exit from the European Theater of Operations, a certified copy of the original amnesty registration form, evidence that this weapon was on display at the Army War College Museum, and a document which states that this weapon was used as a display prop in the film Taps (1981) in the movie home of the General portrayed by actor George C. Scott. PROVENANCE: Personal Collection of B.G. (RET) Theo C. Mataxis, Veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, & adviser to Afghanistan forces fighting against Soviet occupation during the 1980s. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine. Over 90% of its dark military blue finish remaining with some loss of finish to high points, and with some pitting, particularly around trigger guard and with some scratches. Bolt and bolt face in extremely fine condition. Wooden stock has numerous dings, bruises, scratches and handling marks but is still completely serviceable. Weld plugging chamber does not seem to have cut very much, if at all, into the chamber itself. Metal has been discolored from heat where bbl is spot welded to receiver. Some discoloration and loss of finish to receiver tube opposite ejection port, incidental to chamber being welded. In this cataloger’s opinion it would not take a great deal of effort to bring this gun back into firing condition. 4-51958 JWK109 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1101

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1102

**RUSSIAN PPSH 41 SUB MACHINE GUN DEWAT AND NAGANT REVOLVER CAPTURED AT FAMOUS KOREAN WAR BATTLES IN 1953 (C&R).

SN K5420, 707. 7.62 x 25mm. 11″ bbl. This PPSH 41 is mounted to a wooden wall display board using brass sheet metal wrapped around wrist and muzzle. Brass plate below states “7.62 MM COMMUNIST/PPSH SUBMACHINE GUN/CAPTURED BY/17TH INFANTRY REGIMENT/PORK CHOP HILL/APRIL 1953”. Also on this display board is a 1939 dated Russian Nagant revolver above brass plate which states, “7.62 MM/RUSSIAN NAGANT/REVOLVER/CAPTURED BY/COLOMBIAN BATTALION/OLD BALDY MARCH 1953”. This display board has a hand painted 1953 version South Korean flag on right lower quarter. Left upper quarter displays a combat pin of a bayonet through a double wreath with an hourglass device in center. Also included is a photo dated May 1953 which shows Chinese hill 200 & T-bone area of the battle area. PPSH was manufactured in 1944 and has a 2 Cyrillic letter prefix to SN on top of receiver. Bbl SN matches receiver, weapon not removed from board to determine if SN matches on wooden buttstock. Although bolt moves freely under proper tension within receiver the chamber has been filled with weld rendering this weapon unserviceable. Bbl has also been welded to contact point at front of bbl shroud. Nagant revolver is marked on left side of frame with arrow within star proof mark over 1939, indicating manufacture at Tula Arsenal in 1939. It has a 2 Cyrillic prefix in front of SN 707. This revolver appears fully functional and serviceable in its 7.62 rimmed cartridge. These weapons were presented to Theo C. Mataxis by Columbia Battalion Commander LTC Alberto Ruiz Havoa after Operation BABULA. The Columbians fought alongside of Americans in the conflict involving Pork Chop Hill and acquitted themselves well in the action. Included with this lot are the books, 17th Infantry Association Scrapbook, Pork Chop Hill, and magazine journal of Army Special Operations History Veritas, as well as a copy of the Operations Order written by COL Mataxis from that period. Mataxis received two Bronze Star medals and his 2nd Purple Heart during this timeframe. These weapons were on display for many years at the U.S. Army War College Museum, and were also used as a display props in the film Taps (1981) in the movie home of the General portrayed by actor George C. Scott. PROVENANCE: Personal Collection of B.G. (RET) Theo C. Mataxis, Veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, & adviser to Afghanistan forces fighting against Soviet occupation during the 1980s. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance of the PPSH 41 is very good with about 40% orig finish remaining; almost exclusively a brown patina with wear to high points. This weapon is just as brought back. Stock has expected handling marks with a couple chips and gouges from use. Although this sub machine gun has been deactivated, its provenance to a very well known engagement together with it formerly being in the possession of a notable American officer make it an extremely desirable and historical collectors item. This can only appreciate in value over time. Nagant revolver retains over 90% of its dark finish with some spots of corrosion underneath areas of hardened grease, internals and bore retain a coating of tacky grease. There are some spots where there are scratches and areas of bare metal showing through. Grips have some wear, handling marks and one or two chips but are still very serviceable. It would be difficult to imagine a nicer set of Korean War trophies provenanced to two historic engagements as well as having been in the personal collection of a notable American General officer. 4-51965 JWK113 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1102

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1103

**CHINESE COPY OF SOVIET RPD BELT FED MACHINE GUN DEWAT CAPTURED NOVEMBER 1965 IN VIETNAM (C&R).

SN 220840. 7.62 x 39mm. 20-1/2″ bbl. This high quality milled receiver Chinese copy of the Soviet RPD appears to have all matching numbers including the receiver, lower assembly and top cover. Includes one 76-rnd segment belt with feed tab and one drum to hold this belt. Bipod present just to rear of front sight, cleaning rod also present, snapped into position at left side of receiver. Gas block adjustment knob which would screw into right side of gas block not present. Corresponding bolt on left side of gas block is present. Marked on top cover with number “36” within triangle followed by three Chinese characters which translate to “56 Type” and SN. Safety markings also in Chinese. Bolt functions properly within receiver under proper tension. This weapon is currently on a form 5 as a DEWAT, with a plug in the chamber. The barrel appears otherwise serviceable. This weapon was captured from the 32nd Regiment of the People’s Army of Vietnam during intense fighting in the Battle of Ia Drang, which occurred at the same time as the fighting described in Gen Moore’s book We Were Soldiers. Photos of COL Mataxis, then Senior Advisor to GEN Vinh LOC, who was Commander of II Corps accompany this lot. This weapon was on display for many years at the U.S. Army War College Museum, and was also used as a display prop in the film Taps (1981) in the movie home of the General portrayed by actor George C. Scott. PROVENANCE: Personal Collection of B.G. (RET) Theo C. Mataxis, Veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, & adviser to Afghanistan forces fighting against Soviet occupation during the 1980s. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good with about 60% orig finish remaining, mostly turning brown and thinning. There are areas of bare metal where charging handle contacts receiver and on high points. Also scattered pitting making this weapon look what it is, a war trophy. Wooden hand guard cracked on both sides with chips out of wood at screw points however it is still serviceable. Wooden hand grip and buttstock have some chips, bruises, gouges and handling marks but are still serviceable. Bore is chrome lined. Bolt face is very good with brown patina. Brass plate affixed to right side of buttstock indicating this weapon was a gift from Major General Vinh Loc who was Commanding General 2nd Corps, Republic of Vietnam. Plate also indicates that this weapon was captured from the 32nd PAVN REGT in November of 1965. This is a terrific specimen of a highly effective and desirable collectors item. The fact that it was presented to Theo C. Mataxis and part of his personal collection only enhances this value. 4-51966 JWK118 (20,000-25,000) – Lot 1103

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1104

**CHINESE TYPE 56 DEWAT CAPTURED IN VIETNAM DURING 1965 TET ATTACK (C&R).

SN 3154664. 7.62 x 39mm. 16-1/2″ bbl. This milled steel receiver AK 47 was manufactured in factory No. 66 as evidenced by “66” within a triangle on left side of receiver. Chinese characters and SN are to right of this marking. Includes one canvas magazine pouch and four 30-rnd magazines and also a heavy web orig sling of Russian origin with Russian markings in the webbing. Selector markings are in Chinese. Cleaning rod present under bbl, no provision for bayonet. Bolt matches in SN to receiver. Action cover also matches in SN. Bolt moves under proper tension within receiver however this weapon has been rendered unserviceable by filling chamber with weld and also welding bbl to receiver. It does not appear that chamber was much damaged by this process. Captured during 1965 TET attack on U.S. II Corps Headquarters compound and presented to Col. Mataxis after the attacks. Included in this lot are a certified copy of the original amnesty registration form, evidence that this weapon was on display at the Army War College Museum, and a document which states that this weapon was used as a display prop in the film Taps (1981) in the movie home of the General portrayed by actor George C. Scott. PROVENANCE: Personal Collection of B.G. (RET) Theo C. Mataxis, Veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, & adviser to Afghanistan forces fighting against Soviet occupation during the 1980s. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good with about 40% finish remaining mostly thinning and fading to a gray patina turning brown in places with spots of very light pitting. Wooden forearm, hand grip and buttstock have dings, bruises and scratches as one would expect from a service rifle. Checkering is worn mostly smooth but individual diamonds can still be discerned. Sling is in fine condition, strong and serviceable with some brassing to metal buckle. Bolt face is extremely fine, operating rod likewise. Both sling swivels are solidly in place. This is a fantastic opportunity to own a finely made, sought after machine gun. 4-51968 JWK114 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1104

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1104a

**BRITISH STEN MK 5 SUB MACHINE GUN DEWAT FROM BELGIAN CONGO, EARLY 1960 (C&R).

SN 232693. 9mm. 8″ bbl. Marked with broad arrow proof and “STEN MK 5/M/78” on top of magazine housing. Bottom of magazine housing marked “STEN MK V” with SN 232693. Bottom of wooden buttstock marked with broad arrow proof and “N22”. Included are two 32-rnd and one 50-rnd magazine marked on bottom of floorplate “OFF”. Also included is one brown web sling dated 1943. Although bolt moves freely under proper tension within receiver chamber this has been filled in with weld rendering this weapon unserviceable. Bbl has also been spot welded to receiver next to chamber. This weapon was a gift to COL Theo C. Mataxis from LTC Tony Herbert, author of the book, Soldier. Accompanying photo of COL Mataxis with then 1LT Tony Herbert in 1958, and also a copy of his book Soldier. Included in this lot is a certified copy of the original amnesty registration form, evidence that this weapon was on display at the Army War College Museum, and a document which states that this weapon was used as a display prop in the film Taps (1981) in the movie home of the General portrayed by actor George C. Scott. PROVENANCE: Personal Collection of B.G. (RET) Theo C. Mataxis, Veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, & adviser to Afghanistan forces fighting against Soviet occupation during the 1980s. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good with over 90% black enamel paint remaining on all metal parts with scratches, brassing and handling marks. Wood also displays some chips, bruises, nicks and handling marks. Two 32-rnd magazines have a smooth gray parkerized finish while 50-rnd magazine has a rough, parkerized finish. Sten Mark 5 is last in a progressive series of improvements in Sten design. Externally there is no indication that this weapon is a DEWAT. 4-51957 JWK111 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1104a

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1105

**CHINESE TYPE 56 MACHINE GUN AS BROUGHT BACK FROM VIETNAM (C&R).

SN 12090687. 7.62 X 39 MM. 15-1/2″ bbl. This Chinese manufactured version of the AK-47 includes a statement by the man who brought it back about how he acquired it as well as one 30-rnd magazine and a combat book shelf publication on the AK-47. This rifle is marked on left side of receiver with factory marking “66” within a triangle followed by Chinese characters which translate “56 Type”, and SN. This specimen is equipped with a folding bayonet and cleaning rod. Selector marked with “D” and “L”. Sling swivel on left side of milled steel receiver very solidly affixed in place while sling loop on gas block is slightly loose. Cleaning kit is present within buttstock trap. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine with over 90% smooth blued finish thinning on top left portion of receiver cover otherwise with very good coverage. Wood has several deep gouges and scratches in forearm and bbl hand guard with fewer blemishes on pistol grip and buttstock. Bore is excellent, shiny, bright and chrome lined. Bolt face is excellent and clean. Manual is in fine condition. This is one exceedingly fine example of an AK-47 and with its accompanying provenance to Vietnam would made an excellent addition to any Class III collection. 4-51283 JWK91 (15,000-18,000) – Lot 1105

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1106

**COLT M16-A2 MACHINE GUN WITH M4 AND 22 CONVERSION PARTS (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 8002938. 5.56 MM. 21-1/2″ bbl. This M16 A2 comes with all the goodies the M16 aficionado could want; it has a complete M4 upper and buttstock kit and also a lakeside LM-7 belt fed upper conversion unit for 22 LR. The 22 conversion unit includes two of the cloth belts and two of the aluminum belts as well as two of the Lakeside Machine drums and one side mounting drum adapter which fits into the magazine well. Colt M16 A2 lower has standard markings with rampant Colt logo on left side of magazine well with Colt’s address above trigger. Selector is safe, semi and burst. Upper currently on gun is marked on top of bbl “C MP 5.56 NATO 1/7”. One 30-rnd Colt marked magazine is included. M4 upper includes slide on rail mounted rear sight/carrying handle assembly as well as web sling, lone star ordnance hand grip, telescoping buttstock with spring buffer and charging handle parts. Lakeside Machine 22 belt fed upper is a high quality manufactured steel assembly with a metal bolt face and delron bolt body. Also included is a photo copy of April, 2006 Small Arms Review article on this Lakeside 22 conversion belt fed upper. Also includes two 1983 and one 1986 TM operator’s manuals as well as Colt M16A2 operator’s manual and maintenance instructions. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Over 98% orig finish on all firearms parts. There are some handling marks on magazine and slight blemish to finish where charging handle touches receiver as well as evidence that each of the uppers have been fired but otherwise the condition is simply outstanding. Bores are shiny, bright and near excellent. Bolt faces are likewise near excellent. Manuals are very good condition. This is a dream package for the M16 enthusiast. 4-51275 JWK92 (14,000-18,000) – Lot 1106

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1107

**HECKLER & KOCH MODEL 91 ADAPTED TO HK-21 FOR BELT FEED AND QUICK CHANGE BARREL (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN A032710. .308 Cal. 18″ bbl. This is a gorgeous HK 91 which was re-manufactured prior to May 1986 to G3 configuration, and then subsequently at F.J. Vollmer by master armorer Tim Tyler into a belt fed Model HK 21 machine gun with a quick change bbl on 6/8/1993. It includes two spare bbls, a detachable belt feed mechanism, two 100-rnd belt boxes & attachment hardware, two 50-rnd drums with one hanger, magazine adapter, 7 boxes of non-disintegrating belts with 7 starter tabs, 1 belt loading machine in can, a H&K adjustable bipod, and also a black painted FN MAG-58 tripod with a set of T. Dyer adapters to fit this HK 21 onto the tripod without any modification to the gun. Accompanying this lot are a certificate of authenticity from Terry Dyer, and a scarce Orig. HK 21 service manual. The gun features an ambidextrous safety/selector for semi, 3-shot bursts and full automatic. Bbl slides in and out of shroud from right side and locks into place with locking lugs and a latch actuated by a large thumb lever on side of the bbl. Belt feed mechanism is a high quality piece of engineering using top quality materials with a roller as part of the feed arrangement. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent as professionally refinished and inspected by Terry Dyer on 4/16/2009. Nearly 100% dark blue finish on receiver with bbls and bipod having a smooth gray parkerized finish. Bolt and feed mechanism also gray parkerized finish with some loss of finish only on contact points within the feed shuttle and perhaps the slightest of brassing on right side of feed shuttle. Bores in all three bbls included are excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is excellent. Composite lower and buttstock also in excellent condition with perhaps just the slightest of handling marks. Consignor states that this gun is unfired since refinish by Terry Dyer. This is a super firing platform for the class III enthusiast. Pretty much impossible to upgrade this example with its accompanying accessories combined with stellar condition. 4-53537 JWK119 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 1107

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1108

**HECKLER & KOCH G3SG1 SNIPER RIFLE WITH WOODEN CASE AND ACCESSORIES (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN A049142. .308 Cal. 20″ bbl with flash hider. This H & K G3SG1 sniper rifle comes complete with bipod, Schmidt & Bender 1-1/2 to 6 power scope with mount, one 5-rnd magazine, leather sling, rubber eye cup for scope, see through scope covers, scope brush, hard rubber cleaning rod, unopened instruction manual and custom wooden case. This pinnacle of the German sniper rifle has an adjustable comb on top of buttstock as well as all accessories noted above. All parts and pieces appear functional. Eagle/”N” proof mark on left side of magazine well. Marked on right side of magazine well, “Made In Germany/HK Inc/Arl. Va.22201”. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent in all respects. Very nearly all its orig dark blue finish with no appreciable wear. Scope optics are clear. Bore is outstanding, shiny and bright. Bolt face is excellent. Magazine consistent in finish to rest of gun. Leather sling still new in wrapper as is instruction manual. Handle of custom gun case has been removed and it with its screws are included inside the case. There is evidence that this weapon has been fired and there may be the slightest blemish just below ejection port, but this example would be just about impossible to upgrade. 4-51333 JWK101 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1108

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1109

**GROUP INDUSTRIES 1918A2 BROWNING AUTOMATIC RIFLE (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 00072. Cal. 30-06. 27″ bbl with flash hider. This is a WWII BAR parts kit made by New England in December, 1943. It has a flaming bomb arsenal mark with month & year production on bbl. Top of receiver has standard markings & SN. This weapon has a smooth wooden forend and hard composite buttstock. It includes one orig 20-rnd magazine and the orig bipod & carrying handle. All parts appear to be of correct vintage and various parts are marked “NE” for New England. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Consignor states this is a very good running Browning automatic rifle. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine as refinished upon manufacture with a smooth blue finish over 90% with loss of finish at the high points and thinning in some areas, most notably the buttplate and the feet of the bipod. Bore is shiny, bright & clean. Bolt face is extremely fine. Stock has some slight handling marks. Magazine finish is consistent with the rest of the weapon. The Browning automatic rifle is one of the most popular machine guns out on the range. 4-54287 JWK122 (18,000-22,000) – Lot 1109

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1110

**FINE GERMAN MP40 MADE BY ERMA (C&R).

SN 4409p. Cal 9mm 9.9″ bbl. This MP40 appears to have all matching numbered parts including the bolt, receiver tube, bbl, hood, bbl resting bar, etc. Marked “ayf 43” on the lower assembly cap and also “cnd” (Krupp) and “WaA254”. Bottom of receiver tube is marked in electric pencil “RM JONES SEFFNER, FLA”. Bakelite lower is of the attractive reddish brown type. Bbl resting bar is of stamped sheet metal. Bbl nut has two flats. Bbl bushing is affixed to bbl tube with indentations at the 12 and 6 o’clock positions. Stock loop has about 1″ of play at shoulder rest when extended. Accessories include orig sling and one magazine marked “kur 43″ and a US canvas carrying case with vintage leather strap. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears to be a fully functional reactivated C&R. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is good. About 30% blue. Almost all on the bbl hook and in recessed areas. Most of the weapon is covered with a brown patina or else is dull gray metal. Receiver tube is welded on left side with a series of dashes, no doubt this is orig. Bore is shiny and bright with some frosting. Bolt face is extremely fine. Weld marks apparent below chamber area indicate previous DEWAT. Cocking handle on the bolt is starting to flex in it’s socket. This would be a straightforward repair. Sling is soft and supple and completely serviceable although cross hatching is worn. Magazine finish is somewhat better than on the gun but does not look out of place. Canvas case is sound with a hole at the muzzle side about 1” long. Leather carrying strap is still soft and completely serviceable. As an all matching orig MP40. This would be a choice piece for any collector. 4-51332 JWK31 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 1110

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1111

**GERMAN MP40 ON ERB REGISTERED RECEIVER (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 413e. Cal. 9mm. Bbl length is 9.9″. This is a Steyr parts kit on Erb registered receiver. Erb tube has added Eagle proof marks making it appear as a all German made gun. Lower assembly has a reddish tinge to the bakelite. Marked on the receiver cap “MP40 / bnz 42 / 413e”. Shoulder loop assembly marked “413”. Bbl marked “413e” with Nazi Eagle proof. Front sight base marked with Eagle over 623 proof mark indicating Steyr. Lower hand grip assembly marked “413e”. Bolt is also marked with Eagle over 623 proof mark & SN “3855”. Bbl resting bar is made of a hard bakelite material. One refinished orig Nazi magazine included. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall appearance & finish is extremely fine. Over 90% finish with some scattered loss of orig finish on the metal parts of the lower assembly. With scattered areas of brown patina on the handgrip and around trigger guard. The tube retains nearly all of its matt smooth blue finish. Bbl has more of a lustrous finish as refinished upon assembly. Shoulder loop also has a more lustrous blue finish. Bore has shiny, clean rifling. Bolt is very good. Lower bakelite assembly and grips have only some slight handling marks. This is an attractive MP40 and sure to provide a good time at the range. 4-54288 JWK123 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 1111

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1112
Revised: 9/28/2014

Great news: This weapon is not refinished, but instead is 100% original finish throughout.

**MAUSER M712 SCHNELLFEUER PISTOL (C&R).

SN 60534. 7.63 MM. 5-1/2″ bbl. This attractive example of the select fire Mauser broom handle pistol comes with its detachable wooden shoulder holster; complete with cleaning rod and leather harness. Shoulder holster has been personalized with the name “Rice” hand inscribed in 1/4″ letters on right side. Mauser banner logo on left side. Leather harness marked with cartouche “WAFFENFABRIK SCHORK MUNCHEN”. Included with this pistol are two 10-rnd magazine and one orig 20-rnd magazine. Also included is orig manual in English and promotional insert with specification data. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This pistols proof marks and numbers are clear, crisp and correct for this model. This gun appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall exterior finish and appearance is excellent. 97% deep lustrous blue refinish with blemishes on selector switch and backstrap where shoulder attachment contacts. These magazines have matte blue finish over slight pitting on floorplate and sides. Wooden grips extremely fine with some slight handling marks and a barely noticeable 1/16″ chip on left top of grip panel. Shoulder stock has some slight bruises, dings and handling marks but still overall quite handsome. Leather harness still soft and serviceable. Manual is in fine condition with some slight discoloration to the front and back. This is a great rig for the Mauser broom handle pistol collector from the period when Mauser was catering to the high demand for these select fire pistols. 4-51277 JWK93 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 1112

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1113
Revised: 9/28/2014

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**WALTHER MPK SUB MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 5161. 9 MM. 7″ bbl. This example has the Walther banner logo on left side of receiver followed by “MP Walther Cal. 9mm” also marked with eagle/”N” proof mark below “63” next to Walther proof mark to left of SN. Upper SN matches with eagle/”N” proof mark to left of this number as well as “Mod. Kurz”. Bolt SN also matches. Lower assembly also has a marking within an oval just forward of rear sling swivel. Folding shoulder loop has gray hard rubber casing to provide comfort to the firer when aiming. Included in this lot are two 32-rnd magazines marked “MP 9 mm”. Also included are both German and English versions of the Provisional Operation and Servicing Manuals, editions of 1963, which is when this gun was made. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine with over 95% dark blue parkerized finish with scratches to bare metal in places and loss of finish at some high points. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is extremely fine. There is a coat of dust in recessed areas from long term storage. Magazine finish is consistent with gun. This is a nice, fairly early example of this model and these seem to consistently run well. 4-51284 JWK100 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1113

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1114
Revised: 9/18/2014

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**ACTION ARMS CONVERSION OF ISRAELI MILITARY INDUSTRIES UZI MODEL A (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN SA10700. 9 MM. 10″ bbl. Receiver is marked on left side, “UZI semi-auto/MODEL A/9mmPARA/IMI-ISRAEL”. Included are 25-rnd and 32-rnd magazines and a web sling. This model has the bayonet stud at bottom of receiver at muzzle and fold out shoulder stock as well as grip safety on backstrap. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Smooth gray finish with exception being flip up peep sight which is dark blue finish. Slight loss of finish on high lines. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face extremely fine. Interior receiver shows evidence of firing. This gun has a very comfortable weight and feels very solid. This model is accurate even out to long ranges. 4-51281 JWK97 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 1114

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1115

**SWD M11-A1 SUB MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 85-3800047. 380 ACP. 5″ bbl. This M11-A1 is marked with Cobray logo on right side of receiver and includes screw on perforated shroud which appears as a silencer but is actually bbl extension. Additionally there is a hand strap at front of bbl for the firer to help control the muzzle rise. Two Cobray marked plastic 30-rnd magazines are included. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent with only slight loss of finish near safety with some handling marks. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is excellent. This little rig spits out the bullets with a very high rate of fire. It is a very compact firing platform. 4-51276 JWK96 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 1115

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1116

**SWD M-11 SUB MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 85-0002412. 9 MM. 6″ bbl. “COBRAY” marked on right side of receiver and also marked “M-11/NINE mm/S.W.D INCORPORATED/ATLANTA, GA U.S.A.”. Included is orig shipping box, two Cobray marked 30-rnd plastic magazines and two orig operating manuals; one is “Mac Submachine Gun” by Military Armament Corp and the other “Ingram Submachine Gun” by R.P.B. Industries Inc. Folding and telescoping stock deploys properly. Forward hand strap is present, attached to front of bbl. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent, smooth dark finish with only the slightest of handling marks, hardly any loss of finish where the selector switch rotates. Safety switch retains all of its black enamel finish. Orig shipping box and manuals are extremely fine. Receiver bears evidence of firing. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is likewise excellent. These handy, fast firing little MACS are popular on the range. 4-51280 JWK95 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1116

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1117

**MK ARMS MODEL MK-760 (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN S0134. 9 MM. 8″ bbl. This high quality and robust sub machine gun was manufactured by MK Arms Inc. in Irvine, CA. In feel it is very similar to the S&W model 76 with a heavy steel receiver and bolt and side folding stock with a hard rubber coating to provide comfort when held in aiming position. Fires in both semi and full auto. Included are three 36-rnd magazines. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Over 98% smooth gray parkerized finish with slight loss of finish where ambidextrous selector rotates. With some slight scratches to right side of hand grip and some other slight handling marks. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is likewise excellent. Magazine consistent with rest of arm. This little sub machine gun handles well. 4-51278 JWK94 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1117

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1118

**FRENCH CHAUCHAT 1915 MACHINE GUN DEWAT (C&R).

SN GSRG/34309. 8 MM Label. 18″ bbl. This Chauchat is matching in numbers between upper and lower and is marked, “C.S.R.G” followed by SN on both assemblies. Also a small “sa” within a square on left side of receiver indication that at one time this was taken into Finnish service. After WWI France availed itself of the opportunity to sell all of its older and outdated ordnance to other countries, Finland ended up being the buyer. This example has very solid and complete wood, bipod is present and includes one serviceable magazine. Bolt moves back and forth within receiver under proper spring tension however this weapon has been rendered unserviceable by filling the chamber with weld and welding rear of chamber to receiver tube. There is a significant amount of welding to chamber and chamber material has been removed in this process. Also distortion to receiver in chamber area which occurred during this process. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is good with about 85% blued finish overall with areas of scattered pitting and corrosion. Charging handle has more significant corrosion as does trigger. Charging handle knob has been battered out of round but is still serviceable. Safety lever is bent and does not rotate. One left bipod leg significantly bent 3″ from end of leg. Wooden buttstock has some brassing to area of toe. All wooden pieces have some nicks, dings and wear. Bolt face has been welded at firing pin hole as well as extractor. Although deactivated this would make a nice display piece as an example of a WWI machine gun used by one of the major powers in that war. 4-51325 JWK115 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1118

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1119

**GERMAN ERMA EMP DEWAT (C&R).

SN 10561. 9 MM. 10″ bbl. This Erma EMP has eagle/”N” proof marks on top of bolt handle and on top of rear receiver. SNs match on receiver, magazine housing and bbl shroud. Included is one 32-rnd Sten magazine which fits in magazine well snugly and appears to be functional despite the fact that the magazine latch has nothing to engage to. Wooden stock is marked just ahead of forward hand grip with capital “H” which would indicate Army (Heer) issue. Selector to right of trigger guard is marked with “E” & “D” for semi and full auto fire. This weapon has been deactivated by filling the chamber with weld and welding the receiver to bbl tube within chamber area and also grinding off the face of the bolt as well as grinding off the extractor at a 45 degree angle to bolt face. Selector and safety seem to function properly but this weapon is currently unserviceable. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine as refinished. Over 95% dark blue finish on exterior surfaces with some softness to eagle proof marks. Scratches and thinning to finish on receiver tube. Bbl has more of a matte blue finish over slight pitting. Evidence of welding and grinding where magazine well meets magazine housing. Several chips to base of front hand grip as well as numerous bruises, gouges and handling marks to stock overall, however it is completely serviceable. This is an attractive piece and if someone had a parts kit and a machinists ability they could likely restore this arm to a firing condition. 4-51279 JWK102 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1119

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1120
Revised: 9/18/2014

Please note: This gun is listed in the catalog as a post-86 Dealer Sample, but it is instead a pre-86 Dealer Sample, which can be kept by the dealer after they relinquish their license.

***WALTHER MODEL MPK SUB MACHINE GUN (POST 86 DEALER SAMPLE).

SN 11648. 9 MM. 7″ bbl. Marked with Walther banner logo above “Mod. kurz” on left side of upper assembly which also has SN 12014 with eagle/”N” proof mark. Left side of lower receiver also marked with eagle/”N” proof mark below “68” and Walther proof. SN on lower is 11648. Selector/safety is ambidextrous and marked “E D S”. Included are five 32-rnd magazines, one green leather 3-cell magazine pouch and one Normount Technical Publications booklet entitled The Walther MPK, MPL Submachine Gun. Magazines are marked with Walther banner logo and “MP 9mm”. This sub machine gun has an extremely large trigger guard which would lend itself well to winter conditions, folding shoulder loop has a hard gray rubber coating for comfort when held in aimed position. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine with about 85% of a smooth gray finish remaining with loss to bare metal on rear swing swivel around selector/safety as well as some loss of finish to high points together with some scuffs and scratches. Hard rubber grips are in fine condition with some handling marks. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is extremely fine. Magazines and magazine pouch in very good to fine orig condition. Publication also in fine orig condition with some slight blemishes to cover. These Walther MP sub machine guns are extremely reliable and fun to shoot at the range. 4-51285 JWK99 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1120

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1121
Revised: 9/18/2014

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***ISRAELI MILITARY INDUSTRIES UZI SUB MACHINE GUN (POST 86 DEALER SAMPLE).

SN 109212. 9 MM. 9-1/2″ bbl. This Uzi is marked on left side of receiver “SMG UZI/9mm/109212/IMI-ISRAEL” and on right side of receiver “ACTION ARMS, LTD/Phila.Pa.”. This arm is limited to use as a sales sample. It includes two 32-rnd magazines; one is marked “IMI” with SN 15, the other is simply marked “40” at bottom rear. Exterior of bbl is threaded from muzzle all the way to retaining ring. Receiver is marked above selector/safety switch “A R S”. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Dark blue finish with some slight loss of finish right at muzzle and the occasional scuff at high points. Interior of receiver shows evidence of firing. Bore is shiny and bright with some slight carbon in grooves. Bolt face is excellent. In every respect this is a fine example of the Uzi sub machine gun. 4-51282 JWK98 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1121

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1122

**ESTATE LOT OF STEN MARK II MACHINE GUN WITH GROUPING OF SILENCERS (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 86-MK031, S08-30072, S08-24662, S09-36343. 9mm. 7-1/2″ bbl. This is a Sten Mark II as registered by D.L.O. in Stamford, CT and this is electro-penciled in large letters on left lower portion of receiver just above trigger. Magazine housing stamped “STEN MK II” and underside of magazine housing stamped with orig SN and “SJENG III” above the logo “BTL”. Trigger guard is also roll stamped “863”. Orig skeletonized shoulder stock included. Also in this lot is a Gemtech adapter for a silencer and two spare bbls for this machine gun, one of which is threaded specifically for this silencer adapter, the other has bayonet type retaining lugs. The silencer which fits this adapter and machine gun is included; it will require its own separate transfer tax, it is a Gemtech Multimount 9mm. Additional silencers included in this lot are a Gemtech Oasis in 22 LR, integral to an upper for a Ruger standard pistol and another Gemtech Silencer G-5 in 5.56mm in its orig box with manual. Each silencer in this lot requires its own tax stamp. The remaining accessories which make up this lot include 10 Sten magazines and a 1942 dated 3-cell pouch with magazine loader. All magazines appear to be in serviceable condition. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish of the Sten gun is extremely fine as refinished in a gray, parkerized blue. Bolt is in the white, interior of receiver tube is clean. Magazines range in finish from 30% barely thin gray finish to dark matte blue with over 90% coverage. Silencers and adapters are all in extremely fine condition. 9mm silencer has obviously been used, has some slight scratches to the exterior but presents very well. Spare bbls retain nearly all of their gray parkerized finish. Threaded bbl has a thread protection ring which is in excellent condition. Canvas bag carrying pouch near excellent as is the magazine loader which is marked “AUSTIN”. With some subsonic ammunition this would be a great quiet little sub machine gun. 4-53552, 4-53553, 4-53554, 4-53555 JWK120 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 1122

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1123
Revised: 9/15/2014

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**HIGH CONDITION ITHACA NID 20 GAUGE AUTO & BURGLAR GUN WITH HOLSTER (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 434443. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 10″ Bbls are marked “SMOKELESS POWDER STEEL” and “MADE IN USA” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, and with choke markings “2” and “4” although bbls are not choked. Early NID action with pin cocking indicators on top is stamped with hunting dog scene on each side over “Ithaca Gun Co” “Ithaca N.Y.” Stock has squared grip with reinforcing dowel in butt. Splinter forend has Deeley type release. Brown leather flap holster is marked “Auto & Burglar Gun” “MADE BY” “ITHACA GUN CO.” “ITHACA N.Y.” CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with little evidence of having been fired. Muzzles are silvered somewhat from holster wear. Case color of action has some mars at bottom. There is a stress crack on left side of grip which flexes slightly. Holster is good, with much creasing, worn through at breech area, end cap detaching. An exceptionally clean example. 4-53527 MGM288 (6,000-12,000) – Lot 1123

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1124
Revised: 9/15/2014

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**FINE ITHACA NID 20 GAUGE AUTO & BURGLAR GUN WITH HOLSTER(FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 435605. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 10″ Bbls are marked “SMOKELESS POWDER STEEL” and “MADE IN USA” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with SN. Early case hardened NID action with pin cocking indicators on top is stamped with hunting dog scene on each side over “Auto & Burglar Gun” over “Ithaca Gun Co” “Ithaca N.Y.” Stock has squared grip with reinforcing dowel in butt. Splinter forend has Deeley type release. Brown leather flap holster is marked “Auto & Burglar Gun” “MADE BY” “ITHACA GUN CO.” “ITHACA N.Y.” CONDITION: Excellent, with slight silvering at muzzles and breech ends of bbls from holster wear. Action is silvered on sharp edges and fences. Stocks are excellent with finish worn through at bottom of grip. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Holster is very good, with rubs and light creases, attachment hole on strap is torn out and repaired with staples, end cap beginning to detach. A fine clean example of this interesting Ithaca product. 4-53528 MGM289 (6,000-12,000) – Lot 1124

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1125

*COLT MODEL 1900 GATLING GUN.

SN 1113. Cal 30-40 Krag. Late Gatling gun with 32″ rnd to oct 10-bbl cluster mounted in brass support rings. Housing and feed mechanism are all of brass and the entire unit is in a steel frame, all mounted in an orig brass yoke with attached tiller. Crank arm is a repaired, rough cast replacement with brass handle that does not meet the latch. Top of housing is inscribed in an arc “GATLING GUN PATENTED / Manufactured by / Colt’s PT. F. A. MFG., CO. / Hartford, Conn. U.S.A. / Model 1900 / Cal. .30 / No.1113 / O.C.H.”. The last three initials are for the military inspector Lt. Odus C. Horney. The feed housing contains a Bruce feed device that may be a reproduction but adheres to orig dimensions. Rear sight is missing. The yoke sits on a reproduction oak tripod with copper plate on top. Bbls are all inspected and proof marked with inspector initials “RAC” (Rinaldo A. Carr). Carr was a sub inspector at Colt. Bbls also have the “V” & “P” over eagle head proofs and are numbered 1 through 10. Each bbl also has a plugged hole ranging from 4-5″ forward of mounting plate. All visible assembly numbers are matching, #33. All firing pins are also matching assembly numbered except number 8 which has assembly number 11. All firing pins have the “RAC” inspector initials. PROVENANCE: The weapons formerly on loan to the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Very good, all matching except one firing pin as noted, and the Bruce feed. Brass retains a dark mustard patina with nicks, dings and scratches and the metal on the iron mostly a dark gray/black patina. Bbls show heavy pitting on the outside with worn dark bores. Bolts are also pitted. Mechanics are fine, appears to be completely functional. A new set of bbls would restore this to a firing Gatling gun that would be fun to shoot. 4-51693 JR277 (50,000-100,000) – Lot 1125

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1126

*RARE FURR GATLING GUN CO. 1/2 SCALE 1874 CAMEL GUN ON TRIPOD.

SN 12. Cal. 22 Long Rifle. Incredibly detailed miniature half scale model of the 1874 Camel Gun with Broadwell drum magazine. Gun is of all brass construction with 10 numbered blued steel rnd to oct bbls, mounted in its solid brass yoke on a swiveling top to the brass and wood tripod. Few of these completely functional little guns were ever produced. They are economical & fun to shoot and completely reliable. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching, including drum and frame, along with the two drum keepers. No additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. Overall retains virtually all of its orig polish on brass with bright blue on bbls and strong varnish on the wood. Bright bores. A wonderful functioning fun gun to shoot. 4-51988 JR271 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1126

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1127

*RARE MINIATURE 1897 HOTCHKISS REVOLVING NAVAL CANNON BY MIKE SUCHKA.

SN 16 of 21. Cal. 45-70. Spectacular 1/4 scale, articulated, swiveling, 5 barrel revolving cannon with 9-1/4″ tapered rnd bbls. Housing & bbl supports, along with yoke & naval style cone-shaped base, are made of brass. Mounted in an iron frame that is lightly engraved in foliate patterns which extend over the top of the housing and onto the brass bbl supports. Top of housing is engraved “HOTCHKISS” in an arch over the top of a fouled anchor which is over “1897 – 1997”. Rear of the housing is engraved in an arch around the top “HOTCHKISS REVOLVING CANNON” over a fouled anchor over the dates “1897 – 1997”. Bottom of housing is engraved “NO. 16 OF 21”. The crank arm is of formed steel with brass handle. Base is mounted on a fine 2-drawer oak cabinet 26″ x 17″ with dovetailed corners, milled edges and milled feet. Top drawer contains a large manila card describing this cannon and a packet of information, including copies of the orig instruction manual of the Ordnance Corps dated 1886. Also included is a leather faced, wooden, detachable shoulder stock. The second drawer is a tool chest containing a variety of hand tools and spare parts, including 2 firing pins, firing pin spring, nuts, bolts and screws. Front compartment of bottom drawer also contains a cartridge loading device for the feed chute. Also included is a small brass plaque describing the orig cannon and this model. Additionally included is an aluminum & orange plastic surveyor’s tripod for use with the cannon in the field. CONDITION: As new, may or may not have been fired. Cabinet is equally new, as are the tools. 4-51997 JR275 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1127

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1128

RARE LOEWE BORCHARDT M1893 WITH MATCHING STOCK AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 846. Cal. 7.63mm. Late production Loewe Borchardt, SN 846, with 7-1/2″ bbl having integral front sight and “BUG” proofs on left side. “D.R.P./No75837.” on center toggle link. “BU” proofs on toggle assembly, whose breechblock has a broken extractor, and on left side of receiver. “SYSTEM BORCHARDT PATENT.” on right receiver. Numbered parts are all matching. Checkered walnut grips with border. Four orig magazines with matching SN. Orig matching shoulder stock with matching numbered cheekpiece, dummy wooden magazine/breech cleaning holdopen which contains a 3-pc brass cleaning rod with oiler in the handle and holster. CONDITION: Approximately 80% orig blued finish with oxidative flecking around bbl and under trigger guard. Elsewhere, usual high edge wear with front and backstraps having largely transitioned to a mellow patina. Comparable condition small parts, with trigger and springs retaining a significant fraction of their orig fire blue, though the anti-bounce lock and the flat springs on each side of the mainspring housing have turned gray. Orig grips, with bordered checkering, showing loss of varnish and staining but no cracks or chips. All matching mags have noticeably oxidized walls, retaining 30-70% of the orig nickel finish, depending on the mag. Orig wood bases with oil staining and moderate handling wear but no cracks or significant losses. Similar considerations apply to the dummy magazine/holdopen that has numerous dents on the spine. Matching shoulder stock and cheekpiece in surprisingly good condition, having only a few superficial dings near the butt. Fine scattered oxidative flecking on the attaching iron. Unattached holster is oil soaked and cracked with broken retaining strap too short to secure the holster to the stock. An easy replacement that would greatly enhance this rig’s appearance. Dull bore with shallow rifling and moderate etching. Perfect manual mechanics. 4-51421 LMA55 (17,500-22,500) – Lot 1128

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1129

*RARE EARLY SWISS MILITARY M1900 LUGER W/ UNRELIEVED FRAME AND CORRECT MAGAZINE.

SN 74. Cal. 7.65mm. Early M1900 Swiss military Luger, with an unrelieved frame, having a 4-3/4″ bbl with a drift adjustable front sight & fixed rear sight which has not been re-cut. Swiss cross and shield over chamber. DWM logo on middle toggle link. Swiss Cross proofs on left bbl, left received, rear toggle link, and rear of frame. Broad first variation checkered safety. Rust blue finish with strawed small parts excepting for the fire-blued pins & grip screws. Extensive disassembly shows all matching SNs including both grip panels. Correct flat button magazine, whose base has the usual disks. Finely checkered walnut grips. Consignor states gun was purchased in Lusuanne Switzerland in 1952. CONDITION: Approx 99% of an early post war (1950’s) arsenal refinish with only negligible sharp edge wear. No appreciable wear on front or backstrap. Front sight also rust blued. Arsenal restrawing & re-fire bluing of small parts, with nearly 100% color. Superb early magazine with no suggestion of enhancement. Mirror bore. Perfect manual function. An early & very desirable M1900 Swiss Luger, particularly with the unrelieved frame. No Import Marks. 4-51442 LMA119 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1129

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1130

*RARE SIMSON “S” CODE LUGER.

SN 1101a. Cal. 9mm. Standard military P.08 configuration. The chamber is undated and the center toggle is marked with the later single “S” code for the Simson Company. The right side of the barrel extension has several small “Eagle 6” acceptance/firing proofs as used by the Simson Company along with the small Weimar Eagle acceptance proof. It has the military style serial number placement with the full serial number on the major components with the last two digits on the small parts with the “Eagle/6” Simson acceptance proof on many, if not all, of the small parts. It has the standard “GESICHERT” and “GELADEN” safety and extractor markings. All small parts matching, including grips. Magazine is numbered “1053”, and has correct proof “Eagle 6” matching that on remainder of pistol. Fewer than 1,000 of these “S” coded pistols were manufactured. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 95% + of its orig blue, with high edge wear. Muzzle, front portion of frame, and tops of toggles are slightly silvered from normal holster wear. Trigger lever boss on sideplate is silvered to 40% blue. There is a light scuff at right rear of rear toggle. Straw parts retain most of their finish, lightly stained and browned. Grips show light wear. Grip screws retain most of their blue. Bore is excellent. Action crisp. A very scarce Simson variation. Examples noted sporadically throughout the 2000 estimated production in the “A” suffix range, highest number observed is 1888a. 4-53536 MGM269 (4,000-8,000) – Lot 1130

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1131

*BEAUTIFUL 1939 MAUSER BANNER POLICE EAGLE/F LUGER WITH HOLSTER AND MATCHING MAGAZINE.

SN 367W. 4″ 9mm bbl with SN on bottom. 1939 date above chamber. Mauser Banner on center toggle link. Crown/U next to SN on left receiver. Eagle/F proof on right receiver. Eagle/6 proof on sideplate. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips and the orig matching aluminum bottom magazine. With black “OTTO SINDEL/BERLIN/1939” marked holster with Nazi Eagle acceptance stamp between belt loops below maker mark. PROVENANCE: Ex Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Ed Johnston Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig bright blue with fading on grip straps and some wear spots on bbl. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with minor dings and indents to checkering. Nice wood grain is still showing. Magazine is excellent with minor dings to aluminum body. Mechanics are excellent. Holster is excellent with some wear on front and edges, fading on lid and strap which has some cracking and flaking above button hole. Back is beautiful with a light scuff at bottom. 4-51417 BWS67 (3,500-7,500) – Lot 1131

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1132

*BEAUTIFUL MAUSER 1936 S/42 LUGER RIG AS ISSUED WITH TWO MATCHING MAGS.

SN 4193. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with 4-digit SN on bottom and tiny Eagle/63 proof on upper left. “1936” date above chamber. “S/42” (code for Mauser manufacture) on center toggle link. 4-digit SN on left receiver. Eagle/63 proofs on right receiver. Full SN on front of frame. All numbered parts are matching down to firing pin and both orig Eagle/63 proofed aluminum bottom mags. Checkered walnut grips are unnumbered. In a “1939” dated dark brown Eagle/WaA101 proofed Stuttgart made holster. With proper Eagle/63 proofed takedown tool. PROVENANCE: Ed Johnston Estate Collection. CONDITION: Retains 97% bright blue and straw with normal wear on sharp edges and corners. Bright fire blue on small parts. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked with wood grain still visible. Sharp mirror bore. Mags are excellent with little wear. Mechanics are excellent. Holster is very good with some flaking on lid and on mag pouch. Stitching retains orig color. Structure is solid. Takedown tool retains 70% blue and has light corrosion. 4-51415 BWS58 (3,500-6,000) – Lot 1132

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1133

*GERMAN WWI ISSUE DWM 1917 ARTILLERY LUGER RIG.

SN 5947d. Cal. 9mm. 8″ Artillery bbl, fine tune front sight with matching numbered sight blade. Fine tune adjustable rear sight with matching numbers. Full SN on bottom of bbl. “1917” date above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. 4-digit SN on left receiver. Imperial proofs on right receiver. Full SN on front of frame. Numbered parts on gun are matching down to the firing pin, except for checkered walnut grips which do not match. Plain wood bottom mag. With proper Imperial proofed walnut Artillery stock that has been renumbered to match the gun. Brown “1916” dated Artillery holster by “ERNST SIEGEMUND/DRESDEN” with orig cleaning rod and proofed takedown tool. Double mag pouch by the same maker is dated “1915” and has two orig plain wood bottom mags inside. PROVENANCE: Ed Johnston Estate Collection. CONDITION: Retains 97% blue with normal wear on sharp edges and corners. Front grip strap has minor fading. 95% orig straw. Light wear on grips that retain orig color with visible wood grain. Bore is worn with light pitting. Mechanics are fine. Stock is in excellent condition with minor wear, retains 95% blue on lug and lever has been restrawed to near new. Very good holster with normal wear and cracking and flaking on strap. Cleaning rod is excellent, showing little signs of use. Takedown tool retains 85% blue. Extra mags are very good with very little wear on wood bottoms. Mag pouch is solid, retaining orig color and has some cracking and flaking on flap. 4-51414 BWS57 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 1133

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1133a

SPECIAL ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOT.

This lot consists of twelve past Julia auction firearm catalogs, together with their prices realized list. These catalogs serve as a valuable reference source. We regularly sell our past auction catalogs to collectors and dealers alike for that purpose. Please also note: The entire proceeds of this lot (to include the buyer’s premium), shall be donated to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. St. Jude’s is one of the finest hospitals in North America today for the research and care of children afflicted with cancer. We hope that you will consider competing on this lot, we consider it to be an extremely worthwhile cause and we have dedicated ourselves to include similar lots in every single one of our auctions, the proceeds of which will be donated to St. Jude’s. Thank you for your participation. CONDITION: Very Good. 8-87112 JDJ (300-400) – Lot 1133a

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1134

*MAUSER 1942 BANNER POLICE EAGLE L LUGER WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.

SN 4047Y. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl, 1942 above chamber, Mauser banner on center toggle link, Crown/N, upper SN on left receiver, Police/Eagle/L on right receiver, full W suffix SN on front of frame, all numbered parts are matching including orig machined aluminum mag, which is number 2. Checkered walnut grips, sear safety missing. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 93% orig blue with fading on left side of bbl, sideplate and gripstraps. Sharp edges and corners are silvering. Scattered areas of light corrosion. Grips are oil soaked and lightly worn with minor chips and dings to checkering. Some wood grain is still visible. Mag body retains 90% blue with a few minor dents and light corrosion. Aluminum bottom is very good with machined flattening outer edges of knobs. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. 4-51215 BWS1 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1134

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1135

*WWII GERMAN ISSUE MAUSER BYF 41 LUGER BLACK WIDOW RIG.

SN 6327. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with 4-digit SN on bottom and Nazi eagle proof on right side. “41” (1941 manufacture) “byf” (code for Mauser manufacture) on center toggle link. Eagle/655 proofs on right receiver. 4-digit SN on left receiver. “P.08” on left frame. Full SN on front of frame. All numbered parts are matching down to firing pin. Checkered black plastic grips with border. Black plastic bottom “fxo” mag. In a black “dtu.41” Luger holster that is Eagle/WaA183 proofed and marked “P.08” on back. With an extra black plastic bottom “fxo” mag. PROVENANCE: Ed Johnston Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 97% orig bright blue. Grips are sharp with very little wear. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. Mag in gun has scattered flaking and some corrosion on body. Bottom has very little wear. Extra mag has minor chips on left knob and minor corrosion on body. Holster is very good with normal wear and scuffs. Black color is orig and stitching is still white. 4-51416 BWS56 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 1135

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1136

*BEAUTIFULLY SILVER INLAID DWM 1920 COMMERCIAL LUGER WITH CUSTOM ENGRAVED GRIPS.

SN 94o. Cal. 30 Luger. 4″ bbl with Crown/N over full SN on bottom and geometric engraving pattern around bbl at SN. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Vertical Crown/N proof on left receiver. Military proofed trigger has been renumbered to match. All other numbered parts on gun are matching. 60% of blued surfaces on frame and receiver are adorned with silver wire inlay in a geometric pattern. Top of rear grip strap and grip screws are engraved. Custom exotic hard wood grips are engraved in a leaf pattern with birds at tops and bottoms and ovals depicting Jesus in the center of the right grip and the Virgin Mary in the center of the left grip. Engraving and custom grips appear to have been done many years ago but are not factory. Blued aluminum bottom mag with Eagle/655 proof and numbers that do not match. CONDITION: Very fine, restored to new condition when engraving was done, retaining 98% blue and straw. Silver inlay is intact. Engraving on grips is sharp. There is an approximate 1″ crack at top of left grip. Mag has very little wear and retains 90% orig blue. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. 4-51976 BWS38 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 1136

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1137

*F. B. RADOM, FIRST VARIATION NAZI, WITH SHOULDER STOCK.

SN C9293. Cal. 9mm P. First variation Radom with three levers and a slotted frame. The left side of slide is marked “F.B. RADOM BIS Mod.35 PAT. Nr 15567”. Later Nazi markings include the issue designation “P.35 (P.)” along with the acceptance markings Eagle/Waa77 that are repeated on the left frame. A smaller Eagle/623 appears on the left slide and the left side of the bbl lug. The frame is marked on the right side with the full SN “C9293”. Disassembly shows the slide and bbl to be matched to number “3925”. The bbl and recoil spring guide are blued and the purplish grips are replacements. Correct orig mag whose base is marked with an Eagle/188. The shoulder stock, made from factory drawings to be correct for a Polish Eagle, is made from birchwood with very well machined salt blued metal fittings. CONDITION: The slide, frame, hammer, levers and grip safety have at least 95% orig blue with sharp edge wear and minor flecks of erosion. Comparable, or slightly better, coverage of the reblued bbl and recoil spring guide. Excellent condition reproduction grips and mag. Bright bore with sharp rifling and only minimal erosion. Perfect manual mechanics. Reproduction stock is nearly new. 4-51216 LMA64 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1137

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1138

*ERFURT 1914 ARTILLERY CHROME PLATED LUGER BELIEVED TO BE FROM HERMANN GORING.

SN 7307. Cal. 9mm. 8″ Artillery bbl with fine tune front sight and matching numbered sight blade. Fine tune multi-position rear sight. Full SN on bottom of bbl. Imperial proof on left. “1914” date above chamber. Crown/ERFURT on center toggle link. Full SN on left receiver. Imperial proofs on right receiver. Full SN on front of frame. Numbered parts are matching down to the firing pin and the matching numbered checkered walnut grips. Imperial proof on front of trigger guard. Non-factory plated finish on all metal parts (chrome, nickel or platinum?). Such plating was popular with both Germans who were issued the guns, and GIs that brought them home. Wood bottom mag with orig number “61” has had 4-digit SN added to match gun. In a brown leather “A.DAHL/BAARMEN” 1915 Luger Artillery holster. With genuine Eagle/2 proofed Kreighoff takedown tool (this adds credibility to this story as Krieghoff takedown tools are extremely rare, and Goring happened to have owned the Krieghoff Factory). Excellent orig cleaning rod with a “B” engraved on side of knob. With orig travel orders from Mr. Bernard Schulingkamp in connection with war crimes matters after the war and Mr. Schulingkamp’s capture paper listing this Luger and stating “from Hermann Goering” on capture paper. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 99% non-factory plating. Grips are lightly worn, retaining orig color with nice wood grain. Bore is worn with pitting. Mag is very good with some scattered pitting on body and wear on wood bottom. Holster is very good with normal wear and flaking. Top of closure strap has torn off. Rod and tool are excellent. 4-51337 BWS59 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 1138

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1139

SCARCE LIMITED EDITION ADOLPH HITLER PHOTO BOOK.

Hard cover book, 12-5/16″ x 9-3/8″, consisting of 133 pgs of text in German with hundreds of black and white photographs of the German military and Adolph Hitler along with some photos of ordinary citizens. It is the understanding of this cataloger that these books were sold to the ordinary German citizen and then the photographs were added as they became available or as they were released by the German government and the individual pasted them into the book in their proper location. This book has an introduction by Herman Goering dated 15 September 1935 and another from Dr. Joseph Goebbles. Given that the entire text is in German very few of these books were brought to the United States after the war and few survive today. The paper was not of high quality and has deteriorated. Accompanied by its orig cardboard slip cover. CONDITION: Fair. Covers retain bright orange with embossed gold lettering and a white, gold embossed spine, which also has a gold embossed swastika. Spine and several pages are loose but it seems to be completely intact. Pages are yellowed and brittle with several small chips on some edges. Slip cover is missing part of the spine and shows heavy wear. 4-51338 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1139

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1140

*EXTRAORDINARY AND RARE J.P. SAUER & SOHN (CODE “ce”) VOLKSSTURM GEWEHR VG1 BOLT ACTION RIFLE.

SN 18. Cal 8mm. Scarce Last Ditch WWII, simplified bolt action rifle manufactured by J.P. Sauer & Sohn, intended to arm the Peoples Militia (Volkssturm). This Walther designed VG1 is exceptionally rare as only two or three known examples by this maker that have survived WW2. Fitted with 20-1/2 inch round bbl, post front sight and fixed 100 meter rear notch. Left receiver is marked “VG1 45 ce 18”. The crude bolt is also numbered “18” to match the receiver and coded “dfb” for Gustloff-Werke, a supplier of bolt forging. Unmarked hardwood slab stock has blued stamped metal buttplate. Accompanied by an original un-marked purpose made late war simplified web sling and a proper blued late war “avx” code magazine. PROVENANCE: This exact gun is referenced on page 151 of Darrin Weaver’s “Desperate Measures, The Last Ditch Weapons of the Nazi Volkssturm”. CONDITION: Very fine and remains in virtually unissued condition with excellent original blue finish and an excellent hardwood stock showing only the slightest handling marks. Bore and bolt face are equally fine. Absolutely extraordinary VG1 that would be the centerpiece of any serious late war collection. 4-53678 JWD100 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1140

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1141
Revised: 9/28/2014

Please note: Rifle is marked “KURZ” to the left of serial number on barrel, indicating this is the shorter 37″ long barrel version, as opposed to the 41″ long barrel version. Also, none of the images in the catalog are correct, however the online images are correct.

*MASSIVE WWI MAUSER T-GEWEHR ANTI-TANK RIFLE.

SN 86. Cal. 13 mm. Humongous T-Gewehr anti-tank rifle made by Mauser-Werke, Oberndorf in 1918 to counter newly developed Allied tanks. The T-Gewehr was essentially a single shot, upsized Mauser 98 but was the first of its kind officially adopted and used in the last part of WWI in an attempt to provide German dismounted troops a man portable anti-tank weapon. The T-Gewehr uses the large 13 mm steel cored, high velocity, armor piercing bullet which was effective against early armor plate of WWI tanks which rarely exceeded 12 mm thickness. The weapon is quite heavy and offered brutal recoil. Approximately 15,000 were produced before the end of the war and many were brought back as souvenirs and put on display in museums and local VFW posts but are rarely offered in the market today. Receiver ring is marked with the Mauser banner and the date “1918”. Receiver, bbl & sight sleeve were observed to have matching serial numbers. Trigger guard, front band/bi-pod attachment & bolt are also matching numbered. No serial numbers were observed on the grip or buttstock, however they are Imperial proofed in several places and almost certainly are orig to this rifle. No additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. Accompanied by an orig 1918-type detachable bi-pod. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine, numbered as noted above. Bbl retains about 90% orig blue, thin about the middle. Receiver & bolt are a mottled gray metal patina. Trigger guard retains about 95% orig blue. Stock has numerous bruises, nicks, dings & scratches but is completely solid with a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. Bi-pod is fine and retains substantial orig black paint. 4-53897 JR272 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 1141

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1142

*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 MARK I BOLT ACTION RIFLE WITH EXTREMELY RARE PEDERSEN DEVICE, CARRYING CAN AND ACCESSORIES.

1) SN 1189216 Cal. 30-06. Scarce Mark I Springfield with 24″ bbl dated 3-20, standard front sight with sheet metal hood and 2800 yard Buffington rear sight. Receiver has standard markings including “MARK I”. Left side of receiver has a milled slot with corresponding milled area in the stock for ejecting empty casing when the Pedersen device is installed. Mounted in a fine 1-pc walnut stock with grasping grooves and late style 1-pc hand guard. Left side of stock has the rectangular cartouche “C.J.B.” and the stock proof “P” below the trigger guard. It has a smooth steel buttplate with trap containing a nickeled brass oiler/cleaning kit and milled floor plate & trigger guard. Bottom of stock and the grooved middle band have sling loops containing a brass and leather military sling dated 1918. Bolt is marked on shank “B&S” over a Springfield Armory flaming bomb proof. Receiver has the orig Pedersen trigger and the metal under the wood is coated with Cosmoline. 2) SN 51212. Cal. 30 Auto. Rare Mark I Model 1918 Pedersen device by Remington. Standard device with gray/green parkerized finish and standard markings on breech block. 3) Pedersen device stamped sheet metal carrying can with hinged lid and brass belt hook. 4) Rare orig 40-rnd Pedersen device parkerized magazine. 5) Light OD color canvas web belt with 9 cartridge pockets with brass eagle snap buttons and brass hook and loop. No discernible markings, may be a reproduction. 6) Rare 5-pocket pouch for Pedersen device magazines marked “R.I.A./9-19”. Pouch has an articulated cover with snap closure and brass belt hook on back. 7) Rare OD canvas tool pouch for Pedersen devices marked inside the flap “R.I.A./19-19”. Back of pouch has a brass & steel snap hook. 8) Orig Pedersen device reproduction wrench, one of two that would have accompanied an orig device. 9) Full orig carton of 200-rnds 30 Auto ammunition by Remington in five 40-rnd boxes. CONDITION: 1) Very fine. Metal overall retains about 95% strong orig blue showing light edge wear on receiver and a rub spot with dings on trigger guard. Bolt is a matte blue/black finish. Stock is sound with a series of small gouges on left side of forestock and other light bruises and dings and retains a dark oiled burgundy walnut color. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore. 2) Very fine. Complete and orig. Retains 88-90% orig parkerized finish. 3) Extremely fine overall. Retains about 95% of what may be a restored finish. 4) Very fine. Overall retains about 95% orig parkerized finish. 5) Extremely fine plus. One small stain near the belt opening. 6) New and unused. 7) As new. 8) Fine, appears unused. 9) Crisp and new. Wrapped in plastic so ammunition was not checked. 4-54286 JR282 (45,000-65,000) – Lot 1142

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1143

*◊ RARE VICKERS MANUFACTURED PEDERSEN MODEL PA SELF-LOADING RIFLE.

SN 134. Cal. .276. Extraordinary Vickers-manufactured Pedersen Model PA, chambered in .276. John Pedersen, famous for his “Pedersen Device”, began development of this unusual self-loading, design after the turn of the last century, with patents dating as far back as 1913 and 1915. As his design evolved during WW1 and after, he eventually sought to sell it to the US Army as a replacement for the 1903 Springfield. A little awkward, the Pedersen utilized the delayed blowback, toggle action concept, with a helically finned barrel and 10-round clip-loaded magazine. Ultimately, the model submitted by Garand won out partly due to the Pedersen’s requirement for lubricated ammunition to avoid hard extraction in the delayed blowback operation. Pedersen also peddled the design to the Japanese who experimented with and improved the design, but the pressures of war and the need for waxed cases doomed the idea. Then in the early 1930s, Pedersen convinced the British firm, Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, to produce the weapon in hopes of securing UK and other foreign contracts. Seen only in the most advanced collections, only a couple of hundred of these were made for British Army troop trials before production ended. This scarce example of the Infantry Model was made for British Army trials and is very fine, marked “PEDERSEN SELF-LOADER PA VICKERS-ARMSTRONGS LTD”, with British firing proof on the receiver top, and 3-digit serial number to receiver right. This particular rifle was previously illustrated in TBLAP.Accompanied by a xerox copy of The Handbook of the Pederson Self-Loading Rifle (Model PA). PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, all original and correct, probably only test-fired, and retains 99% finish to metal. Bore is bright, sharp with strong lands and grooves. Hardwood stock is very nice, in original condition, with only a couple of storage dings and scratches. Slight scuff to left magazine body doesn’t detract. Mechanically fine, with tight, crisp mechanism. 4-53252 DW7 (8,500-11,000) – Lot 1143

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1144

*◊ EXQUISITE AND ULTRA RARE SPRINGFIELD PEDERSEN MOD GX PROTOTYPE RIFLE, SN 3.

SN 3. Cal. .30. Exquisite and exceptionally rare Pedersen Model GX Rifle, serial number 3, chambered in .30-06. Having lost out to John Garand in the US Rifle trials, Pedersen went about developing a rifle that incorporated what he must have thought were the best features of both the Garand and the Pederson Model PA. The GX and GY designs were Pedersen’s last attempts to offer the US Army something to replace or supplement the M1 Garand and utilizes a turning bolt action, fixed 8-round clip loaded magazine, an improved micrometer rear sight, spiral cooling fins on the barrel, similar to Pedersen’s Model PA rifle, and several other refinements. Exquisitely made with intricate machining, only about 10 examples of this prototype are thought to have been manufactured, almost every component by hand. This example is the third one made and is very fine, marked “PEDERSEN SELF-LOADING RIFLE MODEL GX CAL. .30 US”, SN 3 on the left receiver and several of the bolt parts to include the charging handle. The handguard metal heat shield near the receiver is marked with a single numeral 4. This rifle formally part of the prestigious Henk Visser collection. Usually seen only in the most advanced government museums such as Springfield Armory which retains examples of the GX and GY rifles, this is undoubtedly a once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain the finest known example of one of the rarest US Martial arms in private hands! PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Extraordinary fit and finish, probably only test-fired, and retains 99% bluing. Bore is bright, sharp with strong lands and grooves. Beautiful hardwood grained stock is very nice, in original condition, with only a couple of storage dings and scratches. Mechanically fine, with tight, crisp mechanism. 4-53250 DW6 (45,000-70,000) – Lot 1144

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1145

*◊ EXCEPTIONALLY RARE FARQUHAR-HILL SELF-LOADING SPORTING RIFLE.

SN 5. Cal. .303 British. Exceptional Farquhar-Hill Self loading Rifle, chambered in .303, designed by Moubray Farquhar and Arthur Hill. The Farquhar-Hill was one of the first self-loading rifles developed just after the turn of the last century. The design evolved from a long recoil operated automatic aimed at British Army acceptance, with a barrel that recoiled back and forth and utilized a rotary locking bolt. However, early examples were overly complicated and not accepted. Farquhar and Hill then modified the concept ca. 1911 into what is now thought of as a more familiar gas-operated system with a fixed barrel, which resulted in simpler and faster production and an increase in reliability and accuracy. The gas system did not act directly on the bolt carrier to open the action, but initially compressed an actuating spring that effected bolt opening giving a far less violent operation and recoil than might be expected, latches and other springs that were compressed by the piston motion completing the operating cycle. The concept was initially designed for rarely encountered “.303 Rimless” but this was unsuccessful and later examples were made for the standard .303 British. Trials were conducted in 1913, with limited production following later and several of these rifles are said to have been used by British aviators before the widespread fitting of machineguns on aircraft occurred. Then, in 1918 the British Army ordered the weapon into large-scale production, but the close of WW1 ultimately ended the effort. This example is a unique factory-made sporter version of the British Army trials rifle of 1913. The bayonet lug was omitted, it has a lightened stock with conventional sling swivels and is equipped with an intricate micrometer rear sight for precision shooting. The bolt handle is British proofed and the left stock is marked “303”, denoting caliber. Instead of the interchangeable 19 round drum magazine used by the Army trials rifles, this example has an integral 5 round box magazine. One of the very rarest of the early self loaders and only rarely encountered in the very finest collections. PROVENANCE: Ex-Visser Collection, Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent overall, all correct and period, retaining 98% bluing. Fit and finish very fine. Stock is also excellent, with lustrous deep brown stain and just a few handling marks and scratches. Bore is bright with strong lands and grooves. Mechanically fine, with tight, crisp mechanism. 4-53220 DW5 (20,000-35,000) – Lot 1145

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1146

*◊ EXTREMELY RARE BSA-HOWELL M1916 SELF-LOADING CONVERSION OF THE SMLE RIFLE.

SN 73698. Cal. .303 British. Extremely rare M1916 BSA Howell self-loading conversion of a standard SMLE #1 Mark III, chambered in .303 British. To increase firepower in the trenches of WWI, several concepts were floated to convert the iconic SMLE from bolt action to semi-automatic. Most of these weapons were hastily completed in base workshops. The Howell Automatic Rifle design was one of the first attempts, tapping gas from the barrel with a simple gas piston bolted onto the right side of the rifle which engaged an ingenious contoured cam at the rear to cycle a modified SMLE bolt. To protect the user, a crude stamped handguard and faceguard were added in addition to a stamped tubular pistol grip. The front and rear sights, stock, and trigger were also modified. The weapon was reasonably reliable in use, though firing, with the fully exposed operating cam and bolt mechanism was exciting, but it was heavy, unbalanced, the pistol grip and handguard were awkward and the cycling bolt interfered with handling and accuracy. The sights were modified with folding left-side extensions to both front and rear sights to allow the firer’s face to be held to one side to lessen the danger from the exposed reciprocating parts. Howells were though issued and used later, during WWII, mainly as an AA weapon for the Home Guard due to the shortages of weapons in 1940-41. Surviving examples are exceedingly rare, and usually only seen in the most advanced government collections. This Howell is all original, complete, and is one of the very few ever made available to private collectors. It is marked “BSA & Co.” on the right, Z 76398 on the receiver and modified rear sight, H 76718 on the muzzle while the bolt is marked 6223. The numeral “2” is stamped in several places on the stock and handguard. British proofs appear on the metal components to include the receiver. Includes a standard ten-round magazine and a special twenty-round extended magazine original to the rifle. PROVENANCE: Ex-Visser collection, Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall good, serviceable condition. Mechanically fine, with tight, crisp mechanism. Finish shows an even, blue-gray patina on all metal components, Stock has numerous handling marks, light scratches, and a three inch repairable crack at bottom wrist. Bore is dark with strong lands and grooves but should clean up. Both magazines are in very good condition with edge wear only. 4-53192 DW4 (20,000-27,500) – Lot 1146

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1147
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $30,000-$40,000.

*◊ VERY RARE EARLY SIG MONDRAGON FSlK MODEL 15 “FLYER’S RIFLE”.

SN 2. Cal. 7 MM. Immaculate and exceedingly rare Swiss-manufactured Mondragon “Flieger-Selbstladekarabiner 15”, or “Flyer’s Self-loading Carbine Model 15” from the SIG (Scheizerische Industrie Gesellschaft) factory collection. Developed by the Mexican Army’s General Manuel Mondragon, the FSlK evolved from self-loading patents granted in 1907. Mondragon’s perfected rifle was eventually adopted by the Mexican Army as the “Fusil Porfirio Diaz Sistema Mondragon Modelo 1908”, in honor of the then Mexican emperor. The design incorporated one of the first truly gas-operated piston mechanisms, as well as a locking, rotating bolt, which were well ahead of their time. Other novel features of the rifle included a non-detachable box magazine which was loaded with en-bloc clips, and a gas cut-off, allowing the rifle to used as a straight pull, bolt action in an emergency. Manufacture of the 1908 occurred at SIG in Switzerland due to political unrest at home and lack of suitable factory capacity in Mexico. After only a few hundred were delivered, the Mexican government cancelled the contract due to the high cost per rifle, inability to utilize poorer quality cartridges and the Mexican Revolution that deposed Diaz in 1911. This left SIG with several thousand complete or partially completed rifles which were most sold to the German Army for their aviators in WW1, scrubbed of their Mexican markings. For their part, the Germans found that the close tolerances of the rifle were not suited to the gritty nature of trench warfare, but were acceptable for self-defense use in airplanes and Zeppelins, and thus the FSlK 15 nomenclature. This nearly pristine example, serial number 2, is one of the few without Mexican markings that the Swiss manufacturer, SIG, retained for their factory reference collection. The only outward markings on the rifle besides the rear sight distances and C/arrow at the rear, is the numeral “2” stamped into the receiver, bolt group and rear sight. Includes its original die cast aluminum inventory tag from SIG. Mondragon serial number 2 would be the outstanding centerpiece of any advanced WW1 small arms collection. PROVENANCE: SIG Neuhausen Factory Collection, Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near new, easily over 99% blued finish with only very slight wear on high points and edges. Bolt is correct and “in the white”. Beautiful hardwood stock is original and has just a few small scattered storage dings and scratches which do not detract. Bore has strong lands and grooves. Mechanically fine, with tight, crisp mechanism. Numbered SIG inventory tag attached and in excellent condition. 4-53246 DW3 (25,000-40,000) – Lot 1147

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1148
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $40,000-$60,000.

*◊ IMPORTANT VERY RARE MAUSER CONSTRUKTION 02 PROTOTYPE SELF-LOADING RIFLE.

SN 15. Historically significant Mauser Construktion 02 Prototype Self-Loading Rifle, serial number 15. Paul Mauser’s only real disappointment was his inability to develop a practical self-loading rifle. In fact, he spent most of the latter part of his life working almost solely on the issue, and developed or had a hand in developing some seventeen different designs and variations. Mauser rejected tapping gas from the barrel and due to patent fights with Georg Luger, the toggle action as well. He thus focused on the short and then the long-recoil principle in which the barrel slid back and forth. His early efforts were with the short recoil/transverse flap lock C98 (Construktion 1898) rifle produced for the GPK (Gewehr Prüfungs Kommission, or Rifle Testing Commission) small caliber trials in which these rifles were unsuccessful, and in 1901 he even lost an eye test firing one of the examples. The Construcktion 02 was patented in 1902, and represented the fourth of his many concepts. This prototype now utilized a long-recoil action with a rotating bolt, a safer operating system since the locked bolt and barrel recoiled together over the entire action length before opening. It could function as either a semi-automatic or a bolt action repeater. To chamber a round, the bolt handle was unlocked and the entire mechanism, including the barrel brought rearward and released to latch the bolt to the rear while the barrel returned to the firing position in front of the magazine. As the barrel arrived forwards, it tripped a latching bar to release the bolt, which then flew forward to strip a cartridge from the internal magazine. Once the bolt handle was locked, the weapon operated as a semi automatic. Mauser presented examples of the C 02 to the GPK (Gewehr Prüfungs Kommission, or Rifle Testing Commission) in Spandau for trials in 1902-1903. Unfortunately, problems with extraction and ejection were common. Mauser attempted to solve this by using greased ammunition, which military authorities rejected. This C 02 was one of the samples Paul Mauser submitted to the GPK, and originally manufactured as a full stocked military rifle. The barrel is “S” bore (0.323”) which was exclusively used by the German Army at the turn of the last century when this rifle was produced. While mechanically original and complete apart from the original military muzzle/bayonet support collar, it was restocked in sporter configuration sometime after the trials. Sporter-style front and flip up rear sights were also added. An amazing find in any condition, this is a singular opportunity to own a step in self-loading rifle history- a weapon that was conceived, handled and fired by Paul Mauser himself and possibly the only known example that still exists. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, with metal retaining ca. 95% of its original bluing. Slight freckling to safety leaf spring, and few scratches and scattered handling marks. Beautiful light hardwood stock is very fine, with checkering at wrist and a few minor scratches and spotting that does not detract. Bore shows strong lands and grooves. 4-53229 DW2 (35,000-60,000) – Lot 1148

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1149

*◊ EXTREMELY RARE MAUSER PATENT M1913 SELF-LOADING SPORTING RIFLE WITH MOUNTING RAIL FOR A ZEISS SCOPE.

SN 152. Cal. 9X57mm. This rifle is one of a small handful of sporting self-loading rifles produced by Mauser in their developmental department under Paul Mauser’s personal supervision. Rifle has an oct bbl with an elevated rib having a length of 23-1/4″. It has 2 folding rear sight leafs, marked for 100 & 200 meters. The top flat surface on the bbl is lightly knurled & contains a panel marked “Waffenfabrik Mauser A.G. Oberndorf a.m. Neckar”. The left side of the receiver bears the engraved cursive inscription “Mauser’s Patent 1913”. There are no other inspection or proof marks on the rifle. It has a 5-rnd detachable box magazine. The walnut stock has a Monte Carlo cheekpiece. The wedge shaped telescopic sight rail for a Zeiss prismatic monocular sight is built into the rifle, but telescopic sight & mount are not present. The consignor reports that this rifle was made for a Mauser director and that the mechanism is an early precursor to the M1916 military self-loader, the inertially controlled roller cam locking flap action positioned behind the bolt being identical in function to the Aviator’s Carbine 1916. PROVENANCE: Ex Visser collection. Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Metal parts retain approx 90% bluing. Magazine floorplate is turning brown. All other components except bolt are blued and retain 95% finish. Forend & grip of the stock are nicely checkered which has worn very little. Stock has orig finish & color which have nicely mellowed to a medium brown; and has minor dents & scratches, but no chips or cracks. Magazine is fully functional, but may be missing a small piece of metal on the rib riveted to the base. Bore is shiny with strong rifling. The front sight post is present, although the protective hood is not present. Mechanics are complete & fully functional. 4-53235 JJW13 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 1149

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1150

*◊ EXTREMELY RARE MAUSER M1916 SELF-LOADING INFANTRY RIFLE.

SN S272K. Cal. 7.92. This extremely rare (one of two known) self-loading full-length infantry self-loading rifle is marked on the left side of the receiver “Waffenfabrik Mauser A.G. Oberndorf a.N. Mauser’s Patent 1916”. SN “S272K”. Military sights graduated from 200-2000 meters. A faint Mauser trademark cartouche is stamped on the right side of the buttstock. There are no other markings on the handguard or stock. SN is stamped on the receiver ring. Caliber marking “7.90” is stamped on the left side of the receiver. This gun has no visible proof marks or acceptance marks, except for the buttplate. SN “272” is stamped on trigger guard. This rifle utilizes the same system of transverse moving locking flaps located behind the bolt as the better known Fliegerselbstladekarabiner 16 (FSlK 16 – Aviator’s Self-loading Carbine 1916) and has the same cocking lever mounted on the bolt in the center of the receiver. The serial number is also in the same “K” suffixed range as the Aviator’s Carbines. Both this pattern rifle and the carbine are illustrated in the Mauser handbook for this weapon system. Cleaning rod is not orig to the rifle. Bbl length is 25-1/2″. Rifle accepts the standard German WWI bayonet mounting system. The consignor noted that this experimental infantry rifle version was used by the Kaiser’s Imperial Liebgarde for a short period of time, ca. 1916, and that the only other known example has the contiguous serial number S273K (restocked). PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: The metal on the rifle show very little wear & retain 95% of their finish. There are very minor scratches & dents to the walnut stock & handguard. Bore is shiny & bright with strong rifling. Mechanics are tight & functional. This rifle appear to be in almost unfired condition. 4-53232 JJW11 (35,000-55,000) – Lot 1150

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1151
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $60,000-$100,000.

*◊ UNIQUE AND IMPORTANT BABY LUGER SERIAL NUMBER 4.

SN 4. Cal. 9mm Kurtz. 3-7/8″ bbl with SN on bottom. Toggle assembly is unmarked and unnumbered, as is receiver and small parts. Frame has SN on front. Unique serrated sliding safety catch, similar to the Borchardt pistol’s. No hold open. No grip safety. Checkered walnut grips. Right grip “S” stamped on back. Left grip has matching “4” on back. Hand made prototype wood bottom mag with plain wood bottom. Button is missing from follower. Unique pocket tool room prototype pocket pistol with much evidence of hand working and that fitting shares no parts with a full size Luger except for the grip screws. Believed to have been made around 1925-6 by DWM after Georg Luger’s death in an attempt by DWM to enter the low price pocket pistol market that was then burgeoning in Germany. This gun, the only known genuine original example, is featured on p. 1640 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess and is also illustrated in Kenyon, Lugers at Random. Accompanied by archival material including personal correspondence and images pertaining to the history, design and mfg of the “Baby” from August Weiss, retired Works MGR for DWM, to Carl Wilson. Also a copy of Shooting Sports Magazine dated Sept,1962, which features on its cover the “Worlds Rarest Luger”. PROVENANCE: Collections of Carl Wilson, Pat Redmond; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 95% orig blue with normal wear to sharp edges and corners. Some fading on chamber and top of toggles. Orig straw is 60%. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked with some wood grain still visible. Mag has chips on wood bottom and scattered pitting on body. Bore is sharp with light wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52754 BWS19 (50,000-100,000) – Lot 1151

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1152

*◊ SUPER RARE AND IMPORTANT 1899/00 UK TRIALS LUGER SN 23 WWII REWORK.

SN 23/7597. Replacement 4″ 9mm Krieghoff bbl with SN 7597 on bottom. 1937 above chamber on Krieghoff receiver numbered 7597 on left side with Eagle/2 proofs on right. Original M1899/00 Toggle assembly numbered 23 with orig long (51 mm) bolt with original M1899 prototype double firing pin springs/retainer/firing pin assembly. Prototype blank center toggle link, dished toggles with Luger’s modified (in 1900) rounded hinge tongue, toggle latch and prototype style numbering. Krieghoff sideplate is SN 97. Early DWM takedown lever is SN 69. Frame and all parts thereto is original prototype numbered 23 on back above lanyard loop. Trigger, magazine release button, grip safety and prototype wide border checkered pale walnut grips are all SN 23. Prototype flat safety lever has no visible numbers. Prototype frame remains unrelieved. Early flat button wood bottom magazine. This is an 1899 Luger prototype, originally delivered to Switzerland for their 1899 troop trials, and then taken back to the DWM factory after Swiss adoption in May 1900 and updated with Luger’s post-trial improvements. It was then delivered to the British Small Arms Committee in October 1900, with five other similarly updated M1899/00 pistols, for British Army trials and is the pistol mentioned by serial number in the report of the Commandant of the School of Musketry at Hythe in his report of ballistics and wounding trials conducted there in March 1901. It was returned to the Pattern Room at the Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield Lock and later reworked by SOE in WWII with a Krieghoff bbl, receiver and sideplate to make it serviceable with 9 mm ammunition for clandestine service in the war. Most important Apart from the replacement barrel/receiver assembly, side plate and stripping latch all components are original M1899/00 prototype parts. A great study in development of first Luger pistols and a remarkable proof of the correctness of Luger’s original design in that it is interoperable with much later Krieghoff parts in a caliber not even conceived of when the pistol was first made. This gun is featured on p. 182 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Pattern Room, Enfield (complete with UK MoD QAD Release Order dated 19/11/86), Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% orig bright DWM blue on toggle assembly and frame with light wear and scratches. Rear grip strap has pitting towards bottom. Strawed parts retain 90% orig blue. Bbl, receiver and sideplate retain 95% orig bright Krieghoff blue with wear on sharp edges and corners. Bore is worn with frosting. Grips are excellent with light dings and dents. Magazine has a few areas of light corrosion on body and very little wear on wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52737 BWS144 (25,000-50,000) – Lot 1152

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1153

*◊ FANTASTIC GL PROOFED CHILEAN PROTOTYPE LUGER WITH SIX POSITION REAR SIGHT AND GL PROOFED MAGAZINE.

SN 10005. 7″ 7.65mm slim bbl with Crown/N proof and full SN on bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch and a 6-position rear sight marked /2/4/6, the bed integrally machined with rear link, with GL proof on back of toggle. Crown/N proof on left receiver, prototype SN on front of frame, “GERMANY” US import marked on back of frame above lanyard loop. All numbered parts are matching. Wide grip safety lever and checkered walnut grips are not numbered. GL proofed wood bottom magazine. Originally produced as an intended presentation prototype with the GL monogram, and designed to accept an the early push button stock, the rear magazine well edge being correctly machined to a knife edge to either side of the lug, this gun was never presented, but retained by the factory until sometime after 1911. At this time, the stock lug was modified to update it to accommodate the later turn lever type stock and the finish was restored, and the gun was commercially proofed with added Crown/N proofs and the “GERMANY” US import mark were added for commercial import & sale in the USA. This gun is featured on pp. 218, 237, 251, 256 & 283 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 95% blue that is fading on left frame and grip straps. Straw has been reheated to 85%. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn with some dings to checkering and visible wood grain. Magazine has areas of corrosion on body and wood bottom has minor nicks. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52059 BWS151 (25,000-50,000) – Lot 1153

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1154
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $45,000-$75,000.

*◊ UNIQUE “GL” PROTOTYPE LUGER SN 10066B.

SN 10066B. 4-3/4″ 9mm slim bbl with notched foresight and 5-digit SN to bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle link. “GL” proof on rear toggle behind rear safety and SN (66) applied to underside of rear link. 5-digit B suffix prototype SN on front of frame which is a shortened long type. P.08 pattern safety with long checkering. “GESICHERT” in upper position. All numbered parts are matching. No grip safety, special safety lever/block components. Checkered walnut grips. Plain wood bottom magazine. Most likely connected with 1932-4 German trials, the safety lever configuration and lack of a grip safety, along with slim 9mm bbl is a study of evolution towards P.08. This gun is featured on p. 103, 217, 229, 280 and 283 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig bright blue with some touch up on grip straps. Light scratches on left of bbl. 95% bright orig straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn and show wood grain. Magazine is near new with minor chips on wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52745 BWS138 (40,000-75,000) – Lot 1154

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1155
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $35,000-$50,000.

*◊ ULTRA RARE AND VERY IMPORTANT US TEST 1905 GL NEW MODEL PROTOTYPE SERIAL NUMBER 10070B LUGER.

SN 10070B. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with full SN on bottom of bbl. DWM scroll on center toggle link. “GL” on back of rear toggle link. Flat checkered New Model toggles without toggle lock. Modified frame without toggle latch. Unique extractor which is the same ear width as production New Model component, but has ears which are 0.5 mm thicker, preventing interchangeability with production guns. “LOADED” marking on extractor indicates that this gun was prepared for submission for U.S. evaluation (10069B is mechanically identical, documented to have been evaluated by the U.S. Board of Ordnance, and is still in the Springfield Armory Collection). Matching numbers on toggle assembly. Firing pin is unnumbered. Takedown lever, trigger, hold open, safety lever and grip safety are unnumbered. Receiver has 2-digit matching number on stop lug. 1900 short frame modified by addition of brazed in upper spring seat to coil spring (same as 1905 Dutch Trials guns). Full SN on front of frame. Matching numbered checkered walnut grips. Proper plain wood bottom mag. This gun is featured on pp. 223, 228, 261, 283, 290, 291 and 300 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 90% orig blue with wear on sharp edges and corners. Extra wear on sides of muzzle, frame rails and high part of sideplate. Light corrosion starting on left side. Gripstraps are stained and fading to brown. 50% straw with scattered corrosion and very light pits on safety lever. Grips are oil soaked and moderately worn. There is a small chip on front corner of left grip. Mag is excellent with little wear. Bore is sharp with light frosting. Mechanics are fine. 4-52744 BWS17 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 1155

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1156

*◊ SPECTACULAR 1904 DUTCH TRIALS PROTOTYPE LUGER SN 10088B.

SN 10088B. 4″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl with 5-digit SN on bottom, ramped military foresight and 13.5 mm front sight band diameter. As-manufactured short frame, not modified long type. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. 45 degree beveled receiver rails. 5-digit B suffix prototype SN on front of frame. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Plain wood bottom magazine. Serial number (without B suffix) recorded in Dutch Archives as one of the 1904 trials pistols. This gun is featured on pp. 100, 101, 223, 225, 229 and 289 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 90% bright orig blue with silvering on sharp edges and corners and extra wear on front grip strap. Rear grip strap is faded with very light corrosion. Retains 90% orig straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn with some dings and dents to checkering. Wood grain is still visible. Magazine shows light wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52750 BWS137 (35,000-65,000) – Lot 1156

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1157
Revised: 10/4/2014

Please note: The button to open the lid of the enclosed compartment is actually ivory colored polished bone.

*◊ FABULOUS PRESENTATION CASED M1902 LUGER CARBINE FOR MEXICAN PRESIDENT PORFIRIO DIAZ.

SN 55C. Cal. 7.65mm. Presentation M1902 Luger carbine, unusual 2-digit (possibly only known 2-digit) SN 55C, with 11-7/8″ bbl, special features with matching stock, three spare magazines, sling, takedown tool, punch and cleaning rod. This well known Luger carbine has the standard ramped front sight with a dovetailed platinum-beaded/diamond cut post and a 4-position rear sight wherein the face of the insert has been finely checkered. Finely engraved over the chamber are elaborate gold inlaid intertwined initials “PD” whose outlines are highlighted with in-the-white metal. As correct for a presentation pistol in this serial range, the rear toggle has been marked with the overlapping Georg Luger “GL” initials. Safety has a small checkered head and the frame was made with a special lug to accept either a push-button or lever locked shoulder stock (as typical for the series). Hand fitting on this gun seems better than usual; for example, the sideplate is flush with the frame. The deluxe wood stock (possibly the only known Luger with factory deluxe wood) for this gun has a single-screw lever locking lug whose SN is on the lower arm. The checkering pattern is typical for a carbine and the buttstock, made of horn, is secured with two contoured screws whose slots have been vertically aligned. Included in the case are three unnumbered magazines whose wooden bases are secured with fire blued pins. Additional accessories include a 17″ brass stem cleaning rod/oiler, a leather sling and an unmarked blued takedown tool and punch. The takedown tool is of the very rare early pattern with long neck between thumb piece and hole. Consignor cites that this gun was presented to Diaz by Kaiser Wilhelm II as an Imperial gift to further Mexican-German relations. Multiple color photographs of this cased Luger with accessories are featured on pp. 1434 and 1435 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. All components are housed in a magnificent tooled red leather case, whose French fitted interior is lined with green felt. Adjacent to the cleaning rod is an ivory button to open the lid of an enclosed compartment, presumably for ammunition. An oval gold plaque on the lid is marked “Porfirio Diaz.”. The case has a matching red leather handle, a gilded brass lock, paired gilded brass latches and reinforcing gilded brass corners. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Stunning 99% bright orig blue with comparable condition straw and fire blued small parts. The immaculate condition applies to the shoulder stock that has only the fainted, most superficial, marks on the surface. Even the horn buttplate has no defects. Comparable condition, nearly new, spare magazines of which only one has a small chip from its base. The sling, that show considerably surface crazing and no leather coverage of the buckle, may be a replacement. Excellent condition oiler, takedown tool and punch. As one would expect from such an immaculate presentation set, the carbine has a mirror bore and the manual function is perfect. One of the finest carbines in existence. 4-52095 LMA63 (90,000-150,000) – Lot 1157

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1158

*◊ STUNNING 1902 LUGER CARBINE WITH MATCHING STOCK AND LEATHER SCABBARD.

SN 24468. 11-3/4″ carbine bbl with long ramp front sight, 3-position rear sight, and BUG proofs and full SN on bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. BU proofs on toggle assembly and left side of receiver. Checkered walnut forearm with sling swivel and matching number inside well. Checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts are matching. Original matching checkered walnut stock with original serrated horn buttplate. Not only do the numbers on the stock and forearm match the gun, but the finish, condition, and color of the wood are completely matching and original, likely from the same piece of wood. In an original period cognac-colored leather head-to-toe configuration box-shaped scabbard with very scarce long brass carbine oiler/cleaning rod in fitted pouch and two extra wood bottom magazines. Scabbard has lids at each end that buckle at top and a leather handle. This gun is featured on pp. 221, 248 & 256 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, and the scabbard appears on p. 1446. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Beautiful, totally original condition with bright blue and straw that would be near new except for extra wear and dings on front grip strap from contact with stock iron while in the scabbard, light wear on sharp edges and corners, a few faded spots on top of bbl, and some corrosion on bottom of frame. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with beautiful wood grain and a few nicks and chips to checkering. Forearm has sharp checkering and beautiful original finish on wood as does the stock which has beautiful blue and straw and bright fire blue on buttplate screws. Buttplate has light wear and original bright finish. Scabbard is in very good condition with beautiful original color on leather that has light scuffs and normal wear for its age. Sharp edges and corners are flaking and cracking as are closure straps on top. Accessories are excellent. 4-52105 BWS153 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1158

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1159

*◊ VERY RARE DWM 1902 LUGER CARBINE WITH STOCK.

SN 824. Cal. 30 Luger. 11-3/4″ unnumbered bbl with long front sight ramp and 4-position adjustable rear sight. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dish toggle with toggle lug. Small “24” on each link of toggle assembly. Rear link is numbered on the underside like a GL carbine. Receiver is unnumbered. Checkered walnut forearm is numbered “824”. Very small “224” on back of frame. Small parts appear unnumbered. Grip safety. Curved stock lever cut-out. Left checkered walnut grip is number “17”. Right grip is number “29”. Orig wood bottom mag is number “824”. With unnumbered 2-screw checkered walnut carbine stock with serrated horn buttplate and sling swivel. This gun appears to have started as a GL presentation but was finished and sold commercially. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 97% blue with some touch up. Orig straw is 85%. Grips are lightly worn with nice color and visible wood grain, as is the forearm. Mag is excellent with little wear. Bore is bright and sharp. Stock has sharp checkering and has 95% blue on straw on lug. Buttplate has moderate wear. Wood has a few minor scratches and indents but retains orig color. 4-52068 BWS6 (12,000-20,000) – Lot 1159

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1160
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $7,500-$15,000.

*◊ RARE 10087B 9MM LUGER PROTOTYPE WITH REPRODUCTION PUSH BUTTON STOCK.

SN 10087B. 7-3/4″ 9mm slim bbl with full numbering on bottom that does not appear to be factory. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. B suffix prototype SN on front of frame that does not appear to be factory. All numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Original push button stock lug has been modified to also accommodate turn lever stock. Plain wood bottom magazine with very high quality reproduction push button stock that is unnumbered. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Restored to near new condition with 99% blue and straw. Very light wear on sharp edges and corners. Minor ding in front grip strap. Bore is near mint. Grips have light wear with minor dings to checkering and wood grain is visible. Magazine has areas of corrosion on body and minor nicks and dings on wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. Stock is near new with minor scuffs and indentations on wood and wear from use on screw and attaching surfaces. 4-52743 BWS155 (5,000-15,000) – Lot 1160

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1161

*◊ BEAUTIFUL 1900 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER.

SN 8911. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal Swiss proofed bbl with full SN on bottom. American Eagle above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. “GERMANY” export marked below full SN on front of frame. Type 2 safety lever and grip safety. All numbered parts are matching down to checkered walnut grips. “GERMANY” marked wood bottom magazine. This gun is featured on pp. 217, 263, 525 and 566 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 98% bright orig blue with light wear on sharp corners and a tiny spot of corrosion below right grip. Orig straw is 98% and bright. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn with few dings to checkering and visible wood grain. Magazine shows little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52753 BWS141 (6,000-12,000) – Lot 1161

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1162

*◊ RARE GENUINE ABERCROMBIE & FITCH LUGER.

SN 2989i. Cal. 30 Luger. 4-3/4″ bbl with 4-digit SN on bottom. “ABERCROMBIE & FITCH Co NEW YORK/MADE IN SWITZERLAND” roll die impressed on top of bbl in two lines, with characteristic slight angular misalignment of the two lines. Proper front sight base that is set back from muzzle characteristic of the Swiss made (Hammerli) barrels fitted to these guns. Swiss cross in sunburst above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. 4-digit SN on left receiver. Correct i range SN on front of frame, barrel serial number correctly applied along barrel axis without i suffix. Proper post 1914 reinforcing of rear frame wall. Numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Proper “GERMANY” marked wood bottom mag. This gun is featured on p. 610 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Retains 98% blue with very light sharp edge wear and minor fading above chamber. 95% orig straw. Grips are sharp with a few minor indents and orig color with visible wood grain. Mag is excellent with very little wear. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52784 BWS11 (7,000-11,000) – Lot 1162

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1163

*◊ RARE BLANK TOGGLE DWM 1900 LUGER.

SN 22380. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl with full SN on bottom. Blank center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Full SN on front of frame. This gun lies between first and second blocks of Dutch 1905 trials guns with 4” barrels and may be another unidentified trial variation. All numbered parts on gun are matching. Extra numbers have been added to the left side of frame after manufacture. Checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Plain wood bottom magazine. This gun is mentioned on p. 224 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good. Retaining 80% blue with scattered light pitting. Deeper pits on right frame rail and sideplate. 20% orig straw remains with scattered corrosion. Bore is worn and corroded. Grips are worn with indents and dents to checkering. Magazine is lightly worn with a few dings to bottom and a few spots of corrosion on body. Mechanics are sound. 4-52756 BWS143 (3,500-6,500) – Lot 1163

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1164

*◊ UNIQUE 1900 DWM LUGER WITH FRENCH CARTOUCHE.

SN 21561. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl with full SN on bottom. Cartouche above chamber with “MANUFACTURE FRANCAISE / ARMES ET CYCLES / SAINT ETIENNE” within concentric circles. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. “BUG” proofs on left receiver. All numbered parts on gun are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Holdopen is missing. Grip safety. Grips screws appear to be more recent replacements. Wood bottom magazine with numbers that do not match. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine. Retaining 85% orig blue with scattered light pitting. 25% orig straw with light corrosion. Bore is worn almost smooth with light corrosion. Grips are worn with dings and chips to checkering. Magazine has corrosion on body and light dings to wood bottom. Mechanics are sound. 4-52759 BWS140 (2,000-3,500) – Lot 1164

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1165
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $10,000-$15,000.

*◊ VERY RARE 1900 RUSSIAN LUGER.

SN 12821. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal. bbl with full SN on bottom. Crossed Mosin Nagant rifles roll-die impressed over chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Full SN on front of frame. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Plain wood bottom magazine. Apart from the half dozen known examples of the Russian pistol, no other Lugers occupy the 12xxx serial number block. This gun is featured on p. 671 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine retaining 80% original blue with wear on sharp edges and corners and additional wear on grip straps, left side of bbl, and right frame rail. Some of this wear is turning brown and pitting. Original straw is 30%. Bore is sharp with frosting. Grips are dark and worn with minor chips and indents. Magazine has areas of corrosion on body and very minor dings on wood bottom. Mechanics are sound. 4-52843 BWS152 (7,500-15,000) – Lot 1165

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1166

*◊ EXTREMELY RARE DWM 1900 SWISS MILITARY CONTRACT A-SUFFIX LUGER.

SN 5083A. 4-3/4″ Swiss proofed 7.65 mm cal. bbl with full SN on bottom. Swiss cross in sunburst above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Swiss proofs on toggle assembly and receiver. Left receiver has a “P” and “53” private sale date. Left frame rail stamped “P.38” (Swiss military released in 1938). Back of frame has Swiss proof under toggle and “D” under lanyard loop. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Four-digit A suffix SN on front of frame. Swiss wood bottom magazine with metal disks. Converted from P.00 pistol E.683 of the Swiss Contract “Extra-Serie” for service issue during the shortage of pistols at the onset of WWI, the new serial number, following the 0 – 5000 series of P.00s, duplicated that of a P.06, hence the “A” suffix to prevent exact duplication in military records. This gun is featured on p. 648 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% blue with wear on sharp edges and corners and light fading on grip straps. Original straw is 95%. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn with a few minor chips to checkering. Wood grain is still visible. Magazine is near new with light wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52829 BWS146 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 1166

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1167

*◊ VERY RARE E PREFIX 1900 SWISS MILITARY CONTRACT LUGER.

SN E689. 4-3/4″ Swiss proofed 7.65 mm Cal bbl with full SN on bottom. Swiss cross in sunburst above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Swiss proofs on toggle assembly and left receiver. E prefix (Extra-Serie – pistols purchased for training and shooting prizes) SN on front of frame. Swiss proof on back of frame under toggle. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Swiss wood bottom magazine with metal disks. This gun is featured on pp. 643 and 648 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% orig bright blue with most wear on grip straps which are fading with light corrosion. 98% orig bright straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn and have nice color. Magazine shows little wear with a minor nick on wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52833 BWS142 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1167

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1168

*◊ BEAUTIFUL 1900 WIDE TRIGGER SWISS MILITARY CONTRACT LUGER.

SN 4938. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl with full SN on bottom. Swiss cross in sunburst above chamber with “P22” (indicates military release in 1922) above left side of chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Swiss proofs on left side of receiver and bbl. Grip safety with type 3 safety lever. Matching numbered wide trigger (fitted on last 1500 Swiss 1900 Military Lugers). All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Swiss wood bottom magazine with metal disks. This gun is featured on pp. 215, 217, 220, 228, 551, 643 and 648 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig blue with wear on sharp edges and some fading on grip straps. 90% orig straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips have little wear and few minor chips to checkering with wood grain still showing. Magazine has very little wear and some light corrosion on body. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52830 BWS139 (4,000-6,500) – Lot 1168

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1169

*◊ DWM 1906 CROSS IN SUNBURST SWISS COMMERCIAL LUGER.

SN 26568. Cal. 30 Luger. 4-3/4″ bbl with “BP” (Swiss Bernerprobe) proof and full SN on bottom of bbl. Swiss cross in sunburst above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. “BP” proof on left receiver. Short frame. Numbered parts on gun are matching. Checkered walnut grips have 2-digit numbers that are illegible. Proper Swiss wood bottom mag with circular steel disks. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 97% Swiss Arsenal blue with normal wear on sharp edges and corners. 90% Swiss Arsenal straw that is fading on right side of trigger and right side of mag release button. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked with wood grain that is still visible. Mag bottom has minor chips on left knob. Body has light corrosion. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52766 BWS39 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1169

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1170

*◊ BEAUTIFUL DWM 1900 BULGARIAN LUGER.

SN 20456. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm cal. bbl with full SN on bottom. Bulgarian crest above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Bulgarian marked safety. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Plain wood bottom magazine. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Restored to near new condition. 99% blue and 99% straw. Grips are oil-soaked dark and have sharp checkering. There are a few minor chips and indents to checkering and left grip has a chip missing under the safety lever. Magazine has little wear and a couple minor dings to wood bottom. Holdopen is missing. Bore is worn with light pitting. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52853 BWS147 (3,500-7,000) – Lot 1170

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1171

*◊ DWM 1906 BULGARIAN LUGER WWII 9MM CONVERSION.

SN 1165. Cal. 9mm. 4″ unmarked bbl. Bulgarian crest above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Proper Bulgarian marked extractor and safety lever well. Full SN on front of frame. Numbered parts are matching except for hold-open and grip safety which have different numbers. Front toggle links, trigger and checkered walnut grips are unnumbered. This is proper for a gun that was arsenal converted. These guns were converted from original 7.65 mm caliber to 9mm during WWII by changing the bbl and changing to a stronger coil main spring. Other parts would have been replaced as necessary. Proper plain wood bottom mag. This gun is featured on p. 685 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Retains 85% blue with normal wear and scattered corrosion, turning brown on grip straps. Straw is 25% and corroded. Mag is excellent with very little wear. Bore is worn with light pitting. Mechanics are sound. 4-52857 BWS51 (2,000-3,200) – Lot 1171

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1172

*◊ RARE MANUFRANCE IMPORTER MARKED BARREL DWM 1906 COMMERCIAL LUGER.

SN 47549. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with BUG proofs and full SN on bottom. Top of bbl is roll die marked “Manufacture Francaise d’Armes & Cycles de St Etienne” and the toe of the grip bears the stamped Manufrance inventory number 5680. DWM scroll on center toggle link. BU proofed toggle assembly. BU proofs on left receiver. Numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Plain wood bottom mag. This gun is featured on pp. 274, 603, 606, and 1088 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent condition. 97% orig blue with normal sharp edge and corner wear. Very minor ding on bottom of bbl. Gripstraps are just starting to fade. 90% straw with very light corrosion. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked with wood grain still visible. Mag bottom is excellent with very little wear. Body is corroding with light pitting on spine. Bore is bright and sharp with very light frosting. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52770 BWS15 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1172

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1173

*◊ DWM 1906 FRENCH MANUFRANCE IMPORTER MARKED COMMERCIAL LUGER.

SN 51677. Cal. 30 Luger. 4-3/4″ bbl with BUG proofs and full SN on bottom. “Manufacture Francaise d’Armes & Cycles de St Etienne” roll die impression on top of bbl. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Internal BUG proofs on toggle assembly. All numbered parts are matching, except for sear bar that does not match. Checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Plain wood bottom mag. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good, retaining 70% orig blue that is browning to light corrosion with scattered light pitting overall. Sear bar is refinished. 40% straw is corroding. Grips are oil soaked, dark and have moderate wear. Mag body is corroded and wood bottom is worn. Bore is worn and pitted. Mechanics are fine. 4-52773 BWS12 (2,000-3,500) – Lot 1173

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1174
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $7,000-$10,000.

*◊ BEAUTIFUL 1906 9MM COMMERCIAL NAVY LUGER WITH STOCK.

SN 64378. Cal. 9mm. 6″ Navy bbl with Crown/N above full SN on bottom. DWM scroll on toggle link. 100/200 meter adjustable Navy rear sight on rear toggle link. Early pattern lower GESICHERT/lever up safe. Horizontal Crown/N proofs on front toggle links and on left side of sear. Full SN on front of frame. All numbered parts on gun are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Proper Commercial “Cal 9m/m” marked wood bottom Navy style mag with concentric rings. This gun is featured on p. 893 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Proper Commercial Navy walnut stock with 67000 range numbers that do not match. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, restored to 98% blue and straw. Grips are sharp and retain orig color with visible wood grain. Bore is sharp with light frosting. Mechanics are excellent. Wood on stock retains beautiful color and wood grain and has very little wear. Lug retains 90% blue and is corroded. Lever has 50% straw with light pitting. 4-52778 BWS52 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 1174

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1175

*◊ 1920 COMMERCIAL LUGER CARBINE WITH STOCK.

SN 126. Cal. 7.65mm. 1920 Commercial carbine with a standard 11-7/8″ bbl. Ramped front sight with drift adjustable bead and 4-position rear sight marked “1 2/3”. Crown/N marking on left bbl, bbl extension and breechblock. “MADE IN GERMANY” marked on the left forward rail. As true for many 1920 Commercials, gun is made of mixed parts. Bbl, bbl extension, forend and cross pin, and each of the grip panels are numbered “126”. Rear toggle link, takedown lever, sideplate and trigger are numbered “75”. Mag has a blank wood base. The upper arm of original 2-screw shoulder stock lug is numbered “218”. Minor damage at the toe has resulted with a small loss of the horn buttplate and a repairable split in adjacent wood. This gun is featured on pp. 525, 528 and 532 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Orig 90-95% rust blue with noticeable wear along the sides of the bbl, particularly on backstrap below the safety. Most of the fire blue has faded from the rear sight insert and grip screws. All of the small parts except the ejector have been restrawed. Orig finish on forearm. Buttstock has been carefully refinished with orig finish lug and orig buttplate. Bright bore with strong rifling and minimal frosting. Excellent manual mechanics. 4-52069 LMA46 (6,500-9,500) – Lot 1175

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1176

*◊ 1920 COMMERCIAL DWM CARBINE WITHOUT FOREARM.

SN 4490. Cal. 7.65mm. 1920 Commercial DWM carbine with 11-7/8″ bbl and no forearm. Ramped front sight with dovetailed bead insert and 3-position rear sight marked “1 2/3”. Vertical Crown/N on left side of bbl extension. Matching SNs on bottom of bbl, lug of bbl extension, on each link of the toggle assembly, frame, takedown lever, sideplate and trigger. Safety, hold open and the grip panels are not numbered. Tinned mag body with a blank wood base. Mated to an original stock with lug number “50042”, having a horn buttplate with serrated base. This gun is featured on p. 532 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: The gun has been extensively refurbished during assembly with most components renumbered prior to the new rust blue. Renumbered parts include the bbl, sideplate and the first two links of the toggle train. Now with 90-95% blued surface. All the strawed parts except the ejector have been reheated for color enhancement. Orig grips with minor losses, except for the left panel that is missing a chip near the safety lever. Orig stock with worn checkering and scattered handling marks. The lug has largely transitioned to a gray-brown while the strawed safety lever appears as a mottled gray. Losses to the buttplate are commensurate with the general condition of the stock. Near mirror bore with strong rifling and minimal frosting. Perfect manual mechanics. 4-52062 LMA47 (3,500-6,500) – Lot 1176

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1177

*◊ LATE BUG PROOFED DWM 1906 COMMERCIAL 4″ BARREL 9MM LUGER.

SN 53149. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with BUG proofs and full SN on bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle link. BU proofs on toggle assembly and left receiver. Full SN on front of frame. All numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Plain wood bottom mag. This is one of the highest SN BUG proofed Lugers known. This gun is featured on p. 519 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Retains 93% orig blue with scattered light corrosion and an area of light pitting on right receiver and sideplate. Grip straps are corroded and turning brown. 85% orig straw with scattered corrosion. Some minor dings to takedown lever. Grips are oil soaked and lightly worn. Wood grain is still visible. “6197” is lightly stamped into checkering on top of right grip. Mag is excellent with very little wear and a small chip on the right knob. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52776 BWS50 (2,000-3,250) – Lot 1177

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1178

*◊ EARLY WAFFENFABRIK BERN 1906/24 SWISS LUGER PISTOL.

SN 22077. Cal. 30 Luger. 4-3/4″ bbl with full SN on bottom and Swiss cross proof on left side, “WAFFENFABRIK/BERN” on center toggle link, Cross/M proof on left receiver, Swiss cross proof on right receiver, full SN on front of frame, Swiss cross proof on right frame forward of trigger, all numbered parts are matching, stop lug has early 3 digit matching SN, wide border checkered walnut grips has 3 digit matching numbers, grip safety, proper Swiss wood bottom mag. This gun is featured on p. 651 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 95% orig blue with normal sharp edge wear with some corrosion, 70% straw, ejector is a blued Swiss arsenal replacement. Grips are lightly worn and have some minor marring to checkering. Orig color has darkened from oil, wood grain is still visible. Mag is excellent with very little wear on rib and few spots of corrosion on body. Bore is sharp and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52848 BWS2 (1,500-2,200) – Lot 1178

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1179

*◊ WAFFENFABRIK BERN M1929 SWISS LUGER MILITARY, BROWN GRIPS.

SN 61577. Cal. 7.65mm. Standard Model 1929 Bern Luger with 4.75″ bbl having a drift adjustable front sight. Swiss cross in shield on middle toggle link. Full SN is externally apparent on the bbl, left rail and rear toggle link. Front frame well is stamped “5.41” (indicating manufacture in May of 1941). “P” release on front of trigger guard. Disassembly shows all small parts are either matching or correctly acceptance marked with “CN/cross” (Chrome-Nickel steel). Circular “W+F” logo on back of frame and on orig brown checkered plastic grips. Mag with acceptance on spine and matching brown base. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Orig 95% matte finish with slight thinning of sideplate and handling on frontstrap and grip safety. Excellent grips without chips or splits. Comparable or better condition mag. Mirror bore. Perfect manual mechanics. 4-52847 LMA53 (1,100-1,600) – Lot 1179

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1180

*◊ WAFFENFABRIK BERN M1929 LUGER, MILITARY, IN 9MM PARABELLUM.

SN 68761. Cal. 9mm. Bern Arsenal assembled a small number of M1929 Lugers in 9mm Parabellum for military trials of this caliber in the 1940s. Guns that were originally assembled in this caliber had numbered barrels. Later, a small number of pistols were retrofitted with overrun barrels that were proofed but unnumbered, as this example. The bbl is 4.75″ bbl with a standard drift adjustable front sight. Swiss cross in shield on middle toggle link. Full SN is externally apparent on the left rail and rear toggle link. “P” (Privat) civilian release stamp on front of trigger guard. Disassembly shows all small parts are either matching or correctly acceptance marked with “CN/cross”. Front frame well stamped “10.42” indicating manufacture in October of 1942. Orig black grips. Mag with acceptance on spine and brown base. PROVENANCE: Illustrated TBLAP; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Orig 95% matte finish with slight thinning of sideplate and left frame. Minimal handling wear on frontstrap and grip safety. Excellent grips without chips or splits. Comparable or better condition mag. Mirror bore. Perfect manual mechanics. 4-52852 LMA54 (2,250-3,500) – Lot 1180

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1181

*◊ RARE US TEST TRIALS 1900 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER.

SN 6731. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl with full SN on bottom. American Eagle above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Test trials range SN on front of frame. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching. Properly numbered takedown lever with SN on right side. Checkered walnut grips. Unnumbered wood bottom magazine. This gun is featured on p. 590 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Restored to near new condition with 99% blue and straw with slight wear on sharp edges and corners. Bore is worn with light frosting. Grips have light wear with minor dings and wood grain that is still visible. Magazine is near new with light wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52842 BWS145 (2,000-3,750) – Lot 1181

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1182

*◊ BEAUTIFUL DWM 1920 COMMERCIAL LUGER IN ORIGINAL BOX.

SN 8208l. 4″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl with full SN and Crown/N proof on bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Crown/N proof on left receiver. Checkered wood grips. Plain wood bottom magazine and metal cleaning rod. In an orig burgundy “Berlin Karlsruher Industrie Werke A. G./ Berlin” marked cardboard box with an extra plain wood bottom magazine. This gun is featured on p. 1437 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 98% bright orig blue and 98% orig bright straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with very minor dings to checkering and show nice wood grain. Magazines are excellent with minor corrosion to bodies and very little wear to wood bottoms. Cleaning rod has light corrosion overall and some light pitting. Mechanics are excellent. Box is very good with flaking on edges and corners and some minor stains on top. 4-52164 BWS31 (4,500-6,500) – Lot 1182

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1183

*◊ RARE DWM 1920 COMMERCIAL SN 4 9MM PROTOTYPE WITH STOEGER FRAME RAIL ADDRESS.

SN 4. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with no visible markings. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Crown/N proof on left receiver. No visible external SNs. “GERMANY” export marked on front of frame. Small SN “4” inside sideplate, receiver and frame. “LUGER – REGISTERED U.S PATENT OFFICE.” on right frame rail, as is normally seen on Stoegers. Checkered walnut grips. Aluminum bottom “GERMANY/9m/m” marked mag. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 95% orig blue with normal sharp edge wear and fading on bottom of front gripstrap. 80% orig straw. Grips are lightly worn and retain orig color. Mag has light wear on body and scattered dings and dents on aluminum bottom. Front sight has been changed to a bead sight. Bore is sharp with very light frosting. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52804 BWS8 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 1183

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1184

*◊ 1934 -v RANGE VERY EARLY MAUSER SMALL BARREL TRADE MARK OBERNDORF COMMERCIAL LUGER.

SN 1574V. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with 4-digit SN and Mauser Crown/U proof on bottom. First pattern small Mauser barrel on center toggle link. Crown/U proof on front toggle link. Matching SN on back of rear toggle link. Crown/U on left receiver. Front and center links and sideplate are unnumbered. Receiver and sear bar are also unnumbered, as are the checkered walnut grips. Full V-range SN on front of frame. Plain wood bottom mag. Distinctive long (16.89 mm) muzzle band and set-back foresight bed only seen on very early 1934 commercial and mid-K date range military pistols indicating start of Mauser manufacture of Luger barrels. This gun is featured on pp. 539, 540, 612, 748, 769 and 1110 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good, retains 90% blue with scattered corrosion overall with pitting on sides of muzzle, right front corner of receiver, right front frame rail and gripstraps. There is also pitting underneath the grips. Retains 35% straw with scattered corrosion and takedown lever has a few dings. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked dark. Chip in lower front corner of left grip. Mag has chips on wood bottom and scattered light pitting on body. Bore is worn and lightly pitted. Mechanics are sound. 4-52816 BWS18 (2,500-5,000) – Lot 1184

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1185

*◊ ORDNANCE CUT-AWAY DWM 1920 COMMERCIAL LUGER.

SN 6687l. Cal. 9mm. 4″ unnumbered bbl with cut through rear of bbl in front of frame showing chamber. Cuts through breechblock and center toggle link through DWM scroll. Rear toggle link, receiver and sideplate also have cuts to show inner mechanisms, as do frame, trigger and checkered walnut grips. Ordnance cuts, not factory. Numbered parts are matching. Proper plain wood bottom mag. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 98% Ordnance blue and straw. Grips are lightly worn with distinctive wood grain. Mag is excellent with very little wear. Bore is worn with frosting. Mechanics are sound. 4-52802 BWS41 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1185

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1186

*◊ DWM 1920 COMMERCIAL LUGER.

SN 9540t. Cal. 30 Luger. 4″ bbl with full SN and Crown/N proof on bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Matching SN on rear toggle link. Full SN on front of frame. Numbered parts are matching. Vertical Crown/N proof on left side of receiver. Checkered walnut grips. Proper plain wood bottom mag. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 95% blue with normal wear to sharp edges. High part of sideplate is worn and there are some vertical scratches on sideplate. 80% orig straw with scattered light corrosion. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked with wood grain still visible. Mag body has light pitting in a spot. Wood bottom has very little wear but there is a crack. Bore has light wear with frosting. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52799 BWS40 (800-1,400) – Lot 1186

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1187

*◊ RARE 9MM 1902 LUGER CARBINE WITH MATCHING STOCK.

SN 24454. 11-3/4″ 9mm carbine bbl with long ramp front sight and 3-position rear sight with full SN on bottom of bbl. Factory original 9 mm bore and chambering with Luger’s patented obturation step in the chamber front. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Full SN on bottom of forearm lug. All numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut forearm with matching number inside of well. Checkered walnut grips. Plain wood bottom magazine with original matching numbered checkered walnut stock with horn buttplate and sling swivel. Stock is about 1″ shorter than standard pattern. Buttplate has a flat attaching surface and may have been changed if stock was shortened after manufacture. The blackened case 9×19 mm Carbine cartridge was not commercialized by DWM and examples are unknown today, consequently 9 mm Carbines are extremely rare. This gun is featured on p. 257 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic, Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining about 90% blue with some touch up to bbl and receiver. Grip straps are fading and have light corrosion. Sharp edges and corners are worn. Straw has been reheated to 95%. Bore is bright with light wear. Grips are worn with a chip below the safety lever on left side. Wood grain is still visible. Forearm has minor dings with checkering that is lightly worn. Stock shows light wear and about 80% blue and 10% straw on two screw attaching iron. Buttplate has a few minor worm holes. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52070 BWS150 (12,000-20,000) – Lot 1187

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1188
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $30,000-$45,000.

*◊ FANTASTIC UNIQUE FACTORY CASED PRESENTATION SAMPLE VICKERS SAFE & LOADED M11 9MM LUGER.

SN 10184. Cal 9mm. 4″ bbl with full SN below British Crown/V proofs on bottom. “VICKERS/LTD.” on center toggle link. Crown/V proofs on toggle assembly and left receiver and on internal parts. “LOADED” marked to both sides of extractor. “SAFE” marked safety with Dutch pattern up-arrow. “C/40” upside down on left receiver. All numbered parts are matching. Unnumbered fine checkered walnut grips. Dutch pattern wood bottom mag with metal spring clip retainer and no added reinforcing pin. This is an English version of the Dutch M11 contract pistol, marked “SAFE” and “LOADED” instead of the Dutch “RUST” and “GELADEN”. Made at the end of the Dutch contract in 1923 with serial number in the run-on after Dutch contract numbering ceased at 10181. All marks on pistol (except proof and inspection marks) are machine engraved. Fitted Mahogany case with oval German Silver escutcheon engraved “VICKERS LTD/CRAYFORD” around “V within coronet bearing sailing ships” company logo on lid, from the plant that manufactured Vickers machine guns and aircraft during WWI and the Dutch contract M11 Parabellums in 1920 – 23. Case has stitched brown leather handle and nickel plated fittings. Interior is blue velvet, fitted for the gun and accessories. The mags, cleaning rod and pin punch are all Dutch pattern. The bodies on the extra mags and the cleaning rod stem are platinum plated. The retainer in the case that holds the screwdriver and pin punch is also platinum plated. Orig case key is included. This cased set was kept by Vickers in the factory collection as a presentation grade sample until 1966. Included is a copy of a memorandum from Vickers dated January 24, 1967 that mentions this set specifically. The original is in the Vickers Archive at the University of Cambridge Library. This pistol is most likely the finest example of a Vickers Luger in existence. This cased set, pictured with the orig memorandum from the Vickers Factory, is featured on pp. 654, 696 and 1440 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Vickers Factory Collection; Henk Visser Collection; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Close to mint condition overall retaining better than 99% blue and straw over original factory satin polished metal. Grips are near mint and show beautiful wood grain. Mag is almost like new with very little wear. Sharp mirror bore. Case shows very little wear on exterior. There is a crack on top surface of the lid from a slight warp. Leather handle is cracking on surface from age. Stitching is still orig color and intact. Velvet interior is stained and indented where the gun and accessories have been stored for nine decades. Accessories are virtually unused. 4-52168 BWS54 (25,000-45,000) – Lot 1188

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1189
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $20,000-$30,000.

*◊ ONLY KNOWN COMPLETE SURVIVING SCHWARTZ PATENT ZINC ALLOY EXPERIMENTAL LUGER SERIAL NUMBER 5.

SN 5. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with SN on bottom. “1938” above chamber. “S/42” on center toggle link. Horizontal Crown/U next to SN on left receiver. Number “5” on front of frame. All numbered parts are single digit number “5” except for hold open which is “05”. Patented by Johannes Schwartz in May of 1938. The front of the frame forward of the hold open is cracked through and repaired. Not surprising, as this zinc alloy was found to be only 65% as strong as normal Mauser steel frames. Only the frame is zinc alloy. All other parts are standard Mauser steel parts. Upper safety position has red painted milled recess as opposed to “GESICHERT”. A cast in bracing spacer separates the front and rear grip straps under the left grip panel, otherwise the frame casting is near identical to the normal machined steel P.08 frame. Checkered walnut grips. Aluminum bottom Eagle/63 proofed mag is SN “1”. This gun is featured on p. 1692 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Also Illustrated in Weaver’s “Mauser Pistolen”, page 225. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Good, retaining about 25% orig finish with scattered areas of pitting overall. Frame has cracks just forward of takedown lever and on reinforcing bar under left grip. Grips have light wear and orig wood grain is visible. Mag is very good with scattered pitting on body and scattered dings on bottom. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are fair. 4-52823 BWS22 (15,000-30,000) – Lot 1189

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1190

*◊ EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT SIMSON PATENT MODEL LUGER SERIAL NUMBER A.

SN a. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl. “SIMSON & Co/SUHL” on center toggle link. Scattered Simson Eagle/6 proofs on almost all parts, including the checkered walnut grips, many is non-standard Simson locations. SN on front of frame is a small “a”. Hold open is SN 56. Features an orig Sauer patent application pattern (Patent Anmeldung 944887/29.11.32) sear safety with split sideplate and shrouded sear bar with spring loaded plunger across the take down lever well which assists stripping. Numbered aluminum bottom WWII era mag does not match. The original patent application with original illustrations, for this gun is featured on p. 1129 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. With the complexity of this device and added difficulty to disassemble the gun, one can see why the German Police did not choose this type of sear safety. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Retains 97% blue with some fading on front grip strap. 95% straw. Grips are sharp with nice color and visible wood grain. Some heat discoloration at both sides of receiver under the toggles that appears to be period repairs. Mag is in excellent condition with a few minor dings on aluminum body. Bore is sharp with very light frosting. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52789 BWS13 (12,000-20,000) – Lot 1190

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1191

*◊ VERY EARLY THREE DIGIT KIEL DOCKYARD UNIT MARKED DWM 1906 NAVY FIRST ISSUE ALTERED LUGER.

SN 342. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl with full SN and Crown/M proof on bottom and Imperial Crown on left side. Ringed chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. 100/200 meter adjustable Navy rear sight on rear toggle link. Rare earliest pattern New Model toggle grips which have no lower inside edge lead-in taper to the bottom of the slots of the finger grip (tapered after sn 400 to assist closing over the upper edge of receiver rail). Breechblock has Imperial Crown proof. Left side of receiver has Crown/M proofs (with early trip-lobe crown rather than later pentagonal crown) and Imperial Crown proof. Full 3-digit SN on front of frame. GESICHERT removed from lower safety position and stamped in upper position with safety lever mechanism altered accordingly. Grip safety. Rear grip strap is stamped “W K/8180” (Dockyard Kiel, weapon number 8180). All numbered parts on gun are matching, including matching numbered checkered walnut grips. Proper Crown/M mag with concentric ring wood bottom has numbers that do not match. This gun is featured on pp. 272 and 903 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine, retains 95% orig blue with normal wear to sharp edges and corners and light pitting on left side of bbl, left frame rail, grip straps, grip safety and above left grip (common on guns that were around salt water). 60% straw with scattered corrosion. Grips are lightly worn with nice color. There is a chip below the safety on the left grip. Mag is excellent with a few minor dings on bottom. Bore is sharp with some frosting. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52901 BWS23 (5,500-8,500) – Lot 1191

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1192

*◊ DWM 1906 FIRST ISSUE NAVY CONVERTED TO P.O8 WITH NAVY UNIT MARKINGS.

SN 4402a. Cal. 9mm. 4″ Simson replacement bbl with full SN on bottom and Simson Eagle/6 on left side. 1920 above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Su/50 (Spandau Arsenal inspection) marked rear toggle link, which appears to be a Simson part that was numbered to the gun during conversion at Spandau Arsenal from the Navy P.04 sighted rear link. Simson also added military placement SNs to the orig sideplate, which still has orig matching numbers. Barrel has post-WWI eagle/O (Ostsee) Naval inspection/acceptance stamp. Full SN above orig Crown/M Navy proofs on left receiver. Full SN on front of frame. GESICHERT safety marking has been moved to upper position and safety lever function has been altered accordingly. All numbered parts are matching except for right checkered walnut grip. Left grip which has 4 digit SN on back. Navy unit mark “O.723” (Ostsee property number 723) on front gripstrap. Original “W.W.3029” (Werft Wilhelmshaven property number 3029)on backstrap. Orig concentric ring wood bottom Navy mag with numbers that do not match. This gun is featured on pp. 496 and 922 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Retains 85% blue with normal wear and scattered corrosion that is turning to light pitting in some areas. 50% straw with scattered corrosion. Finish is a combination of orig finish from DWM and Simson Arsenal finish. Grips are oil soaked and have moderate wear with small chips and dings to checkering. Mag is excellent with little wear. There is a small crack through wood bottom. Bore is worn with light pitting. Mechanics are fine. 4-52909 BWS4 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 1192

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1193

*◊ OSTSEE MARKED DWM 1920/1916 NAVY P.04 REWORK TO P.08 LUGER.

SN 4623. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl not shortened from 6”, with Crown/M proof and 4-digit SN on bottom. British proofs on bottom. Crown proof on left. “1920/1916” above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Wide flange Navy toggle pin. Crown/M proofs on left receiver. “1916” date on left frame rail. British proofs on toggle assembly, receiver and frame. Numbered parts on gun are matching. Trigger and checkered walnut grips are unnumbered replacements that were added during Navy rework. Front grip strap is stamped “O.320.” (Ostsee (Baltic) Station, weapon number 320). Proper wood bottom mag without concentric rings is Crown/M proof and has large digit vertical numbers that do not match. This gun is featured on p. 639 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 95% Arsenal blue and straw. Grips are worn and oil soaked. Wood grain is barely visible. Mag is excellent with a few dings on wood bottom. Bore is worn with light pitting. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52905 BWS46 (2,000-3,250) – Lot 1193

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1194

*◊ DWM 1908 COMMERCIAL/MILITARY OFFICER’S PRIVATE PURCHASE LUGER SERIAL NUMBER 51000.

SN 51000. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with BUG proofs and full SN on bottom of bbl. DWM scroll on center toggle link. BU proofs on toggle assembly. BU proofed left receiver. No stock lug indicating manufacture ca. 1912. Hold open has been added along with a military (Erfurt) proof immediately to its lower left. This gun would have been purchased commercially and, as an officer’s private weapon, it would have had the hold open added through military repair channels per military requirements that stipulated this from 1913. Full SN on front of frame. Numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Proper plain wood bottom mag. This gun is featured on pp. 573, 637, 1101 and 1103 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 97% orig bright blue with normal sharp edge and corner wear. Orig straw is 95% and bright with some minor marring on takedown lever. Grips are lightly worn and retain nice color with visible wood grain. Mag is in excellent condition with very little wear. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52925 BWS16 (2,000-3,500) – Lot 1194

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1195

*◊ FIRST PATTERN DWM 1908 MILITARY LUGER WITHOUT STOCK LUG OR ADDED HOLD-OPEN.

SN 2397b. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with full SN on bottom and Imperial proof on left side. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Checkered walnut grips. Numbered parts are matching. Manufactured in 1910, with plain chamber this is one of the last first pattern 1908 military P.08s without the chamber date and with the twin Imperial inspection marks and proof eagle on the left side of the receiver. The frame remains in original configuration without any hold open machining or stock lug. Proper wood bottom mag with early large digit vertical numbers that do not match. This gun is featured on pp. 483, 571 and 1101 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 95% orig blue with scattered light corrosion and normal wear overall. 20% orig straw that is fading to brown corrosion. Grips are oil soaked and lightly worn with wood grain still visible and a chip missing from under safety lever on left grip. Mag body is corroded and there is a crack running through wood bottom with chips on left knob. Bore is worn and pitted. Mechanics are fine. 4-52917 BWS43 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1195

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1196

*◊ DWM 1916 ARTILLERY LUGER RED 9 WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.

SN 4547a. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl with fine tuned front and fine tuned rear multi-position adjustable sights. Full SN on bottom of bbl. 1916 above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Proper Imperial proofs on bbl, right side of receiver and on toggle assembly. All SN are matching, including checkered walnut grips and orig wood bottom matching mag. Grips have red “9”s which would have been added by a WWI German armorer to indicate caliber in an overzealous interpretation or misunderstanding of the regulation for such marking of 9 mm Mauser C96 pistols in Army service during WWI. This gun is featured on pp. 1092 and 1113 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 95% orig blue with normal sharp edge and corner wear. Scattered areas of light corrosion. Retains 90% orig straw. Corroding on safety lever. Grips are lightly worn, retaining orig color with visible wood grain. Paint in red “9”s is bright. Mag is excellent with little wear to wood bottom and minor areas of light corrosion on body. Bore sharp with light frosting. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52937 BWS3 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 1196

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1197

*◊ DWM 1917 ARTILLERY NAZI-ERA ZaJt REPAIR LUGER.

SN 2585m. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl with multi-position adjustable fine-tune artillery rear sight and full SN on bottom. “1917” date above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Right receiver has orig Imperial proofs and aNazi pattern Eagle/ZaJt stamp (Zeugamt Jingolstadt – Ingolstadt Ordnance Depot), indicating mid-1930 military repair, meaning it was still in service in the Nazi era. All numbered parts on gun are matching down to the firing pin. Checkered walnut grips are unnumbered Nazi proofed replacements which appears to be the only repair made in the 30’s, other than blue. Proper numbered wood bottom mag has numbers that do not match. This gun is featured on pp. 474 and 983 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 95% 30’s era arsenal blue and straw with normal wear and scattered light corrosion. Grips are lightly worn and retain orig color with some wood grain still visible. Mag body has light pitting and wood bottom has chips on knobs. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52940 BWS37 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 1197

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1198

*◊ KRIEGHOFF LATE S CODE LUGER.

SN 3096. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with Eagle/2 proof on bottom. “S” (code for 1936 production) above chamber. “HK/Anchor/KRIEGHOFF/SUHL” on center toggle link. Eagle/2 proofs on toggle assembly and firing pin. Full SN on left side of receiver. Eagle/2 proofs on right side of receiver. Full SN on front of frame. All numbered parts on gun are matching except for extractor which is number “70”. Fine checkered brown plastic grips with wide border. Proper Eagle/2 proofed aluminum bottom Krieghoff mag which is within about 500 numbers of matching. This gun is featured on p. 738 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 93% orig blue with some areas on bbl and right frame rail fading to corrosion. Normal silvering on sharp edges and corners. 60% orig straw. Grips are lightly worn with some minor chips and indents to checkering. Mag is excellent with a few minor dings on bottom. Bore is sharp with frosting. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52992 BWS30 (3,500-6,000) – Lot 1198

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1199

*◊ KREIGHOFF 36 DATE LUGER PISTOL.

SN 4172. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with Eagle/2 proof and Kreighoff SN on bottom. “36” manufacture date above chamber. “HK/Anchor/KRIEGHOFF/SUHL” on center toggle link. Eagle/2 proofs on toggle assembly and right receiver. Brown fine checkered plastic grips with wide border. Numbered parts are matching, except for proper Kreighoff proofed aluminum bottomed mag which has numbers that do not match. This gun is featured in Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 95% orig blue with sharp edge wear and scattered light scratches and corrosion. Straw is 70% with scattered corrosion. Grips are lightly worn with some chips to checkering. Grip screws are worn and marred. Mag is excellent with very little wear. Bore is lightly worn with frosting. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52993 BWS10 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 1199

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1200

*◊ RARE MAUSER LUGER “ÜBUNGSPISTOLE”.

SN 1312. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with no markings or SN. “Üb” above chamber. “S/42” on center toggle link. Toggle assembly links and extractor are SN “22”, as is the sideplate. Receiver has SN “42” on left side. Front of frame is numbered “1312”. Takedown lever, trigger and safety sear are numbered “12”. 4-digit matching number “1312” is on the back of both checkered walnut grips. Left grip has white painted “Üb/A” stamped into checkering. Blued machined FXO mag with plain pinned aluminum bottom. These pistols were made from surplus parts, largely unfinished and left slightly oversized for internal factory use (absence of proof marking) for training of personnel for handling and test firing of production weapons. This gun is featured on p. 1689 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good, mainly unfinished in-the-white, retaining about 20% finish to blued parts (toggle train) and straw with light to moderate pitting overall typical of unfinished weapons. Grips are dark and well worn with marking paint on left grip mark still visible. Mag is corroded on body and has very little wear on aluminum bottom. Bore is sharp with light frosting. Mechanics are sound. 4-52822 BWS21 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1200

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1201
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $6,000-$10,000.

*◊ SUPER RARE LAST MAUSER FACTORY PERSIAN CUT-AWAY LUGER SERIAL NUMBER 50.

SN 50. Cal. 9mm. 4″ cut-away bbl with SN “13” in Farsi on bottom. “G” above cut-away chamber (correct, as these guns were made from reject G date (1935) parts including receivers). Pahlavi Crown proof on right receiver. Proper Mauser factory cuts to receiver and toggle assembly. Front of frame has cut and is numbered “50” in Farsi. These cut-away guns were numbered 1 thru 50, so this is the last one. Other numbered parts on toggle assembly, receiver and frame are numbered “50” in Farsi. Mauser factory cuts to show inner workings are also on sideplate, frame, trigger and checkered walnut grips. Non-matching Persian aluminum bottom mag with 4-digit Farsi SN. This gun is featured on pp. 561, 778 and 1097 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 97% orig blue with normal wear on sharp edges and corners. A few scattered light scratches and a small ding on the rear grip strap. Orig straw is 90%. Grips are sharp, retaining orig color with attractive wood grain. Mag is excellent with small dings on aluminum bottom. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52891 BWS29 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 1201

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1202

*◊ VERY RARE DWM 1906 ROYAL PORTUGUESE NAVY LUGER.

SN 262. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with full SN on bottom. Crown/Anchor above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Small MP proofed on left receiver. All numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips, grip safety. Correct wood bottom mag with “Cal. 9m/m” stamped on bottom. This gun is featured on pp. 307, 571, and 679 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining about 97% blue with restoration to grip straps. Sharp edges and corners have normal wear. Straw parts have been restrawed to 97% with some corrosion on right side of mag release button. Grips are oil soaked and have light wear with a few dents and chips to checkering and wood grain that is still visible. Mag is in excellent condition with very little wear. Bore has light wear with frosting. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52863 BWS5 (5,000-7,500) – Lot 1202

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1203

*◊ VICKERS DUTCH EAST INDIES ARMY M11 LUGER.

SN 9746. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with full SN on bottom and “1930” on top. “GS” on top indicates that it was replaced and numbered by the Geweermakers School in 1930. Indonesian 5-point star (post-independence Indonesian Army (Tentara Nasional Indonesia) mark) above chamber. “VICKERS/LTD” on center toggle link. Crown/V proofs on each of the toggle links. All numbered parts are matching. “RUST” marked safety. Extractor marked GELADEN both sides. Grip safety. Dutch brass unit plaque soldered on left frame stamped “2-R.H.XXI/1”. Dutch coarse checkered walnut grips. Proper Dutch wood bottom mag with retaining metal spring clip. This gun is featured on p. 654 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine, retains 75% Dutch Arsenal blue with normal sharp edge and corner wear and scattered corrosion with grip strap and grip safety that are turning brown. 20% Dutch Arsenal straw with corrosion overall. Grips are sharp and show wood grain. Right grip is loose. Mag is excellent with very little wear overall. Bore is worn and lightly pitted. Mechanics are fine. 4-52879 BWS25 (3,000-5,500) – Lot 1203

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1204

*◊ EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION DWM 1906 DUTCH EAST INDIES ARMY M11 VARIATION II LUGER.

SN 2994. Cal. 9mm. 4″ Dutch bbl with full SN on bottom and “1939” date on top. DWM scroll on center toggle link. 3-digit matching SN on each toggle assembly link. Crown/W (Dutch Queen Wilhelmina proof) on left receiver. “RUST” marked safety. Extractor marked GELADEN both sides. 3-digit matching SN on sear bar and receiver stop lug. 2-digit matching SN on takedown lever and trigger. 3-digit matching SN on grip safety. Left side of frame has Dutch soldered-on brass unit identification plaque stamped “St.-inf.VIII/6”. Proper Dutch wood bottom mag with retaining spring clip. Checkered walnut grips with full 4-digit matching SN on backs of each. This gun is featured on pp. 558 and 573 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Top condition for a Dutch Luger, retains 93% orig Dutch Arsenal blue with fading on sideplate and scattered light corrosion. Dutch Arsenal straw is 85%. Grips are lightly worn with visible wood grain. Mag is near new with very little wear overall. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52875 BWS24 (3,000-4,500) – Lot 1204

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1205

*◊ DWM DUTCH NAVY P.08 (PISTOOL NO. 1) LUGER.

SN 349. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with Crown/N over full SN on bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Horizontal Crown/N on left side of breechblock. “RUST” marked safety. Extractor marked GELADEN both sides as Army M11 pistols. Vertical Crown/N and 2-digit SN on left of receiver. All numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips have matching numbers penciled on back. Black plastic bottom mag. This gun is featured in Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 95% Dutch Arsenal blue and straw with scattered light scratches and corrosion. Grip straps have started to fade. Grips are lightly worn with some chips and indents to checkering. Mag retains 95% blue with some light corrosion. Bottom is lightly worn with no cracks. Bore is bright and sharp with traces of light frosting. Mechanics are fine. 4-52883 BWS28 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 1205

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1206

*◊ RARE JAPANESE MARKED MILITARY CONTRACT MAUSER 1940 42 CODE LUGER.

SN 1578d. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with 4-digit SN on bottom, Eagle/655 on left side, Nazi eagle on right side and Japanese characters on top. Chrysanthemum over 1940 date above chamber. Japanese markings are underneath orig Mauser blue. “42” (code for Mauser) on center toggle link. Full SN on front of frame. Eagle/655 proofs on right receiver. All numbered parts on gun are matching down to the firing pin. Checkered walnut grips are unnumbered with Eagle/655 proofs. Proper aluminum bottom Eagle/63 proofed mag has numbers that do not match. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 95% orig blue with normal sharp edge and corner wear. Grip straps are fading to brown. Grips are sharp with minor chips and dings to checkering. Wood grain is visible. There is a chip on left grip under safety lever. Mag body has 70% orig blue and aluminum bottom is lightly worn with a few minor dings. Bore is lightly worn and frosting. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52897 BWS26 (3,000-4,500) – Lot 1206

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1207

*◊ 1940 SWEDISH COMMERCIAL MAUSER BARREL TRADE MARK LUGER WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.

SN 7678w. Cal. 30 Luger. 4″ bbl with 4-digit SN on bottom and “Kal. 7,65” on left side of bbl. “1940” above chamber. Mauser Barrel on center toggle link. Left receiver and breechblock are Eagle/N proofed. Full SN on front of frame. All numbered parts are matching, including military proofed checkered walnut grips and orig aluminum bottom mag. This gun is featured in Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 70% original finish with fading on frame rails, frame flats and gripstraps. Grips are lightly worn and retain orig color with distinctive wood grain. Grip screws are worn to metal. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52810 BWS20 (2,000-2,750) – Lot 1207

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1208

*◊ RARE EARLY K DATE MAUSER LUGER SUB-VARIATION 1 SERIAL NUMBER 40.

SN 40. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with full SN on bottom, “O/37” proof on upper left and droop wing eagle on right side. “K” (code for 1934 manufacture) above chamber. Fraktur “S/42” (code for Mauser manufacture) on center toggle link. Fraktur “S” on all parts. Full SN “40” on front of frame. All numbered parts on gun are matching down to the firing pin. Checkered walnut grips have Fraktur “S”s and matching numbers on backs of both. “K” date aluminum bottom mag has “0/37” proof and Roman “S” on bottom but no SN. This is the lowest numbered “K” date Dr. Sturgess encountered during the research of his book. This gun is featured on pp. 469, 632, 738, 1110 and 1119 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 90% orig blue with proper high polish deep blue on toggle assembly and sideplate. Normal wear on sharp edges and corners with scattered corrosion and grip straps that are fading to brown. Orig straw 75% with areas of light corrosion. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked with wood grain still visible. Mag is excellent with light wear on bottom and scratches inside the left knob. Bore is lightly worn with frosting. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52954 BWS32 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 1208

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1209

*◊ MAUSER G DATE LUGER WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.

SN 1863d. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with 4-digit SN on bottom. “G” (code for 1935) above chamber. “S/42” (code for Mauser manufacture) on center toggle link. Eagle/211 and S/92 proofs on right receiver. All numbered parts are matching, including checkered walnut grips and orig mag. This gun is featured on pp. 612, 738 and 1119 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Retains 90% blue with normal holster wear on sharp edges and corners with gripstraps that are fading to brown. 75% orig straw with scattered light corrosion. Grips have light wear and retain orig color with visible wood grain. Mag is excellent with some minor dings on bottom. Bore is sharp with light frosting. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52960 BWS9 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 1209

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1210

*◊ LUFTWAFFE KÜ 41 42 CODE LUGER.

SN Kü3507. Cal. 9mm. 4″ unnumbered bbl with the Eagle/655 proof on upper left over an Eagle/LZA (“Luftwaffenzeugamt” that stands for Air Force Ordnance Depot) on left side. “41” (1941 manufacture) above chamber. “42” (code for Mauser manufacture) on center toggle link. Full SN with KÜ prefix on left receiver. Eagle/LZA on right receiver and left side of breechblock. 4-digit SN on front of frame. All numbered parts are matching, including checkered walnut grips which have full 4-digit SN on the backs of each. Unnumbered black plastic bottom FXO mag. This gun is featured on p. 502 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 97% orig blue with normal sharp edge wear and areas of minor pitting on sideplate and left frame flat. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked with wood grain still visible. Mag body has scattered corrosion and black plastic bottom has light wear with no cracks. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52996 BWS27 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 1210

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1211

*◊ NAVY MAUSER 1938 S/42 LUGER.

SN 143n. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with 3-digit SN on bottom. “1938” date above chamber. “S/42” (code for Mauser manufacture) on center toggle link. Eagle/63 proofs on front of right receiver. Numbered parts on gun are matching down to firing pin. Checkered walnut grips with numbers that do not match. Front grip strap marked “O.3739” (Ostsee (Baltic) Navy Station weapon number 3739). Unnumbered aluminum bottom Eagle/63 proofed mag with small “42” on bottom. This gun is featured on p. 470 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 85% orig blue with scattered corrosion that is fading to brown on grip straps. Grips are worn and oil soaked with dings and chips to checkering. Wood grain is still visible. There is a large chip missing under safety lever on left grip. Mag retains 90% on body and there are some light nicks and dings on bottom. Bore is worn and pitted. Mechanics are sound. 4-52912 BWS42 (2,000-3,500) – Lot 1211

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1212

*◊ MAUSER 1936 S/42 GERMAN WWII ISSUE LUGER.

SN 6997l. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with 4-digit SN on bottom and Eagle/63 proof on upper left. “1936” date above chamber. “S/42” (code for Mauser manufacture) on center toggle link. 4-digit SN on left receiver. Eagle/63 proofs on right receiver. Rear toggle link has scriptic “S” on bottom (left over from K-date production). Numbered parts on gun are matching down to the firing pin. Checkered walnut grips. Proper letter suffix aluminum bottom Eagle/63 proofed mag with numbers that do not match. This gun is featured on pp. 469, 470, 612 and 801 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 93% orig blue with normal corner and sharp edge wear that is corroding. Grip straps are corroding to brown. Orig straw is 60%. Grips are worn and oil soaked dark. Mag body has spots of corrosion and spots of pitting on body. Bottom has very little wear. Bore is worn with light pitting. Mechanics are fine. 4-52965 BWS47 (1,750-2,750) – Lot 1212

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1213

*◊ ERFURT 1914 MILITARY LUGER WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.

SN 9082a. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with 4-digit SN on bottom and Imperial proof marks on upper left side. “1914” date above chamber. Crown/ERFURT on center toggle link. Imperial proofs on breechblock. 4-digit SN on left receiver. Imperial proofs on front of right receiver. Full SN on front of frame. Imperial proof on trigger guard. Tiny Imperial proofs on almost all parts. All numbered parts are matching down to firing pin and orig wood bottom mag. Matching numbered checkered walnut grips. This gun is featured on p. 714 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 95% orig blue that is faded. Sideplate is starting to brown. 40% orig straw with scattered light corrosion. Grips are sharp and retain orig color. Mag is very good with minor chips on wood bottom. Bore is sharp with light frosting. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52929 BWS45 (1,500-2,650) – Lot 1213

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1214

*◊ SU38 DWM 1920 COMMERCIAL LUGER CONVERTED TO MILITARY P.08.

SN 1704r. Cal. 9mm. 4″ Mauser bbl with “S/42” and 4-digit SN on bottom next to Nazi eagle proof. DWM on center toggle link. Vertical Crown/N and 4-digit SN on left receiver. Eagle/HZaJt18 (mark of Inspector No 18, Heereszeugamt Jngolstadt (Army Arsenal, Ingolstadt)) next to “Su/38” (Inspector No. 38, Spandau Arsenal) on right receiver. Military SN placement added to existing matching Commercial SNs. All numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Plain wood bottom mag. This gun is featured on p. 476 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 90% blue with scattered corrosion and light pitting. Grip straps are fading to brown. 25% orig straw that is brighter on the right side. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked. Wood grain is barely visible. Mag has spots of corrosion on body and crack wood bottom that is also chipped. Bore is worn and pitted. Mechanics are fine. 4-52950 BWS49 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 1214

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1215

*◊ MAUSER BYF 41 WWII GERMAN ISSUE LUGER.

SN 2659r. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with 4-digit SN and British proof on bottom. “41” (manufactured in 1941) above chamber. “byf” (code for Mauser manufacture) on center toggle link. British proofs on toggle assembly and receiver. Eagle/655 proofs on right receiver. Left receiver has 4-digit SN. Full SN on front of frame. Numbered parts on gun are matching down to the firing pin. Checkered walnut grips. Proper aluminum bottom machine “fxo” mag with numbers that do not match. This gun is featured on pp. 471 and 1087 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 85% orig blue with scattered light pitting. Grips are oil soaked and worn with dents and chips to checkering. Wood grain is barely visible. Mag body retains 95% orig blue with scattered spots of pitting. Aluminum bottom shows little wear. Bore is worn with light pitting. Mechanics are fine. 4-52969 BWS53 (1,250-1,850) – Lot 1215

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1216

*VEB ERNST THALMANN MANUFACTURE EAST GERMAN POLICE LUGER WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.

SN N1087. Cal. 9mm. 4″ (DDR) Crown/N proofed bbl with DDR proof date 853 (August 1953). Full SN over DDR State/Eagle and (DDR) Crown/U proof on left receiver. Breechblock has old numbers that are etched out. Middle and rear toggle link have (DDR) Crown/U proofs and matching SN. East German eagle and Crown/U proof on left frame rail. Matching numbers on trigger and takedown lever. Full matching number on front of frame. No lanyard loop on rear. No milled well on back of frame. Red dot in lower safety position. “GESICHERT” marked on upper position. No stock lug. Checkered brown plastic grips with concentric circles. Orig matching numbered aluminum bottomed mag with machined aluminum body stamped “2-1001”. One of very few (reportedly less than 100) new manufactured pistols produced in the old Haenel plant (VEB Ernst Thalmann) in 1953 that utilized the orig Krieghoff tooling to make a number of new parts, that differ in detail from WWII production components. This gun is featured on p. 804 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 98% orig blue with light wear on sharp edges. Grips are sharp with orig bright finish. Mag has 98% blue on body and very little wear on aluminum bottom. Bore is bright with light wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-53002 BWS7 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1216

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1217

*◊ RARE WAR TIME PRODUCTION DWM 9MM BASEL POLICE LUGER W/HOLSTER.

SN 76062. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with full SN. Crown/N proof and British proof marks on bottom of bbl. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Crown/P British proofs on toggle assembly and on right rear frame opposite safety lever. Horizontal Crown/N proof on left receiver. Orig new pattern post 1916 cutaway style sear bar. Full circa 1916 5-digit SN on front of frame. Checkered light wood grips. Proper plain wood bottom mag. All numbered parts are matching. This pistol is in the documented serial number range supplied to the Basel police immediately after WWI and is offered with the correct Basel Police pattern black leather holster. This gun is featured on pp. 526, 527 and 574 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains 95% orig blue. 85% orig straw with light corrosion. Grips are lightly worn and retain orig color. There is a period repair of a chip under the safety lever on left grip. Mag body is corroded and the bottom has a few minor chips. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent.Holster is very fine. 4-52794 BWS14 (2,500-3,750) – Lot 1217

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1218

*◊ ULTRA RARE 1920 SCHUTZPOLIZEI DUSSELDORF POLICE REWORK LUGER WITH INTACT WALTHER MAGAZINE SAFETY.

SN 8901r. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with British proofs, Crown/N and 4-digit SN on bottom. “1920” above British proof on chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Horizontal Crown/N on breechblock. Toggle assembly links are British proofed. Crown/N and 4-digit SN on left receiver. Sear bar is Eagle/6 proofed. Hold open added. Sear safety bar is missing. Orig Walther magazine safety is intact and functioning to block the trigger when magazine is removed (almost 100% of these mag safeties were deactivated by cutting off the front end of the mechanism under a decree of May 1937). Front of frame has full -r range SN. All numbered parts are matching, including wood bottom Police issue mag. Front grip strap is stamped “S.D.VI.861.” (Schutzpolizei Dusseldorf, 6 Kommando, Weapon 861). Checkered walnut grips. This gun is featured on pp. 1126 and 1164 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 95% Police Arsenal blue and straw with normal wear, corroding in a few spots. Grips are moderately worn and oil soaked, retaining some orig color. Mag body has light corrosion and wood bottom is moderately worn. Bore is worn with light pitting. Mechanics are sound. 4-52972 BWS35 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 1218

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1219

*◊ COMPLETE 1921 BERLIN POLICE LUGER RIG WITH MATCHING MAGAZINES, HOLSTER AND TOOL.

SN 83293a. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with Crown/N over full SN (without added “8”) on bottom. “1921” date above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. 4-digit SN with added “8” below horizontal Crown/N on left receiver. Flat Schiwy sear safety. Full SN with added “8” on front of frame (“8″s were added to the front of 4-digit SN military guns in 1921 to make them look like Commercial range guns in accordance with the Versailles Treaty). All numbered parts are matching on gun except for hold-open and firing pin which are mismatched. Checkered walnut grips. Front strap is stamped “S.B.” (Schutzpolizei Berlin). Orig matching star “S” proofed aluminum bottom mags are numbered “1” and “2”. Mag “1” is also unit marked incorrectly “B.S. 469” (Berlin Police, weapon number 469). This gun is featured on pp. 629, 1124 and 1298 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. In a black 1917 date Luger Artillery holster, with brown back, that has been converted to Police P.08 spec with upstrap and has “S.B.” and matching numbers to gun on back. Orig takedown tool also has matching numbers. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 97% orig Arsenal blue and straw with light wear on sharp edges and corners. Front grip strap is starting to fade. Grips are lightly worn and retain orig color with visible wood grain. Bore is sharp with light frosting. Mechanics are fine. Mags are excellent with normal wear and light corrosion. Takedown tool retains 50% blue. Holster is very good with some cracking on lid and a hole next to stud in lid. Upstrap is starting to crack through. 4-52975 BWS55 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 1219

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1220

*◊ 1939 MAUSER BANNER EAGLE/C POLICE LUGER.

SN 1722w. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with 4-digit SN on bottom. “1939” date above chamber. Mauser Barrel Trade Mark on center toggle link. Horizontal Crown/U proof over 4-digit SN on left receiver. Police Eagle/C proof on right receiver. All numbered parts on gun are matching. Proper unnumbered checkered walnut grips. Eagle/63 proofed aluminum bottom mag with numbers that do not match. This gun is featured in Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 95% orig blue with normal sharp edge wear with light corrosion and scattered light scratches. Grip straps are fading. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked with wood grain still visible. Mag has a dent on body that retains 97% orig blue and minor dings on bottom. Bore is bright and sharp with very light frosting. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52985 BWS34 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 1220

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1221

*◊ WEIMAR ERA PRUSSIAN POLICE REWORK LUGER WITH NAVY RECEIVER.

SN 310r. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with Eagle/3 over 3-digit SN on bottom and Eagle/33 on upper left. “1916” date above chamber. Crown/Erfurt on center toggle link. Imperial proof on rear toggle link. Left receiver has Crown/M proofs. This gun was made in the Weimar era out of available parts including a 1916 DWM Navy receiver and an Erfurt toggle. Mismatched parts were numbered to match, as orig numbers are still visible under matching numbers on breechblock and trigger. Sear safety. Deactivated mag safety. Checkered walnut grips are “S/42” and Eagle/154 proofed on back with 3-digit matching SN. Aluminum bottom Eagle/6 proofed mag with numbers that do not match. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Retains 98% orig Arsenal blue with light wear on sharp edges. Orig Arsenal straw is 97% with some minor dings on takedown lever. Grips are lightly worn and retain orig color with distinctive wood grain. Mag is excellent with very little wear. Bore is sharp with light frosting. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52978 BWS33 (2,000-3,500) – Lot 1221

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1222

*◊ RARE SIMSON S CODE POLICE LUGER.

SN 576a. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with 3-digit SN on bottom and Eagle/6 on upper left and Eagle proof on upper right. Partial Eagle proof on extractor. “S” (code for Simson) on Eagle/33 proofed center toggle link. All numbered parts on gun are matching down to the firing pin. Simson Eagle/6 proofs on almost every part. Sear safety. Eagle/6, Eagle/81 and Eagle/67 proofs on right receiver. Nazi proofed checkered walnut grips. Eagle/63 proofed “S/42” marked aluminum bottom mag with numbers that do not match. This gun is featured on p. 467 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 98% Police Arsenal blue and straw. Grips are oil soaked dark and checkering is very lightly worn with some dings and chips to checkering. Mag body retains 70% blue with corrosion. Aluminum bottom has light nicks and dings and the front pin is missing. Top of mag button is broken. Bore is sharp with frosting. Mechanics are sound. 4-52945 BWS36 (2,000-3,500) – Lot 1222

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1223

*◊ -u RANGE DWM/MAUSER PRUSSIAN POLICE SNEAK LUGER.

SN 4331u. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with full SN on bottom and drooped wing eagle on right side. Unmarked chamber and toggle. Rear toggle link has 2-digit matching number. Left side of breechblock has drooped wing eagle. Right receiver has Eagle/WaA66 and drooped wing eagle proof. Sear safety. Deactivated mag safety. Full U range SN on front of frame. Numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Haenel Schmeisser Eagle/L proofed Police mag with numbers that are less than 400 numbers away. This gun is featured on pp. 468, 612, 704, 750 and 1119 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 97% Police Arsenal blue and straw with normal light wear on sharp edges and corners. Grips are oil soaked with checkering that is lightly worn and wood grain that is still visible. Mag is excellent with minor wear. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52981 BWS31 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1223

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1224

*◊ BANGKOK POLICE MARKED DWM 1906 DUTCH EAST INDIES ARMY M11 LUGER.

SN 1738. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with British proofs and full SN on bottom. “1937” date on top. DWM scroll on center toggle link. British proofs on toggle assembly and receiver. Crown/W on right receiver. Full SN and British proofs on front of frame. “Mgd.Tmi./143” Dutch Indies Unit mark on brass plaque on left side of frame. “RUST” marked safety, extractor GELADEN marked both sides. Numbered parts on frame are matching to bbl and receiver. Toggle assembly is mismatched with number “47”s. “GS” marked toggle pin. Coarse checkered walnut grips have 4-digit SNs that match the frame. Sideplate and trigger are unnumbered Ordnance replacements. Siamese lion’s head followed by “505” in Thai numerals (Bangkok Police, weapon number 505) on back of frame. This pistol was acquired by the Bangkok police after its service in Indonesia and bears a Thai Bangkok Police property number above those of the Mauser Thai contract pistols which run up to approximately 500. Proper Dutch wood bottom mag with retaining spring clip. This gun is featured on pp. 562 and 573 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 70% Dutch Arsenal blue with scattered light pitting. 10% straw is visible and is corroded overall. Grips are worn and oil soaked dark. Mag is very good with an area of pitting on body and wood bottom is very good with some minor dings. Bore has light wear and light pitting. Mechanics are sound. 4-52872 BWS44 (1,500-2,750) – Lot 1224

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1225

*◊ DWM 1921 DATE REICHSWEHR ISSUE LUGER.

SN 85260. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with full SN on bottom. Eagle proof on top. “1921” date above chamber. Early Reichswehr military inspection stamps Eagle/WaA4, Eagle/WaA4, Eagle/Ar.A.4 to right receiver. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Full SN on left receiver. On bbl, front of frame and left receiver “8”s were added to front of 4-digit SN to give the appearance of 5-digit Commercial SN during the early Versailles restriction period. Numbered parts on gun are matching except for firing pin. “6./A.R.2.11.” (Reichswehr issue unit mark identified from the 1923 marking regulation as 6th Battery, 2nd Artillery Regiment, Weapon no. 11) on frontstrap. Corresponding “6. 11.” on back of frame. Checkered walnut grips. Wood bottom mag with numbers that do not match. This gun is featured on pp. 534 and 576 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 85% orig blue with normal wear. Sideplate and grip straps are fading to brown. Straw is 10%. Grips are worn and oil soaked. Mag body has scattered corrosion. Wood bottom has very little wear. Bore is worn with light pitting. Mechanics are sound. 4-52932 BWS48 (1,000-1,650) – Lot 1225

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1226

MASSIVE WESTTHURINGEN DOUBLE BARREL FLARE GUN, LATE KRIEGSMARINE, WITH WOOD FOREARM.

SN 348. Cal 27mm. Imposing double barrel flare gun with 9″ bbls and wood forearm. Striking combination of black anodized bbl and frame with stainless steel small parts. Top of bbls proofed Eagle and an encircled “4”. Left frame is maker coded “eeu” (Liefergemeinschaft Westthuringen) within a rectangle over the low SN 348. The year “43” and the Kreigsmarine acceptance, Eagle/MIII/3, are also on the left frame, to which is affixed a safety with control markings “Sicher” and “Feuer”. Top of frame is marked with a “L” and “R” for the selector along with the words “Doppel Schuss” (double shot). Smooth wood forearm with forward restraint and checkered wood grips. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Original, 90-95% black anodized finish that has assumed a purplish tone. Noticeable rub marks on top and bottom of each bbl near the muzzle. High point wear and slight thinning with a few scattered dings. Mild staining of the stainless steel small parts. Commensurate handling marks on forend and grips that have age appropriate darkening and bright bores that need cleaning. Perfect manual function. 4-52731 LMA38 (2,000-3,500) – Lot 1226

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1227

*◊ PHENOMENAL PROTOTYPE WALTHER WITH TOGGLE ACTION & HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE.

SN 104. Cal. 9mm Parabellum. Unique Walther with 4-1/4″ bbl having a ramped dovetailed front sight & a fixed rear sight integral with the rear toggle link. The pistol uses a delayed blowback action with fixed barrel, the powerful mainsoring lying under and parallel to the bolt/toggle axis, actuated by a cam horn projection below the rear toggle link. Walther banner over the chamber with full Zella-Mehlis address on left side of the receiver specifying CAL 9m/m. The “104” appearing on the left tang was applied for purpose of importation, matching the original SN of the pistol as applied to the bottom of the magazine spine. The main components are salt blued with purple toning of the toggle train reflecting its hardened surface. Mounted on the left side of the frame is a vertical safety bar that when rotated back blocks the trigger. The frame is unusually broad to house a double column magazine, that is released at the base. The magazine follower is grooved and the spine drilled with four indicator holes marked “4”, “8”, “12”, and “16”. The floorplate is secured by a central pin, as per the more modern FN GP35 magazines. Single piece wrap-around walnut grip with broadly checkered side panels, made to slide up onto the frame, then secured with a transverse pin (no screws). PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Illustrated in The Borchardt and Luger Automatic Pistols . CONDITION: Approx 95% orig salt blue with most wear on frontstrap. Extractor, safety & other small parts that were orig fire blue have largely faded to a pleasantly toned blue/grey. No evidence of touch up. Magazine is in the same condition as pistol as is the wrap-around grip with only a few minor handling marks, no cracks or chips. Bright, near mirror bore with strong rifling. Magazine needs to be supported to reliably keep the toggle up; manual mechanics otherwise perfect. This extraordinary Walther has been well known in collector’s circles for decades, now illustrated in TBLAP. A truly phenomenal gun, the only toggle action pistol made by Walther, sure to be a centerpiece in the most advanced collection. 4-53051 LMA114 (50,000-75,000) – Lot 1227

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1228
Revised: 10/6/2014

There is a small tight old stress crack near the rear of the slide cover.

*◊ EXTRAORDINARY WALTHER ARMEE PISTOLE WITH LONG BARREL, MATCHING MAGAZINE, ALLOY FRAME, & ORIGINAL STOCK.

SN 10. Cal. 9mm. Walther only made 10 long bbl shoulder stocked Armee pistols for military review before production of the standard 4 5″ barreled APs. Only very rarely is such a gun offered for sale, particularly in such high condition. As true for all of these early pistols, it has 7-7/8″ bbl with a ramped drift adjustable front sight and a 2-position rear sight. The reinforced AP slide has a 2-line address on the left side marked “Waffenfabrik Walther Zella Mehlis (Thur) / (Walther Banner) Armee-Pistole Cal. 9m-m.” The right side of the slide is marked “Walther’s Patent”. Most unusual in having an alloy frame, generally considered a later development. This all matching gun is serial numbered on the right side of the bbl, right side of locking lug, takedown lever, and right side of frame. Fitted with crisply checkered wood panels, each internally numbered “46” (crossed out), “12” (penciled out), and then “10” in pencil. All AP pistols in the series were shipped with two magazines that were numbered individually. In this case, the pistol would have been issued with magazine #010-19 (present) and #010-20 (absent). Complete with orig stock made from two pieces of wood having the levered lug that snugly attaches to the tang. Consignor states that stock hinge is numbered 6 internally, though no numbers are externally visible on the stock or lug. Complete with possibly unique orig canvas carrier. PROVENANCE: Ex-Visser collection; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Superb 98% orig salt blue bbl and slide. Anodized frame with very slight thinning on the front strap. Comparable condition fire-blued safety. Grip panels with orig varnish, deep crisp checkering, in same condition as the balance of the pistol. Mirror bore and perfect manual mechanics. Stock is nearly new with light unstained wood showing no cracks or chips. Untouched salt blue lug and hinge are in the same exemplary condition as is the canvas carrier. One of the most charismatic Walther pistols in existence with important military history, and the forefather of the P38. 4-52094 LMA68 (75,000-100,000) – Lot 1228

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1229

*◊ EXTREMELY RARE WALTHER ARMEEPISTOLE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.

SN 028. Cal. 9 mm. Blue finish with 5″ bbl, dovetailed barleycorn front sight and fixed rear sight on top of slide. Slide has internal extractor. Mounted with 2-pc checkered walnut grips, matching numbered to this pistol. Accompanied by one matching numbered magazine “028-56”. In the mid 30’s the German military began searching for a less expensive military sidearm to replace the venerable P-08 Luger pistol. One of the first prototypes was the Walther Armeepistole about 50 of which pistols were produced in 1936 with every one being slightly different, this being the forerunner of the eventual design competition winner, the P38 pistol. Only a few are known today outside of museum collections and this is one of the finest examples extant. This pistol is pictured on pg 1049 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols, Gortz & Sturgess, figure 15-14. Very few of these pistols are currently found in the United States. PROVENANCE: Ex-Kramer Collection; Ex-Abermann Collection; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Overall retains about 99% brilliant, high polish blue with crisp clear markings. Grips are crisp, showing only light diamond point wear and a couple of chipped diamonds on the right side. Magazine is equally new with only one small wear spot on the top right and shows having been loaded but not excessively. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore with very minor, very light frosting in the grooves. 4-53065 (35,000-65,000) – Lot 1229

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1230

*◊ FABULOUS, NEAR NEW, WALTHER MODEL HP, SINGLE ACTION, 7.65MM.

SN 3214. Cal. 7.65mm. Walther Model HP in 7.65mm with unique single action mechanism and orig target grips. 4-7/8″ bbl with white painted front sight. Red painted rear sight with overlying white paint. Left side of slide with usual high polished Walther MOD HP address having the added “7.65mm”. Eagle/N proofing on right side of slide and frame. SN 3214 appears on right side of frame, under the bbl, inside the slide and under the correct locking lug (214). Correct Walther grips are each internally penciled with “5”, a separate assembly number that is additionally repeated on the locking block. Blued commercial mag marked “P38” on left side near base. Presented in a non-factory oak case with brass fittings, lined in green felt, that is compartmentalized for accessories, now including two cleaning rods and a Walther marked patch tin. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Virtually new Walther HP with at least 99% bright orig finish. Slight fading on the leading edge of the left side of slide and with a few minute scratches on the right side. No wear or thinning under the trigger guard, front strap or under the tang. Factory orig grips retaining nearly all varnish. Minimal discoloration of the sharp checkering and nearly perfect slot in grip screw. Comparable condition correct magazine. The presentation case and accessories, nicely complementing the pistol, are in very good to excellent condition. It would be very difficult to upgrade this fantastic pistol. 4-52635 LMA14 (22,500-30,000) – Lot 1230

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1231

*◊ RARE P38, FIRST ISSUE ZERO SERIES, INTERNAL EXTRACTOR.

SN 0409. Cal. 9mmP. Extremely desirable first issue zero series P38 with concealed extractor, square firing pin, thick safety lever and small lanyard loop. Standard 4-7/8″ bbl with drift adjustable front sight and fixed rear sight. Left side of slide marked with Walther banner, P38 and SN 0409 that is repeated on the bbl, locking block (409), on left side of frame and on the inner surface of each grip panel (409). Safety markings “S” highlighted in white, “F” highlighted in red. Eagle/359 Walther acceptance marks on all the usual parts. Trigger has been neatly repaired, showing minimal heat related discoloration. Correct checkered black plastic grips and later unnumbered mag marked “P38” on the left side and struck with a double eagle/359 acceptance on the spine. PROVENANCE: Illustrated TBLAP, Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Crisp and all orig first issue zero series P38 with at least 95% bright blue. Most wear on the right slide behind the serrations, left side of the exposed hammer and under the tang. Correct matching grips and later mag in the same condition as the rest of the pistol. Mirror bore with strong rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. 4-52661 LMA13 (8,500-12,500) – Lot 1231

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1232

*◊ HIGHLY DESIRABLE WALTHER P38 480 CODE, FIRST VARIATION.

SN 113. Cal. 9mm. Walther P38, 480 code, with 4-7/8″ bbl. The left slide is marked “P. 38″, “480″ followed by full SN. SN and Eagle/359 on left side of frame with “480” on the trigger guard web. Exposed extractor and round firing pin. Military Eagle/359 proofs on slide cover, left hammer, safety, transfer bar, and on each of the black phenolic serrated grips, the left panel having the matching SN. All numbered parts, including locking block, are matching. Early small lanyard loop. Magazine has an Eagle/135 acceptance on spine and is P38 marked on the left side with an unmarked base. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining nearly 98% bright orig blue with sharp edge wear and a few light handling marks. Comparable condition front strap. Bright bore with strong rifling and mild oxidation. Perfect manual mechanics. One of the better 480 code P38s to be offered at auction. 4-52657 LMA24 (5,000-7,500) – Lot 1232

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1233
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $5,000-$7,500.

*◊ MAUSER P38 WITH SHORT BARREL.

SN 4561z. Cal. 9mm. Mauser P38 made in 1944, with a short 3-1/16″ bbl. Sometimes referenced as the “Gestapo” model. Other features as per usual production. Front sight is drift adjustable and the rear sight is fixed. Left side of slide marked “P38/byf 44” followed by the SN. Right side of the slide is marked with the triad of Mauser acceptances that includes a double Eagle/WaA135 that is repeated on the right side of the matching locking block. Full SN and another WaA135 is on the left side of the frame. Dark chocolate Bakelite grips. Mag is marked “jvd” on the left and “P38/U” on the right with an unmarked base. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, nearly 95% orig condition with a barely discernible interface between the bbl band and bbl. Consignor states that barrel/foresight band interface has been X-ray, fluorescent dye penetrant and ultrasonic crack tested to establish that the barrel/foresight band is a solid monolithic component, not an aftermarket assembly. Muzzle crown has oxidation appropriate to balance of pistol. Slide and safety have sharp edge wear and there is mild thinning of frontstrap. Excellent orig grips. Comparable condition mag wall with a dented and oxidized floorplate. 4-52642 LMA45 (3,500-7,500) – Lot 1233

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1234

*◊ MAUSER P38, SVW 45, DUAL TONE, NAZI MARKINGS.

SN 5928e. Cal. 9mm. Mauser P38 with 4-7/8″ bbl. Left slide marked “P38, SVW 45” followed by the SN 5928e. The right side of the slide marked with the usual triad of Mauser proofs with the Eagle/WaA135 that appears on the left side of bbl and frame and the right side of locking block. Typical dual tone finish with blued bbl, safety, rear sight and takedown lever, the balance having been phosphated. Nicely marked “S” and “F” safety indicators. Disassembly shows all matching parts, including the locking block. Correct black phenolic grips without internal markings. Blued “jvd” marked mag. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: At least 95% orig salt blue and phosphate finish with sharp edge wear, slight thinning of the right slide and fading of the phosphate on hammer. Comparable condition frontstrap and grips. Reasonably bright bore with shallow rifling and mild oxidation. Perfect manual mechanics. 4-52643 LMA25 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1234

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1235

*◊ WALTHER HP, SWEDISH CONTRACT.

SN H1557. Cal. 9mm. Swedish contract P38 with 4-7/8″ bbl, drift adjustable front sight and standard rear sight. Left side of slide marked with Walther banner and usual 2-line address suffixed by “Mod.HP”. Crown/N proofing on right side of slide, bbl, locking block and frame. Disassembly shows all matching numbers except the slide, that is numbered 1517, undoubtedly a factory oversight. Squared firing pin and orig grips with circular lanyard cut-out as correct for this variation. Later matte finish mag devoid of any markings. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Orig 97-98% high polish blue finish with dings around the front sight base, particularly on the right side, as often true for this pistol. Trigger guard and frontstrap in the same condition as the sides of the pistol. Comparable condition orig grips with usual internal impressions. Near excellent mag. Mirror bore with strong rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. 4-53063 LMA49 (1,750-2,500) – Lot 1235

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1236

*◊ WALTHER MOD P38, LATE PRODUCTION.

SN 24925. Cal. 9mm. This late production model P38 has a 4-7/8″ bbl. Left slide is marked with Walther banner, the usual 2-line Walther address and “Mod.P38”. Right side of slide and the right side of frame are marked Eagle/N and the full SN. On disassembly, all numbers are matching including the locking block, numbered 925, and marked with an Eagle/N. Orig dual tone finish with a plum bbl and trigger, other components blued. Noticeable mill marks and rough finish as correct for this late variation Mod P38. Orig brown Bakelite grips with correct internal impressions. “jvd” mag marked “P38/U” on the right side. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Orig 75-80% blue with thinning and toning from moderate use. No evidence of touch-up. Excellent grips without chips or splits. Comparable condition mag. Bright bore with sharp rifling and mild frosting. 4-52647 LMA26 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 1236

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1237

*◊ WALTHER P38 AC, 40 ADDED WITH AC ON TRIGGER GUARD.

SN 2811a. Cal. 9mm. Scarce Walther P38 AC with date 40 added with 4-7/8″ bbl. Matching slide, bbl and frame, locking block numbered “856f”. Usual Walther eagle/359 acceptance markings on right slide, bbl and left frame. British proofs under bbl and on forward frame extension. Redipped blue and no highlighting of the “S” and “F” safety markings. Orig brown serrated Bakelite grips. Mag with an electropenciled “5721” on the spine and an encircled “2” on the flootplate. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Pistol has at least 98% redipped blue, now with only minimal sharp edge wear and a few scattered dings. Worn bore with shallow rifling and moderate corrosion. Perfect manual mechanics. 4-52651 LMA23 (750-1,200) – Lot 1237

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1238

*◊ WALTHER P38 AC43 MILITARY.

SN 6978n. Cal. 9mm. Walther P38 made in 1943 with 4-7/8″ bbl. Left side of slide marked “P.38” followed by the SN and the coded year “ac 43”. Right side of the slide is marked with the triad of Mauser Eagle/359 acceptances. On the left frame is full SN followed by Eagle/359. Disassembly shows all matching parts including the locking block that is numbered “978” and “359” accepted. Orig brown grips with the usual internal impressions. Mag marked with an Eagle/359 on spine, “P.38” on left side and an unmarked base. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent orig blue estimated at 95%, with high point wear and scattered handling marks. Excellent grips with the right panel having a minute chip at the leading edge by the trigger guard. Comparable condition mag. Bright bore with sharp rifling and minimal frosting. Perfect manual mechanics. 4-52654 LMA27 (700-900) – Lot 1238

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1239

*◊ MAUSER P38, MILITARY, SVW 45, FRENCH ASSEMBLED, WITH STEEL GRIPS.

SN 2306g. Cal. 9mm. Mauser P38 with 4-7/8″ bbl. Left slide marked “P38, SVW 45” followed by the SN 2306g. The right side of the slide marked with the Mauser Eagle/135 proof adjacent to the five-pointed French star. The Mauser marking is repeated on the left side of bbl and frame; the French proof star is repeated on the left side of the locking block and the left side of the bbl, under the chamber. After the war, the bbl was marked with English proofs. Disassembly shows matching SN on all parts, including many small parts that Mauser would have otherwise left blank, except for the steel pressed grips. The left panel was numbered “9423”; the right panel is unnumbered. Blued “jvd” mag whose right side is marked “P38/U”. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Pistol retains at least 98% of a refinished blue. No highlighting of the “S” or “F”. Comparable condition frontstrap. Slightly more wear on each of the steel grip panels, particularly along their leading edges. Bright bore with sharp rifling and mild frosting. Hammer drops on slide closure, an important issue to correct if the pistol is to be fired. No other problems upon manual function. 4-52640 LMA33 (550-850) – Lot 1239

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1240

*◊ PHENOMENAL WALTHER MP-PP BLOWBACK PROTOTYPE, FRITZ WALTHER PERSONAL WEAPON.

SN 5008. Cal. 9mm. Extraordinary Walther MP-PP pistol with standard firing pin and early 90 degree safety. Salt blued with fire-blued extractor, rear sight, hammer and safety. Left slide marked with the Walther banner and 2-line Walther address emphasizing the CAL. 9m-m and MOD. M.P. Walther only made a handful of these large guns that have a 5″ bbl, appropriately extended slide, and full size frame. Checkered walnut grips with bordered securing screws. Swiveling lanyard at base of frame. Orig unmarked magazine as correct for this variation. This particular gun has been well known in collector’s circles for decades. Capture documented as Fritz Walther’s personal weapon, surrendered to U.S 8th Army 23.4.45. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Illustrated TBLAP. CONDITION: Spectacular 99%+ bright orig blue with equally good front and backstrap. Comparable condition fire-blued small parts. Grips retain virtually all orig varnish with only the most miniscule handling marks. Comparable condition magazine. Mirror bore. Perfect manual mechanics. An absolutely fantastic Walther pistol with outstanding provenance that would enhance the most advanced collection. 4-53053 LMA66 (60,000-90,000) – Lot 1240

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1241

*◊ WALTHER VOLKSPISTOLE, ALL SHEET METAL SINGLE ACTION PROTOTYPE, 9MM PARABELLUM.

SN 6. Cal. 9mm Parabellum. Exceedingly rare Walther sheet metal prototype, in-the-white, simple blowback action, single action only, with unique bbl having a flared muzzle. This example has a 5″ bbl with a fixed front sight & an integral rear sight attached to a folded sheet metal slide. The left side of the slide is marked with the Walther banner and the usual slide serrations have been replaced with four punched indentations on each side which also serve to locate the machined from solid breech block. The pressed construction grip frame is spuriously marked “14” on each side, just behind the trigger guard cutout. Mounted on the left side is a takedown lever and a flat slide holdopen. The stamped safety is in the recess cut into the left upper grip with detents marked “F” & “S”. At the base of the left frame is a lanyard loop. A standard P38 magazine, marked “P38 VU” on the left side & having an unnumbered base, is retained via a folded bottom release with a smooth surface. Wood grips are coarsely checkered & bordered, each retained by two large screws. The slide is marked with a “6” (or “9”) on the left side and SN “4” is electro-pencilled internally under the barrel retaining recess; This is the final flowering of Walther’s expertise in sheet steel construction and design, produced in 1945 as a last ditch weapon using the simplest materials and production techniques, it competed with Mauser’s comparable design in trials by the Waffenamt in early 1945, but was far too late for production during the war, and only this and one other example are now known to exist. Illustrated in Weaver’s “Desperate Measures”, page 313. PROVENANCE: Ex-Visser collection; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Uniformly toned colourless Parkerizing now appearing as being in-the-white with scattered staining & trace oxidation. The same condition applies to all small parts & grip screws. Checkered wood panels are in excellent condition with staining & a few superficial handling dings, consistent with and complimenting the appearance of the pistol. Same holds true for the slightly discolored in-the-white P38 magazine. Near mirror bore. Perfect manual mechanics. The ultimate Walther collector’s piece, never before offered at public auction and a true once in a generation opportunity. 4-53062 LMA107 (65,000-95,000) – Lot 1241

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1242

*◊ WALTHER VOLKSPISTOLE, SHEET METAL DOUBLE ACTION PROTOTYPE, 9MM PARABELLUM.

SN 4B. Cal. 9mm Parabellum. Exceedingly rare Walther sheet metal prototype, blued finish, double action only, with rotary locked large diameter bbl. This example has a 4-3/4″ bbl with a fixed front sight & drift adjustable rear sight attached to a machined slide with riveted bbl control cams. The left side of the slide is marked with the Walther banner. No safety catch on slide. The all pressed sheet steel construction grip frame is marked “4B” for purpose of importation. Mounted on the left side is a pressed takedown lever and a flat slide holdopen. The safety is in the recess cut into the left upper grip. At the base of the left frame is a lanyard loop. A standard P38 magazine is retained via a bottom release. Wood grips are coarsely checkered & bordered, each retained by two screws. A precursor of the all pressed steel construction Walther Volkspistole, this example from ca. 1943 exhibits exceptional mastery of sheet steel pressing design and execution in the grip frame, which is of all pressed construction, combined with a machined slide and turning barrel locking action reminiscent of the Steyr M1912 or Nickl/CZ pistols. Illustrated in Weaver’s “Desperate Measures”, page 308. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Illustrated TBLAP. CONDITION: Approx 90% orig salt blue with age appropriate staining & fading, particularly on the front & rear grip straps. Excellent orig grips with only a few handling dings. No checkering losses, splits or chips. Bright near mirror bore. Trigger rebound spring is sluggish, requiring that the trigger be nudged forward into full position. Safety function unreliable. One of Walther’s most desirable wartime prototype pistols, often regarded as the Holy Grail for advanced collectors. 4-53060 LMA106 (50,000-75,000) – Lot 1242

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1243

*◊ EXPERIMENTAL WALTHER PP WITH UNIQUE MECHANISM AND SEMI-SHROUDED HAMMER.

SN 421317. Cal. 7.65mm. Extremely rare/unique Walther PP, clearly an experimental example, whose slide legend is distinctly different from production guns. Of greater importance are the internal differences in the slide, with respect to the firing pin housing, and the operating mechanism that can only be appreciated upon dis-assembly. The slide length is the same as standard production, though the left side of slide is marked with Walther banner suffixing the usual 2-line slide address followed by the notation “E4”. The right side of the bbl shroud, the right side of slide and right side of frame are proofed Crown/N. Adjacent to the slide proof is the number “3” that upon dis-assembly has been stamped on the inner surface of each grip. On the right side of frame, just behind the trigger, is an electro-penciled “421317/E-4”. The number “4” has been carried forward to mark the left side of the frame under the chamber shroud, the inner surface of the ejector, the inner surface of transfer bar and the lower spine of the mag that has an extended solid metal base seen only on the earliest pistols and prototypes. Wood grips are checkered with a border and recessed to house the experimental mechanism. Accompanied by a Nov 22, 1945 dated Certificate of captured enemy equipment to Pfc Daniel F. Combs listing 1-Walther 32 E4, authorizing it as personal property. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Orig 97% bright blue with sharp edge wear and minimal handling marks as expected in a gun made more for evaluation than hard field testing. Excellent condition wood grips, slightly darkened,with some blunted checkering. A thin sliver is missing from the upper leading edge of the right panel. Bright bore with sharp rifling and minor frosting. Perfect manual mechanics. An extremely rare and interesting Walther PP for the most advanced collector. 4-52592 LMA43 (25,000-40,000) – Lot 1243

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1244
Revised: 9/15/2014

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*◊ EXTRAORDINARY WALTHER MODEL PP LONG SLIDE WITH VERCHROMT FINISH AND SPECIAL FEATURES.

SN 779150. Cal. 7.65mm. One of a handful of Walther Model PP pistols with an extended 127mm bbl and matching long slide, finished in pearl chrome (Verchromt). Reportedly 10 of these pistols were made as a special order for Swiss target shooters, shipped to the gunsmith Glaser in Zurich, in the serial range 779,150-779,160. Slide markings are standard with the Walther banner, 2-line address and “Mod.PP”. On disassembly, the top of the chamber is marked “BOHLER STAHL ANTINIT” (Bohler stainless steel). Usual Crown/N on the right side of the chamber, right side of slide. Full SN is marked vertically on right frame ahead of grip. In addition to the long bbl and slide, other special features include a gold plated checkered trigger, hammer and safety lever and a finely checkered front and backstrap. This pistol was the first in that series and comes with a Swiss target competition “scrutineer’s seal” on the trigger guard. Correct wood checkered grips, each matched with a penciled “50” on the inner surface. Special order mag, also in Verchromt finish, with a metal finger extension. One of the scarcest and most visually impressive Walther Model PPs. PROVENANCE: Ex-Visser Collection; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Superb orig finish, near 99% with scattered handling marks around the slide. Negligible wear on front and backstrap. Comparable condition gold plated trigger, hammer & safety lever, mag and grips. Mirror bore. Perfect manual mechanics. An extraordinary Walther PP, the first in a limited series and complete with a shooting competition seal. The very best, suited for the most advanced Walther collector. 4-52604 LMA22 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 1244

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1245

*◊ EXTRAORDINARILY RARE, PROBABLY ONE OF A KIND, WALTHER PP/PPK SALESMAN’S SAMPLE DEMONSTRATION KIT.

SN 500005. Fantastic kit contained in a brown leather attache case bearing remains of shipping labels mentioning Puerto Rica as one destination. Kit is housed in two blue velvet covered removable trays and the case base which contain rough forgings to finished parts of every major piece of complete pistols. Top tray includes an extraordinarily rare Lucite model PP pistol which exposes the entire internal workings, including cut-away chamber. Also included is a complete barreled caliber 22 frame, 4 magazines and magazine bodies, triggers, firing pins, trigger guards, and other parts, along with a twisted wire handled cleaning brush. A cleaning rod is missing, as is one firing pin. Bottom tray contains 4 frames in various stages of completion, including 3 rare alloy frames and 1 steel one. The completed alloy frame is serialized and import marked. Also included is a slide forged blank with one rough machined PPK slide and a complete finished PPK slide. There are also 4 completed or partially completed bbls, 2 bbl blanks, a cut-away bbl showing the rifling, and a recoil spring. One small part is missing from the center of the bottom tray. This set may be the only such example in existence. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: All parts seem to be in high orig condition with two of the mag bodies showing some light wear and some light discoloration on some of the unfinished steel parts. Lucite pistol has a couple of small cracks around the muzzle, otherwise is sound and functional. Attache case shows nicks and scratches and moderate soil. Blue velvet covering is lightly soiled. 4-53304 JR214 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 1245

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1246

*◊ WALTHER PP WITH EXTENDED DOUBLE PROOFED BARREL.

SN 292326P. Cal. 7.65mm. Very unusual Walther PP with a 5″ bbl that was proofed Crown/N and Eagle/N on the right side near the muzzle, likely an overrun bbl from the special group of Swiss target pistols that were made with a long slide. The later assembly would explain the second Eagle/N proof. The other features are standard to its period of production. Left side of slide is marked with Walther banner followed by 2-line Walther address and “Mod PP”. Right side of the exposed bbl shroud and the slide are proofed with Eagle/N. The full SN is marked on right side of slide and repeated on right side of frame. Later mag with a phosphated body marked with Walther banner/PP 7.65mm on the left side and a blued floorplate. Standard black plastic Walther banner grips. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Approximately 97% orig finish with minimal handling wear and flecks of brown discoloration on each side of the slide. Slight thinning of the front and backstraps. Comparable condition mag. Excellent grips without chips or losses. Mirror bore with sharp rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. 4-52607 LMA44 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 1246

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1247

*◊ RARE EARLY NSKK WALTHER PP PISTOL.

SN 779066. Cal. 7.65 mm. 3-3/4″ bbl with Crown/N proof on right side of chamber that is visible through ejection port. Fixed front and rear sights. Crown/N proof on right side of slide under ejection port. Left side of slide has Walther banner in front of “Waffenfabrik Walther Zella-Mehlis (Thur)/Walther’s Patent Cal. 7.65 m/m” in front of “Mod.PP” and “NSKK” above a Nazi eagle in front of slide serrations. Slide has matching numbers inside. Full SN on right side of frame. Black checkered plastic “WALTHER” banner grips with border. Walther banner over “PP 7,65m/m” on proper black plastic extension bottom mag. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Retains 90% orig bright blue with sharp edge wear and fading on slide and grip straps. Grip straps are starting to corrode. Grips are bright and sharp with a few minor dings and chips. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52611 BWS64 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1247

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1248

*◊ RARE RFV WALTHER PP PISTOL WITH 90 DEGREE SAFETY.

SN 762758. Cal. 7.65 mm. 3-3/4″ bbl with Crown/N proof and British proofs on right side of chamber that are visible through ejection port. Fixed front and rear sights. Crown/N proof on right side of slide under ejection port. Left side of slide has Walther banner in front of “Waffenfabrik Walther Zella-Mehlis (Thur)/Walther’s Patent Cal. 7.65 m/m” in front of “Mod.PP” in front of early 90 degree safety. Full SN on right side of frame. “R.F.V. 365 W.” (Reich Finance Administration) on rear grip strap. Black checkered plastic “WALTHER” banner grips with border. British proof on back of right frame. Walther banner on proper mag. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 85% orig blue. Grips have light wear, a very minor chip on lower left grip border. Mag is very good, retaining 70% orig blue. Bore is sharp with light frosting. Mechanics are very fine. 4-52602 BWS65 (1,750-2,500) – Lot 1248

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1249

*◊ WAR TIME AC MARKED SLIDE WALTHER PP WITH BOX.

SN 38315p. Cal. 7.65 mm. 3-3/4″ bbl, no commercial or military proofs. Full SN above “ac” on right side of slide. Fixed front and rear sights. Late matt finish. Full SN on right side of frame behind trigger. Numbers are matching. Pressed wood grips with Walther banner and wide border. Walther banner/”PP 7,65 m/m” on proper mag. With wood grain compartmentalized box with Walther banner, image of pistol and “PP” embossed in gold foil on lid. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 99% blue. Grips are lightly worn and retain orig color with distinctive wood grain. Mag is excellent, retaining 98% finish. Sharp mirror bore. Mechanics are excellent. Box is very good with normal wear for its age. 4-52614 BWS63 (1,250-1,700) – Lot 1249

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1250

*◊ WALTHER PRE-WAR 22 PP NEAR NEW IN BOX WITH ACCESSORIES.

SN 911377. Cal. 22. 3-3/4″ bbl with Crown/N proof and British proofs on right side of chamber that are visible through ejection port. Fixed front and rear sights. Crown/N proof on right side of slide behind ejection port. Left side of slide has Walther banner in front of “Waffenfabrik Walther,Zella-Mehlis (Thur)/Walther’s Patent Cal. 22” in front of “Mod.PP” in front of 90 degree safety. Full SN on right side of frame. Black checkered plastic “WALTHER” banner grips with border. Proper black plastic extension bottom mag. In orig wood grained cardboard compartmentalized box with Walther banner, image of gun and “PP” in embossed gold foil on lid. Green Walther sticker on lid says “Cal 22” as does small black decal on side. With extra black plastic finger extension bottom mag marked “France”, an aluminum tin with Walther banner and image of factory on lid and an orig brass zig-zag cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 98% orig blue. Some fading on rear grip strap. Grips have light wear with few minor chips to checkering. Mags are excellent with very little wear. Sharp mirror bore Mechanics are excellent. Very good box with excellent accessories. 4-52630 BWS66 (1,500-2,350) – Lot 1250

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1251

*◊ RARE & HISTORIC BERLIN-SUHLER WAFFENWERK (BSW) GAS OPERATED PISTOL, GERMAN TEST TRIAL 1936-37.

SN 1B. Cal. 9mm Parabellum. Extraordinarily rare and highly desirable BSW gas operated prototype, a close competitor to the P38, that was considered by the German military in 1936-37. Several variations were assembled, this double action only version having a sheet metal slide and a matted alloy frame. Gas unlocking action and later pattern double staggered column 13 shot magazine with top tapering for single column feed. This exceptional pistol is “BSW” marked on the left side of the slide. It is otherwise unmarked except for the “1B” that was applied to the left tang for purposes of importation. This full size pistol has a 5″ bbl and a drift adjustable front & rear sight dovetailed into a shallow checkered rib. Forward slide serrations and a slide mounted safety whose detents are marked with a “S” and a red button. Retracting the slide and lowering the forward locking lever extension will show the gas port under the bbl through which muzzle gases blow the lever downwards on firing to unlock the slide. Checkered push button magazine release adjacent to the serrated slide release. At the bottom of this double column/single column magazine is a 1/2″ thick alloy floorplate finished in black matt to match the frame. Consignor mentioned that this pistol is one of only three known, an affirmation independently confirmed by the cataloger. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Illustrated TBLAP. CONDITION: Fantastic BSW prototype pistol in 99% orig condition with only the most minor sharp edge wear on the edges of trigger guard, base of frame, and magazine floorplate. Comparable orig condition grip panels with sharp, nearly unblemished checkering. Generally bright bore with sharp rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. A developmentally important prototype, tested by the German military, sure to enhance any collection of military or early automatic pistols. 4-52510 LMA91 (35,000-50,000) – Lot 1251

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1252

*◊ RARE SIMSON PROTOTYPE M1929 BLOWBACK PISTOL IN 9MMP.

SN 7A. Cal. 9mm Parabellum. Extremely rare, probably unique, prototype Simson single action blowback pistol, now numbered “7A” for purpose of importation. Made with 3-3/4″ bbl, fixed front sight & drift adjustable rear sight. Loaded indicator prominently mounted on top of the slide that has raised gripping serrations. On the left side of the frame, shallowly engraved by hand and partially effaced, is “SIMSON & Co. SUHL, WAFFENFABRIK.”. On the left tang is a large rotating safety lever. Pushing the lever forward uncovers the hand inscribed “Sicher” translating “Safe”. Extending into the forward trigger guard is a serrated oval lever that is pushed forward for takedown. Modified Haenel Schmeisser Patent P. 08 magazine with a nickel plated body that has been filed at the top and the checkering on the button removed. A small section has also been removed from the lower spine for retention by a butt-mounted release. The base of the magazine is unmarked. Pleasingly contoured grip panels are uniformly checkered & retained in place by Simson inspected screws. Probably designed and produced ca. 1928-29 by Simpson (then the only permitted manufacturer of military smallarms in Germany) in response to the re-armament requirements of the Prussian Police that resulted in the 9 mm P.08 being adopted for police service. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Approx 80-90% orig rust blue with patchy discoloration but no pitting. Same consideration applies to grip straps. The stainless steel body of the Haenel Schmeisser magazine is bright with modifications as previously detailed. Surprisingly nice and entirely orig grips showing only minimal diamond blunting. No cracks or chips. Near mirror bore with only minimal frosting. Perfect manual function, with a tightly fitting magazine that should be easy to correct. 4-52531 LMA104 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1252

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1253

*◊ EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SIG NEUHAUSEN PROTOTYPE MODEL P44/16 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.

SN 6022. Cal. 9 mm. Blue finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights and left side of slide marked “9mm Selbstladepistole Neuhausen 44/16”. Top of slide, back of ejector port, has a loaded indicator. Left side of frame has the serial number. Frame is extra thick to accommodate the double stack 16-rd magazine with reinforcements at the top rear on each side. Slide lock/disassembly bar and thumb safety are also on the left side. The “S” for safe is in white and the “F” for fire is in red. Thumb safety is also a decocking lever. Pistol does not have magazine safety. Trigger, hammer and grip screw are straw colored. Mounted with coarse checkered 2-pc walnut grips and accompanied by one orig 16-rd magazine serial numbered “101”. Frame, bbl, slide, slide lock and grips are all matching numbered. No additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. Grips are retained by a single screw with dovetailed front edges that fit into the frame. This pistol is pictured on pg 821 as part of figure 11-131 in The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols, Gortz & Sturgess. The bbl lug has a machined J-shaped slot which constrains the barrel to initially recoil parallel to the sight axis before the curved section acts to cam the bbl rear downward during recoil and extraction and returns it to the lock position. This was the SIG patented modification to the Browning HP pattern recoil lug which makes for a substantially more accurate shooting pistol. Also the pistol has full length frame & slide rails which further stabilizes the slide to increase accuracy. This would have been a very comfortable and accurate pistol to shoot. Very few, if any, of these pistols are known outside of European museum & private collections and this may be the only example in the United States, only eight 16 shot prototypes (sns 6018 – 6025) being made in 1944 for Swiss Army trials to find a replacement for the Parabellum pistol. PROVENANCE: Henk Visser Collection; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains about 96% strong orig blue finish with light wear and thinning on the edges and forward sides of the frame. Frontstrap is also slightly thinned. Straw colored parts retain most of their bright gold finish. Grips are sound, showing light wear and retain most of their orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore. Magazine shows light wear on the body. 4-52539 JR223 (25,000-40,000) – Lot 1253

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1254
Revised: 9/15/2014

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*◊ EXTREMELY RARE SIG NEUHAUSEN MODEL P44/8 4TH VARIANT PROTOTYPE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.

SN 6008. Cal. 9 mm. Blue finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights with left side of slide marked “Schweizerische Jndustrie-Gesellschaft Neuhausen a/Rhf”. Top of slide, back of ejector port, has a loaded indicator. Mounted with coarse checkered 2-pc walnut grips with thumb safety & push button magazine release on the left side & slide lock/takedown lever is on the right side, opposite to the normal left side location of these components on SIG pistols. Heel of backstrap has a recessed Lanyard bar and pistol incorporates a magazine safety. Frame, slide, bbl, grips and slide lock are matching numbered. No additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. Trigger, hammer, slide lock, safety, magazine catch and grip screws are all straw colored. Serial number is on left side of frame, as are the “S” for safe in white and “F” for fire in red. Accompanied by one orig single stack magazine. This pistol is pictured on pg 821 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols, Gortz & Sturgess. Bbl of this pistol incorporates the Petter double links, which follows the Colt 1911 system, to lower the rear of the bbl for recoil and extraction. Later P44/8 pistols discontinued use of the Petter links in favor of the Sig patented angled control cam slot, which was machined integrally with the bbl, which formed a more accurate lock giving far better control of barrel motion than the swinging links. Few of these unaltered pistols exist outside of European museums and collections. This may be the only one available on the open market, especially in the United States. PROVENANCE: Henk Visser Collection; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Overall retains about 98% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear. All the parts enumerated above retain most of their orig straw colors. Left grip has a crack near the top rear edge, otherwise grips are sound with a few light nicks and scratches, a bruise, a small skid mark and overall retain most of their orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-52541 JR222 (15,000-30,000) – Lot 1254

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1255

*◊ EXPERIMENTAL FNA SOSSO M1942 PISTOL WITH TELESCOPING SHOULDER STOCK.

SN 8A. Cal. 9mm. Fabbrica Nazional D’Armi made a limited number of M1942 Sosso pistols for military evaluation. As none were selected, the gun remains a fascinating curiosity. It is made of all steel construction including the serrated logoed grip panels. 6″ bbl with dovetailed front sight and flip up rear sight that is possibly a replacement. Left side of the frame is marked “FABBRICA NAZIONAL D’ARMI / BRESCIA” along with the usual Italian proofs including the year of production (1942) and an import-added SN (8A). Usual S/F safety designations. The inventor’s name Giulio Sosso appears on the right side of the frame. Slide is retracted by pulling back on the exaggerated serrated ears and released by the small roweled projection on the right side of the frame just below the rear sight. Very unusual unnumbered magazine that utilizes a rotating chain linkage system with individual spring steel grippers for each cartridge for high (21 round) capacity. Complete with orig metal frame and leather shoulder stock whose telescoping attachment slips into the backstrap of the pistol in a manner similar to a C96 or FN High Power. Other than an inspector “0” on the telescoping arm, there are no other marks on the leather or metal. Included with this lot is a photocopy of the original typescript/photo plate illustrated manual for the Pistola Automatica da Guerra “Sosso”. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Orig salt blue with 75% coverage, considerable fading, on left side of frame and right side under grip panel. Rear sight, originally fire-blued, has faded to a pleasant grey. Comparable condition magazine. Dull bore with shallow rifling and oxidation. Perfect manual mechanics. VG-excellent leather without tears and with orig stitching. Faded bluing on skeletonized framework consistent with the wear on the pistol. Extremely rare pistol, particularly with its shoulder stock with unique mechanics and feed mechanism. 4-52089 LMA75 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1255

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1255a

*◊ SCARCE EARLY FABRIQUE NATIONALE OVAL PORT HIGH POWER PISTOL WITH ORIGINAL STOCK AND HOLSTER.

SN 282. Cal. 9 mm. Blue finish with 4-5/8″ bbl, dovetail barleycorn front sight and scarce early, low 50-500 meter tangent rear sight. Left side of slide has the early Herstal and Browning markings with Liege proofs. Right side has stacked SNs on frame and side with Liege proofs and cal marking right side of bbl. Left side of bbl has matching SN. Mounted with checkered walnut grips. Backstrap is slotted for shoulder stock. Accompanied by an orig 13 rnd magazine that has bright steel body and bright blue base with bayonet-style latch. Also accompanied by an orig, pre-war walnut slab stock with attached tan leather flap holster. PROVENANCE: Ex-Visser collection; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching, stock and holster are unnumbered. Overall retains about 99% crisp orig factory blue with faint sharp edge wear and a couple small nicks. Grips have a couple of chipped diamonds and a small bruise on left side, otherwise are equally crisp and new. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired. Stock and holster are equally new, as is the magazine. 4-52087 JR203 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 1255a

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1255b

*◊ RARE FABRIQUE NATIONALE (BROWNING) MODEL 1935 LITHUANIAN CONTRACT HIGH POWER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.

SN 2892. Cal. 9 mm. Blue finish with 4-5/8″ bbl, dovetailed barleycorn front sight and 500 meter tangent rear sight. Left side has standard Herstal and Browning patent markings with Liege proofs. Bbl skirt has usual Liege proofs and cal marking with SN on the slide and frame and left side of bbl skirt. Left side of bbl lug is marked with the Lithuanian crest. Top of the slide has the Lithuanian crest (Columns of Gediminas, used as a military property mark in the interwar period) which resembles a front and rear sight picture. Backstrap is slotted for shoulder stock and it has a Lanyard ring in the heel. Mounted with checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by an orig 13 rnd mag that has the letters “ICH” stamped by the toe and on the back of the body along with SN 4706. Mag base plate keeper is missing. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching. Slide retains about 85% thinning orig blue mixed with surface etching and edge wear. Frame retains 90-92% strong orig blue with some freckling on the frontstrap. Right grip has a crack at the top and both grips show moderate wear with a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore, dark in the grooves. Magazine retains about 85% orig gray green finish. 4-52372 JR202 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 1255b

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1256

*◊ VERY RARE KREIGSMARINE POLISH RADOM P-35 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH NAZI MARKINGS.

SN 2113. Cal. 9 mm. Polished blue finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights and standard Radom “VIS Mod 35” slide markings and patent dates. Left side of slide has Waffenamt marks WaA77 and “623” with a Nazi eagle. Left side of frame has a pantographed Kriegsmarine property mark comprising Nazi eagle with swastika over an “M” and there is a large “N” (Nordsee) on the frontstrap. Backstrap is slotted for a shoulder stock. Mounted with checkered black composition grips that have the “FB” monogram in the center. Accompanied by one orig magazine. Altogether a very rare Nazi Naval pistol. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall retains about 85% orig blue, losses mostly on the slide. Frontstrap and backstraps are a little thin and turning plum. Grips are sound, showing light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore. 4-52366 JR204 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 1256

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1257

*◊ SCARCE 1 OF 50 FINNISH VKT LAHTI MODEL L-35 TYPE II SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH PROTOTYPE SHOULDER STOCK/HOLSTER.

SN 4966. Cal. 9 mm. Blue finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, dovetailed front sight and fixed rear sight on the slide. Mounted with checkered brown composition grips with VKT monogram at the top on each side. Accompanied by one orig bright body magazine. Top of slide is marked with the VKT monogram and “L35”, applied with pantograph. Slide and frame are visibly matching numbered. No additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. Accompanied by an orig prototype wood stock/holster similar to that of the Broomhandle Mauser with an attached metal spare magazine pocket on the front edge and belt clip on the back. Attaching lug has a tiny “2” in a diamond proof mark. Stock is constructed of two pieces of wood milled to fit the pistol and glued together with a hinged wooden lid similar to the Broomhandle stock and has a checkered push-button lid release, accompanied by leather hanger. According to consignor’s notes this pistol is one of only 50 ever manufactured with stock. PROVENANCE: Henk Visser Collection; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Extremely fine, matching as noted. Overall retains 96-97% crisp orig blue with only light holster wear around the muzzle and sight boss. Grips are crisp. Mechanics are fine. Brilliant shiny bore. Stock/holster is equally new with a couple of small dings. 4-52093 JR221 (9,000-15,000) – Lot 1257

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1258
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $12,500-$20,000.

*◊ RARE FINNISH VKT M/44 PRESSED STEEL PROTOTYPE PISTOL.

SN 0023. Cal. 9mm Parabellum. Extraordinarily rare Finnish prototype with made with pressed steel components. The only factory marking on the pistol is the pantographed designation on the left side “9.00 pist/44 / VKT No 0023 SA”. Salt blued parts except the bbl that is in the white. Function is blow-back, single action with an external hammer. Conventional takedown involves retracting the slide & securing it in place with the serrated bar mounted above the grip panel. The bbl may then be rotated, freeing the interrupted lugs from the frame, after which the slide assembly may be removed from the frame. Sheet metal bottom magazine release, plain blued magazine with 7 indicator holes and crimped-in-place floorplate. Wood panels with pressed checkering. PROVENANCE: Ex Visser collection. Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: At least 98% orig blue with minimal muzzle and handling wear. Same outstanding condition applies to orig pressed checkered grips and magazine. Near mirror bore and perfect manual mechanics. Consignor states this M44 is one of only two known examples. 4-52532 LMA96 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 1258

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1259

*◊ EXPERIMENTAL W+F BERN P43 SWISS MILITARY TEST.

SN 40. Cal. 9 mm. Bern Arsenal designed and manufactured a variety of pistols during and after WWII for military consideration when the Swiss were looking to replace their M1929 Luger with a more modern pistol. All were numbered in a single sequential series. A number of mid-late production guns were based on the FN High Power. This example, the last of the HP based series, has a locked breech 5″ bbl, a drift adjustable front sight and a fixed rear sight. On the upper left slide is a loaded indicator. An external extractor is in the usual location. Left side of the pistol is marked with the SN “40” on both the slide & frame. A Swiss cross in shield is on the mid-slide and the encircled W+F logo on the rear slide. Above the left grip is a long safety bar whose detents are marked “S” and “F”. Unlike the FN High Power, there is no external slide release. Vertical serrations have been cut in the front & backstrap. Major components are blued except the bbl, hammer and trigger that are in the white. Wood grips with raised serrated panels. Takedown is similar to the CZ pistols in that a dismounting latch on left side of the frame is slid down and removed, allowing the slide assembly to be taken off the frame. Disassembly shows a matched bbl & matching magazine whose base has a large serrated ear on each side to facilitate removal and overcome any friction issues. PROVENANCE: Ex Visser collection. Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 98% bright orig blue. Only minimal discoloration of the in-the-white parts. Bright bore with sharp rifling. Magazine needs to be supported to fully engage the slide hold open; manual mechanics otherwise perfect. Comparable condition grips that retain most of their orig varnish. An exceptionally nice Swiss test pistol, based on the High Power, that would complement any collection of Swiss or automatic pistols. 4-52542 LMA88 (15,000-22,500) – Lot 1259

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1260
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $14,000-$17,500.

*◊ HIGHLY DESIRABLE SWISS W+F BERN P47 GAS LOCKED MILITARY TEST PISTOL.

SN 46. Cal. 9mm. Bern Arsenal assembled a variety of pistols after WWII for military consideration when the Swiss were looking to replace their M1929 Luger with a more modern pistol. Approx 10-15 P47s were assembled, following the Browning HP based P43 series, with only minor differences between examples. This pistol has a 4-1/2″ bbl with a drift front & fixed rear sight. The front of the chamber has three downward facing gas ports that feed high pressure gas to the reversed piston/cylinder assembly under the barrel, forcing the slide to remain in the forward position (locked) until chamber gas pressure dropped to safe levels. Left side of the slide was marked “46 (serial number) + Waffenfabrik Bern”. Left side of the frame had SN repeated along with “S” and “F” safety detents. Major components were rust blued. Safety lever was strawed while the bbl, hammer and trigger were left in the white. Wood grips were made with elevated central serrations without a border. Unnumbered rust blued magazine. PROVENANCE: Illustrated TBLAP. Ex Visser collection. Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Exceptional and all original 97-98% bright rust blue with comparable orig straw on safety lever. Negligible wear and staining on exposed in-the-white parts. Grips with most orig varnish showing only a few handling dings. Mirror bore and perfect manual mechanics. Superb example of a limited production post WWII military test pistol made by the highly renowned Swiss arsenals. 4-52543 LMA87 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 1260

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