Spring Firearms Auction
A Record Breaking Success: $12.7 Million!

Auction: March 10 & 11, 2008

Preview: March 7-9, 2008

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**THEODOR BERGMANN MP 18/I SUB MACHINE GUN. SN 2381. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl with perforated bbl shroud. Windage drift adjustable front sight, flip-up 2 position rear sight. Sling swivel under bbl shroud with corresponding swivel under rear of stock. Gun appears to have matching numbers. Full auto only open bolt mechanism. Magazine well on left side, accepts magazine from an 8 o’ clock position. Sub machine gun is complete with a luger P-08 artillery pistol type drum magazine with MP18-I sub machine gun adapter. Leather sling is also included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Exposed metal retains a fair amount of orig finish. Bore is bright and shiny with deep rifling. Open bolt mechanism functions well when cycled by hand. Stock has typical dings, and one hairline crack approx 1-1/2″ at the rear of receiver. 4-34654, 4-34148 JZ55 (13,000-16,000)

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**M3A1 “GREASE GUN” MANUFACTURED BY ITHACA GUN CO. SN 740507. Cal .45 ACP. 8″ bbl. Parkerized finish. Collapsible wire stock. Complete w/ M9 flash hider, green canvas sling, and one magazine. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Open bolt mechanism functions smooth and correct when cycled by hand. Very clean specimen including eagle and 3 stars in square crest above company name on magazine well. Although completely functional and registered as original transferable machine gun, it may have been rendered inoperable at one time to be repaired later. Evidenced by spot of removed weld between receiver and barrel cap. Collapsible stock works smooth and tight. Bore is clean w/ deep grooves. 4-34623 JZ27 (12,000-16,000)

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Revised: 3/9/2008

(Correction) Dr. Ed Libby, Japanese & Chinese automatic weapons scholar, advises us that this Russian machine gun is actually a very rare copy produced in China around the Korean War, referred to as a Type 50. His 3 pg, detailed history will accompany the gun.

**RUSSIAN PPSH-41 SUB MACHINE GUN. SN 06442. Cal. 7.62mm. All metal finished in dark bluing and light patina finish. Front sight elevation and windage drift adjustable hooded post. Ventilated bbl shroud. Rear two-blade L-style peep sight. Dark mahogany colored butt stock and metal butt plate with trap door containing cleaning kit components. Comes with one drum magazine, and leather sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Most of metal finish turned patina. Receiver area in front of mag-well displays an apparent repair of some sort, evidenced by light grinding and visible screw head. Wooden butt stock heavily dinged and gouged from rough handling. Hair line crack runs entire length of stock, illustrating possible 2-pc design. All numbers appear to be matching. Open bolt select fire mechanism functions well in safe, semi, and in full auto when cycled by hand. 4-34642 JZ40 (12,000-14,000)

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**RHEINMETALL GERMANY FG42 SECOND MODEL. SN 04371. Cal. 7.92mm. 20″ bbl. Beautiful and complete specimen of the rare and desirable FG42. Unique finned flash hider, spike bayonet, complete and functioning dust cover, folding bi-pod, flip-up hooded post front sight, flip-up adjustable rear drum sight.Orig. scope, 2 magazines, tan leather sling, finned wooden foregrip, composite pistol grip, and wooden rear butt stock. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. All metal surfaces appear to have orig. finish. Gently worn and normal finish wear. Wood is in great shape with the exception of 2 hairline cracks; 1 on the foregrip and 1 on the stock. Orig optics look slightly cloudy, but appears quite functional. Spiked bayonet is in very fine condition in relation to both finish and integrity. Mechanics function smoothly, and bore is shiny w/ sharp lands. 4-34632 JZ5 (50,000-90,000)

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**GERMAN MG42 WWII LIGHT MACHINE GUN. SN 3340D. Cal. 7.92mm. All blued finish. Drift windage adjustable front sight, tangent rear sight(graduated 200-2000 meters.) Slotted ventilated bbl shroud is open to exposed bbl on right side. Resin 2-pc pistol grip. Wooden butt stock. Complete with extra bbl chambered in 7.62 NATO(.308), “spiderweb” aircraft front sight and rear sight. Bipod at front under bbl shroud, and leather sling is also included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. This is one of the most desirable German LMG’s from the WWII era. Overall condition combined with interesting accessories make this a great find. Pistol grips are both in very fine condition. Butt stock shows typical gouging from armory handling. Mechanism functions smooth when cycled by hand. 4-34589 JZ72 (30,000-45,000)

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**GERMAN SCHMEISSER MODEL MP38 SUB MACHINE GUN BY ERMA. SN 0357. Cal. 9mm. The MP38 was the first developed sub machine gun developed for the German army since the MP18I of WWI. The MP38 was made from 1938-1940 at the Erma plant. All numbers appear to be matching. Threaded muzzle protector. Drift windage adjustable hooded front sight. Two position notch rear sight w/ 100 meter and 200 meter settings. Heat transfer bar on the bbl. Deep fluted receiver. Black plastic receiver housing w/ black plastic grips. Milled main spring tube. Wire skeletal under-folding stock. Nazi national eagle proof on several parts. Tan leather sling, and 32-rnd magazine also included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Although very little of the orig. finish is retained by the exposed metal, the uniqueness and rarity of the heavy finned receiver and 3-digit SN easily compensate for it. The full auto only, open bolt mechanism functions smoothly and flawlessly by hand. Rear sights move w/ little effort. Rear stock folds and locks easily. Plastic receiver housing and pistol grips display normal rack and handling wear. Bore although lightly pitted retains deep rifling. 4-34668 JZ26 (25,000-35,000)

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**AK47 ASSAULT RIFLE. SN 6731K. Cal. 7.62X39mm. 16″ bbl. Milled receiver variant complete with bayonet and scabbard. Laminated wooden foregrip, pistol grip, and stock. Stock has butt plate with trap door for included cleaning kit. Rifle includes faded green web sling. BATFE paperwork indicates TULA arsenal, Russia USSR as orig manufacturer. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable. Although paperwork describes firearm as a transferable machine gun at some point it was rendered unserviceable by plugging the bore. Everything else appears to be functioning correctly and in orig condition. Select fire, fire control mechanism functions smoothly and correctly in all positions. Includes one slab sided, rear ribbed magazine. 4-34674 JZ56 (25,000-29,000)

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**1917 A1 WATER COOLED MACHINE GUN. SN 309129. Cal. .30-06. Originally manufactured by Rock Island Arsenal, and remanufactured by Douglas L. Oefinger of Stanford Connecticut. This fantastic example of the M1917A1 is extremely complete in both condition and accessories. The gun sits atop of a standard 1917A1 tripod for the Browning .30 cal water cooled machine gun. Includes conical gray parkerized flash hider, U.S. military issue front anti-aircraft sight, metal condensation can, black rubber condensation hose, and U.S. WWII army issue case for condensing tube. Also includes khaki canvas cover for tripod. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Mechanism functions smooth when cycled by hand. Light rust on water jacket towards rear at 7 o’ clock position. Receiver finish is uniform and full. Tripod is painted green and functions smooth. 4-34580 JZ61 (22,000-26,000)

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**MAREMONT M60 GENERAL PURPOSE LIGHT MACHINE GUN. SN 7710088. Cal. 7.62mm NATO(308) Gun appears so clean that it’s possible it’s unfired. There are no obvious marks in feed mechanism or in action indicating any use at all. All exposed metal is parkerized. Gun is in condition as it left the factory. Bbl includes flash hider, front sight, and bipod. Factory ladder sight. Black plastic furniture including forend, pistol grip, and butt stock. An excellent find in like new, if not new condition. Complete with spare bbl in factory bbl bag. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Possible that this M60 has not been used other than being test fired. Very little wear anywhere inside and out. Has serial number written in pencil on top cover but virtually no blemishes or indication of use. 4-34620 JZ71 (30,000-45,000)

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**U.S. BROWNING MACHINE GUN CAL .50 M2HB MANUFACTURED BY COLT. SN 785468. Cal. .50BMG. Original Colt Industries M2 heavy machine gun. All gray Parkerized finish. 30″ bbl. Cone flash hider. Hooded blade front sight, rear ladder type sight(graduated 100-2600 yards.) Scope base fastens to right rear of rear sight base. Telescopic sight manufactured by Fairchild Aviation Corporation dated 1941. Scope manufactured and calibrated specifically for .50BMG with a muzzle velocity of 2700 FPS. Gun mounted on standard M3 tripod manufactured by Central Steel Tube Company. Bbl has carry handle and receiver has short ventilated bbl shroud. Tripod includes T&E mechanism. Gun includes two cloth belts, cleaning kit in tan canvas pouch, extra spade grip assembly, spare cocking handle, combo wrench, timing and head space gages, olive green canvas cover, and spare bbl with canvas bag. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. All metal components retain most of their original Parkerized finish. Markings are clear and crisp. Bbl is clean with sharp rifling. Action functions fine when cycled by hand. 4-34579 JZ78 (29,000-39,000)

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**JAPANESE TYPE 92 HOTCHKISS HEAVY MACHINE GUN. SN 28498. Cal. 7.7mm. All blued finish. Manufactured June of 1942. Cooling ribs around bbl. Bbl are approx. 1″ diameter, from muzzle going back approx. 10″ and increases to approx 3-1/2″ in diameter behind front sight. Cooling ribs in this section average 3/4″ in depth, and almost 1/2″ apart. Front sight is drift windage adjustable protected front post, rear sight is adjustable for elevation and windage (elevation adjustable from 300-1500 meters.) Sits on a heavy metal tripod with intricate traverse and elevation mechanism. Tripod is painted OD green, and has two short front legs, and one long rear leg. Front legs have cylindrical tubes that slide in and lock to extend them approx 30 additional inches, and curve down at the end to assist in carrying gun mounted tripod. Optics included with heavy machine gun mount in dovetail on top cover. Optics are 4×10 power and include original fitted carrying case. Optics carrying case is faded canvas with Japanese symbols. Finish on gun is gray parkerizing. Rear pistol grips fold down and lock to accommodate ease and reaching trigger mechanism. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good. A high percentage of finish is retained on all surfaces. Green painted tripod and extended legs show very little wear. The optics are remarkably complete. This gun would be a welcomed addition to any Japanese style gun collection. 4-34610 JZ82 (18,000-25,000)

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**GERMAN SCHMEISSER MP40. SN 8169. Cal. 9mm. Original German MP40 appears to have matching numbers. Waffenampts no.37. 10″ bbl w/ heat transfer bar. Matching and numbered thread protector, hooded post front sight, fixed rear sight w/ flip-up blade for distance, plastic forend, 2-pc plastic pistol grip, brown leather sling, and under folding stock, also numbered to match receiver. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Retains most of orig. blue finish. Several light scratches and dings from normal handling use. Plastic furniture has several light scratches. Folding stock functions great. Open bolt function operates smoothly, and bore is lightly pitted. 4-34630 JZ8 (18,000-24,000)

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**AUTO-ORDNANCE THOMPSON SUB MACHINE GUN 1928A1 MADE BY SAVAGE. SN S-56347. Cal. .45acp. 12-1/2″ bbl including compensator. 28 fins on bbl directly above wood vertical foregrip with finger grooves. Matching wood pistol grip with finger grooves. Wood butt stock with metal butt plate and trap door. All metal finished in and dark gray Parkerizing. Front sight non adjustable post. 4 slot cutts compensator. Rear sight Lyman manufactured, adjustable for windage and elevation (graduated 0-600 yards) with battle sight when folded. One stick magazine is included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Parkerization on all exposed metal is thick and covers well. Wood is in very good condition with only a few minor dings in butt stock from normal storage. Action cycles by hand smooth and correctly in safe, semi, and full auto. Light residue in bbl with sharp rifling. 4-34641 JZ39 (18,000-26,000)

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**AUTO ORDNANCE THOMPSON M1A1 US PROPERTY MARKED BRIDGEPORT GUN. SN 655687. Cal. .45acp. 11″ bbl. All exposed metal has gray Parkerized finish. Horizontal wood forend, wood pistol grip, wooden butt stock with trap door in metal butt plate(includes oil bottle.) Sling swivel under forend, and sling swivel on bottom of rear stock. Front sight stationary post, rear sight stationary peep with light notch on top. Thompson trade mark logo on top of receiver. Complete with one factory stick magazine, and green web sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Thorough finish on all exposed metal with heavy coverage. Very few light handling and storage marks on all metal. All wood is in very good condition. Mechanism cycles fine by hand in safe, semi, and full auto. Some light rust on feed ramp but bore is shiny with sharp rifling. 4-34640 JZ38 (14,000-17,000)

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**AUTO ORDNANCE THOMPSON M1A1 US PROPERTY MARKED BRIDGEPORT GUN. SN 700519. Cal. .45acp. 11″ bbl. All exposed metal has gray Parkerized finish. Horizontal wood forend, wood pistol grip, wooden butt stock with trap door in metal butt plate. Sling swivel under forend, and sling swivel on bottom of rear stock. Front sight stationary post, rear sight stationary peep with light notch on top. Thompson trade mark logo on top of receiver. Complete with one factory stick magazine. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable. Thorough finish on all exposed metal. Normal and very light handling and rack wear on exposed metal. All wood is in very good condition with only a few light dings and blemishes from handling and rack wear. Although registered as transferable machine gun, it was rendered inoperable at some point, evidenced by plug in bbl. Composition unknown. Mechanism cycles fine by hand in safe, semi, and full auto and appears to be complete. 4-34675 JZ35 (13,500-16,500)

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COLT “C” 100 ROUND DRUM MAGAZINE. SN 748. This is one of the 5000 drums that Colt manufactured in 1920 for Auto Ordnance, NYC. Complete with tan pouch marked “RUSCO”. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fair – The drum does not appear to have been refinished. The serial number has been ground off the cover, but is intact on the base. This may or may not be the original cover. The rotor appears to be original and untouched. With a few light dings on the cover and evidence of what may have been previous repairs, this drum would fit nicely into the “shooter grade” and not the “collector grade” This affords the opportunity for someone to have a coveted piece of history to actually use, at a fraction of the price it would cost for one to simply collect and just display. 4-34195 JZ97 (2,900-3,900)

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Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) Title should read: **RUSSIAN DEGTYAROV MODEL DP-28 LIGHT MACHINE GUN.

**RUSSIAN DEGTYAROV MODEL DP-38 LIGHT MACHINE GUN. SN Y5597. Cal. 7.62 Russian. 24″ bbl. Ventilated bbl shroud. Cone style flash hider. Protected front sight post, rear sight adjustable for elevation(graduated 50-1500 meters.) Heavy bipod at front of bbl shroud. Wooden butt stock. Dust cover slides to cover action on top of firearm when pan style magazine is removed. Interesting grip safety is completely functional. Comes with six pan magazines, and one steel can that holds three pans. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Gun retains most of it’s finish although there are several spots on the receiver with thin coverage. Bipod functions well. Grip safety functions as intended. Comes with 3 pan magazines. Action functions smooth and correctly when cycled by hand. Gun comes with leather sling. Wood stock in decent condition, has typical dings from armory handling. 4-34590 JZ65 (28,000-35,000)

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**US. BROWNING AUTOMATIC RIFLE (BAR) M918A2 BY ROYAL TYPEWRITER COMPANY INC. SN 859164. Cal. .30-06. Complete parkerized finish. 24″ bbl. Drift windage adjustable hooded front sight, ladder type rear sight(adjustable for elevation 100-1500 yards.) Five prong flash hider with factory bipod. Wooden carry handle, wooden foregrip, and wooden shoulder stock. Shoulder stock has metal butt plate with shoulder stop. Comes with one box magazine, and green web sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: All metal parts with parkerized finish have a very complete and uniform coverage. Very few imperfections from rack wear or light handling. Wooden carry handle and wooden forearm are both in fine condition with minimal dings. Wooden shoulder stock although in overall very good condition exhibits a 4″ crack behind receiver on left side of stock. Open bolt fire control mechanism functions smooth and correct when cycled by hand, and bore is clean with sharp rifling. 4-34624 JZ77 (28,000-32,000)

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**GERMAN MP43 ASSAULT RIFLE. SN 6869L. Cal. 7.92. Listed manufacturer Merz BRO. Frankfurt AM main, Germany, Eisenbacher, Karosseriefabrik, Assmann, GMBH, Eisernbach Germany. A significant rifle in the history of current military small arms, the MP43 represented the first time a select fire assault rifle was chambered for an intermediate size cartridge in large quantities. This MP43 has 16-1/4″ bbl complete with threaded muzzle protector and metal forearm. Stamped sheet metal receiver with blued finish and functioning dust cover. Front sight hooded post drift adjustable for windage. Rear sight tangent adjustable for elevation(from 100-800 meters.) 2 wooden pistol grip panels, and corresponding wooden stock which has the appearance of attaching in a similar manner to modern HK style rifles. Stock has trap door on top for access for included oil bottle, dated 1938. Receiver has Waffenampts and several other proof marks. Several smaller numbered parts match number on receiver. Complete with one magazine and leather sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Gun shows lots of wear on orig. finish. Appears to have developed a slight patina on some components. Mechanism functions well in safe, semi, and full when cycled by hand. Rear stock has a hair line 2-1/2″ crack on left hand side behind receiver, and 5″ hair line crack on right side behind receiver. Screw holding pistol grip panels does not appear to be original as it protrudes through right side a short amount. Bore looks good with sharp rifling. 4-34669 JZ34 (18,000-22,000)

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**MARLIN MODEL 1895 “POTATO DIGGER”. SN 620. Cal. .30-06. A beautiful example of the colt-Browning model 1895 potato digger. Manufactured by Marlins Firearm Company, New Haven, Connecticut. 28″ ventilated bbl. Hooded post front sight, ladder type rear sight (adjustable up to 2600 yards.) Dark finish on firearm. Metal rear pistol grip with 2-pc wooden panel. Comes with spare bbl, and 2 bbl mag on U.S. heavy tripod. Tripod is standard high mount version complete with adjustable crank elevation and standard traverse mechanism. Complete with spare bbl bag, however seat is missing. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable. Although gun is registered as transferable machine gun, bbl has been plugged rendering it, as is, inoperable. The remainder of the mechanism appears to function correctly when cycled by hand. Mechanism operates smoothly as does matching dust cover on right side. 4-34609 JZ60 (17,000-19,000)

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**SIG NEUHAUSEN MP48 SUB MACHINE GUN. SN 3719. Cal. 9mm parabellum. Swiss model 1948 military issue sub machine gun. Protected post windage adjustable front sight blade, 4 position elevation adjustable rear sight(graduate from 50-300 meters). Cast metal receiver. Collapsible magazine well folds forward with magazine inserted parallel to bore. Unique high gloss wooden stock and pistol grip w/ collapsible wire stock. All parts appear to have matching numbers. Includes 40-rnd detachable box magazine, and thin leather sling. Gun is full auto only. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bore is bright and shiny. Open bolt mechanism functions well by hand. Bluing is dark and complete on all metal pieces. Stock is reddish-blond glossy finish w/ normal dings and 1 hair line crack associated w/ storage. Pistol grip has finger grooves and is finished to match stock. Slight hair line crack under trigger guard. 4-34661 JZ21 (12,000-16,000)

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**SWEEDISH K SUBMACHINE GUN. SN 302633A. Cal. 9mm luger. 8″ bbl. Blue finish on all metal parts. Elevation adjustable protected post front sight, 3 position flip rear sight. Fitted with GF59 night sights. Right side folding skeletal stock with cheek pad on top. 2-pc wooden pistol grips. Unique removable magazine well; when installed allows use of standard Sweedish K M45 36-rnd magazines. When mag-well is removed it allows use of Suomi 50-rnd magazine and possibly 71-rnd drum. Leather sling. One 36-rnd magazine. Bright red safety/dust cover. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bluing is uniform on all metal parts retaining the vast majority finish. Bluing is worn on top portion of folding stock. Metal exhibits typical light scratches and dings from standard handling and rack wear. Wooden grip panels have some minor dents and scratches. Right grip panel exhibits the letters “GAQ” stamped on right side. Deep rifling. Open bolt mechanism functions well by hand. Although gun appears to be in original condition, name appearing on form 3 is Metrotech ltd of MC Henry, Illinois, although their name does not appear to be on firearm. It is not clear if this company was simply the importer or responsible for remanufacturing firearm. Sweedish crown appears on most parts and bbl jacket 4-34662 JZ33 (12,000-16,000)

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**ITALIAN BERETTA MODEL 38/42 SUB MACHINE GUN. SN CP1535. Cal. 9mm luger. 9″ bbl. All exposed metal has blue finish. 1-pc wooden stock with horizontal grip slots under receiver behind mag well. Has two unique ports in front of front sight. Front sight post is drift adjustable for windage, 2-position flip type rear sight. Gun ejects to left side. Safety lever on left side of receiver. Fire control mechanism utilizes two triggers. Front trigger allows semi auto fire only. Rear trigger allows full auto fire only. Sling swivel on rear of bbl, at front of receiver. Sling swivel on left side rear of wooden stock. Includes one 40-rnd magazine, and leather sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bluing on all metal parts is dark and complete. Several minor scratches and light dents from rack wear and handling. Wooden stock overall very solid and only a few typical blemishes from rack wear and handling. Open bolt mechanism functions smooth by hand in semi, safe, and full. Bore is shiny with deep rifling. 4-34644 JZ43 (11,000-13,000)

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**BREDA MODEL P.G. ASSAULT RIFLE. SN 160. Cal. 7mm. 20″ bbl. Post front sight, elevation adjustable rear sight adjustable up to 1800 meters, wooden stock w/ matching wooden top handguard. This interesting 3-digit serial numbered rifle has a matching numbered stock. Complete with bayonet, scabbard, and includes 10 magazines. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bluing is deep and rich on receiver, somewhat worn on mag-well. Markings are crisp and clear. There are light scratches and dings from handling wear. Wood stock has several gouges and dings. One hair line crack at rear of receiver. Open bolt firing mechanism functions fine by hand in semi and full. Bore shows light pitting but retains deep grooves. 4-34665 JZ7 (11,000-16,000)

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**RUSSIAN PPSH-41 SUB MACHINE GUN. SN BN5165. Cal. 7.62mm. All exposed metal in light patina finish. Front sight elevation and windage drift adjustable hooded post. Ventilated bbl shroud. Rear sight two-blade L-style peep sight. Dark reddish colored butt stock and metal butt plate with trap door containing cleaning kit components. Comes with leather sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable. Although firearm is registered as transferable sub machine gun, at some point it was made unserviceable by apparently plugging the bbl, and possibly drilling through chamber area. Most of metal finish turned patina. Wooden butt stock heavily dinged and gouged from rough handling. Several cracks in wooden stock directly behind receiver. Open bolt select fire mechanism functions well in safe, semi, and full auto when cycled by hand. 4-34643 JZ52 (8,000-10,000)

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**GERMAN ERMA PRE WWII MODEL EMP. SN 11931. Cal. 9mm luger. All exposed metal possesses blue finish. Drift windage adjustable front sight. Rear sight 2-position flip type(graduated 100 and 200 meters). Wooden stock with vertical foregrip beneath receiver. Sling attachment right side of bbl ahead of ejection port, and on right side of stock on rear. Bolt stock safety mechanism directly above vertical front grip. Firearm appears to have all matching numbers. Waffenampt above SN on rear receiver tube, and also on bbl. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Uniform blue finish on most exposed metal although starting to wear thin on magazine-well portion. Stock has several light dings from storage and handling with one 2-1/4″ hair line crack to rear of receiver. Select fire open bolt mechanism appears to function correctly but tight when cycling by hand. Bore is dirty with some fowling but still retains sharp rifling. 4-34647 JZ49 (8,000-12,000)

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**BRITISH LANCHESTER MK-1 SUB MACHINE GUN. SN 57610. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl. Ventilated bbl shroud entire length of bbl. Front sight protected post, drift windage adjustable rear sight. 2 position protected L type sight. Horizontal mag housing. Magazine feeds from left hand side at 9 o’ clock position. 1-pc wooden stock with brass butt plate including trap door with cleaning kit. Bayonet lug mounted under bbl shroud. Includes bayonet and scabbard. Sling swivel in front at rear or bayonet lug, rear sling swivel below rear stock, aslo includes tan sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Original finish is rough as is typically encountered. Appears to be a black paint wooden stock. Has several typical dings and dents from handling and storage. Bayonet is in fine condition as is web sling. Open bolt mechanism appears to function fine when cycled by hand. Bore is dirty but quite serviceable. 4-34651 JZ59 (8,000-10,000)

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**NORTH VIETNAMESE TYPE 50 MODIFIED SUB MACHINE GUN. SN 2240. Cal. 7.92 mm. 10-1/2″ bbl. Elevation adjustable hooded front post sight, flip type rear peep sight, checkered wooden pistol grip, collapsible skeletal rear stock, and tan canvas sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable although paperwork indicates this is a transferable registered machine gun. It appears to be rendered unserviceable by plugging the breech. Everything else seems to be correct and functional. Select fire open bolt mechanism functions smooth in semi, and full. Metal retains little of it’s orig. finish, and most is a light patina w/ a few dings and scratches. Collapsible stock functions well. Wooden pistol grip is well weathered but appears integrally solid. 4-34658 JZ20 (8,000-12,000)

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**JOHNSON ARMS M1941 LIGHT MACHINE GUN. SN 2881. Cal. .30-06. A beautiful and very rare light machine gun originally housed in the Winchester museum. 22-1/2″ bbl. Still retains metal identification tags from it’s time at the Winchester museum. Unique nonadjustable front sight, rear peep sight adjustable for elevation and windage(0-1000 yards). All metal is Parkerized with exception of unique metal bipod which is painted OD green. Perforated bbl shroud. Left side horizontal magazine well. On right side opposite magazine well is hinged dust cover allowing access to magazine to utilize stripper clips for loading magazine while still inserted in firearm. Exceptional wooden foregrip. 2-pc wooden pistol grip and wooden rear butt stock. Also includes tan web sling, one mag, and one spare bbl. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Parkerizing on all exposed metal is extremely complete with very few light marks from careful handling and storage. All wood is of exceptional quality with few imperfections from handling and storage. Unique firing mechanism functions very well by hand in safe, semi, and full. Bore is bright and shiny with deep rifling. 4-34607 JZ22 (25,000-45,000)

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**USSR MANUFACTURED PPS-43 SUB MACHINE GUN. SN M928. Cal. 7.62mm. Complete parkerized finish with the exception of a 2-pc plastic pistol grip. Interesting ported bbl shroud. Unique flash hider design integral to bbl jacket and front sight. Front sight is a windage drift adjustable protected post and appears to be adjustable for elevation as well. Rear two position L type notch sight. Ejection is in the two o’ clock position. Includes canvas and leather sling, and one magazine. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good. All metal has heavy phosphate finish with complete coverage. Magazine mechanism locks tight. Open bolt fire control mechanism functions smooth when operated by hand. Safety works well. 4-34646 JZ45 (18,000-21,000)

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**CHINESE TYPE 56 LIGHT MACHINE GUN (RPD). SN 907687. Cal. 7.62x39mm. An original transferable RPD is one of the most desirable of the 7.62×39 variants from the Vietnam era. This specimen has a 20.5″ bbl. Complete with removable thread protector, protected post front sight, and standard bipod. Rear tangent sight (adjustable 100-1000 meters.) Functioning dust covers on both feed port and link chute. Wooden forend, 2-pc wooden pistol grip, and wooden stock with metal butt plate and hinged door for included cleaning kit. Cleaning kit is complete and like new, completely covered in cosmoline in factory rectangular case. Complete gun even includes cleaning rod in prescribed machined area that runs from left of receiver through front forend. Includes three drums, three belts, and one faded web drum pouch which appears to be original NVA equipment. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable. Although this gun is registered as a transferable machine gun at some point the chamber was plugged with a brass-type metal material. Remainder of firearm and mechanism appears complete and functions correctly when cycled by hand. Gun has light damage on wooden foregrip on left hand side, coinciding with similar damage on right leg to bipod, and gas tube in same area, believed to have been caused by a fragmentation grenade during combat. All damage is limited to 5″ diameter when bipod is folded 4-34625 JZ73 (25,000-45,000)

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**GERMAN MAXIM MGO8 WATER COOLED MACHINE GUN. SN 43082. Cal. 8mm. Manufactured by D.W.M. Berlin, 1918, this machine gun is extremely complete. 26″ bbl. Standard front sight is drift adjustable for windage, Front sight blade, and folding rear sight (graduated 400-2000 meters.) MG08 is complete with German WWI military issue prismatic optical sight model ZF12. Scope has large brass elevation adjustment wheel on left of sight (graduated 400-2000 meters.) Scope is complete with original leather storage case. Full water jacket including original Maxim hose, with spare section of hose as well. Muzzle booster, with small armor plate guarding front of bbl jacket. Blued finish. Most visible serial numbers are matching. Spade grips with wood handles checkered on front with finger grooves. Original oil and grease brushes with matching caps on top of grips. Gun is mounted on original sled mount and was painted OD green with an orange, black, and brown camouflage pattern. Gun traverses well on mount, and mount elevation mechanism functions well. Several original tools and toolboxes are included with this gun. Including oil can with separate chamber for grease, tool box filled with small patches and extra water plugs, chamber cleaning tool with wood handle, cast iron tongs, spare bbl holder including bbl, two hinged boxes contain feed and fire control components. Pads on mount for knees or elbows depending on configuration have lost the majority of the leather covering, but still retains a coarse wool fiber filling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Though water jacket has started to develop a light patina, the vast majority of bluing still coveres well. Entire receiver section and all covers are in a compatible condition to the water jacket. Fire control mechanism functions well and smooth when cycled by hand. Scope, although lightly cloudy(may just need good cleaning) seems to function well. Hoses are pliable and not dry. This original MG08 is about as complete as possible. 4-34581 JZ80 (18,000-28,000)

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**GERMAN BERGMANN SUB MACHINE GUN MODEL MP35/I. SN 6856. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl. Drift adjustable front sight, tangent rear sight (adjustable elevation from 50-1000 meters.) Unique open bolt design opens like a bolt action, leaving bolt open when cocking lever is returned to closed position. Selector switch located in trigger guard. 1-pc wooden stock. Sling swivel under bbl jacket in front of stock and corresponding sling swivel under rear stock. All metal dark blued with exception of bolt, cocking handle, and trigger. Heavy muzzle break on end of slotted bbl jacket. Feeds from right hand side, and ejects to left side. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bluing on most exposed metal surfaces is deep and rich. Unique open bolt mechanism functions smooth when cycled by hand. Bore is dirty but retains sharp rifling. Wooden stock shows typical dents and blemishes from armory handling. Circular inlet on right side of stock possibly where a medallion used to reside. 4-34645 JZ47 (16,500-19,500)

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**RUSSIAN MODEL PPD-40 SUB MACHINE GUN. SN 2445. Cal. 7.62. All exposed metal finish dark bluing. Front sight windage drift adjustable post. Rear tangent sight(graduated 50-500 meters.) Ventilated slotted bbl shroud. Wooden foregrip, and wooden stock. Leather sling. Utilizes 71-rnd drum. Tubular receiver. Bolt locks either open or closed. Select fire. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Exposed metal bluing is uniformly thorough. Metal has several small scratches and nicks which is typical with handling and storage. Wood is heavily dinged and scratched but structural integrity is fine. Bore is bright and shiny. Open bolt mechanism functions well by hand in semi, and full auto. 4-34652 JZ30 (16,000-20,000)

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**DUTCH MODEL 1920 LEWIS GUN. SN M173. Cal. 6.5x55r. A beautiful WWI bring back gun. No 1920’s overstamp here. This Netherlands/Dutch Arsenal machine gun has an entirely blued finish. A metal bbl jacket covers the finned aluminum cooling jacket surrounding the bbl. Front sight is drift windage adjustable protected blade sight, rear sight mounted on top of rear of top cover(graduated 300-1000 meters.) Pistol grip is covered with two wooden panels, and shoulder stock is matching wood. Both pieces of wood are a dark black. Shoulder rest on wooden butt stock with metal butt plate. Oil bottle is inset into top of stock. Wooden carrying handle attached to metal band around bbl jacket. Includes metal bipod attached by means of metal band clamped to bbl jacket,and two pan drums with tan canvas drum pouch. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Bbl jacket and top of receiver is void of majority of original finish. Most is a light brown finish where bluing used to be. Bipod is bright and shiny metal with brass wingnut. Cooling fins appear to be complete under bbl jacket. Wooden pistol grips are scratched from normal handling wear. Wooden butt stock has several dings from handling and storage. Missing small piece of wood under metal butt plate on toe of stock. 4-34594 JZ90 (12,000-18,000)

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**FRENCH MODEL MAT-49 SUB MACHINE GUN. SN C32138. Cal. 9mm luger. All exposed metal has heavy Parkerized finish. 9″ bbl. Bbl jacket has several circular perforations. Protected post stationary front sight. Flip up L type rear adjustable sight 100-200 meter range. Dust cover over ejection port. Folding magazine-well will fold with magazine inserted. Locks beneath bbl are parallel to the bore. 2-pc plastic pistol grips. Grip safety located on rear of pistol grip. Collapsible wire stock. Firearm comes with one magazine, and leather sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Parkerizing finish on all metal finish is thick and heavy with complete coverage. Very little surface wear from handling or storage. Stock collapses effortlessly. Open bolt mechanism functions smoothly by hand. Dust cover closes and locks tight. Folding magazine well locks tight in both positions. 4-34619 JZ42 (12,000-15,000)

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**COLT AR15 MOD 613 COMMERCIAL VERSION OF M16. SN 5080798. Cal. 5.56 mm (.223). Standard commercial variant of M16 w/ 20″ bbl and A1 flash hider, bayonet lug, early front sight, and standard A1 rear sight. It has black plastic triangle beaver tail forearm, pistol grip, and butt stock w/ trap door & black canvas sling. Accompanied by a (colt 3×20 scope w/ cover, and an M7 bayonet w/ an M8 scabbard. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Finish is complete and origin w/ a few minor handling marks, nicks, scratches from being in a safe. Hand guard and stock are intact w/ minor handling marks. Mechanics are smooth, and bore is bright and shiny. Optics are crisp, and bayonet is fine. 4-34633 JZ1 (12,000-15,000)

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(Correction) (1) Title should read: ***DS GERMAN DREYSE MG-13 PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE. (2) Description states “150 rnd drums”. Description should read “ 75 rnd magazine” .

***DS GERMAN DREYSE MG-13. SN C541. Cal. 7.92mm. MG-13 machine gun is an interesting and unusual find. 28″ bbl with MG-34 style perforated bbl shroud and bipod. Folding front sight drift adjustable for windage, rear sight tangent style (adjustable from 100-2000 meters.) Also equipped with 4-1/4″ round “spiderweb” style front anti-aircraft sight and flip-up anti-aircraft rear sight. Carry handle with two wooden grip panels located directly in front of rear sight. Mechanism utilizes 1-pc wooden pistol grip, and unique right-side folding tubular shoulder stock with collapsible padding. Unique German system is magazine fed left side feed and utilizes 150 rnd drums or 20 rnd stick magazines. Mounted on German WWII army issue, tubular metal anti aircraft tripod. Accessories included are field maintenance kit containing wrenches, tools, spare bolt etc.. in leather pouch, leather sling, one 150-rnd magazine, two drum and magazine loaders, and nine canvas magazine pouches containing 35 20-rnd magazines. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Mechanism functions well when cycled by hand. Blued finish is uniform and complete throuhout with normal handling and storage marks. Anti-aircraft tripod is a rough painted OD finish with several nicks, dings, and scrapes. 4-34600 JZ79 (10,000-16,000)

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**JOHNSON MODEL 1944 LIGHT MACHINE GUN. SN 2719. Cal. .30-06. This gun was on display in the Winchester Museum before being purchased by a private collector. 23″ bbl incorporates Johnson’s unique non-adjustable front sight, and perforated bbl shroud. This desirable Johnson machine gun is extremely complete, even including orig. monopod. All metal has a very smooth Parkerized finish. Left side feed horizontal mag well to accept standard 20-rnd magazine. Right side opposite mag well employs spring loaded dust cover exposing a loading gate to charge the magazine with 5-rnd charger clips while still inserted in mag well. The rear sight has intricate micrometer adjustments for both windage and elevation, it also employs a battle sight aperture when simply folded forward. Wooden pistol grip. Butt stock is a unique tubular design with metal butt plate and butt plate folds upward to expose cleaning kit storage area in butt tube. Includes green nylon sling, one mag, and two spare bbls. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. All metal surfaces still retain a fair amount of orig. finish. Very little evidence of use, storage, or handling marks. Unique tubular composite butt stock is fine shape. Wooden pistol grip panels show only minor dings from typical handling and storage. This closed bolt firing mechanism functions well by hand with selector in safe, semi, and full position. Bore is clean with plenty of rifling. 4-34608 JZ15 (10,000-15,000)

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(Addition) Late Addendum Item.

RARE USMC, WWII ISSUE TAN CANVAS BACKPACK FOR 12 JOHNSON MAGAZINES. This unique and rare canvas backpack holds 12 Johnson, 20 round mags for the Johnson Model 1941 and Model 1944 weapons series. Pouch has full flap, with double strap closure and snaps, each snap marked with letter “S” in a triangle. Pack has tan canvas dividers for the mags and canvas web shoulder harness, with wide shoulder straps. Four brown leather corners at bottom of pack. Pouch contains 12 smooth gray 20 round mags for Models 1941 and 1944 Johnson Light Machine Guns. Pack appears to be unmarked. SIZE: 14″ x 11-1/2″ x 4-1/2″. CONDITION: Generally fine overall condition with some expected light surface rubs on leather corners. 4-33420 JZ666 (1,200-3,000)

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**GERMAN BERGMANN SUB MACHINE GUN MODEL MP35/I. SN 62A. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl. Drift adjustable front sight, tangent rear sight (adjustable elevation from 50-2000 meters.) Unique open bolt design opens like a bolt action leaving bolt open when cocking lever is returned to closed position. Selector switch located in trigger guard. 1-pc wooden stock. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable, although paperwork reflects this firearm is a fully transferable registered machine gun. Bbl has obstruction that appears to be brass plug running full length of bbl. Everything else appears to be correct and complete and action functions correctly in semi, and full w/ a functioning safety. Stock shows minor handling and rack wear. There are several hair line cracks behind receiver. All metal pieces retain almost no orig. finish and shows an extremely light pitting w/ a few dings and scratches from handling and rack wear. 4-34660 JZ18 (8,000-12,000)

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**UNITED DEFENSE MOD UD-42 SELECT FIRE SUB-MACHINE GUN. SN 14524LRS. Cal. 9mm luger. 11″ bbl (bbl welded to receiver.) Open bolt operation, select fire. Possible rewat. Standard post front sight, adjustable peep sight, vertical wood front grip, wooden butt stock w/ trap door, and tan canvas sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Finish is complete and dark. Possibly reblued. Very minor handling marks on wood and metal. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is shiny w/ deep grooves. 4-34627 JZ2 (7,000-10,000)

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**ITALIAN BERETTA MODEL 38A MACHINE CARBINE. SN 4031. Cal. 9mm luger. 12″ bbl w/ perforated bbl shroud. All exposed metal has black painted finish. Cutts style compensator. Drift adjustable post front sight, tangent rear sight(100-500 meter range of adjustment for elevation.) Dual triggers. Front trigger for semi auto fire, rear trigger for full auto fire. Safety on left side of receiver. 1-pc full wooden stock numbered to match firearm. Cover on bottom of stock surrounding mag well employs a sliding dust cover utilized when no magazine is inserted to keep action clean. Sling swivel on bbl band on left side of firearm, and corresponding sling attachment point on left side of stock. 40-rnd stick magazine included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Paint partially worn on exposed metal parts mostly from normal handling and rack wear. Wooden stock is in good shape and looks nice. Stock also exhibits several dings and dents from rack wear handling. Mechanism when hand cycled functions correctly in both semi, and full. Safety works correctly. Upon inspecting bbl there is very light pitting in some portions, and an approximate 1/4″ diameter hole (port?) approx. 3-1/8″ from bore in the twelve o’ clock position. 4-34649 JZ25 (7,000-9,000)

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**BRITISH STEN MKI SUB MACHINE GUN. SN 294029. Cal. 9mm. Very dark gray Parkerized finish on all exposed metal. Front sight protected stationary post. Rear sight stationary peep. Sling swivel in front of bbl and inside loop stock. Canvas sling, and 30-rnd magazine are also included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Finish is dark and uniform with regular rack and handling wear. Open bolt mechanism functions smooth by hand in both safe and semi. Bbl has lots of rifling. 4-34655 JZ29 (7,000-9,000)

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**GERMAN MODEL MP3008 SUB MACHINE GUN. SN RDE45. Cal. 9mm luger. 8″ bbl. This very rare submachine gun was a direct German copy of the Sten. This model was produced by Mauser as well as six other firms and appeared early on in several versions intended for Volkssturm use. Production did not begin until close of the end of the war. This gun at first glance looks almost identical to the British Sten, with the exception of the magazine well which is at the six ‘o clock position rather than the standard nine o’ clock position. Ejection is still out the right hand side. Very crude front sight constructed from a ring and shaped to a point. Rear sight is a fixed peep sight again very similar to that of the Sten. Gun utilizes standard MP38 and MP40 32-rnd magazines. Sling attachment is fixed to front of magazine well. Rear of receiver marked with a serial number in front of the stock. Stock was designed to resemble a loop type Sten stock. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Although the workmanship of these firearms were crude and spot welded that can’t take away from the rarity and overall condition of this fine specimen. The bbl is shiny and rifling is sharp. Open bolt mechanism functions well by hand in safe, and semi full automatic. 4-34656 JZ44 (16,000-19,000)

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**JAPANESE TYPE 100 SUB MACHINE GUN(1944 MODEL). SN 4988. Cal. 8mm nambu. All metal parts are finished in a dark bluing or dark phosphate finish. 1-pc wooden stock with hand fitted wooden butt plate. Front sight blade drift adjustable for windage. Rear sight stationary peep. Ventilated bbl shroud with bayonet lug. Swing swivel right side above bayonet lug. Most parts appear to have matching numbers. Includes one magazine. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Almost all exposed metal retains orig. finish although lightly scratched from typical handling and storage. Very rough factory workmanship gives the illusion gun is rougher than it actually is. Bbl has deep rifling. Mechanism functions fine when cycled by hand. Safety engages positively. Wooden stock, as typical of these examples, appears rough, although good structural integrity. Hand fitted wooden butt plate fits well and is good shape. 4-34667 JZ32 (16,000-20,000)

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**FINNISH SUOMI M-31 SUB MACHINE GUN. SN 3921. Cal. 9mm. All metal blued finish. Slotted bbl shroud covering 12-1/2″ bbl. Drift windage adjustable blade type front sight. Tangent adjustable rear sight (graduated 100-500 meters.) Unique brass deflector over ejection port. Tube style receiver. 1-pc wooden shoulder stock with metal butt plate. Sling swivel on left side of bbl shroud. Rear sling swivel on left side of shoulder stock. Includes leather sling, and 71-rnd drum magazine. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Original bluing appears thin on most of exposed metal parts, though uniform in coverage. Wooden stock has several light dings from handling, storage, and has a large crack on right side where it appears repair was attempted long ago. Open bolt firing mechanism seems to function smooth when cycled by hand and safety engages properly. Bore is clean with sharp rifling. 4-34628 JZ51 (10,000-13,000)

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**NORTH VIETNAMESE MODIFIED TYPE 50 SUB MACHINE GUN. SN 5879. Cal. 7.62mm. Although a transferable machine gun, this gun was deactivated and has yet to be made serviceable. 10-1/2″ bbl w/ hooded front sight adjustable for elevation, flip-up rear peep sight w/ 2 settings, collapsible skeleton wire stock, plain wood pistol grip, 1 magazine, and tan canvas sling is included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable. It appears the most prominent means of deactivation is some type of metal plug in the chamber, possible brazing or welding, connected to a metal rod that runs the entire length of the bbl, but is much smaller in diameter, and appears to be connected only to the chamber plug. Also, bolt locking stud is missing. Metal retains a fair amount of orig. finish although rough workmanship apparent, with normal handling and usage wear. 4-34657 JZ10 (10,000-14,000)

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**HUNGARIAN MP-43 MACHINE GUN. SN A7268. Cal. 9mm. 16″ bbl. Wooden stock with corresponding wooden pistol grip, wooden top cover, metal under folding stock w/ wooden accents, hooded front post sight, tangent rear sight(adjustable for elevation for 50-600 meters), complete w/ bayonet, scabbard, magazine well w/ magazine folds in front end of stock. Stock has a horizontal recess on each side to enhance grip, stock numbered to match firearm. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Metal parts retain little of their orig. finish but has very few marks from handling and storage. Wood is in very good condition w/ only typical handling and usage marks. Wire folding stock functions correctly. Locks well open and in closed position. Select fire mechanism functions correctly by hand in safe, semi, and full. Bore is shiny w/ sharp rifling. 4-34664 JZ12 (10,000-16,000)

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(Correction) This item is not a Class III Firearm subject to NFA restrictions, but a Title I Firearms subject to the requirements of the ATF.

**MEXICAN JOHNSON MODEL 1941 SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLE. SN 00052. Cal. 7x57mm – An extremely interesting and unusual Johnson semiautomatic rifle. Our research has lead us in a few different directions on this gun. According to the records of the previous owner, (Bruce Stern), it is believed to be an experimental model; a cross between the standard Model 1941 Semiautomatic rifle and the Model 1941 light machine gun. Some of the other rare Johnson models included in this estate auction were once housed in the Winchester Museum and it is possible that this was yet another example although we are not in possession of any documentation to confirm that. It is also possible that it was a non-factory assembled rifle built from a modified JSAR receiver with an LMG lower, as a few others that have been spotted around the country. Marked “Ejercito Mexicano” on the top of the receiver and “Systema Johnson” on the right side of the receiver. The rifle is complete with a bayonet and leather scabbard. There is a circular perforated barrel shroud similar to the Model 1941 LMG. The front sight is a protected blade and the rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation. There is a dust cover on the right side of the receiver, directly opposite the magazine-well, for charging the magazine without removing it from the firearm. Wood forearm, pistol grip and shoulder stock. The shoulder stock has a metal buttplate and is also very similar to the model 1941 LMG. Sling swivel on front is under front of barrel shroud and rear sling swivel is under the rear stock. Includes 1 magazine and a green web sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Condition Fine – The metal has retained the vast majority of the original parkerized finish. Everything seems to be in fine working condition and the fire control mechanism appears to function smooth and correctly when cycled by hand. Bore is bright and the rifling is deep. The wood is typical of every other LMG example in the collection. While there are several dings and gouges associated with “armory style handling” the structural integrity is not decreased. 4-32075 JZ98 (4,000-10,000)

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FINNISH LAHTI 20MM SEMIAUTOMATIC ANTI-TANK RIFLE (DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE). SN 779. Cal. 20mm – An excellent and complete specimen of a well-known anti-tank rifle. Includes the familiar sled and spike bipod mount. This is actually a complete system, including the rifle, eight 10-round magazines complete in 4 wooden storage chests, a complete armorer’s kit, a cleaning kit, and an enormous fitted, wooden carrying chest from Finland to store and/or transport everything together, safely and securely. The classic rectangular, 10-port muzzle brake and cap is included as well as the wooden barrel cooling jacket forward of the front sight. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine – From the unique muzzle brake to the rubber recoil pad, this gun is complete and appears to have been well cared for. The wooden cooling jacket is in very good condition with only a few small hairline cracks and minimal dings. The action operates smooth from the mag-well dust cover to the crank and (cosmoline) trigger mechanism when operated by hand. The bore is coated in cosmoline and the rifling is sharp. These guns don’t get any more complete than this. 4-34673 JZ100 (16,000-24,000)

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**STEYR MP40 SUB MACHINE GUN. SN 1274H. Cal. 9mm. Original MP40. Manufactured by Steyr Daimelr Puch A.G and appears to have matching numbers. Waffenampts on several parts. 10″ bbl w/ heat transfer bar. Hooded post front sight, fixed rear sight w/ flip-up blade for distance, plastic forend, 2-pc plastic pistol grip, brown leather sling, and under folding stock also numbered to match receiver. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable although transfer paperwork indicates this sub-machine gun is a registered transferable firearm. At some point it was rendered unserviceable by plugging the bbl, but everything else appears to be correct, complete, and functional. Most metal surfaces retain little of their orig. finsh and there’s a small ding above the ejection port. Plastic forend and pistol grip are both in very good condition with few blemishes. Wire folding stock functions and locks very well. 4-34650 JZ50 (15,000-18,000)

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**SWISS MODEL 1925 FURRER LIGHT MACHINE GUN. SN 435. Cal. 7.5mm Swiss. 24″ bbl with elongated slotted bbl jacket. Bbl is fluted. Bbl jacket and receiver have blued finish. Adjustable bipod clamped to bbl jacket ahead of front sight. 1-pc wooden stock with steel butt plate. 2-paneled wooden pistol grip. Front sight protected blade drift adjustable for windage, rear tangent sight (adjustable from 100-2000 meters.) Mounted on heavy factory tripod. Tripod incorporates intricate traverse and elevation mechanism. Also included is one magazine. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is bright and shiny and rifling is sharp. Original bluing in very nice condition with heavy remaining coverage. Fully functioning interesting dust cover mechanism on left side over ejection port. Select fire mechanism functions smooth and correctly when cycled by hand. 4-34593 JZ68 (8,000-12,000)

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**ITALIAN MODEL TZ-45 SUB MACHINE GUN. SN 3006MJK. Cal. 9mm luger. Designed by Tony and Zorzoli Giandoso in Italy, this interesting sub machine gun boasts a 9-3/4″ bbl including the slotted muzzle break. Front sight is an elevation adjustable post. Rear sight is stationary peep sight affixed in the center of the tubular receiver. Slotted bbl shroud. Collapsible wire stock. When stock is fully collapsed the wire ends are intercepted by retaining device directly under bbl for rigidity. 1-pc wooden pistol grip. Sling swivel on left side of bbl just behind front sight. Mechanism utilizes front grip safety located behind magazine well. 20-rnd stick magazine is also included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Most metal retains some type of finish although portions heavily worn from handling and rack wear. Grip safety mechanism functions correctly. Collapsible stock functions correctly. Open bolt select fire mechanism functions correctly in safe, semi, and full when cycled by hand. 4-34659 JZ46 (7,000-10,000)

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**LUFTWAFFE ISSUE GERMAN MODEL MP-34(ö)MANUFACTURED BY STEYR AUSTRIA. SN 5851. Cal. 9mm luger. 8.5″ bbl Luftwaffe issued MP-34(ö). Blued finish metal, protected post front sight, tangent rear sight, graduated 50-500 meters, wooden stock w/ trap door, metal butt plate, and 32-rnd box magazine. Luftwaffe proof on stock, and on receiver. Possible rewat(marked under receiver) “Robert Landies, Collectors Corner” in electric pencil. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Metal bluing is fairly complete w/ normal wear, minor dings, from normal handling and rack wear. Wooden stock has several dings, scratches, dents, and a couple hair line cracks. Stock is numbered to receiver. In hand cycling mechanism functions correctly and is select fire. Bore has minor pitting but sharp lands. 4-34666 JZ6 (7,000-9,000)

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**FRENCH CHAUCHAT MOD 1918 LIGHT MACHINE GUN. SN 149072. Cal. .30-06. 18.5″ bbl w/ permanently fixed flash hider. Faded blue finish. Standard offset post front sight, standard offset tangent rear sight, adjustable for elevation, graduated 200-2000 meters. Tubular metal bi-pod, vertical wood foregrip, wooden pistol grip, and wood stock w/ trap door. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fair condition. Very little orig. finish exists. Wood has several chips, dings, and blemishes, but nothing that appears to effect it’s structural nature. Includes 16-rnd box magazine, and additional anti aircraft front side post. Action functions smoothly but appears to function only on safe, and full auto when cycling by hand. Bore is clean w/ sharp lands. 4-34587 JZ3 (6,500-9,500)

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**MADSEN LIGHT MACHINE GUN M1950. SN A-240. Cal. 7mm. Chilean Madsen light machine gun with heavy finned bbl, muzzle break, and bipod. Slotted perforated bbl shroud. Monopod on rear stock. Carry handle on bbl shroud in front of rear sight. Two sets of sights included; ground sights consist of protected front blade, and elevation adjustable tangent rear sight. Anti-aircraft sight consist of 3″ “spiderweb” front sight and raised post rear sight also adjustable for elevation by utilizing factory ground rear sight adjustment. All metal has black enamel finish. Wooden rear butt stock. Ejection port dust cover beneath action. Includes one magazine. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable. Black enamel paint covers most exposed metal but has several dings, scratches, and chips from typical handling and armory storage. Wooden butt stock is in good condition with the exception of a few gouges from storage wear. Monopod and bipod both function perfectly. Although paperwork indicates this is a transferable registered machine gun, at some poing the bbl was plugged to render it unserviceable. All other components seem unaltered and fire control mechanism seems to functions correctly when cycled by hand. 4-34599 JZ86 (9,000-16,000)

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**MP-28, II SCHMEISSER SUB MACHINE GUN. SN 2408. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl. Drift windage adjustable front sight, tangent rear sight (graduated 100-1000 meters.) Ventilated bbl shroud. 1-pc wooden stock w/ metal butt plate. Sling swivel under bbl shroud, and sling swivel under stock and rear. Stock has finger grooves on both sides directly under rear sight. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Most of orig bluing has worn however exposed metal is in very good condition. Wooden stock has several dings, scrapes, and gashes, typical of rough rack wear in armory environment. Bore is clean with sharp rifling. Open bolt select fire mechanism functions well when cycled by hand. 4-34648 JZ54 (9,000-12,000)

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**GERMAN MK-36 III. SN 4. Cal. 9mm. 20″ bbl. This is an EXTREMELY rare piece. It is believed that this firearm is an original Hugo Schmeisser prototype, designed in the mid 1930s. According to our records, the MK36 III never made it into production due to a patent infringement on the Vollmer designed operating spring. It is completely possible that this specimen may very well be the only example of its type in the United States, and possibly the world. No other existing samples are currently known. Drift adjustable front sight post, tangent rear sight(adjustable from 100-1000 meters). All metal has deep rich bluing. 1-pc wooden stock. Top wooden hand guard. Comes w/ leather sling that appears original. Metal butt plate. Includes one magazine. This very rare German machine gun is exemplified by it’s fantastic condition and it’s extremely low SN. This early open bolt design actually utilizes a bolt lock so bolt will not open unless the magazine is inserted. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal retains almost all of it’s original bluing. Wood stock is of exceptional quality although it possesses several light blemishes, small gouges, nicks and dings from typical handling and storage. The finish has remained very good. Select fire open bolt mechanism functions smooth, and bore is very clean. 4-34670 JZ14 (15,000-25,000)

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**BROWNING MACHINE GUN M1919 A4. SN 86-70125. Cal. .30-06. Originally manufactured Saginaw Steeling Gear Division of General Motors and remanufactured by DLO Manufacturing Company in Stanford, Connecticut. 24″ bbl. All grayed parkerized finish. Perforated bbl jacket with metal pistol grip at rear. Folding leaf rear sight graduated for windage and elevation, micrometer adjustment (graduated 0-2400 yards.) Metal carrying handle on bbl. Handle has wooden hand grip. Gun mounted on standard M2 tripod for the 1919 A4 series with traverse and elevation mechanism. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Finish is complete with heavy coverage on entire firearm and tripod. Mechanism functions well when cycled by hand. Bore is clean, and rifling is sharp. 4-34586 JZ66 (14,000-18,000)

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**MAXIM MG08/15 WATER COOLED MACHINE GUN. SN 3661. Cal. 8mm. This water cooled machine gun orig manufactured in Germany at the Erfurt Aresenal in 1917(remanufactured, possibly rewatted by Richard W. Urich of Allentown, Pennsylvania)is a fine and complete specimen. This water cooled Maxim utilizes a bipod that allows for full traverse. Several parts incorporate matching numbers. Including top cover, fusee cover, and feed block. Finish is blued. Front sight on water jacket band is windage drift adjustable blade, rear sight tangent (adjustable from 400-2000 meters.) Water jacket complete with hose and all connecting hardware. Checkered 1-pc wooden pistol grip and wooden rear butt stock. Gun is complete with spare pistol grip and trigger assembly. Also included is a German WWI military issue wooden carrying chest for two drum magazines with two drums. Chest is OD green painted with steel carry handle on top of chest. Both drums are OD green painted of metal manufacture with hinged lids, and ammo belt spools with winding levers. Each drum marked on lid “Feuer! Kurbelhoch” in white. One drum has “Feuer” marked in red. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. All metal is in good plus condition in relation to finish with very few scratches, dings, and imperfections found on firearms found typically of this age. Hose is flexible and not brittle. Wood is solid. Pistol grip still retains orig checkering. Wooden butt stock has a few minor dings and bumps with a light crack at rear of stock. Mechanism appears to function correctly when cycled by hand. Bore exhibits plenty of rifling. Drums with included belt in case are also in fantastic condition and nicely compliment this MG08/15 package. 4-34598 JZ76 (8,500-10,500)

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**SWISS KE-7 LIGHT MACHINE GUN EXPORT MODEL. SN 5003. Cal. 7.92mm (8mm Mauser). Fantastic example of the export pattern for Persia(Iran). 25″ bbl. All blued finish, drift windage adjustable front post sight, tangent rear sight(graduated 100-2000 meters). 3-pc wooden stock set consisting of forend, pistol grip, folding bi-pod that collapses flush into wooden forend, and also includes one box magazine. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bluing covers the majority of the bbl and slotted bbl jacket. Bluing on receiver is also quite complete except for minor wear caused by travel of nonreciprocating charging handle. Blemish on selector switch w/ matching light blemish on receiver indicating selector may have possibly been welded in safe position at one time(possible rewat although nothing else would indicate anything else other than originality.) Open bolt mechanism functions smooth and correct, and bore is clean w/ deep rifling. 4-34597 JZ13 (8,000-12,000)

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**SWISS MPKO MACHINE CARBINE. SN 3538. Cal. 9mm. 12″ bbl. Drift windage front post sight, rear tangent sight(graduate 100-1000 meters), 1-pc wooden stock w/ top wooden hand guard. All metal finish deep bluing> All parts appear to have matching numbers. Includes leather sling, and one 30-rnd magazine which folds horizontally into forend of stock. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. All metal and wood items are in fantastic condition. Very light scratches and dings on wood associated with normal handling and rack wear. All exposed metal surfaces retain a beautiful deep blue finish w/ only very light wear. Wooden stock incorporates 4 finger grooves on each side, and a deep channel to accept folding magazine. Bbl has light residue, but otherwise great condition. 4-34626 JZ11 (8,000-12,000)

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**JAPANESE TYPE 99 LIGHT MACHINE GUN. SN 13581. Cal. 7.7. 19″ heavy finned bbl. Windage drift adjustable front sight, elevation micro adjustable rear peep sight. Bayonet and scabbard attached directly under front sight at junction of bipod. Folding adjustable monopod at bottom of shoulder stock. 1-pc wooden pistol grip. Wooden shoulder stock with metal butt plate. Wooden grip on steel carrying handle. Magazine fed from top. Regulated gas system. Bayonet is Japanese single edge blade also used with Arisaka type 38 and 99 bolt action rifles, short rifles and carbines, as well as others. Includes 2.5 power optical sight. Even though most of eye piece is missing, optics are quite clear. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Metal finish is quite complete, and wood is in very good condition as well. Both dust covers (magazine and ejection port) function well. Bore is clean and rifling is sharp. Fire control mechanism appears to function smooth and correct when cycled by hand. Optics are remarkably clear although eye piece is broken. Bipod functions well, and monopod is smooth. Bayonet is in very good condition as well as leather and metal scabbard. Only obvious blemish is where top of bipod clamp was saw cut and removed from top 180 degrees of bbl. 4-34621 JZ70 (14,000-18,000)

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**FRENCH CHAUCHAT MOD 1915 LIGHT MACHINE GUN MANUFACTURED BY SIDARME. SN 23506. Cal. 8mm lebel. 18.5″ bbl. Flash hider permanently attached to bbl. Blue finish, standard offset post front sight, offset tangent rear sight, graduated 200-2000 meters. Tubular metal bi-pod, vertical wood foregrip, wood pistol grip, solid wood stock(no trap door or butt plate) PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Retains approx. 80-85% of orig. blue. Metal shows an extremely light pitting and several expected scrapes, scratches, and other handling marks. Wood has several gouges and gashes. Foregrip appears to have been repaired at some point. Cycling action by hand, appears to function only safe and full auto. Bore is clean w/ sharp lands. 4-34588 JZ4 (6,500-9,500)

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**MADSEN MODEL 50 SUB MACHINE GUN. SN 44540. Cal. 9mm luger. 8″ bbl. All black painted finish. Clam shell receiver design with front grip safety mechanism directly behind magazine well. Side folding metal stock with leather cheek wrap. Orig. gun, made in Denmark. Drift adjustable blade front sight. Stationary rear peep sight. Includes canvas sling, and 32-rnd magazine. A fantastic specimen of this interesting sub machine gun design. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Uniform coverage on all exposed metal. Only light scratches from gentle handling and rack wear. All markings are clean and easy to read. Bore is bright and shiny. Open bolt mechanism functions well when cycled by hand. Stock is sturdy in both open and folded positions. 4-34629 JZ31 (6,000-8,000)

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**PRE WWII ERMA MODEL EMP EARLY TYPE. SN 10190. Cal. 9mm luger. Apparent export model. Very few identifying marks other than serial numbers. Paperwork illustrates point of manufacture as Italy. Cocking handle is uncharacteristic of typical EMP. Also different is the absence of the standard safety mechanism. All exposed metal possesses blue finish. Drift windage adjustable front sight. Tangent rear sight(graduated 50-1000 meters), 1-pc stock with vertical foregrip under action rear of magazine well. Sling attachment right side of bbl ahead of ejection port, and on right side of stock on rear. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable. Although paperwork indicates firearm is a registered transferable machine gun, at some point the chamber was plugged. All other mechanical components seem to function correctly including open bolt mechanism in semi, and in full, when cycled by hand. Bluing finish on metal is very thin on some spots. Wooden stock has several nicks and dings, characteristic of armory storage. 4-34663 JZ48 (6,000-10,000)

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**STURM, RUGER AC-556 MACHINE GUN. SN 190-07880. Cal. .223. Full stock, full auto version of the mini-14. Flash hider like used on GB model. Wood top hand guard. Fixed blade front sight. Rear peep sight adjustable for windage and elevation. 3-position selector (semi, 3-rnd burst, and full auto.) Comes with black nylon stock and Ruger factory 20-rnd magazine. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. All bluing looks great with very little wear. All wood looks great with very few blemishes other than minor dings from rack wear during storage. Bore is shiny, and rifling is sharp. Mechanism functions well in semi burst, and full auto when cycled by hand. Safety engages correctly. 4-34636 JZ53 (5,500-6,500)

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**BRITISH STEN MARK II SUB MACHINE GUN. SN 55405. Cal. 9mm luger. Manufactured by J.L. & CO LTD (England). 7-3/4″ bbl “T style stock.” Standard welded blade front sight, standard welded peep rear sight, all Parkerized gray finish, and includes one magazine. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Currently Unserviceable. Althought all paperwork indicates this is an orig. transferable machine gun it may have been dewated at one time. Bbl has an obstruction, and bbl shroud has been tack welded to receiver. Could be easily inexpensively restored to fully operational. Everything else seems correct, and open bolt mechanism functions properly in both semi, and full. All metal Pakerized w/ heavy coverage shows light rack and handling wear. 4-34653 JZ17 (5,000-8,000)

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**H&R REISING MODEL 50 SUB MACHINE GUN. SN S4814. Cal. .45ACP. 14″ bbl including 6 slot finned compensator. Drift adjustable horizontal front sight, elevation adjustable rear sight. Factory 12-rnd mag-well. Beautiful commercial Reising model 50 sub machine gun in fitted federal laboratories case. Complete with one factory magazine, and additional high capacity mag-well. Original web sling still in wrap with cleaning rod and jag. Heavy gray Parkerized finish. 15 groove finned bbl. Full wooden stock with sling swivel front and rear bottom of stock. Stock has metal butt plate. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Very heavy Parkerizing on all exposed metal parts. No significant scratches or blemishes on metal. Absolutely beautiful full length wooden stock. No significant scratches or blemishes from rack wear handling. Gun looks like new. Action functions correctly when cycled by hand. 4-34611 JZ57 (3,500-6,500)

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**H&R RISING MODEL 50 SUB MACHINE GUN. SN 91519. Cal. .45acp. All gray Parkerized finish on metal. 13″ bbl with attached compensator. Compensator has 6 slots. 2-3/4″ finned bbl section w/ 14 fins. Full wood stock w/ metal butt plate. Front sight drift adjustable for windage, rear sight step adjustable for elevation. Charging handle inside front of stock below bbl. Complete w/ 20-rnd orig. magazine, and green web sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable. Although paperwork indicates this is a transferable machine gun, it may have been dewatted at some point. Evidenced by what appears to be a brass rod through the chamber. The remaining mechanism and fire control group appears to function normally and smoothly when cycled by hand in safe, semi, and full auto. 4-34634 JZ24 (3,500-5,000)

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**SWD M11/9 SUB MACHINE GUN. SN 86-0006614. Cal. 9mm. Classic M11 9mm sub machine gun. All exposed metal has Parkerized finish. Standard 5-1/2″ bbl. Collapsible stock. Non adjustable protect front post sight, non adjustable rear peep sight. Original hand strap on bbl. Package includes six Zytel Cobray high capacity magazines, and two Cobray factory magazine loaders. CONDITION: Fine. Gun appears to be in like new condition with the exception of internal firing evidence. Firearm functions well in safe, semi, and full when cycled by hand. THIS MACHINE GUN IS NOT PART OF THE STERN COLLECTION. IT IS SOLD HERE FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF OUR BIDDERS ONLY. 32046 JZ85 (2,900-3,500)

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**SWD M11/9 SUB MACHINE GUN WITH ORIGINAL MAC SILENCER. SN 86-0010596. Cal. 9mm. Classic M11 9mm sub machine gun. All exposed metal has Parkerized finish. Standard 5-1/2″ bbl. Collapsible stock. Non adjustable protect front post sight, non adjustable rear peep sight. Original hand strap on bbl. With military armament corporation (Powder Springs) M10 silencer. Package includes six Zytel Cobray high capacity magazines, and Cobray factory magazine loader. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Gun appears to be in like new condition with the exception of heavy internal firing evidence. Silencer also appears to have been “well tested.” Firearm functions well in safe, semi, and full when cycled by hand. Sub machine gun and silencer each carry their own transfer form. 4-34638, 4-34639 JZ58 (2,800-3,800)

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**DD RUSSIAN MODEL PTRS-41 ANTI TANK RIFLE DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE. SN AB1075. Cal. 14.5mm. The PTRS-41 is a semi auto military issue repeating anti tank rifle. Manufactured by Russian government arsenal, the mechanism of the PTRS-41 is very similar to the SKS rifle system. 54″ bbl with hooded post front sight drift adjustable for windage, rear tangent sight adjustable for elevation (adjustable for 1500 meters.) Magazine is loaded from the top and opens on the bottom. Wooden pistol grip. Wooden shoulder stock. Complete with heavy bipod. Quick change type bbl group. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Currently inoperable. Although paperwork indicates it’s a registered transferable destructive device, bbl has been obstructed in some way, and bbl group very lightly welded to receiver. Overall finish is fairly uniform. Wooden pistol grip is cracked and separated behind metal frame. 4-34601 JZ62 (3,000-6,000)

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WWII M2 PORTABLE FLAME THROWER. SN 53. An M2 Flame Thrower by Chemical Warfare Service U.S.A. with wand number 53. Wow, what a find, and all in a, green painted, fitted, wooden crate manufactured for the M2A1 series. Includes the wand, hose, tanks, field tool kit and 2 unopened packages labeled “Regulator, pressure assembly.” PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine+ : This unit appears to be unfired, although we are not certain. The labels on the crate are in very fine and readable condition. 4-34677 JZ101 (6,500-9,500)

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**DD SWEDISH MODEL PVG-42 RECOILLESS ANTI-TANK RIFLE DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE. SN 2571. Cal. 20mm. 49″ bbl. All exposed metal has heavy bluing. Front protected blade sight, rear protected peep sight. Both fold in against bbl for compact storage or transportation. Leather carry handle above canvas sleeve with padded cheek piece. Leather shoulder cushion directly below cheek pad. 1-pc wooden pistol grip in front. Weapon loads from rear via rotating breech block. A conical cylindrical blast cone attached to rear of rifle. Firing mechanism secured to bottom of rifle with linkage connecting to trigger mechanism. There is a dovetail on bbl between front and rear sights for attachment of telescopic mount just above trigger. Canvas muzzle cover, and wooden storage and transit chest also included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Aside from being an interesting and functional piece, the condition is very good and weapon is very complete. All portions of the firing mechanism functions smooth. Bluing is dark and quite uniform with only minor scratches and some very light surface rust starting towards front of bbl. Bore is clean and shiny, and rifling is sharp. 4-34595 JZ87 (6,000-8,000)

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**DD BOYES ANTI TANK RIFLE DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE. SN 39-927. Cal. .55 Boyes. Original Birmingham Small Arms Company, (Birmingham, England) Boyes anti tank rifle. Model MK1. Finish army issue. 40″ bbl. Finish style compensator on muzzle. BSA proof on most parts. Original dark blue finish with rubber recoil pad on stock mechanism as well as original oil brush in top of stock. Wooden cheek piece. Gun complete with wooden rear monopod and front bipod. Original front post sight and rear peep sight on left side (offset) to accommodate top loading box magazine. Two magazines, original tan canvas cover for action, and green canvas muzzle break cover are included with rifle. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Original finish is dark and deep with uniform coverage. Wooden monopod and wooden cheek piece are in very good condition. Bipod, magazines, muzzle break and all coverage are also in fine condition. 3×1/2″ mark on bbl 10 o’ clock position where bluing has worn. 4-34602 JZ74 (4,500-6,500)

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**DD TRW M-79 GRENADE LAUNCHER REGISTERED DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE. SN 21146675BES. Cal. 40mm. TRW manufacturer with apparent form-1 remanufacture by Bruce Stern. All parkerized finish w/ protect post front sight and orig. ladder type rear sight (graduated from 100-375 meters w/ 100 meter battle sight). Wood forearm, wood stock, and new extra fiberglass stock also included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Metal and wood both show light markings from normal handling and rack wear. Mechanism functions smooth and correctly. Bbl has light deposits on lands but otherwise may clean up very well. 4-34617 JZ9 (3,500-5,500)

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**JAPENSE TYPE 97 TANK MACHINE GUN. SN 18555. Cal. 7.7mm. 28″ bbl. Deep blue finish. Bbl is finned. Protected blade front sight, elevation adjustable rear peep sight. Functioning dust cover over magazine-well. 2-panel wooden pistol grip with 3-position right side rotating stock. Includes rare cast bbl jacket. Full scope mount for telescopic sight. Includes 1.5 power telescopic sight. Black enamel tube 1-1/2″ in diameter, and 23″ in length including tan rubber eye piece. Windage and elevation knobs located at rear of tube. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable. Even though gun is a registered transferable machine gun, at some point it was rendered inoperable apparently by obstructing the bore with an unknown metal. Remainder of firearm seems to function correctly and appears to be complete. Open bolt fire control mechanism functions correct and smooth when cycled by hand. Amount of orig finish is fantastic compared to other specimens of the same time frame. Telescopic sight only compounds the value as does cast bbl jacket. 4-34604 JZ69 (8,000-12,000)

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(Correction) Description states: “Swedish”. Description should read: “Swiss”.

**DD SOLOTHURN A.G. S18-1000 DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE. SN 1301. Cal. 20mm. Swedish model S18-1000 semi auto anti tank gun manufactured in 1940. Gun is all a purple hued bluing with a black rubber butt plate. Cocking/crank handle on right side receiver. The magazine-well with a spring loaded dust cover is on left side of receiver. Utilizes heavy bipod on front (adjustable for elevation.) Telescopic sight on left side of receiver. On top of scope is a tangent rear sight (graduated 200-1500 meters.) Gun has removable bbl. Gun includes muzzle and thread protector. Small muzzle break (4 holes in each side.) Large muzzle break (5 holes in each side.) Comes with 9 magazines, 1 single mag-pouch, and 1 double mag pouch. Complete cleaning, maintenance, and armorer kit in canvas pouch with fitted compartments. All comes in fitted wooden crate. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Original finish is very fine plus, and has probably remained in this condition due to the care of packaging and storage. This is not a simple Solothurn, it is a complete Solothurn system with firearm, optics, multiple magazines, tools, and storage chest. It doesn’t get any nicer or any more complete than this. 4-34672 JZ67 (27,000-37,000)

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**DD ITALIAN BRIXIA MODEL 35 MORTAR DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE. SN 8890. Cal. 45mm. WWII single shot breech loading mortar. All blued finish. 10″ bbl sleeve with an outer sleeve that is octagonal in shape. Mortar is discharged via 6.5mm blank loaded in metal magazine. Magazine-well is on top rear of mortar with hinged metal cover. Aiming mechanism is part of an intricate folding tripod with tubular metal legs. Elevation mechanism is built into left side of tripod with angle indicator. Tripod folds into backpack configuration with two shoulder straps attached to front. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Mortar looks nice and operates smoothly when functioned by hand. Tripod is painted OD green. Mortar is finished in an original bluing, majority of which is still intact. Padding on bottom of mount when worn in the backpack configuration is thin and brittle. 4-34596 JZ95 (2,500-3,500)

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**DD GENERAL ELECTRIC ROCKET LAUNCHER MODEL M9A1 DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE. SN 155921. Cal. 2.36″ bazooka. 61″ overall length. There is a take down mechanism in the middle for easier storage or transport. Entire device painted OD green. Optical folding sight adjustable for elevation. 2-pc black pistol grip with firing safe control behind trigger. Includes one dummy round, and green web sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Green paint on tube is scratched in several places from typical storage and handling. Tube locks up tight, and is solid. Optical sight works correctly, and trigger mechanism appears to work correctly as well. 4-34616 JZ89 (2,200-4,200)

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**DD RPG-2 ROCKET LAUNCHER REGISTERED DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE. SN 204210. Cal. 82mm rocket. Registered RPG-2 rocket launcher fires 82mm projectile. 37″ tube with 2 metal bands that hold a bamboo insulation jacket around the center portion of the tube. Graduated ladder style sight. Bright metal trigger group with wooden grips. Web sling permanently fixed to tube. Left side of trigger group contains no. 57 in a circle just above hand guard, no. 1 in a five pointed star, and a no. 51 in a triangle. Comes with one inert 82mm round. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good. All markings are clean and crisp. Tube is solid. Sights are complete. Bamboo insulating jacket has several light scrapes and dings and one major gash that could have been caused by grazing enemy fire. 4-34614 JZ36 (1,800-2,400)

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**DD GERMAN PANZERBUSCHE MODEL RP43 DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE. SN 1005. Cal. 88mm(3.5″) Original German rocket launcher that spent some time in Finland; evidence by several markings on unit. Detachable flash shield with spare view plate. Tube is 64″ overall and painted olive green. Has a fixed rear, but adjustable front sight. Leather sling with shoulder strap. One inactive dummy round is included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Everything appears complete and functions as intended. Green paint is scraped and worn in several places. White painted Lettering “SA” in rectangle signifies Finish use. 4-34603 JZ88 (1,500-3,000)

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**DD JAPANESE TYPE 10 (CIRCA 1921) GRENADE LAUNCHER DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE. SN 4047. Cal. 50mm. All blued finish. Shaft, base, and plate are three separate components. For storage shaft fits inside tube and is retained by base plate washer that screws into mouth of tube. Trigger lever on side of shaft. Range adjustment scale engraved on movable ring on base of tube. Sighting line engraved on outside of tube. Oval cut and movable ring with corresponding cut in base of tube for range adjustment via gas escape. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Tube and shaft are heavily pitted and give the appearance of being refinished. Everything seems to function well and operates smoothly. 4-34605 JZ95 (900-1,800)

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**DD JAPANESE TYPE 89(1929)”KNEE MORTAR” DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE. SN 51524. Cal. 50mm. All blued finish. Two range scales on shaft of mortar. Round spring loaded angle indicator for 45 degree optimum fire angle. This mortar was accompanied by Amnesty registration paperwork citing date of registration February 7th, 1969. Mortar was acquired in 1945 in Okinawa. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Original finish is deep and thourough. Angle indicator works fine although window partially cloudy. Elevation mechanism functions well. Firing mechanism mechanism functions well when cycled by hand. 4-34606 JZ94 (900-1,800)

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**AOW MARBLE ARMS COMPANY GAME GETTER AOW. SN 9264. Cal. .22/.44. .22 bbl is rifled, .44 bbl is not rifled. Rear sight is a peep sight adjustable for elevation, while front sight is a simple post. Collapsible rear stock holds to the bottom when not in use. Finish on firearm is a rich blue. Stock is shiny and unfinished. 2-pc plastic grips. Complete with leather holster. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bluing is rich and uniform although some areas have started to develop a slight patina finish; especially high contact areas such as around the bore. 4-34612 JZ92 (2,200-3,200)

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**AOW HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON HANDYGUN AOW. SN 33902. Cal. .410. Classic .410 H&R handygun. 12-1/4″ bbl is deep blued. Receiver is case hardened. Wood foregrip, and pistol grip. Pistol grip is lightly checkered. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Bluing on bbl is very dark and very uniform. Receiver looks very fine, and wood has only minor scratches from storage. 4-34613 JZ91 (900-1,200)

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***DS BREN MK1 MACHINE GUN PRE 86 DEALER SAMPLE. SN AA2593. Cal. .303. 25″ bbl. All exposed metal painted black including bipod and receiver. Bren sits on a British MK2 tripod made of tubular steel with folding legs, and utilizes an adjustable elevation and traverse mechanism. Tan web sling attached to gun. Corresponding tan web slings attached to tripod in same general area. Muzzle break from gas system forward is stainless steel and retains natural finish. Front sight drift windage adjustable protected blade, rear sight is elevated peep adjusted by 2-1/4″ wheel mechanism on left side of receiver, (from 200-2000 meters in elevation.) This gun utilizes two dust covers; one on top of magazine entrance, and one on bottom of ejection port. Quick change bbl mechanism functions fluid and smoothly. Gun comes in custom storage chest that includes green canvas gun cover, tan canvas spare bbl cover, spare bbl, several cleaning tools, spare bipod, and tan web pouch containing cleaning and maintenance kit with other spare accessories. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bore is clean with very deep rifling. Quick change bbl utilizes wooden carry handle. Wood is in very good condition matching pistol grip and butt stock. Butt stock has a few minor dings, and one 2″ long hairline crack on left side behind receiver. Mechanism functions smooth and correctly when cycled by hand. Traverse and elevation mechanism on tripod system works smooth and correctly. 4-34592 JZ83 (20,000-25,000)

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***DS BREDA-ITALY M37 MACHINE GUN PRE 86 DEALER SAMPLE. SN 636. Cal. 7.92. 26″ bbl. Tray fed style machine gun with orig sturdy bipod. Front and rear aircraft sight. Post rear sight with oval shaped spider web style on front, front sight is 8″ in width. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Firearm retains very little of it’s orig finish on bbl mechanism, however receiver still has dark black finish. Mechanism functions smooth when operated by hand. Tripod retains little of it’s orig green painted finish. Traverse and elevation mechanism functions well on tripod. 4-34582 (12,000-18,000)

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(Correction) Title should read: ***DS JOHNSON ISRAEL 1948 MACHINE GUN PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE.

***DS JOHNSON ISRAEL 1948 MACHINE GUN. SN 2668. Cal. 7.92. This post WWII version of the Johnson light machine gun was one of Israel’s first efforts at a homegrown LMG. Ultimately chambered in .303 this fine specimen, also known as the “DROR” is a 7.92mm variant. Rifle utilizes unique tubular stock and steel butt plate similar to the Johnson arms 1946 model. Wooden 2-pc pistol grip. Wooden carry handle mounted on steel ventilated bbl shroud. 4″ ventilated bbl shroud continues past front sight block but is composed of a Bakelite type material with smaller circular perforations then the steel bbl shroud. Folding bipod directly under front sight block. Front sight is drift windage adjustable hooded blade type, and rear sight is ladder type peep. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: This very rare and unique DROR light machine gun is in fine condition. Bakelite bbl shroud is completely undamaged and all exposed metal surfaces appear to retain the vast majority of their orig finish. Bore is brigth and shiny and rifling is deep. Action appears to function correctly when cycled by hand. Inscription on rear of receiver with electric pencil says “8mm-Israel.” All numbers appear to be matching. It is believed although undocumented to us, that this firearm may have accompanied the other rare Johnson machine guns included in this collection in the Winchester museum at some point. 4-34584 JZ75 (18,000-25,000)

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***DS MK1 VICKERS MACHINE GUN ON TRIPOD PRE 86 DEALER SAMPLE. SN 7838. Cal. 303. Original UK Vickers on heavy tripod for Vickers maxim model of 1912. Tripod adjustable for traverse and elevation and functions smooth and precise. Front sight protected post, rear ladder sight (adjustable to 3000 meters.) Standard peep battle sight(set for 400 yards.) Water jacket wrapped with British brown leather cover lined with brass eyelets. British WWII and post WWI bulbous steel muzzle booster for Vickers-maxim M1912 water cooled heavy machine gun. British sheet metal condensation can for Vickers model 1915 maxim machine gun. Can is painted olive green. Also includes red condensation hose. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Mechanism functions well when cycled by hand. Water jacket painted green. Bluing on receiver is complete. Leather wrap is in good shape with a few repaired eyelets via old stitching. Traverse and elevation mechanism on tripod functions well. 4-34583 JZ64 (12,000-15,000)

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***DS MG34 ON LAFETTE TRIPOD PRE 86 DEALER SAMPLE. SN 2396. Cal. 8mm. WaA63 codes. Burnn manufacturer 1943(Czechoslovakian manufacturer under German occupation) Original WWII gun. Registered pre 86 dealer sample receiver on an all matching parts kit. Manufacturer of the receiver and the parts kit are the same. Early bipod included with adjustment knob. Original WWII camouflage lafette painted tripod comes with original carrying straps. Aluminum anti aircraft post with fork and yoke with nazi proof marks. Also included is fully functional original WWII desert sand color optics appropriate for Africa corps with case and low light condition lighting kit. Complete tripod less spare bolt box. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good plus. Original butt stock shows large protruding crack that can be easily repaired. Original leather pads on tripod in extremely fine condition. 4-34585 JZ84 (12,000-18,000)

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***DS FN MODEL D MACHINE GUN PRE 86 DEALER SAMPLE. SN 5491. Cal. .308. 24″ bbl complete with plastic carry handle. Spare bbl has wooden carry handle with canvas carry bag. Complete with 2 magazines, owners manual, and spare bbl. Protected drift windage adjustable front sight, rear tangent sight (adjustable 100-1500 meters.) Finned bbl with bipod. Wooden forend. 2-pc wooden pistol grips. Wooden butt stock with metal butt plate. Folding shoulder support and micro adjustable monopod. Original FN owners manual. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Facotry bluing covers well and is uniform throughout. All wood is in decent condition with some dings from storage and handling. Mechanism functions well when cycled by hand in both fast and slow setting and functions correctly in safe. Bbl is clean and rifling is sharp. 4-34591 JZ63 (12,000-15,000)

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***DS SIG MODEL 510-4 PRE 86 DEALER SAMPLE. SN 19960. Cal. 308(7.62 NATO) 20″ bbl. Protected post front sight. Rear elevating peep sight(adjustable from 100-600 meters.) Unique muzzle break and bayonet lug complete with bayonet in like new condition. Folding bipod closes on top out of sight radius but rotates for bottom use. Carry handle balances well directly above magazine well. Beautiful wooden forend. Corresponding wooden butt stock with metal butt plate. Plastic pistol grip. One 20-rnd magazine also included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanism is smooth. Entire finish is very fine plus including wood and metal. Very light handling marks if any. As close to new as possible without being stored in a box. 4-34635 JZ28 (10,000-14,000)

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***DS MADSEN M956 MACHINE GUN ON DANISH MOUNT PRE 86 DEALER SAMPLE. SN 1017. Cal. 7.92. 23″ bbl. Unique model 956 Madsen is magazine fed from top left side of the receiver. Original black painted finish. Perforated bbl shroud with finned bbl. Removable flash hider. Protected post front sight, tangent rear sight (graduated in elevation from 200-1900 meters.) Bipod connected just rear of front sight on bbl jacket. Carry handle directly in front of rear sight. Wooden carry handle in good condition and matches wooden rear stock. Madsen is mounted on Danish manufactured tubular steel tripod. Tripod is painted OD green. Traversing and elevation mechanism on tripod work fine and smooth. Tripod includes remote trigger assembly which is operated by cable on a squeeze bar mounted in horizontal handle in portion of traversing assembly. Gun comes with four magazines, and one leather magazine pouch. Contains leather tool kit which includes multiple tools, cleaning rod, broken shell extractor, oil bottle, and original 1948 owners manual. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Black paint covers most of exposed metal. Green paint covers most magazines. Paint on gun and magazines demonstrate scratching and wear from typical armory handling and use. Wooden stock in good condition with a few minor dings, but nothing that would effect structural integrity. Mechanism functions fine when cycled by hand. Interesting and unique tripod functions very well in relation to traverse, elevation, and the unique remote firing mechanism. 4-34578 JZ81 (6,000-10,000)

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***DS AUSTEN MK1 SUB MACHINE GUN PRE 86 DEALER SAMPLE. SN C6384. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl. Drift adjustable front sight, non adjustable rear peep sight> All metal dark blue finish> Dual vertical pistol grips w/ composite covers, front and rear sling swivel, and collapsible skeletal under-folding stock. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bluing is uniform and complete on all metal parts. Wrinkle finish on magazine well. Open bolt mechanism functions smooth and correct in semi, and full. Stock locks tight in extended position. Rifling shows an extremely light pitting but is an overall great shooting condition. An aggressive cleaning might bring back to fantastic condition. 4-34622 JZ19 (7,000-10,000)

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***DS ARMALITE AR-10 PORTUGUESE MODEL MANUFACTURED BY AI NEDERLAND PRE 86 DEALER SAMPLE. SN 007533. Cal. 7.62mm(.308) 22″ bbl. Portuguese model w/ short hand guard and top mounted bayonet lug. Complete with AI bayonet and scabbard. Brown composite short forend, pistol grip, and stock. Folding bipod that collapses integral to front hand guard. Ventilated bbl shroud between hand guard and front sight block. Front sights are nonadjustable protected post. Rear sight elevation adjustable peep sight. Charging handle inside carry handle(not behind like current AR variants.) Green web sling, and one 20-rnd magazine are also included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Plastic furniture has a few dings and cracks in composite forend from rough handling and storage. Buttstock has 7″ crack in the toe portion that wraps around. Original metal finish mostly remaining. Bbl and bipod are gray Parkerized and quite complete. Bipod has extremely minor pitting. Upper and lower receiver exhibit only typical rack and light handling wear. Bore exhibits a little fouling. Mechanism functions by hand smoothly and correctly in safe, semi, and full auto. 4-34631 JZ23 (4,500-7,000)

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***DS EGYPT GOVERNMENT ARSENAL PORT-SAID SUB MACHINE GUN PRE 86 DEALER SAMPLE. SN 001. Cal. 9mm. An original Egyptian Port-Said 9mm sub machine gun. Imported by P.O. Bello Armamentos, Inc. Protected post front sight adjustable for windage and elevation. Three position blade rear sight. All metal is a dark blue finish including side folding wire stock. Includes leather sling, and one stick magazine. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Heavy blue coverage on all exposed metal parts with some fading. Dings, scratches, and marks from handling and storage. Wire stock locks open, and closes tightly. Wooden grips are in good condition although both have illegible yellow paint marks. Open bolt full auto mechanism functions well when cycled by hand. Bore is pitted but retains deep rifling. 4-34637 JZ41 (3,500-4,500)

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***DS ORIGINAL ISRAELI UZI SUB MACHINE GUN PRE 86 DEALER SAMPLE. SN 066955. Cal. 9mm. Original Uzi SMG manufactured by Israeli military Industries and imported by Interarms of Alexandria of Virginia. Original 10″ bbl. Elevation adjustable protected front post. Standard flip rear peep sight(100 & 200 meters.) Bottom folding collapsible stock. 3 position selector on left side marked A,R,S. Black plastic forearm and pistol grip. Marked S.M.G UZI above serial number and IMI in oval. Bayonet lug and bayonet with scabbard. One 32-rnd magazine, spare bbl, and green web sling are also included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Open bolt mechanism functions smoothly by hand in safe, semi, and full. Finish is full and consistent, showing very little handling or storage wear. Stock locks tightly in open and closed position. 4-34618 JZ37 (3,200-4,200)

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***DS WALTHER MPK 9MM PRE 86 DEALER SAMPLE. SN 12730. Cal. 9mm. 7″ bbl. Standard current MPK w/ black phosphate finish and metal right hand side folding stock. Protected post front sight, peep and blade style rear sight. Includes green leather and web sling, and one 32-rnd stick magazine. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Heavy rack wear on metal parts. Blemish on receiver above take down pin. Stock functions correctly and locks tightly. Bbl is very clean and bright with deep rifling. Open bolt mechanism functions correctly in safe, semi, and full when cycled by hand. 4-34615 JZ16 (3,000-5,000)

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*THREE (3) BRITISH P.I.A.T. ANTI-TANK WEAPONS. SN IC/A54633: IC/BZ12456: GZ14565. Cal. 88mm – The P.I.A.T. (Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank) was an active anti-tank launcher for the British Infantry from 1942 to 1950. Here we have 3 fantastic specimens packaged in a Greek WWII Army issue wooden crate. There is an inert / practice round included with each launcher for a total of 3. The projectile launched was an 88mm, 3 pound warhead with an impact fuse and was launched by a propelling charge in a hollow tail between the warhead and the stabilizing fins. Although it had a reasonable maximum range, the actual range it was found to be effective was in the area of 100 yards or so. The launchers measure 39 inches in length and weigh approximately 32 pounds. They have a bipod that mounts in a ring area in front of tube. They utilize a large internal spring to assist in the firing mechanism and to help tame the enormous recoil. The shoulder piece has a rubber filled, canvas pad laced on the stock section and 2 tan, web slings on the right side of the launcher. The rear sight (aiming mechanism) is on the left side of the tube behind the pistol grip and the front sight is a folding pin located above the front of the trigger guard. A small cork (on a retention chain) is attached to the tube on the right side. The cork is used to plug the mechanism after it is cocked, before loading the projectile. The steel pistol grip is covered with a black plastic, 2-piece covering. It is important to note that the BATFE had listed these in Section III of the Curios & Relics List: Weapons Removed From The NFA As Collector’s Items And Classified As Curios Or Relics Under The GCA. These are no longer NFA firearms and simply transfer as standard, Title I firearms! No transfer fees and no NFA style paperwork wait. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good – These interesting launchers are a great find, especially with their practice rounds and fitted wooden crate. It would be a great addition to any collection or just an opportunity for a few buddies to chip in on something really unique and reasonably priced. 4-34680 JZ99 (2,800-3,800)

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**S ORIGINAL MAXIM SILENCER .25 CALIBER. SN IRS2836. Cal. .25acp. Original Maxim silencer has offset bore, and threaded muzzle cap. 6-1/8″ long. Blue finish. Seven grooves in partial ribbed design. 4″ single groove on bottom of silencer runs parallel with the bore for sighting purposes. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Retains most of it’s original blue finish on tube, although endcap is mostly brown and exposed metal surface. Hand stamped with issued IRS serial number on endcap. 4-34671 JZ93 (800-1,200)

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(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*BORCHARDT PATENT MODEL 1893 SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL #19. SN 19. Cal. 7.65. All blued finish with a 7-1/2″ bbl and 2-piece wooden checkered grip. Most all parts are marked “19”, except cheekpiece. Chamber marked “Waffenfabrik Loewe, Berlin”; toggle marked “D.R.P. No. 75837”; right side of frame marked “System Borchardt.Patent.” with numerous German proofs on left side of chamber and bbl. Pistol comes complete in carry case with accessories, shoulder stock with attached leather holster, four matching magazines, a dummy magazine with an intracal brass oiler, a cleaning rod with tips, a leather shoulder strap, a small oil can marked “Made in USA”, a wooden cheekpiece for the shoulder strap with a brass plunger knob, two flat metal screwdrivers; all parts except cheekpiece is marked “19”. Cheekpiece numbered “351”. Carrying case is covered with black leather and has a covered carrying handle with nickel plated hardware. Case is lined in green vaize. Back of dummy clip is marked “GESETZLICH GESCHUTZT” as is the bottom of the stock. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Pistol retains 98% of its orig blue finish with nitride blue on the trigger, springs and plates. It shows very little wear and has just a little bit of finish corrosion on the grip straps, top of toggle and toggle knob with a very slight amount of finish wear on the front sight ring. Grips are in excellent condition with no dents or bruising at all and very sharp checkering. Grip screws retain nearly all of their blue and just one slight bugger on the left. Nickel plated magazines are in very good condition with a little light pitting into the nickel and numbered wooden bottoms remain flawless. Dummy magazine with brass oiler is in excellent condition as are the cheekpiece, screwdriver and all of the other accessories. Buttstock also shows excellent plus, retaining almost all of the blue on the metal with just a minimal of corrosion and a couple of very minor scuffs. Holster is soft and pliable but shiny black dye leather has all but flaked off. Leather shoulder strap is soft and pliable but showing its age with some cracking. Leather covered case, with the small flat that reads “J.L. Childs, Floral Park, L.I.” shows very good with some nicking throughout. Leather case handle is pretty dry but shows no tearing at this point. Action is crisp and clean and bore is bright and shiny. One would go far and wide to find a better or more complete Borchardt than this. 4-33902 BK130 (30,000-40,000)

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*RARE 1902 LUGER SEMI-AUTO CARBINE. SN 23741. Cal. 30 Luger. Fine early carbine with 11-3/4″ tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight and a 300 meter graduated ramp rear sight. The chamber area is unmarked and it has the “dwm” marking on toggle link. Fitted with full checkered walnut grips, a checkered schnable tipped forearm and checkered straight stock with serrated horn buttplate and sling loops with an orig brown leather sling. It also has an orig commercial magazine with unmarked wooden base. Right grip may be an old replacement, although it fits perfectly. It has the number “05” stamped on inside with an unusual vertical arrow & two “V”‘s stamped in the same area. Left grip has two lightly stamped “E”‘s and a 6-pointed star or asterisk stamped on inside. Approx. 2,500 of these rare carbines were made with only limited numbers surviving today. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including stock & forearm, grips as noted. Overall retains most of its orig factory blue with some very small spots of slight discoloration in one small area on bbl with some slight muzzle & sharp edge wear. Front & back straps retain dark blue with a few scattered spots of fine rust. Wood is sound with stock & forearm retaining about all of an outstanding professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with fine pitting. Grips are very fine plus with sharp diamonds and very minor wear. Magazine is extremely fine. 4-33916 JR99 (10,000-15,000)

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*DWM 1908 NAVY LUGER. SN 6494s. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl with adjustable rear sight. A reproduction Navy made by adding a new Navy rear toggle and a new Navy bbl to a 1920 DWM frame and receiver and adding Navy proofs and unit mark. Added Navy unit mark on the front strap (O.1152) and a Kriegsmarine “M” over anchor stamp added to the rear grip strap. The orig magazine has been renumbered and Navy proofed to match the gun. Checkered walnut grips have been renumbered to match the gun. Some small parts have been renumbered to match. CONDITION: The blue and straw are 95% with some original finish. Mechanics are fine, bore is mint. 4-33195 BS17 (2,000-2,500)

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*SCARCE MODEL 1908 NAVY LUGER. SN 2106a. Cal. 9 mm. Standard Navy Luger with 6″ bbl, dovetail front sight and 2-position, 200 meter sliding rear sight at the rear of the toggle. It has full checkered walnut grips which are unnumbered but appear orig to this piece. Accompanied by an orig Luger Navy magazine with concentric rings on thumb pads with serial number “5028,” that have been stamped over another number. The word “GESICHERT” under the safety was milled away from the bottom position and remarked in the top position. It has standard crown over “M” and crown proofs on left side of receiver, bbl & breech block. Back strap, just below grip safety has the unit mark “W.K. / 8161”. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & receiver retain most of their fine orig factory blue with slight muzzle and sharp edge wear. Frame retains about 95-96% strong orig blue with some thinning on sideplate. Overall retains most of its orig straw colors, faded on thumb safety and face of trigger. Grips are sound with a few scattered chipped diamonds and showing light to moderate wear. Magazine is fine with a couple of chipped edges on edges of base. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some slight scuffing just in front of chamber. 4-34151 JR147 (4,000-6,000)

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*MODEL 1916 DWM NAVY LUGER. SN 4242. Cal. 9 mm. Standard Model 1914 Navy Luger with 6″ bbl, dated “1916” over chamber. Also dated “1916” on left side of front sight base and left front edge of receiver. It has 2-position 100 & 200 meter rear sight with full checkered walnut grips and a commercial Navy magazine with wood base marked in script “Cal. 9 mm”. Although these pistols were produced in large quantities they are quite scarce today as most were issued during the two World Wars and lost as sea, while surviving examples were modified to conform to the agreements in the Treaty of Versailles after WWI. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except grips which are numered “60”. Overall retains 93-95% strong orig blue with some scattered spots of light pitting on right side of bbl and very fine pitting on front & back straps. May be an old arsenal re-do. Various pieces retain small amounts of orig straw color. Grips show light to moderate wear with right grip having been partially repointed. Magazine is extremely fine with wood base retaining most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with fine frosting. 4-34152 JR70 (3,000-5,000)

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*SCARCE PERSIAN CONTRACT ARTILLERY LUGER WITH STOCK, HOLSTER & RIG. SN 3568. Cal. 9 mm. 1930’s Mauser Contract artillery Luger with 8″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted dovetail front sight with an 800 meter rear sight with Farsi numbering. Top of chamber area has the Royal Iranian crest and toggle link is marked in Farsi. Serial numbers are also in Farsi with a series of Farsi writing & numbers on right side of receiver. Fitted with full checkered walnut grips and a mismatched aluminum base magazine with Farsi number “3771”. Stock is matching numbered and is complete with brown leather holster containing an orig cleaning rod and takedown tool in their respective pouches. It also has orig shoulder strap with two-pocket mag pouch. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains most of its orig factory blue with some thinning around muzzle and sharp edge wear with a series of five or six small scratches on bbl. Receiver & frame retain virtually all of their orig blue with about 30-40% orig straw colors. Grips are sound with a few scattered bruises and chipped diamonds and show moderate wear. Magazine is very fine. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Holster shows moderate wear with some darkening over lower half. Straps & mag pouch are fine. Stock is fine with a few light scratches. 4-33915 JR79 (4,000-6,000)

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*DWM 1917 ARTILLERY LUGER WITH STOCK & RIG. SN 3821. Cal. 9 mm. Usual configuration with 8″ bbl, fine tune front sight and 800 meter fine tune rear sight. It has “1917” chamber date and “DWM” marked toggle link. Fitted with full checkered walnut grips and a matching numbered wood base magazine. Accompanied by an orig Luger board stock with Imperial German proof on left side and the number “5339b” on attaching iron. It has an orig “HUGOPRETZEL & CO. / BERLIN / 1916” brown leather holster with shoulder straps and a 2-pocket spare magazine pouch. It has an orig cleaning rod in the pouch on front edge of holster and is also accompanied by an orig sight adjusting tool. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains 96-97% strong orig factory finish with some slight thinning around muzzle and on side plate. Trigger, lock bolt, safety & extractor retain most of their orig straw colors. Grips, although unnumbered, appear to be orig to this pistol and show only very minor diamond point wear with one or two chipped diamond points. Magazine is fine. Stock & holster rig are extremely fine, appear to never have been issued with holster retaining most of its beautiful orig brown finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, possibly unfired. 4-34154 JR78 (3,000-5,000)

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*DWM ROYAL PORTUGUESE ARMY LUGER SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 384. Cal. 30 Luger. DWM military contract for the Portuguese Armed Forces under the reign of Manuel II, manufactured in period 1908-1910. This pistol has blue finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, standard dovetail front sight and fixed rear sight with the crown over “M2” cipher of Manuel II over chamber area and “DWM” on toggle link. It has the Portuguese triangle in a circle proof on left side of receiver and rear of frame. Fitted with full checkered walnut grips and accompanied by an orig Portuguese wood base magazine with the Portuguese proof on bottom. Only about 5,000 of these pistols were made and usually show moderate to heavy wear. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & receiver retain about 90% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and some very fine scattered pinpoints of rust. Breechblock & toggle system retain most of their orig factory blue with fine edge wear. Frame retains 60-70% orig blue with front & back straps and grip safety a dull blue patina. Sides of frame, under grips, are moderately pitted. Various parts retain strong orig straw colors with losses confined to face of trigger and thumb safety. Grips show moderate wear with several chipped diamonds. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in grooves. 4-34181 JR85 (3,000-5,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE MAUSER BANNER 1935/06 PORTUGUESE MILITARY LUGER. SN 2334v. Cal. 30 Luger. Very rare contract Luger, only 564 made in 1935 for the Portuguese military. Pistol has blue finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, usual dovetail front sight and fixed rear sight. It has intertwined “GNR” which stands for “GARDE NATIONALE REPUBLICANIE”, the Portuguese Republic National Guard. Toggle link has a small Mauser banner and extractor is marked “CARREGADA” with the safety marked “SEGURANCA”. Fitted with full checkered walnut grips and a proper unnumbered aluminum base magazine. It also has a grip safety which is an unusual feature for this late production Luger. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains virtually all of its strong blue and about 75% straw colors. Bbl has scattered pinpoint pitting on outside. It is possible that the finish may be an old expertly applied arsenal redo. Grips show light wear with a holster bruise on right side with moderate wear at bottom edges. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-34182 (3,000-5,000)

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*SWISS MODEL 1906 LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 14691. Cal. 30 Luger. Shield in cross model with 4-3/4″ bbl, usual dovetail front sight with “DWM” toggle link marking and the serrated shield with Geneva cross in center. It has full checkered walnut grips and an orig Swiss wood base magazine with aluminum insert. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Grips have a large “1” inside but appear to be orig to this pistol. Overall retains about all of its fine arsenal restored blue finish with strong bright straw colors. Grips show moderate wear, a little heavier on right side and also retain most of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-33909 (3,000-5,000)

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*SWISS MODEL 1906 LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 5237n. Cal. 30 Luger. Cross in a sunburst Swiss Luger with 4-3/4″ bbl, standard dovetail front sight with “DWM” toggle link marking and the Geneva cross in a sunburst over chamber area. Bottom of bbl has Swiss proofs. Fitted with matching numbered full checkered walnut grips and accompanied by a reproduction stainless magazine with brown plastic base. This pistol does not show a release date. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including grips, except magazine as noted. Overall retains about 95% arsenal restored finish. Grips are sound showing light to moderate wear with a bruise on right side. Occasionally the grip safety will bind under grip, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 33906 JR74 (2,500-4,000)

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*SWISS MODEL 1900 MILITARY LUGER PISTOL. SN 2459. Cal. 30 Luger. Blue finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, usual dovetail front sight with Swiss Arsenal altered U-notch rear sight with tiny Swiss proof forward of rear sight indicating alteration in Switzerland. It has the sunburst Swiss cross over chamber area and Swiss proofs on left side of bbl and left side of receiver. Fitted with full checkered, matching numbered walnut grips and an orig Swiss wood base magazine with aluminum insert. Exactly 3,000 of these pistols were made for the Swiss military. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including grips. Bbl finish is slightly thinned near receiver, otherwise there is only faint sharp edgewear and high point wear on sideplate. Trigger, lock bolt, safety and toggle lock retain most of their bright orig straw colors. Grips show light wear with a few scattered chipped diamonds and a ding on upper right side. Magazine is slightly dulled but fine. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-33910 (4,000-6,000)

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*SWISS MODEL 1906 LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 24728. Cal. 30 Luger. Fine Swiss-made Luger with 4-3/4″ bbl, standard dovetail front sight with “WAFFENFABRIK / BERN” and a Geneva cross on toggle link. It has Geneva cross proofs on bbl and receiver with an “M” proof on left side of receiver. Bottom front of frame is hand-stamped “P53”. It has checkered walnut grips with smooth edges and a standard Luger wood base magazine. This model of Swiss Luger was made in the Swiss Arsenals when Germany was no longer capable of supplying pistols due to the war effort. There are made with typical Swiss precision and attention to detail. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching including grips. Magazine as noted above. Overall metal retains 94-95% strong orig blue with some thinning to front & back straps with some light surface corrosion at toe of grip area. Grips retain about all of their orig arsenal varnish and various parts retain about 50-60% straw colors. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-33908 JR73 (3,000-5,000)

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*SWISS MODEL 1929 MILITARY LUGER PISTOL. SN 66785. Cal. 30 Luger. Swiss made Luger with 4-3/4″ bbl, usual dovetail front sight and fixed rear sight. It has a black phosphate finish with black composition grips and a stainless steel magazine with mottled brown composition base. Toggle link has serrated shield with Geneva cross with full serial number on top of rear link. Extractor is marked “GELADEN” and toggle knobs are not knurled. Some small parts have the Geneva cross proof. Several thousands of this model of pistol were made in both military and commercial ranges, this one was made for the Swiss military. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, all matching. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Grips are crisp, mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-33907 JR71 (2,500-4,000)

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*1923 STOEGER LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 1029. Cal. 30 Luger. Appears to be an old re-work with 4-3/4″ bbl, Sheard dovetail front sight with the U.S. spread-winged eagle over chamber and no markings on toggle linK whatsoever. Right side of receiver is marked “A.F. STOEGER INC / NEW YORK”. Fitted with full checkered walnut grips and accompanied by an orig commercial wood base magazine marked “GERMANY”. Front of frame, below serial number, is also marked “GERMANY”. Safety is marked “SAFE” while extractor is marked “GELADEN”. Bbl is properly unnumbered as is the entire breechblock & toggle system, giving rise to the thought that the breechblock & toggle may be old replacements. Less than 1,000 of these were manufactured in various bbl lengths out to 24″. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish to the blue with properly polished rails and interior parts. Overall retains 50-60% thinned orig straw colors. Grips are extremely fine showing light wear. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-34153 JR87 (2,500-4,000)

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*MAUSER S/42 CODE G-DATE (1935) LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 2225b. Cal. 9 mm. Usual configuration with 4″ bbl, dovetail front sight and fixed rear sight. It has a “G” over chamber area signifying manufacture in 1935 when the Nazis were attempting to conceal their national rearmament. It also has the “S/42” code (Mauser) on toggle link. Fitted with full checkered, unnumbered walnut grips and a matching numbered aluminum base magazine. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains 90-92% strong orig blue, slightly thinned on bbl, with sharp edge & high point wear. Front & back straps are strong. Grips have a few chipped diamonds and show light to moderate wear. Magazine is extremely fine. Overall retains about 75-80% thin orig straw colors. Mechanics are fine, bright, slightly frosted bore. 4-34160 JR91 (2,500-4,000)

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*MAUSER (S/42) “K”-DATE GERMAN LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 2029. Cal. 9 mm. 1934 production German military pistol, blue finish with 4″ bbl, usual dovetail front sight and fixed rear sight. It has a “K” over chamber area with “S/42” on toggle link and an “S” on most of miscellaneous parts. Right side of receiver has a variety of German proofs. Fitted with full checkered, matching numbered walnut grips and an aluminum base magazine numbered “5549h”. This was the first model of the coded date & manufacturer Lugers produced by Germany in an effort to disguise their rearmament. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including grips, except magazine as noted. Bbl, receiver, breech block and toggle system retain about 95% strong orig blue with light edge wear and a few scattered chemical spots. Frame retains 65-70% strong orig blue with front & back straps a blue/gray patina. Various parts retain about 60-70% orig straw colors. Grips show moderate wear with a few chipped diamonds and some dark oil staining. Magazine is extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-34164 JR84 (2,500-4,000)

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*MAUSER S/42 CODE 1936 MILITARY LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 8378a. Cal. 9 mm. Usual configuration with blued finish, 4″ bbl and dovetail front sight with fixed rear sight. It has the “1936” date over chamber with “S/42” code for Mauser on toggle link. By 1936 the Nazis no longer felt the need to conceal their rearmament, so they began using the actual date of manufacture on pistols although they continued for several years to use a code for the manufacturer. This pistol is fitted with unnumbered, full checkered walnut grips that undoubtedly are original to this pistol. It also has an aluminum based magazine bearing number “5374l”. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except magazine and grips as noted above. Overall retains 92-93% strong orig blue, slightly thinned on front & back straps with sharp edge and high point wear. Grips have a few chipped diamonds and show light to moderate wear. Magazine is fine with about 75% orig blue. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, frosty in grooves. 4-34161 JR92 (2,500-4,000)

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*MAUSER S/42 CODE LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 6424s. Cal. 9 mm. Fine orig Luger with blue finish, 4″ bbl, dovetailed front sight & fixed rear sight. It has “1937” chamber date and “S/42” toggle link marking. Fitted with properly unnumbered, full checkered walnut grips and a matching numbered black body, aluminum base magazine. Frequently the 1937-dated Lugers have the blued appointments instead of the earlier style straw colored pieces. This one retains the earlier style straw colored trigger, lock bolt, thumb safety and ejector. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including magazine, except grips as noted above. Overall retains 95-96% strong orig blue with some light muzzle and sharp edge wear. Front & back straps are strong with only some slight small spots of surface etching. The four straw colored parts retain most of their strong straw color, somewhat thinned on the safety and face of trigger. Grips show light to moderate wear with a few chipped diamonds. Magazine is also very fine, crisp mechanics, strong bright bore with some fine pitting in the grooves. 4-34162 JR96 (2,500-4,000)

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*1934 MAUSER BANNER GERMAN POLICE CONTRACT LUGER. SN 4995x. Cal. 9 mm. Blue finish with 4″ bbl, usual dovetail front sight and fixed rear sight. It has “1940” chamber date and the Mauser banner on toggle link. Bbl is properly unnumbered with the correct bbl proof and the eagle “N” proof on receiver by serial number. Right side of receiver has the eagle “L” police proof. Fitted with full checkered walnut grips that have correct waffenampt markings and accompanied by a matching numbered aluminum bas magazine. Left side of receiver also has the police sear safety. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered but are correct to the pistol. Overall retains 96-98% strong orig salt blue with “black” appointments instead of the straw colors usually found on Lugers. Grips show light to moderate wear with a few light bruises and a couple of chipped diamonds. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-34159 JR88 (2,500-4,000)

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*MAUSER byf41 BLACK WINDOW LUGER SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 635x. Cal. 9 mm. Fine Black Widow Luger with 4″ bbl, usual dovetail front sight and fixed rear sight. It has “41” chamber date and “byf” toggle link marking. Fitted with orig checkered black composition grips and a black “fxo” magazine with black composition base that bears the waffenampt “37”. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except grips & magazine which are purposely unnumbered. Overall retains 95-96% strong orig factory finish with very slightly thinned back strap that is turning slightly plum with a few scattered spots of fine rust. The black appointments retain virtually all of their orig factory finish. Grips show very slight diamond point wear and magazine is extremely fine with only slight wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-34156 JR93 (2,750-4,500)

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*MAUSER byf41 BLACK WIDOW LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 7361y. Cal. 9 mm. Fine Black Widow Luger with 4″ bbl, usual dovetail front sight and fixed rear sight. It has “41” chamber date and “byf” toggle link marking. Fitted with orig checkered black composition grips and a black “fxo” magazine with black composition base that bears the waffenampt “37”. Accompanied by an orig 1-pc rnd leather lanyard with attaching strap and brass swivel. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including grips, except magazine which is unnumbered but is correct to pistol. All of the appointments retain most of their orig black finish. Overall retains 95-96% strong orig finish with only light muzzle & sharp edge wear and a chemical spot over chamber area. Back strap has a couple of thin spots with front strap slightly thinned and a worn spot on toe. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. Lanyard is fine, dark & oil stained. 4-34158 (2,500-4,000)

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*1908 MILITARY DATED GERMAN LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 9887b. Cal. 9 mm. Standard 1908 Luger with 4″ bbl, dovetailed front sight and fixed rear sight with “1914” dated chamber and “dwm” marked toggle link. Fitted with matching numbered full checkered walnut stocks with a matching numbered aluminum base magazine, also bearing the number “2” signifying that this was the spare magazine originally issued with the pistol. The 1908 model became the standard design for the remainder of Luger production through 1945. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including grips & magazine. Overall retains 96-97% strong orig factory blue with slight muzzle and sharp edge wear with some thinning on sideplate. Receiver & frame have a few scattered spots of very fine light pitting with a cleaned spot of pitting on left side of frame. Most of the straw colors have been cleaned bright. Grips show light to moderate wear, mostly on right side with a few chipped diamonds. Magazine is also very fine. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore, slightly frosted in grooves. 4-34163 JR94 (2,500-4,000)

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*1914 MODEL DWM LUGER MILITARY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 1380i. Cal. 9 mm. Standard production military pistol with 4″ bbl, usual dovetailed front sight with fixed rear sight. It has “1915” chamber date with “DWM” marked toggle link. Fitted with full checkered, matching numbered walnut grips and its orig matching numbered walnut base magazine which has the right side missing. This was the standard WWI military issue pistol and rarely is found in all matching orig condition as most were re-worked post WWI. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including grips & magazine. Overall retains about 85-90% strong orig blue with sharp edge & high point wear. Front & back straps retain most of their orig blue with a few scattered spots of light rust. Ejector is cracked near rear edge but still completely functional. Grips show moderate wear with a few chipped diamonds. Magazine, as previously noted, is missing the right side of base and retains about 30-40% orig nickel finish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-34157 JR89 (2,000-3,500)

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*DWM 1908 COMMERCIAL LUGER. SN 57612. Cal. 9 mm. Blue finish with 4″ bbl, standard dovetail front sight & fixed rear sight. It has usual straw colored appointments with unnumbered full checkered walnut grips and standard wood base magazine numbered to another pistol. This pistol is made without hold-open device and its new style safety became the standard for all future Lugers. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory blue and straw colors with only very fine sharp edge wear and high point wear on side plate. Magazine base has been expertly repaired. Grips are crisp with one or two chipped diamonds showing very light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore, frosty in grooves. 4-34155 JR68 (2,500-4,000)

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*1906 COMMERCIAL LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 27250. Cal. 9 mm. Usual configuration with new style, short frame, 4″ bbl with dovetailed front sight and fixed rear sight. It has a grip safety with matching numbered, full checkered walnut grips and an orig style commercial magazine with unnumbered wood base. Bbl appears to have been recycled during manufacturing process as there are early “bug” proofs with the number “118.35” barely legible on bottom in addition to the correct matching serial number. Numbers of bbl are identical in size & shape to numbers on frame and there are no other indications of re-work. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including grips except magazine which is properly unnumbered. Overall retains about 95% strong blue that may be a very old restoration with muzzle & sharp edge wear. Grip straps are strong with some slight surface etching. Trigger and ejector retain strong straw colors while safety & lock bolt retain traces of straw colors. Grips show moderate wear with some light bruising and a few chipped diamonds. Magazine is fine with a chipped edge on base. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with light frosting. 4-34183 (2,000-3,500)

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LOT OF TWO LUGER SNAIL DRUMS & ONE LOADING/UNLOADING TOOL. 1) First model, 32-rd snail drum. SN 35762 with dust cover and spacer. 2) Second model, 32-rd snail drum. SN 97328 with dust cover. 3) Loading/unloading tool. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: 1) Fine, all matching. Seems to function well, retains about 75% orig finish with a few minor dings & scratches and spots of scattered fine pitting. 2) Very good to fine. Overall retains about 75% orig finish with a couple of dings on small cover. Seems to function well. 3) Very good to fine. Retains 70-75% orig finish with fine pitting & light rust. 4-34147, 4-34149, 4-34150 JR127 (2,500-4,000)

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RARE ERMA LUGER SUB-CALIBER CONVERSION KIT. SN 2261. Cal. 22 LR. Kit consists of a wooden box, 15-3/4″ long x 3-3/8″ wide x 1-7/8″ deep made from two pieces of birch with a piano hinge in back and a push button latch in front with inside bottom milled to accept the 22 caliber breech block & toggle unit, a 22 caliber magazine with aluminum base and the sub-caliber bbl that is overall 7-1/4″ long with knurled locking nuts at the muzzle end and a sliding spacer. This unit is adaptable to both the Navy Lugers with 6″ bbls and with the spacer unit, the 4″ Luger, making it a very rare and adaptable unit. The breechblock & toggle system have maker’s name & “ERFURT” on breechblock and the waffenampt “WaA49” on the breechblock and toggle links. Box is nearly complete with its orig wax paper in bottom of compartments and is only missing the small tool that is found in a small front compartment. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including magazine, except bbl spacer which is numbered “29”. Breech block & toggle system retain most of their orig glossy blue. Magazine retains its orig bright metal finish. Bbl shows light to moderate wear and retains about 90% orig finish. Box is fine. 4-34190 JR102 (2,500-4,000)

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*MAUSER CODE “byf 44” P38 GERMAN POLICE CONTRACT SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 4497. Cal. 9 mm. Fine and scarce 2-tone P38 with phosphate finish with blued bbl. Right side of slide has the “WaA135” waffenampt and the eagle “F” proof marks. The same waffenampt is also on left side of frame. It has black 2-pc composition grips and an orig phosphate finished magazine marked “P38v / U”. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new, possibly unfired. Retains virtually all of its fine greenish/gray phosphate finish on slide & frame and about all of its orig blue on bbl. Grips are equally fine with magazine retaining about 50% phosphate finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-34138 JR83 (2,500-4,000)

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RARE BITTNER LEVER ACTION PISTOL. SN 357. Cal. 7.7 mm Bittner. Rare & unusual pistol with 6″ rnd to oct bbl with matted top flat, tall front sight and an unusual ramp rear sight graduated to 150 meters. This clip-fed pistol, that utilizes a stripper similar to the early Mannlicher-style rifles, has the housing in front of action with checkered wood panels on sides. The action mechanism is extremely unusual in that the bolt stays fully retracted until the ring trigger is pulled which moves bolt forward stripping a round into the chamber. The ring lever has a slot in the back to allow the trigger contact with shooter’s finger which releases when bolt is fully closed. It has checkered walnut birdhead grips with a lanyard stud in butt. It appears that less than 500 of these rare pistols were made in 1893. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong orig blue and receiver and action 70-75% faded orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas with some fine surface discoloration and light etching. Grips are sound and retain most of their orig oil finish showing light to moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a few spots of scattered pitting. 4-33924 JR106 (4,000-7,000)

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BERGMAN MODEL 1896 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 3174. Cal. 6.5 mm Bergman. Fine early semi-auto pistol, rarely encountered today with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, tiny dovetail pedestal mounted front sight with groove rear sight on top of slide. It has usual proof marks and markings with two slots in right side of magazine cover. It has a large oval cartouche at right rear with a small standing figure. It has full checkered walnut grips with a fixed lanyard ring in butt. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 93-95% strong orig blue with some fine pitting on follower spring housing and on left side of magazine housing and frame. Grips are sound showing moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-34131 JR105 (3,000-5,000)

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SIMPLEX SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 2156. Cal. 8 mm. Simplex. Scarce small, large caliber early pistol with 2-3/4″ keyhole shaped bbl with integral half moon front sight and v-notch rear sight. It has a detachable 8-shot box magazine mounted in front of trigger similar to Bergman-style pistol. Top of frame and bbl rib are a flat plane with usual patent & proof marks. It has a swinging thumb safety on left side of receiver with straw colored trigger & hammer. The grip is hard rubber with the Simplex name on each side. Bottom of magazine has a cartouche identical to the Bergman. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: About fine. Overall retains about 85-90% strong orig blue with a cleaned area on lower left side of bbl with some rust pitting in a couple of places and some light scattered spots of rust on frame & magazine well. Trigger & hammer retain 85-90% orig straw colors. Grip is chipped on right side at frame, otherwise they are fine showing moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-34130 JR107 (2,500-4,000)

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CHAROLA TYPE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN H1828. Cal. 5 mm. Appears to be a Spanish copy of the small Bergman pistol with 3-3/4″ tapered rnd bbl, sleeve front sight with marking on top of bbl “BEST SHOOTING PISTOL”. The only other marking on entire pistol is “PATENT” over top of chamber. It has a blind magazine in front of trigger guard with removable floorplate like the broomhandle Mauser. Bolt is fully enclosed except for ejection port which has stripper clip slots. Bolt knob has two grooves on each side with a center mounted hammer and a serrated thumb safety beside hammer. Fitted with 2-pc pearl grips and has a lanyard ring in buttstrap. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains 90-92% strong orig blue with edge wear and gray grip straps. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-33899 JR108 (2,000-3,000)

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*FROMMER (FEGYVERGYAR) MODEL 1910 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 3114. Cal. 7.65 mm Roth. Unusual pistol with 4-1/4″ shrouded bbl, fixed sights with external hammer, serrated wood grips and a removable, Luger-style, wood base magazine. Markings are entirely on left side of frame with grip safety in back strap. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: About fine. Overall retains about 90% orig blue, somewhat thinned, with muzzle & edge wear. Grips are sound with nicks & dings and retain most of their orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-33922 JR109 (1,500-2,500)

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*RARE MAUSER CONE HAMMER BROOMHANDLE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 11801. Cal. 7.63 Mauser. Rare early broomhandle with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight and 50-500 meter rear sight. Hammer has the distinctive raised machined concentric rings on the spur in a cone shape and 23-line walnut grips with fire blued appointments. Accompanied by its matching numbered walnut stock holster and “1915” dated leather carrier and wood handled cleaning rod. Leather carrier & cleaning rod may be reproductions. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Pistol retains about 90% orig blue, somewhat thinned on bbl with sharp edge wear elsewhere. Grips are sound and show moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in grooves, may clean better. Stock/holster is also sound with light nicks, dings & scratches. Leather & cleaning rod appear new. 4-34112 JR59 (3,000-6,000)

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RARE LARGE RING MAUSER BROOMHANDLE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 31016. Cal. 30 Mauser. Spectacular early large ring broomhandle with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, ivory bead Lyman front sight with 50-1000 meter rear sight. Hammer has the large serrated rnd spur with concentric machined rings and a large hole. Left side of frame has importer mark “VON LENGERKE / & DETMOLD / NEW-YORK”. It has matching numbered 23-line varnished walnut grips and a lanyard ring in the butt. Accompanied by its orig matching numbered walnut stock/holster, a 1917 Dresden-made leather carrier and a brown leather 2-pocket pouch containing two 10-rd nickeled stripper clips with orig ammunition. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all visible parts matching including grips & stock. May or may not have been fired. Overall retains 96-98% strong orig factory blue with only sharp edge wear. Small parts retain most of their orig fire blue, again only with sharp edge wear and the trigger retains most of its orig straw color. Grips retain most of their orig varnish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Stock/holster is equally new with only minor nicks & scratches. Leather carrier appears equally new also and is not a reproduction. Stripper clip pouch retains 50-60% orig brown finish. Ammunition is fine. 4-34109 JR62 (4,000-7,000)

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EARLY LARGE RING BROOMHANDLE MAUSER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 34109. Cal. 7.63 Mauser. Beautiful early pistol with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight and 50-1000 meter rear sight. It has the large serrated rnd hammer spur with machined concentric rings and a large hole. Mounted with checkered embossed hard rubber grips numbered to this pistol and the usual markings on right side of frame. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all visible parts matching including grips. Overall retains 96-97% strong orig blue with only sharp edge and high point wear. Small parts retain most of their orig fire blue. Grips are equally fine with only slight diamond point wear. Trigger retains mos of its orig straw color. Mechanics are fine, strong frosty bore. 4-34129 JR63 (3,000-5,000)

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*MAUSER BROOMHANDLE FLAT SIDE SEMI AUTO PISTOL. SN 403. Cal. 30 Mauser. Italian Army contract. This is a rare, numbers matching, large ring flat side Mauser semi-automatic pistol with 23 groove grips. Pistol is in excellent overall condition with a 50-500 meter sight. It is a rare version of even the flat side Mauser, having the large ring hammer. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Pistol shows better than 90% of orig finish. Upper receiver and bbl assembly show 90-95% finish with some wear showing through on the bottom of the bbl. Bolt is bright with a fire blue extractor and sight elevator and just a little spotting on the top of the cocking handle. Lower receiver shows approximately 95% blue on the right hand side with just some minor scratches and approximately 80% on the left hand side with less but more significant marks. Rear strap has some blue wear, as it appears it had a shoulder stock attached to it on occasion. Front strap retains most of its finish but turning plum. Bore shows shiny with just a little erosion beginning. A fine example of a rare broomhandle. 4-34128 BK108 (3,000-4,500)

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*SCARCE MAUSER BROOMHANDLE BOLO PISTOL. SN 633584. Cal. 7.63 Mauser. Fine, late, post-WWI Bolo Broomhandle with 3-7/8″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight and 50-1000 meter rear sight. It has Matching numbered serrated wood grips & a lanyard ring in butt with the Mauser banner on left side and usual markings over chamber and right side of frame. Accompanied by its matching numbered wood stock/holster with a large Mauser cartouche on right side and the hand carved in script name “Nisse” on left side. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all visible parts are matching including stock & grips. Pistol retains 95-96% strong orig blue with only sharp edge & high point wear. Front sight has a small silver insert. Small parts retain most of their orig fire blue and grips most of their orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Stock/holster has a small grain crack by release button, otherwise wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig oil finish. 4-34113 JR61 (2,500-4,000)

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*MAUSER RED-9 BROOMHANDLE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 92461. Cal. 9 mm Luger. Standard WWI issue 9 mm Broomhandle with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight, 50-500 yard rear sight and serrated wood grips with a large red painted “9” on each side and a lanyard ring in the butt. Accompanied by a mismatched wooden stock holster bearing number “169” on the attaching iron and a small branded “9” on each side. The last four digits of the serial number are also lightly branded on right side of stock, probably done when conversion was made. Also accompanied by a “1917” dated leather skeleton carrier with a reproduction cleaning rod in front pouch. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching numbers on visible parts. Pistol retains most of an old restored finish and does not appear to have been buffed in the process. Various small parts retain generous amounts of their orig fire blue. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Stock/holster has a grain crack on right side at top, otherwise is sound with minor nicks & scratches. Leather is somewhat dry, especially on tabs, and retains about 80% orig brown finish. Altogether a fine rig. 4-34111 JR60 (2,500-4,000)

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*MAUSER MODEL 1930 COMMERCIAL BROOMHANDLE PISTOL. SN 913592. Cal. 7.63 Mauser. Late Model 1930 with 5-1/2″ stepped bbl and 12-groove walnut grips. It has the solid receiver rails with usual markings over chamber area of bbl and right side of frame with the Mauser banner on left side of frame. Accompanied by an orig, unnumbered walnut stock/holster with large Mauser cartouche on right side of stock. Also accompanied by a leather skeleton holster rig by J.M. Eckart of Ulm and dated “1918”. It has a stripper clip pouch on front and a wooden handled cleaning rod in its pocket on front edge. This is obviously a military leather that has been added to the commercial stock. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching with internal parts properly unnumbered. Pistol retains about 95-96% strong orig factory blue with only slight muzzle & sharp edge wear with a few fine scratches on bbl. Grips are very fine and retain about 90% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Stock has a small chip by the oval grip opening, otherwise wood is sound with nicks, dings & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Leather is dark & worn showing moderate to heavy wear. 4-34110 JR56 (3,000-5,000)

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*SCARCE ASTRA MODEL 900 BROOMHANDLE PISTOL. SN 33417. Cal. 7.63 Mauser. Fine, well-made copy of venerable Broomhandle Mauser with 5-1/2″ bbl, barleycorn front sight and 1000 meter rear sight. Frame is flat sided with usual markings on left side and a ring hammer and 12-groove walnut grips with a lanyard ring in the butt. Accompanied by an original, matching numbered wooden stock/holster. These pistols were made only in period 1928-1936. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, may have been fired but if so, very little. Overall retains 97-98% strong orig blue with only faint muzzle edge wear and a couple of spots of corrosion on right side of frame. Trigger, safety, extractor & firing pin retainer retain most of their orig bright fire blue. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Stock is equally fine with a few minor nicks & scratches. 4-33912 (3,000-5,000)

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HOLSTER/STOCK FOR MAUSER BROOMHANDLE PISTOL. SN NSN. Fine commercial wooden holster/stock, unnumbered, with Mauser cartouche stamped into one side. Accompanied by a greenish/gray/black skeleton leather carrying rig with shoulder strap attached to the D-rings on back. Front of rig has a large pocket that contains a 10-rd detachable broomhandle magazine, also with a large Mauser banner stamped into floorplate. Pocket also contains one orig nickeled stripper clip. This rig is probably for a Schnellfeur machine pistol, although a few semi-autos were made with detachable box magazines. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Stock has a crack in wood through latch button recess, otherwise wood is sound with nicks, dings & scratches and retains 75-80% orig blue on metal. Leather is sound and retains most of its orig finish. Magazine retains about 70-75% orig blue and is completely functional. Stripper clip is fine. 4-34121 JR55 (1,500-2,500)

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*VERY RARE GRANDPAPA NAMBU WITH SHOULDER STOCK. Cal. 8 mm Nambu. Very rare Grandpapa with 4-7/8″ tapered rnd bbl, dovetail barleycorn front sight and 500 yard rear sight. Chamber area has the Tokyo Gas & Electric intertwined 4-circle logo. Right rear side of slide has three Japanese characters and serial number. Fitted with full checkered wood grips and a matching numbered wood base magazine and has the grip safety in front strap. Accompanied by a matching numbered extendable stock holster with leather strap. Few of these Grandpapa Nambus are encountered today and even more rare are the orig stock holsters and matching numbered sets are most scarce of all. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Retains 93-95% strong orig blue with holster wear on sides of slide and muzzle edges. Grip straps are strong with a few pin pricks of fine rust. Grips are sound showing light to moderate wear and magazine base is completely intact with a couple of very minor chips. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Stock holster is about fine with a crack through the latch button hole and a hairline below the grip opening, otherwise wood is sound with numerous light nicks, dings & scratches and retains most of its orig arsenal varnish. Metal has turned dull on collar showing moderate wear with the extension retaining about 80% orig blue. Strap is sound. 4-34108 JR121 (5,000-8,000)

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*RARE EARLY JAPANESE GRADPAPPA NAMBU SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 106. Cal. 8 mm Nambu. Rare early pistol with 4-3/4″ tapered rnd bbl, square base, dovetailed barleycorn front sight and 500 meter rear sight. It has the intertwined circles of the Tokyo Arsenal over chamber area. Fitted with full checkered walnut grips and accompanied by an orig brown, clamshell leather holster and two orig matching numbered magazines with cherry wood bases and an “L” shaped cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Not disassembled to check for matching internal parts. Overall retains 90-92% strong orig blue with scattered fine surface etching and fine pitting. Trigger & sear retain most of their orig straw colors. Grips are sound with light wear and a few minor chipped diamonds. The two magazines retain 75-80% orig nickel with intact wood bases. Holster is sound showing moderate wear and some crackling on hinge & lid. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with a few spots of scattered light pitting. 4-33911 JR97 (4,000-7,000)

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*BABY NAMBU. SN 3140. Cal. 7 mm. 3-1/4″ bbl. Blue with wooden grips and a grip safety. This is among the most desirable weapons for the Japanese military collector. These pistols were made up until 1927 with approximately 6,500 pistols produced by all manufacturers. This one comes with original numbered magazine and a spare magazine that the number does not match on. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: This little pistol retains approximately 95% of its original finish with some edge wear on the left hand side at the recoil spring. The gripstraps show approximately 80-85% original finish with some light to moderate pitting present as does the grip safety. The trigger retains approximately 40% of the straw finish while the extractor retains 70%. The matching numbered aluminum based magazine shows excellent with no corrosion or pitting and has one small dent on the left side button. Spare magazine number 1423 shows excellent also. Grips show just a minimal of checker wear with no nicks, cracks or dents present. Action is tight and crisp and bore is bright and shiny. All in all this is a pretty good little Nambu. 4-34117 BK133 (2,750-3,250)

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*JAPANESE MODEL 1904 PAPA NAMBU SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 6005. Cal. 8 mm Nambu. Blue finish in usual configuration with 4-3/4″ rnd bbl, dovetail barleycorn front sight and 500 yard rear sight. Fitted with full checkered wood grips with grip safety in front strap and an orig mismatched magazine (#6852). Top of chamber area has the three intertwined circles of the Kokura Arsenal. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains about all of its orig dark arsenal blue with “feathers” on either side of front sight. Receiver & frame retain about 70-75% strong orig blue with cleaned fine pitting on sides of receiver and front & back straps. Front of trigger guard has several dings. Grips are fine, probably a restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-34116 (2,500-4,000)

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*JAPANESE MODEL 1904 PAPA NAMBU SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 1781. Cal. 8 mm Nambu. Blue finish with 4-3/4″ rnd bbl, dovetail barleycorn front sight with 500 meter rear sight. Chamber area is marked “TGE” in a circle for Tokyo Gas & Electric Co. Left rear side of frame has two Japanese characters and right rear side had three Japanese characters with serial number and an anchor. Fitted with full checkered wood grips and has an aluminum base magazine with the number “8339”. It has a small grip safety in front strap with straw colored trigger and sight is also straw colored with fire blued extractor. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 90% strong orig blue with some dulling on sides of receiver and a couple of spots of very deep pitting on bbl reminiscent of blood pitting. Front & back straps also have moderate pitting. Trigger & rear sight retain most of their orig straw colors and extractor about 75% of its fire blue. Magazine release has a spot of deep pitting on right side and retains about 75% of its straw colors. Grips are sound showing light wear with a few chipped diamonds. Magazine is fine. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few spots of scattered fine pitting. 4-34115 JR77 (3,000-5,000)

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*JAPANESE MODEL 1904 PAPA NAMBU SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 948. Cal. 8 mm Nambu. Blue finish with 4-3/4″ rnd bbl, dovetail barleycorn front sight with 500 meter rear sight. Chamber area is marked “TGE” in a circle for Tokyo Gas & Electric Co. Left rear side of frame has two Japanese characters and right rear side had three Japanese characters with serial number and an anchor. Fitted with full checkered wood grips and has an aluminum base magazine with the number “5749”. It has a small grip safety in front strap with straw colored trigger. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. No disassembly affected to check internal parts for matching numbers. Overall retains about 85-90% strong orig arsenal blue with fine, light pitting over top and right side of pistol. Front strap, back strap & grip safety have moderate to heavy pitting. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting. 4-34114 JR75 (2,500-4,000)

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*FINNISH L-35 LAHTI WITH STOCK AND SPARE MAGAZINE. SN 2245. Cal. 9 mm. This is the first variation of the Finnish Lahti that can be identified by the “hump” for the yoke locking piece and cocking indicator. There were approximately 2700 produced. It is a 9 mm semi automatic with a 4-3/4″ bbl and is one of the most durable 9 mm semi automatics in existence. A Lahti will work under conditions that very few other firearms will function under. This piece (SN 2245) shows very good overall condition and is accompanied by a spare magazine, loader, and detachable shoulder stock/holster. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains 75% original blue with the front and rear straps worn to a gun metal gray patina. Other than that, it shows just a little high edge wear. Bbl assembly shows 98% original blue and has a bright and shiny bore that shows little use. Bolt assembly shows better than 90% original blue as does the safety, take down latch, and trigger. Brown grips show mild wear to the checkering but no gouges, scrapes or nicks. All in all a pretty nice Lahti, especially considering its rarity. 4-33914 CATALOG136 (4,000-6,000)

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*CANADIAN INGLAIS (CHINESE) CONTRACT HIGH POWER. SN CH1333. Cal. 9 mm. 5″ bbl. This is a real example of the Chinese contract Browning High Power pistol that was made by Inglais in Canada for the Chinese government. It has the standard Browning and Inglais roll-die on the left hand side of the slide along with six Chinese characters present. Also has black plastic grips, a Tangent sight, and a detachable shoulder stock/holster with the markings “S.A. LTD.” over “1945”. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Pistol is as near mint as one could hope to find and just shows the absolute most minute edge wear from being put in and out of the wooden holster. There are absolutely no signs of this pistol having ever been shot. The bore shows absolutely new with no markings whatsoever on the recoil shield and just a very slight rub from being disassembled for inspection. Grips are perfect. Lanyard loop has no marks on it whatsoever. Magazine has just slight rubbing from being pushed in and out and follower has absolutely no signs of having a cartridge in it. The buttstock has a couple of proof marks on the top and says “Made in Canada” underneath the web belt loop and has just a minimum of bruising throughout, primarily on the bottom. Shows excellent plus. Mechanics are tight and bore is good. Overall a Chinese contract High Power that is very complete and very close to impossible to upgrade. 4-33953 BK131 (2,500-4,000)

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*POLISH RADOM P35 (POLISH EAGLE) PISTOL WITH RARE POLISH HOLSTER. SN 1391. Cal. 9 mm. This 1936 dated Polish Eagle Radom which were Polish military issue prior to the Nazi occupation of 1939. This pistol SN 1391 is a very nice example of those guns. It retains lots of good finish with the features of the Polish Eagle still remaining in the slide with “F.B. RADOM” and “1936r”. On the left side of the eagle “VIS-WZ35” with the “PAT Nr 15567” to the right. There is also a small eagle in front of the de-cocking lever and numerous proof marks on both sides of the trigger bow on this pistol. This pistol is also slotted for a shoulder stock. Original Polish holster with two spare mags is present. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Pistol retains approximately 75-80% original blue with wear coming from being placed in and out of the holster. Front 1/3 of the slide shows high edge wear as well as wear on the left flat from being placed in and out of the holster. There is also a small wear spot on the bottom of the slide and just the very front edge of the slide stop along with the corner edge of the trigger bow itself. Front grip strap shows one wear spot approximately the size of a fingertip just below the trigger bow, the rest showing lots of blue and some very light speckling. Rear grip strap and grip frame show better than 95% with just a little bit of wear on the bottom edge of the grip safety and at the bottom of the slot where the stock would be installed. Finish is also worn bare beneath the de-cocker and a little edge wear on the back of the slide. The bbl shows very good and is just a little dark in the grooves. Action is very crisp. Grips are excellent. Screws retain most of their blue. A nice pistol with an extremely rare holster. There is a small but significant scratch on the right side of the frame that runs through the SN. Spare mags are in good condition. The super rare Polish Army holster is in good to very good condition, showing very little wear and is a little dry. A very good example of a rare pistol and holster rig. 4-33921 BK128 (3,000-5,000)

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*POLISH RADOM P35 (POLISH EAGLE) PISTOL. SN 19601. Cal. 9 mm. This 1938 dated Polish Eagle Radom which were Polish military issue prior to the Nazi occupation of 1939. This pistol SN 19601 is a very nice example of those guns. It retains lots of good finish with the features of the Polish Eagle still remaining in the slide with “F.B. RADOM” and “1938r”. On the left side of the eagle “VIS-WZ35” with the “PAT Nr 15567” to the right. There is also a small eagle in front of the de-cocking lever and numerous proof marks on both sides of the trigger bow on this pistol. This pistol is also slotted for a shoulder stock. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Pistol shows better than 90% orig blue with mostly just high edge wear. On the slide portion there is a little edge wear and very slight wear on the left side of the rib. Blue is also worn underneath the de-cocker, as on most Radoms. Bottom front of the slide has a small wear spot from a holster where it meets the frame and the very front edge of the frame has a light wear spot. Front grip strap shows one small bare spot in the center of the arch where ones finger would cross, otherwise retains all of its blue with a minimum of scuffing that can only be seen under magnification. Rear grip strap and grip safety show better than 90% with just a little bit of low edge wear on the grip safety and the frame slot as well as some patina on the radius where the web of the hand would fit. Grips are in excellent condition, showing no wear or dents or marks of any kind and grip screws retain about all of their orig blue. Bbl shows some light to moderate pitting on the inside with the balance being somewhat shiny and the outside is bright and clean, even at the ejection port. A fine example of the Radom produced in the last year prior to Nazi occupation. 4-33920 BK129 (3,500-4,500)

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*POLISH RADOM P35 (POLISH EAGLE) PISTOL. SN 0923. Cal. 9 mm. This 1936 dated Polish Eagle Radom which were Polish military issue prior to the Nazi occupation of 1939. This pistol SN 923 is a very nice example of those guns. It retains lots of good finish with the features of the Polish Eagle still remaining in the slide with “F.B. RADOM” and “1936r”. On the left side of the eagle “VIS-WZ35” with the “PAT Nr 15567” to the right. There is also a small eagle in front of the de-cocking lever and numerous proof marks on both sides of the trigger bow on this pistol. This pistol is also slotted for a shoulder stock. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Pistol retains a strong 85-88% of the finish with high edge wear and just a couple of small blemishes on the slide as well as one small spot of wear on the bottom just in front of the frame. Frame, as with bottom of slide, shows some holster wear and also the front strap show swear from handling. Rear grip strap and grip frame show just a minimal of high edge wear from the gun being used. There is also some wear from the de-cocker being actuated. Grips are in very good condition, showing just a minimal of nicks and grips screws are good showing most of their finish. Bbl is bright with some patina on the left side of the muzzle and at the ejection port. Bore shows somewhat dark with some light to moderate pitting throughout. This is a pretty nice example of an Eagle Radom that would be more on the affordable side. 4-33917 BK127 (2,500-3,500)

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*POLISH RADOM P35 (POLISH EAGLE). SN 35428. Cal. 9 mm. VIS-35 is a semi-automatic pistol made for Poland with a 4-1/2″ bbl and 8 round magazine. This early model Radom has the Polish eagle with no date and VIS-wz.35 with the patent pat.Nr.15567 next to it on the slide. There is also a small eagle stamped in front of the de-cocking lever on the slide. This pistol is slotted for a stock and has black hard rubber grips with FB in the left grip and VIS in the right. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Pistol retains better than 98% of its orig blue with just the very slightest of high edge wear and some almost non-existent pitting on the right edge of the frame below and in front of the SN. Front grip straps show no wear at all with the rear strap and grip safety showing just a minimum of spotting that is not really noticeable unless under magnification. Bottom of frame and magazine show almost no wear at all. Right side of the slide shows just a minimum of speckling that is almost unnoticeable to the naked eye. Grip screws appear to be straw in color. Action is very clean and crisp and the bore is very bright and shiny with very minimal signs that this pistol was ever fired. Bbl is bright with just a little patina on the ejection port. An excellent example of an Eagle Radom that would go good in any collection. 4-33918 BK126 (3,000-5,000)

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*RARE PROTOTYPE OF A CANADIAN HI-POWER. SN None. Cal. 9 mm. This is a prototype or experimental of a Browning Hi-Power made by Inglis, Canada. It incorporates a standard size of a Browning Hi-Power with a light weight alloy frame with black enamel for a finish. The slide is similar to the Canadian Hi-Power with the rear sight being an intrical part of the slide. This also has lightening grooves in the two sides as well as a lightening groove in the top side. It has checkered wooden grips with a standard Canadian Hi-Power magazine and a lanyard loop. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Frame retains approximately 90% of the black enamel in which it was painted with some nicks on the high edges as well as a small scratch on the front strap. Slide is a mat dark gray Parkerizing that retains about 98% of its finish and just a little wear around the muzzle. Mechanically crisp with a bright and shiny bore and what appears to be possibly a one of a kind Hi-Power. 4-34145 BK109 (3,500-4,500)

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NOTE: The Fiala is not a predecessor of either the Colt Woodsman or High Standard Model “B”, but has similar lines.

*RARE CASED FIALA MODEL 1920 MANUAL REPEATING PISTOL 3-BARREL SET WITH STOCK. SN 1426. Cal. 22 LR. Rare & unusual set with 3″ and 7-1/2″ pistol bbls and 20″ carbine bbl with forearm and an attachable walnut stock. A most unusual pistol that was undoubtedly the progenitor of the High Standard Model B and the Colt Woodsman. It has the same lines as both pistols. Right side of frame has a small slotted head screw that when removed allows the bbl to be unscrewed & replaced. It has serrated walnut grips with a 2-position rear sight mounted to the rear of the slide. The magazine is exactly what the early High Standard & Colt magazines became, with a brass follower. The 3″ bbl is missing the front sight and has the 1-1/2″ exposed area very finely knurled. The 7-1/2″ bbl and carbine bbl have dovetailed front sights. The buttstock & forearm are of very nicely figured English walnut, uncheckered with straight grip and a smooth steel buttplate. This unusual pistol, while appearing to be a semi-auto, is, in fact a manually operated repeater. The magazine functions as with any semi-auto, however the slide remains locked during & after firing until a button on left side of frame is depressed which releases the slide to be manually retracted and returned to battery for the next shot. The set is accompanied by its orig leather covered wood case with purple velvet lining and a diagonal purple ribbon inside the lid with maker’s name & address. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: About fine. Pistol & 7-1/2″ bbl retain about 85% thinning orig blue, mostly from flaking, not wear, bright shiny bore with a few spots of pitting. The 3″ bbl, missing its front sight, has a wrench mark in the knurling, otherwise retains most of its orig blue, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. Carbine bbl is extremely fine, retaining 96-97% dark glossy orig blue, slightly thinned on top about mid-point with brilliant shiny bore. Stock & forearm are sound and retain most of their orig factory varnish. Mechanics are fine. The lid of the case has a few minor cracks and is missing small areas of covering, otherwise is sound with olive drab paint on outside. Interior is lightly faded with light soil showing light wear. Altogether a fine complete & orig set. 4-33904 JR265 (3,000-5,000)

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*RARE COLT MODEL 1900 SIGHT SAFETY / USN. SN 1136 / USN 136. Cal. 38 ACP. US Navy contract, one of 250 guns, purchased by the US Navy between 1900 and 1902. Examples of this pistol are very rare and hard to find with the sight safety still intact, never mind with condition. This pistol remains in excellent original condition, retaining most of its blue and all of its case colors. This would be a great addition to any Colt or military collection. Comes with a modern, wooden Colt display case. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Pistol retains approximately 92-95% of its orig deep rich Colt blue with just some very minor scuffs and nicks throughout which appear to be a lot less than normally seen on these pistols. Sight safety and hammer retain 100% of their orig, bright case colors. Bbl retains almost all of its blue and the fire blue trigger still retains nearly all of its fire blue finish. Nickel plated 1884 patent magazine shows better than 98% condition with just a couple of scuffs and a little bit of corrosion on the face. Mechanics are crisp and tight. Bore is bright and shiny with no signs of corrosion and very little signs of use. A very rare find for a very discerning collector. Display case is in good condition but not original to the gun. 4-34119 BK110 (9,000-13,000)

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*SCARCE COLT MODEL 1902 MILITARY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 39340. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, fixed sights, spur hammer with slide lock and lanyard loop on left side of frame. It is fitted with Colt hard rubber grips. Approx. 18,000 of these pistols were made in period 1902-29 with the majority being civilian production. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 92-93% strong orig blue, slightly thinned on slide with some fine, light pitting on left side of slide. Front & back straps are turning plum. Grips are extremely fine, showing very light diamond point wear. Magazine is fine, mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with some fine frosting. 4-33898 (2,500-4,000)

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*SAVAGE MODEL 1907 MILITARY TEST TRIAL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 53. Cal. 45 ACP. Matte blue finish, probably one of the pieces sold through the Tryon Co. of Philadelphia after Savage had repurchased the 200 plus test pistols from the military. This pistol has a 5″ bbl with enclosed slide, top ejection port with heavy grasping grooves at rear and a semi-enclosed serrated hammer spur. It has a case colored trigger with checkered walnut grip panels and matching numbered magazine. The inside of left grip is stamped “43”. History shows that Savage made an initial run of 50 of these pistols for the military test trials. The entire shipment was stolen before reaching Springfield Armory so they made a replacement run of 50 which were used in the test trials, eventually losing out to the Colt. However the government did order an additional 200 pieces for field trials which were issued to various units. In about 1912, after the trials were completed, Savage repurchased the pistols and sold them commercially, mostly through the Tryon Co. of Philadelphia. Many of the pistols were refinished by Savage and Tryon. This pistol, being serial number “53” was one of the first test pieces to be received by the Army. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except grips, as noted. Overall retains most of a fine satin finish, probably a Tryon restored finish. It has light muzzle & sharp edge wear with some slight thinning to front & back straps. Trigger retains about 50% faded case colors. Grips, although not orig to this pistol, fit very well with the appearance of having been in place the life of the pistol and is certainly understandable that they could have become mixed during test trials to check interchangeability. Magazine is fine with most of its restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-34166 JR80 (6,000-10,000)

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*COLT 1911 45 AUTO/1915 US NAVY. SN 109799. Cal. 45 ACP. In 1915 the US Navy purchased 500 Colt 1911 beginning with the SN 109501 to 110000. This pistol is SN 109799, right in the middle. It has a the Colt polished blue finish of the era just prior to the dull military blue with the right side of the slide being marked “Model 1911 US Navy”. Pistol is in exceptional condition, showing over 90%, which is very difficult on a typical WWI gun, let alone the rare Navy version. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: The frame of this GHS inspected Colt retains approximately 85% of its orig finish with a very faint takedown mark that barely goes through the blue and the front grip straps turning a plum. Mainspring housing is also thinning in pluming as are the edges of the frame adjacent to it. Grip safety shows just a little bit of wear on the high edge points as does the safety and slide stock. The slide retains 95-97% of the original blue with several light scratches on the top and a couple on the right side that are barely noticeable. There is just the least little bit of high edge wear, making me believe that this pistol was stored in an arms locker rather than holster. Lanyard loop magazine shows nearly new with just a little bit of flaking and light scuffs on the front lower part. Grips and grip screws show about new. The HP marked bbl shows just a minimum amount of scuffing from being cocked. Action is crisp and clean and the bore is bright and shiny, near mint. This is the best 1915 Navy that I’ve ever seen. 4-34140 BK103 (6,000-10,000)

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*REMINGTON/UMC 1911 MANUFACTURED 1918. SN 9691. Cal. 45 ACP. Pistol presents as very good plus with the correct E.E.C. inspector’s marks and lots of condition. Trigger bow has subinspector marks “F” on the left side and the number “37” on the right side. Grips appear to be 100% correct. Magazine and bbl however are replacements that more than likely got mixed up during a cleaning being that they are of the same period and like condition. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Pistol retains 80-85% of the orig deep rich blue with which it was produced. Major loss of finish is on the front and rear grip straps. This is a very pleasing UMC that would be an asset to any vintage pistol collection. Mechanics are excellent and the bore is very good, showing just a little bit of corrosion at the chamber end. All in all a very nice UMC. 4-34142 BK101 (3,500-5,000)

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*COLT 1911 45 AUTO IN NEAR MINT CONDITION. SN 155230. Cal. 45 ACP. This GHS inspected first contract of 1917 Colt remains with near 99% plus of orig rust blue finish. A magnificent example of the second most desirable handgun on the planet (only to the Colt Single Action). PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Pistol shows little signs of ever being fired. Slide retains 99% of the orig blue with one very tiny, approximate 1/4″ long, scratch at the muzzle and just a very tiny rub mark on the rear edge of the slide. “PH” marked bbl has what appears to be one or two small drag lines on the top from being cocked on a few occasions. Slide retains 99% orig finish with barely a hint of a takedown mark and no wear on the front strap at all. Mainspring housing has just the slightest bit of wear on the bottom third. Hammer has just a couple of high edge scuff marks on the side. Grips show as near new with one very tiny nick, approximately 1/8″, on the bottom diamond of the right hand grip. Checkering is crisp and sharp. Grip safety shows no wear as does the safety, slide stop, and magazine release. Magazine shows some poor storage with a few clusters of pits on the right side and a very small dent in the center of the left but barely has a scratch on the follower. Action is as crisp as you can expect and bore is bright and shiny. 4-34143 BK102 (4,000-6,000)

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*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1911 MANUFACTURED IN 1916. SN 126977. Cal. 45 ACP. Springfield Armory was the second of four manufacturers during WWI. This particular piece was manufactured in late 1916 and retains a very pleasing appearance. The following small parts are “S” marked, as should be, the hammer, trigger, main spring housing, safety, grip safety, extractor, and firing pin stop. Bbl is a Colt replacement of approximately the same manufacture. I have little doubt that this was mixed up during a cleaning at some time. Left grip also appears to be a replacement, being that the upper diamond is 3-1/2″ where as the normal Springfield is 4″. Magazine is also a replacement but of the period. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Retains approximately 80-85% of the orig Springfield Armory rust blue with some spotting and a couple of small nicks on the slide. Frame shows slightly better with approximately 85% blue with the major wear being on the grip safety. Overall a very reasonable and pleasing Springfield 1911 that, with a little help, could be a very fine handgun. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny. 4-34141 BK100 (3,000-4,500)

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*COLT RAF M1911 SEMI AUTO PISTOL. SN W100610. Cal. 455. Colt Government Model semi auto military pistol (civilian-commercial version of the Model 1911 US Army Pistol) made for the British Army. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Metal of pistol retains approx 80% of the original Colt commercial blued finish with mostly light but some moderate scratching present. Slide shows approx 85% original finish with some holster wear present as well as two take-down scratches with some light to moderate nicking and dinging. Frame shows approximately 80% to 85% original finish with light scattered corrosion present and British proofs on the left side. Magazine is marked “Cal 455 Eley” as is it is supposed to be and shows good condition with only light corrosion present. Bbl shows bright with nearly 60% of original blue finish and polished at the chamber with the British acceptance proofs. Grips show light to moderate wear with some flattening of the diamonds particularly towards the bottom. A pretty nice example of a British 455. 4-34146 BK165 (2,250-3,000)

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*COLT MODEL 1908 (380 US PROPERTY MARK). SN 135763. Cal. 380. These Colt pocket automatics were issued to general officers from the early 1940s right up through approximately 1990. The blued 380 variation is the most desirable of the bunch being that there were less produced and they have the larger caliber. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Retains approximately 95% orig blue with just a little bit of spotting on the slide. Grip straps, front and rear, show excellent, retaining better than 90% orig finish with minor freckling. Left side of receiver shows very clean with the SN and the subinspector marks 7 and 4 on triggerbow. Right side of receiver has US property stamp in it with subinspector mark 13 on triggerbow, has some discoloration behind the right grip from somebody’s hand as well as a couple of very small but deep scratches above the triggerguard. Receiver also has a spot of finish rust approximately 1″ long x 3/8″ wide on the very back just below the slide. Slide shows approximately 90% finish with some brown spotting or light rust on both sides that at least some should clean. Grips are sharp with no dents or mar in them. Single two tone magazine has a little bit of fine pitting near the top. All in all a pretty nice little US pocket auto. Mechanics are excellent and bore is bright and shiny. 4-34144 BK105 (2,500-3,500)

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*WEBLEY & SCOTT NAVY MODEL MARK I SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 2890. Cal. 455 Webley. Scarce English pistol, probably less than 1,000 made in period 1913-1919 with a number of these being assembled as late as 1933 (Blue Book of Gun Values, 28th Edition). This pistol has a 5″ bbl with integral front sight and windage adjustable rear sight. Top of slide has the English broad arrow inside a large “D”. Left side has usual markings with date “1913”. It has walnut grip panels with vertical serrations and there are various English proof marks on small parts with broad arrow acceptance also present. It has one orig magazine. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. Overall retains 60-70% orig blue with loss areas a light patina. Grip panels are sound with a smooth hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 33905 JR58 (3,000-5,000)

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*CASED SIG MODEL P210-6 SEMI-AUTO TARGET PISTOL. SN P57005. Cal. 9 mm. Gray oxide finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, dovetail front sight and fully adjustable rear sight. It has spur hammer with bright metal trigger, slide lock & hammer with serrated wood grips. Accompanied by an orig Sig green velvet lined, black leatherette display case with spare magazine and cleaning tool marked on cap “ERLA / 1957”. Also accompanied by owner’s manual in English with German & English pamphlets. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. May have been fired but if so very little. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & grips. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. Lining of case is faded with slight wear from sights, otherwise is completely intact and in extremely fine condition. 4-34124 JR170 (2,500-4,000)

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*SCARCE WWII LIBERATOR PISTOL. SN NSN. Cal. 45 ACP. Made in the many thousands by the Guide Lamp Division of General Motors of stamped & spot welded sheet metal, these pistols were dropped behind enemy lines for resistance fighters in Europe. In their orig packs each pistol was accompanied by a packet of cartridges, a wooden dowel extractor and an instruction sheet. These little pistols are single shot with a 2-1/2″ smoothbore bbl, fixed sights with a most unusual loading & reloading method. Striker, made of case heavy metal, with fixed firing pin is retracted and rotated to the side, which allows breech block to be raised for loading & unloading. Once loaded, the breech block is lowered and striker rotated back into place. Then a simple pull of trigger fires the cartridge. Handle of pistol is a cartridge reservoir with a sliding cover on bottom for access. Few of these pistols were returned from Europe and therefore are rarely encountered today. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall retains a gray patina, never having had a finish other than natural metal color. Mechanics are fine. 4-34167 JR81 (2,500-4,000)

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*WINCHESTER BOLT ACTION SINGLE SHOT PISTOL. SN NSN. Cal. 22. Unusual little bolt action pistol, made by Winchester using a 1902 action with rapid taper rnd bbl, pedestal front sight and fixed rear sight. It is an alteration of the orig 1902 rifle. Mounted in a cast gun metal (bronze) frame with smooth wood grip panels. Only a few of these rare little pistols were made in a variety of patterns with no records having been maintained to determine just how many and what patterns were made. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & integral receiver retain 60-70% orig blue, thin & worn to light patina on front 2/3 of bbl. Frame has a smooth dark bronze patina with a few light nicks & dings. Grips are sound with light nicks & dings and retain a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-34184 JR101 (2,500-4,000)

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GERMAN MAUSER MODEL 1878 ZIGZAG REVOLVER. SN 629. Cal. 11 mm Rimmed. Unusual revolver action with 5-9/16″ keyhole shaped bbl, integral half moon front sight & fixed rear sight. Cylinder has the unusual “zigzag” slots around circumference which are in fact the rotating grooves for the action of cylinder. There is a serrated thumb lever in front of cylinder on left side which is the take-down lock which releases the lever at bottom front of frame which is the tip-up action for ejecting empty casings and reloading. Revolver is single action only and has a long bag-shaped grip frame with molded gutta percha grips having foliate border patterns and checkered centers and a lanyard stud & ring in butt. These revolvers are seldom ever encountered in the U.S. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains 85-90% strong orig glossy blue with some flaking on right side of bbl & cylinder. Hammer & lock ring retain 30-50% faded case colors with balance faded to silver. Grips are extremely fine showing light wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-34134 JR113 (4,000-7,000)

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GERMAN MAUSER MODEL 1878 ZIGZAG REVOLVER. SN 2809. Cal. 9 mm Rimmed. Unusual revolver action with 5-3/8″ keyhole shaped bbl, integral half moon front sight & fixed rear sight. Cylinder has the unusual “zigzag” slots around circumference which are, in fact, the rotating grooves for the action of cylinder. There is a serrated thumb lever in front of cylinder on left side which is the take-down lock which releases the lever at bottom front of frame which is the tip-up action for ejecting empty casings and reloading. Revolver is single action only and has a long bag-shaped grip frame with checkered wood grips and a lanyard stud & ring in butt. These revolvers are seldom ever encountered in the U.S. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall retains 80-85% orig blue turning plum on bbl & cylinder with some light, fine surface etching. Grips are sound showing moderate to heavy wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-34135 JR112 (3,000-5,000)

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GERMAN MAUSER MODEL 1878 ZIGZAG REVOLVER. SN 971. Cal. 7.65 mm Rimmed. Unusual revolver action with 3-9/16″ keyhole shaped bbl, integral half moon front sight & fixed rear sight. Cylinder has the unusual “zigzag” slots around circumference which are in fact the rotating grooves for the action of cylinder. There is a serrated thumb lever in front of cylinder on left side which is the take-down lock which releases the lever at bottom front of frame which is the tip-up action for ejecting empty casings and reloading. Revolver is single action only and has a long bag-shaped grip frame with checkered wood grips. These revolvers are seldom ever encountered in the U.S. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Retains most of a fine professionally restored finish with only light muzzle and sharp edge wear. Grips are fine showing light to moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-34136 JR114 (2,500-4,000)

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BRITISH WEBLEY-FOSBERY FIRST MODEL AUTOMATIC REVOLVER. SN 163. Cal. 455. Rare & unusual revolver with 6″ octagonal bbl having a raised integral rib with high partridge front sight and fixed rear sight. Top of rib is marked “ARMY & NAVY C.S.L”. Left side of top strap is marked “WEBLEY FOSBERY AUTOMATIC” and left side of frame is marked “455 CORDITE ONLY” with the Webley winged bullet logo. It has the usual safety on left side with 2-pc checkered walnut grips and a lanyard loop in butt strap. This revolver is single action for the first shot in that the hammer must be cocked manually before it can be fired. The resulting recoil forces the sliding top half of revolver to the rear which engages a stud in the zigzag grooves cut around circumference of cylinder leaving the hammer in the cocked position and the cylinder indexed to a fresh cartridge ready to fire. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains most of its brushed military blue finish with light edge wear and thinning on outer circumference of cylinder. Grips are sound showing moderate to heavy wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-34133 JR117 (3,000-5,000)

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*WEBLEY-FOSBERY MODEL 1902 AUTOMATIC REVOLVER. SN 3800. Cal. 455. Rare & unusual revolver with 6″ octagonal bbl having a raised integral rib with partridge front sight and fixed rear sight. Top of rib is marked “ARMY & NAVY C.S.L LONDON”. Left side of top strap is marked “WEBLEY FOSBERY” and left side of frame is marked “455 CORDITE” with the Webley winged bullet logo. It has the usual safety on left side with 2-pc checkered gutta percha grips and a lanyard loop in butt strap. This revolver is single action for the first shot in that the hammer must be cocked manually before it can be fired. The resulting recoil forces the sliding top half of revolver to the rear which engages a stud in the zigzag grooves cut around circumference of cylinder leaving the hammer in the cocked position and the cylinder indexed to a fresh cartridge ready to fire. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall retains 75-80% thinning orig blue with scattered spots of light surface discoloration. Grips are fine, turned slightly chocolate, showing light wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-34132 JR118 (3,000-5,000)

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INSCRIBED BRITISH WEBLEY-GREEN “WG” MODEL DA REVOLVER. SN 2647. Cal. 455 Eley. Fine early British revolver with 6″ oct bbl having a raised integral rib, German silver front sight and fixed rear sight. Top of rib is marked “J. BLANCH & SON, GRACECHURCH ST LONDON” and top strap is marked “WG MODEL 1889”. Left side of frame has the “WEBLEY PATENTS” marking and the Webley winged bullet logo. Back strap is engraved in period block letters “A.E. BERTHOUD”. It has a birdhead grip frame with 2-pc checkered gutta percha grips and a lanyard ring in the butt. Cylinder is of the deep fluted early style. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains 90-92% orig glossy blue with scattered flaking which areas are now a light patina. Grips are sound, turned slightly chocolate, showing very light wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-34185 JR116 (2,500-4,000)

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BRITISH WEBLEY-GREEN “WG” MODEL DA REVOLVER. SN 12234. Cal. 455/476. Blue commercial finish with 6″ octagonal bbl with integral raised rib, German silver front sight & fixed rear sight. Rib is marked with maker’s name & address with left side of top strap marked “WG ARMY MODEL”. Left side of frame is marked “WEBLEY PATENTS” and the Webley winged bullet logo. It has 2-pc checkered gutta percha grips with the Webley initials at top and a lanyard ring in butt containing an orig braided lanyard. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: About fine. Overall retains 88-90% orig glossy blue with some flaking & light edge wear. Grips have a chipped right toe, otherwise are fine, turning slightly chocolate, showing light to moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-34186 JR115 (2,500-4,000)

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EXCEPTIONALLY EARLY COLT MODEL 1889 DA REVOLVER. SN 50. Cal. 38 Colt. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, integral half moon front sight and grooved top strap rear sight. Bbl has usual markings with the “1884” and “1888” patent dates. There is no caliber marking on left side of bbl and does not appear to have ever had one. The 6-shot cylinder is without cylinder stop notches on rear face, utilizing a spring loaded catch in the locking bolt for a cylinder stop in the ratchet. Rear face of cylinder has a large “P” and a 5-point star along with serial number. Serial number and identical star are found inside crane and on bottom of bbl. The same star appears at left rear edge of frame. All visible parts are matching numbered. It has smooth 2-pc walnut grips with a penciled serial number inside right grip. Left grip has been slightly altered on bottom and may be an old replacement. Butt strap has several dings along edges, apparently having been used as a hammer and has now been dressed smooth. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching except left grip as noted. Overall retains about 95% of a professionally restored finish with slightly battered sideplate screw. Hand spring is either weak or broken, so it does not rotate cylinder every time, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-34172 JR119 (2,000-3,500)

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*RARE COLT MODEL 1905 MARINE CORPS DA REVOLVER. SN USMC No. 773 / Colt No. 551. Cal. 38 Colt/38 S&W. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, integral half moon front sight and grooved top strap rear sight. Bbl has usual markings with rampant Colt in a circle at left rear edge of frame. It has distinctive & unusual rnd butt with matching numbered, diamond checkered walnut grips marked on butt strap “US / MC / NO / 773” with a swivel stud & loop in center. Only 926 of these rare revolvers were manufactured in period 1905-09 for the Marine Corps and were virtually all issued and are rarely found with orig condition. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms, this revolver should have the Colt serial number in the range of 10,001-10,926 with a corresponding USMC number of 1-926. This revolver has the Colt serial number “551” and a USMC number of “773”. This revolver is authentic in every respect and therefore leads one to suspect that during production a frame was damaged and this is a replacement frame from during that period. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains 75-80% strong orig Colt blue with majority of losses on grip frame and left side of frame which have turned a plummy/brown. Grips show moderate wear with some dings and chipped diamonds and retain 60-70% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-34169 (3,000-5,000)

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*VERY RARE LAST PRODUCED SMITH & WESSON FIRST MODEL HAND EJECTOR M&P MODEL 1899 ARMY-NAVY DA REVOLVER. SN 14000. Cal. 38 S&W. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, integral half moon front sight & diamond checkered rnd butt walnut grips with lanyard loop in butt strap. Butt strap is marked “U.S. ARMY / MODEL 1899”. Grips have inspector initials at top on each side with corresponding initials on frame, bbl & cylinder. Only 1,000 of these revolvers were produced in 1901 for the Army in serial range 13,001 to 14,000. This is the last revolver produced under that contract. See Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains about 80% thin orig factory blue with some flaking & moderate wear. Front & back straps are a blue/gray patina. Grips are sound showing moderate wear with a few bruises and chipped diamonds. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-34168 (2,500-4,000)

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LOT OF FOUR CONVERSION KITS FOR SEMI-AUTO PISTOLS. 1) Cal. 4 mm. B. Muller kit for a 4″ 30 cal. Luger with bbl, extraction tool and cleaning rod. Accompanied by its orig 2-pc cardboard box with orange & black label containing a steel target backing with a stack of small card weight targets from a Bern, Switzerland company and a tin containing four cartridges. 2) Cal. 22 LR. SN 5053. Swiss made conversion kit for a 6″ 30 cal. Luger with matching numbered bbl, magazine and complete bolt & toggle system with adjustable rear sight. Accompanied by its orig 2-pc cardboard box compartmented in bottom for various parts and a set of cleaning tools. 3) Cal. 4 mm. German or Swiss made conversion kit for a 4″ 9 mm or 30 cal. Luger complete in its orig box with bbl, two cartridge adapters, cleaning rod & brush, ejector pin, an orig cardboard carton of primers & lead balls, a stack of small card weight targets and a white enameled steel target holder, all in its orig box with instruction manual. 4) Cal. 4 mm. SN 1174. Swiss made conversion kit for a Sig P-210 9 mm in its orig boxes with the bbl, two cartridge adapters, cleaning rod & brush, decapping pin & base with a stack of cardweight targets, a white enameled steel target holder, a sealed tin of 240 cartridges and the instruction sheet in German. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: 1) Extremely fine. Box is equally fine. 2) Extremely fine. Box shows slight scuffing. 3) Extremely fine. Box has one minor break in lid, otherwise is fine. 4) Appears to be new & unused. Box is equally new. 4-34120, 4-34124-1 JR122 (3,000-5,000)

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*RARE COLT HEAVY BARREL OFFICER’S MODEL THIRD ISSUE TARGET REVOLVER WITH ORIGINAL BOX. SN 643831. Cal. 32 Colt/S&W Long. Blue finish with 6″ “HEAVY BARREL” and so marked on left side of bbl. It has adjustable partridge front sight and rear sight. Fitted with silver Colt medallion checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by its orig hinged lid, maroon cardboard box containing its orig target shot by J.M. Molloy. Also contains a wire handle cleaning brush in its orig paper tube and a Colt hexagonal handled screwdriver in its orig envelope. End of box has a blue & white label on bottom with the “2” in the caliber marking an over label. Top has a black & white label stating “TARGET / HEAVY BARREL / PARTRIDGE SIGHT”. This revolver was manufactured only in period 1939-41 and estimated production was 800-1,500 revolvers, Blue Book of Gun Values, Fjestad. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to be unfired retaining about 99% plus strong orig factory blue with only the most faint muzzle edge wear and the hint of a drag line around the cylinder. Grips are crisp, mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Box has a repaired corner on lid, otherwise is sound with a few minor mars and a couple of nicks in label and retains most of its orig dark maroon paper finish. 4-34122 JR98 (3,000-5,000)

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*JAPANESE TYPE 5 EXPERIMENTAL SEMI-AUTO MILITARY RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 7.7 Jap. Made at Washino Mfg. Co. in Aichi, Japan which is near Nagoya, this rifle is the Japanese copy of the U.S. M1 Garand. It has a 23″ bbl with square base front sight with protective ears and barleycorn blade with a rifle type rear sight mounted on rear flat of receiver which is graduated 100 to 1,200 meters. It has a stepped follower in the magazine which is operated like the Garand without the en-bloc clip. It has a gas trap system identical to the Garand with an identical op rod & bolt system with a long top tang down the wrist and a Garand style safety & trigger guard. Fitted with a fixed box magazine on bottom which will accept 10-rds from stripper clips through the integral slot in the ejection port. Mounted in a 1-pc mahogany stock with what appears to be, a 1-pc hand guard. It has sling loops on left side and a smooth stamped sheet metal buttplate. While the rifle has no external serial numbers there is a variety of assembly numbers on the various parts internally. A gentleman who is extremely knowledgeable of Japanese firearms and has researched them extensively disclosed that there were parts for about 125 of these rifles made at the Washino Co., but there is no record that any were ever assembled there giving rise to the lack of chrysanthemum or serial number. He stated that it appears these rifles were assembled post-war as souvenirs by the occupying American forces which justifies the mismatched assembly numbers. This gentleman also stated that a number of these rifles were returned to the U.S. for testing and evaluation, probably at Aberdeen Proving Ground. He further stated that it is absolutely unclear how many were ever assembled but he speculated that it was very few. He is in possession of copies of an entire set of drawings for this rifle and its accoutrements. Accompanied by a last ditch bayonet with twine wrapped scabbard and sheet metal throat & tip. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, as noted. Metal retains about 70% of a black lacquer which the above referenced gentleman identified as being orig to some Japanese rifles. There is a hairline crack in wrist and another at tip of forestock, otherwise wood is sound with minor nicks & dings and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Bayonet is very fine. 4-33703 JR153 (15,000-25,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE EXPERIMENTAL PEDERSEN JAPANESE SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN 5. Cal. 6.5 Jap. This rare rifle has a 26-1/2″ bbl with offset sights with the front having unusual protective wings. The bolt is of the Pedersen style toggle & link system with a stripper clip slot in front edge. Left side of receiver has an integral scope rail similar to the German G43. Left side also has a serrated bolt release. Right side has a rotating safety with Japanese characters which, when in the up position, locks the bolt and also disconnects trigger. Rear of receiver is mounted with a clever integral vernier sight operated by depressing a button and rotating a knurled wheel on right side. The sight is graduated 300 to 1,100 meters. Bottom of receiver has an extended large rotary magazine, which appears to be able to accept ten rds, reminiscent of the Johnson Model 1941 rifle. Mounted in a 1-pc Buna wood stock with grasping grooves on sides and thirteen cooling holes in a groove on the bottom. Full length hand guard has nine cooling slots on each side. Middle band & butt have sling loops which contain an orig Japanese leather sling with Japanese characters on inside. Front end of rifle has a Type 99 style band & bayonet lug with slotted cleaning rod. Accompanied by an orig Japanese bayonet with steel scabbard. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all visible parts matching numbered. Metal appears to retain most of an old professionally restored finish, slightly thinned on magazine cover. Stock has a hairline through reinforcing bolt on left side, otherwise wood is sound with minor chips in toe and retains most of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. Bayonet is very fine. 4-33702 JR152 (7,500-12,500)

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*EXTREMELY RARE PRE-WWII EXPERIMENTAL SEMI-AUTO MILITARY RIFLE. SN 8. Cal. 6.5 Jap. Made at Nippon Special Steel Factory as a copy of the American & British Pedersen rifle with 23-1/4″ bbl, integral front sight pedestal with hooded barleycorn sight. The receiver has the Pedersen style toggle action bolt with a stripper clip slot in the front edge. The rear sight is integral with rear edge of receiver and has an adjusting knurled knob graduated from 300 to 1,500 yards. The detachable box magazine is released via a catch in the front edge of trigger guard that has a push button safety to prevent the magazine being released prematurely. Rifle safety is a swinging lever on right side just above trigger. Mounted in 2-pc wood stock with the forestock split longitudinally with grasping grooves below middle band and five cooling slots on each side above middle band. It has sling loops on left side with a smooth metal buttplate. All visible parts are numbered “8” except magazine which bears the numbers “2” on the body and “4” on the base. This rifle operates on a gas system which has a pressure relief piston below muzzle through the upper band. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Metal retains about 50% thin orig blue turning plum with balance a gray patina. The forestock has a small arsenal repair at left rear edge, otherwise is sound and original with numerous nicks, dings & scratches and retains a hand worn patina. Buttstock has a crack through the bottom buttplate screw hole, otherwise is sound with nicks, dings & scratches and retains generous amounts of orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong sharp bore, dark in the grooves. 4-33701 JR151 (7,500-12,500)

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*RARE JAPANESE TYPE 30 HOOK SAFETY CARBINE. SN 38122. Cal. 6.5 Jap. Rare carbine with 19″ bbl, protected barleycorn front sight and 1,500 meter ladder rear sight. Receiver has the imperial chrysanthemum with Japanese characters and the unusual double concentric circles stamped over the chrysanthemum. A gentleman who is a Japanese Arms historian stated that it is his belief that these rifles so marked are in some way flawed or did not meet standards or had been relegated to training status. These carbines had been introduced only a few years prior to the introduction of the Type 38 rifle & carbine which occurred in 1905. Therefore it would stand to reason that the Type 30 rifles & carbines had been demoted to training status or possibly a home guard situation. This rifle has the usual straight bolt handle and the hook safety which when rotated to vertical position, locks the bolt and blocks the sight picture until rotated counter clockwise 90 degrees. Mounted in a laminated mahogany stock without handguard and has a slotted head cleaning rod with sling wires on left side. Accompanied by an orig long rifle bayonet with steel scabbard and rubberized canvas frog. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Metal retains 70-75% thin orig finish with a series of small dents by the front band. Stock has some separation in the lamination and a repair on bottom of forestock, otherwise is sound with light nicks & dings and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong sharp bore, dark in the grooves. Bayonet is fine, frog shows heavy wear. 4-33705 JR155 (500-750)

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*EXTREMELY RARE JAPANESE TEST TYPE 1 PARATROOP BOLT ACTION CARBINE. SN 196. Cal. 6.5 Jap. This carbine was built for Army paratroopers from a standard type 38 carbine. It has a 19″ bbl with square base barleycorn front sight with vented protective ears and a 2,000 meter ladder rear sight. Chamber of rifle has the imperial chrysanthemum with Japanese characters. Mounted in its orig laminated mahogany stock that has been cut just behind the receiver with a heavy lacquered hinge on right side and a wing nut with articulated hook on left side. Right side of butt is crudely inscribed “JERRY RAPP”. It has an upper hand guard with middle band and butt stock having sling wires with an orig Japanese canvas sling. It is speculated that only approx. 200-300 of these rare rifles were ever made and to this cataloguer’s knowledge were never put into service as a paratrooper item as the Japanese were only experimenting with the paratrooper concept. Accompanied by an orig sheet metal dust cover and an extremely rare Type 2 paratrooper bayonet which has the serial number “7898”. Bayonet has its orig steel scabbard and brown leather frog. The spine of the handle shank has the figure “8” in a circle arsenal mark along with a subsidiary mark of a small shield inside a diamond. Very few of these rare bayonets have ever been encountered. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: About fine. Metal retains most of its orig arsenal blue, somewhat thinned on the trigger bow. Stock has a repaired chip on right side of wrist, otherwise wood appears to be sound with numerous nicks, dings & scratches and retains generous amounts of orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in grooves with scattered fine pitting. Bayonet, scabbard & frog are extremely fine. 4-33704 JR154 (2,500-4,000)

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*JAPANESE TYPE 99 PARATROOPER RIFLE. SN 71336. Cal. 7.7 Jap. This is a type “0” paratrooper rifle with the first type takedown. It has 25-1/2″ bbl with standard front sight, anti-aircraft rear sight and monopod. The paratrooper conversion is rather crude with a heavy faceted reinforcement over receiver ring and crude metal work that is riveted to the forestock. The takedown is simple, by pushing the spring loaded catch on bottom of front of receiver to the rear and rotating the bbl about 45 degrees which allows the interrupted threads to release the forward section. Receiver has the Kokura stamp with a Naval anchor on top flat of the reinforcement which is without the Imperial Chrysanthemum and has a sheet metal dust cover. Bolt handle is unusual with a welded egg-shaped knob with a knurled band. Mounted in a 2-pc laminated mahogany stock with sling swivels on left side. The takedown parts are numbered “336” corresponding to the last three digits of the serial number. Accompanied by a Kokura marked bayonet with steel scabbard & leather frog and olive canvas sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good, all matching including bolt. Little orig finish remains being mostly a gray/brown patina with some black paint remaining on takedown iron. Stock has a crack on left side above floorplate, otherwise is sound with myriad small nicks & dings. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Bayonet is fine. 4-34095 JR7 (3,000-5,000)

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*SCARCE JAPANESE TYPE 2 ARISAKA TAKEDOWN PARATROOPER RIFLE. SN 12860. Cal. 7.7 Jap. Type 99 short rifle alteration with 25-1/2″ bbl, standard front sight, anti-aircraft rear sight with intact chrysanthemum on the takedown hardware over the front of receiver. The takedown hardware, bbl & receiver are all marked “455”. It has a cleaning rod & side mount sling loops and is mounted in a 2-pc laminated mahogany stock. Left side of receiver has the Nagoya Arsenal stamp. Accompanied by a Nagoya Arsenal bayonet with steel scabbard and leather frog with inked Japanese characters on back of one loop. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including bolt. Metal retains most of its orig arsenal finish, slightly thinned over receiver. Wood is sound with usual light nicks & dings and a small splinter on tip of forestock and retains most of its orig arsenal finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore, frosty in the grooves. Bayonet is extremely fine with bright blade and orig finish on scabbard turning plum. Frog has most of its orig brown finish. 4-34096 JR8 (3,000-5,000)

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*SCARCE JAPANESE TYPE 2 ARISAKA PARATROOPER TAKEDOWN RIFLE. SN 6993. Cal. 7.7 Jap. This is a Type 99 short rifle modifcation with center screw takedown. It has 25-1/2″ bbl with bayonet lug and cleaning rod with side mounted sling loops containing an orig Japanese olive canvas sling. It has standard front sight and anti-aircraft rear sight and is mounted in a laminated 2-pc mahogany stock. Left side of receiver has the Nagoya Arsenal mark. The two pieces of the takedown metal, as well as bbl & screw, all bear assembly numbers “905”. Accompanied by a Kokura marked bayonet with steel scabbard and leather frog. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including bolt. The mum is lightly ground, being partially visible. Metal retains most of its orig arsenal blue and the stock, with minor nicks and a small gouge on forearm, most of its orig arsenal finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Bayonet is extremely fine, frog is supple. 4-34097 JR6 (3,500-6,000)

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*RARE JAPANESE MODEL 97 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 9475. Cal. 6.5 mm. The Type 97 sniper rifle is basically a Japanese type 38 rifle with a side mounted 2.5 power telescope. They were introduced in 1937. The telescope were mounted at the factory and stamped with the SN of the rifle (number on this scope does not match SN). This is a very good specimen condition-wise even though the bayonet, dust cover and scope do not match. With the exception of the above noted, everything on the rifle matches. Mum is ground and rubber eye piece is missing. Scope case included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains 85% of the blue, turning plum, with the exception of the area where the Mum is ground. Dust cover and bolt assembly retain better than 95% of their blue. The bbl shows well, retaining 95% of its orig blue with a couple of very slight rub marks at the wood line and just a little around the muzzle. Bbl bands show better than 90% of their orig finish as does the triggerguard and floorplate assembly. Telescope and mount retain better than 90% of enamel finish with all lettering very legible and clear optics. Bayonet is in good condition through the front half has been sharpened. Buttplate retains at least 80% of its orig blue. Upper handguard is in good condition but has one substantial dent approximately 1-1/2″ behind upper handguard that measures 1″ long by approximately 1/4″ wide. Buttstock is in very good condition with some moderate bruising but little compared to most of these examples. Scope case is in good condition. 4-34063 BK117 (3,400-5,400)

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*EXTREMELY RARE JAPANESE TYPE 97 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 10521. Cal. 6.5 mm. The Type 97 sniper rifle is basically a Japanese type 38 rifle with a side mounted 2.5 power telescope. they were introduced in 1937. The telescope were mounted at the factory and stamped with the SN of the rifle (number on this scope does not match SN). This is a very good specimen condition-wise even though the bayonet and scope do not match. The rifle is equipped with an orig sling, with “Kentucky Kid” scratched on the inside, and is cracked and dried. With the exception of the above noted, everything on the rifle matches and eye piece is present on the scope. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approximately 98% of orig finish with the exception of where the Mum is ground, which is bare metal. Bbl retains approximately 85% of the blue with some bare spots on the top where it appears somebody improperly cleared off rust. Front bbl band and bayonet assembly show better than 98% blue as does front sight assembly. Middle band shows slightly less finish, being about 90%. Scope shows approximately 90% black enamel which it was painted and rubber eye piece is present although extremely dry. Triggerguard and floorplate assembly show better than 90% blue. Buttstock is in very good condition with only minor nicks and bruises, the most significant would be up on the left side of the bbl approximately 3″ behind bbl band. The rest of the stock has relatively minor bruising but is one of the most pleasant that I have observed. Scope optics are fairly clear with just a little bit of peppering on front lens that might come off with cleaning. Overall a really nice and hard to find Jap. 4-34064 BK114 (3,000-5,000)

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*JAPANESE TYPE 99 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 572. Cal. 7.7MM. This Nogoya arsenal produced type 99 was the favorite sniper rifle of the Japanese in the Pacific during the second WW. It is equipped with 4 X 7 telescope, bayonet, sling and air craft sights. Bayonet does not match, and no dust cover is present. These rifles saw extremely heavy use under extreme conditions. They are quite hard to obtain. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains some 98% of its blued finish as does the matching bolt bent handle. Extractor retains about 70%. Bbl retains better than 95% of its finish with a couple minor dings on right hand side. Both front and middle bbl bands retain better than 90% of their crudely blackened finish. Trigger guards and floorplate assembly retain about 80% of its finish but is turning brown. Bayonet which does not match is in fine condition overall with the exposed metal turning brown. Telescope shows approx 90% of enamel with some very light chipping here and there. Rubber eye piece is soft and pliable and optics appear to be pretty clear with no debris. Sling is dry and cracking but present. Buttstock and hand guard have numerous dings and nicks front to rear but still show very well. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny though shows some wear. 4-34053 BK81 (3,500-5,000)

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*JAPANESE TYPE 99 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 3051. Cal. 7.7MM. This Nogoya arsenal produced type 99 was the favorite sniper rifle of the Japanese in the Pacific during the second WW. It is equipped with 4 X 7 telescope, bayonet, sling and air craft sights. Dust cover is present but does not match. Jap sniper rifles seldom found with this much condition. This rifle would be difficult to upgrade. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver and dust cover retain 95% of their orig blue with the matching bolt having approx 85%. Bbl assembly retains better than 90% of its orig blue with just a little bit of corrosion in front of the bbl band. Bbl bands retain approx 85% of their orig finish as does the trigger guard and floorplate assembly. Telescope retains 95% of its black enamel with clear optics and a somewhat brittle eye piece. Buttstock and hand guard are better than most with just a minimum of bruising and finish loss. Bayonet is in excellent condition with patina starting on the rear of handle and scabbard retains approx 50% of its blue. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. 4-34052 BK82 (3,500-5,000)

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*JAPANESE TYPE 99 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 640. Cal. 7.7MM. This Nogoya arsenal produced type 99 was the favorite sniper rifle of the Japanese in the Pacific during the second WWII. It is equipped with the 4 X 7 telescope, bayonet, sling, mono pod and air craft sights. Bayonet does not match, and no dust cover is present. These rifles saw extreme use throughout the war so surviving examples in any condition are extremely hard to obtain. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx 60% orig finish with missing balance where the mum was ground off. Matching bolt (bent handle) retains better than 90% of its finish. Bbl assembly shows better than 90% of its orig blue as do the sights. Front bbl band shows approx 85% or its blue with the middle one and mono pod showing around 50% with some very fine pitting. Trigger guard shows about 75% of its blue with floorplate showing around 50%. Scope retains better than 90% of its black paint and rubber eye piece is missing. Optics are cloudy but you can still see through them. Sling is in good condition with just mild cracking. Bayonet is very good with the handle area turning patina and scabbard showing better than 90% of its finish. Frog is dry but complete. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny though shows use. 4-34059 BK80 (2,500-4,000)

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*JAPANESE TYPE 99 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 5921. Cal. 7.7 mm. This Nogoya arsenal produced type 99 was the favorite sniper rifle of the Japanese in the Pacific during the second WW. It is equipped with a 2.4 power telescope (no rubber eye piece present), bayonet, sling, and air craft sights. Neither the bolt or bayonet matches and the dust cover is not present. Scope case included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approximately 80% of its finish with the rear bridge thinning more than the front. Bolt retains approximately 80% of finish and has bent handle as is expected for this rifle. Bbl retains approximately 90% finish with a little wear on the left hand side from the bayonet frog and a couple of small rack marks on the top. Front and rear sights show most of their finish. Front bbl band shows little finish, turning gray. Rear bbl band shows approximately 70%. Triggerguard and floorplate assembly turned to brown but still appear pleasing. Buttplate assembly has blue around the edges but the flat portion is patina. Telescope retains about 60% blue with clear optics with no debris within. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny with good rifling although it has seen use. Buttstock and handguard have numerous small dents and nicks throughout but not so much as to detract from rifle and there is a small hole approximately 1″ in front of the floorplate screw that is approximately 1/8″ – 3/16″. Overall a pretty nice Jap sniper rifle. Scope case is in good condition. 4-34061 BK111 (3,400-4,900)

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*JAPANESE TYPE 99 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 7990. Cal. 7.7MM. This Nogoya arsenal produced type 99 was the favorite sniper rifle of the Japanese in the Pacific during the second WW. It is equipped with the 4 X 7 telescope (no rubber eye piece present) and bayonet. Dust cover is present but does not match. Scope case included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Rifle is in good plus condition retaining most of its orig finish and has no significant abuse at all. Receiver (Mum is ground) retains approximately 90% of its blue with the significant wear being from the ground Mum and the dust cover sliding into position. Dust cover and matching bolt retains approximately 80% to 85% finish. Bbl assembly as well as front and middle bands show better than 90% orig finish and front band does match. Triggerguard and floorplate assembly show better than 90% orig finish with blue on floorplate beginning to get a little thin. Telescope retains better than 95% of its orig black paint with nice clear optics with just the least little bit of debris. Buttplate assembly retains 90% of its blue with edge wear. Buttstock is better than average with sharp finger grooves and less dents and abuse than the average 99 although there is a small crack in the wrist of the stock that appears to be very easily repairable. Overall a pretty nice 99 sniper. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny but does show moderate use. Bayonet is in excellent condition and scabbard may have been repainted. 4-34025 BK113 (3,400-5,400)

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*SCARCE JAPANESE TYPE 35 HOOK SAFETY MILITARY RIFLE. SN 33059. Cal. 6.5 mm Jap. Kokura Arsenal-made rifle with 32″ bbl, barleycorn square base front sight and 2000 yard rear sight. Receiver has the intact mum with Japanese characters and two gas ports on top with a sliding Siamese Mauser-style dust cover and has the Siamese “pinwheel” stamp on rear receiver bridge. Left side of receiver has the Kokura Arsenal marking and several small Japanese character proof marks. Mounted in a laminated 2-pc walnut stock and half upper hand guard and accompanied by an orig 1-pc leather sling and matching Kokura Arsenal bayonet with steel scabbard and leather frog. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Barrel and receiver retain most of their orig arsenal blue with orig bright polished mismatched bolt (#799). Trigger guard and floorplate retain of 95% orig blue. Stock has a crack on left side of wrist, otherwise wood is sound with numerous nicks, dings & scratches and retains generous amounts of orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore. Sling & bayonet are equally fine. 4-34094 JR2 (2,500-3,500)

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JAPANESE TYPE 13 MURATA SINGLE SHOT BOLT ACTION MILITARY RIFLE. SN 35155. Cal. 11 mm Japanese Murata. Early Japanese military bolt action rifle with 32″ bbl, square base front sight with saber bayonet lug on front band. Rear sight is standard 1500 yard ladder style and it has the Imperial mum on top flat over chamber area. Both sides of receiver have numerous Japanese characters. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with two bands, a slotted head cleaning rod and sling loops. Right side of butt has a large round cartouche with various Japanese characters and another small square Japanese character cartouche. Bottom of stock has a rectangular brass plate with number “803”, probably a museum tag. Accompanied by a bayonet with 22-7/16″ straight blade with Japanese hook-style handguard & checkered wood panels. There is a tiny Japanese character on left ricasso. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching numbered including the small parts. Bbl & receiver retain virtually all of their fine orig blue and bolt its fine orig bright finish. Stock is sound with several moderate bruises and some scrapes on butt. Overall retains most of its orig arsenal finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Bayonet is moderately pitted and discolored with panels showing heavy wear. 4-34090 JR24 (2,500-4,000)

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JAPANESE MURATA TYPE 13 SINGLE SHOT MILITARY RIFLE. SN 132588. Cal. 11 mm Murata. Early Japanese military rifle with 32″ bbl, barleycorn front sight with saber bayonet lug on right side of front band. It has a 1500 yard ladder musket rear sight with numerous Japanese character markings on both sides of receiver and the Japanese mum on top flat of bbl. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with two bands and slotted head cleaning rod. It has sling loops containing a light canvas sling, probably of later vintage. Right side of butt has a large round cartouche with numerous Japanese characters. Accompanied by an orig bayonet with 18″ straight tapered blade with Japanese-style hook handguard and wooden grip panels with leather & iron scabbard. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 96-98% strong dark blue while receiver & bolt are a cleaned bright metal color. Trigger guard retains about 85% orig blue. Stock has a small crack by left side of receiver, otherwise wood is sound with usual light nicks & dings and retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. Bayonet is good to very good with several spots of heavy pitting on blade. Scabbard is slightly flexed and cleaned. 4-34091 JR23 (2,000-3,000)

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JAPANESE TYPE 20 MURATA REPEATING BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 125254. Cal. 8 mm Jap Murata. Rare Murata repeater with 29″ oct to rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight with integral bayonet lug. It has a 2000 yard ladder rear sight and the Imperial mum on top flat over chamber area with numerous Japanese characters down both sides of receiver. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with short handguard and square checkered forestock. Right side of butt has a large cartouche with Japanese characters. It has a smooth steel buttplate with a tiny sliding trap door, apparently for a cleaning implement. Accompanied by a short bayonet with the Japanese hook handguard and the Imperial mum on right side of handguard. It has the number “47817” on the rear of the handle. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching except bolt which is numbered “937”. Bbl & receiver retain most of their strong orig arsenal blue with bolt being bright. Stock is sound with usual nicks, dings & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Bayonet is fine. 4-34092 JR29 (2,500-4,000)

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RARE JAPANESE TYPE 20 MURATA REPEATING BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 75834. Cal. 8 mm Jap Murata. Rare Murata repeater with 29″ oct to rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight with integral bayonet lug. It has a 2000 yard ladder rear sight and the Imperial mum on top flat over chamber area with numerous Japanese characters down both sides of receiver. Mounted in a 1-pc laminated birch stock with short handguard and square checkered forestock. It has a smooth steel buttplate with a tiny sliding trap door, apparently for a cleaning implement. Accompanied by a short bayonet with the Japanese hook handguard and the Imperial mum on right side of handguard. It has the number “218” stamped in handle. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except striker which is numbered “424”. Bbl and receiver retain most of their strong orig arsenal blue with some light surface etching on receiver. Trigger guard is a blue/gray patina. Stock is sound with usual light handling & use marks. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. Bayonet is fine with light pitting on blade. 4-34093 JR28 (2,000-3,000)

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*RARE POSSIBLE ONE-OF-A-KIND KOREAN ARMY RIFLE. SN 18. Cal. 30. This is a Korean post WWII mfg. bolt action repeating rifle. It was received by Captn. Ed Wallington of the 82nd airborne. Information typed and taped to the rifle by Mr. Stern stated that only very few of these were made before plant was destroyed. Rifle in appearance seems to be a hybrid that somewhat resembles a combination of a 1917 Enfield, an 03-A3, and a Japanese Arisaka. The only marking on this rifle is the no. 18 on bolt and on inside of the floorplate. This rifle appears to use an 8 rnd end bloc mag from an M1 Garand. It has an M1 follower to feed ammo and a crudely but operational clip latch. It also has a very crudely made sling. This rifle has to be considered one of the rarer pieces that a military collector could hope to find in a lifetime. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver has about 80% blue with some heavy machining marks present. Bbl has approx 65% thinning blue as does front bbl band and bayonet lug. Middle bbl band has around 20% blue. Trigger housing and floorplate assembly retain just over 50%. Buttstock and hand guards are in fairly good shape with numerous small nicks throughout. Mechanics are good, bore is bright and shiny. 4-34177 BK87 (3,500-7,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE J.P. SAUER AND SOHN GEW 98 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 7432. Cal. 8 mm. This rifle has several options that are extremely rare for a WWI rifle. First and foremost, it has what they call a trench cover or a dust cover. Second, it has a Zeiss 2.5 power telescope that attaches to the rear sight assembly. Third, it has a 20 round box magazine. Rifle is also equipped with an original sling and bayonet. This is the only example that I have observed that has all of these features incorporated into one rifle. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Overall rifle shows pretty good. Receiver is turned patina as is the bolt and the bolt handle. Trench guard or dust cover retains approximately 85% of its black finish with light surface scratches throughout. Bbl retains nearly all of its finish but has turned plum. The matching numbered front and rear bands retains 75% to 80% orig color turning plum. Triggerguard assembly has approximately 60% blue turned brown. The black painted magazine retains approximately 90% of its finish with some wear and scratches present. The buttplate is patina with some small patches of light pitting on it. The telescope retains better than 90% of its original blue/black finish and the leather eye piece is still somewhat pliable though drying and cracking. Optics are cloudy on the scope. Bayonet, that does not match the gun, is in very good condition, retaining approximately 50% of finish along with the scabbard. Sling is still soft and pliable though showing its age with cracking throughout. Hooks and hasps are turning patina. Handguard is in excellent condition with no significant dents and scuffs. Buttstock is in good condition and the right side shows very little damage but the left side has several dents just to the side and below the telescope that look like notches. Mechanics are crisp and the bore is dark and somewhat frosted but with strong rifling. Overall a pretty decent rifle with some very rare accrutiments. 4-34070 BK115 (2,500-4,000)

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*CZECH MAUSER MODEL VZ24 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 1341Y4. Cal. 8X57. Rare sniper rifle with 24″ bbl, attached sight shield and 2000 meter ladder rear sight. Receiver is mounted with matching numbered orig German scope bases & mounts containing a German single turret scope with split crosshair & post reticle. The front mount is numbered to the receiver with the other three pieces having assembly number “71”, which number corresponds with last two digits of the scope serial number which is 3571. Scope has manufacturer code “I.O.R.” stamped by the turret. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with full length hand guard, two bands with bayonet lug and dual sling loops with a slotted head wiping rod. It has a smooth steel buttplate. Accompanied by a fine bayonet with steel scabbard and 11-3/4″ upside down mounted blade. Handle has walnut panels and scabbard has a light brown frog. The left ricasso of blade is marked “CSZ / B”. Also accompanied by a period of use rectangular brown leather scope box with a polarizing lense cover in a pocket inside lid. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. All metal retains virtually all of its orig arsenal blue with only slight muzzle edge wear, which also includes scope bases, mounts & scope tube. Stock & handguard retain virtually all of their fine arsenal restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, crisp optics. Bayonet is extremely fine and scope box is very fine. 4-34015 JR52 (4,000-6,000)

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*MAUSER 98K SHORT RAIL SNIPER RIFLE WITH SLING AND BAYONET. SN 7674. Cal. 8mm. Fine example of a German 98K short rail sniper system with a 24″ bbl. Manufactures proof CE/43. Short rail scope system. All matching. German sniper rifles were among the finest in the world and considered vastly superior to any sniping system the United States had with the possible exception of the USMC 03A1. All numbers and inspection stamps are as they should be on this wonderful and exotic rifle. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Rifle remains in fantastic condition with the receiver showing better than 95% of its orig finish, the bbl assembly shows approximately 90% finish with the muzzle and turning plum. Front bbl band shows only traces of orig finish but is correctly numbered to the gun. Middle bbl band shows better than 95% orig blue. Trigger guard assembly shows better than 95% orig blue with the floorplate showing approximately 70% and also turning plum. Bolt has approximately 50% orig finish with the primary wear being on the body from use. Numbered stock and hand guard are in excellent condition with only a few minor bruises on the buttstock and one small chip just below the reinforcing lug. Scope “BJM Code” retains nearly all of its finish with very clear optics. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny with only a minimal showing of wear. All in all an outstanding example of a short rail 98K. Even the buttplate shows no abuse. Bayonet and sheath are in excellent condition and matching each other but not the gun. 4-34068 BK93 (5,000-7,500)

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*MAUSER 98K LONG RAIL SNIPER RIFLE. SN 2367. Cal. 8mm. This is a late war long side rail BCD coded sniper rifle with only the 4 instead of the 44 or 45. Showing late war features such as lack of reinforcing screws on the floorplate and the larger stamped safety mechanism. It also has a phosphate finish and the bbl bands are not coded. The front bbl band and triggerguard assembly as well as the floorplate are not numbered. Middle bbl band shows a different number. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Phosphate finished receiver shows nearly all of its finish but it is very thinly applied. Bolt assembly shows approximately 85% of its finish with one spot of what appears to be dried blood pitting about 1-1/4″ by 1/2″ on the bolt body. Safety and extractor are blued as is the scope base itself. Bbl bands show approximately 90% of dull black finish as does the triggerguard. Floorplate assembly is a green phosphate that appears in color and texture to match the receiver. Wood is in excellent condition with just a little bit of bruising just above the sling on the right hand side but is not numbered to this rifle. Leather sling shows some wear but is in overall good condition. Scope mount numbered 8302 U is in very good condition, showing approximately 95% of the orig blue. DOV telescope is blue with the majority of finish thin to gray metal behind the adjusting ring and is numbered 19248 with lightly speckled optics. Mechanics are crisp and the bore is good with just a little bit of light pitting towards the muzzle end. 44 David bayonet and scabbard match each other and are in excellent condition. All in all a pretty nice example of a late war long rail sniper rifle. 4-34066 BK97 (4,500-7,500)

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*MAUSER 98K LONG SIDE RAIL SNIPER RIFLE. SN 93439. Cal. 8mm. This is a late war long side rail BCD coded sniper rifle with only the 4 instead of the 44 or 45. Showing late war features such as the larger stamped key safety mechanism. It also has a phosphate finish and the bbl bands are not coded. The front bbl band and triggerguard assembly as well as the floorplate are not numbered. Middle bbl band shows no number. Scope mount has the number 3868W holding the CAD coded scope. Rifle is equipped with a leather sling with the L&F code on the sling keeper and a bayonet SN 5083. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains better than 98% of its orig phosphate finish as does the bolt with the exception of the extractor and the safety knob which is blue. Bbl assembly shows 98% of its phosphate finish with a little bit of wear at the end of the muzzle from the bayonet being taken on and off. Front bbl band and sight hood are a black dull finish with the middle band being phosphate. Scope base and mount show better than 95% of their orig blue finish. Scope shows approximately 95% with some light scuffing here and there. Scope optics are very clear. Laminated stock and handguard on this rifle show to be in excellent plus condition with no numbers inside or outside of either of them. Stock does have the eagle stamped on the side with three lines and has two very small chips in the toe . Buttplate is just starting to patina. Triggerguard assembly is in 95% blued condition while the floorplate is phosphate. All appearances of inspectors and subinspectors seem to be present on all components. The bayonet is near mint, showing better than 98% of the polished blue finish with the scabbard showing approximately 80%. Leather frog is somewhat dry but pleasing and intact. Mechanics are crisp and the bore is near new. 4-34067 BK99 (6,500-8,500)

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*MAUSER 98K SNIPER RIFLE WITH HIGH TURRET MOUNT AND DIALYTAN SCOPE. SN 33905. Cal. 8mm with 24″ bbl. This high turret mount German sniper rifle has matching metal but not wood. Manufactured by Mauser (BYF). It is accompanied by a sling, scope caps and a non-matching (matches with bayonet) scabbard with less common web frog. The rifle is in overall good condition. This particular rifle has the less common solid wood stock as opposed to the laminate that is generally seen on the 98K and has the cupped buttplate. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Rifle is in good condition but appears to have seen fairly extensive use. Receiver retains approximately 80% of the original finish with the balance fading to gray. Bbl shows somewhat better with between 85-90% of the blue showing with the only significant wear being between the front band and front sight. Turret mount shows better than 90% of its finish with the scope showing significantly less at about 70% with some light rust forming. There is one or two small patches of pitting on the externals of the scope but the optics are quite clear. Scope caps appear correct but may be reproductions. Front bbl band has turned to a gray patina while the middle band retains approximately 90% of finish. Triggerguard and floorplate assembly show better than 95% of orig finish and the buttplate is just beginning to show patina. Sling is possibly a reproduction, if not it is significantly newer than the rifle itself. Solid wood buttstock and handguard are in good to very good condition with the buttstock having several moderate dings that don’t really detract for its appearance as they are for the most part under the sling. All inspector and subinspector marks appear to be present. Bayonet is in excellent condition with the scabbard being good. 4-34069 BK96 (4,500-7,500)

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*CZECH MODEL VZ34 MAUSER SNIPER RIFLE. SN DR19964. Cal. 8X57. Usual configuration with 23-1/2″ bbl, attached front sight protector and a 2000 meter military rear sight. Receiver is mounted with matching numbered scope bases containing an orig WWII German 2-turret scope dated “1937”. Mounts are numbered “381”. Mounted in an orig 1-pc walnut stock with full length handguard, bayonet lug & wiping rod. It has dual sling loops on bottom and side with a smooth steel buttplate. Left side of butt has a small “BK” cartouche and number “51”. Scope has a split crosshair & post reticle. Accompanied by a leather scope case of the proper vintage but appears to be a commercial product rather than military. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except scope mounts. Overall metal retains most of a restored finish. Stock has a grain check back of reinforcing bolt, otherwise wood is sound with nicks, dings & scratches and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore, good optics. Scope case is fine. 4-34014 JR50 (3,000-5,000)

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*CZECH MAUSER VZ24 SNIPER RIFLE. SN XR10231. Cal. 8X57. Rare sniper rifle with 24″ bbl, attached front sight shield and 2000 meter ladder rear sight. Receiver is mounted with mismatched orig German scope bases & mounts containing a German 2-turret scope with split crosshair & post reticle. Bases are numbered “3359” on front, “390” on rear and the mount is numbered “140” in two places on rear and “4009” on front. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with full length hand guard, two bands with bayonet lug and dual sling loops with a slotted head wiping rod. It has a smooth steel buttplate. Accompanied by a fine bayonet with steel scabbard and 11-3/4″ upside down mounted blade. Handle has walnut panels and end of grip is maker code marked “tgf”. Tang of handle is marked “E346” with a standing lion in center. Same mark is found on frog stud of scabbard. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good, mismatched as noted except the bolt, which is numbered to receiver. Metal on rifle retains most of a fine restored finish. Scope, bases and mounts retain most of their orig finish with some pitting under the leather scope protectors. Wood is sound showing heavy wear with numerous light nicks & scratches and retains a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. Bayonet is extremely fine. 4-34029 JR51 (3,000-5,000)

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*MAUSER MODEL 98 RIFLE (GEWHR 98) SNIPER RIFLE. SN 5669. Cal. 8mm. This is a WWI GEW 98 rifle that is set up with a high claw mount over the receiver. The bolt handle is turned down as it would be on a sniper rifle and has a standard GEW 98 rear sight that graduates from 400 to 2,000 meters. Receiver is marked with the Imperial eagle and the scope is a VISAR 2-3/4X with the SN 1198d. All external serial numbers appear to be matching with the exception of the sling swivel. Bayonet and scabbard are unnumbered. Rifle is also equipped with muzzle cover and sight protector as well as an original, but dry, sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver is bright as is the bolt assembly. Bbl is blued but turned very plum with some light corrosion blended in. Numbered bbl bands are showing a plum to gray patina as is the rear sight. Triggerguard and floorplate assembly are showing a gun metal gray with just a bit of moderate pitting blended in. Handguard and buttstock are in good shape considering their 90 odd years with sharp finger grooves and a minimum of scaring, most of which being on the bottom between the pistol grip and the buttplate. Numbers on the buttstock are not legible. Mechanics are crisp and work well, bore is slightly bright with some pitting throughout. All in all not very bad. Scope shows 95% of its orig blue with slightly cloudy optics that are still viewable. Bayonet shows some light to moderate pitting and the scabbard retains approximately 70% of its blue. 4-34077 BK118 (2,500-3,500)

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*RARE MODEL 1909 ARGENTINE MAUSER SNIPER RIFLE. SN C9941. Cal. 7.65 Argentine. Rare Argentine sniper with 29-1/2″ bbl, barleycorn front sight and 2000 meter military rear sight. Receiver has usual markings that are oriented to sides to accommodate scope mount which contains a Zeiss 4X single turret scope which is also marked with the Argentine markings with serial number “1008”. It has an unusual graduated reticle with range markings to 300 meters. Accompanied by an orig Argentine bayonet with serial number “008269” in its orig matching numbered black painted steel scabbard and green leather frog. Also accompanied by an orig Argentine green leather sling. These sniper rifles are rarely encountered in the U.S. and when they are found, usually have reproduction mounts for the scope. These mounts appear to be completely original. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine with all visible parts matching numbered except rear scope base which appears to have a different number. Metal retains generous amounts of its orig factory finish with some slight thinning of exposed bbl and some slight dulling of bright receiver & bolt. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & dings and a series of small bruises on each side of forestock and retains most of its orig arsenal finish. Scope has crisp clear optics and retains most of its orig factory finish. Bayonet, front & sling are crisp and new. 4-34083 JR54 (3,000-5,000)

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*CARL GUSTAFS SWEDISH MODEL 1896 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 224350. Cal. 6.5 Swede. Fine sniper rifle with 28″ bbl, sheet metal front sight protector and sharpshooter style micrometer rear sight. Side of receiver is mounted with a scope rail with matching numbered base containing an unmarked Ajack 4X90 scope, SN 0770/1941B. Mounted in a 1-pc birch stock with half hand guard and sling swivels containing an orig brown leather sling. Accompanied by its orig matching numbered metal scope can with shoulder strap. Side rail and slide are numbered “224350”. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all visible numbers matching. Metal retains about 95% strong orig blue with some slight thinning on exposed bbl. Scope is fine and retains 93-95% orig finish with a few minor dents & dings. Stock is sound with minor dings & scratches and retains most of its arsental finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, crisp optics. Scope can is fine, having been repainted with OD paint. 4-34016 (3,000-5,000)

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*GERMAN G-43 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE WITH SCOPE. SN 8653. Cal. 8MM. This is an updated version of the G41W which Walther made famous and became the semi auto replacement for the 98K. The rifle was extremely durable and reliable with very high scores in the accuracy department. A German soldier who possessed this arm felt very superior in the field of battle. Equipped with a ZF4 telescope & mount. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx 901% of its blued finish. bolt handle retains approx 80% but appears to have some touch up blended in. Rear sight base retains over 90% of its dark blue finish as does the front bbl band and bbl assembly with the front sight base turning plum. The trigger guard assembly also retains over 90% of its finish but again turning plum. The laminate hand guard is in excellent condition as is the buttstock that is numbered to the gun with very clear waffen inspection marks. The ZF4 telescope and mount retain excellent finish although not numbered to this gun. The scope optics appear fairly clear. Mechanics are crisp. The bore has plenty of rifling but is a little frosty in the grooves. 4-34050 BK62 (2,500-4,500)

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*GERMAN G41W SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN 8232. Cal. 8MM. The G41W is similar to the M model. Designed by Walther and from 1941 to 1943 approx 70,000 were produced. This rifle is equipped with a bayonet/scabbard and sling and all external components appear to match. Equipped with a fixed mag and fed by stripper clip. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver assembly appears to have approx 85-90% of its orig blue with the most wear being on the rails. The trigger guard and mag assembly retain approx 85-90% of its finish with the prominent wear being on the mag bottom itself. Bbl bands and front bbl assembly show approx 90% of their orig blue with some areas beginning to plum. Upper hand guard is in very good condition with some slight depression marks (possibly from being in the rack) but do not detract from the appearance. Laminate buttstock is in very good condition with just a couple of minor nicks. The serial number is there but barely legible. The waffen inspector marks are quite present. The buttplate assembly has 3 or 4 small dents in it that are barely visible to the naked eye. The sling is in very good condition and still quite pliable. Bayonet is in excellent condition retaining better than 98% of its orig blue, and scabbard is quite good itself. Mechanics are crisp, bore shows moderate wear but is still bright and shiny. 4-33958 BK58 (3,000-4,500)

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*GERMAN G41W SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN 3586. Cal. 8MM. The G41W is similar to the M model. Designed by Walther and from 1941 to 1943 approx 70,000 were produced. This rifle is equipped with a bayonet/scabbard and sling and all external components appear to match, and the bbl bands are unmarked which is correct. Equipped with a fixed mag and fed by stripper clip. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Action retains 95-97% of the orig finish and the majority of wear being on the rails. Trigger guard and mag assembly retain 90% or better of the orig blue as does the bbl and muzzle cap assembly. Bbl bands are in excellent condition showing better than 90% of the blue and are just starting to plum. Upper hand guard assembly is in excellent condition with no significant wear whatsoever. Laminated buttstock is in excellent condition with serial number. Waffen marks are still quite present on every component of this rifle. This would be a valued addition to any advanced Nazi collector. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. Bayonet shows near new with just a little wear on the back of the handle. Scabbard is turning plum, and leather is beginning to dry. 4-33957 BK57 (4,000-6,000)

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*GERMAN G41W SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN 8802. Cal. 8MM. The G41W is similar to the M model. Designed by Walther and from 1941 to 1943 approx 70,000 were produced. This rifle is equipped with a bayonet/scabbard and sling and all external components appear to match, with the exception of the buttplate which has a BPR code on it and the bbl bands are unmarked which is correct. Equipped with a fixed mag and fed by stripper clip. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Rifle retains approx 85% of its finish with the majority of loss being on the rear of the receiver where the accuator goes back and forth. Mag has had some slight dents repaired in it but is almost unnoticeable and quite serviceable. Upper hand guard assembly is in excellent condition with minor scuffing as is the matching numbered buttstock. Mechanics are crisp, bore is moderately worn but still shows only slightly dark in the grooves with the lands showing quite bright. 4-34175 BK56 (1,500-2,500)

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*GERMAN G41W SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN 3638. Cal. 8MM. The G41W is similar to the M model. Designed by Walther and from 1941 to 1943 approx 70,000 were produced. This rifle is equipped with a bayonet/scabbard and sling and all external components appear to match. Equipped with a fixed mag and fed by stripper clip. This is an extremely rare variation with the push button bolt release. This is an extremely desirable feature that is only found on approx 7000 of the G41’s. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Rifle retains only about 3-5% of its orig finish but appears to be the victim of honest wear with the majority of the blue remaining on the trigger guard and mag assembly. There is no external pitting or gouges present. The 359 code is still very present on the components where it should be including receiver, bbl band and trigger guard assembly. Upper hand guard assembly is of the plastic variety and is in excellent condition with no major scuffing at all as is the laminate buttstock. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is slightly dark in the grooves but very pleasing. Sling is in very good condition. 4-33956 BK55 (6,000-10,000)

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*GERMAN G-43 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE WITH SCOPE. SN 918. Cal. 8MM. This is an updated version of the G41W which Walther made famous and became the semi auto replacement for the 98K. The rifle was extremely durable and reliable with very high scores in the accuracy department. A German soldier who possessed this arm felt very superior in the field of battle. This rifle is equipped with a ZF4 telescope & mount. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx 75% of the orig blue with the bolt retaining approx 85%. Rear sight base assembly retains better than 90% of its orig finish with all inspector marking being quite prevalent. Bbl and front band assembly retain approx 60% of their blueing but have patinated very nicely. Front sight and hood retain approx 80% of the finish. Trigger guard and floor plate assembly retain approx 95% of the finish, although turning plum on the bottom of the trigger guard itself. Laminated hand guard and buttstock are in excellent condition with the buttstock showing the serial number and waffen inspection marks but both pieces of wood have been cleaned and varnished. ZF4 scope and mount retain excellent finish but are not numbered to this gun. The scope optics are clearer than most ZF4’s. Sling is as new. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny although it has some moderate wear. Overall a really nice matching G43 that you could take out and shoot. 4-34088 BK63 (2,000-4,000)

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*GERMAN G-43 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE WITH SCOPE. SN 8347N. Cal. 8MM. This is an updated version of the G41W which Walther made famous and became the semi auto replacement for the 98K. The rifle was extremely durable and reliable with very high scores in the accuracy department. A German soldier who possessed this arm felt very superior in the field of battle. Equipped with ZF4 scope & mount. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Rifle retains approx 95% of its blued finish with a little more wear on the rear sight base. Bbl assembly retains approx 90% of its blue with one wear spot that appears to be from a rack directly above the cleaning rod. Front bbl band is phosphate finish. Laminate hand guard is in excellent condition with just a couple of nicks as is the matching buttstock. Buttplate is in excellent condition and upon opening it found an orig manual and cleaning brush in the trap. ZF4 telescope has clear optics and is in excellent overall condition with the only flaw being that the mount is not numbered to the gun. Mechanics are crisp, bore has seen heavy use and has some pitting down towards the chamber but overall presence of this gun far outweighs that. 4-34054 BK61 (2,500-4,000)

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*GERMAN K-43 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE WITH ZF4 TELESCOPE. SN 7672P. Cal. 8 MM. Walther mfg. dated 1944 K43 with ZF4 sniper scope in overall good condition. All external numbers match, except scope mount, and all Waffen proofs appear to be present. Comes with 2 mag pouches containing a total of 4 mags. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: The phosphate finish on receiver and bolt assembly appears thin but seems all there. Phosphate on front band assembly is in excellent condition as is the blue on the bbl and cleaning rod. The mag retains most of its orig black paint and the phosphate finish on the trigger guard assembly is excellent. Scope mount is correct for gun but the number does not match and retains approx 90% of its finish. ZF4 scope appears very slightly cloudy but all in all very good and usable. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright. Sling is soft and pliable with good finish. 4-34058 BK60 (2,500-4,500)

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*RARE BRAZILIAN M954 (K43) MILITARY RIFLE WITH BAYONET. SN 81. Cal. 30. This rifle is a well made almost carbon copy of a WWII German K43 with the exception of it has finger grooves in the wood and does not have a scope rail. Very few examples of this rifle have surfaced over the years. It is indeed a rare find. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx 90% of the thin grayish parkerizing which is almost transparent with primary wear being on rails themselves. Bolt assembly retains a browner finish and is a very rough casting. Rear sight base and bbl are also of light gray parkerizing and carry approx 90%. Front sight hood is blued and the two bbl bands are a darker gray parkerizing. Trigger guard and mag well are of the same light color gray parkerizing and are beginning to patina. Buttplate is bare metal with blued screws and shows to be in very good condition. Mag is present as well as a bayonet which is in very good plus condition. However the number does not match receiver and handle has been lightly cleaned where it attaches to rifle. Upper hand guard is in excellent condition, buttstock shows numerous light dings and nicks but nothing of any kind of serious nature. Mechanics are good, bore is clean and shiny. 4-34126 BK78 (3,500-5,000)

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*MAUSER 98K SNIPER RIFLE WITH ZF41 TELESCOPE. SN 1636K. Cal. 8mm. This AR42 coded sniper rifle has all matching components with the exception of the bayonet and scabbard which match each other with the SN 6644. Rifle is in excellent condition throughout and does not appear to be lacking in any way. It is accompanied by the bayonet, as previously mentioned, and a leather sling with a D&C code on it. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Rifle in fine overall condition with the receiver retaining approximately 90-95% orig blue. Matching bolt assembly also retains approximately 95% blue with significant wear being on the bolt body from being actuated. Bbl assembly retains approximately 85%, wearing in spots with some minor scuffs and light scratches around the muzzle. Numbered front bbl band retains better than 90% orig blue with the middle on showing approximate 80%. Upper handguard is in excellent condition with only a couple of slight scuffs and the stock is in excellent condition with a couple of minor scratches towards the rear and some slight denting from below the scope, presumably from being rested on something. CXN coded ZF41 scope number 453488 shows better than 90% of its finish with clear optics and both sunshades intact. Triggerguard assembly shows approximately 75% with some scratches on the guard itself. Floorplate shows about 30% with the balance being worn, it appears from resting in ones hand. Overall a really nice German sniper rifle. Bayonet and scabbard condition are fine. 4-34060 BK94 (2,500-4,000)

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*MAUSER MODEL 98K AX/AR41 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 8799L. Cal. 8mm. This AR41 coded sniper rifle has all matching components with the exception of the bayonet and scabbard which match each other with the SN 7143. Rifle is in excellent condition throughout and does not appear to be lacking in any way. It is accompanied the bayonet, as previously mentioned, and a leather sling. ZF41 scope is CSN manufactured and the base is DUV. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approximately 80% of orig blue with some high spot edge wear and turning plum. Bolt assembly retains approximately 85% of finish with the extractor showing around 50%. Bbl assembly shows approximately 70% blue which is thinning but still pleasing to the eye. Both front and middle bands are showing about 80% blue but have turned plum over the years as with the triggerguard and floorplate assembly. Earlier style flush buttplate shows patina throughout with just a little bit of fine pitting near the top. Upper handguard shows little wear but finish is thinning. Buttstock is in very good condition with just a couple of minor bruises in the area of the pistol grip. Sling is very dry with the surface finish beginning to flake off a bit but is correct for this rifle. Bayonet and scabbard are in excellent condition showing better than 95%. Telescope and mount show better than 80% finish. Scope optics appear clear. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny but does show moderate wear. 4-34051 BK95 (2,500-3,500)

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*RARE MAUSER /BYF44 K98 SNIPER RIFLE WITH SCOPE, SLING, BAYONET AND SCABBARD. SN 26523. Cal. 8mm. This BYF44 coded sniper rifle has all matching major components with a couple of small things mis-matched such as the band retaining clip and the follower. The bayonet and scabbard which match each other with the SN 4631. Rifle is in excellent condition throughout and does not appear to be lacking in any way. It is accompanied the bayonet, as previously mentioned, and a correct leather sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains better than 95% of its orig finish, being very pleasing to look at. Bolt retains approximately 90-95% of orig finish with the majority of the wear being on the bottom of the assembly. Bbl assembly retains about 85% of its orig blue with some wear on the top between the bands and also thinning around the muzzle. It has one moderate scratch approximately 1/2″ long directly above the bayonet lug. Front and middle bbl bands retain 98% of their finish. Laminate stock and handguard are in excellent condition with minor nicks throughout that do not detract from the finish of this gun. Has flush mount buttplate with a W8At55 code that shows patina. ZF4 telescope is complete with shades and shows 98% of its orig blue with clear optics. DUV scope mount also shows better than 98% of its finish. Bayonet and scabbard are in excellent condition. 4-34062 BK98 (3,500-5,000)

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RARE GERMAN MODEL Z.F. 41 SHARPSHOOTER’S SCOPE WITH MOUNT. SN 2712. Tiny scope, about 6-1/4″ long including sun shades, with “duv” inspected mount, serial number 3323, with the scope serial number “2712” and manufacturer’s code “ddv”. The top rings are electric pencil numbered to the main mount. Accompanied by an original metal “scope can” with hinged lid in Army green paint with manufacturer’s code “JVV” stamped in the lid. Inside lid has a hinged compartment containing a lense cloth. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Scope & mount are extremely fine retaining virtually all of their orig factory blue finish. Scope is without crosshairs. Scope can has a couple of small dents and retains about 50% orig green paint. 4-34187 (3,000-5,000)

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*GERMAN WWII G41M WITH BAYONET. SN 12376. Cal. 8MM. This is an example of the ultra rare Mauser variation of the G41 rifle. Only 20,000 of these guns were made and the entire lot went to the Italian front. This gun is in 100% orig condition with all visible parts matching with the exception of the muzzle cap. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: This rifle is in outstanding orig condition retaining better than 95% of its orig blue finish remaining throughout with the exception of the mag and trigger guard assembly that are starting to plum. The wood is in good condition having a small of what appears to be a duffle bag cut repaired approx 2-4″ behind the front bbl band. This was very common for GI’s to bring these rifles home in their bags. Other than the repair, there are no significant mars or dents in the stock which still has the “WAA135” stamp in the left side. Sling, although slightly dry, is in excellent condition. The bayonet number 412 is near new with the scabbard showing only 25% of blue remaining. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. 4-33959 BK24 (10,000-15,000)

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*GERMAN VG5 C. SN 7538. Cal. 7.92 X 32 cartridge. This is the crudely made German semi-auto rifle that was mfg during the late war after the raids from the eighth air force pretty much destroyed the German capability of mfg firearms. This is one of the last examples of Germany getting driven back in time. Rifle is complete with canvas sling and mag and in working order. These are very rare as most of the GI’s brought home German guns that were finely made instead of these. A fine exotic piece for the advanced axis collector. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: As good as it ever was. Spot welded receiver with no finish and assembled basic block pieces of wood, with the serial number stamped into the buttstock. 4-33961 BK25 (12,000-15,000)

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*RARE GERMAN VG 2 LAST DITCH BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 2134A. Cal. 8MM. Bolt action rifle that uses a 10 rnd G43 mag. It has a 21″ bbl with no bayonet lug and was cheaply built at the end of the war made out of a singly U shaped stamping. This example has the mfg. code CYQ which is spreewerk. This is a seldom found rifle in any condition. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Condition is fairly good with approx 80% of orig finish showing but with pin prick pitting throughout. Bbl assembly is blued except for the front 4″ retains about 75% of its finish with a significant amount of spotting throughout. Trigger guard assembly and mag catch has a small amount of surface rust that should clean to show better. Front hand guard assembly is in good shape with no major scarring and retains better than 90% of its oil finish. Buttstock assembly shows very good also with some very minor bruising. Buttplate is in good condition with patina on it and cups over back of stock. Mechanics are in need of work as the action works, but firing pin assembly accuates with the bolt. Bore is bright and shiny and appears to be virtually unfired though counter bored approx 1 1/2″ from muzzle. This is an extremely rare piece and with my 40 plus years in guns, this is only the second that I have seen. Sling is good with one small gouge in it approx 5″ behind the front swivel. 4-33960 BK66 (4,000-5,000)

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*RARE MAUSER MODEL VG-98 MFG BNZ 45. SN 6903. Cal. 8MM. This is a prime example of the absolute last ditch 98K’s that Germany industry was able to produce due to being bombed into submission by the US Army Airforce. The industry was so decimated that they were unable to produce anything beyond the crudest firearms that were only capable of working. By this time all semblance of craftsmanship was gone. Very few examples exist today. GI’s tended to bring home higher quality guns. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver and bbl assembly retain approx 95% of the medium gray phosphate finish with which it was produced with the serial number only being on the bbl assembly. The front sight is spot welded into place and the rear sight is merely a piece of notched out steel that is dove tailed into the receiver. The bolt assembly which matches the gun retains approx 50% of its blued finish. The trigger guard assembly does not appear to have any finish at all and the trigger is blued. The buttstock is a single piece of wood that is barely shaped enough to accommodate the gun and make it user friendly. It has a reinforcing pin just below the front receiver ring. A fine example of the turn for worse that German industry took in the final days of the war. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny and shows little use. 4-33941 BK65 (2,500-4,000)

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*VOLKSTURM GEWEHR (VG1 LAST DITCH RIFLE). SN 113. Cal. 8MM. This rifle was made in the last days of WWII and is crudely made. It uses a semi-auto K43 mag and is considered unsafe to shoot because it was so cheaply and crudely made. Everything with the exception of the bbl, receiver and bolt on this gun are made of crude stampings as Germany’s war production was pretty well nonexistent at this time. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Metal retains some 98% orig finish with what appears to be a small machining hole (flaw) toward the rear of the receiver just at the wood line. Bbl appears to have some spotting on the front half of it which I cannot identify. The K43 mag is in excellent condition and the wood, as crude as it is, is free of any marring. Sling is a very crude, thin cloth sling, that is riveted together where it passes through the stock. Buttplate is also a sheet metal stamping and remains in fine condition. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny and shows little to no use. But gun is still considered a hazard to shoot. 4-33942 BK64 (3,500-4,500)

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GERMAN SPANDAU MODEL 71/84 BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 7771. Caliber 11 MM Mauser. Fine German military rifle with 32″ bbl, barleycorn front sight with side mount bayonet lug and 1600 meter ladder rear sight. Receiver has usual markings with date “1888”. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with three bands and sling loops. Stock has numerous Imperial German proofs with a smooth steel buttplate and 1-pc trigger guard. Accompanied by a bayonet with 10″ blade and leather & iron sheath. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching including all small parts. As new, possibly unfired, retaining virtually all of its orig bright blue on bbl, bands and trigger guard with receiver, bolt & buttplate retaining virtually all of its orig bright finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Bayonet is fine. 4-33965 JR22 (2,000-3,000)

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*BRNO MODEL ZK420 EXPERIMENTAL SEMI AUTOMATIC RIFLE SN 1 WITH SCOPE. SN 0001. Cal. 8 mm. This Czechoslovakian model ZK420-S was an experimental semi automatic rifle made by the Czech that appears to have incorporated some features of the American M1 as well as similarities to the German K-43. It features a rotating bolt which is with a gas operated recoil system, an adjustable rear sight graduating from 100 to 1,000 meters, and is also equipped with a German style scope. Features a somewhat quick detachable scope mount with rings that are very similar to the US model P-4 with a couple of simple thumb tightening screws. Rifle appears to have a very thin coat of gray Parkerizing on it and is in excellent overall condition. The bolt assembly appears to be a mismatch because it has the number “29” on it but being an experimental it could very well be an inspector mark or a proof mark. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains 98% of a very thin grayish green phosphate finish with the bbl being similar except with some patina. The gas cylinder and handguard retaining assembly as well as the magazine and trigger group show significantly phosphate finish. The upper handguard assembly shows almost new with just a couple of small nicks that you can only see under a very good light. The buttstock is also in excellent condition, showing only a couple of scratches and one small ding behind the wrist. The phosphated checkered buttplate shows nearly new with the blued screws almost new. The telescope shows about 98% of the original blued finish with clear but slightly dirty optics and a very pliable rubber eye piece. The scope elevation cap shows no finish loss but does have a couple of small dings in it. It is accompanied by a small pouch with a cleaning brush in it and a cloth sling that show nearly new. All in all a very fine, what I believe to be, experimental carbine that would be a great addition to a military carbine collection. 4-34057 BK135 (3,000-5,000)

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*CZECH BRNO MODEL ZK420-S SEMI-AUTO MILITARY RIFLE. SN 0057. Cal. 8 mm Mauser. Fine military rifle with 23″ bbl, hooded front sight with integral bayonet lug, gas operated with M14/M1 Garand style rotating bolt head. It has 1000 meter military style rear sight with protective ears atop the rear of the receiver. Trigger guard is stamped sheet metal and it has a 10-rd detachable box magazine. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with handguard reminiscent of the German WWII semi-auto rifles. All metal surfaces have a greenish phosphate finish. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. As new, appears to be unfired retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with minor nicks & dings on wood. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-34104 (2,500-4,000)

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*RARE RUSSIAN SVD 1938 SNIPER RIFLE. SN AP1767. Cal. 7.62 x 54. This is the very rare Russian semi auto sniper rifle with the telescope, scope cover, sling, and bayonet. Scope mount, though American, appears to be production for this rifle in fit and finish. I find the use of the M82 telescope to be an interesting variant. This is not a number matching gun but nonetheless is a rare SVD 1938 sniper rifle. Receiver has no. AP1767, while trigger group has A51742, and the mag has 958. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver group with scope mount shows approx 95% of its orig blue. The bolt being bright with some patina present. Bbl and gas assembly as well as front band and muzzle break retain better than 95% of their orig blue. Trigger guard assembly retains approx 75% of its blue with majority of loss being on trigger guard itself. Mag is patina with numerous moderate pitting. Telescope number 50493 shows approx 80% of its blue with crystal clear optics. A 3-pc buttstock and hand guard assembly are in good condition overall with only minor nicks and dings throughout and two small chips between bbl bands. Sling is soft and pliable and in excellent condition. Bayonet is nearly new. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny with only minimum wear. Scope cover is excellent. 4-34017 BK84 (3,000-4,000)

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*RARE SWISS SCHMIDT RUBEN MODEL 1955 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 3179. Cal. 7.5 Swiss. This rifle is equipped with a matching numbered Kern AARAU telescope and mount. It also has an integral bi-pod and muzzle break and is accessorized with a bayonet and sling. A very well made rifle that is in impeccable condition. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver shows 99% of the Swiss military blue with the bolt and cocking ring being bright. Rear sight is untouched with no marks whatsoever in the finish. Front bbl band assembly and bbl show better than 99% of the orig blue. Muzzle break, front sight assembly shows approx 98% with just a couple of slight wear spots on the ears. Bi-pod shows 98% with just a couple of slight marks on the hinges. Numbered mag shows 98% with a minimal of wear as does the trigger guard assembly. Upper hand guard has one or two slight rub marks and one slight area towards the rear that is slightly discolored presumably from oiling the metal. Buttstock is in excellent condition with only a couple of slight mars where the bi-pod tucks in. Checkering is sharp with no flaws, and buttplate retains 99% of its blue. Sling is slightly dry but shows new. The bayonet what has a painted 520 on the rear shows only a couple of slight scuff marks from being pulled in and out of the scabbard. The scabbard and frog show approx 95% Mechanics are crisp and excellent, bore is bright and shiny. Numbered telescope shows approx 98% finish with just some slight wear and optics are fine. 4-33928 BK72 (3,500-4,500)

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*RARE SWISS SIG MODEL PE57 ASSAULT RIFLE. SN PE1675. Cal. 7.5 X 55 Swiss. Comes with optional sight, bayonet, sling, and another accessory of which I cannot identify. Rifle is imported by Federal Ordnance Elmonte, CA. A very well made rifle that seems to blend the best features of the past with todays technology. It has a 26″ bbl with integral grenade launcher and compensator. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Rifle appears near new showing little to no signs of ever being used. Receiver shows 99% plus condition with only a slight mark where the rear sight is folded down and micromiter adjustment knob touches the receiver. Trigger housing shows a slight drag line from accuating the safety. Bbl and front end assembly show better than 98% with just a couple of light marks on the grenade launcher/muzzle break from being put in a rack. The bi-pod legs show just a couple of light marks from being tucked up underneath the bbl. Rubber buttplate (similar to an M-60) shows very minor scuffing from sling rubbing on it. Sling has just a couple of light scratches in the black painted adjustment bar. Bayonet shows new. A very rare exotic rifle for the discerning collector. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny showing no signs of firing. 4-33927 BK70 (3,500-4,200)

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(Correction) Rifle should be listed as K31/42 rather than K31/43 variant. The gradations on the scope (1-10) are correct for the 42 variant. 43 variant gradations are 1-7.

*RARE SWISS SCHMIDT RUBIN MODEL K-31/43 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 450979. Cal.7.5 Swiss. This rather exotic sniper/sharp shooter rifle comes equipped with a detachable box mag, sling, and a bayonet with scabbard and frog. It is rather unique the way the front part of the attached telescope drops down into the stock. It also has a small range finder or grenade launching sight on top of the telescope that looks similar to a second rear sight. These rifles were mfg. in small quantities and are therefore difficult to obtain. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver shows approx 98% plus of orig blue with the numbered bold and cocking handle being bright. Scope shows 98% of the orig finish with only the slightest wear being folded down against the stock. Optics are clear. Rear sight assembly shows better than 98% blue with just some slight marks from being adjusted. Middle band shows no wear at all. The front band has a slight mark or two from being put in a rack. The bbl and front sight assembly also show better than 98% blue with just a couple of very minute nicks. Matching mag and trigger guard assembly show no wear at all. Buttplate assembly has slight wear on the high edges from being put in a rack. Upper hand guard has a small dent about 3″ in front of the middle band otherwise has just a minute amount of scuffing. Left side of the buttstock has a few minor dings in it and one that is just a little larger on the bottom approx 1 1/2″ in front of the floorplate. Otherwise shows no scuffing at all. There is an inspectors stamp on the right rear side of the stock that is quite prominent. Sling is virtually new with a preservative on it. Bayonet shows new as does the scabbard. Frog is slightly older with some wear. It might possibly have come from a different weapon. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. 4-34027 BK71 (3,500-4,500)

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*SWISS SCHWEIZERISCHE SIG/NEUHAUSEN MODEL U MILITARY RIFLE SERIAL NO. 75. SN 75. Cal. 7.5 Swiss. This rifle bears a very large resemblance to the model 31-43 sniper rifle with several changes. The cocking knob is round instead of a T-handle and the receiver is longer toward the rear with no cocking ring. rifle is also equipped with a 10 rnd box mag, a detachable grenade launcher (with pouch) and a sling. The telescope is the same as that on the model 31-43 with the range finder or grenade sight on top. This rifle, to me at least, is so rare that I could find no information about it in print. I believe this to be the “Holy Grail” to the Swiss military collector. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver shows approx 98% of the orig finish with majority of wear being in one small spot approx 1″ around, approx 1″ behind the bolt. Rear sight assembly appears to have never been used. Rear band shows better than 98% of the finish with any wear being from the sling. Front band shows 98% finish with just one small nick presumably from a screwdriver. Bbl shows all of its finish as does front adjustment ring. There is a slight bit of wear on front edge of bayonet lug with the rest of assembly showing all of its finish. Telescope shows approx 95% of its orig blue and optics are just slightly cloudy. Trigger guard and floorplate assembly show 99% of its finish, mag no. 73/12 shows approx 90% with some slight rubs and scratches here and there. Buttplate shows approx 85% with slight wear. Upper hand guard has some very minor scuffing that does not detract at all from the gun as does the stock. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. 4-34023 BK74 (4,500-6,500)

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*SWISS MONDRAGON MODEL 1908 MILITARY ISSUE SEMI AUTOMATIC RIFLE. SN 2578. Cal. 7 mm. Mr. Stern’s notes state this Swiss Mondragon was most probably made by Sig Neuhausen. It is all blued finish with a bright bolt and has a small detachable snail drum magazine that is retained by a spring loaded latch that is permanently attached to the magazine wall. Charging handle has a swivel locking mechanism to lock the gas system for semi auto fire or to unlock the system for manual operation. The front sight is unguarded and the rear sight is graduated from 400 to 2,000 meters. Piece is profusely proofed and many parts have a heart-shaped proof mark but there is still no maker name on it. Piece appears to be matching, or at least the bolt assembly and receiver are. For some reason that I do not know, there is a number “81.5” stamped in the wood just above the magazine well on the left hand side. Having not seen another one I do not know whether any other parts are numbered. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: All blued metal parts of this rifle including the receiver, rear cap, bands, bbl, and gas system retain better than 98% original blue finish. The bolt is bright and is just starting to patina. The buttplate is blued, showing slight wear on the high edges only, most probably from being loaded in and out of a rack. The drum magazine shows about 70% blue with speckling and patina. The upper handguard shows excellent with just a couple of small dings in it and varnish on it. The buttstock assembly shows good with some dings towards the rear and what appears to be either a small repair or a scratch in the varnish on the left side towards the bottom just behind the bbl band. Bore shows bright and shiny and bore and bolt face show very little signs of ever being fired. Cocking handle show some patina. 4-34127 CATALOG137 (2,500-4,000)

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*SCARCE SWISS MONDRAGON MODEL 1908 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY RIFLE. SN 1185. Cal. 7.5 Swiss. Scarce rifle, rarely encountered in the U.S., with a 25″ rnd bbl, dovetail front sight on a tall pedestal with 2000 meter ladder rear sight. Mounted in a 1-pc uncheckered walnut stock with two bbl bands and bayonet lug under bottom of muzzle. Left side of stock, by the receiver, has two screwed-on scope bases, apparently for an attachable sniper scope. Accompanied by one matching numbered 10-rd magazine. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, all visible parts matching. Appears to be unfired retaining virtually all of its orig finish to both metal & wood with a few minor dings in wood finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-34105 JR46 (2,500-4,000)

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*RARE BRITISH PEDERSEN SEMI-AUTO MILITARY RIFLE. SN 98. Cal. 276 Pedersen. Very rare limited production rifle with 24″ bbl, orig sleeve front sight with the unusual spiral machined cooling vanes over rear 2/5 of bbl, with a pierced metal hand guard cover. Action is the unusual George Luger-style knee action toggle-style with a vernier peep sight integral at back end with windage adjustment. It has a box magazine that loads from top and is mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with two bands. Front band is split like the U.S. military models with integral bayonet lug & stacking swivel. Middle band has a sling loop with corresponding loop in butt. Sides of forestock have grasping grooves and bottom of forestock has cooling vents and it is fitted with a checkered, stamped steel buttplate and is accompanied by a U.S. military brass & leather sling. Also accompanied by a U.S. Remington Model 1917 bayonet & green leather scabbard, dated “1918”. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Metal retains most of its orig arsenal finish with some thinning on toggle link and sharp edges. Stock is sound with nicks, dings & scratches and a series of bruises just above trigger on right side. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Sling is very fine with some verdigris around brass. Bayonet is extremely fine, retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish. 4-34101 JR45 (8,000-12,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE BRITISH FARQUAHR-HILL PATENT EXPERIMENTAL SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN 22. Cal. 303 British. Very unusual rifle with 26″ tapered rnd bbl, Enfield style protected front sight and an unusual vernier ladder rear sight mounted to rear of receiver. It has an all metal handguard with a round oak grip post mounted to a multiple position rail on bottom. Sides of handguard have sliding covers with multiple ports, apparently for either cooling or gas relief. Left side of receiver has British Patent number. The most unusual feature is the large detachable sheet metal drum magazine. Mounted with an uncheckered straight grain semi-pistol grip buttstock with smooth rifle buttplate with trap containing a British pull-through. It has sling loops on front band with a corresponding loop in buttstock containing a brown leather sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 75-80% orig blue on metal handguard with a heavy dent in upper section. Bbl & receiver retain most of their orig arsenal blue. Magazine is mostly a gray/brown patina. Buttstock is sound with usual nicks & dings and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Sling is fine. 4-34103 JR41 (3,000-5,000)

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ULTRA RARE US MODEL 1918 – MARK 1 PEDERSEN DEVICE. SN 11677. Cal. 30. This Remington manufactured Pedersen device, number 11677, was manufactured for issue with the 1903 Mark 1 rifle. It is complete along with one box of ammo, two spanner/assembly/disassembly wrenches, one magazine, one magazine pouch marked “RIA 8-19” and a tool pouch also marked “RIA 8-19”. Markings on the device are as follows: “USA 1918 Mark I 11677 Remington/Bridgeport, Pedersen’s Pat. Pending”. Rear of block inspected EEC, eagle’s head/16. The vast majority of these devices were destroyed by the government and very few in any condition are a rare and expensive find. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Retains between 85-90% orig dark gray finish with the majority of marks being on the outside from having been installed. There is no rust or pitting evident anywhere and device appears complete, original and ready to use. Comes with a small amount of accessories that are in excellent condition as well as ammo which is sealed. There is no can present. 4-34193 BK106 (20,000-30,000)

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*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 WITH 20 ROUND BOX MAGAZINE AND WARNER/SWAZEY MODEL 1913 TELESCOPE. SN 937700. Cal. 30. Standard 24″ bbl. This February of 1918 dated Springfield is equipped with a seldom seen 20 round box mag attachment that has been described for aircraft use as well as having a model 1913 Warner Swazey telescope mounted to it. Rifle is also equipped with a well worn but intact model 1908 Rock Island sling. Rear sight assembly is a WWII Remington replacement (including knobs). PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Bbl action retains approx 85-90% of its orig gray/green parkerizing which is correct for this era. Blued bolt appears to be of the later swept back variety with the NS stamp in the top. It retains approx 85-90% of its orig finish. February 1918 bbls shows approx 85% of its orig gray/green parkerizing and is equipped with a blued WWII Remington sight cover. Bands appear to be reparkerized to a darker gray finish. 20 rnd box mag is blued and in excellent condition. The Warner and Swazey telescope shows excellent on the outside with very clouded optics. Stock and hand guard show some wear but are in very good condition with a possibly enhanced dalcartouche. Stock has an approx 1/2″ chip in the toe which does little to detract from this rifle. 1918 dated bayonet is in excellent condition with a black finish and 1908 dated scabbard is good with some pitting around the rivets. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright with moderate wear and strong rifling. 4-34030 BK10 (1,000-2,000)

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USMC UNERTL TELESCOPE. This is a US Marine Corps Unertl telescope complete with scope caps, rear scope base, and mica “can”. The can has the spring in it. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Scope retains better than 90% of orig blue with no scratches or scuffs and just a little bit of freckling by the rear eyepiece. Black enamel rings show some paint wear on the sides. All adjusters and springs work well. Optics are crystal clear. Mica can is complete with spring, cap, and web cap retainer as well as the belt hook assembly. Can is excellent on the inside with 80-85% of the orig O.D. paint remaining on the outside. An excellent USMC scope assembly, if you need it or just feel you’d want to put it away. They are few and far between. 4-34028 BK107 (3,500-5,000)

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SCARCE ART II SNIPER SCOPE. SN 6005. Rare 3-9X sniper scope with 3-post and fine crosshair reticle with usual markings on turret block and an aluminum tag with model number and serial number. Mounted in an orig M14 base & rings. Accompanied by its orig green Fiberglas water-tight carrier with belt clip on the back. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains virtually all of its orig gray & green phosphate finish with a set of Butler Creek lens covers. Optics are crisp, case is fine. 4-34107 JR66 (2,500-4,000)

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*REMINGTON MODEL 03A4 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 3424442. Cal. 30. Standard 24″ bbl and M73B1 telescope with lens caps. Rifle is also equipped with a Korean War sling, leather cheekpiece and 10″ bayonet. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Bbl action retains nearly all of its finish with just a little bit of dried grease on the receiver. Bolt is parkerized with a blued extractor and safety and shows very little wear. Front and middle bands as well as trigger guard/floorplate assembly show almost no wear at all. Scant stock is near perfect with a couple of very minor marks around the receiver ring and a couple of very slight rack marks near the front. Hand guard is near perfect with one slight bruise from being in a rifle rack. Blued telescope is in excellent condition with extremely clear optics and is refinished. Scope base and scope rings show no wear or marring at all. The bayonet is a cut down WWII showing nearly all of its finish An excellent of an 03A4 sniper rifle that would be a fine addition to any military collection. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright with some slight wear at the chamber end. 4-34032 BK6 (3,000-4,000)

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*REMINGTON MODEL A304 SNIPER RIFLE. SN Z4001980. Cal 30. Standard 24″/4 groove bbl with an M82 telescope which is correct for this “Z” series rifle. Rifle is also equipped with an earlier WWII sling and a refinished 10″ bayonet. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver shows better than 98% of its orig finish with a blued bolt that also shows nearly all of its finish. Bbl assembly shows just a little rack wear on the front and the bands retain just about all of their greenish parkerized finish. Trigger guard/floorplate assembly shows better than 95% of its orig parkerized finish with just some slight speckling that appears to be dried grease. Upper hand guard is in fine condition with just a couple of slight nicks. Scant buttstock, which is prominently cartouched, shows all inspection and sub-inspection marks as well as an “RIA over EB” stamp presumably from being stored at Rock Island arsenal. Telescope is in excellent condition showing better than 98% of its orig blue with just the slightest wear on the numbered adjustment caps. Optics are crystal clear. Mechanics are crisp, and 4 groove bore is bright and shiny. A wonderful example of the rare “Z” series sniper rifle in its original configuration. 4-34035 BK8 (3,500-5,000)

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*REMINGTON MODEL 1903 A4 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 3409914. Cal. 30. 24″ bbl. This rifle is equipped with the very rare M73 B2 telescope made by O.P.L. in France. Rifles with this experimental scope are extremely rare and desirable. Rifle comes with a 1907 Springfield bayonet. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Bbl receiver and bolt assembly show virtually no use. There are some minor rack marks on the bbl near the muzzle. Blued bands show better than 98% of the orig Remington blued finish with the trigger rguard/floorplate assembly showing better than 90% with any loss being from the buckle on the sling. Upper hand guard shows no abuse at all retaining better than 99% of its orig finish. The “C” type stock shows full Remington sub-inspectors as well as RA/cross cannons and “FJA” in box. Circle P firing proof is very prominent and stock is near new. Scope mount and base are all blued finished and in excellent condition. Rifle is also equipped with a course checkered national match type buttplate that shows near new. In this catalogers opinion this is one of the rarest experimental sniper systems that could be obtained. Mechanics are crisp and the bore is near mint four groove. Bayonet is in good condition with speckling throughout and cloth over scabbard is in very good condition with very little deterioration and only the slightest bit of scoffing. 4-34033 BK12 (3,500-5,000)

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*US REMINGTON MODEL 1903-A4 SNIPER RIFLE WITH 16″ BAYONET. SN 3422321. Cal. 30. This rifle is a fine example of a WWII 03-A4 sniper rifle with a 24″ two groove bbl. Equipped with a M73B1 telescope and a late WWII Webb sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Bbl action retains nearly all better than 98% of its finish with a bright shiny bore. The parkerized bolt has most of its finish and shows very little use. The scope assembly has bright optics though there is oxidation on the outside of the tube as well as on the base. The scant buttstock is a correct replacement and shows no wear at all. Hand guard is orig with no cracks or dents. The parkerized trigger guard and fore plate assembly are correct Remington retaining approx 90% of the finish. Bayonet is in very good condition with a USN marked scabbard. Overall a nice sniper rifle. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. 4-34031 BK5 (2,700-3,500)

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*REMINGTON MODEL 03A4 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 4994215. Cal. 30. Standard 24″/2 groove bbl. Rifle equipped with an M84 telescope, sling and bayonet. This is a very nice example of a WWII A4, updated for the Korean War that still retains its early WWII blued hardware. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: The bbl action shows nearly all of its finish with some very slight scratches on the front of the bbl possibly from being in a rack. Bolt assembly is parkerized and shows very little wear and retains a blued extractor. Trigger guard/floorplate assembly as well as bbl bands are early WWII with a nice blued finish, showing better than 90%. Telescope shows nearly all of its orig blue with just some slight edge wear on the adjustment covers. Rubber eye piece is in excellent condition, and optics are clear with just some minor spotting. Scope base and rings show no wear or marring at all. Bayonet is a mfg 10″ WWII and is in excellent condition showing 85% orig finish. Hand guard is in very good condition with just a couple of small dings between the bands. Buttstock is the “C” stock variety with a couple of small bruises and a very slight chip measuring approx 1/4″ on the bottom of the pistol grip. There is also a brass tack with the number “18” on it driven neatly into the bottom of the pistol grip. Late WWII sling is in good condition with a minimum of fraying. Mechanics are crisp, and 2 groove bore is bright and shiny. Overall a very nice example of a Korean War sniper rifle. 4-34034 BK7 (2,000-3,000)

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*SPRINGFIELD M1-C SNIPER RIFLE. SN 3713287. Cal. 30. 24″ bbl. This is a fine example of a WWII M1-C sniper rifle that appears to be in orig condition with the exception of the cheekpad being replaced. Rifle is equipped with a M82 telescope, a WWII leather sling and a Hart flash hider. The cheekpiece is dated 1962. Rear sight knobs are updated to 1947 variety. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx 95% of the orig green parkerizing as does the bbl. The flash hider also retains better than 95% of its orig finish. The bands and trigger guard/floorplate assembly are also in like condition retaining better than 95% of their orig finish. The parkerizing on the gas cylinder is very thin but very pleasing. The front and rear hand guards as well as the stock are in excellent condition with just the most minute scarring and the circle P on the pistol grip is very prominent. Leather cheekpiece shows some green oxidation around the eyelits where it is strapped on and appears to have been on this rifle for many years. The scope base is numbered to the gun and the mount has a serial number of 3515991 and is excellent condition with a blue finish. The telescope shows a dark green almost black finish to it and the scope and the numbered caps retain approx 90% finish. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. A very fine example of an unmolested M1-C sniper rifle. 4-34040 BK14 (6,000-8,000)

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*SPRINGFIELD M1-C SNIPER RIFLE. SN 3268002. Cal. 30. 24″ bbl with scope, sling, flash hider and cheekpiece. This is a nice example of a US M1-C sniper rifle with all the proper accoutraments. Rear sight knobs are updated to 1947 variety. In overall very good condition. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver appears refinished and retains approx 95-97% of the dark gray parkerizing with bbl being more of a dark green. Gas cylinder assembly is earlier being it is a narrow base with a plug front sight but retains 95% or better of the parkerizing. Flash hider is a Hart M2 (cone type) in excellent condition. The scope base is unnumbered and retains little orig finish. The upper half of the scope mount has a serial number of 3309933 and the mount and the scope retains 80-85% of the orig blue. The scope optics are very crisp and clear with no obvious debris and the rubber eyepiece is in excellent condition and very pliable. The scope adjustment caps have the drawing board number 7575180 and retain 95% of the orig blue. The cheekpiece is unmarked and appears to be the orig WWII variety. Wood is in excellent overall condition and possibly a replacement with no dents or scarring anywhere but is also absent of inspector marks. Mechanics are fine, bore is excellent. 4-34036 BK13 (4,500-6,500)

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*US M1-D SNIPER RIFLE. SN 366287. Cal. 30. 24″ bbl. This M1-D sniper rifle was built on a 1942 receiver as virtually all M1-Ds were built up from unserviceable rifles post WWII. Rifle appears to be in excellent overall condition with all the proper accroutrements for its manufacturer. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver has a green parkerizing that matches well with the scope block and mount. The Nov of 1952 dated bbl is more of a dark gray parkerizing as is the front sight and gas cylinder assembly. The flash hider is T-37 type with a carrying case marked tweedie 1944. The trigger guard/floorplate assembly also retains better than 90% of its finish and is equipped with a winter trigger. The M84 telescope is in excellent condition with virtually no finish loss and crystal optics. The Milsco 1944 dated leather sling is in excellent plus condition with some white residue which appears to be some type of preservative. The wood is in excellent condition with no significant marks on either the hand guards or the buttstock. The 11-58 dated cheekpiece is also in excellent condition. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. This is a very nice example of a Korean War vintage M1-D. 4-34039 BK15 (2,000-3,000)

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*US M1-D SNIPER RIFLE. SN 3379300. Cal. 30. 24″ bbl. This is a fine example of a 1944 M1 that was rebuilt post war into a D model sniper rifle. This is very common as all M1-D’s were built from unserviceable rifles. It retains excellent condition overall with all of the proper accroutrements. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver has a nice green parkerizing with just a few minor marks on it. The bolt has some scattered finish loss but is still pleasing to look at. The bbl, scope base, and op rod are all a darker green parkerizing with very little finish loss. The flash hider is a Hart cone type. The trigger guard/floorplate assembly is a green with some brown oxidation in it and is in good condition. The telescope retains aprox 90% of its blue finish with the majority of wear being on the sun shade and adjustment covers. The wood is in excellent condition with just a little bit of scarring on the stock just below the operating rod assembly. The optics are very clear but there is some very minute speckling. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny and the undated cheekpiece is in excellent condition as is the WWII sling. 4-34037 BK16 (1,800-2,700)

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*WINCHESTER US 30-M1 RIFLE. SN 151188. Cal. 30 Standard 24″ bbl. This rifle appears to be a near complete restoration of a very early Winchester M1 garand. This 1941 production gun is among the rarest and hardest to obtain with the exception of possibly the gas trap. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver is a typical Winchester almost transparent parkerizing slightly browning over the chamber. The D28290-WRA trigger housing still retains its large pad and has the correct components such as safety hammer, trigger with an extra hole and appears to be an orig finish and condition. The operating rod is of the early slant type which is unmodified but retains a dark gray parkerizing that contrasts the receiver. This does however appear to be orig finish on the op rod. The follower rod assembly is correct Winchester type although no marking is visible. The bullet guide is Winchester and “A” marked. The follower is single bevel and the bullet carriage has the early tail on it. The gas cylinder is the correct drawing board number D35449WRA painted black although it does not have a front sight seal. The front sight is correct Winchester as is the single slot gas cyl. lock screw in front. The rear hand guard is unmodified with a grooved clip and a small crack towards the rear which is common on these unmodified hand guards. The front hand guard appears to be the correct Winchester. The buttstock is early Winchester with the long throat WRAWB cartouched and has been modified from a butt trap back to a solid buttplate. Overall a very nice WB restoration that is very well near completion. Even the sling is the correct early WWII. Bayonet is a 10″ pal. Mechanics are crisp, bore is slightly frosty in the grooves but still very pleasing. 4-34178 BK17 (1,500-3,000)

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*1941 JOHNSON SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE. SN B8635. Cal. 30. Standard 22 1/2″. Capt. Melvin Johnson USMC invented this rifle. They competed with the Garand to be the standard military rifle but subsequently lost due primarily to their 10 round rotary magazine and inferior bayonet. The Marine Corps purchased the Johnson in limited quantities to be used until there were enough M1 Garands in circulation. Subsequently they went to the Seabees. Rifle is equipped with a bayonet and sling. Accompanied by manual. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Overall metal is better than 95% of a nice pleasing dark green parkerizing with minor loss on the mag and mag door. The wood is in very good plus condition with very light handling marks throughout. This rifle would be a nice addition to any military collection. Bayonet retains 98% of its orig parkerizing. Gun is mechanically crisp and bore is bright and shiny. 4-33943 BK19 (4,500-6,500)

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(Correction) Please Note: Caliber should read 7mm Mauser (7×57) with bbl being so marked.

*JOHNSON MODEL 1941 SEMI-AUTOMATIC USMC RIFLE. SN 4529. Cal. 30. Standard 22 1/2″. Capt. Melvin Johnson USMC invented this rifle. They competed with the Garand to be the standard military rifle but subsequently lost due primarily to their 10 round rotary magazine and inferior bayonet. The Marine Corps purchased the Johnson in limited quantities to be used until there were enough M1 Garands in circulation. Subsequently they went to the Seabees. Rifle is equipped with a bayonet and a foreign made scabbard and sling. Possible re-import with a Navy Arms roll die on the bottom of the bbl. Accompanied by manual. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Overall metal is better than 95% of a nice pleasing dark green parkerizing with minor loss on the mag and mag door. The wood is in very good plus condition with very light handling marks throughout. This rifle would be a nice addition to any military collection. Bayonet retains 98% of its orig parkerizing. Gun is mechanically crisp and bore is bright and shiny. 4-33944 BK18 (4,500-6,500)

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*ROCK ISLAND 1903/1913 NRA. SN 232576. Cal. 30. This is one sweet 03. For a 1913 gun it remains in outstanding condition and is accompanied by a near mint RIA 1911 bayonet with a near mint scabbard and a star gauge report dated 2/25/1915. Rifle also has on the left side wood an American flag which appears to be a paper sticker on it. Rifle is also equipped with a PJ O’Hare rear sight cover. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx 95% of the bright mottled blue with which it was mfg. Bolt retains approx the same amount of finish. Safety and mag cutoff have lost their case colors and are now a soft gray metal color. NRA marked trigger guard shows better than 90% blue with any loss being on the bottom of the trigger guard from the sling rubbing on it. Floorplate shows 98% plus. Bbl assembly shows better than 98% blue as does the sight cover. Front bbl band shows better than 98% blue with a couple of minor scratches on the left side. Middle band retains approx 80% orig bright blue with balance mellowing to a plum brown patina. Sight cover shows no wear or finish loss at all as does the checkered buttplate assembly. There is a nickel oiler in the stock. Buttstock is in outstanding condition with a couple of very minor bruises here and there and a crisp 1913 cartouche. Upper hand guard is high hump and in excellent condition. I have no doubt that it is orig to the gun as it matches the stock perfectly. Leather sling with brass keepers is in near mint condition. Star gauge report is covered in plastic wrap and very legible including the inspectors and dates. Mechanics are crisp, bore shows nearly new with no corrosion whatsoever. 4-33977 BK41 (3,500-6,000)

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*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903/1915 NRA. SN 623761. Cal. 30. Standard 24″ bbl. Rifle comes with original 1910 dated bayonet and scabbard. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Rifle is in outstanding condition retaining 95-97% of the orig case hardening. Bolt assembly shows better than 90% of its orig blue. The safety and mag cutoff shows semblance of a faint case hardening. Bbl shows better than 90% of the blue with the most loss being underneath the sight cover. Front bbl band shows 85% blue with the balance showing plum and is very pleasing. Middle bbl band is approx 85-90% finish but turning plum. Trigger guard assembly shows 90% strong blue with the floorplate showing approx 50%. Upper hand guard is the correct one but has a very fine crack (not separated) running approx 3″ back from the front. Single bolt buttstock is in excellent condition with sharp finger grooves and a very crisp JSA cartouche. Checkered buttplate shows approx 70% of the blue. circle P is well defined in wrist of stock though slightly worn. There is a small nick in the stock approx half way between the cartouche and the finger groove on the left hand side. Other than that there is only minor scuffing on this 92 year old rifle. Bayonet is as new as one could hope to find, and the scabbard is in excellent plus condition. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny showing only light wear. 4-33981 CATALOG49 (3,000-4,000)

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*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903/1915 NRA. SN 621083. Cal. 30. Standard 24″ bbl. Good example of an orig 1915 NRA that is equipped with single bolt stock and high hump hand guard. Also has an early leather sling and the 1905 model bayonet. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver shows approx 85% of its mottled blue finish with very bright and prominent colors on the mag cutoff. Bbl also shows approx 85% of its orig finish with some oxidation that should clean. Rear site base shows 70-75% of its blued finish with the bands being approx 50%. NRA marked trigger guard shows approx 50-60% of its orig blued finish with the foreplate showing around 30%. Upper hand guard is in excellent condition with no visible dents or cracks. Buttstock is excellent plus with very sharp fingered grooves with just a few minor nicks to the rear and a very prominent J.S.A. cartouche. Circle “P” though slightly worn is still very visible. Sling is a Rock Island and is somewhat dried and hallmark is barely visible, 1910 dated bayonet is bright with very little oxidation and leather covered 1907 R.I.A. Scabbard is in excellent condition. Mechanics are crisp, bore shows heavy wear but still has fairly good rifling that improves the farther you go down the muzzle. 4-33979 BK9 (2,500-3,500)

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*1903 SPRINGFIELD DATED 1906 MANUFACTURED WITH 1910 DATED BOYONET. SN 287201. Cal. 30-06. Standard 24″ bbl. This is a good example of a first year production model 1903 in 30-06 that retains its early features with one slight update. Buttstock is an orig straight type with a rear reinforcing bolt added. Also has a slight modification to the left side approx 2″ in front of the rear sight where it appears that something was added. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver shows approx 40% finish with the balance fading to a brownish gray. Bbl assembly shows approx 75% of the blue with the majority of the wear being on the rear sight sleeve. Front and middle bands both show approx 15-20% of the orig finish with the trigger guard/floorplate showing approx 50-60%. Bolt shows strong blue being approx 75% orig finish. Upper hand guard is the correct flat top variety without a sighting groove that has 2 brass pins repairing a crack approx 3″ behind the front band. Single bolt updated stock is in good condition with sharp finger grooves with the exception of the previously noted modifications. Cartouche appears to have been scratched out and there is a small approx 1″ X 1/4″ chip down by the rear sling swivel. JCS marked sling is dry but intact, and in overall good condition. Bayonet is in good condition with a mat black finish, scabbard is in good condition though there is some staining on the cloth. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. 4-33980 BK11 (1,200-2,000)

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*RARE ORIGINAL SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1922 BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 1327. Cal. 22 LR. Beautiful orig first model M.1922 target/training rifle. It has 24″ tapered rnd bbl dated “12-22” with standard Springfield front sight and a Lyman 48 receiver sight with target knobs. It has its orig M.1922 bolt with dual firing pins and a headless striker. It has a detachable floorplate with orig extended magazine. Mounted in a 1-pc, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut stock without grasping grooves and with a grooved bbl band and checkered steel semi-crescent buttplate. It has sling loops with a military brass & leather sling. Few of these orig M.1922 rifles survive today as most were converted to the M1 model and later with M2 adaptations. This one remains in crisp orig condition. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & receiver retain virtually all of their orig arsenal blue with only slight muzzle edge wear. Bolt body & handle retain their orig bright arsenal polish and trigger guard & floorplate most of their orig arsenal blue. Stock is sound with a few minor nicks & dings and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-34044 JR39 (2,500-4,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 1897 WW11 TRENCH GUN (THIRD VARIATION) WITH US AND STANDARD ORDNANCE BOMB ACCOMPANIED BY KERR SLING AND BAYONET. SN 956113. Cal. 12 gauge. 20 3/4″ cylinder choked bbl. Fine example of a WWII trench gun in fine original condition with the exception of a replaced buttplate. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains better than 90% of the original Winchester military blue with very minor scratches. Front end shows better than 90% original blue with slight wear at muzzle and on action bar and a few small dings on rear ring from disassembly. Front foregrip is in excellent plus condition with a couple of minor bruises. Buttstock is near perfect with a slight crack at the toe which is easily repairable. Inspectors marks are present. Bayonet is in excellent condition with some very minor blood spotting throughout. Scabbard is also excellent. Mechanically sound. This would be a fine asset to any WWII or Winchester collection. 4-34042 BK2 (2,500-3,500)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 12 WWII TRENCH GUN WITH BAYONET AND SLING. SN 1031492. Cal. 12 gauge. 20 3/4″ cylinder bbl. This is the later parkerized variation of the WWII Winchester M12 trench gun. It is in 100% correct configuration with the exception of a correct replacement buttplate. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains 98% plus orig parkerizing with some dried grease on it. Bolt is bright and trigger safety and bolt release are properly blued. Front end retains better than 95% of its orig finish with visibleprominent wear being on the mag tube from being actuated. Wood is in excellent plus condition with a couple of nondescript bruises. Inspector’s stamp is very prominent. Bore is bright and overall excellent example of a rare parkerized model 12. Bayonet is near perfect condition with just a couple minor blood spots towards the front. 4-34045 BK3 (3,000-4,000)

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*U.S.ITHACA MODEL 37 TRENCH GUN (VIETNAM ERA). SN S23504. Cal. 12 gauge. Standard 20″ bbl trench gun with correct Viet Nam Era bayonet and scabbard. Also equipped with WWII Webb sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Gun is in overall fine condition with better than 95% of its orig finish, with prominent wear being to the mag tube and action bar. Wood shows no dents or scratches, but there is a very slight crack directly behind the receiver which is easily repairable. Bayonet and scabbard are as new. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. 4-34047 BK4 (1,500-2,500)

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*STEVENS MODEL 520-30 US PROPERTY TRENCH GUN. SN 64786. Cal. 12 gauge. Standard 20″ bbl. This is an excellent example of an original WW II Stevens trench gun with 20″ bbl with matching numbered front and rear assemblies with near mint Remington 1917 bayonet and scabbard. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains better than 98% of original blue finish with just the slightest of high edge wear. Bbl and mag assembly retain 90-95% of the original finish with the blue slightly plumbing. Trench hand guard retains 98% of its orig finish with the bayonet lug assembly having the correct purple tint. Wood is in excellent plus condition with a couple very minor scratches on the left side to the rear and a couple of very small bruises on the wrist. There is no visible cartouche. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. 4-34046 BK1 (1,500-2,200)

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SMITH & WESSON MARK I LIGHT RIFLE. SN 993. Cal. 9 MM. This is the first variation of the Smith & Wesson light rifle that was adopted by the British for the second World War. It saw use in very limited quantities and eventually most specimens were destroyed as the project was considered a failure. Being that the majority were destroyed, specimens in any condition are hard to obtain. NOT CONSIDERED SAFE TO FIRE. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: The rifle retains better than 95% of its orig blue with just a slight bit of corrosion directly in front of the bolt handle. The composite stock is also in excellent condition with just a couple of light scuff marks. The sling is also in nearly brand new condition. This is a fine example of a rare and exotic carbine. 4-33937 BK22 (3,000-5,000)

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*REMINGTON M40 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 68586. Cal. 7.62. This is a US property M40 sniper rifle with all relevant US markings including inspectors marking, air gauge (heart). Action is bedded into the stock and bbl is free floating and has approx a 3 lb trigger hold that is very crisp. Complete with oversized sling swivels. Examples of this rifle are few and far between as most were kept in the US inventory and updated to the next model. No scope is present. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Bbl and receiver show 95% orig Parkerizing with just a couple of very minor scuffs. Bolt is polished bright with handle and cocking piece showing blue with 95% of their finish. Scope base is a blue Redfield style mount showing better than 98% of its deep rich blue. Black floorplate and triggerguard show better than 98% with just a couple of small nicks on the triggerguard itself. Sling swivels show 98% of its finish but the front one has some pitting on it. Buttstock is in good to very good condition with some very minor marks from being used in its obvious trade. Action is crisp and tight and the bore is mirror bright. A fine example of an extremely rare rifle that is difficult to obtain. 4-34089 BK112 (6,000-9,000)

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*RARE US M40 REMINGTON SNIPER RIFLE. SN 221307. Cal. 7.62. This is a US property M40 sniper rifle with all relevant US markings including inspectors marking, air gauge (heart) and a Redfield ART scope. Action is bedded into stock and bbl is free floating and has approx a 3 lb trigger hold that is very crisp. Complete with oversized sling swivels and US webb sling. Examples of this rifle are few and far between as most were kept in US inventory and updated to M40-A1 model. These rifles are often copied, but orig examples are seldom seen outside of gov’t inventories. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Bbl action retains approx 98% of the orig parkerizing with very few minor scuff marks. Orig Remington bolt retains 98% of its orig blued finish. Scope base is of Redfield type and gray parkerized with scope having a green coating over it. Buttstock with sn to gun is in excellent condition with just a few minor scars and trigger guard and floorplate assembly which is a dull black retains about 90% of its finish. Aluminum also retains over 90% of its finish. A rare find indeed for the advanced military collector. Action is crisp, bore is bright and shiny showing no wear. 4-34038 BK88 (8,000-12,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE REMINGTON MODEL 720 US PROPERTY BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 41880. Cal. 30. This is a new, in the orig box, Remington Model 720. These rifles were a direct descendant of the Model 1917 action that evolved into the Model 30-S. The 720 was for the most part the early Navy trophy rifle that was given out as the prize for inter-service competition. This example remains new in the orig box with paperwork. The paperwork includes an orig letter on Remington Arms Company letterhead describing this rifle as the Remington Model 720, describing its accuracy as well as describing how it was used as a Secretary of Defense trophy rifle. Included is the receipt from the Government showing the name and date (1982) and serial number or social security number of the recipient of this rifle. Also included is an envelope containing Remington brochure of the period and a parts list that is dated effective November 15, 1941 listing all parts and prices on this rifle. Box is in good condition, retaining all descriptions, serial number, end label, and orig strapping tape that this rifle was shipped with. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Rifle is absolutely new in box. It appears that the bolt or sling have never been unpackaged. It is FJA inspected on the left side of the cheekpiece along with the crossed canons Government inspection marks. It also retains Mr. Stern’s inventory number taped to the butt. It retains 100% of the blue and still has the packing grease on the metal and part of the wood. The stock, with the exception of having the inspector stamp in it, has only one very small rub mark on the right hand side directly above the floorplate which is almost unnoticeable to the eye. Normally trophy rifles have the recipient’s name engraved along with the name and the date of the event on the floorplate. this does not. The floorplate and triggerguard assembly are as new. I was present when this gun was purchased by Mr. Stern a decade ago. I was in awe of it then and have not in my 40+ years of being around military firearms seen another equal to it. 4-34013 BK116 (5,000-9,000)

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LOT OF SIX MILITARY SNIPER SCOPES. 1) Canadian issue Kahles 6X scope with plex reticle in Parker-Hale rings. Accompanied by its orig canvas & foam carrying case, SN 158827. 2) Scarce Warner & Swasey WWI scope with rubber eye cup and orig leather carrying case with tool. Case is dated “1918” with pistol belt hook and shoulder strap. 3) Scarce Warner & Swasey WWI scope with rubber eye cup and orig leather carrying case and side mount for 1903 rifle. 4) Canadian issue C1 sniper scope by Leitz of Canada, SN 1371. Accompanied by its orig metal carrying can containing a lens cloth, rail & screwdriver with a mount for an L1A1 rifle and lens covers. 5)Early Colt scope for AR15/M16 rifle with straight crosshairs, complete with mount and orig 2-pc red & black box with instruction paper. This is the early model without the “3X20” marking on top. 6) Later Colt 3X20 scope with plex reticle complete with mount, for AR15/M16 rifles with lens covers, orig box & lens cloth. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: 1) Extremely fine. A couple of minor nicks, crisp optics, fine case. 2) Very fine. Sight retains most of its orig black painted finish, rubber eye cup is very fine, fine optics, very fine case. 3) Scope is fine retaining about 95% orig black enamel, good optics, case is fine. 4) Extremely fine. Scope retains about all of its orig finish with crisp optics. Can has tape on outside with several nicks & scratches in the OD paint. 5) Extremely fine. Retains virtually all of its orig factory black paint. Crisp optics. Box is equally new. 6) Extremely fine. As new, may have been mounted, retains virtually all of its orig finish, crisp optics, box is fine. 4-34188 JR126 (3,000-5,000)

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LOT OF THREE SNIPER SCOPES. 1) Scarce Weaver Model M73B1 scope for 03A4 rifles with orig parkerized Redfield Jr. rings, two orig Redfield Jr. bases, three sets of Bakelite scope covers and an M-67 canvas carrying case. 2)Kollmorgen MC840-P with large turrets mounted in a Griffin & Howe 2-lever mount with side mount for Garand M1-C rifle and an M65 canvas carrying case. 3) Hensoldt short tube scope in an FN/FAL mount with serial number 8267. Scope has three turrets with German markings. Accompanied by an orig matching numbered hard canvas carrying case. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: 1) Scope has streaks & spots of surface rust and light pitting from the rawhide scope cover connector, otherwise retains most of its orig factory blue. Optics are crisp. Rings, bases & scope covers retain most of their orig finish. 2) Scope retains most of its orig enamel finish with some slight losses under rear ring. Optics are fine. Mounts are fine showing slight wear. 3) Appears to be new and unused with crisp optics. 4-34194 JR125 (1,000-2,000)

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*US MADE WINCHESTER P14 SNIPER RIFLE. SN W226763. Cal. 303. This rifle was made by Winchester for British snipers during the first WW. It is excellent overall with scope, scope caps, and sling included. Mfg. of the British 14 pattern ended when US entered the war in 1917. This example appears to have all matching components and is in fine overall shape. These sniper rifles were hard to fake because the sn was roll died on sight base so that it could be read with scope in place. Equipped with a US mfg. WWII leather sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains 95% of its orig blue with a few light scratches on the left side of rear sight base. Bolt body is polished bright while cocking handle extractor and rear assembly remain blued (90%). Bbl and bbl bands retain better than 95% of their orig blue with a “W” on bayonet lug and on front sight assembly. Trigger guard and floorplate retain 98% of their orig finish with Winchester buttplate retaining approx 85%. Stock and hand guards are in excellent condition retaining nearly all of their finish with just a few slight bruises. Volley sight is pressed into wood but ranging arm is not present. B.S.A. telescope and scope mounts retain better than 98% of their orig blue and optics are crystal clear. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. 4-34072 BK89 (3,500-5,000)

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*US MADE WINCHESTER P14 SNIPER RIFLE. SN W209977. Cal. 303. This rifle was made by Winchester for the British snipers during WWI. It is excellent overall with scope and sling included. The mfg. of the British 14 pattern ended when the US entered the war in 1917. This example appears to have all matching components and is in fine overall shape. Equipped with a US mfg. WWI leather sling. Rifle is equipped with correct bayonet. Ears of rear sight have been removed to accommodate the scope on this rifle. Telescope is a Prism made in London, England and scope and base appear to be soldered together and base is a Alexander Martin and is numbered to the gun. Gun is matching with the exception of the buttplate which is Remington. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains better than 90% of its orig blue with the exception of the high edges on the rear where the sight ears were milled off. Bolt body is bright while handle and extractor retain some 85% of their orig blue. Bbl retains better than 90 % of orig blue with front sight and front bands retaining approximately 75%. Middle band shows better than 98% with the head of the screw being slightly buggered. Triggerguard and floorplate assembly show 85% with the majority of the wear being on the bottom of the triggerguard from the sling. Buttplate shows approximately 60% with the balance turning to patina. There is a rope pull-through present in the buttstock. Front handguard shows very good with a couple of minor dings. Rear handguard show a little less with a couple of moderate dings. Winchester buttstock shows excellent with just the slightest of scuff marks on it. The base present for the volley sight. Sling appears to be orig WWI, dated 1918 with the inspector marks JMN, in very good condition with very little cracking. Scope shows approximately 50% orig finish with the balance exposing brass. Very clear optics with just a little debris. Action is crisp and clean and bore is bright and shiny, showing very little wear. 4-34073 BK119 (3,000-4,500)

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*US MADE WINCHESTER P14 SNIPER RIFLE. SN W241879. Cal. 303. This rifle was made by Winchester for British snipers during first WW. It is excellent overall with scope, scope caps, and sling included. Mfg. of British 14 pattern ended when US entered the war in 1917. This example appears to have all matching components and is in fine overall shape. These sniper rifles were hard to fake because the sn was roll died on the sight base so that it could be read with scope in place. Equipped with a British webb sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains 95% of its orig blue with a few light scratches on left side of rear sight base. Bolt body is polished bright while cocking handle extractor and rear assembly remain blued (90%). Bbl and bbl bands retain better than 95% of their orig blue with a “W” on bayonet lug and on front sight assembly. Trigger guard and floorplate retain 98% of their orig finish with Winchester buttplate retaining approx 85%. Stock and hand guards are in excellent condition retaining nearly all of their finish with just a few slight bruises. Volley sight is pressed into wood but ranging arm is not present. B.S.A. telescope retains approx 20% of orig finish and optics are slightly cloudy. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. 4-34074 BK91 (2,500-4,000)

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*US MADE WINCHESTER P14 SNIPER RIFLE. SN W240029. Cal. 303. This rifle was made by Winchester for British snipers during first WW. It is excellent overall with scope, scope caps, and sling included. Mfg. of British 14 pattern ended when US entered the war in 1917. This example appears to have all matching components and is in fine overall shape. These sniper rifles were hard to fake because the sn was roll died on the sight base so that it could be read with scope in place. Equipped with a British web sling and a prism optics telescope. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains 95% of its orig blue with a few light scratches on left side of rear sight base. Bolt body is polished bright while cocking handle extractor and rear assembly remain blued (90%). Bbl and bbl bands retain better than 95% of their orig blue with a “W” on bayonet lug and on front sight assembly. Trigger guard and floorplate retain 98% of their orig finish with Winchester buttplate retaining approx 85%. Stock and front hand guard are in excellent condition while rear has a small gouge approx 1 1/4″ long just in front of telescope. Volley sight is pressed into wood but ranging arm is not present. The prism telescope has approx 85% of orig finish and optics are clear. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny but with moderate use. 4-34076 BK92 (3,000-5,000)

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*US MADE WINCHESTER P14 SNIPER RIFLE. SN W95046. Cal. 303. This rifle was made by Winchester for British snipers during the first WW. It is excellent overall with scope, scope caps, and sling included. Mfg. of British 14 pattern ended when US entered the war in 1917. This example appears to have all matching components and is in fine overall shape. These sniper rifles were hard to fake because the sn was roll died on sight base so that it could be read with scope in place. Equipped with a US mfg. WWII leather sling. Rifle is equipped with correct bayonet. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains 95% of its orig blue with a few light scratches on left side of rear sight base. Bolt body is polished bright while cocking handle extractor and rear assembly remain blued (90%). Bbl and bbl bands retain better than 95% of their orig blue with a “W” on bayonet lug and on front sight assembly. Trigger guard and floorplate retain 98% of their orig finish with Winchester buttplate retaining approx 85%. Stock and hand guards are in excellent condition retaining nearly all of their finish with just a few slight bruises. The Volley sight is pressed into the wood but the ranging arm is not present. The B.S.A. telescope and scope mounts retain better than 98% of their orig blue and optics are crystal clear. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. Bayonet is in excellent condition. 4-34082 BK90 (3,000-5,000)

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*US MADE WINCHESTER MODEL 314 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 135863. Cal. 303. This rifle was made by Winchester for the British snipers during WWI. It is excellent overall with scope and sling included. The mfg. of the British 14 pattern ended when the US entered the war in 1917. This example appears to have all matching components and is in fine overall condition. Equipped with a US mfg. WWI leather sling. Ears of rear sight have been removed to accommodate the scope on this rifle. Telescope is a Prism made in London, England and scope and base appear to be soldered together and base is numbered to the gun. The buttplate is unmarked. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approximately 95% of its orig blue with the exception of where the sight ears were milled off and with a small cluster of pitting on the rear of the front receiver ring. Bolt body is bright while the extractor and the cocking piece retain approximately 80% of finish. Bbl retains 98% of its orig blue with just one slight rub mark on the right hand side, presumably from being put in a rack. Front bbl band shows better than 98% finish with rear showing approximately 80% with some patina. “W” marked triggerguard and floorplate assembly show better than 90% of orig blue with just a little patina showing. Unmarked buttplate has turned patina with a couple of small nicks in it. Scope shows better than 90% black enamel with the balance showing brass. Scope is somewhat cloudy but still very functional. Buttstock appears to have been cleaned because it no longer retains the Winchester and P14 logos on the side. Volley sight base and brass inlay are still present. Front and rear handguards are in very good condition showing no marring at all. Leather sling dated 1918 is in good condition with only slightly dry with a minimum of cracking. Bore is bright and shiny showing very little wear. 4-34075 BK120 (3,000-4,000)

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*CASED PAIR OF BRITISH BSA SMLE MATCH RIFLES. SN 23250 & W91019. Cal. 303 British. 1) No. 1 MKIII with 25″ bbl with Medford rifling, match style partridge front sight and 2,000 yard ramp rear sight. Left side of receiver is mounted with a Parker-Hale 5A receiver sight with target knobs. Mounted in 2-pc uncheckered walnut stock with 2-pc full length handguard. Stock has a brass buttplate with a spliced 3/8″ extension in middle and a reinforcement through forestock below receiver. There is also a second forestock screw through an escutcheon just below the middle band. 2) No. 1 MKIII nearly identical to #1 with an A.G. Parker match bbl also having Medford rifling and also mounted with a Parker-Hale 5A receiver sight. Mounted in nicely figured 2-pc walnut stock with 2-pc handguard & brass buttplate. Front receiver ring has the “A.G. PARKER” marking and the chamber area of bbl is marked “AGA / BALL / BURNISHED”. Both rifles have wide canvas slings. Accompanied by a heavy, green baize lined, leather trunk case, 51-3/4″ long x 9″ wide x 6-3/4″ high with internal wooden brackets and straps that hold both rifles during transit. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: 1) Very fine. Metal retains a fine bright blue, possibly an old restored finish with a few minor scratches and light edge wear. Wood is sound retaining most of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 2) Very fine. Retains most of the professionally restored blue on metal and a fine professionally restored finish on wood. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. One outside case strap is broken otherwise case is sound with usual nicks, dings & scratches and some slight staining. Green baise interior has several moth holes with some light soil and is probably an old reline. 4-33955 JR130 (4,000-7,000)

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*CANADIAN NUMBER IV MARK I (T) SNIPER RIFLE. SN 90L8122. Cal. 303. These rifles, as with the British, were converted by Holland & Holland and used various telescopes. This one is fitted with a No. 32 marked for MK3 manufactured by R.E.L. in Canada. Gun is in magnificent all around condition, matching with the exception of possibly the buttstock, which has the number 1090 stamped in the top but is in identical fit and finish to the rest of the rifle. It is fitted with a Enfield web sling and Number 9 Mark I blade bayonet. Rifle comes with transit chest. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Rifle is in magnificent condition overall, showing almost no use. Receiver and scope base retain better than 98% of orig dark gray Parkerizing. Telescope shows 95% blue with just a little enamel flaking around the knobs and on the sunshade. Optics are as good as they could possibly be, showing no fading, no dust and no dirt, just a picture perfect view. Bolt retains 85% orig blue showing scuffing on the body from being actuated. Bbl bands and front sight assembly show approximately 99% orig blue with the bbl showing 98% with just a little wear from the bayonet being installed. Upper handguards show no wear at all with just a couple of very light scuffs on the light one from being set in a rack. Lower handguard assembly (numbered to gun) shows just a couple of very light bruises with no finish loss what so ever. Triggerguard assembly shows 98% original blue with the magazine showing 80%. Buttstock is also in magnificent condition with light finish showing just a couple of nicks at the rear of the pistol grip and one or two slight bruises on the cheekpiece. Action is crisp and clean and the bore shows bright and shiny with almost no wear at all. blued buttplate has approximately 95% orig finish with just a little high edge wear and a pull-through in the butt trap. Sling shows just a little mildew, otherwise shows excellent. This long branch sniper rifle would be nearly impossible to upgrade. Transit chest in good condition. 4-34065 BK125 (3,750-5,250)

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*BRITISH NUMBER IV MARK I (T) SNIPER RIFLE. SN AQ7384. Cal. 303. These sniper versions of the Mark I were fitted with scope mounts on the left side of the receiver. Many of these rifles were converted by Holland & Holland and used various telescopes. This one is fitted with a Number 32 telescope. Rifle is also equipped with a spike bayonet and web frog as well as a leather sling with brass keepers. Rifle is equipped with a transit chest. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Rifle shows excellent with the receiver and trigger housing showing better than 95% orig finish. No pitting is present and it is very pleasing. The scope mount, which is numbered to the gun, has approximately 95% of black Parkerized finish. The telescope shows approximately 85% of its finish with some minor nicks through the enamel showing brass. Optics are clear. Leather brass lens caps are in excellent condition. Middle and front bbl bands retain better than 85% orig finish as does the front sight and bbl assembly. Upper handguards show only the slightest of scuffing as does the front wood. Rear receiver wood and buttstock show a little more scarring with a couple of significant bruises at the bottom of the wrist (buttstock retains a different SN). Cheekpiece and aluminum buttplate show excellent with no dents or scarring at all. Action is crisp and bore is bright and shiny, showing light wear. All in all a pretty nice number IV. Transit chest is in good condition. 4-34080 BK122 (2,800-3,800)

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*NUMBER IV MARK I (T) BRITISH SNIPER RIFLE. SN S39516. Cal. 303. These sniper versions of the Mark I were fitted with scope mounts on the left side of the receiver. Many of these rifles were converted by Holland & Holland and used various telescopes. This one is fitted with a Number 32 telescope. Rifle is also equipped with a spike bayonet and web frog as well as a leather sling with brass keepers. Also includes very nice British web scope case and transit chest. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approximately 95% of a possible re-finish dark gray Parkerizing as does the matching scope mount. Telescope is a number 32, showing better than 95% of orig enamel with crystal clear optics that show nearly new. It also has a red “W” and blue “B” painted on the sides. Scope caps are also excellent. Bbl shows better than 95% orig blue with just slight markings from having the bayonet taken on and off. Front sight and bands show better than 95% orig finish. Upper handguards are in exceptional condition with one or two very slight bruises in the front one. Lower guards, which are matching number to gun, are also in magnificent shape showing very little marks at all. Triggerguard and magazine assembly show better than 90% orig black matte finish. Buttstock and cheekpiece are in excellent condition (though not matching) with just a minimal of bruising as is the brass buttplate. A very nice Number IV sniper rifle with crisp action and excellent bright and shiny bore. 4-34081 BK124 (3,300-4,550)

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*RARE LITHGOW AUSTRALIAN SNIPER RIFLE. SN 76222. Cal. 303 British. Fine No. 1 MKIII SMLE sniper rifle with 24-3/4″ bbl, 2-pc wood stock and 2-pc full length handguard. Mounted with a matching numbered Australian scope with leather lens covers and rubberized canvas sling. Accompanied by an orig Lithgow bayonet with brown leather scabbard bearing number “79106”. Right side of receiver ring has the Lithgow logo and date “1917”. Also accompanied by a rigid canvas scope case. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Rifle retains virtually all of its orig arsenal finish. Scope retains somewhat thin finish on front objectives with some thinning around eye piece. Optics are fine. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Scope case is fine. 4-34009 JR129 (4,000-7,000)

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(Correction) Description states: “SN 8488.” Description should read: “SN 84866:.

*NUMBER 1 MARK III* H.T. (AUSTRALIAN) SNIPER. SN 8488. Cal. 303. Manufactured at Lighgow and introduced towards the end of WWII, this rifle used a mostly rebuilt Mark III dating between 1915 and 1918 (this one is 1917) with both high and low mounts. These rifles were fitted with a heavy bbl and only about 1,500 were manufactured. Fitted with a telescopic sight SN 34408 dated 1944. With sling, bayonet and wooden cheekpiece. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approximately 90% of a grayish green Parkerizing that is common on rifles of this era. Rear sight assembly is also Parkerized with the ears being blued and turning patina. Front and middle bands retain some 90% of gray green Parkerizing. Upper handguards are in very good condition with just a minimum of bruising and the buttstock is approximately the same. Leather Bailey sling dated 1941 is excellent through could use a slight cleaning. Wooden cheekpiece shows a moderate dent towards the front approximately 1″ x 1-1/2″, otherwise in excellent condition. Brass buttplate is patina but in excellent condition. Trigger assembly shows better than 90% of Parkerizing and overall very good. Action is crisp. Bore is bright but showing some use. Scope shows better than 95% of its original finish with just a hint of rust towards the right front and optics are clear and very good. 4-34100 BK121 (2,500-4,000)

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*NUMBER IV MARK I (T) BRITISH SNIPER RIFLE. SN H37807. Cal. 303. These sniper versions of the Mark I were fitted with scope mounts on the left side of the receiver. Many of these rifles were converted by Holland & Holland and used various telescopes. This one is fitted with a Number 32 telescope. Rifle is also equipped with a blade bayonet Number 7 MK I/L for British rifles, that appears to be adaptable to more than one type of rifle and should be looked at very closely, the web frog as well as a leather sling with steel keepers are present. Magazine well and buttstock are not numbered to this gun but are in like condition. Rifle is equipped with a transit chest. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Rifle retains what appears to be a re-Parkerized finish with the receiver and matching scope base retaining better than 98%. Bbl bands remain in excellent condition and retains 98% finish. Exposed portion of the bbl showing about 85% with some light scratching from installation of the bayonet. Bayonet is a knife blade with mica, or plasitc, handles with “England” embossed in the left grip. Upper handguards are in very good condition with the front one showing just a couple of light bruises and the rear showing near mint. Lower handguard and front stock assembly is in very good condition, being numbered to this gun, with very prominent proof marks. Triggerguard assembly shows 98% of orig blue and the buttstock is in exceptional condition showing little to no scarring at all. Cheekpiece is also in excellent condition as is buttplate. Telescope shows 90% finish with what appears to be some touch-up on the front sunshade and a red stenciled “W” upside down on the right side. Optics are excellent as are scope caps. Action is crisp and bore is bright and shiny showing little to no wear. Transit chest is in good condition. 4-34079 BK123 (2,800-4,300)

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*BRITISH ENFIELD L42A1 SNIPER RIFLE. SN M37044. Introduced in 1970, this rifle is a converted number 4 (T) chambered for the 7.62mm cartridge. Half stocked with upper handguard with 27.6″ heavy barrel. A converted number 32 Mark 3 scope is used marked, “TEL.STRT.STG.L1A1.” Rifle is complete with crate , manual and accessories. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Overall shows good with the receiver showing approximately 90% to 95% enamel finish and the bbl showing approx 85% finish with a slightly frosty bore. Upper and lower handguard show good overall with the upper being a replacement as the color is slightly off. Buttstock and cheekpiece show good with only light scuffing present and a slight arsenal repair just in front of the buttplate on top. Scope shows approx 65% to 70% enamel with the balance flaking to brass and clear optics. Leather scope caps show good. Sling is good. 4-34008 BK142 (1,500-2,000)

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