**INCREDIBLE AND ULTRA SCARCE VET BRINGBACK KOREAN MANUFACTURED TYPE 58 AK-47 MACHINE GUN.
SN 7952. Cal. 7.62 x 39 mm. Bbl 16 1/2″ – Incredibly scarce as brought back milled steel receiver Korean manufactured Type 58 AK-47 with map and photos of area where it was captured as well as photos of the Veteran who brought it back. Original web and leather sling is included, no magazine present. Rifle displays Korean star within a circle on left side of receiver followed by serial #, and small “H” on right side of receiver. Selector markings on right side also in Korean. Visible parts are all matching including bolt, cover, and guide rod. Orig cleaning rod present with solid buttstock incorporating a trap for cleaning kit. The DPRK (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Type 58 AK-47 is one of the scarcest models to try to obtain in the United States. Only 50,000 units were produced starting in 1958, and about the only way one could become legally available was just the way this one was; somehow finding its way to Viet Nam, captured by a U.S. Soldier, then brought back before the Amnesty, and registered in 1968. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is fine as brought back, with over 85% blued finish remaining, thinning in places with tiny pinpick oxidation on action cover. Wood exhibits quite a bit of loss of finish as one would expect from a combat used rifle with a 1″ long chip out of the stock to left of the top rear tang and typical light handling marks. Bolt face extremely fine. Bore is extremely fine, shiny and bright. Web sling also extremely fine. This is one sweet specimen of a difficult to find manufacturer of a very highly sought after machine gun. 50961-1 JWK85 (25,000-45,000) C&R – Lot 3019Click here to view provenance
Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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