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

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2014
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