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1574
$8,625.00

**SAVAGE LEWIS MACHINE GUN WITH BSA LEWIS 1914 PARTS (CURIO & RELIC IN-ACTIVATED DEWAT).

SN A169. Cal. 303. 26-3/4″ bbl. Receiver is marked “SAVAGE-LEWIS MACHINE GUN MFG BY SAVAGE ARMS CO. UTICA. N.Y. U.S.A.” However, receiver cover is B.S.A. marked and this is what appears on registration form. This can be requested correction upon transfer. Orig USN number 783 is struck through. Bbl and shroud assembly simply marked A169. Receiver cover marked “Lewis Auto Gun Model 1914″ with Birmingham Small Arms Mfg markings and struck through numbers with A299. Clamp on Mark III bipod included as well as one 47 round .303 pan mag and one spare .303 bolt. Bolt in gun is frozen in place without external evidence of weld; chamber has been welded shut and weld completely covers chamber and bbl area onto receiver. Wooden buttstock present but needs to be fitted to receiver, and is serviceable with cracked top piece 3-1/4″ long at heel, crack at the receiver end is 2-1/2″ long and anther 5-1/2” long crack parallel to toe line. No mainspring present. Transit chest indicates it was in possession of “Interarm Co.” and was part of a shipment of 843 units. Action is frozen in the rear position, unable to inspect condition of operating rod or bore. This weapon has been de-activated and is non-functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 5 as Curio & Relic eligible as a de-activated tax-exempt transfer. This weapon may be re-activated on an ATF form 1 upon application and approval by BATF. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is fair to good with orig finish turning a gray patina with areas of brown corrosion. Wood is serviceable but cracked in places with moderate dings and handling marks. Both bolt within gun and spare bolt has intact bolt face with bolt within gun moderately pitted. Unable to determine condition of bore or operating rod. Transit chest lid partially detached from hinges, wooden cleaning rod present within lid. Exterior is significantly gouged and dinged but could be restored to a completely serviceable condition. As with all .303 weapons, there has been a renewed interest in shooting them, with the recent increased availability of ammunition. With the appropriate expertise and parts this weapon could be restored to a firing condition. Lewis guns are a lot of fun to shoot and was the preferred light machine gun of both sides during WWI. 50727-1 JWK48 (4,500-8,000) C&R – Lot 1574

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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