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SN D01041. Cal. .22 LR. 15″ bbl. This nifty little .22 machine gun utilizes .22 LR ammo only and includes a spare bbl with horizontal forearm, without front sight or flash hider, orig all metal mag, a spare “E&L” plastic after market mag, and one drum driving mechanism. It is clear that someone had the Thompson machine gun in mind, at least superficially when this was designed. The ribbed bbl, vertical foregrip, pistol grip, and detachable buttstock all are reminiscent of Thompson features. Rear sight is very reminiscent of the U.S. 30 carbine. Markings are located on the underside of the receiver on either side of a large knurled knob which allows for the removal of the bbl and fore grip assembly. This is a nice feature as it allows this gun to be disassembled for ease of transport in a very compact package. Cocking handle is on the left side, safety on the right side. Due to its rotating pan mag on top of the receiver reminiscent of the Russian DP-28, the sights of this machine gun are quite high. This neat magazine system utilizes a hand-wound spring device to rotate the drum on a steel plate which brings the rnds within the mag inline to feed into the gun. When these are fired, the sound has been likened to that of a sewing machine. 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. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine to near excellent with a deep lustrous blued finish on bbl and receiver, and top cover. Black enamel finish on take-down knob and trigger guard. Rather glossy varnish on wooden furniture in very good condition with some slight dings and handling marks. Bore is shiny and bright on vertical forend bbl, not quite as shiny and bright on the spare horizontal bbl. Orig steel mag in extremely fine condition, as is driving mechanism. There is a ghost of a matching SN to the gun on the spring winding mechanism. Both pans appear to be in good serviceable condition. These are popular recreational machine guns as ammo is plentiful and clean up is straight forward. This is going to be a lot of fun for somebody. The fact that this has two bbls, one with each type of fore-end style, enhances this package. 51650-3 JWK724 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 1709

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Auction: Firearms - April 2017
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