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SN 121485. Cal. 30-06. 24″ bbl. Exceedingly fine specimen of the Browning 1917A1 machine gun with bronze trunnion and nosecap, brown bakelite grip panels, plain .30-06 bolt, cylindrical charging handle with cartridge stop installed on right sideplate, fully adjustable rear sight and orig cork and brass chain intact. Includes one M1917A1 “Lamson.1942” marked tripod. 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 extremely fine to near excellent as re-finished over areas of pinprick pitting, with some areas of brown patina over the gray/green finish, particularly on the water jacket. Bakelite grips near excellent with no chips or cracks. Rifling is strong with some darkness in the grooves. Rear sight does not appear to have been re-finished as the latter is more of a brown to gray patina. Tripod and head near excellent as re-painted. These .30 cal Browning guns were the mainstay of U.S. forces and it’s superior design and availability of parts together with its versatility of being able to be converted to different calibers make it a favorite for machine gun enthusiasts. 50313-1 JWK45 (15,000-18,000) – Lot 3005

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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