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SN 5380. Cal. 8 mm. 24″ bbl. This faithful Chinese copy of ZB 26 has been refinished and includes bipod and one 20 round magazine. Matching in SN both upper and lower as well as on sight adjustment knob. Bbl SN does not match. Both sides of receiver are cracked at rear of magazine well 3/4″ forward of magazine latch. Right side has a vertical 1/2″ crack and left side has a longer 1-1/4″ more jagged crack with evidence of attempted rewelding under refinished bluing. Receiver is also slightly cracked in two spots 1/8″ long on either side of where bbl retaining latch collar contacts receiver. Bbl latch sticks in locked, closed position, however bolt does cock and release properly and mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Hairline cracks at rear of mag well indicated this arm should be inspected by a qualified gunsmith prior to firing. Marked on top of receiver with SN, bottom right side and front of receiver are both engraved “JPL T AZ85653″, which indicates that at one time this arm was in the possession of a noted firearms enthusiast in Arizona. PROVENANCE: Ex-The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine as refinished with scattered light pitting under refinish as well as evidence of welding at hairline cracked areas of mag well under refinish. Wooden bbl carrying handle in good serviceable condition with cinch repair and some chips and wear. Hand grip has had 1″ x 1-1/2″ chip out of right front side which has been glued back in place so that grip appears serviceable. Buttstock has 6” long crack running along left side horizontally back from receiver to sling attachment plate and buttstock rotates slightly in its socket. This could be repaired with some competent woodwork otherwise butt has some scratches, small chips and handling marks. Buttplate displays even, soft, bright patina. Bore has strong rifling, dark in grooves. Inside of receiver in need of cleaning. Bolt face is very good. Internals are refinished. Magazine is in very good serviceable condition with refinish consistent with rest of arm. This arm could be restored with appropriate effort to mend the noted deficiencies and owner would have an example of a highly successful and sought after machine gun. 50754-3 (8,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 3021

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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