Texas Museum of Military History/The Sam Nesmith Collection

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Burley Auction Gallery is proud to present the Texas Museum of Military History Auction/The Sam Nesmith Collection, Saturday, October 26th. Sam Nesmith was an archaeologist, curator & researcher for the Alamo, the Institute of Texas Cultures, & the Texas Memorial Museum before becoming the director & curator of the Texas Museum of Military History which currently supplies many museums with artifacts including the Bob Bullock Museum in Austin. Sam was an active member of the Company Of Military Historians, Sam authored & co-authored numerous publications and books on Texas and Spanish Colonial era archaeology & history. Sam took part in numerous excavations at the Alamo Plaza & the Goliad battlefield.

The vast collection features over 300 rare & historic firearms, Serial No. 75 Colt 1911, plus a rare Singer 1911, & many more rare historic firearms. Hundreds of military uniforms from the Civil War to WWII. American WWII uniforms, early British, Imperial Japanese, Nazi German, French & Italian WWII uniforms. Over 40 WWII leather flying jackets, a group of 40 helmets that were there on D-Day, Texas colonial bronze cannon, Vietnam War guns & uniforms, & MUCH more! Many of the items have been displayed in numerous museums throughout Texas. 15%BP TX#15184

Auction Preview Friday, October 25th Noon-6:00 PM & Saturday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Auction Start.
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWinchester M-1 Garand1 - Winchester M-1 Garand
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U.S. Winchester M1 Garand .30-06 rifle. 24" barrel Serial no. 1233151
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationColt Model 1911 U.S. Army Savage Arms Contract2 - Colt Model 1911 U.S. Army Savage Arms Contract
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Savage contract marked with S stamped inside bomb burst is for Savage Firearms Co. Serial No. 324784 1918 production year.
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationColt Police Positive .38 Special4 - Colt Police Positive .38 Special
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4" barrel, checkered rubber grips. Serial No. 85442 manufactured in 1911.
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationSan Antonio Arsenal Marked Colt Official Police 385 - San Antonio Arsenal Marked Colt Official Police 38
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"S.A.A." on left side of receiver. The left grip butt is marked "H.S.A.A.", along with "27" on the butt of the gun. Se...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationColt U.S. Army Model 1917 .45 D.A. Revolver6 - Colt U.S. Army Model 1917 .45 D.A. Revolver
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5.5" barrel, walnut grips. Butt is stamped "US Army Model 1917, No. 390"
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationU.S. Property Marked Smith & Wesson .38 Revolver7 - U.S. Property Marked Smith & Wesson .38 Revolver
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Left grip marked "58". "United Stated Property" on frame. 5" barrel. Serial No.908221
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationSmith & Wesson DA Revolver .32 WCF8 - Smith & Wesson DA Revolver .32 WCF
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6" barrel. There is an "H" engraved to rear of trigger guard.
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationKansas Militia Marked Savage Model 1863 Musket9 - Kansas Militia Marked Savage Model 1863 Musket
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Savage contract 1863 .58 caliber musket. 40" barrel with "1863 PROPERTY OF STATE OF KANSAS" & "NOT TRANSFERABLE" stampe...
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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40" barrel, .58 caliber rifled musket, with bayonet.
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,800.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationU.S. Springfield Model 1863 Musket Dated 186411 - U.S. Springfield Model 1863 Musket Dated 1864
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40" barrel 58 caliber,
Current Bid: 300.00
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Phillip S. Justice rifled musket made in Philadelphia in 1861. .69 cal. Brass patch box marked "L.W." inside, three band single shot percu...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,800.00
 
 
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Dated 1845 on lock plate. Clean bore, 42" bbl. Stock is stamped with a "2" on left side , "29 C" on butt, and has an upside...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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40" barrel, with sling.
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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5.5" barrel, Marked "JAO 31 Miss Reg" on grip (31st Mississippi Regiment), British import. Very Rare
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Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Civil War era English import, very popular with Confederates SN 2177 on barrel, 134 on frame, 6.5" octagon barrel
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Manufactured 1851, 7.5" barrel .36 caliber, ivory grips. Case is not original. Sharp markings and cylinder engraving,
Current Bid: 500.00
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,800.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationColt Model 1862 Pocket Police Revolver18 - Colt Model 1862 Pocket Police Revolver
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.36 ca., engraved backstrap not number matching, ivory grips, 4.5" barrel,
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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8.5" barrel, .54 cal., breech is marked "U.S., E.B." with a "P" for proved, Left stock is marked with "EB" for El...
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationH. Aston Model 1842 U.S. Marked Pistol 185120 - H. Aston Model 1842 U.S. Marked Pistol 1851
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Marked "1851", 8.5" barrel .54 cal. brass hardware, swivel ramrod
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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6" barrel, marked "N.P. AMES SPRINGFIELD MASS", "USN 1845", "RP" for inspector Richard Paine, "P" for p...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationAdams Prototype English Percussion Revolver22 - Adams Prototype English Percussion Revolver
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No markings other than barrel & cylinder proof marks. circa 1855. 5" octagon barrel
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationEngraved Adams / Tranter .44 Percussion Revolver23 - Engraved Adams / Tranter .44 Percussion Revolver
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6" barrel, checkered wood grips. "E Berthod" scratched into frame. Very popular with Confederate officers, these were often brought i...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationEngraved Adam's Patent .44 Percussion Revolver24 - Engraved Adam's Patent .44 Percussion Revolver
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6.5" octagon barrel.
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationRemington Model 1858 Army Revolver25 - Remington Model 1858 Army Revolver
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8" octagon barrel, .44 cal. Lock issues
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationRemington Army Model 1858 Army Revolver26 - Remington Army Model 1858 Army Revolver
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8" barrel, .44 cal percussion converted to fire cartridges
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationConfederate H. Deringer U.S. Model 1814 Rifle27 - Confederate H. Deringer U.S. Model 1814 Rifle
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North Carolina Confederate marked U.S. contract H. Derringer Model 1814 rifle dated 1819 on lock plate, converted to percussion .54 cal., 36" b...
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationUS Springfield Model 1816 Dated 1833 Texas Marked28 - US Springfield Model 1816 Dated 1833 Texas Marked
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percussion conversion from flintlock. 42" barrel, Bayonet marked "TEXAS" with star
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationBuckhorn Saloon Marlin-Ballard Schuetzen Rifle29 - Buckhorn Saloon Marlin-Ballard Schuetzen Rifle
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Marlin Ballard patent Nov 5 1861 German Schutzenfest .40-60 Ballard rifle. Known as the "Off-Hand Model" when introduced in 1876. This exa...
Current Bid: 550.00
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGeneral J.F. Hollingsworth's S&W .44 Magnum30 - General J.F. Hollingsworth's S&W .44 Magnum
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4" barrel engraved on left side "BRIG GENERAL JF HOLLINGSWORTH", right side engraved "FROM THE MEN OF THE 1ST INF DIV". The...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationMaj. Gen Hollingsworth's Presentation S&W .3831 - Maj. Gen Hollingsworth's Presentation S&W .38
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Smith & Wesson Airweight .38 special with carved ivory grips, engraved "AnLoc April 1972, PRESIDENT THIEU TO MG HOLLINGSWORTH". Thieu ...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGeneral Hollingsworth's Officers Cap Flag Holster32 - General Hollingsworth's Officers Cap Flag Holster
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Brigadier General Hollingsworth's Officers Cap, Holster (scratched into the back of the holster) & Flag.
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing Notification1968 Captured NVA North Vietnamese Army Flag33 - 1968 Captured NVA North Vietnamese Army Flag
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museum tag notes "Delta Co. II Corps 1968"
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGen. Hollingsworth Captured NVA Takarov Pistol34 - Gen. Hollingsworth Captured NVA Takarov Pistol
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Takarov dated 1967, a standard Soviet handgun of the period. a hand written note in the holster states that this pistol " was captured by Gener...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPresentation Captured Vietnamese SKS Rifle35 - Presentation Captured Vietnamese SKS Rifle
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presentation captured North Vietnamese rifle. Stock painted with shield unit emblem with Colonels rank and "R.S. Burley stamped into the stock&...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing Notification82nd Artillery Colt Detective Special .38 196636 - 82nd Artillery Colt Detective Special .38 1966
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The left side of the frame is engraved "From the NCO's 82'D ARTY", right side "Robert N. Starr 10 Jan 1966"
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationLt. W.A. McManus S&W Official Police .38 Revolver37 - Lt. W.A. McManus S&W Official Police .38 Revolver
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"PERSONAL PROPERTY" is engraved under 3" barrel, cut trigger guard. Backstrap is engraved "LT W.A MCMANUS U.S.N.", butt is ...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationU.S. Marked Smith & Wesson .38 Special38 - U.S. Marked Smith & Wesson .38 Special
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Loyalty & Courage Shield emblem on right side frame. 4" barrel. There is a "3" stamped over a "5" on the butt. 3 notche...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Smith & Wesson Model 10-5 .38 special. "1/9 CAV" engraved on the left side of receiver as well as "U.S." Backstrap is engrav...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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5.5" barrel. Right framed is stamped with a "C" surrounding an upwards arrow.
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationU.S. M-1A1 Rifle 7.62mm41 - U.S. M-1A1 Rifle 7.62mm
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Circa 1974. Stock is marked with Eagle cartouche, with period sling and military configuration with flash guard. Manufactured by Federal Ordnance. Ser
Current Bid: 400.00
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationUSMC Vietnam War Remington 870 Trench Shotgun42 - USMC Vietnam War Remington 870 Trench Shotgun
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12 gauge, 18.5" barrel with Teflon finish. Left side receiver marked "U.S.M.C.", right side marked "M.O.T. 1A 47" for Mobil...
Current Bid: 250.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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12 gauge, 18" barrel, Marked "PROPERTY U.S.A.F.", "10-67 U.S.A.F. E.E.T."
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCaptured WWI 1918 Erfurt Karabiner 98 Rifle44 - Captured WWI 1918 Erfurt Karabiner 98 Rifle
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World War I 1918 Dated Erfurt Karabiner 98 Bolt Action 8mm Rifle. 24" barrel, with bayonet & leather sling. Stock is carved "TROPHY OF...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGerman Mauser 98 Rifle Extended Magazine45 - German Mauser 98 Rifle Extended Magazine
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Extended magazine & rear sling swivel, 29" barrel, receiver dated 1916.
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Serial No. 4092. 28" barrel, Marked "U.S.N." The Navy purchased near 7000 Model 1895 rifles in 1898 & 1899. They were used by the...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationU.S. Winchester Model 1917 San Antonio Arsenal47 - U.S. Winchester Model 1917 San Antonio Arsenal
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26" barrel, .30-06, with bayonet and leather sling. Stock marked "S.A.A." for San Antonio Arsenal.
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Enfield No.4 MKI .303 caliber bolt action rifle, made by Savage Manufacturing Company in 1943 and stamped "U.S. Government Property". 25&q...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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25" barrel, with bayonet & canvas sling.
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1903 Stock is marked Headquarters 1st Battalion/ 4th Marine Regiment. The 4th Marines were known as the "Old Chin...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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