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 NotificationWWII Russian Mosin Nagant Rifle 1944480 - WWII Russian Mosin Nagant Rifle 1944
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20" barrel. With bayonet and sling. 1944 WWII production.
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27" barrel dated 1940. 7.62x54mm
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationRE Model 1917 Bolt Action .303 Rifle482 - RE Model 1917 Bolt Action .303 Rifle
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26" barrel. Stock dated 1917, with leather sling. The only manufacturer mark is RE.
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32" barrel, with leather sling.
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Berthier Model 1907/15 8mm Leble bolt action rifle. Bolt & stock both marked "39030", barrel is stamped 23966. Barrel length is 31&quo...
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French St. Etienne Model 16 carbine rifle - 8mm Lebel. 17" barrel, saddle ring, fixed for bayonet.
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French MAS Model 36 bolt action rifle chambered for the 7.5×54mm French cartridge. Numbers matching, 23" barrel, stock is marked "jan...
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4.3" barrel, 7.65 cal. WWII era, scratched "D O H" on frame
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11mm. 4.5" barrel, with original holster
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WWI tunic, trousers, & cover for 1st Lieut. Carrieu, Heavy Machine Gun Section, 59th Line Inf. Reg't,. Argonne Sector, June 1916, 2 yrs serv...
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French Tunic for Lt. Colonel of Colonial Artillery. Legion of Honor (Fr), Croix de Guerre 1914-18 (Fr), Croix de Guerre 1939-45(Fr), Bronze Star (U.S.
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WWI French Officers Black Tunic
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Flaming bomb on collars.
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WWI French Horizon Blue Tunic
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"7" on collar tabs, 2 bars on sleeves
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Blue collar tabs with"1" and two stripes.
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Anchors on collar tab, 1943 Franc note in left breast pocket.
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Naval anchors on collar, GITOM medal on right breast button.
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Red shoulder cord, Pin/badge right breast pocket.
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WWII French Army Green Tunic
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paratrooper patch on right breast
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"Commando Jaubert" badge on right breast under "Parachutist" badge. 2nd Commando Special Air Service (S.A.S.) patch
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"Etre Et Durer" motto of the 3rd Marine Infrantry Parachute Regiment badge on right breast pocket button.
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WWII 6 French Helmets
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Canvas cover with cross on front
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing Notification1880 French Hussars Tunic505 - 1880 French Hussars Tunic
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"Aristod Boyer Marseille" stamped inside
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British 19th Hussar Reg't Blue Tunic
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British Uniform Tunic
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British Uniform Tunic
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British Unifrorm Tunic
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British Uniform Tunic
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British Uniform Tunic
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Anchors on collar tabs, embroidered piping on sleeves
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Pre-WWI Italian Officer's Blue Dress Uniform
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationUS Model 1912 Holster For Colt 1911 Pistol514 - US Model 1912 Holster For Colt 1911 Pistol
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"US" stamped on outside flap inside incised double oval, below stamped "56". Back is stamped "HEIDRICH" and another un...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationU.S. Army Eagle Snap Pouch Mills Web Belt 1918515 - U.S. Army Eagle Snap Pouch Mills Web Belt 1918
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Has built in metal hangar. Stamped outside "41" and "MILLS" 1918" on inside. Snaps have U.S. Army eagle on them
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Snaps have U.S. Army eagle on them
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationUS WWI Web Belt 9 Army Eagle Snap Pouches517 - US WWI Web Belt 9 Army Eagle Snap Pouches
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Snaps have U.S. Army eagles on them
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationUS WWI Mills Web Medic Belt with Accessories 1918518 - US WWI Mills Web Medic Belt with Accessories 1918
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Snap covers stamped "APR. 1918" and "MILLS" in bullet outline. 2 large snap pouches, 1 has metal container with 5 black containe...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationUS WWI Army Web Belt with Slide Buckle 1918519 - US WWI Army Web Belt with Slide Buckle 1918
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Inside stenciled "C-S" and "SEPT. RUSSELL(inside an oval) 1918". Belt has 3 large snap pouches, 2 marked "MAY 1918" an...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWI US Army Mills Web Belt 1918520 - WWI US Army Mills Web Belt 1918
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12 small snap pouches, 1 large pouch with 3 snap compartments. Stamped "NOV. 1918" and "MILLS" inside a bullet outline inside sn...
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"Valeur Et Discipline" 1870 Medal, 1914-1918 Cross with 1 star, Grand Guerra 1914-1918 MEdal.
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Red "103" collar tabs, red shoulder cord.
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3 stripes on sleeves, USMS anchor buttons.
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with German Cross and WWI Marine Aviation Rondel painted on front. "FRANCE 1918", "BOB SIXS FAYETTE OHIO". 21" x 8"
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1945. No I.D. Tag, no markings or patches. Condition issues
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U.S. Army Burlap visor cap, c.1930's Philippines or pre-WWII. All of the inside support has been removed in order for the officer to wear his he...
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(1) U.S.N. marked, (1) Australia marked, (2) unmarked.
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWII Collection of 7 U.S. Flight Caps528 - WWII Collection of 7 U.S. Flight Caps
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(5) U.S. Army Air Forces Type A-9 Flight helmets, (1) USAAF Type B-2 wool-lined leather cap size 6 7/8, (1) marked "Property of Flight Test Dep...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWII Royal Air Force Flying Helmet & Gauntlets529 - WWII Royal Air Force Flying Helmet & Gauntlets
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Leather flight helmet manufactured by Frank Bryan, London dated 1939, size 6 1/2-6 3/4. Horsehide white leather Trooper gloves marked RAF.
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