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 Notification16th Century German Steel Flanged Mace201 - 16th Century German Steel Flanged Mace
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circa 1580 singing mace. Very highly tempered steel. No maker's marks visible. Was used by Italian noble family for battle as well as for dress....
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationBritish Royal Scots Greys Fusilier Uniform202 - British Royal Scots Greys Fusilier Uniform
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British Royal Scots Greys Fusilier Uniform
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationBritish Scots Guards 3rd Regiment Uniform203 - British Scots Guards 3rd Regiment Uniform
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1870s-WWI
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Scottish Argyll and Sutherland Highlander Volunteer Battalion Dress Tunic for a Captain. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was a British Army infa
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Uniform circa 1885. reproduction helmet
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationBritish King's Own Scottish Borderers Uniform206 - British King's Own Scottish Borderers Uniform
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authentic 1880s uniform. reproduction helmet
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WWI British Black Watch Uniform
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Canadian Royal Highlander Uniform
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Canadian Scottish Princess Mary's Uniform
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British Royal Fusiliers Officer's Uniform
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Red scarlet broadcloth coat with silver bullion trim and dark blue facings on the collar and Dundee gauntlet cuffs. Silver bullion wire epaulettes dis
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"4 V, W. Kent" on epaulettes,
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16th The Queen's Royal Lancers
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British Artillery Uniform Tunic High Ranking
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1870s British Artillery Full Dress
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39" barrel, back action lock, original caliber was .70 has been bored out to a smooth bore .75. Lockplate stamped with a rampant lion for the B...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWI U.S. Army Uniform Earl P. King 359th Infantry217 - WWI U.S. Army Uniform Earl P. King 359th Infantry
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U.S. Army tunic & trousers for Earl P. King, WWI, 90th Division, 359th Infantry Regiment, L Company, Texas/Oklahoma Draftees National Army. Has ...
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Tunic, ammo belt, & gas mask carrier.
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M1917 helmet marked 1st Defense Battalion, Wake Island, D.Davis.
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCollection of (9) USMC Stetson Type Campaign Hats220 - Collection of (9) USMC Stetson Type Campaign Hats
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Collection of (9) USMC Stetson Type Campaign Hats
Current Bid: 250.00
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationUSMC Model 1917 Helmet & Liner221 - USMC Model 1917 Helmet & Liner
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Model 1917 USMC helmet w/ liner and chin strap. EGA enlisted badge is attached to front of the helmet. This is early WWII probably 1939-40.
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationUSMC Model 1917 2nd Division Helmet222 - USMC Model 1917 2nd Division Helmet
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m.1917 USMC helmet that is missing the liner and the chin strap. "7 E 34" is engraved on the inside back rim of the helmet. It has the USM...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWII USMC M-1 Helmet & Liner223 - WWII USMC M-1 Helmet & Liner
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2nd pattern c.1943-44, possibly S. Pacific use.
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWII Medic M-1 Helmet224 - WWII Medic M-1 Helmet
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repaint
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationU.S. M-1 Helmet "BUCK"225 - U.S. M-1 Helmet "BUCK"
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U.S. M-1 Helmet painted "BUCK" along the front, along with a red cross
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"Nerbert S. Kaufman, 12267842" is written on the sweatband.
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWII U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Lieutenant M-1 Helmet227 - WWII U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Lieutenant M-1 Helmet
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Dual painted 3rd Infantry insignia left/right side, white spade painted on backside.
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWII USAAF M4A2 Flak Helmet228 - WWII USAAF M4A2 Flak Helmet
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WWII USAAF M4A2 Flak Helmet
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationU.S. Army 26th Cavalry F Co. White Mess Dress230 - U.S. Army 26th Cavalry F Co. White Mess Dress
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U.S. Army Enlisted White Mess Dress for a Sgt. 26th Cavalry, F Company, 15 years service stripes on left sleeve. circa 1940.
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWI U.S. Army 10th Cavalry Tunic231 - WWI U.S. Army 10th Cavalry Tunic
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U.S. Army Tunic for a corporal, 1930's, 2nd Cavalry Division, 10th Cavalry Regiment, F Troop. The ribbon bar contains WWI Victory Medal, Mexican...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationErfurt 1890 GEW 88 Bolt Action Rifle232 - Erfurt 1890 GEW 88 Bolt Action Rifle
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29" barrel, 8 mm
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWI Imperial German Camouflage Helmet233 - WWI Imperial German Camouflage Helmet
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Model 1916 complete with liner & strap. Exceptional WWI camouflage. verified authentic
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWI Imperial German Helmet with Bullet Hole234 - WWI Imperial German Helmet with Bullet Hole
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No liner, has head-shot shrapnel/bullet hole through back.
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWI Imperial German Model 1916 Helmet235 - WWI Imperial German Model 1916 Helmet
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Crack on right side, "G62" stamped on inside
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWI Imperial German Pickelhaube Helmet236 - WWI Imperial German Pickelhaube Helmet
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marked 1916 & Umbreit on the inside of helmet.
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGerman Imperial Pickelhaube Helmet237 - German Imperial Pickelhaube Helmet
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German Imperial Pickelhaube Helmet
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPre-WWI Austro-Hungarian General's Tunic238 - Pre-WWI Austro-Hungarian General's Tunic
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Pre-WWI Austro-Hungarian General's Tunic
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWI Imperial German Tunic239 - WWI Imperial German Tunic
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with medals. 1914 Iron Cross badge
Current Bid: 250.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationImperial German 2nd Garde Division Grenadier Tunic240 - Imperial German 2nd Garde Division Grenadier Tunic
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2nd Garde-Grenadier,. Oberst(Colonel), 1914. Berlin Army Corps III. 2nd Garde Division, tunic m. 1910. (Waffenrock) 2nd Garde, Gardekorps Div.
Current Bid: 250.00
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationDMW 1900 American Eagle Luger .30 Caliber241 - DMW 1900 American Eagle Luger .30 Caliber
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4.75" barrel Serial no. 10656
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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 NotificationDanish Bergmann-Bayard 1910/21 Pistol242 - Danish Bergmann-Bayard 1910/21 Pistol
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Very rare Danish Bergmann 9mm largo, only produced a total of 2,204. Correct wooden grips, 1924 production date. Haerens Rustkammer 1910/21
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Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWI German Naval Broomhandle Mauser Pistol243 - WWI German Naval Broomhandle Mauser Pistol
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7.62 mm, 5.5" barrel, adjustable rear sight. Frame marked "DWM". German Naval markings, WWI production, includes wooden combination h...
Current Bid: 500.00
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationNazi German Strumabteilung Mauser M1914 Pistol244 - Nazi German Strumabteilung Mauser M1914 Pistol
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3.5" barrel, "A C SERDLD" scratched in frame, brass Strumabteilung ( Storm Detachment) symbol on grip. Was the Nazi Party's origi...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWII Nazi Marked Mauser K98 Bolt Action Rifle 1942245 - WWII Nazi Marked Mauser K98 Bolt Action Rifle 1942
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24" barrel. Receiver dated 1942
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing Notification1911 Erfurt Imperial German Luger 9mm Pistol246 - 1911 Erfurt Imperial German Luger 9mm Pistol
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4" barrel Imperial German Army marks. Serial no. 6971
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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 NotificationWWI 1917 Imperial German Artillery Luger 9mm247 - WWI 1917 Imperial German Artillery Luger 9mm
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Excellent condition, all numbers matching gun. Dated 1917.
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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 Notification1935 Mauser Luger 9mm Serial Number 8248 - 1935 Mauser Luger 9mm Serial Number 8
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All matching serial number 8 (except magazine). Serial number stamped "8" on frame & throughout, marked "G", "S/42"...
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Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWII Captured Nazi SS Walther P-38 Pistol249 - WWII Captured Nazi SS Walther P-38 Pistol
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Left side stamped "CYQ" for Metallwarenfabrik Spreewerk, Berlin-Spandau, triggerstrap "II/3 SSrunes Pz" with wolf's hook for...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWII Nazi German Luftwaffe Camouflage M1935 Helmet250 - WWII Nazi German Luftwaffe Camouflage M1935 Helmet
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German m,1935 double decal helmet 1943 three-color camouflage. paint touched up on shield rest is all original with original liner & strap.
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWII Nazi German Gauleiter Officer Uniform Tunic251 - WWII Nazi German Gauleiter Officer Uniform Tunic
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NSDAP Ort Level, Gauleiter officer's tan tunic, Circa 1941. Tan wool body & collar, brown collar tabs with light blue piping around outside ...
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