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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U.S. Army Tunic for Medal of Honor recipient Tech Sgt. Frank Peregory, 29th Infantry Division, 116th Infantry Regiment, Company K. Posthumously awarde
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U.S. Army Tunic, WWII, 3rd Armored Division. He was a WWI veteran with 2 years service combat chevrons on left sleeve. Missing lower front button.
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U.S. Army Tunic and Pants for a Sgt. 1st Class, 1930's, 5th Cavalry Regiment, Mounted Machine Gun Unit
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U.S. Army Tunic for a Sgt., circa 1920's, 1st Cavalry Division, 7th Cavalry Regiment with the Garry Owens collar badges, Mounted Machine Gun col...
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U.S. Army "Ike" Jacket for a 1st Lt., 101st Airborne Division, WWII.
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U.S. Army Enlisted Tunic Artillery, Anti-Aircraft Collar Brass Company B, circa 1940.
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U.S. Army WWI Tunic with Riding Pants, Signal Corps, 90th Division, Texas/Oklahoma Draftees. One wound stripe on left sleeve, and 1 year overseas serv
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Rainbow Division Patch on left shoulder, Machine Gun D Company Collar Brass, one wound stripe and 6 months overseas service stripe.
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U.S. Army tunic & pants for a Staff Sgt., 1930's, 1st Cavalry Division, 5th Cavalry Regiment, B Troop.
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Sergeant, 5th Cavalry Regiment, G Troop.
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WWI U.S. Army 7th Cavalry Tunic
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collar brass for poison gas, one wound stripe.
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U.S. Army tunic & riding pants, WWI 90th Infantry Division, Texas/Oklahoma Draftees, 360th Infantry Supply Company collar brass, one year overse...
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18 months overseas service stripes, and one wounded stripe.
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US Army 5th Cavalry Visor Cap
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(8) flags 18" x 29"
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44" x 95"
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7 British & 1 American
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, 35" barrel, British proof marks
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WWI British Royal Scots Uniform
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WWI British Royal Tank Regiment Tunic
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King's Royal Rifle Corps Brigadier tunic dated 1939. Manufactured Welsh & Jefferies, 15, Duke St, St. James, S.W. With leather belt.
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"Medical Staff" buttons, crown on epaulettes.
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British Royal Engineers Volunteer dress tunic & pants for a Lieutenant, c.1855.
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British Officers Green Tunic
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Flaming bombs on collar tabs, gold epaulettes.
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British Indian Army Service Corps Officers Tunic
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**Only Ribbon bar present, no medals**Major General Cecil Edward Pereira, C.B., C.M.G.. Tunic form London, 1913. Born 24 July 1869. Appointed 2nd Lt.
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British Army Beef Eater Tunic
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British North Staffordshire Regiment Tunic
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Palms on collars
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"2V, Cordon" on shoulders
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Martini-Enfield .303 British Rifle. 21" barrel, fitted for bayonet.
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British Martini dated 1876 .455 caliber. 33" barrel, with original leather sheathed bayonet.
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39" barrel, British proof marks, "RM ENFIELD 1" stamped on stock, bayonet marked "476" and proof.
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36" barrel bayonet displays the Nepalese interpretation of the East India Company Rampart Lion, Lotus carved on stock as Buddhist religious sym...
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25.5" barrel, British proof marks
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6" barrel, British proof marks,
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Blued finish, 6" barrel, .455 caliber. Replacement lanyard ring. Grip has Squadron No "161", "RAF" stamped on left side of ...
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2.5" Barrel,
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"1st 5th Batt. QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGT., JHANSI INDIA 1914 1915"
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WWII British & New Zealand Flags
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29" barrel dated 1929, with canvas sling. Standard Russian infantry rifle for WWII.
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WWII Soviet Helmet
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WWII Soviet Russian Red Army M52 Helmet with liner and chin strap. The number "58" is stenciled in black on the inside of one flap of the ...
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WWII Black Russian Helmet
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4.5" barrel, "gas sealed" cylinder, Russian marked, WWII issue, with holster. Modern import marked.
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New England Westinghouse M-91 Mosin Nagant 7.62 x 54. 32" bbl. Rare contract of 1915. Pre-bolschevic
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29" barrel, 7.62 mm, all numbers matching including scope. Manufactured as a sniper rifle in 1943. Has proper turn down bolt and sniper scope h...
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Mixed numbers gun, 32" bbl.
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