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 100s of 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, 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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Winchester M-1 Garand1 - Winchester M-1 Garand
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* U.S. Winchester M1 Garand .30-06 rifle. 24" barrel Serial no. 1233151
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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Colt Model 1911 U.S. Army Savage Arms Contract2 - Colt Model 1911 U.S. Army Savage Arms Contract
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* Savage contract 1911 .45 caliber, marked with S stamped inside bomb burst for Savage Firearms Co. Serial No. 324784, 1918 production year.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to thomas0FN for (1,300.00 + 195.00) x 1 = 1,495.00
 
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Deactivated World War I Hand Grenade Collection3 - Deactivated World War I Hand Grenade Collection
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all inert
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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Colt Police Positive .38 Special4 - Colt Police Positive .38 Special
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* 4" barrel, checkered rubber grips. Serial No. 85442 manufactured in 1911.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to hannah11 for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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San 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. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to hannah11 for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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Colt 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"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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U.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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to jscoffern for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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Smith & 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.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to jscoffern for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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Kansas 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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Colt Model 1863 U.S. Marked Rifled Musket10 - Colt Model 1863 U.S. Marked Rifled Musket
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40" barrel, .58 caliber rifled musket, with bayonet.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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U.S. Springfield Model 1863 Musket Dated 186411 - U.S. Springfield Model 1863 Musket Dated 1864
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40" barrel 58 caliber,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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U.S. Marked P.S. Justice Rifled Musket12 - U.S. Marked P.S. Justice Rifled Musket
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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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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U.S. Harper's Ferry Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle13 - U.S. Harper's Ferry Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle
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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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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Confederate 1863 Richmond Civil War Musket14 - Confederate 1863 Richmond Civil War Musket
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Reenactors gun. 40" barrel, with sling.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 33.75) x 1 = 258.75
 
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Kerr Revolver 31st Mississippi Regiment15 - Kerr Revolver 31st Mississippi Regiment
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5.5" barrel, Marked "JAO 31 Miss Reg" on grip (31st Mississippi Regiment), British import. Very Rare
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,000.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 2,300.00
 
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P.J.Fagard Percussion Revolver16 - P.J.Fagard Percussion Revolver
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Civil War era English import, very popular with Confederates SN 2177 on barrel, 134 on frame, 6.5" octagon barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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Colt Model 1851 London Navy Cased17 - Colt Model 1851 London Navy Cased
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Manufactured 1851, 7.5" barrel .36 caliber, ivory grips. Case is not original. Sharp markings and cylinder engraving,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to floor for (2,100.00 + 315.00) x 1 = 2,415.00
 
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Colt 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,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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U.S. Waters Model 1836 Flintlock Pistol19 - U.S. Waters Model 1836 Flintlock Pistol
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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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,725.00
 
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H. 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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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U.S. Navy N.P. Ames Model 1842 No 2 Boxlock Pistol21 - U.S. Navy N.P. Ames Model 1842 No 2 Boxlock Pistol
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6" barrel, marked "N.P. AMES SPRINGFIELD MASS", "USN 1845", "RP" for inspector Richard Paine, "P" for p...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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Adams 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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Engraved 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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
 
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Engraved Adam's Patent .44 Percussion Revolver24 - Engraved Adam's Patent .44 Percussion Revolver
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6.5" octagon barrel.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Remington Model 1858 Army Revolver25 - Remington Model 1858 Army Revolver
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8" octagon barrel, .44 cal. Lock issues
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Remington Army Model 1858 Army Revolver26 - Remington Army Model 1858 Army Revolver
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8" barrel, .44 cal percussion converted to fire cartridges
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Confederate 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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,750.00 + 262.50) x 1 = 2,012.50
 
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US 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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to mauler for (1,200.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,380.00
 
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Buckhorn 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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,750.00 + 412.50) x 1 = 3,162.50
 
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General 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". T...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
 
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Maj. 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". Thie...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
 
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General 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.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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1968 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"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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Gen. 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 Gen...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to wooley73 for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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Presentation 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 stoc...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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82nd 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"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 82.50) x 1 = 632.50
 
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Lt. 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 i...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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U.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 notc...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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U.S. 1 / 9th Cavalry Marked S&W .38 Special39 - U.S. 1 / 9th Cavalry Marked S&W .38 Special
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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 engr...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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Colt New Service .45 Revolver40 - Colt New Service .45 Revolver
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* 5.5" barrel. Right framed is stamped with a "C" surrounding an upwards arrow.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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U.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. S
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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USMC 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 Mob...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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Winchester Model 1200 USAF Experimental Shotgun43 - Winchester Model 1200 USAF Experimental Shotgun
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* 12 gauge, 18" barrel, Marked "PROPERTY U.S.A.F.", "10-67 U.S.A.F. E.E.T."
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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Captured 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 ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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German 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.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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U.S. Navy Winchester Lee Model 1895 Straight Pull46 - U.S. Navy Winchester Lee Model 1895 Straight Pull
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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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,000.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 2,300.00
 
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U.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.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
 
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Savage Enfield No.4 Mk I US Marked with Bayonet48 - Savage Enfield No.4 Mk I US Marked with Bayonet
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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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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Model 1906 Lee Enfield BSA MK149 - Model 1906 Lee Enfield BSA MK1
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* 25" barrel, with bayonet & canvas sling.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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U.S. Springfield Model 1903 U.S.M.C. Marked50 - U.S. Springfield Model 1903 U.S.M.C. Marked
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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 Ch...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (650.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 747.50
 
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