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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British Officers Green Tunic453 - British Officers Green Tunic
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British Officers Green Tunic
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British Royal Artillery Officers Tunic & Trousers454 - British Royal Artillery Officers Tunic & Trousers
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post 1902. 2nd Lt. Flaming bombs on collar tabs, gold epaulettes.
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British Indian Army Service Corps Officers Tunic455 - British Indian Army Service Corps Officers Tunic
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British Indian Army Service Corps Officers Tunic
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WWI British Army Major Gen. C.E. Pereira Tunic456 - WWI British Army Major Gen. C.E. Pereira 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 Welsh Guards Tunic457 - British Army Welsh Guards Tunic
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British Army Welsh Guards Tunic
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British North Staffordshire Regiment Tunic458 - British North Staffordshire Regiment Tunic
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British North Staffordshire Regiment Tunic
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British Army Welsh Guards Dress Uniform Tunic459 - British Army Welsh Guards Dress Uniform Tunic
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British Army Welsh Guards Dress Uniform Tunic
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British Army Sergeants Gordon Highlanders Tunic460 - British Army Sergeants Gordon Highlanders Tunic
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Pre-1902 doublet of 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Gordon Highlanders regiment. Fine quality embroidered epaulettes and badges, showing rank of Senior Colou
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Martini-Enfield Carbine .303461 - Martini-Enfield Carbine .303
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* Martini-Enfield .303 British Rifle. 21" barrel, fitted for bayonet.
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British Martini Enfield 1876 Rifle .455462 - British Martini Enfield 1876 Rifle .455
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British Martini dated 1876 .455 caliber. 33" barrel, with original leather sheathed bayonet.
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British Tower 1859 Percussion Rifle w/ Bayonet463 - British Tower 1859 Percussion Rifle w/ 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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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
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Nepal 1837 Brunswick Musket & Sword Bayonet464 - Nepal 1837 Brunswick Musket & Sword Bayonet
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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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British Enfield 1922 Mk V Rifle465 - British Enfield 1922 Mk V Rifle
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* 25.5" barrel, British proof marks
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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British Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. III Flare Pistol466 - British Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. III Flare Pistol
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6" barrel, British proof marks,
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British Webley Mk VI Double-Action Revolver467 - British Webley Mk VI Double-Action Revolver
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* Blued finish, 6" barrel, .455 caliber. Replacement lanyard ring. Grip has Squadron No "161", "RAF" stamped on left side o...
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Webley British Bull Dog Revolver468 - Webley British Bull Dog Revolver
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* 2.5" Barrel
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Queen's Own Royal West Kent Reg't Embroidered Belt469 - Queen's Own Royal West Kent Reg't Embroidered Belt
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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 Flags470 - WWII British & New Zealand Flags
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WWII British & New Zealand Flags
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WWII Russian Mosin Nagant Bolt Action Rifle471 - WWII Russian Mosin Nagant Bolt Action Rifle
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* 29" barrel dated 1929, with canvas sling. Standard Russian infantry rifle for WWII.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
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WWII Soviet Helmet472 - WWII Soviet Helmet
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WWII Soviet Helmet
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WWII Soviet Red Army M52 Helmet & Liner473 - WWII Soviet Red Army M52 Helmet & Liner
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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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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to pretzel for (90.00 + 13.50) x 1 = 103.50
 
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WWII Black Russian Helmet474 - WWII Black Russian Helmet
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WWII Black Russian Helmet
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
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WWII Remington Rand M1911A1 45ACP475 - WWII Remington Rand M1911A1 45ACP
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00 + 195.00) x 1 = 1,495.00
 
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Russian Nagant M1895 7.62 mm Revolver476 - Russian Nagant M1895 7.62 mm Revolver
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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-91Mosin Nagant477 - New England Westinghouse M-91Mosin Nagant
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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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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to Tuzig21 for (425.00 + 63.75) x 1 = 488.75
 
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Mosin-Nagant 1891/30 Sniper Rifle with PU Scope478 - Mosin-Nagant 1891/30 Sniper Rifle with PU Scope
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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...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
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Russian Model 1909 Mosin Nagant479 - Russian Model 1909 Mosin Nagant
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* Mixed numbers gun, 32" bbl.
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WWII 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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WWII Finnish SKY M-27 Mosin Nagant Rifle481 - WWII Finnish SKY M-27 Mosin Nagant Rifle
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* 27" barrel dated 1940. 7.62x54mm
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to Jenness1 for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
 
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RE 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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French Lebel Model 1886 M93 Bolt Action Rifle483 - French Lebel Model 1886 M93 Bolt Action Rifle
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32" barrel, with leather sling.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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WWI Berthier MLe Model 1907-15 Bolt Action Rifle484 - WWI Berthier MLe Model 1907-15 Bolt Action Rifle
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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&q...
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WWI French St. Etienne MLe Model 16 Carbine Rifle485 - WWI French St. Etienne MLe Model 16 Carbine Rifle
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* French St. Etienne Model 16 carbine rifle - 8mm Lebel. 17" barrel, saddle ring, fixed for bayonet.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
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WWII French MAS Model 1936 Rifle German Captured486 - WWII French MAS Model 1936 Rifle German Captured
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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 "j...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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WWII French Automatic Pistol Model 1935A487 - WWII French Automatic Pistol Model 1935A
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* 4.3" barrel, 7.65 cal. WWII era, scratched "D O H" on frame
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to jscoffern for (275.00 + 41.25) x 1 = 316.25
 
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French St. Etienne Model 1874 DA Revolver488 - French St. Etienne Model 1874 DA Revolver
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11mm. 4.5" barrel, with original holster
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Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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WWI French Uniform for Heavy Machine Gun 1st Lt.489 - WWI French Uniform for Heavy Machine Gun 1st Lt.
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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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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
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WWI French Army Lt. Colonel Artillery Tunic490 - WWI French Army Lt. Colonel Artillery Tunic
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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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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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WWI French Officers Black Tunic491 - WWI French Officers Black Tunic
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WWI French Officers Black Tunic
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Sold to floor for (75.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 86.25
 
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WWI French Army Horizon Blue Grenadier Tunic492 - WWI French Army Horizon Blue Grenadier Tunic
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Flaming bomb on collars.
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WWI French Horizon Blue Tunic493 - WWI French Horizon Blue Tunic
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WWI French Horizon Blue Tunic
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Sold to FastAsALeo.. for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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WWI French Blue Wool Tunic494 - WWI French Blue Wool Tunic
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"7" on collar tabs, 2 bars on sleeves
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WWI French Horizon Blue Tunic495 - WWI French Horizon Blue Tunic
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Blue collar tabs with"1" and two stripes.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
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WWII French Navy Tunic496 - WWII French Navy Tunic
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Anchors on collar tab, 1943 Franc note in left breast pocket.
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WWII French Navy Officers Tunic497 - WWII French Navy Officers Tunic
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Naval anchors on collar, GITOM medal on right breast button.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 57.50
 
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WWII French Navy Green Tunic498 - WWII French Navy Green Tunic
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Red shoulder cord, Pin/badge right breast pocket.
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WWII French Army Green Tunic499 - WWII French Army Green Tunic
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WWII French Army Green Tunic
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WWII French Navy Tunic Paratrooper Patch500 - WWII French Navy Tunic Paratrooper Patch
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paratrooper patch on right breast
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WWII French Commandos Marine S.A.S. Tunic501 - WWII French Commandos Marine S.A.S. Tunic
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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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Sold to floor for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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French 3rd Marine Infantry Parachute Reg't Tunic502 - French 3rd Marine Infantry Parachute Reg't Tunic
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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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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 86.25
 
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