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.
All items sold as is where is. See photos for condition, email info@burleyauction.com or call 830-629-9280 (Prior to sale day) if you have specific condition questions.

Winning bidders will receive an invoice on or before the TUESDAY following the auction.
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Vietnamese Marine Corps HQ Division Flag553 - Vietnamese Marine Corps HQ Division Flag
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VNMS, HQ Div., Song Than 1968-1975. 38" x 46"
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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Two U.S. Vietnam Embroidered Jungle Hats554 - Two U.S. Vietnam Embroidered Jungle Hats
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"Vietnam" embroidered on front, top has "Fuck Communism" embroidered over Confederate Flag, with "R.T.-GA" underneath.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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Vietnam War Camouflage Helmet555 - Vietnam War Camouflage Helmet
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Vietnam War Camouflage Helmet
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 57.50
 
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Vietnam War Collection of Jungle Hats556 - Vietnam War Collection of Jungle Hats
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Vietnam War Collection of Jungle Hats
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 82.50) x 1 = 632.50
 
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Vietnam U.S. Army Painted Tanker Helmet557 - Vietnam U.S. Army Painted Tanker Helmet
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Vietnam U.S. Army Painted Tanker Helmet
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 33.75) x 1 = 258.75
 
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Vietnam US Army General Sam Williams' Flags558 - Vietnam US Army General Sam Williams' Flags
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Williams was born on August 25, 1897, in Denton, Texas. He fought from Pancho Villa to Vietnam. Multiple flags, with mother of pearl inlayed desk name
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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Vietnam War Era USMC Flags559 - Vietnam War Era USMC Flags
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(2) measuring 18" x 22", (1) measures 50" x 67".
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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Vietnam Era Deactivated Grenades & Claymore560 - Vietnam Era Deactivated Grenades & Claymore
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(4) hand grenades, (1) M18 A1 Claymore (still contains steel shot), (1) M18 Yellow Smoke
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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Colt AR-15 SP1 .223 Rifle561 - Colt AR-15 SP1 .223 Rifle
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* 20" barrel, with period sling and five magazines.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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Colt AR-15 SP1 .223 Rifle562 - Colt AR-15 SP1 .223 Rifle
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* 16" barrel with flash suppressor, sliding stock and sling.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to elite626 for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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Beretta Model 92FS 9MM563 - Beretta Model 92FS 9MM
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* Beretta Model 92FS 9MM with U.S. marked M-12 Bianchi holster.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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Norinco Type 56S Rifle 7.62x39564 - Norinco Type 56S Rifle 7.62x39
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* Norinco 56-S 7.62×39mm rifle, like new in box with accessories.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to gratefulwon for (1,100.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 1,265.00
 
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Chinese SKS565 - Chinese SKS
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20" barrel, with bayonet & sling.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 41.25) x 1 = 316.25
 
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Vietnam Era M16 Training Rifle "Rubber Duck"566 - Vietnam Era M16 Training Rifle "Rubber Duck"
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with sling.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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Thompson Submachine Blank Gun567 - Thompson Submachine Blank Gun
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Model 1921 Thompson submachine blank gun. Manufactured by Modelgun Corp, Japan.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army Revolver568 - Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army Revolver
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7.5" barrel, standard trigger guard has been replaced with 1851 Colt Navy trigger guard, incorrect grips.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Engraved Allen & Thurber Pepperbox569 - Engraved Allen & Thurber Pepperbox
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with homemade cigar box case.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to Gid1950 for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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Engraved Marston Baby Pepper Box Revolver570 - Engraved Marston Baby Pepper Box Revolver
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2.5" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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Sharps Pepperbox Pistol571 - Sharps Pepperbox Pistol
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2.5" barrel, 4 shot, .22 cal. Marked "C. Sharps Patent 1859", spur trigger, brass frame with silver plating, black grips with scroll ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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Sharps Pepperbox572 - Sharps Pepperbox
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3" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (325.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 373.75
 
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Sharps Pepperbox573 - Sharps Pepperbox
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3.5" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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Remington O/U Derringer574 - Remington O/U Derringer
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Remington O/U Derringer
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to hannah11 for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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Remington Smoot No.1 5-Shot .32 Revolver575 - Remington Smoot No.1 5-Shot .32 Revolver
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Nickel plated, 2.75" barrel. Mechanical issues
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to jscoffern for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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Remington New Model Army .44 Revolver576 - Remington New Model Army .44 Revolver
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4.75" barrel, cut down barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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Engraved Forehand & Wadsworth Revolver577 - Engraved Forehand & Wadsworth Revolver
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Engraved, pearl grips, 2.5" barrel.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to boutet for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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Eagle Arms Brass Frame Revolver578 - Eagle Arms Brass Frame Revolver
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3.5" barrel. Butt stamped "AFC"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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American Standard Tool 7-Shot Revolver579 - American Standard Tool 7-Shot Revolver
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3" barrel.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 86.25
 
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Philadelphia Derringer Single Shot Percussion580 - Philadelphia Derringer Single Shot Percussion
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2.5" barrel, with bullet mold. .41 cal
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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Philadelphia Derringer Single Shot Percussion581 - Philadelphia Derringer Single Shot Percussion
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3.5" Barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to hannah11 for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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Engraved Flintlock Pistol582 - Engraved Flintlock Pistol
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6.5" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to boutet for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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Belgian Liege Flintlock Pistol583 - Belgian Liege Flintlock Pistol
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4.25" barrel, Marked "A-Maie A-Leige", engraved
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 41.25) x 1 = 316.25
 
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Percussion Single Shot Pistol584 - Percussion Single Shot Pistol
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10.5" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to tyler7CG for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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Mass. Arms Co Percussion Belt Revolver585 - Mass. Arms Co Percussion Belt Revolver
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5" barrel, Maynard Patent
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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Mass. Arms Percussion Belt Revolver586 - Mass. Arms Percussion Belt Revolver
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6.5" barrel, engraved
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to internatio.. for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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Eli Whitney Navy Revolver587 - Eli Whitney Navy Revolver
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7.5" octagon barrel. Lock issues.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 41.25) x 1 = 316.25
 
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Starr Army Double Action Revolver588 - Starr Army Double Action Revolver
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6" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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Engraved Pinfire Revolver589 - Engraved Pinfire Revolver
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4.75" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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U.S. Civil War Belts & Buckles590 - U.S. Civil War Belts & Buckles
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U.S. Civil War Belts & Buckles
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 26.25) x 1 = 201.25
 
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Engraved Double Barrel Percussion Shotgun591 - Engraved Double Barrel Percussion Shotgun
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34" barrel, fish-head hammers, checkered grips.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to tyler7CG for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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Full Stock Percussion Musket592 - Full Stock Percussion Musket
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45" barrel, .64 cal, 1/2 octagon barrel, engraved, carved stock
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to davidUXJ for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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Single Shot Percussion Pistol593 - Single Shot Percussion Pistol
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4" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to mtscales51 for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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Single Shot Percussion Pistol594 - Single Shot Percussion Pistol
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3" octagon barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 86.25
 
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Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol .32 cal595 - Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol .32 cal
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* Nickel plated, pearl grips, belonged to a little old lady that kept it in a sock.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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Ruger Mini-14 .223 Rifle596 - Ruger Mini-14 .223 Rifle
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* 18" barrel with flash suppressor. Soft case, 7 magazines total included.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to jkharber for (575.00 + 86.25) x 1 = 661.25
 
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Ruger Mark II .22 Pistol597 - Ruger Mark II .22 Pistol
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* with manual
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 33.75) x 1 = 258.75
 
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Ruger 10/22 .22 Carbine598 - Ruger 10/22 .22 Carbine
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* Ruger 10/22 Carbine .22 long rifle. Like new in box, 18" barrel.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to TTE for (175.00 + 26.25) x 1 = 201.25
 
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Ruger Model 10/ 22 .22 Carbine599 - Ruger Model 10/ 22 .22 Carbine
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* Excellent condition .22 lr , with 18" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 26.25) x 1 = 201.25
 
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General Jim Gavin 82nd Airborne A-2 Jacket600 - General Jim Gavin 82nd Airborne A-2 Jacket
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Attributed to Brigadier General James M. Gavin, "Jumpin' Jim", 82nd Airborne Div., 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment. 1943. Tag: &q...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to POORMANSMI.. for (1,000.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
 
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