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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Winning bidders will receive an invoice on or before the TUESDAY following the auction.
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U.S. Harpers Ferry Model 1816 Flintlock Rifle 1818101 - U.S. Harpers Ferry Model 1816 Flintlock Rifle 1818
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36" barrel, cal .54 lock plate dated 1818
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to VF7713 for (850.00 + 127.50) x 1 = 977.50
 
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US Marked Harpers Ferry 1851 Percussion Rifle102 - US Marked Harpers Ferry 1851 Percussion Rifle
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33" barrel, Marked "79" on trigger plate, "60" on brass cover, "59 I.R.G." on stock
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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U.S. Harpers Ferry Model 1855 dated 1859103 - U.S. Harpers Ferry Model 1855 dated 1859
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40" barrel, with plug, letters scratched into stock hard to read
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
 
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U.S. Springfield M1866 Trapdoor Carbine Indian104 - U.S. Springfield M1866 Trapdoor Carbine Indian
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Leather wrapped grip, which appears sinew sewn. 21" barrel. Serial unreadable. Was purchased from the Wounded Knee Reservation in the 1960s
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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U.S. Springfield Model 1870 Trapdoor Carbine105 - U.S. Springfield Model 1870 Trapdoor Carbine
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"24" is stamped on barrel near rear sight, "US" and "17" stamped on butt plate. 22" barrel.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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U.S. Springfield Model 1870 Trapdoor Navy .50-70106 - U.S. Springfield Model 1870 Trapdoor Navy .50-70
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32" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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U.S. Springfield Model 1873 Georgia National Guard107 - U.S. Springfield Model 1873 Georgia National Guard
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32" barrel. Buffington rear sight. Inspector marks "SWP" and dated "1884" and "1893". Marked "RB/2" and...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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U.S. Springfield Model 1873 Carbine108 - U.S. Springfield Model 1873 Carbine
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22" bbl, manf 1880.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (375.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 431.25
 
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U.S. Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor Carbine109 - U.S. Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor Carbine
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22" barrel. Manf 1874
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. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor110 - U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor
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Lock in crisp, good condition. Crisp rifling on 24" barrel, with some pitting in one spot. "69 A" stamped on top of barre stock, stam...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (325.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 373.75
 
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U.S. Mills Cartridge Belt111 - U.S. Mills Cartridge Belt
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Brass slider buckle stamped "US" inside oval, inside stamped "ANSON MILLS , PAT. FEB.1, 81" c.1900
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to FastAsALeo.. for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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NY New York National Guard Mills Cartridge Belt112 - NY New York National Guard Mills Cartridge Belt
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Brass slider buckle stamped "NY" inside oval for New York National Gaurd, inside stamped "ANSON MILLS, PAT FEB 1,1881. T.C. ORNDORFFS...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to FastAsALeo.. for (75.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 86.25
 
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U.S. .30-06 Cartridge Belt113 - U.S. .30-06 Cartridge Belt
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One tan Mills Cartridge Belt with slots for (100) 30.06 cartridges. The ones that are present are dummies. Has stamped "US" slide belt buc...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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Remington Rolling Block Rifle114 - Remington Rolling Block Rifle
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Remington Rolling Block Rifle
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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Remington Rolling Block Carbine115 - Remington Rolling Block Carbine
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"MODE" and "13" marked on left side of receiver, "3" marked on buttstock. 23" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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Winchester Model 1873 .38-40116 - Winchester Model 1873 .38-40
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Winchester Model 1873 .38-40, 20" barrel. Allegedly taken from a member of Pancho Villa's Army fleeing into the U.S. in 1920. Attributed to...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00 + 195.00) x 1 = 1,495.00
 
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British Leicester 1st Volunteers Battalion Tunic117 - British Leicester 1st Volunteers Battalion Tunic
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Pre-1902 tunic of 1st Volunteer Battalion Leicester Regiment. Colour Sergeant.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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British Officer's Uniform118 - British Officer's Uniform
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British Officer's Uniform
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to FastAsALeo.. for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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British The King's Liverpool Regiment Tunic119 - British The King's Liverpool Regiment Tunic
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British The King's Liverpool Regiment Tunic
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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British Royal Irish Fusiliers Officer's Tunic120 - British Royal Irish Fusiliers Officer's Tunic
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British Royal Irish Fusiliers Officer's Tunic
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
 
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British Cameron Highlander Tunic & Belt121 - British Cameron Highlander Tunic & Belt
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British Cameron Highlander Tunic & Belt
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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British Prince of Wales Volunteers Officer's Tunic122 - British Prince of Wales Volunteers Officer's Tunic
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The South Lancashire Regiment, Prince of Wales Volunteers
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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British Cheshire Regiment Officer's Tunic123 - British Cheshire Regiment Officer's Tunic
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British Cheshire Regiment Officer's Tunic
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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British Ceylon Light Infantry Officer's Tunic124 - British Ceylon Light Infantry Officer's Tunic
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English Officer's Scarlet Frock Tunic for a Lt. with the Ceylon Light Infantry, c.1880. Red tunic with dark blue collar, cuffs with silver lace,...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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British Army Coldstream Guards Officer's Tunic125 - British Army Coldstream Guards Officer's Tunic
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Pre-1902
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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WWII British Paratrooper Helmet126 - WWII British Paratrooper Helmet
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WWII British Paratrooper Helmet
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Army Enlisted Field Cap127 - WWII Imperial Japanese Army Enlisted Field Cap
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Japanese stampings on inside liner.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Army Field Cap128 - WWII Imperial Japanese Army Field Cap
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No stampings on inner liner.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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WII Imperial Japanese Navy Khaki Service Cap129 - WII Imperial Japanese Navy Khaki Service Cap
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Japanese stamping on inside of liner
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Navy Officer's Service Cap130 - WWII Imperial Japanese Navy Officer's Service Cap
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Dark blue Navy Officer's service cap. Tan lining has smeared Japanese stamping.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (325.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 373.75
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Navy Field Cap131 - WWII Imperial Japanese Navy Field Cap
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Has burlap lining and neck protection attachments.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to gratefulwon for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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WWII Japanese Army Tan Field Cap w/ Earflaps132 - WWII Japanese Army Tan Field Cap w/ Earflaps
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WWII Japanese Army Tan Field Cap w/ Earflaps
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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WWII Chinese Nationalist Army Tan Field Cap133 - WWII Chinese Nationalist Army Tan Field Cap
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Has dark blue inner lining.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 26.25) x 1 = 201.25
 
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WWII Chinese Nationalist Blood Chit134 - WWII Chinese Nationalist Blood Chit
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11" x 14" framed
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to tyler7CG for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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WWII Australian Blood Chit135 - WWII Australian Blood Chit
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11" x 14" framed
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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Collection of 16 CBI Army Air Corps Patches136 - Collection of 16 CBI Army Air Corps Patches
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Various design and manufacture
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 41.25) x 1 = 316.25
 
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WWII CBI Army Air Corps Leather Blood Chit137 - WWII CBI Army Air Corps Leather Blood Chit
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Came off an A-2 jacket
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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U.S. WW2 Army Air Corps Type B-2 Flight Cap138 - U.S. WW2 Army Air Corps Type B-2 Flight Cap
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Regular Army Air Corps Insignia for Thumper #73 with Aviator sunglasses and earphones for pilot. Has captain's bars on insignia patch.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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WWII U.S. Major General Huebner M-1 Helmet Liner139 - WWII U.S. Major General Huebner M-1 Helmet Liner
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Brigadier General Big Red One Division. Attributed to Huebner. Scarce helmet liner type
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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WWII Browning Hi-Power Mk. 1 9mm Inglis140 - WWII Browning Hi-Power Mk. 1 9mm Inglis
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* 4.5" barrel, Birmingham proof marks, Butt stamped "KFS ATL.GA", with original wood stock holder marked "S.A.LSTD./1944". ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,380.00
 
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WWII Winchester M1 Garand141 - WWII Winchester M1 Garand
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* U.S. Winchester M1 Garand .30-06 rifle. 24" barrel. Stock is marked "OGEK" & "WRA, GHD". With period WESTERN MFG leat...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to Bostrander98 for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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WWII US Springfield M-1 Garand 1942142 - WWII US Springfield M-1 Garand 1942
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* With US marked muzzle cover 24" barrel, strap marked "M.R.CO 1942"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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WWII M-1 Carbine with US Stamped Canvas Case143 - WWII M-1 Carbine with US Stamped Canvas Case
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* .30 Cal, 17" barrel, "KY ARLINGTON, VA." on barrel, Crossed Cannons Arsenal stamp on stock, extended magazine
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to thomas0FN for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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WWII U.S. Inland Paratrooper M-1 Carbine 1943144 - WWII U.S. Inland Paratrooper M-1 Carbine 1943
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* "SINCLAIR" carved into the stock. 18" barrel with folding stock, original canvas holster dated 1943. Has early flip-type L sight wi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (2,950.00 + 442.50) x 1 = 3,392.50
 
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WWII M-1 Carbine Ammo Boxes & 3 NOS Magazines145 - WWII M-1 Carbine Ammo Boxes & 3 NOS Magazines
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still sealed in paper.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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WWII Winchester M-1 Carbine .30146 - WWII Winchester M-1 Carbine .30
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* 18" barrel, "102" on grip bottom
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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WWII Inland M-1 Carbine Canvas Scabbard 1943147 - WWII Inland M-1 Carbine Canvas Scabbard 1943
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* From Inland Division. .30 cal, 17" barrel, with canvas holster marked "U.S." and "LUB. PROD. CO. 1943", with Crossed Cann...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to jkharber for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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WWII Johnson M1941 Automatic Rifle.30-06148 - WWII Johnson M1941 Automatic Rifle.30-06
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* 22" barrel, rotary magazine, bayonet, free floating recoil assembly. Was a USMC weapon favored by paratroopers. With scarce bayonet & bay...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,750.00 + 562.50) x 1 = 4,312.50
 
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US Marked Canadian Ross MK II w/US Marked Bayonet149 - US Marked Canadian Ross MK II w/US Marked Bayonet
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* 28" barrel, .303 cal, Stamped "US" on bottom of stock with proof mark, includes Ross Rifle bayonet with US markings. Serial no. 13531
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to rmhutch for (750.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 862.50
 
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WWII US Marked Remington Shotgun 5th Air Force150 - WWII US Marked Remington Shotgun 5th Air Force
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* Marked "US" on stock, Carved and painted 5th Air Force on stock, Carved "Boppo Dick" in stock. "Boppo" Dick was the ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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