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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16th Century German Steel Flanged Mace201 - 16th Century German Steel Flanged Mace
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circa 1580 singing mace. Very highly tempered steel. No maker's marks visible. Was used by Italian noble family for battle as well as for dress....
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to mauler for (5,000.00 + 750.00) x 1 = 5,750.00
 
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British Royal Scots Greys Uniform202 - British Royal Scots Greys Uniform
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pre-WWI corporal
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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British Scots Guards Officer's Uniform203 - British Scots Guards Officer's Uniform
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Officers tunic dating post-1902 (Kings crown (KC) on buttons), rank 2nd Lt.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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Scottish Argyll Sutherland Highlander Dress Tunic204 - Scottish Argyll Sutherland Highlander Dress Tunic
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Scottish Argyll and Sutherland Highlander Volunteer Battalion Dress Tunic for a Captain. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was a British Army infa
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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British Scottish Seaforth Highlander Uniform205 - British Scottish Seaforth Highlander Uniform
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Uniform circa 1885. reproduction helmet
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 67.50) x 1 = 517.50
 
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British King's Own Scottish Borderers Uniform206 - British King's Own Scottish Borderers Uniform
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authentic 1880s uniform. reproduction helmet
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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WWI British Black Watch Uniform207 - WWI British Black Watch Uniform
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207 Officers doublet of the regiment Black Watch, of post-1902 date, rank 1st Lt. Epaulettes bear embroidered “T” for a Territorial battalion. Include
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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Canadian Royal Highlander Uniform208 - Canadian Royal Highlander Uniform
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Canadian Royal Highlander Uniform
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Canadian Scottish Princess Mary's Uniform209 - Canadian Scottish Princess Mary's Uniform
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Canadian Scottish Princess Mary's Uniform
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 15HD for (425.00 + 63.75) x 1 = 488.75
 
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British Royal Fusiliers Officer's Uniform210 - British Royal Fusiliers Officer's Uniform
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British Royal Fusiliers Officer's Uniform
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Scotland Dress Tunic211 - Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Scotland Dress Tunic
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Red scarlet broadcloth coat with silver bullion trim and dark blue facings on the collar and Dundee gauntlet cuffs. Silver bullion wire epaulettes dis
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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British Army W. Kent 4th Volunteers Tunic212 - British Army W. Kent 4th Volunteers Tunic
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212 Post-1902 tunic of 4th Volunteer Battalion, West Kent regiment. Fine quality embroidered epaulettes and badges, showing rank of Colour Sergeant. F
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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British 16th Queen's Royal Lancer Tunic213 - British 16th Queen's Royal Lancer Tunic
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16th The Queen's Royal Lancers
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to OA1BG for (550.00 + 82.50) x 1 = 632.50
 
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British Artillery Uniform Tunic High Ranking214 - British Artillery Uniform Tunic High Ranking
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British Artillery Uniform Tunic High Ranking
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (425.00 + 63.75) x 1 = 488.75
 
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1870s British Artillery Full Dress215 - 1870s British Artillery Full Dress
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1870s British Artillery Full Dress
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to OA1BG for (650.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 747.50
 
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Brunswick Smooth Bore Percussion Rifle216 - Brunswick Smooth Bore Percussion Rifle
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39" barrel, back action lock, original caliber was .70 has been bored out to a smooth bore .75. Lockplate stamped with a rampant lion for the B...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
 
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WWI U.S. Army Uniform Earl P. King 359th Infantry217 - WWI U.S. Army Uniform Earl P. King 359th Infantry
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U.S. Army tunic & trousers for Earl P. King, WWI, 90th Division, 359th Infantry Regiment, L Company, Texas/Oklahoma Draftees National Army. Has ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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U.S. Army WW I Uniform H.W. Miller 29th Infantry218 - U.S. Army WW I Uniform H.W. Miller 29th Infantry
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Tunic, ammo belt, & gas mask carrier.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 26.25) x 1 = 201.25
 
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USMC M1917 Helmet Wake Island Defense Battalion219 - USMC M1917 Helmet Wake Island Defense Battalion
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M1917 helmet marked 1st Defense Battalion, Wake Island, D.Davis.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 41.25) x 1 = 316.25
 
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Collection of (9) USMC Stetson Type Campaign Hats220 - Collection of (9) USMC Stetson Type Campaign Hats
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Collection of (9) USMC Stetson Type Campaign Hats
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,725.00
 
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USMC Model 1917 Helmet & Liner221 - USMC Model 1917 Helmet & Liner
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Model 1917 USMC helmet w/ liner and chin strap. EGA enlisted badge is attached to front of the helmet. This is early WWII probably 1939-40.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to Tolzer for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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USMC Model 1917 2nd Division Helmet222 - USMC Model 1917 2nd Division Helmet
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m.1917 USMC helmet that is missing the liner and the chin strap. "7 E 34" is engraved on the inside back rim of the helmet. It has the USM...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 82.50) x 1 = 632.50
 
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WWII USMC M-1 Helmet & Liner223 - WWII USMC M-1 Helmet & Liner
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2nd pattern c.1943-44, possibly S. Pacific use.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to mataprsk for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
 
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WWII Medic M-1 Helmet224 - WWII Medic M-1 Helmet
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repaint
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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U.S. M-1 Helmet "BUCK"225 - U.S. M-1 Helmet "BUCK"
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U.S. M-1 Helmet painted "BUCK" along the front, along with a red cross
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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WWII U.S. M-2 Paratrooper Helmet226 - WWII U.S. M-2 Paratrooper Helmet
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"Nerbert S. Kaufman, 12267842" is written on the sweatband.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to Heartlandm.. for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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WWII U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Lieutenant M-1 Helmet227 - WWII U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Lieutenant M-1 Helmet
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Dual painted 3rd Infantry insignia left/right side, white spade painted on backside.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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WWII USAAF M4A2 Flak Helmet228 - WWII USAAF M4A2 Flak Helmet
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WWII USAAF M4A2 Flak Helmet
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to FastAsALeo.. for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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WWII U.S. Army Air Force Major General's Flag229 - WWII U.S. Army Air Force Major General's Flag
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WWII era.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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U.S. Army 26th Cavalry F Co. White Mess Dress230 - U.S. Army 26th Cavalry F Co. White Mess Dress
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U.S. Army Enlisted White Mess Dress for a Sgt. 26th Cavalry, F Company, 15 years service stripes on left sleeve. circa 1940.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 86.25
 
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WWI U.S. Army 10th Cavalry Tunic231 - WWI U.S. Army 10th Cavalry Tunic
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U.S. Army Tunic for a corporal, 1930's, 2nd Cavalry Division, 10th Cavalry Regiment, F Troop. The ribbon bar contains WWI Victory Medal, Mexican...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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Erfurt 1890 GEW 88 Bolt Action Rifle232 - Erfurt 1890 GEW 88 Bolt Action Rifle
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29" barrel, 8 mm
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 41.25) x 1 = 316.25
 
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WWI Imperial German Camouflage Helmet233 - WWI Imperial German Camouflage Helmet
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Model 1916 complete with liner & strap. Exceptional WWI camouflage. verified authentic
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to pretzel for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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WWI Imperial German Helmet with Bullet Hole234 - WWI Imperial German Helmet with Bullet Hole
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No liner, has head-shot shrapnel/bullet hole through back.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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WWI Imperial German Model 1916 Helmet235 - WWI Imperial German Model 1916 Helmet
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Shrapnel hole on left, with shrapnel piece still stuck in the crack on right side, "G62" stamped on inside
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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WWI Imperial German Pickelhaube Helmet236 - WWI Imperial German Pickelhaube Helmet
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marked 1916 & Umbreit on the inside of helmet.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (375.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 431.25
 
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German Imperial Pickelhaube Helmet237 - German Imperial Pickelhaube Helmet
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German Imperial Pickelhaube Helmet
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 67.50) x 1 = 517.50
 
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Pre-WWI Austro-Hungarian General's Tunic238 - Pre-WWI Austro-Hungarian General's Tunic
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Pre-WWI Austro-Hungarian General's Tunic
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to Xoconusco for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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WWI Imperial German Tunic239 - WWI Imperial German Tunic
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with medals. 1914 Iron Cross badge
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,250.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 1,437.50
 
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Imperial German 2nd Garde Division Grenadier Tunic240 - Imperial German 2nd Garde Division Grenadier Tunic
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2nd Garde-Grenadier,. Oberst(Colonel), 1914. Berlin Army Corps III. 2nd Garde Division, tunic m. 1910. (Waffenrock) 2nd Garde, Gardekorps Div.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,750.00 + 412.50) x 1 = 3,162.50
 
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DMW 1900 American Eagle Luger .30 Caliber241 - DMW 1900 American Eagle Luger .30 Caliber
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* 4.75" barrel Serial no. 10656
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (750.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 862.50
 
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Danish Bergmann-Bayard 1910/21 Pistol242 - Danish Bergmann-Bayard 1910/21 Pistol
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* Very rare Danish Bergmann 9mm largo, only produced a total of 2,204. Correct wooden grips, 1924 production date. Haerens Rustkammer 1910/21
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00 + 375.00) x 1 = 2,875.00
 
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WWI German Naval Broomhandle Mauser Pistol243 - WWI German Naval Broomhandle Mauser Pistol
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* 7.62 mm, 5.5" barrel, adjustable rear sight. Frame marked "DWM". German Naval markings, WWI production, includes wooden combination...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,700.00 + 255.00) x 1 = 1,955.00
 
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Nazi German Strumabteilung Mauser M1914 Pistol244 - Nazi German Strumabteilung Mauser M1914 Pistol
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* 3.5" barrel, "A C SERDLD" scratched in frame, brass Strumabteilung (Storm Detachment) symbol on grip. Was the Nazi Party's orig...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to MrCeige for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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WWII Nazi Marked Mauser K98 Bolt Action Rifle 1942245 - WWII Nazi Marked Mauser K98 Bolt Action Rifle 1942
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* 24" barrel. Receiver dated 1942
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to mauler for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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1911 Erfurt Imperial German Luger 9mm Pistol246 - 1911 Erfurt Imperial German Luger 9mm Pistol
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* 4" barrel Imperial German Army marks. Serial no. 6971
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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WWI 1917 Imperial German Artillery Luger 9mm247 - WWI 1917 Imperial German Artillery Luger 9mm
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* Excellent condition, all numbers matching gun. Dated 1917.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 1,265.00
 
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1935 Mauser Luger 9mm Serial Number 8248 - 1935 Mauser Luger 9mm Serial Number 8
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* All matching serial number 8 (except magazine). Serial number stamped "8" on frame & throughout, marked "G", "S/42&qu...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to mauler for (2,250.00 + 337.50) x 1 = 2,587.50
 
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WWII Captured Nazi SS Walther P-38 Pistol249 - WWII Captured Nazi SS Walther P-38 Pistol
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* Left side stamped "CYQ" for Metallwarenfabrik Spreewerk, Berlin-Spandau, triggerstrap "II/3 SSrunes Pz" with wolf's hook f...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to mauler for (2,200.00 + 330.00) x 1 = 2,530.00
 
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WWII Nazi German Luftwaffe Camouflage M1935 Helmet250 - WWII Nazi German Luftwaffe Camouflage M1935 Helmet
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German m,1935 double decal helmet 1943 three-color camouflage. paint touched up on shield rest is all original with original liner & strap.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,250.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 1,437.50
 
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