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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WWII Nazi German Leather Motorcycle Helmet302 - WWII Nazi German Leather Motorcycle Helmet
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missing Nazi eagle plaque
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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WWII Nazi German Waffen SS Cap303 - WWII Nazi German Waffen SS Cap
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Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to dfors2 for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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WWII Nazi German SS Fez304 - WWII Nazi German SS Fez
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verified authentic
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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Nazi Marked Luger Holster & Dummy Luger305 - Nazi Marked Luger Holster & Dummy Luger
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Dated 1936, with metal Luger form likely used for making holsters. The holster has nazi eagle proofs.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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Nazi German WWII Luftwaffe Tropical Field Cap307 - Nazi German WWII Luftwaffe Tropical Field Cap
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bill exhibits wear
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (325.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 373.75
 
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WWII Nazi German M1940 Helmet Single Decal309 - WWII Nazi German M1940 Helmet Single Decal
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verified authentic. M-40 reissue EF64 Mint exceptional single decal
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (850.00 + 127.50) x 1 = 977.50
 
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WWII Nazi German Officers Visor Cap310 - WWII Nazi German Officers Visor Cap
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WWII Nazi German Officers Visor Cap
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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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Early Loewe Borchardt Pistol311 - Early Loewe Borchardt Pistol
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* Early Loewe Borchardt pistol with original numbered stock & holster. 7.5" barrel stamped with crown over "B","U", &am...
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 29,000.00
Sold to floor for (16,000.00 + 2,400.00) x 1 = 18,400.00
 
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British Vickers Made 1906 Dutch Contract Luger 9MM312 - British Vickers Made 1906 Dutch Contract Luger 9MM
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* Vickers 1906 Dutch Luger 9mm caliber pistol. Manufactured 1915-1917 by Vickers in England for contract sale to the Netherlands. The brass plate with
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,750.00 + 262.50) x 1 = 2,012.50
 
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WWII Nazi German G.41duv Code Semi-Auto Rifle313 - WWII Nazi German G.41duv Code Semi-Auto Rifle
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* G.41 duv code 8mm Mauser caliber rifle. Produced for the German military in 1943. Serial numbers are all matching except for the muzzle cone. Bore h
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,500.00
Sold to floor for (5,000.00 + 750.00) x 1 = 5,750.00
 
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WWII Nazi German Luftwaffe NCO Short Tunic314 - WWII Nazi German Luftwaffe NCO Short Tunic
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4 gulls on collar, yellow piping. Wing & propeller patch on sleeve, Possible reproduction Luftwaffe badge added later. Oberfeldwebel rank (Fligh...
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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German DWM P.08 Artillery Luger315 - German DWM P.08 Artillery Luger
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,200.00 + 330.00) x 1 = 2,530.00
 
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WWII Nazi German Wermacht Tunic316 - WWII Nazi German Wermacht Tunic
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Green wool red piping,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to melmel for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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WWII Nazi German Officers White Tunic317 - WWII Nazi German Officers White Tunic
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WWII Nazi German Officers White Tunic
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 67.50) x 1 = 517.50
 
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WWII Nazi German Wermacht Tunic318 - WWII Nazi German Wermacht Tunic
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Green wool with yellow piping, crossed swords badge
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to melmel for (850.00 + 127.50) x 1 = 977.50
 
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WWII Nazi German Medical Corps Field Tunic Major319 - WWII Nazi German Medical Corps Field Tunic Major
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Medical Corps field tunic for a Major, probably surgeon, c.1941. Body is tannish-green in color and of tropical weight (probably for use in N. Africa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to Xoconusco for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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DWM 1900 American Eagle Test Luger320 - DWM 1900 American Eagle Test Luger
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* DWM 1900 Luger .30 Luger caliber pistol. Model 1900 American Eagle test Luger. Serial number 6773. Magazine is marked Germany. Approximately 90% fin
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00 + 450.00) x 1 = 3,450.00
 
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DWM 1906 Commercial .30 Luger321 - DWM 1906 Commercial .30 Luger
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* DWM 1906 Commercial .30 Luger caliber pistol. Very fine condition with 97% of the original finish. Straw is excellent as well. Gun is all matching.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00 + 375.00) x 1 = 2,875.00
 
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WWII Nazi German Luftwaffe Penant Flag322 - WWII Nazi German Luftwaffe Penant Flag
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8.75" x14.75"
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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WWII Nazi German Mauser K98 8MM Bolt Action Rifle323 - WWII Nazi German Mauser K98 8MM Bolt Action Rifle
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* Nazi proof marks
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,250.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 1,437.50
 
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WWII Nazi German Green Wermacht Tunic324 - WWII Nazi German Green Wermacht Tunic
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Metal "10 " button on epaulette,with "33"
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to jjdevi1 for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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Broom Handle Mauser C96 Pistol 7.63325 - Broom Handle Mauser C96 Pistol 7.63
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00 + 195.00) x 1 = 1,495.00
 
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Panzer 5th Regiment Tunic for Lieutenant c.1940326 - Panzer 5th Regiment Tunic for Lieutenant c.1940
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Herring-bone twill, reed-green body and collar. Has silver gray bullion epaulettes with a metal "5" for the 5th Panzer Regiment. Epaulette...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to melmel for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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WWII Nazi German Navy Green Flak Artillery Tunic327 - WWII Nazi German Navy Green Flak Artillery Tunic
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Paris made, Coastal Artillery Anchor buttons, reproduction flak artillery badge left breast.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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WWII Kriegsmarine Light Gray Work Jacket & Pants328 - WWII Kriegsmarine Light Gray Work Jacket & Pants
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circa 1942 Nazi German Herring-bone twill, light gray body and collar on jacket. Has matching pants, no insignia present. Five Kriegsmarine, gray butt
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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WWII Nazi German Long Green Wool Overcoat329 - WWII Nazi German Long Green Wool Overcoat
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Wound badge left breast
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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WWII Nazi German Long Wool Overcoat330 - WWII Nazi German Long Wool Overcoat
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Imperial buttons on epaulets number 56 on them
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 67.50) x 1 = 517.50
 
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WWII Nazi German N.S.K.K. Helmet331 - WWII Nazi German N.S.K.K. Helmet
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Nazi German stamps inside
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (425.00 + 63.75) x 1 = 488.75
 
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WWII Nazi German Brown Shirt & Trousers NOS332 - WWII Nazi German Brown Shirt & Trousers NOS
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New old stock
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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WWII Nazi German Flag333 - WWII Nazi German Flag
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29" x 34"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (325.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 373.75
 
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WWII Nazi German Walther P38 9MM Pistol334 - WWII Nazi German Walther P38 9MM Pistol
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* AC43 code P38. Arsenal refurbished
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (650.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 747.50
 
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WWII Nazi German Visor Cap335 - WWII Nazi German Visor Cap
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WWII Nazi German Visor Cap
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 33.75) x 1 = 258.75
 
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WWII Nazi German Mauser K98 8MM Bolt Action Rifle336 - WWII Nazi German Mauser K98 8MM Bolt Action Rifle
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* Nazi proofed.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 67.50) x 1 = 517.50
 
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WWII Nazi German Visor Cap337 - WWII Nazi German Visor Cap
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Inside marked Marquardt & Ebert Ludwigsburg Strindrukfret
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (425.00 + 63.75) x 1 = 488.75
 
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Winchester M-1 Carbine .30338 - Winchester M-1 Carbine .30
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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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Springfield M1-D Garand .30-06 Sniper Rifle339 - Springfield M1-D Garand .30-06 Sniper Rifle
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* M84 rifle scope M1-D
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,500.00
Sold to mauler for (2,750.00 + 412.50) x 1 = 3,162.50
 
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Inland M-1 Carbine .30340 - Inland M-1 Carbine .30
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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Inland M-1Carbine .30341 - Inland M-1Carbine .30
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,250.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 1,437.50
 
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WWII Japanese Nagoya Type 2 Paratrooper Rifle342 - WWII Japanese Nagoya Type 2 Paratrooper Rifle
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* Scarce paratrooper rifle. 7.7mm Serial numbers are matching. Assembly numbers are matching as well. Refinished at some point. Bore is excellent. Mum
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,200.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,725.00
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Kokura 44 6.5 Rifle343 - WWII Imperial Japanese Kokura 44 6.5 Rifle
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With bayonet
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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WWII Nazi German Field Cap344 - WWII Nazi German Field Cap
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verified authentic
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 41.25) x 1 = 316.25
 
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Italian Glisenti 1910 9MM Pistol345 - Italian Glisenti 1910 9MM Pistol
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* Bore is excellent, gun has approximately 93-95% blue.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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WWII Nazi German Political Officers Visor Cap346 - WWII Nazi German Political Officers Visor Cap
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inside of cap is marked: Stirndrukfrei Duetches Reichspatent Replaced sweatband. verified authentic
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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WWII Nazi German M1934 Luftschutz Helmet347 - WWII Nazi German M1934 Luftschutz Helmet
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With water interior label. Luftschutz was the air protection warning service was a civilian service to warn the public of impending air raids.
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 Nazi German Luftschutz Helmet348 - WWII Nazi German Luftschutz Helmet
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Has Front "Luftschutz" decal and Nazi Swastika and Eagle decal on left side, Partial stamp on inside "..e-Stahl..." Luftschutz w...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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WWII Nazi German Huge Swastika Banner349 - WWII Nazi German Huge Swastika Banner
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9 ft x 15.5 ft
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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WWII Nazi German Large Swastika Banner349A - WWII Nazi German Large Swastika Banner
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6ft x 9ft 4 in
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Type 94 Nambu 8 mm Pistol350 - WWII Imperial Japanese Type 94 Nambu 8 mm Pistol
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* 4" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 82.50) x 1 = 632.50
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Arisaka Rifle351 - WWII Imperial Japanese Arisaka Rifle
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* 26" barrel, 7.7 mm, has wire mono-pod and anti-aircraft sights.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to gratefulwon for (450.00 + 67.50) x 1 = 517.50
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Arisaka Carbine Rifle352 - WWII Imperial Japanese Arisaka Carbine Rifle
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* Arisaka carbine with 19" barrel, bayonet & leather sling.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (325.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 373.75
 
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