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 Imperial Japanese Arisaka Rifle353 - WWII Imperial Japanese Arisaka Rifle
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* 26" barrel
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Japanese Flag354 - WWII Imperial Japanese Japanese Flag
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25.5" x 34"
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Leather Flight Helmet355 - WWII Imperial Japanese Leather Flight Helmet
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WWII Imperial Japanese Leather Flight Helmet
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to gratefulwon for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Navy Officers White Tunic356 - WWII Imperial Japanese Navy Officers White Tunic
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3 chrysanthemums on shoulder epaulette.
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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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WWII Imperial Japanese Blue Tunic357 - WWII Imperial Japanese Blue Tunic
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Yellow collar tab with 1 Chrysanthemum.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
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WWII Imperial Japanese Pilot Officers Tunic358 - WWII Imperial Japanese Pilot Officers Tunic
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Rising Sun emblems in left pocket, Red collar tabs with 1 silver star. Flight Wing patch on left breast.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Paratrooper Tunic & Pants359 - WWII Imperial Japanese Paratrooper Tunic & Pants
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Red collar tabs (3 stars), parachute patch.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (375.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 431.25
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Officers Tunic360 - WWII Imperial Japanese Officers Tunic
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Red collar tabs with 3 stars, sleeve has 2 stripes & 3 stars
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Officers Tunic361 - WWII Imperial Japanese Officers Tunic
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Red collar tabs with 2 silver stars
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Sgt. Maj. Dress Tunic362 - WWII Imperial Japanese Sgt. Maj. Dress Tunic
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circa 1930
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
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WWII Imperial Japanese Infantry Tunic363 - WWII Imperial Japanese Infantry Tunic
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Crossed infantry rifle & 3 on collars
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
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WWII Imperial Japanese Army Tunic364 - WWII Imperial Japanese Army Tunic
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WWII Imperial Japanese Army Tunic
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Navy Wool Tunic365 - WWII Imperial Japanese Navy Wool Tunic
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WWII Imperial Japanese Navy Wool Tunic
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Navy Landing Force Jacket366 - WWII Imperial Japanese Navy Landing Force Jacket
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Japanese Imperial Navy Landing Force tan jacket. P.O. 3/CL. Line Forces.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Tunic367 - WWII Imperial Japanese Tunic
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WWII Imperial Japanese Tunic
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
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WWII Imperial Japanese Tunic, Pants, & Mitts368 - WWII Imperial Japanese Tunic, Pants, & Mitts
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WWII Imperial Japanese Tunic, Pants, & Mitts
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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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WWII Imperial Japanese Work Shirt369 - WWII Imperial Japanese Work Shirt
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WWII Imperial Japanese Work Shirt
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 28.75
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Helmet370 - WWII Imperial Japanese Helmet
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WWII Imperial Japanese Helmet
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to wooley73 for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Tropical Helmet371 - WWII Imperial Japanese Tropical Helmet
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WWII Imperial Japanese Tropical Helmet
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Hinomaru Flag With Kanji372 - WWII Imperial Japanese Hinomaru Flag With Kanji
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15.5" x 19.5" Covered in Kanji writing
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
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WWII Imperial Japanese Flag373 - WWII Imperial Japanese Flag
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58" x 86".
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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WWII Japanese Rising Sun Silk Flags (2)374 - WWII Japanese Rising Sun Silk Flags (2)
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Both are approx. 23.5" x 36"
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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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WWII Imperial Japanese Flags375 - WWII Imperial Japanese Flags
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(1) 14" x 15.5", (1) 11" x 17.5", (1) 21" x 24"
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
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WWII Imperial Japanese Helmet376 - WWII Imperial Japanese Helmet
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WWII Imperial Japanese Helmet
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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WWII Japanese Special Naval Landing Force Helmet377 - WWII Japanese Special Naval Landing Force Helmet
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Yellow painte anchor on front
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to FastAsALeo.. for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Hinomaru Flag With Kanji378 - WWII Imperial Japanese Hinomaru Flag With Kanji
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WWII Imperial Japanese Hinomaru Flag With Kanji
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Army Officers Tunic379 - WWII Imperial Japanese Army Officers Tunic
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Red 58 on collar tabs, 2 stars on shoulders
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Summer Field Tunic380 - WWII Imperial Japanese Summer Field Tunic
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Japanese Summer Field Tunic c.1941 for a Lieutenant Junior Grade
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Navy Tunic381 - WWII Imperial Japanese Navy Tunic
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Japanese Navy 2nd Depot, Okayama Branch 1945. Size (M)
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WWII Imperial Japanese WWII Rice Bowl & Saki Set382 - WWII Imperial Japanese WWII Rice Bowl & Saki Set
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WWII Imperial Japanese WWII Rice Bowl & Saki Set
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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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2 Philippines Constabulary Uniforms & Fez Hats383 - 2 Philippines Constabulary Uniforms & Fez Hats
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Khaki Tunic for Philippine Constabulary Moro Corporal, c 1911. This was worn for garrison duty and Moro tribesman were allowed to wear fez due to rel
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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M-1 Carbine Philippine Island General Headquarters384 - M-1 Carbine Philippine Island General Headquarters
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* 17" barrel, Marked "PI GHD" for Philippine Islands General Headquarters, "CH" carved in stock, "0541393" carved...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to elvaderman for (1,000.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
 
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Colt 1878 US .45 Revolver Philippine Constabulary385 - Colt 1878 US .45 Revolver Philippine Constabulary
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* 6" barrel, "U.S." marked, stamped "J T T", "RAC", used by Philippine Constabulary. Only 4,600 model 1878 revolv...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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WWII Chinese Nationalist Air Force Tan Field Cap386 - WWII Chinese Nationalist Air Force Tan Field Cap
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Tan liner is stamped with a "10" and Chinese Chops. On the bill are 25 bomb mission tallies, 4 Bactrian Camels, and one crash. On the insi...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 67.50) x 1 = 517.50
 
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WWII Chinese Leather Pilots Jacket387 - WWII Chinese Leather Pilots Jacket
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1940. Tag is missing. Inside has an individuals name in Chinese below "48". Back: painted a 12 pointed Chinese Kunming Tang sun and surmou...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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WWII USAAF Leather A-2 Flying Jacket China388 - WWII USAAF Leather A-2 Flying Jacket China
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ATC Hump Pilot, CBI, Ira Conrad Larkin. 1944. Stamped on lining is a black circle and inside the circle is stamped "AN P198". Written in b...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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WWII U.S. Army Leather A-2 Flying Jacket389 - WWII U.S. Army Leather A-2 Flying Jacket
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1942. Tag: "TYPE A-2, DRAWING NO. 30-1415, A.C. RODER NO. 42-18246, PROPTERTY AIR FORCE U.S. ARMY, SIZE 44" Next to tag is a Black Outline...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to thomas0FN for (450.00 + 67.50) x 1 = 517.50
 
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WWII B-10 Jacket 507th PIR 17th Airborne Division390 - WWII B-10 Jacket 507th PIR 17th Airborne Division
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For a Major, 17th Airborne Division, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment. 1944. Left breast has a circular white patch with a black spider wearing a par
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to Heartlandm.. for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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WWII USAAF B-15 A Green Cloth Flying Jacket391 - WWII USAAF B-15 A Green Cloth Flying Jacket
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With Gray Pile Lining and Brown Mutton Collar. 1945. WInged Star with "Army Air Forces" stenciled on left sleeve. Label inside showing it ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 26.25) x 1 = 201.25
 
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WWII U.S. Mark I Bomb392 - WWII U.S. Mark I Bomb
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inert
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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WWII Mk I Bomb393 - WWII Mk I Bomb
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inert
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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U.S. 2.75 Inch Rocket MK48 Mod 3 Dummy Round394 - U.S. 2.75 Inch Rocket MK48 Mod 3 Dummy Round
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inert
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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Collection of WWII U.S. Aircraft Training Bombs395 - Collection of WWII U.S. Aircraft Training Bombs
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Inert
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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Collection of Deactivated Artillery Shells396 - Collection of Deactivated Artillery Shells
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Inert
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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Collection Of Mortars & Training Bombs397 - Collection Of Mortars & Training Bombs
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(1) US Dummy BDU 28/B Aerial Fragmentation (Cluster) Bomb, (1)Mortar Round. All inert
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 86.25
 
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WW2 M86F Telescope for M18 Antitank Rifle398 - WW2 M86F Telescope for M18 Antitank Rifle
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Near mint WW2 M86F telescope for M18 57mm Recoilless Antitank Gun with original M-76 carrying case. Serial number 24004
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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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Army Airborne & Special Troops Guidon Flags399 - Army Airborne & Special Troops Guidon Flags
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Airborne Special Forces Training Group C Company banner flag 20" x 31", Special Troops banner flag 19" x 29"
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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US 46 Star Flag & US Naval Banner400 - US 46 Star Flag & US Naval Banner
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U.S. 46-Star Flag, c.1898 5ft x 8ft. Naval flag 15 inches x 9.75 ft.
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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WWII US Army Captain Clint Hearn's Cavalry Uniform401 - WWII US Army Captain Clint Hearn's Cavalry Uniform
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U.S. Army Cavalry tunic, pants, field cover, and leather riding boots w/ spurs for Captain Clint Hearn of San Antonio, Texas, 4th Armored Division, 60
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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WWII Lt. Clint Hearn 602nd Tank Destroyer Helmet402 - WWII Lt. Clint Hearn 602nd Tank Destroyer Helmet
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U.S. Model 1938 Painted Tanker's Helmet for the 602nd Tank Destroyer Battalion worn by Lt. Clint Hearn of San Antonio, Texas
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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