October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/22/2019
Manufactured by Marlin for the United Defense Supply Corporation, and originally intended to replace the Thompson, the UD-42 was still a machined steel machine gun and labor intensive to produce. As such it was not procured as hoped and instead was often employed as an arm to be dropped behind enemy lines for resistance and Partisan use. Chambered in 9mm it could utilize captured enemy ammunition. The British called it the “Avenger”, as an appropriate nickname for forces “avenging” the occupation of their country. Manufacturer’s markings on the left side of the receiver with “UD m.42” model designation markings. This gun includes one original 25 round magazine. Incoming ATF registration form shows “Unknown” in the manufacturer’s block. This can be updated upon subsequent transfer if desired. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine original finish with some loss of finish to grey patina at the high edges. There is a 3” crack near the toe of the stock starting at the buttplate running parallel to the boreline. Both of these items could be repaired. Otherwise there are light dings and handling marks. Mechanics are fine. Bore is very good with strong shiny rifling turning dark in the grooved. Bolt face is extremely fine. This is a select fire machine gun. A nice specimen of a difficult to find and well-made machine gun. This cataloger has found that the “Avenger” holds on the target well and is a fun, fast-firing machine gun to shoot. THIS IS A NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT ITEM AND REQUIRES BATF APPROVAL PRIOR TO TRANSFER. THIS ITEM IS FULLY TRANSFERABLE ON AN ATF FORM 3 OR 4 AS CURIO AND RELIC ELIGIBLE. JWK 2019-10-117 CORRECTION: The wood forend is no longer loose in its fixture. It has been professionally repaired retaining the original screw and wood. This gun is fully mission capable.
1 Magazine
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United Defense Supply Corp.
UD M42
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Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $20,400.00
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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