October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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General Motors Guide Lamp Division manufactured U.S. M3 “Grease Gun”. This very popular machine gun is all original with barrel nut having the appropriate “P” firing proof at the junction of the barrel and nut. Other visible proofs are “SSG” (Saginaw Steering Gear) and the U.S. Ordnance bomb with part number. The bolt also exhibits the appropriate U.S. Ordnance bomb proof. Trigger guard, lower housing, bolt, and bolt guide have the appropriate GM Guide Lamp or contractor markings. The rear of the bolt is dated 7-44 and was made by Guide Lamp sub-contractor “Buffalo Arms”. The left side of the magazine housing bears the Guide Lamp trademark with the U.S. Ordinance bomb, serial number, “RIA” and “EB” inspection stamps. This gun incorporates the updated M3A1 magazine release guard. Three original 32 round magazines are included. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine original smooth gray finish with some light handling marks and loss of finish at high edges to a gray patina. All three mags have near excellent original lustrous blue finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is extremely fine, shiny and bright. Bolt is extremely fine. This is a full-auto only machine gun. The Grease Gun is a highly sought World War II collectible machine gun. It is slow firing, controllable, and accurate. A very fun gun to shoot and Curio and Relic original specimens surface for sale only rarely. 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 2019-10-227.
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Value
Accessories
3 Magazines total
Barrel Length
8 - 1/4"
Caliber/Bore
.45 ACP
FFL Status
NFA
Manufacturer
Guide Lamp
Model
M3 Grease Gun
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Sear Serial Number
Serial Number
322137
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $9,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $24,600.00
Estimate: $17,500 - $25,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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