October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/22/2019
The Swiss Model 1941 anti-tank gun is particularly interesting in that it has a locked breech, short recoil, kinked toggle, striker action fire action which is identical to that of a Luger turned 90 degrees with the addition of a huge cocking lever. Action is marked “WAFFENFABRIK BERN” with Swiss cross on right side of receiver. Visible numbers are matching, muzzle, barrel, receiver, and shoulder rest. This anti-tank gun includes in addition to its original tripod, an original detachable shoulder rest, two original web and leather magazine carrying satchels with eight original magazines, as well as original muzzle cover. Sheet metal toggle action cover not present, but this does not affect functionality. Ian McCollum provided a very comprehensive video presentation on this model when we offered one at auction in Fall 2018 https://www.forgottenweapons.com/swiss-tankbuchse-41-semiauto-antitank-rifle/. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is fine to extremely fine smooth dull blue finish with black enamel paint, and otherwise black anodized parts. Barrel is pretty much devoid of finish except for right near the locking collar. Muzzle retains about 85% of its original finish otherwise a gray patina. Charging handle has loss some of its anodization revealing aluminum colored alloy underneath. Bore is extremely fine shiny and bright. Bolt is extremely fine to near excellent. Tripod has over 90% original green paint coverage with some chips revealing small spots of brown. Overall a very fine specimen of a very well made and desirable WW2 era anti-tank gun. Very few of these guns are in the United States at all, and having fired one this last December, this cataloger can state that the balance of this gun makes firing it a dream! A great find coming from the consignor who registered this piece during the amnesty of 1968, and a must for the advanced Luger collector as the "Largest Luger". 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 A “DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE” AND IS ALSO CURIO AND RELIC ELIGIBLE. JWK 2019-10-199.
tripod, 2 mag bags, muzzle cover
Barrel Length
24mm Swiss
FFL Status
Destructive Device
Waffenfabrik Bern
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Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $9,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $24,000.00
Estimate: $18,000 - $25,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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