October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/22/2019
This very attractive Vickers gun is listed in the electronic NFA registry with “COLT” in the manufacture’s block, “Vickers 1918” as the model and “11” as the caliber. No OAL listed. Companion shooting supplies carried out the conversion of this Colt Vickers aircraft gun to be able to be shot on a standard tripod like a ground gun by substituting the following standard parts: Armored muzzle booster, .303 barrel, feed-block, lock, top cover, and standard ground backplate and handle. Original water jacket and fusee cover retained as well as fusee spring assembly. No steam tube present inside jacket, so this is an air-cooled only gun. One brass head Vickers tripod without data plate or mounting pins, and section of Russian Maxim belt is included. Also included are two Russian ammo cans with a 200 round metal 7.62 x 54R Maxim belt in each. This gun is currently set-up to shoot .303 British with a “MA” (Australian) lock, but could be readily converted to shoot .30-06, 8 mm Mauser, or even .308 if one had the correct parts. Parts remain available to convert the Vickers to shoot the popular 7.62 Russian cartridge as well. This gun has been professionally assembled and refinished and presents extremely well. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is near excellent as refinished in a smooth gray finish with brass parts a pleasing dull color. Mechanics are fine. This cataloger doubts it has been fired since remanufacture. Backplate handles are just beautiful! Bore is near excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is near excellent. Tripod has repainted legs. Traverse elevation mechanism works fine. Tripod pins are included although not present in photograph. 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 AND WILL TRANSFER AS CURIO & RELIC ELIGIBLE. JWK 2019-10-194
Tripod, Belt Segment No Tripod pins, Two ammo cans/200 round belts
Barrel Length
29 - 1/2"
.303 British
FFL Status
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $11,070.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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