October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/22/2019
Korean war vintage Russian 82mm mortar on U.S. ARMAMENT CORP registered receiver cup with 1952 year markings and factory 66 markings on the receiver cup. Tube carries number “61370” and “82544”. Accessories include round baseplate with multiple numbers, Soviet Russian 1945 dated bipod with attractive “hammer and sickle” logo data plate, and Chinese optical sight in box with carrying strap, brush, and screwdrivers. Both the Russian and Chinese 82mm mortars were close copies of the U.S. 81mm Mortar. Perhaps “copy” is not quite fair, as there was very little difference between the basic 81mm mortar designs of several countries. All were based on the earlier French Brandt Model 27/31 mortar design. What is interesting and clever is that by standardizing their heavy Battalion level mortar in 82mm, the Russians could utilize the captured munitions of other countries which used 81mm mortars, but the other countries with 81 mm mortars could not utilize captured Russian ammunition. Tension spring chain between the bipod legs is an interesting “shock absorption” feature of this mortar. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is near excellent matte repainted olive drab on tube with light pitting under the paint. Receiver cup near excellent repainted finish consistent with tube. Bipod is very good with green paint chipping away with to reveal a gray patina. Baseplate has near excellent olive drab repainted finish which matched tube and cup. Mechanics of bipod are fine. Optical sight is extremely fine to near excellent with clear optics and leveling bubble intact. Bore is extremely fine with some light pitting. 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. JWK 2019-10-170
Baseplate, bipod, sight
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Destructive Device
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Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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