April 27-30, 2021 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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Absolutely beautiful Colt Model 52-A Browning .50 caliber machine gun, complete with original water jacket filler caps and chains, original wood furnishings, and brass bearing. Accessories include original wrench/combination tool, some metal links, and empty cases on links, and metal accessory can. This is an exceptionally attractive Colt water cooled machine gun with cocking handles on both sides of the action. The water cooled .50 caliber guns were used prior to and through the World War II era, and are featured in popular World War II films, becoming extremely popular collector’s items. The Colt guns, such as this one, being the most desirable. Original Colt markings on right sideplate. Internal parts appear to be original and of correct vintage. As an added bit of interest is a vintage section of Shotgun news from 2008 (Volume 62, Issue 35) which includes advertisement from Ohio Ordnance Works and SARCO. Handwritten note is included from noted author William Easterly to contact certain advertisers when seeking tripod for this gun. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine to near excellent original smooth dull finish with some slight thinning in places. Original green paint on water jacket near excellent and very attractive. Charging handles are contemporary replacements and are very serviceable. Wooden handles on spade grips are in extremely fine condition. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is extremely fine with shiny strong rifling. This is an exceedingly impressive display piece and anyone who has watched popular films about the attack on Pearl Harbor will recognize this iconic American machine gun. 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 2021-04-016

This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made.
Delinking machine, accessories
Barrel Length
.50 BMG
FFL Status
Old newspaper listing
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $13,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $52,800.00
Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Friday, April 30, 2021.
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