November 15 & 16, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/16/2022
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 water hoses with fittings, water circulator pump, “coffin” ammunition box with loading crank, and heavy tubular steel tripod. The water cooled .50 caliber guns were used prior to and through the WWII 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 are original and of correct vintage. Electronic NFA Registry indicates “BROWNING ARMS CO” as the manufacturer. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine to near excellent original smooth dull finish with some thinning in places. Water jacket near excellent without any dings or dents and very attractive. Wooden handles on spade grip are near excellent with the slightest of handling marks. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is extremely fine with shiny strong rifling. This is an exceedingly impressive display piece and an absolutely 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 2022-11-85

This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made.
water hoses, water circulator pump, “coffin” ammo box W/loading crank, tripod
Barrel Length
.50 BMG
FFL Status
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $20,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $50,400.00
Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
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