October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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British Hotchkiss 1909 Mark I Portable machine gun with shoulder extension. Brass hand grip. Bbl is non matching SN B20962. Bbl retains broad arrow and British proof marks as does side of receiver and hand grip assembly. Gas port retaining band dated 1918 and retains orig brass chain. Includes orig tripod as well as metal detachable shoulder stock. Top of feed shuttle marked with broad arrow and SN 549. Marked on top "BELT OR STRIP FEED". Trigger moves freely however feed mechanism is jammed. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is fine retaining 70% finish with significant loss of finish turning to patina on bbl. Metal forend has much higher percentage of finish as does receiver itself although bottom or receiver is thinning and turning to patina. Bottom of shoulder extension has some significant dings and dents but none of this detracts from appearance and profile. Mechanics need attention. Bore has strong rifling with dark grooves. Bolt face is excellent. Gas nut is very clean with some slight pitting. A nice example of British WWI era MG particularly with brass chain intact, and shoulder stock pin strap. 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.
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Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $8,400.00
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,500
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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