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 is a rare Turkish contract Vickers machine gun professionally remanufactured on a VSM Cincinnati side plate. This gun was originally built for the Turkish government in the 1920’s. Turkey was allied with Germany during World War I and had large stocks of 7.92 (8mm) Mauser ammunition on hand as well as a significant number of Maxim guns. Following World War I, Britain was successful at negotiating better relations with Turkey including military aid which included Turkey receiving Vickers guns. The Turks insisted the guns be provided in 7.92mm as they had millions of rounds in this caliber. Additionally, they required their own model tripod with “soup plate” traversing dial, AA extension, antiaircraft spider sights, and a rear “flag” folding rear sight. These guns also sported the early “flat nose” muzzle booster and smooth water jacket. This gun incorporates all of these features and also includes a mounting bracket and 08/15 drum and also a Turkish 8mm aluminum belt. A reproduction water jacket cover is also included. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine military blue finish with some light handling marks and loss of finish at high edges to a gray patina. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is extremely fine, shiny and bright. Lock is extremely fine. Consignor states this gun functions flawlessly. A very rare specimen to find in its original confirmation with original accessories. A great item for either a Vickers collector or a recreational shooting enthusiast. 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. JWK 2019-10-228

Tripod, AA Post, Drum, Drum Bracket, Belt
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8mm Mauser
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Minimum Bid: $6,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $15,990.00
Estimate: $12,500 - $17,500
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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