November 17 & 18, 2021 Extraordinary Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/17/2021
Genuine Lewis aircraft machine gun as manufactured by Savage Arms Company and so marked on right side of receiver together with “U.S. CAL. .30” marking and patent dates. The top of receiver is marked “LEWIS AIRCRAFT GUN – CAL .30” / MODEL 1918 / ABF INSPECTOR / U.S.A. & N.A.S. NO 45633” with crossed cannons ordnance mark. Action cover is marked “LEWIS MACHINE GUN” with manufacturer’s name and address over “30 US GOVT" marking. Aircraft mounting ring present. A deactivated barrel in the white with plugged chamber, a spare handgrip assembly, three spare extractors, two 30-U.S. rear sight ladders, a spare firing pin, and one 47-round pan magazine in .30-06 is included in this lot. This gun has never had a rear sight fitted to its vacant base indicating with would have been mounted on or above a wing. Electronic NFA registry indicates “LEWIS MACHINE GUN” as the manufacturer. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine original black enameled finish with some loss of finish revealing gray patina. Barrel and muzzle are in-the-white. No sights present. Wood is extremely fine with light handling marks. Grip on right side of spare handgrip has a neatly cut saw blade width slot, perhaps indicating a “victory” in the air. Bore is extremely fine, shiny, and bright. Bolt is extremely fine and clean. Mechanics are crisp, smooth, and positive. This is a fully automatic only machine gun. Very attractive Lewis aircraft 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 2021-11-028
Extra barrel, extra parts
Barrel Length
26 - 1/4"
.30-06 Springfield
FFL Status
Savage Arms Corp.
1918 Lewis Aircraft
Sear Serial Number
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $6,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $16,800.00
Estimate: $12,500 - $17,500
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Thursday, November 18, 2021.
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