June 25-28, 2018 Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 6/25/2018
Very attractive DWM manufactured Argentine Brass Maxim machine gun on original tripod. Tripod is serial number 170. Currently it has an 8mm German Maxim barrel (serial No. 9673 with Nazi proof) and an Imperial German proofed lock (serial No. 4094). Additional accessories include one original copper washed 7.65 mm barrel (serial No. A 189), and a Zeiss 2x by 12 optic (serial No. 1348). This brass gun, like nearly all registered in the United States has the 1909 modification to the sight for the later 7.65 ammunition. Jacket, top cover, feed block, fusee cover, and back plate all match the gun serial number. The Argentine brass Maxim machine gun is a magnificent display piece due to the copious amounts of brass which conveys the feel of old world craftsmanship and quality to any observer. The wooden roller feedblock and brass jacket and handles make them immediately recognizable. Water fill and drain caps are present and serviceable. Steam port cork not present. The tripod with this specimen has had the bicycle seat recovered in an attractive brown leather. Mechanics are crisp. Overall appearance and finish is fine to very fine with about 70% original blued finish turning to a brown patina on the sideplates with some thinning to a grey patina. Brass parts exhibit a pleasing patina with very clear and especially attractive markings on the fusee cover. Original wooden roller in feedblock in very good serviceable condition. 8mm barrel bore extremely fine, shiny and bright. 7.65 mm barrel surprisingly serviceable with fine clean shiny rifling. Optic is clear with leather eyepiece turning dark and starting to fade, yet remains supple. Steel parts of tripod exhibit about 95% coverage of olive green paint with intact and serviceable leather retention strap and recovered brown leather seat. Brass Maxim machine guns surface for sale very rarely and this one, with its especially nice tripod (hope somebody out there has the gun with matching serial number to the tripod), is sure to make a welcome addition to any advanced machine gun collector's collection. 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 & RELIC ELIGIBLE.
Barrel Length
28 - 1/4"
8 mm Mauser & 7.65mm
FFL Status
1898 Maxim
Sear Serial Number
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $15,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $36,000.00
Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
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