November 15 & 16, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/16/2022
Designed as a simplified variation of the 38A to expedite wartime production, Beretta's Model 38/42 submachine proved popular among both Allied and Axis troops during World War II. This example is stamped "CAL9" and "CS/ 8285" on the top of the receiver, with "F" and "S" on the left at the selector switch. Left side of barrel flat is stamped "F" followed by an inverted "J". Features include a blue finish, 9" smooth barrel with integral compensator, distinctive double trigger assembly, 1-piece solid walnut stock, as well as a period leather sling. Stock has been lightly sanded and refinished at one point in time, exhibiting a glossy varnish overall. Proofmark "4 / UT / 44" on left side of buttstock is soft, but still legible. CONDITION: Metal components retain bountiful amounts of their original arsenal blue finish, exhibiting some small scattered spots of light wear and thinning that show through to pleasing gray patina overall. Mirror bore, exhibiting strong rifling throughout. Bolt face is excellent. Stock is excellent as refinished, exhibiting some scattered nicks and marks from handling and storage overall. A very attractive example of an very reliable and extremely underrated Italian World War II submachine 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. MLW

CORRECTION: A magazine is not included with this lot but, as they are readily available, a magazine may be procured by Morphy Auctions for the buyer of this lot upon request.
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9mm Para
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $20,400.00
Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
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