October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/23/2019
Very rare and desirable Lysaght Works Owen MK I machine gun. A very effective albeit unusual all Australian designed machine gun manufactured despite resistance and adversity generated by the Australian military. A very informative and detailed article about the development and this model is at https://www.forgottenweapons.com/submachine-guns/owen-smg/ -This specimen is the rarer Mark I version with wooden buttstock with visible matching numbers and # “9” rack number on the stock. Manufacturer’s markings on right side clearly indicate this is a 1943 produced gun. ATF Registration form shows, "Inter American Import Export Company” as the importer. Includes one original green painted 32 round Owen magazine. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very fine original finish turned a pleasing smooth brown patina. Mechanics are fine. Bore is extremely fine to near excellent shiny and bright. Bolt face is very fine. This is a select fire machine gun. A fantastic opportunity for the discerning machine gun collector to acquire an extremely desirable rare machine gun in great original condition. THIS IS A NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT ITEM AND REQUIRES BATF APPROVAL PRIOR TO TRANSFER. THIS ITEM IS TRANSFERABLE ONLY TO ACTIVE FFL/SOT DEALERS ON AN ATF FORM 3 BUT MAY BE RETAINED BY SOLE PROPRIETOR FFL/SOT HOLDERS WHEN THEY RELINQUISH THEIR LICENSES UPON BATF APPROVAL. JWK 2019-10-45

1 Magazine
Barrel Length
9 - 3/4"
9mm Para
FFL Status
Lysaghts Newcastle Works
Owen MK I
Sear Serial Number
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $13,200.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $18,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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