November 15 & 16, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/16/2022
Another unprecedented offering, this German MG-15 was manufactured in 1940 and exhibits visible matching numbers on receiver, shroud, charging handle, and barrel. Receiver markings are, “MG 15 / Nr 9547-40 (actual gun serial number followed by year of manufacture) / FL45701 (This is the “Flieger Number" or Luftwaffe stock number for this model). There are also attractive Luftwaffe eagle proofmarks on several locations on this gun with the most prominent being a series of 4 on the right side of the receiver near the magazine latch. 1 original 75-round saddle drum is included with this lot, as well as well as the original detachable leather covered clamp-on buttstock. Original spider and post sights are also included. “Ball” for mounting this gun in aircraft also present, making this an incredibly distinctive and attractive display piece. This cataloger was quite entertained moving this gun to various positions with ease utilizing this ball which is clamshelled onto the shroud. All of these parts are original World War II parts. Saddle drum is magnificent with early leather carrying strap with Luftwaffe eagle still clearly visible. Electronic NFA Registry indicates “GERMANY” as the manufacturer. PROVENANCE: From the personal collection of a very discerning and advanced machine gun collector who desires to remain anonymous as he draws down his collection. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine to near excellent original finish with some loss of finish with some brown patina to the left underside of the receiver. Bakelite exhibits some light handling marks and a small chip on the right side with a barely discernible crack running from the rear about 1 - 1/2" toward the front at the 1 o'clock position. One has to look extremely close to see this and it does not affect serviceability. Wood handle extremely fine with a couple of dings. Remains very attractive. Shoulder extension is extremely fine original finish thinning to a gray patina; black leather coverings also extremely fine, starting to split at the top back shoulder pad where it meets the metal at the top. Bore is near excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is near excellent. Mechanics are crisp. This is a full-auto only machine gun. This is among the very finest condition specimens of this model this cataloger has ever encountered, and the included accessories put this gun over the top. 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 2022-11-78
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8mm Mauser
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $15,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $43,200.00
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
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