November 15 & 16, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/16/2022
Morphys is very pleased to offer this utterly fantastic FULLY TRANSFERABLE and exceptionally high condition original U.S. M240B machine gun. Marked on left side of the receiver, “U.S. M240. 11825980 / MACHINE GUN 7.62 MM “, (followed by serial number, contract number, and National Stock Number). The manufacturer is indicated on the left side of receiver near the bottom. Please see detailed photos. This machine gun needs no introduction to any who have recently served in the American military or to any American military enthusiasts. The M240B which was selected to replace the M60 machine gun in December 1995. This model, or variations of it depending, on whether it is being carried by soldiers, mounted in ground vehicles, or in helicopters, is now the current modern American military full-sized rifle caliber machine gun in 7.62x51mm NATO. This particular specimen utilizes a wood buttstock. The feed tray is flash-chrome plated. Optic mounting bracket present at the left side of the receiver. Bipod present. These guns are extremely scarce in the National Firearms Act Registry, There may be as many 11 fully transferable specimens, and 17 Pre-86 dealer sample guns in the Registry. Electronic NFA Registry indicates “FN (HERSTAL)” 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 near mint unfired original finish with some slight loss of finish at the contact points where the top cover has been opened and closed, and also at the mount contact points. Wood is near excellent. Pretty much impossible to upgrade the condition of this gun. Bore appears unfired, shiny and bright. Bolt face near excellent. Mechanics are crisp and smooth. This is a full-auto only machine gun. This is an unprecedented public offering of a state-of-the-art modern U.S. military machine gun. For the advanced and forward-thinking investor/collector, this offering combines every desirable element. 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. JWK 2022-11-77
Barrel Length
7.62x51mm NATO
FFL Status
Fabrique Nationale
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $130,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $480,000.00
Estimate: $250,000 - $500,000
Number Bids: 24
Auction closed on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
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