November 15 & 16, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/16/2022
For those of you looking for an all-vintage World War II U.S. M2 .50 caliber machine gun setup, look no further. This lot includes a 1942 produced Savage Arms Company gun with an original 1940 dated Bausch & Lomb Opt Co rear sight and tripod manufactured by Central Steel Tube Manufacturing Company in 1944. Crossed cannon ordnance proof on right side below inspector initials. As with most .50 BMG machine guns, this one was arsenal rebuilt with corresponding initials stamped onto right side of the receiver. Attractive wood grips at backplate and brown composite at charging handle. No muzzle attachment at end of barrel, but carrying bail present on barrel. Electronic NFA registry indicates “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY” as the manufacturer. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine to near excellent original finish with typical loss of finish to gray patina at the high edges. Some loss of finish to a gray patina to the bolt operating parts within the receiver. Tripod is extremely fine to near excellent with clear WWII makers markings. Optic is near mint with clear optics. Bore is near excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face near excellent. Mechanics are crisp and positive. This is a full-automatic only machine 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 & RELIC ELIGIBLE. JWK 2022-11-62

This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made.
Tripod, Optic attached
Barrel Length
.50 BMG
FFL Status
Savage Arms Co.
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $26,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $72,000.00
Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
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