October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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Marked on right sideplate, “COLT AUTOMATIC MACHINE GUN” “MODEL 1924 – CAL 30.” “BROWNING PAT, FEB 4, 1919.” “ COLT’S PAT FIRE ARMS MFG CO.“ “HARTFORD. CONN. U.S.A.” above serial number with correct “C” prefix (for Commercial). No reinforcement stirrup at bottom plate. Original cork, chain, filler and drain plugs all present. Correct rear sight graduated out to 2700 yards. Beautiful original wood grips. Attractive original Colt commercial tripod with original brass identification disk and leather leg retaining strap present. Also included is an original green painted wooden ammo box, WW2 era green painted wooden gunners box, green water can, and an original steam condensing hose. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine lustrous blue original finish starting to dull to a pleasing brown patina with bronze trunnion and nose cap turned to dark patina. Some brassing and wear to gray patina at the tripod attachment points but otherwise very little wear, even at the high edges. Bolt and barrel extension also near excellent and in the white. Trigger is blued with correct Colt sliding trigger safety. Tripod is extremely fine with original paint coverage. Original matching number tripod identification disk present. Boxes and water can near excellent condition overall. Bore of gun has strong rifling with roughness in the grooves. Mechanics are crisp. This is a full-automatic only machine gun. A very handsome specimen indeed for the discerning collector / investor, and a great opportunity for the aficionado of early water-cooled machine guns. 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 18-66 CORRECTION: Tripod pictured and described in print catalog is not going with this gun. Tripod which will be included with this gun is the ORIGINAL MATCHING NUMBERED tripod for this gun. Additional research indicates this is one of the guns which were formerly utilized at Sing Sing prison, and is documented in Dolf Goldsmith’s book on the Browning machine gun. Close examination reveals that this gun was at one time deactivated by placing a pin vertically through the brass trunnion. It has been professionally reactivated by the pin being removed and the hole filled with a brass plug. Such a quality professional repair that this was initially overlooked. CORRECTION: Additional accessory not photographed included is short anti-aircraft pedestal shaft with head.
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Minimum Bid: $15,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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