October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/22/2019
Very desirable W.T. Carmichael & Sons Ltd manufactured Austen MK I machine gun. Very interesting and important improvement to the Sten design as carried out in Australia during WW2. Although taking much from the simplified Sten design, the Australian incorporated the folding stock and enclosed telescoping mainspring of the German MP-40 as well as the shape of the vertical grip frames and grips. The resulting Austen (Australian Sten) machine gun is a very comfortable select-fire machine gun to shoot. ATF Registration form shows, "Inter American Import Export Company” as the importer. Includes one 32 round Sten magazine. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is fine original finish turned a please smooth brown patina. Mechanics are fine. Bore has very good frosted rifling. Bolt face is very fine. This is a select fire machine gun. A wonderful combination of the ease of production of the Sten with good ideas borrowed from other successful designs. A very fun recreational machine gun. 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 2019-10-44 CORRECTION: Please note that this or any Sten magazine will need to be retrofitted to function properly in an Austen by fitting it with and appropriate “collar”. This can be accomplished by a competent machinist.
Barrel Length
7 - 3/4"
9mm Para
FFL Status
Austen MK I
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $10,000 - $18,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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