Historic Firearms & Early Militaria: Day 1

Historic Firearms & Early Militaria: Day 1

Wednesday, November 1, 2017  |  10:00 AM Eastern
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Historic Firearms & Early Militaria: Day 1

Historic Firearms & Early Militaria: Day 1

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Cowan's two-day Fall Firearms & Historic Militaria auction features two days of high-quality historical items, including martial long arms & pistols, & an impressive variety of Winchester arms.

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*Timner, Waffin & Sporthaus Drilling

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 497)      

2x16 gauge & 8x57, 27" barrel group, S/N 14078. Blued finish, checkered walnut pistol-gripped stock with checkered wood butt, checkered forend. Matted rib barrel with flip up notch rear sight front sight blade with brass bead, as well as claw-mount scope base cuts. Adjustable double triggers. Right side of frame engraved: In Memory of Hollis E. May, Aviator, Sportsman & Shooter. Customized by B Kelly (stocker), P Duffill (engraver) and G Smith (barrels & boring), with a FWJ engraved monogram in the toe of the stock, formerly from the collection of the well-known, late gun writer, Frank James. Contained in a leather covered, compartmentalized travel case with a set of cleaning rods and some spare internal parts and springs.



*Requires FFL

Condition: Very good as refinished and refurbished. Barrels with thinning blue. Shotgun bores bright and fine; rifle bore needs to be cleaned. Mechanically functional, stock fine and crisp. Case very good to fine.

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EST $ 2000 - 4000...more

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*Les Baer M4 Flat Top LE Rifle with EOTech L3 Optic

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 497)      

.264 LBC, 16" barrel, S/N LBR005620.  Blued and bright finish, synthetic, 5-position M-4 style stock. Four-way Picatinny flat top rail system, mounted with an EOTech L3 series night vision compatible holographic weapons sight, a GG&G mount for a sight magnifier, a Harris bi-pod and a GG&G rail mounted sling swivel with a tan webbing sling. Les Baer Custom's take on the classic patrol & self defense rifle in his .264 caliber. Includes a single 20-round magazine.

Current retail for this rifle without optics is $2,690, along with the associated wait for ordering from any top end custom gunsmith. This rifle is a bargain as there is no wait and includes a night vision compatible EOTech that retails in the $400-$500 range.



*Requires FFL

Condition: Fine. Slightly dirty and needs to be wiped down. Mechanically functional, fine, bright bore. EOTech functions correctly.

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EST $ 1500 - 2500...more

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*Beretta Model 687 Silver Pigeon Shotgun

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 497)      

20 gauge, 26.25" matted, ventilated rib barrels, S/N N397808. Blued finish, engraved receiver in the white, checkered, pistol-gripped stock with rubber Beretta butt pad, checkered Schnabel forend. 14.5" length of pull, gold plated single-select trigger, drop of comb 2.25". Contained in original Beretta blue plastic factory case with spare choke tube, tube wrench, a Beretta "Gel Tech" butt pad and the instruction booklet.



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Condition: Very fine. Retains nearly all of the finish showing little use. Mechanically functional, fine bright bores. Stock with very light handling marks. Case very good with some external dirt and discoloration.

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EST $ 1500 - 2500...more

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German Drilling

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 497)      

16 gauge/8.8x72R, 27" barrels with matted rib, S/N 622. Blued and case hardened finish, checkered pistol-gripped walnut stock with raised cheek-rest and grooved horn buttplate, checkered forend. Exposed hammers, neatly engraved receiver with flowing foliate scrolls and game scenes. Folding notched rear sight, front sight blade, sling swivels, extractors. Two snap caps are included in the bores of the shotgun barrels.



Condition: Very good. Retains thinning and fading blue on the barrels giving the gun a plum brown appearance. Receiver a mostly silvery-gray color. All engraving remains crisp. Shotgun bores bright, rifle bore dirty and lightly pitted. Mechanically functional, stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars. Loading information for the rifle cartridge (including velocity and bullet drop information a various distances) is typed on an old, yellowed piece of paper and taped to the obverse buttstock.

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EST $ 1500 - 2500...more

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*Tavor SAR-IDF

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 497)      

5.56mm Nato, 16.5" barrel, S/N T0011212. Blackened finish, synthetic stock. To quote Tavor's web site: The elite Tavor® SAR “IDF” model is the US civilian version of the IDF issued select-fire bullpup but in a semi-auto only configuration. It comes with a Meprolight® MEPRO 21 Day/Night Illuminated reflex sight mounted directly to the barrel, just as it is issued to the IDF (Israel Defense Forces).  Includes a single 30-round magazine.



*Requires FFL

Condition: Very fine. Shows little use, fine bore and mechanics. Meprolight sight functions correctly. 

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EST $ 1250 - 1750...more

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*Lewis Defender Model 2000 Rifle

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 497)      

5.56mm NATO & 6.8mm SPC, 18" barrels, S/N LMT32569. Blackened finish, synthetic, 5-position M4 style stock. Equipped with a flat-top Picatinny quad-rail system and mounting a Trijicon ACOG 3.5x35 scope, a Crimson Trace vertical forend grip with both a flashlight and laser, and a GG&G mount for an optics magnifier. Includes two LMT rail covers. Second barrel in 6.8 SPC. Includes a single 30-round 5.56/.223 magazine. 



*Requires FFL

Condition: Fine. Shows limited use and wear. Mechanically functional, bright bore.

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EST $ 1500 - 2500...more

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***Browning SA Rifle with Full Suppressed Barrel

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 497)      

.22LR, 19.25" integrally suppressed barrel, S/N 02190PR146. Blued finish, checkered pistol-gripped walnut stock and checkered forend. Folding elevation adjustable rear notch sight, dovetailed front sight blade with brass bead. Suppressed barrel and modifications by Jonathan Arthur Ciener - Titusville, FL.



***Form 4, fully transferable

Condition: Fine. Retains most of the blue, appears fully functional, stock with minor dings and handling marks. 

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EST $ 1500 - 2000...more

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***DPMS Mod A-15 Rifle With Suppressor

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 497)      

.223, 17" threaded barrel (23" including suppressor tube), S/N 5582. Blackened and anodized finish, polymer stock with 5-position M4 style butt. VLTOR Weapon Systems CASV-M forend and flat top rail, fully configurable to mount sections of Picatinny rail where desired. Includes Aimpoint Compound M red dot sight, as well as G&GG mount for optics magnifier. Includes a single 30-round magazine.



***Form 4, fully transferable

Condition: Very good. Retains most of the finish. Fully functional, good bore, optics work. Shows light to moderate use and some light finish wear.

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EST $ 1500 - 2500...more

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HK MP5 Conversion Unit Kit From .223 to 22 Caliber,

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 497)      

.22 caliber, breech bolt, springs, magazines, a complete kit in an OD green wood case.



Condition: Excellent as new.

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EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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*Robar SR-60 Sniper Rifle

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 497)      

6.5-284, 24" fluted, match grade barrel, S/N E621939. Robar Polymax camouflage finish, ambidextrous Monte Carlo style fiberglass stock bedded with aluminum pillars and free floating barrel channel, Robar’s® exclusive “non-slip package”, stock with QD sling swivel studs and Pachmayr decelerator recoil pad. Mounted with a Swarovski PH6-24x50 30mm scope with TDS-4 reticle in Badger Ordnance rings. Includes a leather sling as well. An very finely crafted Robar long-range rifle built on a Remington 700 BDL action in the very popular 6.5 Norma caliber. Current retail for one of these Robar custom rifles is $3,500 without optics and with the typical wait associated with high-end custom gunmakers. This rifle is in wonderful condition, already mounted with fine optics (retail for the discontinued PH6 was around $2,000) and can go home with you today without waiting for Robar to build your gun!



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Condition: Fine. Retains most of the applied Robar finish. Mechanically functional with a very crisp, match grade trigger. Bore needs to be cleaned. Optics clear and bright. A wonderful addition to your long range arsenal in a great caliber.

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EST $ 3500 - 5000...more

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*Lewis Machine LM308MWS Rifle With Night Scope

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 497)      

.308, 18" barrel, S/N LS100025. Blackened finish, polymer stock with 5-position M4 style butt. Equipped with flat-top Picatinny quad rail system. Rifle is mounted with a Night Optics D-760-3AG 3rd Generation 6x165 night vision scope as well as a set of Dueck Defense adjustable sights mounted at a 45-degree angle off-set to the right of the scope. Includes a black nylon sling and forward sling mounts attached to the rail, as well as a pair of LMT rail covers. Current pricing for the Night Optics D-760-3AG night vision sight is excess of $4,000. Includes a single 20-round magazine.



*Requires FFL

Condition: Fine. Rifle shows some use, but is fully functional, with a fine bore, and showing only light handling and scuff marks. Night vision scope appears to work correctly.

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EST $ 4000 - 6000...more

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***Thompson Submachine Gun By Auto Ordnance

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 497)      

45 caliber, 10.5" barrel, S/N 18942. Left side of the receiver is marked Thompson Submachine Gun, Caliber .45 M1, then the serial number markings in three lines. Right side of the receiver is marked Auto-Ordnance Corporation, Bridgeport, Co Connecticut  U.S.A.  Walnut stock and forearm.



***Form 4, fully transferable

Condition: Retaining most of the original dull finish with some wear to the high edges. The barrel retains most of the original blue with very little wear.  Stock and forearm are excellent. Bore is bright and shiny. Has an original Auto-Ordnance marked 20-round magazine.

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EST $ 10000 - 20000...more

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***HK MP5SD Sear Gun

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 497)      

9mm, 5.7" threaded barrel, S/N 11716. Blackened finish, polymer stock, forend and grip. This A3 configuration sub-gun is MP5SD marked on the top of the receiver, along with the usual West German proof marks and an IG date code, indicating manufacture in 1986. The right side of the magazine well is marked Made in W-GERMANY over the importer address: HK CHANTILLY, VA. The left side of the magazine well is marked Kal. 9mmx19. The short threaded barrel is mounted with a removable S&H Arms 9mm Suppressor (S/N 11716S) to match the gun. The SEF style, three-position trigger group has an single sided selector switch for Safe, Semi-Auto and Full-Auto firing, designated with the letters "S", "E" and "F", respectively. The gun has an S&H full auto sear, S/N 1274. The A3 configuration pistol grip has finger grooves and the usual retractable buttstock. The usual adjustable aperture rear sight and ringed-post front sight are in place, as well as a flip up front post with a tritium insert that no longer glows. The gun is accompanied by (3) 30-round HK straight magazines that are SD / MP5 HK marked. The magazines are dated 12/73, 11/74 and 4/79. An adjustable nylon sling is included.

This firearms is fully transferable on ATF Form 4. The removable suppressor makes this a two-transfer purchase as a tax stamp and transfer form must be completed for both the MP5 and the suppressor.



Condition: Very Good. Retains most of the original finish, showing light handling marks and use. Appears mechanically functional. Bore is good to very good, mostly bright with a ring near the chamber that may be old residue and some light scratches or tool marks in the bore as well. The barrel should probably be vigorously cleaned and inspected by a competent gunsmith prior to firing.

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EST $ 10000 - 15000...more

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***HK 94 MP5A3 Sub-Machinegun

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 497)      

9mm, 8.9" threaded barrel, S/N 7920. Blackened finish, polymer stock, forend and grip. This A3 configuration sub-gun is HK94 and MP5 marked on the top of the receiver, along with the usual West German proof marks and an IF date code, indicating manufacture in 1985. The right side of the magazine well is marked Made in W-GERMANY over the importer address: HK CHANTILLY, VA. The left side of the magazine well is marked Kal. 9mmx19. The three-lug barrel is threaded for use with a suppressor and has a knurled thread cap. The "Navy" style, three-position trigger group has an ambidextrous selector for Safe, Semi-Auto and Full-Auto firing, designated with the usual HK bullet pictograms. The standard A3 configuration straight pistol grip and retractable buttstock are in place, as are the adjustable aperture rear sight and ringed-post front sight. The gun is accompanied by (5) 30-round HK curved magazines: one loose, two in an HK marked magazine coupler and two in an aftermarket coupler. Four of the magazines are IH date coded (1987) and one is IG coded (1986).

This firearms is fully transferable on ATF Form 4.



Condition: Fine. Shows little use, retaining nearly all of the finish and with only light handling marks. Appears mechanically functional, fine, bright bore. 

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EST $ 15000 - 25000...more

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***HK 53 Machinegun

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 497)      

.223, 8.3" barrel, S/N A126846. Blackened finish, polymer stock and forend. Right side of magazine well marked: Made in Germany / HK Inc. / Arl. Va. 22201. Right side is marked HK 53 followed by the serial number, over Cal. .223 with German proof marks with the date code IB, indicating production in 1981. Three position trigger group with single sided selector switch, marked "0", "1" and "25", indicating "Safe", "Semi-Auto" and "Full-Auto". Switch appears to be welded up and extended. Adjustable aperture rear sight and ringed post front sight. Standard pistol grip with rudimentary finger grooves, adjustable stock with concave butt piece, dimpled forend with checkered vertical grip. Includes a single, unmarked 25 round steel magazine and a single synthetic "Pro Mag" magazine, marked 5.56x45. Also includes a green web sling. The HK53 combines the power of the 5.56x45 rifle cartridge with the compact size and ergonomics of the MP5 sub machine gun, providing the ultimate in firepower and convenience for entry teams or protective detail duty.



***Form 4, fully transferable

Condition: Fine. Shows light handling and use, with a fine, bright bore. Appears mechanically functional.

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EST $ 15000 - 25000...more

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*Smith & Wesson Model 57 Engraved On The Backstrap Frank W. James

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 497)      

.41 Magnum, 4" barrel, S/N S269875. Matte stainless finish, checkered wood grips with S&W medallions. Wide, checkered target hammer, smooth wide, polished target trigger. Adjustable rear sight, ramp front sight with red plastic insert. One of the personal arms of Frank James.



*Requires FFL

Condition: Very good. Metal shows some scuffs and handling marks. Mechanically functional, very good bore, very good grips.

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EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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*Colt Government Model Series 80 MK IV

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 497)      

.45ACP, 5" barrel, S/N 70G44702. Blued slide and stainless frame, checkered wood grips with Rampant Colt medallions. Customized with WCPI marked barrel, full-length guide rod, short, grooved aluminum trigger with over-travel adjustment, stainless ambidextrous thumb safety, skeletonized commander hammer, checkered gripstrap, frontstrap and bottom of triggerguard. Novak-style serrated plain rear sight and brass bead on blade front sight. Includes a single magazine.



*Requires FFL

Condition: Fine. Retains most of the finish, with some minor wear and handling marks. Mechanically functional, fine bore.

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EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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*Smith & Wesson 57 owned by Frank W. James

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 497)      

.41 Magnum, 5" barrel, S/N S315396. Blued finish, casehardened hammer and trigger, checkered wood grips with S&W gold medallions. Adjustable target rear sight, brass bead front sight blade, .5" checkered target hammer and .5" smooth trigger. Backstrap engraved in Gothic script: FRANK W JAMES, the well-known, late gun writer.



*Requires FFL

Condition: Fine. Retains most of the blue with some fading and loss, and a turn ring on the cylinder. Fine bore and mechanics, grips with light handling marks.

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EST $ 1000 - 1400...more

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*Smith & Wesson 58

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 497)      

.41 Magnum, 4" barrel, S/N S259910. Nickel finish, casehardened trigger and hammer, custom checkered, finger-grooved hardwood grips. Notch rear sight, matted top rib and barrel rib, ramp front sight. 



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Condition: Very good. Retains most of the finish with some wear, minor loss and scuffing. Mechanically functional, bore very good with a couple of small spots of rust that need to be cleaned. Grips very good.

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EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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*Smith & Wesson 657 - 1st of Consecutive Pair

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 497)      

.41 Magnum, 6" barrel, S/N AJZ2869. Stainless finish, checkered wood grips with S&W medallions. Adjustable rear sight, ramp front sight blade, .5" checkered target hammer and .5" smooth trigger. The consecutively numbered revolver, AJZ2870, with a 5" barrel is offered next in this sale.



*Requires FFL

Condition: Fine. Shows light scuffs and handling marks. Mechanically fine, fine bore, fine grips.

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EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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*Smith & Wesson 657 - 2nd of Consecutive Pair

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 497)      

.41 Magnum, 5" barrel, S/N AJZ2870. Stainless finish, checkered wood grips with S&W medallions. Adjustable rear sight, gold bead front sight blade, .5" checkered target hammer and .5" smooth trigger.



*Requires FFL

Condition: Fine. Shows light scuffs and handling marks. Mechanically fine, fine bore, fine grips.

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EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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**Cased Smith & Wesson Pre-29 5-Screw

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 497)      

.44 Magnum, 4" barrel, S/N S168761. Blued finish, casehardened trigger and hammer, checkered wood grips with silver colored Smith & Wesson medallions. .5" checkered target hammer, .5" grooved trigger, adjustable white-outline rear sight, ramp front sight with red plastic insert. Contained in original Smith & Wesson black covered wood box with purple interior. Only about 6,500 of these early production, 5-screw, Pre-Model 29 revolvers were produced ca 1956-1958.



**Requires C&R or FFL

Condition: Fine. Retains most of the blue finish and case color with some minor loss and a light turn ring. Fine bore and mechanics. Grips with minor handling marks. Box in fair to good condition with some wear and damage.

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EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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*Heinie Custom Springfield Model 1911A1 in 10mm

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 497)      

10mm, 5" barrel, S/N NM168068. Blued finish, checkered wood grips. A Richard Heinie customized 10mm Springfield 1911A1. Checkered gripstrap, flat mainspring housing, ambidextrous stainless thumb safety, skeletonized trigger and commander hammer, Heinie serrated plain rear sight and brass bead front sight, grooved and matted slide top. Includes one magazine. Richard Heinie no longer customizes pistols and this is a great opportunity to obtain a handgun worked on by one of the top pistolsmiths of our time.



*Requires FFL

Condition: Fine. Retains most of the finish with light handling marks and minor wear. Fine bore, mechanically functional.

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* Smith & Wesson Model 645 Belonging To Frank James

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 497)      

.45 ACP, 4.8" barrel, S/N TBU2698. Stainless finish, checkered black composite grips. Equipped with Novak-style sights with Trijicon tritium inserts. Conventional double-action/single-action mechanism with combination ambidextrous de-cocking lever/safety. Contained in a locking mahogany finished wood case with a dark blue velvet lining form fit to this gun, with a large gold-tone S&W medallion. The top of the case has an engraved brass name plate that reads FRANK JAMES. Frank James was a noted gun writer who authored articles for Shotgun News, Shooting Times and other magazines. Includes three magazines (1 with a rubber bumper and 2 without) and a key for the case.



*Requires FFL

Condition: Fine. Shows minimal handling and wear. Mechanically functional, fine bright bore. Tritium inserts do not glow. Case very good with scattered scuffs and scrapes on the exterior.

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***Ruger 10-22 Pistol AWC Suppressed Pistol

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 497)      

.22LR, 9" integrally suppressed barrel, S/N 223-54426. Blued finish, checkered plastic grips with red & silver Ruger logo. Integral suppressor by Automatic Weapons Co (AWC) of Houston, TX. Adjustable target rear sight, Partridge front sight. Includes three Ruger logo marked magazines.



***Form 4, fully transferable

Condition: Fine. Shows little use. Retains nearly all of the finish, due to the nature of the suppressor bore condition could not be determined. Mechanically functional, crisp grips.

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