(N) Incredibly Scarce and Highly Desirable Historic WW1 Austrian Schwarzlose Machine Gun as Converte

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  Lot #94  (Sale Order: 93 of 399)  
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Rare example of the Austrian Schwarzlose in 8 x 57mm Mauser, marked on left side “WAFFENFABRIK STEYR” “1918”, and on right side “M.G.. (SCHWARZLOSE)” “7/12”. Brass fill cap and drain hardware present and serviceable. Parts are pretty much mis-matched throughout. Numerous accessories are included: Original tripod Original shoulder extension attachment, original belt loading machine in box, Spare parts kit with two water jackets, 2 Belgian proofed Schwarzlose barrels which have been converted to 7.92 x 57 mm mauser, three different reproduction wrenches for disassembling the gun, original all-steel Schwarlose cleaning rod, an armorer’s “support set” including broken cartridge extractor, water jacket hose strainer in wooden box, aperture tool in wood box, spare grip swutch, and spare firing pin. Two empty cloth belts, three metal ammo cans with steel belted Turkish brass cased berdan primed 7.92 mm ammunition, and two original wooden ammo boxes. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine refinished coverage with repainted water jacket. Receiver shows moderate pitting and flash hider light pitting under the refinish, with the rear handgrip hardware and having extremely fine smooth surfaces. Internal parts very clean and serviceable. So typical of combat theater used weapons, although the exterior may have taken a beating from the elements, the Soldier made certain the operating parts were maintained in good condition. Bores of all barrels very fine, shiny and bright. Mechanics are fine and smooth. 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 AND RELIC ELIGIBLE. JWK 18-71 Accessories: Ammo, Tripod Barrel Length: 33" Caliber/Bore: 8mm FFL Status: NFA Manufacturer: Steyr Model: M07/12 Swarzlose Paperwork: No Serial Number: 38652

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 Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 | 9:00 AM  Eastern
 
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(N) Incredibly Scarce and Highly Desirable Historic WW1 Austrian Schwarzlose Machine Gun as Converte
(N) Incredibly Scarce and Highly Desirable Historic WW1 Austrian Schwarzlose Machine Gun as Converte
Lot number: 94
Seller: Morphy Auctions
Event: Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting - Day 1
Ends: Tuesday, October 30 | 9:00 AM  Eastern

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