May Firearms and Militaria Auction
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Echoes of Glory International Military Auction House
Lot # 0 (Sale Order: 1 of 317)
Welcome to Echoes of Glory's May Firearms & Militaria Auction! We will have over 300 lots of choice militaria and weapons this time - including the sixth batch of firearms from a superb Soviet/Finnish Nagant collection, 3 minty Nazi P-08 Lugers, several M-1 Garands, another Winchester M-1895 Musket and other Winchester Lever Actions, a RARE Colt-Burgess Lever Action, A Chinese Dragonov Sniper, an Austrian Flintlock Cavalry Carbine, and military and sporting firearms from the 1700s through today (a total of 130 firearms - including our sixth group of estate Russo-Finnish firearms). Militaria Highlights include a collection of German WWII Nazi Daggers (including a Water Protection Police and a Kreigsmarine Daggers), Samurai Swords, bayonets, ammo, art, rare books and militaria from all countries and eras. More lots and images will be loaded daily, so check back often, bid high and Good Luck! Also check out next weekend's Proxibid's online auctions for two more of our militaria auctions!
Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 2 of 317)
This antique American Gun Co. Double Barrel 12 Ga Shotgun is in good/very good condition with lots of original blue and case-hardening. The wood stocks are very good with no cracks, and the butt-plate is intact. Bores are very good and the action is tight.
Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 3 of 317)
This early Winchester Model 140 "Ranger" 12 Ga 2 3/4" Semi-Auto Shotgun has a 28" ventilated rib barrel and is equipped with a Winchoke. The shotgun is tight with mirror bores, and the wood shows no cracks. There is about 95+% finish on the metal and only a few dings/scratches to the stock. A good versatile and representative Winchester.
Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 4 of 317)
A nice Remington Arms Co. Sportsman 12 Ga 2 3/4" Semi-Auto Shotgun in very good condition. It has a 28" modified choke barrel with a very good bore, and the walnut stokes are very good with only a slight 1" crack to the forearm. There is 95% finish left to the metal and the action is tight, but one locking screw is missing (easily replaced).
Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 5 of 317)
This US Military WWII issued Remington Model 11 12 Ga. 2 3/4" Semi-Auto Shotgun is in very good condition. As it typical of WWII Model 11s, it has no checking on the forearm or engraving on the receiver. It has the US Ordnance proofs and Anchor on the barrel and there are US inspector cartouches to the buttstock. As in most of these Remingtons, the forearm shows an old crack (not bad), but the Bakelite buttplate is intact. The bore of the 26" barrel is near mint. These shotguns were used for gunnery training, for guard use and in combat and are seldom seen in this condition.
Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 6 of 317)
This Savage Arms Co. Model 755A 12 Ga 2 23/4" Semi-Auto Shotgun is in good condition. The 26" barrel has a mirror bore, but the forearm and wrist of the buttstock have old, but stabilized cracks. The metal was refinished long ago and the action is very stiff and could use a thorough cleaning.
Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 7 of 317)
This Winchester Custom Engraved Model 12 Pump Action Shotgun is chambered for 12 Ga 2 3/4" shells and is in very good to excellent condition. It has a 30" take-down full choke barrel with mirror bores and the wood and metal finish is 98%. A US Air Force Officer acquired this and the following Winchester while in Germany during the 1960s and had them engraved by a German Master Gunsmith. Receiver and barrel are both expertly engraved and there are silver inlays of flying quail and running stag on each side. It is an attractive pre-64 Model 12, the only thing that detracts from this piece is the compressed buttpad from sitting in a gun safe for the last 60 years.
Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 8 of 317)
This Winchester Custom Engraved Model 12 Pump Action Shotgun is chambered for 12 Ga 2 3/4" shells and is in very good to excellent condition. It has a 30" take-down full choke barrel with mirror bores and the wood and metal finish is 98%. A US Air Force Officer acquired this and the previous Winchester while in Germany during the 1960s and had them engraved by a German Master Gunsmith. Receiver and barrel are both expertly engraved and there are silver inlays of running stags on each side. It is an attractive pre-64 Model 12, the only thing that detracts from this shotgun is the compressed buttpad from sitting in a gun safe for the last 60 years.
Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 9 of 317)
This Marlin Model 200 12 Ga Single Barrel Shotgun is in very good + condition with vibrant case-hardening and 98% blue. The 28" barrel has a mirror bore and the wood stocks are very good to excellent. A good varmit or hunting shotgun from a well known company!
Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 10 of 317)
This new in the box Mossberg Model 500A 12 Ga (2 3/4" and 3") Pump Action Shotgun is in excellent condition. It is an eight shot pistol grip version with the sling swivel studs.
Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 11 of 317)
This Sears Heritage Model IV Supreme .300 Winchester Magnum Bolt Action Rifle is in good condition, though the stock shows a successful solid repair at the wrist. The bore is very good and it has a Tasco 3x9 power scope. A powerful bolt action currently at a bargain price.
Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 12 of 317)
This nice blued Ruger Mini-30 Ranch Semi-Automatic Carbine is chambered for the 7.62x39 cartridge. It comes with scope rings and standard magazine and has a very good bore. The Mini-30 is much rarer than the Mini-14 and is no longer in production.
Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 13 of 317)
This highly customized and accurate Star Gauge barreled Springfield M-1903 30/06 Sporter Bolt Action Rifle is in good condition with a good/very good bore. It started out as a 1918 M-1903 before being modified, the original military stock being shaped and cut into a nicely done Monte Carlo style Sporter. It features a precision Lyman receiver peep sight, hooded Lyman front sight, receiver and barrel blocks for a Unertl scope, rubber recoil pad and military leather M-1907 sling. We are told that it is a tack driver!
Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 14 of 317)
A professionally customized ex-US Military Remington M-1903/A3 Bolt Action Rifle turned into a Target Match Sporter by turning down and modifying the bolt, fitting a Williams rear adjustable peep sight and a hooded front sight, and the action glass-bedded in a very nice heavy Monte Carlo stock with recoil pad. It is in near new condition with a mint bore. Cost to modify thus rifle was in excess of $700, not counting the cost of the basic action. Consignor states it shoots sub minute of angle - a real tack driver!
Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 15 of 317)
A desirable 26” octagonal barrel Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle chambered for the potent .38-56 cartridge. The rifle was restored at some point with new case-hardening on the receiver, blued barrel and parts and as well as a nickeled forestock cap and butt plate. The buttstock has a wrist repair and the wood has been refinished. Overall it is in very good condition with a good bore, and is a very accurate shooter. Produced in 1888 (serial number is 38110), Blue Book value if it was an un-restored example is $4000 plus – but you get to be the judge on the value of this example.
Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 16 of 317)
This RARE 15 shot Colt-Burgess Lever Action Rifle is serial numbered 419 and was produced in 1883 - the first year of production. It is chambered for the 44/40 black powder cartridge and is complete with a Colt factory letter. The rifle is in very good condition with 50% original finish mixed with 50% patina. The action is tight and the bore is good. The wood is good, with two slight cracks and a coating of old varnish. All markings are clear, and it is an attractive rifle. According to popular lore, Winchester felt threatened by the marketing of the Colt Burgess. Winchester officials traveled to Colt headquarters with several advanced handgun designs and "asked for advice" on how to market them. Colt got the message, and offered to drop the Burgess if Winchester dropped their handgun proposals. True or not, it's and interesting story and the fact remains that the Burgess is a very rare rifle with just over 3800 produced. Values range from $3700 from Flayderman to $5500 from the Blue Book...though several have gone over $10,000 at auction! Please do not bid if you can not pay - the consignor wasn't pleased last time!
Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 17 of 317)
A pre-64 (1899 dated - #163682) desirable Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle chambered for the .32-40 cartridge. It is in overall very good condition with a very good bore, and is an accurate shooter. Early 1894s like this are getting increasingly hard to find and are bringing a premium.
Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 18 of 317)
A Marlin Model 336 30/30 Lever Action Rifle in very good to excellent condition with 98% finish and a near mint bore. It has a hooded front sight and sling swivel studs - a very good rifle.
Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 19 of 317)
A nice Marlin Model 989M2 22 LR Semi-Auto Scoped Rifle in very good condition with over 95% finish and a very good bore. It is fitted with a Weaver V-22-A 3x6 power scope with good optics. It is missing the magazine - but these are available at a small price.
Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 20 of 317)
This Winchester Model 190 .22 LR Semi-Auto Rifle is in good condition, with 60% finish on the receiver, 85% on the barrel and 95% on the wood stocks. The bore is in good/very good condition, but the elevator for the rear sight is missing. A good target rifle or plinker.
Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 21 of 317)
This early US Bushmaster Model XM15-E25 .223 Semi-Auto Rifle is pretty much a duplicate of the standard M-16 used by the US Army during the Vietnam War. It has the early style receiver with no forward assist, early style stocks, sights, sling, 20 rd magazine and bayonet. It is in very good condition and is a good shooter.
Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 22 of 317)
This early style M-16 rifle is built on a US Nodak-Spud Model NDS-16A1 .223 receiver and was built with a Vietnam era Colt parts set. This semi-auto rifle is pretty much a copy of the late M-16 used by the US Military during the Vietnam War. It is in very good condition with light barrel, matte finish stocks, 30 rd magazine and is a good shooter.
Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 23 of 317)
This Century Arms produced C91 Sporter .308 Semi-Auto Rifle is based on the German H&K/Spanish Cetme series. It is in very good condition with a very good bore, and has been fitted with OD synthetic stocks, bipod, carrying handle, sling and H&K sights. See later lot for accessories for this rifle.
Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 24 of 317)
A US WWII era Winchester US M-1 Garand 30/06 Semi-Auto Rifle in good/very good condition with a very good bore. It has a Springfield 1964 dated barrel, has mixed parts and a nicely refinished birch stock for use as a parade rifle.
Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 25 of 317)
A US WWII era Springfield armory US M-1 Garand 30/06 Semi-Auto Rifle in good condition with a good/very good bore. The barrel is a SA 1950 dated, it has a walnut stock with dings and chips and is a non-import rifle.