May Firearms & Militaria Auction Part 1
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Echoes of Glory International Military Auction House
Lot # 0 (Sale Order: 1 of 132)
Welcome to Part 1 of Echoes of Glory's May Firearms & Militaria Auction! We will 400 lots of choice militaria and weapons this auction - including rare Civil War items, a German Simpson Luger, Finnish Lahti pistol, Engraved Browning firearms, German Nazi 98k Sniper, Colt Burgess, Winchester 1886, Remington Navy Trophy Gun, WWI Drilling,a collection of Civil War Powder Flasks & early military collectibles from all countries and eras. Take a look at the multiple photos and descriptions - if you have questions feel free to ask. Remember this is an auction, you determine the price - but it is "AS IS", no returns - ask questions beforehand as we can not take items back (not fair to the consignor or other bidders). Read the FULL description and look at ALL the photos! Bid accordingly, bid high, bid often and Good Luck!
Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 2 of 132)
This RARE 15 shot Colt-Burgess Lever Action Rifle is serial numbered 1713 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 very good, all markings are clear (including the Rampant Colt), and is an attractive rifle. The Colt Factory Letter shows it sold in 1873 in New York City. 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 $4500 from Flayderman to $5500 from the Blue Book...though several have gone over $10,000 at auction! Our last one sold for $5000 and wasn't as nice!
Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 3 of 132)
This 1895 dated Winchester Lightweight Sporting Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle is a custom model chambered for the unusual 40-65 caliber cartridge. It is in very good condition, there are traces of case-hardening on the receiver, 80% blue of the hexagonal barrel and 90% finish on the wood. Serial number is 95702. Looks like it might have had a tang sight at one time. It is still tight and mechanically fine. The bore is worn but fairly bright and it has a 26" barrel. These Winchesters had some of the strongest actions and were popular Sporters up until the 1930s. Values recently have been between $3500 and $6000 for similar models.
Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 4 of 132)
A STUNNING REPLICA OF AN 1861 COOK AND BROTHER CONFEDERATE 50 CALIBER RIFLE. THIS GUN WAS PRODUCED IN VERY LIMITED QUANTITY FOR THE U.S. HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN 1985. THIS BEAUTIFUL FIREARM COMES WITH LINED HARDWOOD WALL MOUNTING. GUN IS VERY ORNATE WITH MIRROR FINISH, DEEP BLUE, LOTS OF GOLD INLAY AND DEEP, RICH WOOD. BATTLES OF CIVIL WAR ARE STAMPED IN GOLD ON THE BARREL. 40" LONG. MINT CONDITION-NEVER FIRED. Originally sold for $1500. This is serial number! It matches the serial number of lot 4 as well.
Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 5 of 132)
This Italian produced "Overland Stage Lines" Commemorative Percussion Shotgun is a 12 Ga. with 28" barrels blue finished with 24 kt. gold etched accents and a nice walnut stock. Comes with a walnut display wall plaque, and was mfg. for the U.S. Historical Society in Richmond as a limited edition presentation. This shotgun is new unfired, and originally sold for over $1750 and are seldom seen today. Comes with original paperwork and LOA. This is serial number! It matches the serial number of lot 4 as well.
Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 6 of 132)
This Remington Model 760 Gamemaster .35 Rem Pump-Action Rifle is in good condition with some rust fleckling. The 22" barrel has a very good to excellent bore. A hard to find Remingtion.
Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 7 of 132)
This rare 1955 dated Soviet Air Force Officer Dress Dagger & Belt are in very good/excellent condition - seldom seen now in any condition.
Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 8 of 132)
This rare 1955 dated Soviet Naval Officer Dress Dagger & Belt are in very good/excellent condition - seldom seen now in any condition.
Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 9 of 132)
This 30" long US Marine Corps WWII issue Machete was made from a converted US Navy Cutlass. It is in very good condition, with an applied EGA and solid but dry sheath.
Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 10 of 132)
This Native American/Indian used and decorated Collins style Machete blade fitted with on a buffalo bone grip. The grip is etched with a "US" and "PK" and looks vintage. The overall length is 27" and it is fitted into an old heavy leather sheath decorated with brass tacks and painted with a multi-color design. The sheath once had a knife scabbard attached, and the sling in broken. Suspended from the sheath are an empty 45/70 case and an 45/90 case. A nice souvenir of the Old West.
Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 11 of 132)
US Military Contractor CGF Mich style Kevlar Helmet in good+ condition. It is a medium size with all the pads, chinstrap and has the IR reflector pads.
Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 12 of 132)
A mint condition US Military Un-Issued 1985 dated Kevlar Combat Helmet with original manual, it doesn't get better.
Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 13 of 132)
This nice German Fire/Police WWII Double Decal Helmet is complete with liner and neck flap. It is in good condition, a medium size but has a broken chinstrap.
Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 14 of 132)
This Spanish Army used, WWII German M42 style Combat Helmet is in very good condition with the later liner. It is a medium/small size with the chinstrap, and does not have the badge holder in the front.
Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 15 of 132)
This 1991 dated medium size Ukranian Military Winter Fur Enlisted Hat mimics the Soviet hat, but with the Ukranian cap badge.
Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 16 of 132)
This unmarked Soviet Military Tankers Padded Helmet is in very good+ condition with all the electronic, mikes and plug-ins.
Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 17 of 132)
This US Navy WWII era Foul Weather Hat is in very good condition and is a size 7 3/4.
Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 18 of 132)
This large size Slote & Klein US Navy WWII Leather Flight Helmet is in near new condition and has all the tags. It has a nice headset with cord.
Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 19 of 132)
A rare satin Span-Am War era US Rough Riders Veteran Association Overseas Cap made by uniform maker Sam Goldstein. It is a size 7 with tassle and is in excellent condition.
Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 20 of 132)
This US Air Force One Presidental Flight Crew Ball Cap is in very good condition, and comes complete with rayon scarf. The real deal, surprisingly made in China!
Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 21 of 132)
This un-issued US Military 1989 dated MK-II Fighting Knife and sheath are in mint condition.
Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 22 of 132)
This near mint General Cutlery produced US Military M7 Bayonet for the M16 Rifle is complete with the M8A1 sheath.
Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 23 of 132)
An unusual theatre made US Military WWII Fighting Knife made from a WWI Patton Sword. It measures 11" overall with a 7" blade, and leather grips. It is in good, but rusty condition, no sheath.
Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 24 of 132)
A nice Comblock Military AKM/AK-47 Rifle Bayonet, probably from East Germany. It is in good+ condition with sheath.
Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 25 of 132)
A full size 9 1/2" bladed German Military H&K G3/91 Rifle Bayonet with green handle and phosphate scabbard - it is in very good condition.