Preview: March 19 & 20, 2018: 9am-5pm and March 21, 22, 23, 2018: 8am-10am
Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.
SN 638777. Cal. 45 ACP. 8-1/8″ bbl. Very attractive and well made M3A1 grease gun by Guide Lamp complete with US ordnance markings on left side of magazine well. Mag well SN is the only visible SN. Includes one 30 round magazine. This model cocks by opening the ejection port housing cover and pulling back the bolt using a recessed area on the bolt itself. Telescoping wire shoulder stock, fixed peep sights, and all steel construction made this the must less costly successor to the Thompson and rising sub-machine guns of WWII. It has an interesting safety mechanism that when the bolt is back and the ejector port cover is closed, a tab on the cover holds the bolt in the rear position, even when the trigger is actuated. One must open the ejector port cover in order for the bolt to move forward and fire. Although produced in great numbers and widely used, relatively few specimens made it into the National Firearms Act registry as curio and relic eligible fully transferable to individuals. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Very fine with a smooth dull gray green re-finish with a soft, felt like material inside the ejector port cover. Some brassing and thinning to the finish particularly at the high points with the occasional scratch and pin prick pitting visible under the finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is fine to very fine. While the Thompsons are exceedingly popular collectors items, the US military grease gun is actually just as if not more comfortable to shoot and has been increasingly sought after as a item of collector’s interest, especially after the premiere of such films as “The Dirty Dozen”. 53165-7 JWK (18,000-28,000) C&R – Lot 1000
SN 5017B. Cal. 8mm. 24″ bbl. Typical specimen of the MG34 machine gun. Visible numbers non matching as is often found in the years after WWII when these guns were imported and later sold in America the practice was too dissemble the guns upon arrival and puts parts of a kind in different bins. When someone wanted to order a complete gun, parts were simply pulled from each bin at random to assemble a gun and then send it along to the new owner. Shroud top cover, buffer and buffer cup all are different numbers from each other. Bipod is of the adjustable leg type as is spare included in this lot. Shroud is marked “DOT1945” with Israeli proof marks. Buttstock also is of Israeli manufacture. Handgrip assembly has black enamel white metal grip panels. Forward end of bottom of receiver shows heat discoloration indicating that this gun may have been at one time deactivated. Gun is mismatched however bolt travels smoothly within receiver and locks appropriately. Both bbl in gun and one spare bbl are Israeli bbls. Third bbl is Nazi proofed dated 1939 SN 3344A. Other accessories include: non matching top cover, bolt, bipod, feed tray, Israeli carrying handle, buffer, buffer cup, Israeli wooden buttstock, pressed paper gunners kit box (with oiler, post war wrench, cartridge case removal tool), six contemporary belt segments, ammo box, & post war belt loading machine. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4 as Curio and Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very good with about 80% finish thinning to a grey patina on muzzle, bearing, and booster and also on buffer. Shroud has more of a grey patina as opposed to the bipod and receiver which has more of a darker finish. Top cover without Nazi proofs #6284 has more of a rough grey finish with grease still in the actuating lever. Grip panels have some noticeable scuffing but at still complete and serviceable. Wooded buttstock has 2-1/2″ crack on left side parallel to the bore line which could be repaired. Mechanics are fine. Very good bore in both Israeli bbls. Nazi marked bbl has poor uncleaned bore with some surface corrosion and green verdigris at the muzzle. The MG34 saw service throughout the entire duration of WWII being used in vehicle applications after the advent of it’s successor, the MG42. It is popular with collectors as a milled steel machine gun. 52939-32 JWK (18,000-25,000) C&R – Lot 1001
**EXCEPTIONAL HK 91 HOST GUN WITH CIENER FULLY TRANSFERABLE DETACHABLE AUTO SEAR PACK MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
SN ASK 31. Cal. .308. 19″ bbl with flash hider. Ciener registered auto sear pack attached to exceptionally fine condition HK 91 host gun SN A 053653 in .308 with proof marks indicating manufacture in 1981. Very straight forward specimen with composite furnishings and comes in its orig Styrofoam and cardboard shipping box with manual, sling, and one sealed mag. External receiver host gun number does not match sear pack SN, of course. This auto sear kit will transfer with requested additional configuration calibers 9mm and .223 if transfer is done on a paper ATF form 3 or 4, otherwise if transferred through e-file it will transfer just as it is listed in National Firearms Act registry. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is exceptional, near mint with the slightest of handling marks only discernible on the closest inspection. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is excellent shiny and bright. Orig packaging is also very fine with a 2″ dia hole at one end of the Styrofoam. Pretty much impossible to upgrade this specimen. Probably factory test fired only. 53171-2 JWK (22,000-28,000) – Lot 1002
**HIGHLY DESIRABLE AND EXTREMELY POPULAR FLEMMING REGISTERED H&K MACHINE GUN SEAR PACK REGISTERED IN MULTIPLE CALIPERS ON VECTOR MODEL V93 HOST GUN. (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
SN H 2358. Cal. 223. 9-5/8″ bbl. Exceedingly fine condition specimen of a Vector V43 machine gun with highly desirable Heckler & Koch Fleming registered forward tab, rear push pin, three position auto sear pack. Auto sear handgrip is of the ambidextrous type, hard composite housing and current registration form indicates 9mm in block 4-C with “Additional configuration calipers-.233 and .308” in block 4-H. Included with this lot are two metal 40 round magazines. Typical Vector Arms markings on right side of magazine well with model “V-53P” on left side of magazine well. Top of receiver forward of rear sight marked “VE2 036”. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine. Original glossy black hard coat finish with gray parkerized magazines. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is extremely fine, brilliant and bright. Composite furnishings also extremely fine. The HK auto sear pack is very highly sought after as it can be moved from host gun to host gun giving great versatility to the owner as to the firing platform caliber they desire. This pack on this high condition specimen will make a great addition to the modern firearms enthusiast’s collection. 52939-20 JWK (25,000-30,000) – Lot 1003
**OUTSTANDING CONDITION MODERN FIREARMS MASTERPIECE HECKLER & KOCH FOUR-POSITION AUTO SEAR PACK ON MP-5K HOST GUN WITH GEM-TECH RAPTOR-II SUPPRESSOR (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
1) H&K AUTO SEAR. SN H-0968. Cal. 9mm. 12-3/4″ bbl. Fantastic 4-position Heckler & Koch auto sear pack. Registered by Fleming in 9mm with additional configuration cal. .223 and .308 listed in Block 4-h of current registration form. 4-position selector which includes burst, as well as semi and auto-fire is considered the most desirable of all sear packs. Currently on host gun SN 21-16917 Mfg in 1990 which also incorporates a folding composite buttstock and includes additional receiver end cap with sling ring for those who desire a pistol configuration of this weapon. “B&T” forend with grooved rails for attachments on gun forward of mag well. Includes Gem-Tech Raptor-II suppressor as well as a curved mag is included. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Extremely fine orig black hard coat finish. Gun was built by Terry Dyer. Gun has been fired as there is residue in the suppressor baffles, however mechanics are crisp. Bore is excellent and brilliant. Bolt face and receiver exceedingly clean. It would be difficult to find a more pristine and attractive H&K MP-5. NFA 2) GEMTECH RAPTOR 11. SN S1371541. Gem-Tech Raptor II suppressor, 8-1/4″ overall length. CONDITION: Extremely fine with attractive black hard coat finish showing very little use. NFA 53165-12, 53165-13 JWK (27,000-36,500) – Lot 1004
**INCREDIBLY COMPACT FIREPOWER PACKAGE CIENER THREE POSITION AUTO SEAR KIT ON H&K MP-5K HOST GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
SN ASK 33. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl. 3-position Ciener auto sear kit on MP-5K host gun SN 21-13869 with HK proof marks indicating manufacture in 1989 with horizontal fore grip, with pistol receiver cap with sling swivel at rear. Auto sear kit is typical tab and slot with pushpin rear attachment. Marked on right side of mag housing with typical HK Inc Sterling VA markings, with additional SN H2798 and cal markings on left side of mag housing. This indicates this host gun was at one time matched to another auto sear kit. One mag is included. This auto sear kit will transfer with additional configuration calibers .308 and .223 if transfer is done on a paper ATF form 3 or 4, otherwise if transferred through e-file it will transfer just as it is reflected in the National Firearms Act registry. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine orig black hard coat finish with composite furnishings. Three pronged and threaded muzzle. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is brilliant, shiny and bright with sharp rifling. 53171-4 JWK (22,000-28,000) – Lot 1005
**CIENER H&K MP-5 THREE POSITION AUTO SEAR KIT ON H&K SP-89 JR CUSTOM REGISTERED SHORT BARRELED RIFLE WITH JR CUSTOM REGISTERED SCREW ON SUPPRESSOR (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
1) CEINER H&K AUTO SEAR KIT. SN ASK 32. Typical Ciener 3-position auto sear kit with tab and slot front attachment and pushpin rear, on SP-89 host gun marked on top of receiver “HK SP-89″ with SN 21-19125 and HK proof indicating manufacture in 1990. This auto sear kit will transfer with additional configuration calibers .308 and .223 if transfer is done on a paper ATF form 3 or 4, otherwise if transferred through e-file it will transfer just as it is reflected in National Firearms Act registry. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine, all orig black hard-coat finish. Mechanics are crisp. NFA 2) JR CUSTOM SBR. SN 2119125. Cal. 9mm. 4-1/2” bbl. SP-89 short bbl’d rifle. Includes 1 mag. Marked made in “W. Germany HK Inc. Sterling VA” on right side mag well, and marked “Cal. 9mm x 19” on left side mag well. Marked on left side “SRC Selah WA”. Hard composite buttstock. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine hard coat finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is brilliant and bright. NFA3) JR CUSTOM SUPPRESSOR. SN 1001. JR custom screw on suppressor S-9 model. SN 1001 marked on tube. This ensemble which includes auto sear kit, short bbl rifle and suppressor will incur three $200.00 transfer taxes if transferred on ATF form 4’s. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Very fine with some light scratches showing bare metal and brassing at the muzzle showing bare metal. ; NFA 53171-3, 53171-5, 53171-6 JWK (22,000-28,000) – Lot 1006
**EXTREMELY POPULAR STATE OF THE ART MP5 SD MACHINE GUN WITH QUALIFIED MFG SUPPRESSOR (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
1) HECKLER & KOCH MP5 SD. SN 8928. Cal. 9mm. 13-1/2″ with suppressor. Qualified registered receiver machine gun marked on top of receiver “MP5 SD HK” with SN and “IG” proof mark indicating 1986. Screw-on suppressor is also registered by Qualified and will require a separate transfer form. Gun has the very popular 4-position ambidextrous selector. In addition to safe, it is also semi-auto 3-shot burst and fully automatic. Top of receiver SN is the only visible SN. Three magazines are included in this lot. Specimen exhibits both a push button & thumb latch magazine release. Hand grip assembly is push-pin both front & rear. Utility clip present at left side of magazine well. The popularity and effectiveness of this machine gun platform is undeniable. This is a National Firearms Act weapon and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on ATF form 3 or 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very fine with nearly all of the orig hard “black coat” finish remaining. Hard composite forend, hand-grip and buttstock also very fine. Mechanics are fine. Bore is fine, shiny & bright. Suppressor has firing residue but also appears very good. This is quite an attractive and highly popular modern machine gun. NFA 2) H&K MP-5 SUPPRESSOR. SN 8928SP. Specialized suppressor marked “QUALIFIED MANUF. / BROKEN ARROW OK” with SN and hand inscribed “Mod / HK” with knurled band. 4-1/2″ – 5-3/4″ from the muzzle. Overall length is 12-1/2″. CONDITION: Suppressor has some light handling marks and brassing at the high edges but overall very fine. NFA 52939-19, 52939-36 JWK (22,000-28,000) – Lot 1007
***SUPER CONDITION HECKLER & KOCH MP-5 MACHINE GUN WITH AIM POINT OPTIC (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE).
SN C317654. Cal. 9mm. 10″ bbl. Very compact MP-5 registered receiver machine gun with slide-out buttstock, horizontal forend, 8-point sight on claw mounted scope rail, and includes one 20 round magazine. Extremely popular 4-position ambidextrous selector which includes 3-shot burst and fully automatic five options as well as semi-auto and safety. Top of receiver SN is the only visible SN. This gun includes a high quality green web sling. Marked “MP-5” on top of receiver with proof marks indicating 1982 mfg. Slip of paper with “5” covered by clear tape on right side of receiver. The MP-5 with a four position selector is one of the more sought after machine guns. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is transferable only to current FFL/SOT dealers on a Form 3. Under current ATF guidelines this weapon may be retained when a sole proprietor FFL/SOT holder relinquishes their license. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine to very fine with original black hard coat finish with some small chips flaked away around ejection port. Optics are clear. Composite pieces are also extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is mirror bright. This is an extremely fine specimen of its kind. The MP-5 is the state of the art tactical sub-machine gun and this specimen is very handsome indeed. 53145-1 JWK (7,500-12,500) – Lot 1008
*OUTSTANDING CONDITION INCREDIBLY RARE AND HISTORIC MARCH 1962 HECKLER AND KOCH G3 MK SEMI-AUTO RIFLE
SN MK2088. SN MK 2088. Cal. 7.62 x 51 MM (.308), 19 1/14″ bbl. Incredibly rare “ghost” of the collectible H & K rifles in America. This is a nearly identical rifle to the one offered in our March 14-15, 2016 auction. These were the very first of the G3 rifles imported into America in March of 1962 for the Santa Fe Division of the Golden State Arms Corporation. This fantastic specimen is one of reportedly only around 20 examples imported in the very first shipment into the United States and uniquely distinguishable from later July and November offerings of the same year. Marked “G3 MK 2088” and “HK 3/62” on left side of magazine housing with corresponding matching numbered lower and buttstock housing, SN “088 on the lower housing and the backplate of the buttstock match the receiver. Consignor has included in addition to the extremely and attractive wooden hand guard the extremely desirable metal handguard w/fold-out bipod legs. This is an extremely rare orig accessory. Also included is an original Shooting Times magazine dated November 1963 which contains an article by Capt. George C. Nonte Jr. on the H & K G-3. Also a copy of the orig 1963 Santa Fe Golden State Arms Corp promotional sales listing as well as a copy of the Golden State Arms Corp. G-3 instruction manual with a photo copy of the orig accessory sheets showing what was available and the prices. These guns were the purposely made semi-automatic “brothers” to the military select fire versions being fielded at the time. Although at first glance safety appears to have three positions, a raised dimple prevents it being moved beyond the 2nd position. Receiver is attractively marked, “MADE IN GERMANY FOR (LOGO) SANTA FE DIVISION GOLDEN STATE ARMS CORPORATION CALIFORNIA – U.S.A. CAL. 7.62 MM NATO”. Top of bolt marked, “HK 3/62” and proofed “U”. The bolt carrier marked “HK 4/62”. Beautiful wooden buttstock and 2 forends, 1 wooden and the other metal w/bipod. Pistol grip is a hard black composite and so is butt plate. Bird cage flash hider at muzzle. This specimen includes one orig 20-rnd magazine marked, “G3 HK 4/62”. This early model of the G3 was manufactured on Mauser tooling and is the pathfinder of the modern “modular” weapons concept, where a basic receiver design could be transformed into a specialized application for different kinds of uses, such as straightforward plain battle rifle, or folding stock for paratroop, or armor. Scopes and bipods, were easily fitted to this design in a successful attempt to meet the varying needs of the modern assault rifle. This design provided the framework for the MP5 and nearly all firearm platforms manufactured by Heckler and Koch for more than 3 decades. Included with this lot is an orig November 1963 “Shooting Times” with article by Capt. George C. Nonte Jr. on one of these early guns. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine orig smooth lustrous gray-blue finish on all metal parts. There is some slight loss of finish to bare metal where the charging handle meets the high edges of the charging handle slot and also where the selector moves against the receiver. There is also a couple of other errant blemishes and along the high edges of the magazine well. Magazine has a couple of brown spots, but none of this in any way detracts from the outstanding condition. The wood of forend and stock is exceedingly attractive, w/only the lightest of handling marks. It is interesting to note the early weld/manufacturing techniques used on this rifle. Internal parts and bore of this rifle are near pristine. Bolt face is particularly attractive, as is the grain of the wooden forend and buttstock. Bore is excellent, shiny, and bright. Shooting Times magazine in very fine orig complete condition. Although this rifle has obviously been shot, it must have been very little, and even then immediately cared for. Many of us are used to the later H & K guns and it is an extremely rare and welcome treat to see such an early specimen, particularly in such clean and attractive condition. Specimens such as these almost never surface on the collector market, and it is difficult to imagine a finer specimen. The fact that it is Curio & Relic eligible in addition to its scarcity make this a top prize for the modern rifle enthusiast. 53233-1 JWK (29,000-34,000) C&R – Lot 1009
INCREDIBLE AND MASSIVE HECKLER & KOCH MACHINE GUN PARTS LOT.
This is an absolutely fabulous assortment of Heckler & Koch machine gun parts, many, if not all of which will fit on semi-automatic versions. Seven stripped trigger housings, 2 are semi-auto only, 4 are 3-position selector, 1 is a 4-position selector. One complete .308 semi-auto only standard housing with semi-auto pack. Sear friendly 5.56mm frame with semi-auto sear spring. One HK 91 milled-steel ejector, no sear trigger housing with 3-position selector. One other “Short tail” 3-position selector, no sear trigger housing. Four stripped sear boxes. One wooden G3 buttstock marked “HK/66” with mainspring housing and mainspring. Two stripped wooden G3 buttstocks, WO butts without plates. One stripped composite G3 buttstock. One complete telescoping buttstock assembly with mainspring. Two mainspring and hardware assemblies for G3 buttstocks mentioned above. One wooden G3 forend. Four hard composite G3 forends. Three HK 91 forends assemblies, one of which has bi-pod attached. One MP-5 horizontal forend. Five HK 91 bolt carriers. Two HK 91 bolts. Three hard composite rear spring housing assemblies with sling swivels. One steel mainspring housing with sling swivel. Four buffers. Four composite handgrip assemblies. Three HK marked dual mag holders. One hooded front sight assembly. One dial peep sight. One Cherokee accessories snap on cheek piece for HK 91, HK-93, MP-5, and CETME. Two green plastic HK cleaning kits. Three carrying handles. CONDITION: Metal and composite parts are very fine with some handling marks. Bolts are in pristine condition. Wood stocks have some light handling marks but are completely serviceable. An incredible grouping of Heckler & Koch parts for the forward thinking firearms enthusiast. Especially the wood G-3 forend! 52939-48 JWK (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1010
SN 28848. Cal. 7.63 Mauser. 5-1/2″ bbl. Very rare Beistui Hermanos Modelo Militar 1931, competitor to the far more familiar Mauser broomhandle and Astra machine pistols. The MM31 has a screwed in bbl and exhibits model logo on the flat of the left side of receiver. This mimicry was likely meant to deceive the Chinese who were avid customers for the select fire broomhandle pistols, and could not readily differentiate the Mauser logo from others. This model pistols design and mechanism was actually rather more sturdy than the Mausers. Selector on left side marked “N (normal-semi automatic” and “R (for “rapid” full automatic fire)”. Visible numbers appear matching Spanish proof marks on right side of frame with “Made in Spain” on frame behind trigger. Wooden shoulder stock included with stippled initials on both sides no SN on stock. This MM31 is of the fixed 10 shot mag type. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine as refinished over some very light pitting mostly on right side with some softening to the Spanish proof marks on right side. Hardened bolt stop and safety have turned a plum color upon refinish. Wood grips are very fine. Shoulder stock very good with a small piece of wood missing at top right where it meets the attachment iron and with repaired cracks running horizontally 11″ on the latch side with a repaired crack that runs semi-circular all the way from the thumb latch around to the opening at the latch side of the stock. Mechanics are fine. Bore is shiny and bright. Bolt, internal mechanism and hammer as well as sight ladder are polished in the white. Actually a very fine example of a very scarce machine gun pistol. 53171-23 JWK (10,000-18,000) – Lot 1011
**VERY EARLY LOW SN JAPANESE TYPE 99 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
SN 127. Cal. 7.7mm JAP. 27″ bbl with flash hider. Fine early (July 1942) Kokura manufactured Japanese Type 99 light machine gun. This gun was reactivated by Fred Laughti and is marked on right side of receiver “REBUILT LAUGH?? SER CAL31/99/COLLINSVILLE, ILL” in addition to the orig Japanese markings. Bolt is SN 9268 and does not match rest of gun. Bbl number 3566 is from another gun dated 1942. Right side of bbl retaining latch shows evidence of grinding, obviously upon reactivation. Flash hider is a contemporary reproduction. Operating piston matches. Buttstock assembly does not match. Buffer matches. Charging handle slot cover not present as is common. This gun exhibits the monopod at base of buttplate and drum style rear sight. Included is one German MG13 magazine which can be adapted to fit this machine gun. The Japanese Type 99 was the successor to the Type 96 machine gun and used the heavier 7.7mm cartridge, although it and the Type 96 and the earlier Type 11 continued in service through the end of the war. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very good with about 80% orig finish coverage with somewhat moderate scale within the bbl fins and scattered light pitting on both sides of receiver. High lustrous blue on reproduction flash hider. Wood shows typical gouges and light handling marks, however very solid and serviceable. Buttplate has some moderate pitting and corrosion. Mechanics are fine. Good bore with strong rifling, dark in the grooves. Overall not a bad specimen considering the climate and conditions from which it came and desirable with it’s very early SN from this manufacturer/. 52939-45 JWK (7,500-12,500) – Lot 1012
**FANTASTIC SPANDAU MFG MAXIM 08/15 MACHINE GUN FORMERLY OWNED BY VAL FORGETT (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
SN 5940A. Cal. 8mm. 32-1/2″ bbl with flash hider. Nearly all matching Spandau manufactured Maxim 08/15 machine gun as manufactured in 1917 and later taken into service during the Wiemar German era. This impressive 08/15 has all externally matching numbers to include when the top cover is raised, one sees matching numbered upper actuator arm, bolt, cross-head, top cover latch and fuzee cover. The only non-matching parts are visible with feed block removed are the lower feed arm, the bbl, and the drum hanger. An attractive reproduction leather sling is attached to this gun also has matching SN steam hose cover and water fill cap with intact Bakelite panels. Upon close inspection barely discernible “10” is on metal of filler cap. Buttstock matches receiver SN. Orig assault drum with steel tabbed cloth belt is included with this lot, as is an orig “Feldgrau” bi-pod assembly. Although gun appears to be all original, the current E-file registration form indicates this gun was registered on a form 2. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. PROVENANCE: Consignor states that he purchased this machine gun from Val Forgett, a prominent member of the Firearms collecting community. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is fine to very fine, with over 90% lustrous blue orig finish on metal parts exclusive of the fuzee cover which has turned a brown patina with a mottled appearance and a more gray patina particularly at the high edges. Water jacket also retains over 90% of its lustrous blue orig finish thinning and turning a gray patina at the high edges with a slight dent to the water jacket about mid-way to the muzzle with a couple other little dings. Attractive wooden buttstock has some handling marks and dings, but completely serviceable. Assault drum in orig paint with some slight surface corrosion in places, with re-painted spool, belt is a shortened 250 rnd steel tabbed cloth belt, appears serviceable. Bi-pod is very fine with orig German field gray paint. Mechanics are fine. Bore has strong rifling, shiny lands, dark in the grooves. Sling is strong and serviceable. It would be pretty difficult to find a more desirable specimen of a Maxim 08/15, the condition, matching parts, and history makes it one of the best of its kind. 53171-25 JWK (7,500-12,500) – Lot 1013
Please Note: 1) Magnificent addition: Consignor found and has provided an original C.E. JUNCKER mfg machine gunners badge. This is an extremely difficult find collector’s piece. 2) Please Note: There is a typographical error. The estimate should be $15,000-$20,000. In addition, the Finnish steel 7.62 Russian belt loading machine is not included with this lot.
***SHOOTER’S DREAM DWM MG-08 MAXIM MACHINE GUN AS REGISTERED BY ERB CONVERTED TO 7.62 RUSSIAN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
SN 5461. Cal. 7.62x54R. 33″ bbl with flash hider. This attractive MG-08 Maxim was originally mfg by DWM Berlin in 1918. SN’s match on water jacket, top cover, left sideplate, fusee cover, and optic sight bracket. Gun has been registered by Charles Erb and left sideplate sports his bullet logo address below the fusee cover. Gun has been professionally converted to 7.62 Russian by adapting a Russian feed block, bolt, and charging handle, cross head and bbl. Cyrillic markings visible on cross head, charging handle and on top of feed block surface which has been renumbered to “12A”. Included with this lot is an original WWI Swiss tripod SN 7593 with trunnion adapter for MG-08, camouflaged “ear cutout” M-18 helmet with post-war replacement liner and chin strap, four Russian-style ammunition belt boxes; three with empty Finnish belt’s and one with steel cased 7.62 Russian ammo. Also included is one steel tabbed Russian cloth belt. Also a Finnish steel 7.62 Russian belt loading machine in its can and a camouflaged painted water can. Gun has a reproduction muzzle plate with Imperial proofed muzzle and bearing. Steam hose brass fitting at front of water jacket is a post-war replacement. The top cover extractor assist springs are replacements, with the heads of the attachment screws visible on top cover. Water jacket fill cap chain is present however, wooden/hard rubber thumb piece is not present. Seven crates of 7.62 x 54 Russian ammo in sealed tins (approx 6200 rounds) are included with this lot. 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 Form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very fine as refinished over light pitting on top cover, rear sight bracket, top and sides of fusee cover as well as to a lesser degree on both side plates. Water jacket is an attractive olive green with a couple of very small dings and some scratches and handling marks. Fusee cover has also taken a slight ding at the high edge parallel to the front feed block. Feed block actuator arm exhibits some plum color from heat treating upon rework. It is interesting to note that the feed block was adapted by welding an approx 3/8″ spacer plate on the front of the feed block. This cataloger has seen such conversions before. Back plate handles have somewhat more moderate pitting underneath the refinish and handles have been restored to be completely serviceable. Tripod is in outstanding condition, hardly used. Mechanics are fine. Bore is fine with sharp grooves and bright rifling. Belt loading machine is in very fine condition with crisp mechanics. Both helmet and water can exhibit an attractive camouflage pattern of correct period color and pattern. However, it is unlikely in this cataloger’s opinion that this is vintage WWI paint. The MG-08 Maxim was the ultimate well-made machine gun made on a large scale for WWI. Beautifully machined and fitted. It is always an attention getter at the range. This specimen, converted to 7.62 Russian is particularly popular as the 7.62 Russian ammunition is still readily obtainable at a relatively reasonable price. Add to this that this gun utilizes Russian, or Finnish metal or cloth belts, and you have one very attractive ensemble. 52001-1 JWK (12,000-18,000) – Lot 1014
**EARLY MANUFACTURED FULLY TRANSFERABLE ORIGINAL GERMAN MG-42 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
SN 2550. Cal. 8 MM MAUSER. 21″ bbl. Gustfloff “dfb” manufactured MG-42 machine gun which was assembled in 1943 as indicated by markings on left side of receiver. Incoming E-File indicates “Form 2” in manufacturer block. Consignor states that this gun was registered by the CIA as part of a grouping of five guns so registered. Eagle proofs over “WaA” on top of receiver. Bbl SN does not match receiver SN. Top cover and feed tray are also Nazi marked “bpr” with Nazi proofs also visible on late style handgrip assembly which has smooth wooden grip panels. Bi-pod is also Nazi marked and dated 1943. Cam locking frame manufactured by Mauser “ar” with clear Nazi eagle proof. AA flip up rear sight bar present at rear sight base. Bbl in gun is 8 MM. Wooden unnumbered butt is orig Nazi WWII without wire reinforcement and dated “43”. The MG-42 machine gun was the successor to the MG-34 and was designed with a higher rate of fire and more importantly was manufactured using less time consuming and less expensive methods of stamping, shaping, and welding metal parts as opposed to machining or milling them out of billets of steel. Although both the MG-34 and MG-42 were produced through the end of WWII, the MG-42 with its high rate of fire made a very distinct impression upon American servicemen. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine as re-finished over light pitting with some light scratches and scuffs to bare metal. Cam lock frame has taken on a plum colored appearance. Bi-pod exhibits light pitting under bright blue re-finish. Smooth wood grip panels have a couple of chips and some bruises but are still completely serviceable. Wooden buttstock in about the same condition with an original wooden plug visible at toe with discernible Nazi three letter code (hvn?) followed by “43” on left side. Mechanics are fine. Bore is fine, shiny and bright. The MG-42 is one of the most sought after of the WWII German machine guns, and notable about this specimen is the fact that it is a 1943 manufactured gun which retains its orig unmodified wooden butt and factory matched bi-pod. 53171-1 JWK (35,000-55,000) C&R – Lot 1015
**FANTASTIC MAUSER MANUFACTURED WWII GERMAN MG42 MACHINE GUN ON LAFETTE MOUNT WITH ACCESSORIES (C&R).
SN 1165B. Cal. 8mm. 21″ bbl. Just a great specimen from a very desirable manufacturer marked “ar” on left side of receiver indicating Mauser with non-matching orig Nazi wooden butt with clear eagle proof and manufacturer’s mark. Butt manufactured in 1943 by Johann Frohlich. Unnumbered top cover manufactured by Carl Eickhorn. Shroud marked “bpr” indicating Grossfuss manufacturer. The MG42 was manufactured utilizing the innovative process of stamping steel pieces, bending and welding them into component parts which speeded the production over the earlier MG34 which was primarily of milled steel construction. The MG42’s sound upon firing has been likened to a buzz saw or ripping canvas with a rate of fire so fast that some modern shot timers cannot distinguish between the reports. This extremely well accessorized specimen includes four .308 bbls in addition to the one orig “ar” marked non-matching SN bbl in gun. Three bbl carriers one of which is Nazi marked brown paint dated 1943. One Nazi marked assault drum carrier with two 50 rnd assault drums with belt links. One SA marked ammunition can with display ammunition on WWII era belt links. One 8mm belt loading machine in can with red diagonal stripe on can. One orig camouflage paint oil lubricants box with orig WWII lubricant cans. Two sealed MG1 belt link packets. One spare 8mm top cover SN 2201 with feed tray. Two .308 top covers with one .308 feed tray. One buffer assembly. One .308 muzzle. One 8mm WWII era muzzle. One charging handle. One WWII era hand grip. Two sealed in orig packaging post WWII German grip frame assemblies. One braided coil mainspring. Two rear sight assemblies. One pressed paper & leather gunners pouch with oil cans. Pouch does not appear to have any makers marks or proof marks. Also included is an orig WWII German optic sight manufactured by “cme” “Wichmann” in orig box and Lafette tripod with Nazi marked elevation gear with Yugoslavian data plate on top of carrier table. Many such tripods were assembled or WWII era tripods reconditioned using a mixture of parts. This is a National Firearms Act weapon and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Mixture of wartime style refinish with some orig finish parts such as bbl in gun, spare Nazi marked grip with brown grip panels and adjustable bipod assembly. Very clear unbuffed markings typical of wartime refinishing practices. There is some areas of light pitting on the shroud and right side of receiver underneath the refinish. Hand grip currently on gun rates about very good with an overall brown patina with this grip held in place by a simple stud with cotter pin. Wooden Nazi marked butt exhibits wire reinforcement at collar with a coat of black paint, very typical of Waffenmeister field work. Mechanics are fine. Bores are also fine and shiny. Nazi marked bbl has some light surface corrosion towards the muzzle which should clean up. Shiny bore progressing to more dark with some light pitting near the muzzle. Optics of sight are clear. Metal accessories are very fine, orig finish. Spare hand grip has some brassing to bare metal at the bottom of the hand grip frame but very attractive in all respects. The German WWII MG42 is one of the most highly sought of the WWII collectible machine guns. This specimen is in really quite fine condition with a seldom found orig Nazi marked buttstock. It will be certain to attract the attention of the discerning WWII collector as both a gun that is historical and also a lot of fun to shoot. It is especially nice that it has .308 parts, missing only the inner muzzle bearing to convert this to fire the common .308. 52939-31 JWK (30,000-40,000) C&R – Lot 1016
**EXCEPTIONALLY FINE LATE WAR GERMAN WWII MG-34 MACHINE GUN, W/ LAFETTE TRIPOD.
SN 7663. Cal. .8 MM. 26″ bbl w/flash hider. Exceptional late war specimen of the German MG-34 machine gun manufactured by “dot” (Waffenwerke Brunn)complete w/highly sought Lafette tripod w/carrying straps, sling, belts, and w/orig ZF-34 optics marked w/matching SN to gun. Visible numbers on gun appear matching including shroud, top cover, receiver, buffer, buffer cup and stock. Top cover is maker mark “pem,” which is an established subcontractor for MG-34 parts. Bolt SN hand inscribed, as is appropriate. Bbl is also orig matching, manufactured by “dot” (Waffenwerke Brunn). Feed tray numbered “7663” (renumber) on left side with mfg “cof”. Hand grip also matches SN “63” at front of trigger guard. Bi-pod is of the earlier style w/adjustment knob unnumbered but marked “dfb 1942” w/Eagle over 4 proof mark. Wooden butt has Israeli property mark discernible on right side over “1-56”, it also exhibits matching SN, “nvq 45” maker’s code and date w/Eagle proof visible left side. Muzzle Bearing exhibits hand inscribed “47”. Accessories include orig MG-34 Lafette tripod manufactured in 1939 w/ZF 34 optic, manufactured by the “Artillery Optic Company” Ungarische Obtische Werke, out of Budapest. Black leather carrying straps also included, as well as a rare 250-rd fortress belt, two 100-rd belt segments and 2 contemporary 50-rd belt segments. Optic is textile numbered “7663” which matches gun SN. The MG-34 was a finely made milled steel machine gun which saw extensive use throughout the war and was a popular souvenir for American soldiers. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine. Orig late war gray finish on rear of shroud and top cover w/much more lustrous blue finish on forward portion of shroud, feed block, receiver and rear sight. Buffer and stock attachment cup have more of a faded, yet blued finish. Feed tray also a smooth gray late war finish w/a couple of dings noticeable at left side. Wooden butt has a 3″ long crack running parallel to the bore line at top left side, yet remains strong and serviceable. Wood of butt has been coated w/some kind of satin gloss preservative w/left side markings stamped through this protective coating. Mechanics are crisp, extremely fine, brilliant bright bore. It is the opinion of this cataloger that the bbl shroud receiver and buffer, as well as bolt and handgrip are all factory orig matching parts, while the top cover, which is unquestionably orig w/clear orig Nazi proofs has the appropriate pantograph number precisely matching the receiver number, likely a Waffenmeister added number. Tripod is repainted, but it’s mechanics are crisp, optics are clear. Black leather pads of tripod very fine w/white textile marker added shield with SS markings on upper pad w/textile marking quotation mark “XII SS Hitler Jungend” on lower pad. This is an outstanding MG-34 ensemble. Everything w/the exception of the butt is unquestionably pre-May 1945. It would be difficult to find a more matching or authentic MG-34 collector’s ensemble. The markings on the Lafette pads regardless of whether one accepts them as authentic do not in any way detract from the value of this ensemble. 53166-3 JWK (17,000-25,000) C&R – Lot 1017
SN 4650C. 7.92mm. 24″ bbl. This MG34 was manufactured by “dot” (Waffenwerke Brunn) in 1944 and it is so marked on bbl shroud. Top cover, receiver, buttstock and buttstock collar all match in SN. Buffer and bolt match with SN 8797. Top cover marked “bpr” (Grossfuss). Receiver and shroud marked with eagle/”waa63″ indicating Waffenwerke Brunn. Bipod is marked “dfb 1944″ with eagle/”4″ proof mark (Gustloff). Feed tray not present. Museum textile marking at bottom of bbl shroud. Bolt moves back and forth about 4” from forward position within receiver. This weapon has been rendered unserviceable by welding chamber shut and spot welding bbl shroud to receiver below latch where receiver meets shroud slot. Welding of chamber of bbl does not appear to have discolored bbl collar nor to have removed significant amounts of material from chamber itself. Top cover latch does not seat all the way in recess of receiver. This gun was captured by “G” company, 2nd Br, 276th Inf. Reg., 70th Inf. Div. Task Force Herren, near Saarbrucken, Germany and brought home by then LTC Theo C. Mataxis. Included in this lot are copies of the original documentation authorizing the weapons exit from the European Theater of Operations, a certified copy of the original amnesty registration form, evidence that this weapon was on display at the Army War College Museum, and a document which states that this weapon was used as a display prop in the film Taps (1981) in the movie home of the General portrayed by actor George C. Scott. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. PROVENANCE: Personal Collection of B.G. (RET) Theo C. Mataxis, Veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, & adviser to Afghanistan forces fighting against Soviet occupation during the 1980s. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine with about 80% blued finish remaining with some areas of pitting on top cover, anti aircraft ring and other spots on weapon. There are scratches to bare metal and much of the finish is turning to brown patina. Notable bullet strike to right front side of muzzle booster which has raised and pushed back metal about 1/8″. This does not affect function. Rear sight ladder is missing its sight leaf on right side which has apparently simply been slid off ladder and lost. Buttstock has a 2-1/4″ crack from collar straight back to rear at 11 o’clock position. Buttstock also has chips, bruises and scratches but is still serviceable. This weapon, which is in “as brought back” condition with its battle damage and provenance to a noted American officer should be of significant interest to collectors of WWII German arms. It would not take too much effort to get this gun running with the appropriate parts. 52924-6 JWK (15,000-25,000) C&R – Lot 1018
***ATTRACTIVE AND SMOOTH ACTION GERMAN MG-34 PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE MACHINE GUN (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE).
SN 3337d. Cal. 8mm. 26-1/4″ bbl with flash hider. Orig German Maget manufactured receiver with miss-matched SN parts, yet very attractive Pre-86 dealer sample MG-34 with fine condition dark chocolate brown Bakelite buttstock with dark hard composite orig handgrip assembly. Handgrip is AN “36”. just one SN off from receiver. Top cover, bbl shroud, bi-pod, and numerous other parts retain Nazi eagle proof marks. Bbl is also orig Nazi “dot” (Waffenwerk Brunn Mfg)with SN 3972d. Bolt does not match SN. The MG-34 machine gun was designed to be an “all purpose” machine gun, able to be used in an assault role with an attachable basket ammo belt carrier, in a medium machine gun roll from its bi-pod and also in a heavy machine gun roll when placed on a Lafette tri-pod. It also saw applications as an anti-aircraft gun on the appropriate tri-pod, on vehicles both in armor applications as well as scout car and other vehicles. There were even employed on V-Boats when the V-Boats surfaced. As a machined steel belt fed machine gun it is a highly sought collector’s item today. As a Pre-86 dealer sample under current regulations it may be retained personally when a sole proprietor FFL/SOT dealer relinquishes their FFL, making this a very desirable status machine gun for dealers. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is transferable ONLY to current FFL/SOT dealers on a form 3. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is fine, with receiver top cover and muzzle booster retaining 90% or better of their orig lustrous blue metal finish thinning to a pleasing gray patina with high edge wear. “dot” shroud has much more of a gray smooth blued finish thinning to a gray patina at the high points with lustrous blue sights and AA sight base. Hard composite grip panels in fine condition with a couple of dings. Brown Bakelite stock in very fine attractive condition with some handling marks. Mechanics are crisp, with very smooth action. Bore is extremely fine, and bright with sharp rifling. This cataloger has seen numerous MG-34 machine guns over the years, this particular specimen opens and closes to change the bbl the best of any of them. The action and spring tension is also among the best of any ever encountered. Who cares if the numbers don’t match in light of these facts! Auction house will hold this gun while you apply for your FFL/SOT license…. 53171-8 JWK (7,500-12,500) C&R – Lot 1019
**FINE ORIGINAL GERMAN WWII MP-40 MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).
SN 2299b. Cal. 9mm. Bbl 9.9″. Fine specimen of a German WWII MP-40, as manufactured by Steyr with C.G. Haenel parts. Sling ring bbl, resting bar and sight all manufactured by “fxo” indicating C.G. Haenel manufacture with tube and lower assembly by “bnz” (Steyr). MP-40s are often typically assembled using parts from various subcontractors. Front sight assembly is from an earlier MP-38 model with tab above muzzle nut. Bolt is unnumbered with Steyr eagle proof. Markings on this specimen indicate 1944 manufacture. Lot includes 2 orig “41” dated magazines and 1 orig magazine loader, as well as a leather sling. Bbl nut retention bar is white metal with eagle over 37 proof mark (C.G. Haenel). Unserialized bbl exhibits typical Eagle over 37 proofs w/Nazi Eagle firing proof on left side. The MP-40 has achieved wide recognition by both veterans and film-goers as an iconic German submachine gun. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is fine w/deep lustrous blue on bbl w/somewhat duller orig finish w/some small areas of pitting on the receiver and magazine housing w/somewhat more lustrous finish on end cap and swing-out shoulder loop. Brown composite furnishings are very good w/hand-inscribed name “King” and “FRANKFURT” lightly inscribed on left side. Mechanics are fine, bore is extremely fine, shiny and bright, as nice as this cataloger has seen in an MP-40. Magazines are also fine, as is loader finish with some wear to the high edges. Nice late war style sling in fine orig condition. Nice C&R specimens such as this are highly sought collector’s items and do not come up very frequently. 53166-4 JWK (18,000-22,000) C&R – Lot 1020
**EVER POPULAR ALWAYS COLLECTIBLE MATCHING GERMAN WWII MP-40 MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).
SN 2601J. Cal 9mm. 9.9″ bbl. Very nice curio and relic eligible “ERMA” manufactured receiver with CG Haenel matching rear assembly. Visible numbers appear matching with typical mixture of subcontracted parts which was common practice as the Germans produced these machine guns. Bolt is ERMA as is bbl, front sight by Merzwerk with end cap by Krupp. For those familiar with the MP-40 this is a classic C&R gun which includes one orig magazine and orig leather sling. Shoulder stock employs properly and quite tight when extended. The MP-40 was the successor to the MP-38 model. Both were intended to be compact bust fire power weapons especially suited for dismounted vehicle troops but was issued in ever increasing numbers to troops of all kinds. It is slow firing, comfortable to shoot, durable, with readily available parts. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish very good to fine with several dings and scars to bare gray patina metal, particularity at the high points, otherwise turning a brown patina. Bakelight of lower assembly fine to very fine. Left grip panel has a slight crack near trigger guard but still completely strong and serviceable. Mechanics are fine. Fine right bore with minor pitting in the grooves. Orig sling soft, strong and serviceable. “fxo 42” marked magazine. The MP-40 has been popularized not only by veterans who brought them back, but also by WWII films over the years. Matching curio and relic specimens are highly sought after collectors items and they also make a great entry level machine gun. 53165-3 JWK (15,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 1021
**GERMAN MP40 SUB MACHINE GUN DEWAT CAPTURED IN JANUARY 1945 DURING GERMAN OFFENSIVE (CURIO & RELIC).
SN CND300K. Cal. 9mm. 9.9″ bbl. This MP40 is a combination of two different SN guns put together. This gun is exactly as brought back from WWII. Tube, bbl and magazine housing assembly was assembled by Steyr and bears SN 396m and eagle/”623″ proof marks. Bolt lower assembly receiver cap and swing out shoulder loop were assembled by Erma and are SN 300k. Receiver cap is marked “MP40/ayf 42” indicating this was made by Erma in 1942. Lower frame assembly is marked “cnd” which indicates manufacture by Krupp in Berlin. Swing out shoulder loop was manufactured by Erma and is marked with eagle/”280″. Bolt is marked with eagle/”280″ and SN 300k with eagle/swastika final proof. Bbl resting bar and retaining pin are not present. Bottom of bbl marked with eagle/”623″ proof mark and shield logo with “bnz/1” proof mark (Steyr). Although bolt moves freely under proper spring tension within receiver and bolt face is excellent, chamber has been plugged with weld. A significant amount of chamber face has been removed during this process. Bbl nut has been spot welded to forward sling ring and receiver tube forward of magazine housing and this has caused a discoloration of metal. For these reasons this weapon is currently unserviceable. Included in this lot are copies of the original documentation authorizing the weapons exit from the European Theater of Operations, a certified copy of the original amnesty registration form, evidence that this weapon was on display at the Army War College Museum, and a document which states that this weapon was used as a display prop in the film Taps (1981) in the movie home of the General portrayed by actor George C. Scott. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. PROVENANCE: Personal Collection of B.G. (RET) Theo C. Mataxis, Veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, & adviser to Afghanistan forces fighting against Soviet occupation during the 1980s. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is good with about 30% of orig blue finish remaining with otherwise liberal pitting, corrosion and brown patina on metal surfaces. Bakelite of lower assembly is in fine condition with some scratches and handling marks. Hand grip panels have some chips and handling marks but otherwise very serviceable. Receiver tube bushing fastened in place using two indentations in receiver tube forward of magazine housing at 6 and 12 o’clock positions. This is the manufacturing method often seen on Steyr manufactured MP40s. Bbl nut is of two flat side type. Mechanics need attention, but reactivation of this gun could be a straight forward replacement of bbl assembly. Theo C. Mataxis’ memoirs indicate it was captured by him personally near Wimmenau from a German artillery Forward Observation team on patrol in January 1945, during which action he was wounded and subsequently awarded the Purple Heart. 52924-7 JWK (12,000-18,000) C&R – Lot 1022
**VERY FINE AND EVER POPULAR GERMAN MP-40 MACHINE GUN ON ERB REGISTERED TUBE (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
SN 458e. Cal. 9mm. 10″ bbl. Nice example of an ERB registered receiver tube integrated with orig German parts. Four orig German 32 rnd mags are included. Lower assembly made by ERMA “ayf” in 1943 with steel parts marked “cnd” (Krupp). Sight assembly manufactured by Steyr. SN’s match between lower tube, bbl, and bbl nut, as well as swing out shoulder loop assembly. ERB was in the habit of acquiring parts kits and then registering tubes with numbers to match the parts kits he had on hand. He also added his own fictitious Waffen eagle proofs to his tubes to make them more attractive. Bolt SN does not match rest of gun and SN is visible through charging handle slot. Resting bar is pot metal. Grips are an attractive brown Bakelite. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish very fine to extremely fine as re-finished upon re-manufacture with a lustrous blue finish on metal parts, with occasional light pitting, barely discernible on the shoulder loop. Bolt is not re-finished and turning a gray patina within the receiver. Bakelite in very fine condition. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is very good with shiny lands and some light pitting in the grooves. Mags range from very fine as re-finished to one that has turned a gray patina with some light pitting and a couple of dings. Instantly recognizable from numerous WWII films, the MP-40 machine gun is the classic slow firing 9mm gun which is always popular for beginner and advanced shooting enthusiasts alike. Comfortable to shoot with readily available ammunition as well as slow firing and easy to control, the MP-40 is one of the best entry level machine guns which also conveys the benefit of appealing to the historical machine gun shooter/collector. 53171-15 JWK (7,500-12,500) – Lot 1023
**CHARLES ERB REGISTERED MP-40 RECEIVER TUBE ONLY (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
SN 322e. Cal. 9mm. Registered MP-40 receiver tube as manufactured by Charles Erb. Exhibits Erb bullet logo on the left side below the bolt handle channel with SN visible at left front portion of tube with 2nd SN on underside of tube just forward of sear slot. Charles Erb was one of the people with both the foresight and machinery to have made a number of these receiver tubes and registered them as fully transferable to individuals when it was still possible to do so. Current registration form reflects this tube as being model “MP-40” in caliber 9mm. 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 Form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance is in the white with slots and holes cut however there is no trunnion. There are areas of light surface rust with some bluish dye noticeable particularly at the bolt handle safety slot. This is the essential registered tube of an MP-40 machine gun. 52939-37 JWK (7,500-12,500) – Lot 1024