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SN 48. 30-06 Cal. 28-1/2″ bbl. This Maxim model 1904 was made by Vickers Sons & Maxim Ltd and later came into the possession of Fox Movie Studios. Comes on orig VSM tripod. Feed shuttle has been drilled at two points for pins to adapt this weapon to fire blanks. Orig brass chains are present at muzzle. Cork assembly not present. Rear water filler cap and orig brass chain present. Marked “FOX STUDIO” on top of rear trunnion. Brass feed shuttle is SN 57A. Bolt is SN 78B. Rails are electro-penciled 25, trunnion is numbered 28. Top covered is numbered 57. Rear sight has a peep sight aperture adjustable for both elevation and windage. Front sight post has protected sheet metal cover. Fusee cover is brass and devoid of markings except for adjustment index marks. Tripod SN is 277 and brass head is embossed “TRIPOD AUTO. MACH. GUN CAL.30./NO.277 INSP./MADE BY/VICKERS SONS&MAXIM/UNDER U.S. PATENTS NOS.”. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dolf Goldsmith collection; The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine to excellent. 88% blued finish on steel surfaces with some thinning on water jacket and where gun is mounted to tripod. Brass surfaces retain a pleasing, even patina. There are some scratches in areas of water jacket which are turning to brown patina as well as a couple of dings. Interior of action is clean and well oiled. Bore is shiny and bright. Bolt face is excellent. There is no doubt that some fortunate collector will take home this excellent example of an early Maxim. This gun is found in Dolf Goldsmith’s book on the Maxim The Devil’s Paint Brush on pages 275-276. This is one of only 90 guns produced by Vickers. With some research it should be possible to determine some of the films this gun may have appeared in. 4-51723 JWK29 (75,000-125,000) – Lot 1006

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2014
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