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SN 5437. 9 MM Glisenti. 12-1/2″ bbls. This extremely rare and unusual machine gun is actually two bbl and bolt actions which may be cocked separately and fired separately from a solitary spade handle. Originally designed for an early anti-aircraft role, by the time these guns were into production the aircraft had become tough enough so that these were no longer effective in the role for which they were intended. They still made an impressive display of force and no doubt this example would be a ball to shoot. High quality fit and finish of blue steel metal parts together with plum colored steel and brass makes this a highly attractive early machine gun. Right hand cocking arm is broken where it hits the cocking stop however broken piece is present and could be expertly repaired. Both right and left gun actions have proper spring tension and fire from open bolt. Separate firing actuators for each side however when safety is in safe position neither side will fire. Magazines are held in place by a rotating collar on each gun action. Included in this lot is an orig black enamel painted brass bipod which clamps onto bbls. Transit chest with tools, magazines and spare bbls is offered as a separate lot. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is outstanding. 99% blued finish remaining with some smallest of scuffs on left side of left gun near magazine port and some slight wear at high points. Bores are shiny and bright with strong rifling and slight frosting in the grooves. There is old and somewhat gummy oil within each of the receiver tubes to the rear of each chamber. Bolt faces are both extremely fine. 9 MM Glisenti cartridges can be made out of 9 MM Luger. This is an extremely interesting and RARE collectable early machine gun. 4-51704 JWK88 (40,000-60,000) – Lot 1020

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2014
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