Morphy Auctions

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2122
$13,800.00

**EXTREMELY SCARCE MADSEN MODEL 1924 BULGARIAN CONTRACT MACHINE GUN WITH MAGAZINES AND SPARE PARTS (C&R).

SN 7923. Cal. 8mm Mauser. 18-3/4″ bbl. This extremely scarce Bulgarian contract Danish Madsen Model 1924 was at one time de-activated and these deactivated parts with weld plugged chamber and cut-out of chamber, bbl and bolt assembly included SN “6994-A”. In addition to current serviceable 8mm bbl and lock assembly, SN “EM3203-A” are spare serviceable bbl and lock assemblies “EM3102B” and “EM3051B” also in 8mm. Both of these as well as one in gun appear matching and serviceable. Shroud currently fitted on gun is an un-numbered replacement, but the orig shroud with bi-pod is included, as well as an orig complete spare bolt assembly with pin and lever in good serviceable condition. Also included is an orig leather magazine pouch holding 4 orig magazines, plus 1 additional magazine for a total of 5 in 8mm Mauser. There is an additional magazine in the orig 8x56mm caliber. 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 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine as re-finished with the exception of the detachable muzzle which rates very good with the orig finish turned a more brown patina. Orig shroud also extremely fine as re-finished with clear markings and some discernible light pitting. Spare bbl and lock assemblies are orig finish with actions in the white. Bbl in gun and lock have been re-finished. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is extremely fine, shiny and bright. Bore in 8mm spares also appear fine and shiny. Unable to determine other bore because both muzzle and chamber are welded shut. Wooden stock has numerous bruises and dings with a 4″ long crack parallel to the receiver line on right side only which does not detract from serviceability. Bakelite cocking handle knob has a a couple of chips but still remains serviceable. The Madsen is a popular early machine gun design and finding one in a readily available caliber which is fully transferable is a big bonus! 52359-3 JWK (8,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 2122


Auction: Firearms - October 2017
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