Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2808: Grouping of Rifle Grenade Launching Equipment

Auction Date: October 7, 2021

Grouping of Rifle Grenade Launching Equipment Including Two Rare World War I V-B Grenade Launching Cups

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Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,500

Grouping of Rifle Grenade Launching Equipment Including Two Rare World War I V-B Grenade Launching Cups

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Mark IV Viven-Bessieres (V-B) rifle grenade launching cup marked "US (flaming bomb)/MODEL OF 1903/W" for the M1903 rifle, French V-B rifle grenade launching cup, inert V-B rifle grenade, two Rock Island Arsenal V-B canvas cases both marked "R.I.A./3-20", unmarked period V-B leather case, three boxes of different rifle grenade cartridges, M1 spigot rifle grenade launcher marked "U.S. RIFLE/.30M1903A1", rubber recoil pad for M1903 rifle, M8 spigot rifle grenade launcher marked "KM CO.-M8/LAUNCHER/CARBINE/CAL.-30", M7A1 spigot rifle grenade launcher, M7A3 spigot rifle grenade launcher, sealed "8/54" dated bag containing a high hump gas cylinder lock for an M1 Garand rifle, two M15 grenade launching sights, canvas case for M15 sight, M203 grenade launching sight, tools, and a dummy "babbit" rod type rifle grenade. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

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