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Lot 4201: Three Antique European Military Bolt Action Carbines

Auction Date: June 24, 2022

Three Antique European Military Bolt Action Carbines

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,100 - $1,800

A) French MAS Model 1874 M80 Gras Single Shot Carbine with Afghanistan Bring Back Paper

Manufacturer: MAS
Model: 1874
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 11 mm
Barrel: 27 1/2 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 322
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

Includes U.S. Armed Forces affidavit bring back paper from Bagram, Afghanistan dated October 21, 2016 listing this carbine by make, model, approximate manufacture date and serial number (hidden under receiver).

B) French St. Etienne Model 1866-74 M80 Gras Single Shot Carbine with Afghanistan Bring Back Paper

Manufacturer: St. Etienne
Model: 1866
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 11 mm
Barrel: 23 1/2 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 322
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

"52083" marked on left breech of barrel, and "S.1871 T.83" marked on right breech of barrel. Includes U.S. Armed Forces affidavit bring back paper from Bagram, Afghanistan dated October 27, 2016 listing this carbine by make, model, manufacture date and serial number.

C) Scarce Austro-Hungarian Steyr Mannlicher Model 1885 Straight Pull Magazine Trials Carbine

Manufacturer: Mannlicher
Model: 1885
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 11.15 mm
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 322
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

Austro-Hungary's first magazine rifle using an early form of the en-bloc clip loading. Unlike later designs, the clip ejects from the top instead of out the bottom, and it has a clip retention lever on right of magazine. Includes canvas sling.

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