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Auction Date: September 9, 2017

Lot 1529: Springfield SAR48, Full Transferrable Machine Gun

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Springfield Armory SAR48 Automatic Rifle, Class III/NFA Fully Transferrable Machine Gun
Estimated Price: $11,000 - $16,000
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Serial #Springfield SAR48, Full Transferrable Machine Gun ManufacturerSpringfield Armory U.S. ModelSAR48
TypeMachine Gun Gauge7.62 Mm Catalog Page280
Barrel21 Inch Round FinishBlack Grip
Stockplastic ClassClass III RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured in Brazil and sold in the United States by Springfield, this SAR48 is one of a limited known quantity of factory original automatics; estimates on total number range from 10-20. Built around the original metric pattern receiver, this is about as close as one can expect to get to the original Belgian-made military FAL that served as the "right arm of the free world" through much of the Cold War. Post front and tangent peep rear sights, with a ported flash hider on the muzzle, sling swivel partway back down the barrel, and an adjustable gas port with grenade settings. The lower receiver has a set of "S/R/A" selector markings, with "S.A.R.-48/7.62MM SA-1571" on the left side of the upper receiver, the Springfield address on the right, and "IMBEL/ITAJUBA/BRAZIL" on the underside. Fitted with a ventilated triangular forearm, pistol grip with storage compartment, and a fixed buttstock. Magazine absent.

ConditionExcellent, with 95% plus original matte black factory finish, showing some mild handling marks and edge war overall, as well as some rubbing on the lower receiver and grip from the selector switch and mild scuffs on the forearm. Mechanically excellent. NOTE: This weapon is a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.
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