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Lot 2603: California Arms Co - Defiance/Anti-Bandit Two Digit Serial Num.

Auction Date: December 1, 2018

Scarce California Arms Co. Two Digit Serial Number Defiance/Anti-Bandit Class III/NFA AOW

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Scarce California Arms Co. Two Digit Serial Number Defiance/Anti-Bandit Class III/NFA AOW

Manufacturer: California Arms Co
Model: Defiance/Anti-Bandit
Type: Any Other Weapon
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 12 1/4 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel/blue
Grip: aluminum
Stock:
Item Views: 8409
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 271
Class: Class III
Description:

Manufactured between 1926 and 1930 and marketed by the California Arms Co. as a self defense and anti-bandit gun to compete with the Ithaca Auto and Burglar gun. Features a single bead sight, blue steel barrels and breech block, 2 1/2 inch chambers, open chokes, spring strikers with knurled cocking knobs, and cast aluminum frame and forend. The frame was designed to be similar to the Colt Government Model grip. It is estimated that only about 300 were manufactured.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The barrels and breech block have a mostly brown patina with 30% original blue finish, spotting, handling marks overall. The grip frame and forend have 60% original nickel finish with areas of visible bubbling, edge wear, and flaking. Mechanically needs adjustment. NOTE: This weapon is registered as a National Firearms Act (NFA), AOW (Any Other Weapon). Although NOT a fully automatic weapon it is still controlled like a NFA weapon that 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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