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Lot 1485: FN Luxembourg Model D Registered Transferrable Machine Gun

Auction Date: September 12, 2020

Scarce Fabrique Nationale Luxembourg Contract Type D Class III/NFA "Sales Sample" Machine Gun with Accessories

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $9,000 - $14,000

Scarce Fabrique Nationale Luxembourg Contract Type D Class III/NFA "Sales Sample" Machine Gun with Accessories

Manufacturer: Fabrique Nationale
Model: MODD
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 30 06
Barrel: 21 1/2 inch round
Finish: black
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 378
Class: Class III

Manufactured in Belgium for contract sale to Luxembourg, the Type D Light Machine Gun is an evolution of the Browning Automatic Rifle. In addition to a number of internal adjustments and integration of a "Monitor" style pistol grip, the Type D introduced an interchangeable barrel, which greatly increased the endurance of the arm in sustained fire. Blade front and tangent rear sights, with the "AL" Luxembourg mark on top of the receiver, British proofs on the receiver, barrel and bolt, and matching serial numbers. A three position selector switch is installed on the left side of the trigger group (only 1 position, "full auto", works as marked), with a thumb-actuated dust cover on the right side of the receiver, and a combination carry handle and takedown lever at the front of the receiver. Fitted with a folding steel bipod, green canvas web sling, hardwood pistol grip and fixed buttstock with flip-up shoulder rest. Included with the item is an extra (mixed numbered) barrel with a canvas and leather storage case and an extra bipod.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, with 75% of the original black finish, showing scattered wear, bright rubbing on the high edges, areas of mixed patina and mild spotting. The stock is good, with some cracking in the buttstock, chips on the handguard, and mild dents and scuffing overall. Mechanically fine as noted. NOTE: This weapon is a restricted, National Firearms Act (NFA) Class 3, Fully Automatic 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. This weapon is currently registered as being "LIMITED TO USE AS A SALES SAMPLE (Pre-86)" and as such can only be purchased by an FFL, with a Class 2 or Class 3 SOT License.

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