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Lot 1534: Chinese Maxim Model 1908/Type 24 Machine Gun

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Chinese Maxim Model 1908/Type 24 Machine Gun, Class III/NFA C&R Fully Transferable, with Accessories

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $9,500 - $16,000

Chinese Maxim Model 1908/Type 24 Machine Gun, Class III/NFA C&R Fully Transferable, with Accessories

Manufacturer: China
Model: 1908
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 30-06
Barrel: 28 inch round
Finish: blue/black
Grip: hardwood
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 401
Class: Class III

Manufactured in China starting in the 1930s, the Type 24 is a close copy of the German MG08, with some improvements for ease of operation and handling. The barrel is shrouded with a black painted water jacket, that also serves as the mounting point for the blade front sight and the recoil booster assembly with detachable cone flash hider. The top cover on the receiver is fitted with a conventional Maxim flip-up rear sight as well as a flip-up fixed notch sight that corresponds roughly to the "19" position on the adjustable staff. A brass data plate on the tension mechanism bears a prominent swastika, and the left sideplate bears the ATF serial number. Fitted with a pair of checkered hardwood spade grips and a large butterfly pattern trigger with a flip safety. Included with the lot is a folding field mount, and a canvas water jacket cover with unidentified backing material.

Rating Definition:

Good, with 70% of the refinished blue/black finish overall showing wear, handling marks and areas of brown patina. The mounting iron currently installed on the receiver is not compatible with the traverse mechanism on the field mount. The jacket cover shows stains and fraying of the backing material. Mechanically functions. Caliber is per ATF form info, and not guaranteed. 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) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.

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