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Lot 497: U.S. Saginaw 1919A4 Fully Transferable Machine Gun with Tripod

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

U.S. Saginaw Steering Gear Model 1919A4 Browning Belt Fed Machine Gun with Tripod, Class III/NFA C&R Fully Transferable Machine Gun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $16,000 - $25,000

U.S. Saginaw Steering Gear Model 1919A4 Browning Belt Fed Machine Gun with Tripod, Class III/NFA C&R Fully Transferable Machine Gun

Manufacturer: Saginaw
Model: 1919A4
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 30-06
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip: metal
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 344
Class: Class III
Description:

One of the mainline American machine guns of World War II, the Browning 1919A4 was introduced towards the end of World War I as a lighter, air-cooled variant of the 1917 heavy machine gun, and would be put to work by infantry, vehicles, and aircraft. In the post-ar years it would find users on virtually every continent on the planet save Antarctica. Folding sights, with a blade front and a peep and notch rear sight with windage adjustments and elevation adjustment, a ventilated heat shield around the barrel, and the maker's markings on the right side of the receiver. The pintle and T&E mechanism are installed on the receiver, and a green painted, 1942 dated Lamson M2 tripod is included.

Rating Definition:

Fine, with 80% of the arsenal refinished parkerized finish mostly on the receiver side plates. The heat shield shows a mixed brown and gray patina, with areas of brown on the receiver and scattered handling marks. The carry handle shows some mild chipping, and the tripod is in good order. Mechanically very good. 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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