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Lot 596: U.S. Winchester Model 1918 Browning Automatic Rifle

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

U.S. Winchester Model 1918 Browning Automatic Rifle, Class III/NFA "Sales Sample" Machine Gun

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

U.S. Winchester Model 1918 Browning Automatic Rifle, Class III/NFA "Sales Sample" Machine Gun

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1918
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 30-06
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: black
Stock: synthetic
Item Views: 1822
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 357
Class: Class III

Developed and introduced in 1917 (and designated the 1918 to prevent confusion with the Model 1917 machine gun), the Browning Automatic Rifle became a signature American weapon for generations, seeing action in WWII and Korea, as well as on both sides of the law during the "Public Enemy" era of crime. Blade front and folding ladder rear sights, with a plain tubular flash hider threaded to the muzzle, "M/4-19" dated barrel, the top of the receiver bearing the 5-line Winchester nomenclature, with a "F A S" pattern (semi/full/safe) selector mechanism with the spring loaded catch to keep the operator from accidentally putting the rifle on "safe" when flipping to full automatic. Fitted with a smooth hardwood forearm and a synthetic pistol grip stock with a brown leather sling. Some extra stock hardware is included.

Rating Definition:

Fine, with 90% arsenal refinished matte black finish, mild wear and handling marks overall, as well as some covered pitting. The furniture shows mild wear. Mechanically excellent. 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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