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Lot 350: Springfield Armory SAR-48 Class III/NFA Transferable Machine Gun

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Springfield Armory Inc. SAR-48 Automatic Rifle, Class III/NFA Fully Transferable Machine Gun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $20,000 - $30,000

Springfield Armory Inc. SAR-48 Automatic Rifle, Class III/NFA Fully Transferable Machine Gun

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: SAR48
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 7.62 mm Nato
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: matte grey phosphate
Stock: hardwood
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 304
Class: Class III

Manufactured by Springfield Armory using an Imbel-made receiver and a set of Israeli parts, this is a registered reproduction of the Israeli "Makelon" squad automatic weapon. A variant of the FALO (Fusil Automatique Lourde, Heavy Automatic Rifle), the Makelon served alongside the "Romat" FAL as one of the Israeli Defense Force's primary infantry weapons for the Six Day War, War of Attrition and the Yom Kippur War, eventually being phased out in favor of the Galil ARM squad automatic weapon. Post front and tangent peep rear sights, with a long flash hider and swiveling bipod at the muzzle, adjustable gas system at the front sight, stamped steel handguard with extra hardwood grip section, smooth pistol grip and a fixed buttstock with flip-up shoulder rest. The Springfield markings are present on the metric pattern receiver, with the trigger housing bearing Israeli markings with a right handed full auto/safe/semi selector switch. The bolt carrier is properly configured to engage the safety sear, which is present and accounted for in the receiver. Includes an unmarked shipping box. Provenance: The Al Walker Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, with 98% plus matte gray phosphate finish, showing some light scratches and handling marks. The furniture is in equal condition, with some heavier dents on the wrist of the buttstock. Mechanically excellent. 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) under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.

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