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   LOT 1680
World War II Cased Finnish Lahti
Antitank Rifle with Combination
Bipod/Sled and Accessories - Serial
no. 1628, 20 cal., 50 inch round bbl., blue
finish. This is a prewar Finnish 20mm
M39 antitank rifle. Originally these rifles
were made to be mounted and fired
from a combination steel bipod/sheet
metal sled (also with the rifle) that was fitted to the center of the rifle.
This rifle is approximately 80 inches long with a super large boxed
style receiver and bolt similar in size and shaped to the U.S. M2 MG and
easily weighs 70-80 lbs without the sled. They functioned as a shoulder
fired, gas operated semi-automatic antitank rifle. There is a large crank
handle on the right side of the action which retracts the bolt to the rear
with a bolt release on the lower part of the grip. It is then fired with a single pull of the trigger that starts the cycling mechanism which uses a long piston under the barrel to drive the bolt to the rear to cycle the action.
The rifle was fed from a huge box magazine that was mounted on top of the action, feeding the rounds down through the top of the receiver. The rounds would be stripped out of the magazine, by the bolt, fed into the chamber, fired, then the action would cycle and ejected the spent cartridges out of the bottom of the action. The left side of the action is stamped with the “20 Pst. Kiv./39” over the boxed SA Finnish proof next to the boxed ‘VKT’ mark of the Finnish state run arsenal, later know as Valmet over the serial number. It has the side mounted front and rear sights like a BREN gun that is calibrated from100-1400 meters. The rifle is complete with the combination bipod/sled, four original box magazines, carrying cans, muzzle brake, cleaning rod and handle, and rubber mounted buttplate that fits on the end of the action, along with some dummy rounds. It is all packed in an Interarmco marked shipping crate. The barrel has been deactivated by welding the breech shut and drilling a hole in the side.
CONDITION: Excellent overall as deactivated with 90% of the original blued finish showing minor wear on the edges and high spots. The accessories are all in excellent condition and so is the original wooden shipping case. An excellent example of a rare World War II Finish M39 antitank rifle.
Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000
LOT 1681 World War II Japanese Nagoya Type 2 Paratrooper Bolt Action Rifle with Bayonet - Serial no. 9478, 7.7 mm Japanese cal., 26 inch round bbl., blue finish, hardwood stock. A takedown variant of the Type 99 Arisaka designed to be carried disassembled by paratroopers when jumping and then put together on the ground. Features blade front and folding rear sights with anti-aircraft wings, ground mum on the receiver, “611” assembly numbered stock irons and barrel, smooth pistol grip stock with cupped buttplate, and the matching partial serial number on the bayonet lug, barrel lug, and bolt components. Includes a Nagoya marked bayonet. CONDITION: Fine, with 80% of the original blue finish, showing a brown patina in the grind spot (on the chamber where the mum was ground off ), patches of lighter gray elsewhere, scattered light handling marks, and some mild oxidization. The stock is also fine, with a number of dents and scuffs. The bayonet is fair, with rough wood and spotting on the blade. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 LOT 1682 North Vietnamese SKS Semi-Automatic Rifle with Bayonet - Serial no. 642970, 7.62x39 mm cal., 20 inch round bbl., blue finish, hardwood stock. Manufactured in 1964, the North Vietnam made SKSs are the rarest variant. The North Vietnamese established a factory which operated from 1963-1965 before being destroyed by U.S. air raids. This rifle features the serial number and “star 1” factory marking on the left of the receiver. It is fitted with hooded post front and elevation adjustable (Russian marked) rear sights, and folding knife bayonet. Matching serial numbers are found on the receiver, bolt carrier, and on the stock behind the sling loop. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, retaining 85% blue finish with scattered pitting throughout and some patches of surface oxidation. Stock is very fine with scattered scratches and a hairline crack at the toe. Mechanically excellent Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
LOT 1683
Swedish Carl Gustaf Model 1896 Bolt Action Sniper Rifle with Ajack Scope and Scope Case - Serial no. 261045, 6.5 mm cal., 29 inch round bbl., blue finish, hardwood stock. Hooded blade front and fine adjustable m/55 rear sight, with the receiver dated “1910” and fitted with a short side rail for a scope. The scope base is numbered to match the rifle, and the Ajack 4x90 scope is blued with an elevation adjustment knob. Smooth straight wrist stock, with a brown leather sling and a “GM/41B” disc on the right side. Also included is a green painted metal carrier for the scope.
DITION: Fine as arsenal converted to sniper configuration, with 85% of the arsenal refurbished blue finish, showing areas of brown patina and scattered spotting and s. The barrel bands and floorplate are numbered “046”, one digit off from the receiver and bolt. The stock is good, with scratches and dings. The very fine scope shows mild eternal wear, with the crosshairs solid and the optics clear. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
LOT 1684 Fabrique Nationale Venezuelan Contract Model 1949 Semi-Automatic Rifle - Serial no. 7634, 7 mm cal., 22 inch round bbl., black finish, walnut stock. This rifle was manufactured between 1949 and 1956 as part of the Venezuelan contract and has the Venezuelan crest marked on the top of the receiver. It has matching serial numbers, one-line FN address on the right side of the receiver, slotted, detachable muzzle brake, bayonet lug, battle sights, a handguard, and a pistol grip stock with “FUERZAS ARMADAS/ VENEZUELA” stamp on the right, sling swivels, and a ribbed buttplate. CONDITION: Excellent overall, retaining 97% original black finish with limited handling marks and some scattered dings and scratches on the stock. The bright buttplate show rough oxidation. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
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