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 LOT 421
Excellent and Scarce Vietnam Era U.S. Contract Stevens Model 77E Slide Action Riot Shotgun - Serial no. 22400, 12 gauge, 20 inch round bbl., parkerized finish, walnut stock. Originally developed with an eye for arming the people of Southeast Asia against the communists, the United States Army and Marine Corps both took an interest in the 77E as a replacement for their aging stocks of World War I and World War II vintage trench and riot guns. The 77E became very popular as an “anti-ambush” gun in the jungles, as it was capable of delivering immediate and vicious fire at close ranges. While one of the signature weapons of the Vietnam War, relatively few can be found on the American market today in any condition. Single nickel bead sight, a full choke and a 2 3/4 inch chamber. The frame is marked “U.S.” on the right, with “P” on top and on the breech of the barrel. Fitted with a ribbed forearm and smooth pistol grip stock with vented rubber recoil pad. 13 inch length of pull. CONDITION: Excellent, retains 98% original parkerized finish with light cycling marks visible on the magazine tube. The wood is also excellent with defined edges, some light handling marks, and some cracking and absent edges on the deteriorated rubber recoil buttpad. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 4,500 - 7,000
LOT 422
Outstanding U.S. Springfield M1D Garand Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle with M84 Scope, CMP Shipping Box and Accessories - Serial no. 2817402, 30-06 Springfield cal., 24 inch round bbl., parkerized finish, walnut stock. Originally manufactured in May of 1944 and subsequently arsenal upgraded to the M1D Sniper configuration. Rifles so converted were used as sniper weapons during Korea and the Vietnam War. Blade front and peep rear sights, “DRC” windage drum, “S-A-9-52” marked barrel, “SA” bolt, relief cut operating rod, trigger housing and hammer. Fitted with a Hart M2 cone flash hider, M84 scope serial numbered “26365”, with a post-and-crosshair reticle, sliding sunshield and a rubber eyepiece, olive drab green canvas web sling and an unmarked leather cheekpad. The arsenal replacement stock is stamped with an open boxed “S.A./RA” inspection cartouche and a circled “P” proofmark on front of the pistol grip. Accompanied by an Anniston shipping box with a matching hand numbered label to the rifle and scope,
containing some sealed cleaning tools and accessories. Also includes a cleaning rope, combination tool and oiler inside the butt compartment, a copy of a packing list and a “1-4-96” dated government invoice. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine as arsenal upgraded to M1D configuration, retains 99% parkerized finish with very light wear from mounting of the flash hider. The stock is excellent with a few light handling marks and distinct edges overall. Scope is excellent, retains 99% original blue finish on the tube with a few light handling marks, some dry cracking on the rubber eye piece, and crisp clear optics. Mechanically excellent. Included box is fine. Estimate: 3,500 - 5,500
LOT 423
World War II U.S. Springfield M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle -
Serial no. 683078, 30-06 Springfield cal., 24 inch round bbl., parkerized finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in June 1942, mere months after the United State’s entry into World War II. Features a winged blade front with screw cap and type 1 “lock-bar” rear sight assembly. With a narrow-base gas cylinder and single-slot plug. The barrel is marked “S-A-6-42” on the right of the chamber. Includes an unmodified “D35382 3 SA” marked operating rod, short fork follower rod, “8” marked follower, and “D28287-12SA/W9B” bolt. The trigger housing is marked “D28290-7-SA,” with a “C46008-3 SA” hammer, “C46015-9SA” safety, and unmarked milled trigger guard. Fitted with a smooth pistol grip stock bearing a boxed “S.A./E.McF.” (Earl McFarland) inspection cartouche and large crossed cannons ordnance wheel stamped on the left of the wrist, with a circled serif “P” proof on the underside, along with arched profile lower band and single-grove milled rear handguard clip. Includes an unmarked brass hook M1907 leather sling. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, retaining 90% plus parkerized finish with scattered handling marks and edge wear. The otherwise fine stock has several minor dents and scrapes, with
clear cartouches. The sling is very fine with supple leather. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 2,500 - 3,750
LOT 424
Desirable Individually USN Inscribed Solingen Production Vietnam Randall Made Model 14 Attack Knife with Sheath - 12 1/4 inches overall with a 7 1/2 inch stainless sawback blade with etched scimitar-flanked “RANDALL MADE/SOLINGEN S” address and “STAINLESS” stamp on the left side, “A.W. HAINES/454 84 85”/”USN” on the right, thick brass oval guard, and a finger-grooved brown micarta grip installed on the broad full-length tang. The sheath is black leather construction, with Randall markings on the front of the belt loop and a sharpening stone. The consignor provided no information on Haines, but limited
online records put an “A.W. Haines” in Vietnam with River Division 572, a component of River Squadron. CONDITION: Fine as sharpened and polished, with mild spotting and verdigris buildup on the blade, a mixed patina on the guard, and light handling marks overall. The sheath is very good, with mild scuffing and cracking.
              Estimate: 2,250 - 3,500 321

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