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pressure stamps. The top of the receiver bears the 5-line Winchester nomenclature ending in “PATENT APPLIED FOR”, with “F A S” marked selector positions with the spring loaded catch to keep the operator from accidentally putting the rifle on “safe” when flipping to full automatic (actual mechanism is full auto and safe only, per later standards), and the early pattern trigger housing which has a set of retrofitted magazine guide “wings” introduced after World War I. Fitted World War II upgrades to included a smooth hardwood forearm and a smooth synthetic pistol grip stock with a steel buttplate and flip-up shoulder rest. Included with the lot are a swiveling bipod, canvas sling, “assistant gunner” style magazine belt, eleven extra magazines, a small leather parts box, tools, manuals and a leatherette covered transport case.
 LOT 3485
U.S. Winchester Model 1918 Browning Automatic Rifle, Class III/NFA C&R Fully Transferable Machine Gun, with Accessories - Serial no. 85377, 30-06 cal., 24 inch round bbl., blue finish, synthetic stock. 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 limited action in World War I, on both sides of the law during the “Public Enemy” era of crime, and heavy use in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Blade front and folding ladder rear sights, with “W/(flaming bomb)/7-18” marked on the top front of the barrel with the flaming bomb Ordnance proof at the breech. A set of British proofs are present on the right side of the receiver and barrel, the latter also bearing caliber and

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