Firearms, Edged Weapons – Anderson Militaria – Military Antiques, Americana
Last Updated 08/17/2014

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Firearms (Edged Weapons follows further down)

PLEASE NOTE:  There are no longer firearms for sale on this website.  I will be listing M1 Garand wood stocks over time, so please check back often.  Keep in mind, Dale used to do the descriptions, and knew what he was talking about.  I will be using his templates, and listing individual details for each stock, to the best of my ability.

1F  -  RARE ORIGINAL SA/JLG M-1 GARAND STOCK   Click thumbnail photos for larger views  This is the rarest stock we’ve had, among the hundreds we’ve handled.  This is an entirely original Garand stock without hand guards or stock metal.  Boxed SA/JLG letters are nearly 100% legible in decent light.  Top border line is worn off. The bottom border line has relaxed to the point it is not visible.  Letters are not deep, but are pretty clear.  Circle “P” is 100% visible, with some smooth wear.  The ordnance wheel is light, but almost fully legible in sunlight.  The cartouche stands for Col. James L. Guion, 7-1-50 to 6-13-53, serial 4,20x,xxx to 4,3xx,xxx.  Duff’s book notes this is a most difficult stock to find.  Has not been refinished, and has an excellent, lustrous original finish.  Has good edges, light wear and expected scattered little dings and rubs.  Stock was fitted to a mint barreled action to test lock-up, which was tight.  $425

2F - ORIGINAL RA-P M1 GARAND STOCK AND BOTH HAND GUARDS   Click thumbnail photos for larger views SOLD  Original finish. This cartouche indicates post-WWII rework, which is common.  A super example with virtually no wear, sharp edges, and dark low luster original finish.  No metal parts included except front ferrule.  Further markings include a crisp 100% “P” stamp on pistol grip and a tiny ordnance wheel on the butt of the pistol grip.  The RA-P cartouche is crisp as new and positioned where once the original boxed cartouche was.  The rear hand guard matches and came with the stock.  Dale supplied the front hand guard which is a close match.  The stock has some minor little dings and rubs scattered.  A very excellent specimen overall.  A valuable example for a Garand in transition.   $295

4F - ORIGINAL M1 GARAND STOCK SA OVER GAW    A nice WWII M1 Garand stock without hand guards or stock metal.  Markings original.  It is marked with a boxed SA over GAW, the SA not legible and only the right line is seen.  The GAW is light, but legible.  This is in front of a good ordnance wheel, about 80% legible.  Also has very good circle “P”, a tad light but legible.  This stock came from a large lot of stocks auctioned by an Army arsenal, from which Dale was able to take the best.  This stock has been cleaned and painstakingly refinished to the highest quality of WWII G.I. standards, and to appear original.  Attention was paid to sharp edges, not touching original markings, and a fine surface and color.   Wood has beautiful grain, excellent smooth surface and a few scattered, little dings, etc.  There are a few cracks on the right side, and up toward the top; unsure as to how deep, but they look fairly stable.  One side of the butt has "24D1214".  This SA/GAW cartouche was from Col. George A. Woody, 8/1/43 to 8/4/44, for serial 1,8xx,xxx to 3,3xx,xxx.  This stock has been fitted to a mint Garand to test lock up, which appeared fine.  A solid specimen.  $200

5F - ORIGINAL M1 GARAND STOCK SA OVER GAW  With small ordnance wheel.   A nice WWII M1 Garand stock without hand guards or stock metal.  Markings original.  It is marked with a boxed SA over GAW, the top and bottom of the letters and lines thin, and/or missing.  This is in front of a good ordnance wheel, about 80% legible.  Also has the circle “P”, but very thin.  The heel of the pistol grip has a tiny stamped ordnance wheel, crisp.   This stock came from a large lot of stocks auctioned by an Army arsenal, from which Dale was able to take the best.  This stock has been cleaned and painstakingly refinished to the highest quality of WWII G.I. standards, and to appear original.  Attention was paid to sharp edges, not touching original markings, and a fine surface and color.  Wood has excellent smooth surface and a few scattered, little dings, etc.   This SA/GAW cartouche was from Col. George A. Woody, 8/1/43 to 8/4/44, for serial 1,8xx,xxx to 3,3xx,xxx.  This stock has been fitted to a mint Garand to test lock up, which appeared fine.  A solid specimen.  $215

(thought some of you might like these gun related pins,  from the Pins & Stick Pins section)

6F  -  WWII SWEETHEART PINS  Click on each thumbnail to see larger views

F.  WWII Crossed Rifles Pin.  Cast metal crossed rifles under USA.  Pin back.  Gold tone.  Very good.  About 1 5/8" wide.  $12

G.  WWII Crossed Rifles & National Emblem Pin.  Really nice national emblem eagle on crossed rifles.  Pin back.  Near mint condition.  Bit over 2 1/2" wide.  $15

H.  WWII Crossed Rifles Pin.  Cast metal crossed rifles under USA.  Pin back.  Dull silver finish tone.  Very good.  About 1 3/4" wide.  $15

7F  -  WWII CORPORAL IN THE INFANTRY SWEETHEART PIN IN ORIGINAL BOX  On Layaway  The pin is crossed rifle suspending a corporals chevron.  24 KT. Gold Plated.  About 1" tall.  Very good original box.  Unsold original store stock.  $20

8F  -  WWI BLACKENED BRONZE COLLAR CROSSED RIFLES   Scarce insignia.  Pin back.  2” wide.  Excellent.  Original.  $20

9F  -  WWII CROSSED RIFLES SWEETHEART BROOCH PIN   This pin is made up of two crossed rifles affixed to a circular backing ring.  For wear by mother, wife, or girlfriend of an Infantryman.  The circle is 1 9/16" in diameter, with the rifles sticking out a bit over.  Pin back.  Nice.   $25

10F  -  WWI BOLT ACTION RIFLE PIN   2 1/2" wide gold color rifle pin, with good detail. $20

11F  -  SPANISH AMERICAN WAR PATRIOTIC RIFLE PIN   Consists of a steel color Winchester Lee Straight Pull Rifle with bayonet, 2" long, pin back, with a 9/16" tall brass color bullet applied at center.  Excellent with some tarnish.  $20

12F  -  2005 THE GUN REPORT 50 Years, Volume 51, Number 1 1955-2005  50 year edition of this very popular, and long running publication.  Very good condition overall, no dog ears, no marks or highlighting.  "The GUN REPORT Volume 51, Number 1  June 2005 / $10.00"  -  "50 Years Serving Firearm Collectors Around the World 1955-2005".  $5

14F  -  VINTAGE LEE RELOADER TOOL KIT FOR 9mm LUGER   This was Dale's, copyright 1974.  Complete.  Some rubbing to box.  $45

15F  -  VINTAGE LEE RELOADER TOOL KIT FOR .357 MAGNUM   This was Dale's, copyright 1974.  Complete.  Some rubbing to box.  $45

Edged Weapons

PLEASE NOTE:  The items in this section represent our final sword and knife offerings.  We will NOT be acquiring any more edged weapons.

There is one G.I. knife left in this section and has been reduced to our cost level.  Please check below and take advantage of a great buy.

2EW  -  FASCINATING FOLK ART HAND MADE SWORD - U.S. MODEL 1840 ARTILLERY SABER  Click on thumbnail photos for larger views  Appears to date C.1840-70.  Has been hanging in Dale's office for at least 35-40 years.  Possibly made as a theater prop or as an elaborate toy by a very indulgent father.  Almost 37" long.  Iron knucklebow with ancient gold painted surface.  Black painted grip is wrapped with flat iron wire with dark brown patina.  Pommel appears to be gold painted wood.  The curved iron blade is 5/32" thick and 31 1/4" long.  It has ancient silver painted surface.  The scabbard is wood with the same silver paint, all showing considerable age.  No rust, just some thin age stain.  Has serviceable suspension rings with old gold paint.  Thin scabbard wood is generally very good with couple cracks.  During our 50 year career dealing in militaria, specializing in Civil War, we did on the rarest occasions, encounter crude hand made Southern knives, and swords with wooden scabbards.  Whatever the origin, the sword has a lot of character and good looks.  It's actually a rather nice piece of American folk art, regardless of what its original purpose was.  It is heavy enough to be a combat sword, and it was Dale's opinion, too detailed to be a toy.  Whatever...we've thought it neat enough a homemade sword to be displayed for decades in Dale's office.  $250

87EW  -  VERY TYPICAL WWII G.I.-MADE FIGHTING KNIFE  More Photos, Click Here  Another way of saying shop-knife…which were turned out in great variety and profusion by G.I.’s who had access to any kind of machine or repair shop.  Knife is 10¾” long.  Heavy grip is made of typical stacked washers made of a maroon red phenolic, interspersed with brass washer, and steel pommel cap.  Thick brass counterguard.  Nicely shaped, constant thickness steel blade.  Blade bright, clean, showing some light, original marks from its shaping.  Original dark brown sheath showing nice patina of age.  Strong and flexible.  Few rubs.  Face has a punch mark border line around large, less than professional initials scratched in.  Classic G.I.   $135
 

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