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Firearms (Edged Weapons follows further down)
I have listed all the remaining M1 Garand wood stocks below...both finished by Dale and those need refinishing.
3F - VINTAGE MINI CASE LEAD & RUBBER SQUEEZE BULB WATER PISTOL Sale Pending I believe this is circa 1930. 4 3/4" long, with a supple and soft rubber bulb. There are a couple very tiny holes in the lead body, but you can still get some air out the barrel end when pushing on the bulb. Still, sold as a display piece only. I have not put any water in it. $10
4F - 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. $350
5F - ORIGINAL M1 GARAND STOCKS Click on the thumbnail photo for larger view These are the last of a once large lot of stocks auctioned by an Army arsenal, from which Dale was able to pick the best. Over the years, he spent countless hours refinishing these to exacting standards. He picked the best out of the lot, so what he did refinish had good to excellent cartouche/markings. These stocks have 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 have a fine surface and color. All markings guaranteed original. He used the best stain he knew to exist for superb color, Chestnut Ridge Supply, Military Stock Stain. Now that he is gone, I am unable to individually describe each stock as he once did, so I am going to group them based on overall condition and completeness of cartouches/circle P, etc., and price them lower than what we would have sold them for previously. I'm also trying to avoid having to take a bunch of photos for each stock, another reason for the lower prices. If interested, and you want them ALL, I will give you a group price.
#1 - SA/GAW Group - SA's partially visible, GAW's visible. All good circle P's. Two have some wood missing right at the hole on the underside (probably 1-1 1/4" piece), that way before Dale refinished them. Overall wood is great, with expected nicks and dings. $150 Each For the two with missing wood $135 Each
#2 - Can no longer make out the markings (can see a very light SA), no circle P visible. Has small ordnance wheel. Nice wood overall. $95
#3 - SA/GAW - Very nice, best markings left. Good circle P's. One has a very shallow 2" crack at the top, rearward from the opening and a 1 1/2" very shallow crack toward the circle P. Best is $175 SOLD; One with crack $150
#4 - Most markings not visible; one you can see a little of the A; the other you can see a little bit of the SA. Wood is very nice overall. $85 Each
#5 - SA/EMcF's - #1 SA mostly gone. EMcF visible. Very nice finish. $150 #2 has good markings. Circle P is dark and blurry. Very nice finish. Small chip of wood missing at the hole on the underside, missing before Dale refinished it. $165
6F - ORIGINAL M1 GARAND STOCKS - UNFINISHED Click on the thumbnail photo for larger view These are the last of the large lot Dale bought many years ago, but these are unfinished. He never got to them. What I can provide are very excellent written directions provided by Dale some time ago, if you wish to follow how he refinished the ones above. Many in this lot had SA/GAW markings, but most are so light they are hard to read easily. There is one EMcF stock, again with light markings. The dark stock on the bottom right looks like it had been refinished, not sure if Dale did it, but there are no markings at all that I can see. The one on the bottom left appears to me to be original finish, really nice wood grain. No markings that I can see. I will sell each stock for $50 and the original finish stock for $75
9F - 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
(Thought some of you might like these gun related pins, from the Pins & Stick Pins section)
10F - WWII SWEETHEART PINS Click on each thumbnail to see larger views
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
12F - 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
14F - 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
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.
1EW - 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
2EW - 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. $125
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