Reference Thread - Australian Arms Auctions (October 5th, 2008)
Reference thread for Australian Arms Auctions (click here) taking place on October 5th, 2008.
From their web site:
Australian Arms Auctions is the largest specialist auctioneers of antique arms, militaria, sporting arms, fine edged weapons and memorabilia in Australasia.
Australian Arms Auctions holds auctions twice yearly in early May and October. Each auction features large collections and single items. We offer a full range of services to private collectors, estates, government departments and museums. For more information, go to About Us.
Next Auction: Sunday, 5th October, 2008.
Some samples of premium pieces coming up for auction. Note: pics will follow as they become available.
Lot 420 - CANADIAN LONGBRANCH NO.4 T SNIPER RIFLE: .303; 25.2" barrel; g. bore with ring near muzzle & fitted with orig & correct Lyman No.32 TP scope; clear markings to receiver; g. profiles & markings; thinning blk finish to receiver, fitting & mag; g. stock with minor bruising; cheek piece removed; gwo & cond. Rifle is reputed to have been used by the Govt Ammunition Factory Footscray for testing ammunition butt is stamped A.F.F. #74L1925 L/R $5500 - $6500
Lot 421 - AUSTRALIAN ISSUE REMINGTON P.14 SNIPER RIFLE: .303; 26" barrel; f to g bore; fitted with Australian Patt 1918 scope; dád stamped to rear sight protectors; g. profiles & clear markings; blue/plum finish to fittings; thinning blue finish to receiver; g. stock with butt stamped m.a. lithgow 1943 a.f.f.; gwo & cond. Rifle is reputed to have been used by the Govt Ammunition Factory Footscray for testing ammunition. #57635 bolt matching L/R $5500 - $6500
Last edited by Badger; 09-04-2008 at 08:59 AM.
08-25-2008 08:13 AM
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Pics were just released and have been added to the post above ...
Well the auction is over , I won 1 of 3 bids I put in ,I'm now the proud owner of a 1908 Mannlicher Schoenauer ,Might get to see it this week if I'm lucky. Only 1 thing I'm not sure about is the caliber ,in the auction it's described as a 9 x 56 but everything I've read so far tells me it should be an 8 x 56 ,we'll see when it arrives .