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    Post Reference Thread - Poulins and James Julia Auctions (October 3-7, 2008)

    The Fall firearms editions of the Poulin's Auction (click here) and James Julia Auction (click here) will be taking place as follows:

    James Julia Auction
    Fall 2008 Firearms Auction


    October 6 & 7, 2008: 10am
    Preview: October 3-5, 2008: 9am - 5pm
    Location: Julia Auction Facility
    Fairfield, Maine 04937

    Catalog:
    Session 1: Lots 1000-1588 (click here)
    Session 2: Lots 2043-2739 (click here)

    Poulin's Auctions Presents Their
    Fabulous Firearms Auction

    Location: 199 Rt. # 201 Fairfield, ME 04937

    Consisting of Session Two of The late Bruce Stern Collection, The Wally Pach Collection plus other quality consignments from across the country.

    3 Day Firearms & Accessories Auction (click here)

    Previews to be held on :

    Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Friday, Oct. 3, 2008 - 7:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 - 7:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008 - 7:00 AM - 9:45 AM

    Auctions to be held on :

    Friday (Oct. 3) - Saturday (Oct. 4) & Sunday (Oct. 5)



    Start time of 10:AM All Three Days
    Right off the bat, here's one that you should avoid, which seems to have come around again for this current auction.

    Poulins Lot 2006. SMLE MK III* Bolt Action Military Issue Repeating Service Rifle by London Small Arms Co., 1916 Sniper’s Rifle with Bayonet and Periscopic Prism Co. Telescope. Cal. 303 Britishicon. S# F1878. Overall condition is good plus. Bore is near excellent. Very good blue on receiver and front muzzle. Scope shows nearly all original enamel and blue. Has good optics. Scope rings and base are numbered to the rifle. It is mounted on left side of receiver and is accompanied by a leather case also numbered to the firearm. Upper hand guards are very good showing no significant gouges or cracks. Lower hand guard is good, showing minor handling marks and is somewhat dirty. Buttstock in good condition with miscellaneous minor handling marks and a hairline crack, possibly repaired, just behind the bolt. Leather sling is soft and pliable yet shows it’s age. Leather scope case is in excellent condition and a little dry in the hasp area. Bayonet is good with cleaned pitting on the tip section forward of the blood grove and on the hilt, rear of handle and latch. 16 3 / 4” blade. Marked “Remington 1907” and “11 15”. Leather sheath and frog by John Lowe & Co., 1950 are in good condition. (07-1256 / BK / BS) Curio. Est. $ 2000 - 3000.

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    Edit: UPDATE..... Sold for $2,050 U.S.

    Price includes auction house Buyer's Premium of 15-17%

    This appears to be the same rifle that was sold for $4,600 U.S. at the last Poulin's auction, March 7,8,9, 2008. This piece was discussed in detail in the after auction thread here:

    Poulins Lot 2075 (March 9th, 2008). 1916 SMLE MK III Bolt Action Sniper’s Rifle (click here)

    Feedback on Poulins Lot 2075 (March 9th, 2008) by Claven2 and Lance (click here)



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    I finally found some time to provide the membership an update and feedback on these recent Fall firearms editions of the Poulin's Auction (click here) and James Julia Auction (click here)

    We were fortunate enough to have our own Roving Reporter on the ground at these auctions, to provide his opinion and analysis on some of the more interesting items, after he had a chance to examine and handle them up close.

    I'll spread these reports over several posts in this thread during the next few days, but let's start with the first five items of interest.

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    Poulins 2015 - Britishicon No. 1 MK VI SMLE Bolt Action Rifle. Cal. 303 Brit. S# A0277. Overall condition is good. Bore is very good. Metal of rifle shows better than 85% original finish with high edge wear and light scratching throughout. Upper hand guards show good having mostly light but a couple of moderate nicks present. Coarse checkered lower hand guard shows good with light nicking toward the front and a few more moderate dents and a couple of chips toward the rear. Buttstock shows good with light and moderate dinging throughout and the number 821 painted on the left hand side. Rifle has a brass museum tag with ‘#050’ on the trigger guard. British sling shows very good. (07-1668 / BK / BS) Curio. Est. $ 1500 - 2500.

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    Lot 2015 - SMLE Mk VI—1930 original s/n A0277 reserial numbered 13A on receiver, bolt and forend. The bad: incorrect Fazakerly rear sight, modified incorrect SMLE Mk III cut off, incorrect but proper front sight protector, it is waisted but is marked SM41. Rifle has lots of dings and forend appears to have been lightly sanded a long time ago. The good : still has original SMLE Mk VI mag and the major parts match. Therefore museam quality no..but still decent example with problems.

    Sold for $3,450 U.S.

    Price includes auction house Buyer's Premium of 15-17%


    Poulins 2016 - Mauser 98 (Cutaway) Bolt Action Rifle. Cal. 8mm Mauser. NSN. Overall condition is near excellent. Bore is near excellent. A Czechoslovakian training aid which is a cutaway of a model 98 Mauser. The European craftsmanship of this cutaway is very obvious, and has also had the follower ground so it does not stay open on the last shot to facilitate example operation. Even the rear sight assembly has been skeletonized to show internals. Circled Z marks on many components. Has a 23 ˝” barrel. Very unusual piece of military history. (08-848-1 / NW / BS) Curio. Est. $ 2000 – 3000

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    Lot 2016 - Mauser cut away. Looks good to an uneducated eye, but forend within 10 cm of the tip has a repair on the wood. I do not know if this would be correct or not?

    Sold for $1,300 U.S.

    Price includes auction house Buyer's Premium of 15-17%

    Poulins 2017 - British Trials Rifle No. 5 Bolt Action Experimental Military Training Rifle. Cal. 22LR. S# T10023. Overall condition is good. Bore is near excellent. Shows approx. 75-80% of the arsenal blue finish with approx. 1” deep scratch on the left side of the receiver and the balance showing only minor scuffing. Hand guards show good with light scuffing. Hand checkered buttstock shows approx. the same. A British sling is included with this rifle. (07-2332 / BK / BS) Curio. Est. $ 650 - 1000.

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    Lot 2017 - Trials No.5 .22lr — pretty decent but magazine with minimal finish and…..rear sight was lost and replaced with a No.8 sight. Totally incorrect and finding an original sight to replace it is next to impossible.

    Sold for $1,150 U.S.

    Price includes auction house Buyer's Premium of 15-17%


    Poulins 2018 - Australianicon Experimental Rifle NO. 6 MK I / I SMLE Bolt Action Rifle. Cal. 308 Win. S# XP211. Overall condition is good. Bore is poor to fair. Metal shows 90% arsenal parkerizing overall and a blue magazine. Buttstock and hand guards show good with light scuffing. Sling shows good. (07-2333 / BK / BS) Curio. Est. $ 1850 - 2250.

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    Lot 2018 - No. 6 Mk I (Total sadness). It is an original No.6 that has been screwed with heavily. Receiver has been tapped for a scope and filled, rear sight is a fake, top hand guard has damage. Like the above lot, finding a rear sight would be impossible and the filled holes can never go away.

    Sold for $700 U.S.

    Price includes auction house Buyer's Premium of 15-17%


    Poulins 2019 - Enfield No.1 Mark III* (Cutaway) Bolt Action Rifle. Cal. 303 Brit. NSN. Overall condition is very good. Bore is near excellent. A World WII Cutaway that is marked “Lithgow S.M.L.E.”. Dated 1942, and further dated on the stock between two cutouts, “7 / 45.” The bolt, bolt head, and cocking piece are all cut to show the internals. The stock is also cut to show attachment points. Barrel has been cut to show chamber area and rifling about midway. The right side of the stock is cut to show the action, and even the magazine is skeletonized to show the follow up, etc. the bottom of the magazine has been dented. The stocks are dark and somewhat dirty in appearance. Also has a near excellent condition web canvas sling attached. (02-848-2 / NW / BS) Curio. Est. $ 800 – 1200

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    Lot 2019 - SMLE cut away. Decent but does not appear factory as it is not pretty enough and there is some bad milling on the barrel.

    Sold for $800 U.S. to Joe Salter (click here)

    Price includes auction house Buyer's Premium of 15-17%

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    Second post in series with feedback on the recent Fall firearms editions of the Poulin's Auction (click here) and James Julia Auction (click here).

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    Poulins 2081 - Britishicon Envoy, Commercially Made Version of the L39A1, Bolt Action Target Rifle. Cal. 7.62 x 51. S# E197. Overall condition is near excellent. Bore is very good. Rifle shows better than 98% finish since having been converted. Birch buttstock and hand guards show very good with a few light scuffs. Rubber buttplate show near new. Sling also shows near excellent. Accompanied by paperwork, warrantee card and test target. (07-2327 / BK / BS) Modern. Est. $ 1000 - 1400.



    Lot 2081 - MINT !!!!

    Sold for $2,800 U.S.

    Price includes auction house Buyer's Premium of 15-17%


    Poulins 2142 - Inglis High Power MK I* Semi-Auto Pistol. Cal. 9mm Luger. S# 1T1042. Overall condition is good plus. Bore is very good. Shows approx. 95% of the original finish with some high edge wear and a Canadianicon government emblem on the front strap. Grips show good overall. Lanyard loop is present. (07-3129 / BK / BS) Curio. Est. $ 850 - 950.



    Sold for $1,050 U.S.

    Price includes auction house Buyer's Premium of 15-17%

    Poulins 2210 - British Enfield SMLE No. 1 MK V Bolt Action Rifle. Cal. 303 British. S# A5877. Overall condition is good. Bore is very good. Equipped with a leather sling and a bayonet with scabbard and a spring loaded door that covers the muzzle. Metal retains better than 90% of the original blue with some light scattered corrosion present and slightly less on the stacking swivel band that shows approx. 80%. Bayonet shows good with the scabbard showing fair. Buttstock and hand guards show good with mostly light but some moderate scuffing present. Leather sling shows age but is in overall good condition. (07-3292 / BK / BS) Curio. Est. $ 350 - 500.



    Sold for $950 U.S.

    Price includes auction house Buyer's Premium of 15-17%


    Poulins 2209 - Australianicon No. 1 MK III Bolt Action Military Rifle. Cal. 303 British. S# E22209. Overall condition is good to very good as reworked. Bore is very good. This Australian No. 1 shows better than 98% of an arsenal finish. The bolo bayonet shows near excellent with only some light wear from the scabbard. Buttstock and hand guards show good plus with only the lightest of rub marks present. (07– 3285 / BK / BS) Curio. Est. $ 350 - 450.



    Sold for $700 U.S.

    Price includes auction house Buyer's Premium of 15-17%


    Poulins 2211 - No. 7 MK I Magazine Fed Bolt Action Training Rifle. Cal. 22LR. S# BS2170. Overall condition is good. Bore is very good. Rifle retains approx. 75-85% of an arsenal refinish over some light scattered corrosion. Bayonet shows good. Buttstock and hand guards show good with some light and moderate scuffing. Sling shows good. (07-2346 / BK / BS) Curio. Est. $ 500 - 700.



    Sold for $650 U.S. to Joe Salter (click here)

    Price includes auction house Buyer's Premium of 15-17%
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    Third post in series with feedback on the recent Fall firearms editions of the Poulin's Auction (click here) and James Julia Auction (click here).

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    Poulins 2207 - Long Branch No. 7 MK I Single Shot Target Rifle. Cal. 22LR. S# 1L6245. Overall condition is near excellent. Bore is very good. Rifle shows near new overall, showing better than 98% original finish. Buttstock and hand guards show near excellent with light scuffing. Web sling shows near excellent. (07-2340 / BK / BS) Curio. Est. $ 500 - 700.



    Sold for $900 U.S. to Joe Salter (click here)

    Price includes auction house Buyer's Premium of 15-17%


    Poulins 2212 - Lee Enfield Short Rifle MK I Bolt Action. Cal. 22LR. S# 55. Overall condition is good. Bore is good plus - frosty. Rifle shows better than 90% original blue on all metal parts. Buttstock and hand guard show fair to good with light and moderate scuffing. Volley sights are present. Bayonet shows fair with scattered corrosion throughout. Leather sling shows good. (07-2349 / BK / BS) Curio. Est. $ 400 - 600.



    Sold for $1,300 U.S.

    Price includes auction house Buyer's Premium of 15-17%

    Poulins 2346 - Britishicon No. 5 MK I (Jungle Carbine) Bolt Action with Sling and Bayonet. Cal. 303 Brit. S# X22. Overall condition is very good plus. Bore is very good. Shows approx. 95% of the enamel black finish. Buttstock and hand guard show very good with a minimum of handling marks. All proofs are present. Rubber buttplate being in good condition. Sling shows good overall. Bayonet is refinished to near excellent. (07-2336 / BK / BS) Curio. Est. $ 450 - 600.



    Sold for $500 U.S. to Joe Salter (click here)

    Price includes auction house Buyer's Premium of 15-17%


    Poulins 2348 - No. 1 MK I SMLE Bolt Action Rifle. Cal. 303 Brit. S# 368. Overall condition is good plus. Bore is good. Metal shows overall 90% original finish with a couple spots of moderate corrosion on the magazine itself. Buttstock and hand guard show good overall with a minimum of scuffing. (07-2353 / BK / BS) Curio. Est. $ 200 - 400.

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    Sold for $2,100 U.S.

    Price includes auction house Buyer's Premium of 15-17%


    Poulins 2349 - British Lee Metford MK I* Military Bolt Action Rifle. Cal. 303 Brit. S# 9321Q. Overall condition is good. Bore is dark and frosty. This is the improved version of the MK I Lee Metford with the safety catch removed from the cocking piece and a brass disk inset into the stock. Receiver and barrel show better than 80% of the original finish with some bright spots and some small patches of light scattered corrosion. Dust cover shows approx. 70%. Cleaning rod appears to be a replacement or reproduction. Barrel bands shows approx. 20% original finish with the balance turning gray-brown patina. Trigger guard and magazine show approx. 60%. Buttstock and hand guard show fair with scattered light and moderate denting. Volley sights are present. Bayonet shows good. (07-1657 / BK / BS) Curio. Est. $ 350 - 450.



    Sold for $1,200 U.S.

    Price includes auction house Buyer's Premium of 15-17%
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    Thanks to feedback by member MGMike, here's an additional item of interest that sold at recent Fall firearms editions of the Poulin's Auction (click here) and James Julia Auction (click here).

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    Britishicon Pederson Experimental Semi-Auto Carbine with Sling Model Circa 1923-1929 by Vickers / Armstrong. Cal. .276 Enfield. S# 257. Overall condition is good plus. Bore is very good. Shows better than 95% finish on the metal with just some slight wear and a couple scratches on the barrel. Buttstock is good with light bruising next to the receiver. Checkered buttplate also very good. Has WWI U.S. made leather sling that has dried and cracked and is deteriorating. (07-1304 / BK / BS) Curio. Est. $ 750 - 1500.

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    Sold for $8,912.50 U.S.

    Price includes auction house Buyer's Premium of 15-17%

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