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SMOF5231 - 17872 - TURKISH MODEL 1938 8MM MAUSER RIFLE ASSEMBLED AT K. KALE IN 1942 - Serial number 105846, mismatched. Receiver ring marked K.Kale under the usual TC, crescent and AFSA Turkish government and arsenal markings, indicating assembly at the K. Kale facility.

We really are not big fans of the myriad Turkish Mauser variations, but got a couple as part of package deals. This could be a very inexpensive collecting specialty with oodles of variations, some more interesting than others. The Turks are noted for their long history of warfare with other groups or nations, and domestic unrest, and thus have been voracious consumers of firearms for centuries. You may recall the Turks “bought American” in the 1860s-70s, and slaughtered Russians with a mix of Peabody rifles for long range fire and Model 1866 Winchesters for rapid close range fire at the battle of Plevna. In 1887 the Mauser brothers convinced the Turks to buy a large number of 11mm Model 1871/84 Mausers (Turkish Model 1887). Their contract very smartly included a clause that specified that if a newer model rifle was introduced the balance of the contract would be filled with the newer model. Thus the Turks leapfrogged into variations of the Model 1889 (in 7.65mm) with the single column box magazine, then the Model 1893 (in 8mm) and then the 1898, but all under Turkish designations and usually in several variations. In addition the Turks received large numbers of Model 1888 “Commission Rifles” from Germany during WW1, and captured thousands of British Lee Enfields during the Gallipoli campaign. In the 1930s the Turks began a program to overhaul their hoarded arms and convert everything into a more or less standard configuration, and standardize on the 7.92 x 57mm Mauser cartridge as the common ammunition. This involved reworking the various guns by replacing barrels, altering or replacing stocks and mashing the metal parts into conformity. Meanwhile, new rifle production continued by AFSA (the Turkish military arsenal) in Ankara, Turkey. These were the “Model 1938” rifles essentially a 98 Mauser type design with the older style upper band assembly. To thoroughly confuse collectors, all of the rifles being updated were also called Model 1938s, regardless of what they started off as. There is some info on all of these in Robert Ball’s superb Mauser Military Rifles of the World, and one excellent on line source is http://www.turkmauser.com, run by a collector who seems to have an excellent grasp on the subject.

This rifle is a true M1938, assembled during WW2 from parts on hand (probably a mix of new manufacture, in storage or salvaged parts from older rifles) at K.Kale under the AFSA control. The serial number is correct for this date and configuration, although it is poorly hand stamped and the second number is easily confused for a “9” instead of a “0” but careful examination and comparison with the serial number ranges confirms it is a “0.” As Turkish rifles go, this is in about average condition, with the blue finish mostly turned to plum or patina, the stock oil soaked. The bore is greasy but looks like it should clean to good or better. There is a crack extending back from the right side of the receiver tang. Small Century import marks on the barrel. Although some people shoot these, we sell all firearms as collector items only, and the must be approved by a competent gunsmith. If the stock is degreased, it will look a lot better as the metal is actually pretty decent with no pitting and a blue-black tone mixed with patina, rather than the crust of rust over gaping pits as sometimes found on the turked up rifles. Sorry, we can not accept credit card payment for this item. $195.00 (View Picture)


**NEW ADDITION** 20544 U.S. MODEL 1873 .45-70 TRAPDOOR CARBINE PROJECT - Serial number 507474 on the receiver with rifle barrel cut to 22 inch carbine length. Bore is excellent plus- bright and sharp, and the exterior has much of the original blue turning plum in places. This was made as a M1888 Rod bayonet rifle but butchered long ago into a shorter “cadet” gun, so we did not initiate the atrocities committed upon this, but are helping salvage what can be used. The muzzle has been crowned and a flat spot milled for a front sight. The stock has been cut to carbine length and the ramrod groove filled and the tip shaped to the proper carbine shape. Buttpalte is a junky one which ad the tang broken but has been welded and needs the upper screw hole cleaned up and countersunk. A sight protector barrel band in rough condition is included if you want to use it. You will need to come up with a lock, trigger guard, and breechblock, bandspring and sights, but they are all out there and can be inexpensive if you are patient and not too picky about finish. When done this should be a great shooter or reenactor gun, but obviously is not a collector prize. Using a cut down original stock will save many hours of tedious labor trying to do finish inletting on a repro stock. Bargain price for what you see is $249.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 23065 U.S. MODEL 1896 .30-40 KRAG RIFLE- CHEAP! - Serial number 58767 made in 1896. This is a good representative example which has been restored after the forend was chopped off by some barbarous Bambi blaster many decades ago. The color and finish match are pretty good, although the upper band is the post 1900 style with the slit on the bottom, and the stacking swivel is heavily rusted and pitted but could be dressed up with some careful file work. There is a tiny repaired wood chip by the buttplate tang, and a small piece about ¼” tall missing from the wood between the bolt notch and magazine. Legible circle P but no traces of the cartouche. The bore is excellent- bright and sharp, and it has the correct M1896 front and rear sights with the proper handguard, so other than the replaced upper band and forend it is a totally correct M1896 as was used in the Spanish American War. The bolt sleeve is the earlier type with the grooves, but such transition parts are normal. Metal parts with a blue/plum finish, perhaps lightly touched up at some point, although the buttplate as usual is a bit lesser condition. Pre-1898 Krags are getting hard to find, and appearance wise this one is a bit above average. Because of the restoration work the price is significantly lower than it would otherwise be. ANTIQUE, no FFL Needed. $695.00 (View Picture)



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**NEW ADDITION** 16381 REMINGTON MODEL 10 TRAP GRADE 12 GA STOCK SET AND SLIDE - What you see is what you get. The Trap Grade Model 10 had a straight grip stock instead of the usual pistol grip type found on the field grade. The buttstock is in VG-fine condition, with the hard rubber Remington buttplate, one of the few which escaped having a rubber recoil pad installed. Looks like the wood is a fancier grade than the usual straight grain black walnut. The operating slide is marked “TRAP GRADE” and again is a desirable part for restoration. The wood forend matches the butt in color but has no figure, and there is a ¼” x ½” chip at the rear as shown in the photos. The butt does have a slight crack visible at the top and bottom of the left side, see “V” marks in the photos. What you see is what you get, and we hope this will help someone with a restoration project. This came off a gun in the U66xxx range if that makes any difference. $55.00 (View Picture)

20475 U.S. M1907 LEATHER RIFLE SLING- MILSCO 1944 - Correct for any of the M1903, 1917, M1 Garand rifles and also used on trench guns and a few others. This is correct G.I. style, but small details of the workmanship and lack of apparent age makes me think it is one of the damnable fakes being sold today, so we are selling as a repro and priced accordingly. Great for a reenactor or shooter, but a purist collector might want to choose something different. $25.00 (View Picture)

21640 U.S. M1873 TRAPDOOR CADET BAYONET- Cheap! - (Reilly B129) with the 16 inch blade with thinner profile than the standard 18 inch Infantry bayonet. These were issued with the cadet rifles and if you have a cadet rifle, you need one of these. Originally there was a special short scabbard made for these, but after the first few years they just made one size and issued the standard 18 inch scabbard to cadets. Condition is not the best, even though about 20-25% of the original bright blue finish remains. About 50% is surface rust which might clean off leaving a dull blue black surface, but the other 25% is heavier rust or even light pitting and rust, especially on the shank and near the tip. A carful cleaning will make it look much better and an aggressive cleaning an refinish would not hurt. Pretty scarce, but condition makes it cheap. $50.00 (View Picture)

19977 BIG BARGAIN BOX OF U.S. MILITARY WEB GEAR- MOSTLY WW2 - What you see is what you get. A- USMC 1941 field pack (Modified) the upper knapsack portion adopted about 1944. Overall good condition except the metal tip is missing of he left hand strap to close the pack, and the stitching where it attaches to the upper flap and the tab for attaching the bayonet has been cut and needs to be resewn. B- Two sets of sleeping bag carrying straps- near mint unissued. C- One set of suspenders- I think M1944- fine- excellent 1951 dated. D- Secnd set of suspenders- I think M1956 or Vietnam era- G-VG. All of this stuff for only $35.00 (View Picture)

13550 WW1/WW2 HIP HOLSTER FOR M1911 PISTOLS- Cheap! - This is WW2 production by Enger-Kress with no date or inspection initials as found on the WW1 era holsters. However, it has been used and dyed/polished a dark russet brown so that it looks more like a WW1 era holster. Used VG with lanyard as shown in the photos, Not minty, but a good display piece or for use by a WW1/WW2 reenactor. $49.00 (View Picture)

10588 U.S. MODEL 1917 ENFIELD UPPER HANDGUARDS (SUPER CHEAP WHOLESALE LOT!) - This is from a stash that was surplused out of Ogden Arsenal decades ago after they no longer needed them for overhaul of M1917 rifles. Brand new, U.S. GI surplus, never on a gun. Looks like most are varying shades of walnut, but a fewmay be one of the other species they used during WW1. None of these seem to have E/R/W markings so these may have been from a later contract. We have used dozens of these over the years, and some require a bit of hand fitting with a file or sandpaper, but are exactly how they came out of surplus. We have these listed elsewhere in lots of 10 for $25.00, but for the guy who wants to stock up and sell on eBay or at gun shows we will sell a bargain lot of 100 for only $150.00 (View Picture)

21627 U.S. MODEL 1922, M1922M1 or M2 .22 CALIBER RIFLE STOCK (Service type) - Bubba deserves a special spot at the head of the line when Hillary starts grabbing our guns. He took a nearly perfect M1922 rifle stock and decided to put his .30-06 M1903 rifle into it, which is not a serious sin, but he insisted on glass bedding it, and of course had bent the bolt handle so he had to make a notch for that. And, with a scope on the rifle, he decided to add a sniper cheek pad which left two screw holes along the lower right edge of the butt. The screw holes are no big deal, easily filled, and the glass bedding can be routed out a bit so you can glass bed your rifle into this stock. The notch for the bent bolt is not too bad and can be filled and the stock refinished to blend it in, or maybe you have a rifle with a bent bolt and this will avoid boogering up a good stock. Great SA over R rebuild cartouche on left side of the butt. While not perfect, this can be salvaged and any of the M1922 stocks are nearly impossible to find. This can be used on a .30 caliber M1903 rifle if you like, but lacks the stock bolts used on most military M1903 stocks. This will fit any of the M1922 series .22 caliber Springfield rifles- the original M1922, the M1922M1 and the late M2 rifles. $125.00 (View Picture)

22051 BAYONET SCABBARDS OF ALL KINDS -

22051A- U.S. MODEL 1917 WW2 PLASTIC SCABBARD for M1917 Bayonets for Trench Guns- Mint unissued. Seldom ever find these loose. Gary Cunningham’s great book on U.S. bayonets indicates the ink stamped inspector markings on this one are circa 1950s made as replacements for use with trench guns still in service, an not the later ones procured with bayonets during Vietnam. You just know you have to have one of every variation… $135.00 (View Picture)

22051B- LOT OF TWO U.S. M3 PLASTIC SCABBARDS for M1905 BAYONETS One is mint unissued M3 WW2 G.I. original. Other one is one of the recent reproductions that looks great and works great, but has a shiny green plastic body and the throat piece has a silver paint finish instead of being parkerized and had a green plastic insert. Good to know the difference if you see something at a show. BOTH for only $135.00 (View Picture)

22051C- LOT OF 2 U.S. SCABBARDS- ONE M7 & ONE M8A1 The M8A1 was issued with the M3 Trench knife and M4, M5, M6 and M7 bayonets, and it is in pretty good shape except the metal throat piece has surface rust. The M7 scabbard for the 10 inch M1 Bayonet for the Garand is one of those altered by shortening the earlier M3 scabbard for the 16 inch M1905 bayonets. It looks nice at first glance, but the tip area is worn and frayed and starting to separate. This could be fixed with a bit of epoxy and the plastic body repainted OD if you like. BOTH for only 55.00 (View Picture)

22051D- TWO U.S. MODEL 1885 SCABBARDS FOR .45-70 TRAPDOORS One is rough condition with the steel body crusty rusty but overall dark and untouched. The leather loop is partially torn as show in the photos. Slap some epoxy on there and it will look okay. Second is the steel body only. These were secured to the leather frog with a rivet, and part of the tab holding the rivet has been broken off. Epoxy will do an even better job. Has old black paint finish over patina, not bad, not great. BOTH for only $35.00 (View Picture)

22051E- BRITISH PATTERN 1853 SCABBARD FOR .577 ENFIELD BAYONET This is the first type made 1853-1860 (per Skennerton), with the frog stud being separate from the throat piece, and secured by lacquer and punch marks (staking). Overall minty excellent condition not dinked with or degraded. I really should keep this but will list it anyway. $135.00 (View Picture)

22051F- +BRITISH PATTERN 1907 BAYONET SCABBARD- EARLY WW1 This is the early type with the tear drop shaped frog stud and arched shape on the throat and tip pieces. The black leather body has a nice smooth surface and waxed finish, with one scar and assorted minor scuffs, but pretty nice. The throat has traces of blue finish mixed with mostly patina and surface rust while the tip is mostly rusty, but these could be cleaned up and touched up with black paint as was the British practice. A good serviceable piece. $50.00 (View Picture)

22051G- -BRITISH PATTERN 1907 BAYONET SCABBARD- EARLY WW1 This is the early type with the tear drop shaped frog stud and arched shape on the throat and tip pieces. The black leather body has a rough textured surface dyed black, and covered with yucky grease. The throat and tip pieces are mostly smooth with most of an old black paint finish but chipped and worn. A good serviceable piece. $45.00 (View Picture)

22051H- WW2 JAPANESE TYPE 30 BAYONET SCABBARD VG-fine condition with about 50% blue mixed with patina and worn bright areas. $49.00 (View Picture)

16580 U.S. MODEL 1917 ENFIELD BAYONET- CHEAP! - At first glance this is a typical M1917 bayonet in about excellent condition. It is one that was made for the British as a Pattern 1913 for the Pattern 1914 rifles with British inspector marks. However, before it was delivered to the British, the U.S. entered WW1 and this had the old makings marked out and U.S. added. However, some of the British markings seemed to be missing, so we checked really closely and discovered that the blade is actually an inch shorter than it should be, with evidence of being welded where the markings were funky. So, this is not a first class collectible, but for a lot of people, either looking for a cheaper filler, or something fu living history/reenactor use, it should do just fine, and you can pocket the savings. $75.00 (View Picture)

13258 WW2 GERMAN PARATROOP GRAVITY KNIFE - This is the second model with the small square tab which can be pushed to allow the cap with the arrow to slide off and then one handle can be pivoted away to open it for cleaning. Overall used good-very good condition with the small loop intact and the release trigger and locking mechanism working properly. Unmarked except for a serial number on the latch trigger, and the spike marked RB. NR. 0/0561/0019 with letter R on the reverse side. Very little finish left on the outside, and grips are worn, but still an average or better example. These were issued to paratroops (Fallschirmjaegers) and also to Luftwaffe personnel as they could be opened with one hand when needed to cut free from a parachute or other survival tasks. Scarce item rarely found any more. $525.00 (View Picture)

19640 MUZZLE LOADER BARREL BONANZA! CHEAP TREASURES & JUNQUE - Here are some barrels from our project pile that we just don’t have time to mess with. CHEAP stuff for you to fiddle with and conjure up all sorts of neat wall hangers, reenactor “Confederate” guns, or whatever your fertile imagine dreams up.

19640I- U.S. Model 1816 .69 caliber smoothbore musket barrel- full length (42”), converted to percussion using the nipple in the barrel system. Outside mostly smooth brown patina with usual pitting around the nipple area. Nipple broken off. Breechplug has been removed and is just finger tight, with good threads. Most of the bore is okay, smooth dark rust, but a couple inches at the breech have heavy build up of rust, dirt, crud that needs to be aggressively removed. Good for restoring a less than pristine M1816 to flint again, or building up a living history/reenactor/tourist gun. $85.00 (View Picture)

19640J- U.S. Model 1816 .69 caliber smoothbore musket barrel, shortened by 1 inch at the muzzle to 41” length. Converted to percussion using the drum method, and adapted for fowler use. One spot where a barrel wedge was installed at some point, and two ramrod thimbles soldered on. Overall heavy brown patina over light pitting with heavier pitting around the nipple area. Very faint traces of US over a sunken type proofmark on left shoulder of barrel. Bore dark and rusty. $50.00 (View Picture)

19640K- GOOD ONE!- U.S. .69 caliber smoothbore musket barrel from HARPERS FERRY musket made 1814-1815. (Officially Model 17905 type IV- Flayderman 9A-017), Converted to percussion by drum method. Good proof marks. Good bore. Exterior is mostly smooth brown patina mixed with some steel gray. Still full length (42 inches). The bayonet stud is missing but you can see where it was. The early Harpers Ferry muskets are usually in trashy condition, and this will allow restoration of one that has been cut down. $175.00 (View Picture)

22880 BARGAIN LOT OF 3 WW2 BRASS SHELL CASINGS- 105mm, 75mm, 40mm - Condition is a little rough for a collector, but okay as representative examples, or for making wind chimes or the numerous creative artistic projects people keep asking about. Lot includes a 105mm Howitzer case, M14; a 75mm Pack Howitzer case M5A1; and a 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft gun case M25. All are WW2 dated, 1943, 1944 and 1944 respectively. Some heavier corrosion or patina, and a shallow dent on the 75mm case. Bargain price for the lot of three cases is only $80.00 (View Picture)

18311 U.S. M1907 STYLE LEATHER SLING - Commercial product just about identical to the G.I. item except the claws are brass plated instead of solid brass. Fine for living history use or for shooting. Used VG with some minor cracking as shown in the photos. Cheap! $20.00 (View Picture)

7162 WW2 40 MM BOFORS BRASS SHELL CASINGS- lot of four - Standard 40 x 311mmR type for the ubiquitous 40mm Bofors /L60 AA guns used by nearly every nation during WW2. Left to right: 1- USN, Mark 2, December 1943 dated 2- USN, Mark 2, January 1944 dated 3- U.A. Army M25, 1944 dated 4- USN Mark 2, June 1945 dated All are fired VG-fine with minor dings around the case mouth, but should clean up okay. Your choice $35 each or take all four for only $110.00 (View Picture)

19981 U.S. MILITARY FIREARMS 1776-1956, JAMES E. HICKS - My favorite U.S. Martial arms reference book. Approx 212 pages about 88 of them being the unsurpassed detailed line drawings by Andre Jandot. The drawings bring out details not found anywhere else and are most useful for identifying parts and doing restoration work. This is 1962 edition but essentially same as the earlier 1957 edition with the same title, and the 1946 version "Notes on United States Ordnance, Volume 1". This book desperately needs to be reprinted. Used, copy, formerly in the U.S. Army Ordnance Technical Library at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, so it has a nice pedigree. About good condition, excellent reading copy. $45.00 (View Picture)

15958 KRAG CLEANING ROD & OILER-- - Three rod sections are all the same, when technically one should be a “tip” section with a small slot for a cleaning patch instead of female threads at the fat end. The other two (all 3 in this case) are threaded male at one end and female at the other end to be screwed together. In practice, mismatched sets like this were probably common in the field. Price reflects a healthy discount from a totally correct set. $55.00 (View Picture)

SMA2514 Magazine Walther Banner P.38 - This is a modern production magazine for P.38 and P.1 pistols. Quality and condition are excellent. $25.00 (View Picture)

SMA2655 Vintage Jay-Pee Spring Lock Safety Holster - Jay-Pee produced the Audley design after Audley went out of business. Holster is for a 4 inch .38 or .357 revolver. Holster is in good condition with a slight tear on the back of the belt loop that could be repaired. $15.00 (View Picture)

19964 M1 GARAND WALNUT BUTTSTOCKS- LOT OF 2- - What you see is what you get. Two U.S. GI walnut buttstocks in good serviceable condition. Toe area is worn a bit on one, but otherwise okay for use, but not top quality collector wood. One has a circle P on the grip, but no other cartouches visible. Good for building up into a shooter, or living history gun, or something you can use to keep the good stock from an otherwise lackluster rifle. Stripped, no hardware. BOTH FOR ONLY $85.00 (View Picture)

19963 M1 GARAND BUTTSTOCK- GRADE 3 - What you see is what you get. One birch stock with an epoxy repair near the toe.  Well used, not a great prize, but okay for drill rifles, or for putting on a low grade rifle as a loaner for living history or something like that, or making dummy rifles for use in a vehicle or barracks display. No cartouches or metal Cheap at only  $20.00 (View Picture)

7878 M1 GARAND STOCK SET (Buttstock and front and rear handguards)- CHEAP - What you see is what you get. These have a sloppy coat of reddish varnish type finish on them. Pretty sure the butt is Korean made from mahogany type wood, while the handguards are U.S. made, probably walnut. Small crack to the rear of the clip on the rear handguard, otherwise everything is sound. With some stripping and refinishing these would be good to put on a shooter or living history rifle so you can save a good stock set. CHEAP- $95.00 (View Picture)

17556 M1903 SPRINGFIELD STOCKS- LOT OF 2 CUT DOWN- CHEAP - A- One very nice “scant” type for M1903 or M1903A3, cut just ahead of the lower band, so it would be easy to “stretch” with a new forend section, or fine for use as a sporter/shooter. Some assorted scratches and dings, but not sanded and a good solid stock. B- One fairly trashy M1903 Springfield “finger groove” stock cut at the lower band. Dark, sanded, oil soaked, small crack through the trigger and receiver tang area. Will burn well in a fireplace, or could be degreased and “stretched” for use on a drill or reenactor rifle. What you see is what you get- both stocks for only $45.00 (View Picture)

19087 U.S. WW2 M1923 CARTRIDGE BELT - Standard WW2 M1923 cartridge belt with the inner straps for use when loading two five round clips in each pocket for the M1903 Springfields. This is the early war greenish khaki shade and overall excellent condition. It is totally unmarked. It had a small cloth tag sewn on the back where maker markings are usually stamped, reading GEMSCO- Fraternal Suppliers, which we believed to be sewn over the original marking on a GI surplus item for resale to VFW posts and the like. It turned out there was no marking underneath, but we are certain it was made by an Army supplier circa 1941-1945. Except for being unmarked it is identical to the military issue belts, but the price is a lot cheaper. $65.00 (View Picture)

19640 MUZZLE LOADER BARREL BONANZA! - Here are some barrels from our project pile that we just don’t have time to mess with. CHEAP stuff for you to fiddle with and conjure up all sorts of neat wall hangers, reenactor “Confederate” guns, or whatever your fertile imagine dreams up.

19640B- MODEL 1861 SPRINGFIELD FULL LENGTH ATROCITY VICTIM Excellent bore! Bolster milled off and drilled and tapped for a drum type nipple, or bushing for flintlock use. When you get done crying over the mutilations which took place, remember the bore is excellent and this would be worth the work to fix up. I think that the skirmish shooters have special cast breech sections which are used to add a bolster to commercial round barrels by turning the rear of the barrel down and then sliding the breech section in place and silver soldering it. Outside has VG-fine surface with some slight staining and a very little scattered very light roughness. $150.00 (View Picture)

19640C- MODEL 1855 HARPERS FERRY CUT DOWN “Must be Confederate!” (You know, Bubba’s grandpappy was in the Confederate army, or was that the he was found drunk near the VFW club one night?) Overall length 33 1/8” with excellent bore. A front sight has been added, but someone also flattened our an area on the bottom about 3 inches from the muzzle. Good 1860 date, V, P eagle head and the rear sight slot has the small forward “T” cut unique to Harpers Ferry arms. This is a rifle-musket barrel that has been cut down, not a M1855 rifle barrel, but you could use this to make up a close copy. Lots of possibilities for this one, some innocent fun, some skullduggery from those ethically challenged. $125.00 (View Picture)

7984 U.S. GI COMBAT BOOTS SIZE 10R- (MEDIUM WIDTH) - Used but servicable, and great for a display where you need boots. Well used but typical of a combat unit, not a barracks spit shine inspection pair. Have several pairs, and most seem to be dated 1980, but except for increasingly deep tread pattern of the rubber soles, the basic boot style has not changed since about 1960. Also nice gift for your beloved ex-Mother-in-law. $12.00 (View Picture)

19374 DEMBART CHECKERING TOOLS- LARGE LOT - This includes a three tool set for 16, 18, 20 and 24 lines per inch, along with two each skip line tools in 10 and 12 lines per inch, and a wide border tool and narrow border tool. Also included are four other tools which I am not sure about the exact designation, making a total of 24 tools. Gently used, and well cared for. Dembart checkering tools are the professional’s choice, and easy to use. When the cutters get dull, you can get replacements from Brownells or Midway. Price new would be over $250.00. Price for the lot $99.00 (View Picture)

15009 BARGAIN LOT OF FOUR BRAND NEW WINCHESTER WINCHOKE CHOKE TUBES - Genuine Winchester manufacture, new old stock, never used. In the factory plastic container with instructions. Three 12 GA Improved Cylinder choke and one 20 GA Improved Cylinder choke. The lot of four for only $12.00 (View Picture)

SMA2614 Walnut Sporterized Stock For US M1917 Rifles. SMA2614 - No cracks, about 31 inches long. Comes with front sling swivel and recoil pad. Nice inexpensive stock for a sporterized '17 Enfield. $35.00 (View Picture)

SMA2586 Reproduction Grips for the T-14 Nambu Pistol. - Grips for T-14 pistols are hard to find! This is a nice set of replacement grips at an inexpensive price. $35.00 (View Picture)

SMA2515 Magazine Walther Banner P.38 - This is a modern production magazine for P.38 and P.1 pistols. Quality and condition are excellent. $25.00 (View Picture)

21104 LOT OF THREE M98 STYLE RIFLE STOCKS- CHEAP! - What you see is what you get. Three 98 Mauser rifle stocks. I think one is from a Yugoslavian rifle, one is from a Czech VZ-24 and I am uncertain about the other one. Hardware ranged from pretty well stripped, to nearly complete- see the photos for details. Condition ranges from good to excellent. Unfortunately, I do not know enough about the fine details of the Mauser world to be more specific about these, but I do know that it is a screaming good deal to get all three of these for only $135.00 (View Picture)

15344 U.S. MODEL 1907 LEATHER SLING - WW2 era leather sling with WW1 brass claw on the short strap and nice 1918 date. Long strap has WW2 style steel claw. Leather is very stiff, and long strap has been cut off, but there is enough length that you can still put it on a rifle at the “parade” configuration for display purposes (after you soften the leather with saddle soap or other treatment methods). The two keepers are replacements that need a bit of leather dye to blend in. CHEAP! $20.00 (View Picture)

14227 Weapons of the Civil War by Ian Hogg - 173 pages about 8.5” x 11” hardbound. Like all of Hogg’s books they are well researched, nicely illustrated and intended as general introductions to a new collector, historian or person who is not a long time serious gun collector. This would be great for a younger person with an interest in old guns, or the Civil War to give them some background and gauge their interest. Used, good with the dustjacket a bit scuffed and worn but still a nice copy. $5.00 (View Picture)

13541 CAMOUFLAGE STRIP MATERIAL FOR GHILLIE SUITS, NETS, VEHICLES, ETC - Genuine U.S. Military surplus, this comes on a roll and is a bit over 2 inches wide, and my guess is that the roll is probably about 50 yards, but strictly a guess. The roll is 10 inches diameter if that helps. Color is what I would describe as Vietnam era jungle green, sort of a yellowish green, not dark OD. Pretty sure it is Mildew Resistant Treated, as it has that nasty smell and the burlap material feels sort of waxy. This would be great for a Vietnam collector, or even WW2, or reenactors, or hunters or even paint ball types. I have four rolls I got to wrap around some shrubbery that we ended up cutting down. Price is $40 for the lot or four rolls, or buy one for $15.00 (View Picture)

**SOLD** SMA2582 Walnut Sporterized Stock For US M1903/A3 Rifles. - No cracks, about 31 inches. Nice inexpensive stock for a sporterized US M1903/A3 Rifle. $35.00 (View Picture)

22086 FN Browning Pistols: Side-Arms that Shaped World History- Anthony Vanerlinden - First edition, 2009. 334 pages about 9” x 11” hardbound. Brand new condition, signed by the author. This is an exceptional book that any arms collector should own. While the general and detailed specific information on John M. Browning’s FN made pistols alone is sufficient reason, there are additional insights that collectors should know. There is a lot of information on the history of Fabrique Nationale which was much more than just a gun maker for the civilian market. They were a major industrial firm, closely tied to the government, making diverse product lines including bicycles and automobiles. In addition, there is significant information on government trials for the various guns discussed (by many different governments!) and information on the civilian sales arrangements around the world. These historical background details are essential for a better understanding of the entire spectrum of the firearms world, from invention, to patents, manufacture, licensing and sales, marketing, custom features, wartime interruptions, etc. I understand there is an expanded second edition coming out soon, so we are blowing out remaining copies of the out of print first edition (regular price $64.95) for the bargain price (including FREE SHIPPING!) of only $35.00 (View Picture)

14227 Weapons of the Civil War by Ian Hogg - 173 pages about 8.5” x 11” hardbound. Like all of Hogg’s books they are well researched, nicely illustrated and intended as general introductions to a new collector, historian or person who is not a long time serious gun collector. This would be great for a younger person with an interest in old guns, or the Civil War to give them some background and gauge their interest. Used, good with the dustjacket a bit scuffed and worn but still a nice copy. $5.00 (View Picture)

14217 BARGAIN LOT M1903/1903A3/M1 GARAND RUSTY OR BOOGERED PARTS - What you see is what you get. M1903 Springfield milled butt plate that is rusty, but little if any pitting should show after being cleaned. M1 Garand buttplate is in good shape, but the checkered pattern is mostly worn or deliberately removed- fine for a reenactor. Three milled and one stamped butt swivel for M1903/1903A3 with medium to heavy rust, but may clean up enough to use. One M1903/03A3 safety with a corner ground off to clear a scope or something, and a M1903A3 rear sight that had the protective ears on the side ground down. Works fine otherwise. The lot of rusty junk, er great parts for only $15.00 (View Picture)

22741 MAKAROV SHOULDER HOLSTERS- LOT OF TWO - What you see is what you get- two leather shoulder holsters for the 9 x 18mm Makarov pistol. Not sure where these came from, but probably Hungary, East Germany or some other Commie country. Appear to be mint unissued. BOTH holsters for only $20.00 (View Picture)

7357 GI "SILVERWARE" BARGAIN- LOT OF 10 SPOONS - Genuine U.S. GI field mess spoons. (Sorry, no knives or forks, someone else is probably overloaded with them, and whining about how hard it is to eat soup with a darn fork or knife, but no spoon!). Stamped from stainless steel, these are type used from mid WW2 to present with a large hole in the handle to help hold them for dipping in boiling water to clean them. Marked with U.S. on the handle, and most have various maker marks on the back. Fine for WW2 thru Vietnam collections. Bargain- Lot of TEN spoons, used excellent to mint unissued. $10.00 (Have several lots of 10 if you need more) (View Picture)

18574 M1 CARBINE 15 ROUND MAGAZINES (LOT OF 2) WEAK SPRINGS - These look just like excellent to new condition US GI magazines, but they lack the usual maker codes and the follower springs are too weak to function, so they are repros from somewhere. Fine for display, or for cutting down to smaller capacity to meet goofy laws in some areas. These are also great ones to use for making a display mount for one or more carbines- just remove the floorplate and spring and insert a piece of wood (oak 1” x 2” is near perfect fit) and either attaché a cross brace on the bottom or inert it into a slotted base of some sort. (examples at http://ugca.org/07jan/night.htm) NOTE- 15-round M1 Carbine magazines cannot be sent to residents of California, Massachusetts, or New York. Lot of two aftermarket 15 round magazines with weak follower springs $12.00 (View Picture)

22989 LOT OF 3 WW1 MAGAZINE POUCHES FOR M1911 .45 AUTOMATIC - One used fine, LCC 1918; one used good, LCC 1918 with HQ 2/56 unit marking stamped inside the flap. Other one is used near good except one of the male studs has broken off, but is in the female snap, so that for display purposes it looks perfectly okay. The lot of three for only $22.00 (View Picture)

22656 WW2 PISTOL BELT WITH POUCH FOR TWO M1 CARBINE MAGAZINES - WW2 era pistol belt and pouch for two M1 Carbine 15 round magazines. Used, good condition. Some blue paint(or paintball?) stains on inside of belt). Cheap history for only $25.00 (View Picture)

22655 LOT OF 48 STORAGE TUBES WITH CAPS FOR PARTS, CARTRIDGES, ETC - Small clear plastic storage bottles about ¾ inch ID by 2 inches long with tight fitting slip on cap. New, unused. Great for storing single collector cartridges, or small parts, or samples of bullets or gunpowder, or whatever else you can think of. Have four boxes of 12 each, total 48 tubes for only $6.00 (View Picture)

22401 U.S. GRENADE LAUNCHER SIGHT SET, M15- (GRADE 2) - Unissued but victim of poor storage. Sight and base are excellent but theinstruction sheet has gotten wet and most of the printed surface has flaked off. Snaps on the pouch are nasty looking. A good one for actual use, or for reenactors to avoid messing up a mint one. Complete with instructions/range table (condition as noted above), mounting plate (with screws) and web carrying pouch. These were issued with the M1903 Springfield, M1 Garand and M14 rifles and the M1 Carbine. These attach on the left side of the stock which requires drilling two holes. Please do not mess up a good stock by mounting this on your favorite rifle. Go out and pick up a junky stock with some repairs or something instead for this purpose. $10.00 (View Picture)

15042 U.S. Army early Mine Detector AN/PRS-1 (1944) - The most familiar WW2 mine detector was the SCR-625 that looked like a dinner plate on the end of a long pole, and these are seen fairly often. However we have the “other” mine detector that was used in WW2, the AN/PRS-1 which like the SCR-625 had a long pole handle and a shoulder pack power supply and battery, but the sensor at the end of the pole looked like and oversize beer can with two pairs of thin rods sticking out on the left and right sides of the can. Despite some technical advantages over the SCR-625 in terms of types of mines which could be detected, the AN/PRS-1 was notoriously difficult to keep operating, and it was soon made obsolete and most were scrapped. This one comes in the original footlocker size shipping chest and appears to be nearly complete. I know it is missing the manuals (TM11-1151, Detector Set AN/PRS-1, 52 pages) and a radio type headset for the operator to hear the beep as the detector passes over a mine. I am positive that this unit no longer works. The cylindrical head assembly shows some very bad corrosion and exfoliation which is unsightly and could be cleaned up or made to look pretty with a little Bondo work and OD spray paint. There is one chip out of the Bakelite ring around the head, but the piece is included and can be epoxied back in place. One of the battery connector plugs has pulled loose, but it is present and ready of an easy repair. One electrical cord (I think the one that had a jack for the headset) has been cut off. The canvas backpack for carrying the power supply and batteries is included but has some acid holes in the top which could be covered over with a piece of canvas for better appearance. (I will include the four old batteries that were in it when we found it, totally worthless for use, but maybe you can use the connectors to adapt to something else?) The carrying chest (10” x 15” x 28”) is in excellent condition with sharp stencil markings. This is a nice collectible item for any WW2 collection, or showing the evolution of technology. Left in the crate, it would be wonderful cargo for a military vehicle. Shipping weight about 55 pounds and can go UPS. $149.00 (View Picture)

22179 U.S. M1944 SUSPENDERS- MISSING SOME HARDWARE- CHEAP - Good webbing, 1944 dated, but missing two buckles and three of the snaps. Great opportunity if you have some spare hardware, or have a pair with trashy webbing. $15.00 (View Picture)

21997 WW2 ERA M3 BARRACKS CLEANING RODS- LOT OF TWO- FOR M1 GARAND RIFLES - What you see is what you get. The M3 cleaning rod is a "barracks type" meaning that the rod is a single piece, not several jointed sections. These are threaded on the tip for use with a bore brush or with a patch holder (not inlcuded). New old stock, but poorly stored so the rods are rusty, but should clean up. Have a few that some idiot bent by storing something heavy on them. Not bad pretzel type bends, but needing some work to straighten out, so blowing them out cheap instead of taking the time to do it ourselves. Lof of TWO slightly bent rods for only $10.00 (View Picture)

21981 LOT OF TWO M1903 SPRINGFIELD BOLTS - What you see is what you get. Lot of two M1903/03A3 Springfield bolt bodies with extractor ring in place. The firing pin holes have been welde shut for use on drill rifles, otherwise the look to be in pretty good shape. Have three sets, and photo shows worst one with some silver paint on one of the bolts over the parkerized finish. Use for a drill rifle, or some people rework them for actual use, but we advise agains that. Two bolts for only $10.00 (View Picture)

21978 LOT OF 14 ASSORTED BRISTLE BRUSHES FOR GUN CLEANING - What you see is what you get. Lot of 14 assorted bristl bushes with long twisted wire handles. Sometimes called "test tube brushes" these can be used for all sorts of gun cleaning, etc. CHEAP- the lot for $6.00 (View Picture)

21121 +LOT OF 4 GERMAN MAGAZINE VESTS FOR AK-47 TYPE RIFLES - What you see is what you get. Four belt pouches for magazines or clips of ammo for AK-47 and/or SKS type rifles or similar uses, in “splinter “ style camouflage pattern. I think these are East German or Yugoslavian, or Hungarian, or from somewhere in that part of the old Commie evil empire. These have a smaller pocket on the side in addition to the four areas in the main pocket. All about mint unissued, all sold as a single lot of four for only $20.00 (View Picture)

21120 LOT OF 4 GERMAN MAGAZINE VESTS FOR AK-47 TYPE RIFLES - What you see is what you get. Four belt pouches for magazines or clips of ammo for AK-47 and/or SKS type rifles or similar uses, in “splinter “ style camouflage pattern. I think these are East German or Yugoslavian, or Hungarian, or from somewhere in that part of the old Commie evil empire. All about mint unissued, all sold as a single lot of four for only $20.00 (View Picture)

20938 U.S. M17A1 OR M17A2 GAS MASK WITH MANY ACCESSORIES - Some of it in orginal GI packing, and all appear new with just some minor storage scratches onthe lenses of hte mask itself. Lot consists of one mask, one set of M13A2 filter elements, one rescusitation tube, three sets of eye lens outserts, one protective cover, and one OD web carrying case. The M13A2 filter elements have a green-colored connector and are the ONLY filter elements designed to be used in combat. The M13A2 will provide protection against all known CB agents (according to military documents). The M17 was adopted in 1959 and was issued to troops during the Vietnam War, and many continued in use into the 1980s.The whole lot for only $75.00 (View Picture)

20351 Flight Suit, Intermediate, khaki (size small) - Authentic, intermediate-weight flight suits.. perfect for all your in-the-air or on-the-ground activities! This flight suit can be worn alone in warmer weather, or worn over clothing in colder weather. It has all the military-inspired details you're looking for: loads of pockets (including a zippered combination utility/pen pocket on the left sleeve), full-length two-way front zipper, velcro waist and cuff adjustment tabs, and snap shroud-cutter pocket on the left leg. This is made from a 65/35 poly-cotton blend, combining breathability and durability in a completely washable garment (no dry cleaning required!). If you're looking for style, comfort, and practicality, you need this flight suit! No true aviation buff would be without one! One only, size small, looks new never worn. $55.00 (View Picture)

SMA2379 Holster Leathercraft Mixson Mod # DB623 - Nice black leather with basket weave design. Fits small frame automatic pistols. Good condition with a few scuffs and scrapes, will probably clean up with a little shoe polish. $15.00 (View Picture)

19688 Cheap M1907 style sling - Made in the same style as U.S. military Model 1907 leather slings, but the leather is cheaper and a bit thinner, and the hooks are thinner stamped steel. Would probably work okay, but not nearly as good workmanship as the real GI slings. Looks about new. $20.00 (View Picture)

868 M1903A3 Dummy Drill Rifle Stock and Handguard - Type used by US Navy on Mk 5 Dummy Drill rifles. Made of very tough rubbery material, reddish-brown color, that is nearly indestructible. These are slightly used to near new. Only have 3 sets of these available. Perfect for drill team or color guard use Handguard material may vary somewhat in color. $89.00 (View Picture)

18358 White Leather M1907 type sling for parade use - Commercial item, not military issue, although some military units buy such stuff for ceremonial use. Used fine to excellent. $15.00 (View Picture)

10741 WW1 M1917 TRIPLE POUCH FOR M1917 REVOLVERS (REPRODUCTION) - Three pockets, each holding two half moon clips of .45 ACP ammo. This was unique to the M1917 revolvers, and while never common, they have about vanished. Originals are now selling at $125 and more, so we were glad to be able to get these superb quality reproductions which we can sell for less than half that. Exact reproduction with every detail correct, except not maker marked. (We have marked inside of the belt loop "REPRO" so people will be able to tell the difference. These are made by our friends at American Patrol Company who do superb work on all sorts of repro web gear, and provided much of the gear used by Band of Brothers, Windtalkers, Saints & Soldiers, etc.) Free shipping on these either ordered singly or with other items. Two or more $50 each, or buy one for $55.00 (View Picture)

17784 LYMAN four cavity mold and handles 35891 (148 grain) - Lyman has been the largest maker of bullet molds for nearly 100 years now. These are usually found in single, double or four cavity versions, with the larger molds obviously being more productive in terms of bullets per hour. These are all precision manufacture tools and when properly cared for will last a long time. Besides a lower cost per bullet than buying them from commercial sources, there is also the benefit of not being dependent on commercial sources as you can cast your own bullets using an electric casting pot, or even an iron pot on your kitchen stove. (The latter practice invites nasty comments from mothers and spouses, I have learned.) By tinkering with the lead alloy and lubes and sizing procedures cast bullets can achieve excellent accuracy, and with gas checks they can get good velocity, although not as high as jacketed bullets. This is a used mold, casting the bullet described above. It comes complete with handles. Overall condition fine to excellent showing just normal wear. Note that the wooden grips on the handles are damaged but usable, but the blocks should work just fine $95.00 (View Picture)

17782 LYMAN four cavity mold and handles 35863 (148 grain) - Lyman has been the largest maker of bullet molds for nearly 100 years now. These are usually found in single, double or four cavity versions, with the larger molds obviously being more productive in terms of bullets per hour. These are all precision manufacture tools and when properly cared for will last a long time. Besides a lower cost per bullet than buying them from commercial sources, there is also the benefit of not being dependent on commercial sources as you can cast your own bullets using an electric casting pot, or even an iron pot on your kitchen stove. (The latter practice invites nasty comments from mothers and spouses, I have learned.) By tinkering with the lead alloy and lubes and sizing procedures cast bullets can achieve excellent accuracy, and with gas checks they can get good velocity, although not as high as jacketed bullets. This is a used mold, casting the bullet described above. It comes complete with handles. Overall condition fine to excellent showing just normal wear. $95.00 (View Picture)

17780 LYMAN four cavity adjustable length swage core 44S and handles - Lyman has been the largest maker of bullet molds for nearly 100 years now. These are usually found in single, double or four cavity versions, with the larger molds obviously being more productive in terms of bullets per hour. These are all precision manufacture tools and when properly cared for will last a long time. Besides a lower cost per bullet than buying them from commercial sources, there is also the benefit of not being dependent on commercial sources as you can cast your own bullets using an electric casting pot, or even an iron pot on your kitchen stove. (The latter practice invites nasty comments from mothers and spouses, I have learned.) By tinkering with the lead alloy and lubes and sizing procedures cast bullets can achieve excellent accuracy, and with gas checks they can get good velocity, although not as high as jacketed bullets. This is a used mold, casting the bullet described above. It comes complete with handles. Overall condition fine to excellent showing just normal wear. Note that the wooden grips on the handles are badly damaged but usable, and the blocks should work just fine. $95.00 (View Picture)

17778 LYMAN two cavity swage core 244203 (65 grain or 60 or 95 grain??) - This is a used mold, casting cores for swaging into bullets, usually with half jacket “cups”. I really know nothing about that but if you do, then you know what this is and how to use them. Overall condition as shown in the photos. $55.00 (View Picture)

17776 LYMAN two cavity mold and handles 452388 (???) - Not sure of the details on the bullet this makes, but obviously for .45 caliber guns. $65.00 (View Picture)

17775 LYMAN single cavity mold and handles .420 round ball - This is a used mold, casting a .420 round ball. It comes complete with handles. Overall condition as shown in the photos. $45.00 (View Picture)

17773 LYMAN two cavity mold and handles 358495 (141 grain) - Not sure of the details on the bullet this makes, but obviously for .38or .357 or 9mm caliber guns. What you see is what you get. $55.00 (View Picture)

SMA2186 Walnut Sporterized Stock For US M1917 Rifles. - No cracks, 30 inches. Nice inexpensive stock for a sporterized '17 Enfield. $35.00 (View Picture)

SMA2282 Walnut Sporterized Stock For US M1903/A3 Rifles. - No cracks, 30 inches. Cutts on left hand side grip area. Nice inexpensive stock for a sporterized US M1903/A3 Rifle. $20.00 (View Picture)

17220 PRIVATEERS IN CHARLESTON 1793-1796 BY MELVIN H. JACKSON. - 1969, 169 pages 75.” x 10” hardbound. Smithsonian Studies in History & Technology. Used fine. Charleston was the base of operations for privateers 1793-1796 oerating against the British (mainly in the West Indies) until finally shut down by the U.S. government. Interesting history and info on another small chapter in the history of this wonderful coastal city with so much history. $8.00 (View Picture)

8539 10 SHOULDER PATCHES 40th ARMORED BRIGADE- Mint unissued, all the same for the California National Guard, 40th Armored Brigade, circa 1980s-90s, in subdued style embroidery. Let the kids play with them, or sell them at gun shows or flea markets. VG- exc condition. The lot as shown in the photo- SPECIAL- Lot of 30 for $10.00 (View Picture) SPECIAL- Lot of 60 patches for only $12.00- that's only 20 cents each!

17079 M1 Garand Rifle Barrel (SA-12-43) - Used, fair to poor condition, but okay for making a dummy or drill rifle or some other project. This is a take off from a Blue Sky import that someone filed off the import marks and covered the area with cold blue, but it won’t fool anyone. Bore is dark with breech bore gage reading of 5+ and the muzzle gage gets swallowed entirely so it is looser than a politician’s spending habits $25.00 (View Picture)

16052 U.S. WW2 Canteen and cup (grade II) - Canteen is dated 1944, and has later "Alder Conservation Camp" marking and initials added. Several large and small dents. Cut markings not legible due to heavy rusting on the handle where the markings usually are located. Even the rivets holding the handle to the cup body are rusty. Placed inside a canteen cover for display, no one will notice the problems. Cheap! Both for only $15.00 (View Picture)

SMA1931 Rifle Sling - Brown Tooled Leather - Padded - Sling has nylon straps for better durability with thickly padded leather for comfort where it goes over the shoulder. The padded leather section is brown in color with a pleasing tooled basket weave pattern. Excellent condition, comes complete with a set of quick release swivels. $20.00 (View Picture)

12278 RELOADING DIES 244 REMINGTON BY P.O. ACKLEY - Used, mostly excellent condition, looks like new. Standard 7/8" x 14 threads to fit most presses. Unless otherwise stated these are a two die set- a full length resize & deprime die, and a seating die. $22.00 (View Picture)

9371 ROCHESTER, NY, HERALD- (EVEN DAYS- LOT OF 15 MOST ABOUT 8-12 PAGES) - February 28, 1898- Diabolical Plot of the Spanish; military matters, March 2, 1898- Naval movements; $1M for smokeless powder; Spain responsible for Maine- govt plot or not. March 4, 1898- Old Monitors resurrected at League Island; sleigh riding toddler killed by train March 8, 1898- War imminent- military matters, drawing of submarine USS Holland March 12, 1898- Spain claims to want peace; military matters March 14, 1898- Monitors for coast and harbor defense; War preparations; drawing of Key West, FL; Desperate battle between moonshiners and Lawmen in Ozarks. March 16, 1898- military preparations; How the Maine was blown up March 22, 1898- Coastal Fortifications; military matters, relief supplies for Cuban civilians March 26, 1898- Naval and military preparations; NYC politicians indicted for robbing the city; US May buy Virgin Islands for coaling station. March 28, 1898- Maine Inquiry Board results; Teddy Roosevelt rebukes pacifist Senator; Havana fortifications drawing March 30, 1898- Overwhelming rush towards war, despite President McKinley's opposition. April 6, 1898- Eleven passenger ships taken up for military service, war preparatiosn; Whalers in Alaska desperate, paying $50 each for dogs to eat April 14, 1898- general military news (condition a bit rougher than average) April 16, 1898- Army ordered to Gulf coats, Senate to vote on War Declaration tomorrow; Mrs. Oscar Wilde dies. April 22, 1898- Balloons to be sued by Army in Cuba; Fleet expecte to arrive at, bombard Havana tomorrow; Congress looking at luxury taxes to pay for war. [This was origin of the tax on new-fangled telephone communications which remains in place to this day, even though the Spanish American War was paid for nearly a century ago, expanded by the "Gore tax" so you now pay almost as much in taxes as you do for your basic phone service!] $75.00 (View Picture)

9370 SPAN- AM 1898 NEWSPAPERS- BUFFALO, NY, COURIER (LOT OF 7) - Spanish American War Newspapers Filled with the latest reports, rumors, fears, speculation, patriotic trivia, local news and advertising for now quaint goods. Most have one or more illustrations, showing some military subject, map, person, or a non-war related item. Yellowed paper is 100+ years old now, so it is brittle and cannot be handled a lot. These have been folded twice, so present size is about 9" x 12" and when opened will be about 18" x 24" for a full page. Assorted minor rips and tears. Sorry, none with big headlines- MAINE BLOWN UP, or MANILA BAY VICTORY or anything like that, but lots of smaller events leading up to our victory. Remember, although there were undersea cables then, most were cut to prevent military use, and it took days or weeks for accurate news to arrive from the front. No embedded reporters with live satellite feed in those days. Great item for Spanish American War display. April 8, 1898- 8 pages, Spain Has Chosen War- US rejects offer from "powers of Europe" to try to settle disputes [Yep, the Frogs and Krauts were meddling even then] April 26, 1898- all sorts of war news, but overall condition is poor. April 30, 1898- 8 pages, American Fleet off Manila [Battle was following day]; Clara Barton safe, Cuban refugees May 1, 1898- several sections from Sunday paper including photos of 65th and 74th NY Volunteers, Map of Havana fortifications; Map of US & Spanish strategic points. Condition varies, some not good. May 8, 1898- EXTRA, 8 pages- Dewey in Control [of Manila] ship picture, etc. May 11, 1898- Estra- 8 pages- Sampson's Fleet off Porto Rico, Cuban Invasion Begun. Fold at center of page has been chewed through. June 4, 1898- 8 pages- Extra- Cervera bottled up, Merrimac sunk in harbor.at Santiago; Atlanta schools want to teach Spanish; Elephant at large, killed his keeper and wrecked circus wagon. Badly chewed across bottom of page $20.00 (View Picture)

9369 SPAN- AM 1898 NEWSPAPERS- ELMIRA, NY, ADVERTISER (LOT OF 4) - Spanish American War Newspapers Filled with the latest reports, rumors, fears, speculation, patriotic trivia, local news and advertising for now quaint goods. Most have one or more illustrations, showing some military subject, map, person, or a non-war related item. Yellowed paper is 100+ years old now, so it is brittle and cannot be handled a lot. These have been folded twice, so present size is about 9" x 12" and when opened will be about 18" x 24" for a full page. Assorted minor rips and tears. Sorry, none with big headlines- MAINE BLOWN UP, or MANILA BAY VICTORY or anything like that, but lots of smaller events leading up to our victory. Remember, although there were undersea cables then, most were cut to prevent military use, and it took days or weeks for accurate news to arrive from the front. No embedded reporters with live satellite feed in those days. Great item for Spanish American War display. May 12. 1898- Bombardment of Cardenas Cuba, etc 8 pages. June 11, 1898- (4 pages of 8 page section) Commend Hobson for sinking Merrimac; invasion fleet about to leave Tampa, Plans for Santiago campaign, critics charge Army incompetence [sound familiar- they were wrong then too!]. June 13, 1898, 8 pages. Big Events This Week- (condition a bit rougher than average) June 16, 1898, 8 pages- BOMBARDMENT CAIMANERA [Guantanamo Bay]; Spanish Atrocities, (condition a bit rougher than average) $20.00 (View Picture)

9368 SPAN- AM 1898 NEWSPAPERS- ROCHESTER, NY, DEMOCRAT CHRONICLE APRIL 16, 1898 - Spanish American War Newspapers Filled with the latest reports, rumors, fears, speculation, patriotic trivia, local news and advertising for now quaint goods. Most have one or more illustrations, showing some military subject, map, person, or a non-war related item. Yellowed paper is 100+ years old now, so it is brittle and cannot be handled a lot. These have been folded twice, so present size is about 9" x 12" and when opened will be about 18" x 24" for a full page. Assorted minor rips and tears. Sorry, none with big headlines- MAINE BLOWN UP, or MANILA BAY VICTORY or anything like that, but lots of smaller events leading up to our victory. Remember, although there were undersea cables then, most were cut to prevent military use, and it took days or weeks for accurate news to arrive from the front. No embedded reporters with live satellite feed in those days. Great item for Spanish American War display. 16 pages with front page full of info on troops being mobilized, Senate expected to vote on war resolution tomorrow. $10.00 (View Picture)

9367 SPAN- AM 1898 NEWSPAPERS- BOSTON, MASS, TRAVELER MAY 2, 1898- NIGHT EXTRA - Spanish American War Newspapers Filled with the latest reports, rumors, fears, speculation, patriotic trivia, local news and advertising for now quaint goods. Most have one or more illustrations, showing some military subject, map, person, or a non-war related item. Yellowed paper is 100+ years old now, so it is brittle and cannot be handled a lot. These have been folded twice, so present size is about 9" x 12" and when opened will be about 18" x 24" for a full page. Assorted minor rips and tears. Sorry, none with big headlines- MAINE BLOWN UP, or MANILA BAY VICTORY or anything like that, but lots of smaller events leading up to our victory. Remember, although there were undersea cables then, most were cut to prevent military use, and it took days or weeks for accurate news to arrive from the front. No embedded reporters with live satellite feed in those days. Great item for Spanish American War display. SHELLS BURST- Bombardment of Manila has already begun; Spain Lost 400 men. Sketch showing Dewey's Fleet and list of ships. Ripping at folds, but a most important issue anyway. 12 pages. $15.00 (View Picture)

SMA1765 - Shoulder Holster - Uncle Mike Sidekick Size 4. Black nylon, excellent condition with belt loop to secure the left hand side. Fits most 6 inch double action revolvers. $25.00 (View Picture)

SMM1753 - German WWII Group. Cap insignia, belt buckel and more. We are not sure if this stuff is real or reproduction so we are offering it at a bargian price as a group. Maybe a great deal maybe not. $125.00 (View Picture)

10521 OLD HOLSTER- REDHEAD BRAND - Good quality item showing fair amount of honest use. Probably circa 1960s or more recent. Good markings on back with REDHEAD logo, 20 SHD BS, 22 6. Looks to me it would fit a Ruger Bearcat or guns of that general size. $10.00 (View Picture)

SMA1729 - Vanguard- Compact 10 x25 Binoculars. Rubber armored with ruby coated lenses and fast focus feature. New, Includes carrying case, rubber lens caps and neck strap. 5.8° angle of view, 305' field of view. $25.00 (View Picture)

SMA1672 - Slip On Grip For Large Frame Glocks. Excellent condition with finger grooves. $5.00 (View Picture)

SMA1667 - Holster Shoulder Uncle Mike #5 Fits large frame auto pistols. Excellent condition Black nylon $25.00 (View Picture)

  SMA1549 - Grips - Slip On Uncle Mike For Medium Frame Glock Pistols. Used-excellent condition. $5.00 (View Picture)

  SMA1550 - Grips - Slip On Pachmayr For Small Frame Glock Pistols. Used-excellent condition. $5.00 (View Picture)

SMA1496 - Shoulder Holster Uncle Mike #4. Black nylon, excellent condition. Fits Large frame 6-8 inch revolvers like the Ruger Redhawk or the S&W mod 629. $25.00 (View Picture)

SMA1423 - Grips, Pachmayer For Beretta Mod 92. Good condition, showing some wear. $10.00 (View Picture)

SMA1248 - Grips Pachamyr Presentation. Fits T/C Contender. New condition with box. $10.00 (View Picture)



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