Collectible Firearms and Edged Weapons

Kristopher Gasior and Kasia Matuszewska-Gasior

P.O. Box 8327 Fredericksburg, VA 22404-8327 USA

Telephone/FAX# (540) 374-8124 (orders only!)

KGasior@aol.com

(All the emails with attachments or pictures sent to our email addresses are deleted due to the computer virus epidemic).

Modern Military Rifles

Shipping Terms: We ship rifles by UPS Ground with full insurance. We charge standard shipping fee of $30 per rifle. This rate is valid only in the continental USA. International shipping is available at the cost. We take credit cards, checks and money orders. We also accept Western Union and MoneyGram transfers. We are now allowed to accept a faxed copy of your FFL license. Please, set your fax to "Extra Fine" and fax your FFL license to 540 374 8124.

Arisaka Rifles

Model, Price, Number & Pictures

Description & Condition

Scarce Japanese Training Rifle Converted from Captured Chinese Gew. 88 Rifle

Caliber: 8 x 57, rimless (.318) M 88 (?).

Price: $875

Inventory # man_0176

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Interesting Japanese training rifle converted from captured Chinese Gew. 88 rifle. The Japanese army captured many thousands of Gew. 88/Hanyang-type rifles in China. Some of them were converted to trainers. This is one of many variations of Japanese training rifles used by students of Japanese high schools. Almost all Japanese students took firearms classes, creating a need for a large number of trainers. The rifle should be used only for training purpose. The rifle seems to be in its original, 8 x 57mm caliber. The left side of the receiver rail displays original German markings, "Gew. 88". The rear part of the barrel jacket show some small markings (please, see pictures). The original German serial numbers are still present on the left side of the receiver ring and on the barrel jacket. There is also a Japanese style number on the bayonet lug. The bolt still shows original German arsenal markings. One piece Arisaka-style stock. Inverted "V" front sight without the guards (obviously taken from Arisaka rifle). Adjustable rear sights calibrated up to 2400 meters. Short handguard. Flat, stamped buttplate. CONDITION: Low fine. 90% of blue finish is still on metal. Some finish is turning to brownish color. Brown patina on the buttplate. The stock is in original finish with some dings and scratches. There is a chip in the upper part of the buttstock, near the buttplate (please, see pictures). The bore is dark. The action works fine. The bolt handle is slightly bent. All the internal parts of the rifle are in fine condition with no obvious wear. No import markings. Scarce training rifle for advanced Japanese military collector! The rifle comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# 22XXe. Antique.

Scarce Austro-Hungarian Issue Arisaka T.30 Rifle

Caliber: 6.5 x 50, semi-rimmed

Price: $1495

Inventory # ari_0092

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Scarce Japanese T.30 "Hook Safety" Arisaka infantry rifle with Austro-Hungarian military markings. The rifle was sold by Japan to Imperial Russia during the World War One. Sometime during the war it was also captured by Austria-Hungary. The Imperial Chrysanthemum is still on the receiver ring, but it was over stamped with two little circles, which indicates that the rifle was exported from Japan to a foreign country during the Great War. Many Arisaka T.30 rifles were sold to Imperial Russia and to the Great Britain during the World War One. This rifle was a part of 763,000 Arisakas sent to Imperial Russia. Consequently, some rifles of this pattern were captured by Austro-Hungarian and German forces. The right side of the buttstock displays following white painted markings, "111" (Austro-Hungarian military markings, indicating that the rifle was issued during the World War One). The same number was stamped on the upper part of the buttstock (please, see pictures). The magazine floorplate release was ground down, either by the Russians, or the Austro-Hungarians, and secured by a special device (please, see pictures). This was a common practice to prevent the magazine floorplate from falling out on the field because of the use of heavy winter gloves. After the war ended in 1918, some Arisaka rifles were issued to several countries of Eastern and Central Europe (Poland, Czechoslovakia, Finland and possibly, some other countries). Few rifles of this pattern were brought to the USA by returning American soldiers after the World War Two. The rifle was manufactured by Tokyo arsenal, as indicated by markings on the left side of the receiver rail. "Type 30", in Japanese characters, is stamped on the receiver ring. The Japanese arsenal mark, a "Triangle" is stamped on the back of the receiver. Two piece buttstock. Short handguard. Late style rear sight calibrated to 2000 meter. Inverted "V" front sight without guards. Flat, forged buttplate. Hook type safety on the back of the bolt. Complete with an original cleaning rod. No import markings. Overall length is 50.5 inch. Barrel length: 31 inch. CONDITION: Low fine, with 82% of blue finish still on metal. Some blue finish is turning to brownish color. Some brown patina on the trigger guard and magazine floorplate. The buttplate is covered by gray patina. The rifle shows an honest service wear. The stock shows the usual handling marks, dings and scratches. There is one inch long hairline crack in the lower part of the stock, just in front of the trigger guard. Original finish on both, metal and wood. Mismatched serial numbers (matching assembly numbers on the receiver, stock, handguard and on the nosecap/bayonet lug; mismatched numbers on the bolt and rear sights). The bore is dark, but the rifling is still strong. Very strong action. The bolt handle shows some repair welding on the back where it meets the bolt body. All the internal parts of the rifle are in very good condition, with no obvious wear. All the markings on metal and wood are clearly visible. No import markings. Japanese T.30 "Hook Safety" Arisaka infantry rifle with an interesting history! The rifle comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# 3281XX.

Japanese Arisaka T.38 Rifle (Tokyo Arsenal)

Caliber: 6.5 x 50, semi-rimmed

Price: $475

Inventory # ari_0091

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Japanese Arisaka T. 38 infantry rifle. Manufactured at the Tokyo arsenal. The rifle was adopted by the Japanese army in 1906 and was in production till 1939, when it was replaced by Type 99. The rifle has an original finish on metal and was not refurbished by Japanese arsenals. The Japanese royal chrysanthemum on the receiver was polished off (please, see pictures). Matching serial numbers, except for the dust cover (the same serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, bolt and on the magazine cover; the dust cover displays a different serial number). All the numbers are factory original, and were not restamped. "Type 38", in Japanese characters is stamped on the receiver. Two piece buttstock. Several Japanese markings are stamped on the lower part of the buttstock (please, see pictures). Early issue safety. Inverted "V" front sight with without side guards. The rear sight is calibrated to 2400 meter. Short handguard. Flat, forged buttplate. Complete with an original receiver dust cover and cleaning rod. CONDITION: Fine. 85-87% of original blue finish is still on metal. A couple of spots of blood pitting on the barrel (please, see pictures). Occasional patina and/or peppering. The stock shows the usual handling marks, dings and scratches. No cracks. The bore is in very good condition with sharp rifling. Some darkness in the grooves. One spot of pitting close to the muzzle. Very strong action. All the markings on metal and wood are clearly visible. All the internal parts of the rifle are in fine+ condition with no obvious wear. No import markings. A nice example of T.38 rifle with an original dust cover! Many rifles of this pattern were brought to the USA by returning American soldiers after the World War Two. The rifle comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# 4859XX.

Scarce Manchurian Made Arisaka T.38 Rifle (Mukden, Manchuria)

Caliber: 6.5 x 50, semi-rimmed

Price: $975

Inventory # ari_0090

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Scarce Manchurian made Arisaka T. 38 rifle made during the World War Two for the Japanese army. The rifle was manufactured by Mukden Arsenal, Manchuria. Mukden arsenal mark is stamped just behind the serial number. "Type 38", in Japanese characters, is stamped on the receiver ring. Intact royal chrysanthemum is still on the receiver ring. Matching serial numbers on the receiver and bolt. The numbers are factory original, and they were never restamped. Some other parts of the rifle display Japanese characters with small numbers, that are probably assembly numbers (bolt release lever "1 2", extractor "1", rear sights "60", magazine cover "6 9..."). The rifle has an original finish and was not refurbished by Japanese arsenals. Two piece buttstock. Inverted "V" front sight with guards. The rear sight is calibrated to 2400 meter. Short handguard. Flat, forged buttplate. The receiver dust cover is missing. Complete with the cleaning rod and original Japanese issue leather sling! CONDITION: Low fine. 80% of original blue finish is still on metal. Most of the wear is on the trigger guard and on magazine cover. Nice blue on the receiver and barrel. Some blue is turning to brownish color. Some scattered light patina and/or peppering. The stock is in original finish with some handling marks, dings and scratches. There are some hairline cracks at the wrist of the buttstock (please, see pictures). A couple of small bug holes in the buttstock. There are also some water stains on the buttstock, near the buttplate (please, see pictures). The bore is in fine condition with strong rifling. Some darkness in the grooves. Very strong action. All the markings on the metal are clearly visible. All the internal parts of the rifle are in fine condition with no obvious wear. No import markings. The leather sling is in excellent, uncleaned condition with only minor wear. Scarce Manchurian made Arisaka T. 38 rifle! Some rifles of this pattern were brought to the USA by returning American soldiers after the World War Two. The rifle comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# 50208XX.

Berthier Rifles

Model, Price, Number & Pictures

Description & Condition

Scarce Polish Army Issue Mannlicher Berthier M. 1916 Carbine

Caliber: 8 mm Lebel.

Price: $1475

Inventory # manb_0055

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Scarce Polish army issue Mannlicher Berthier M.1916 carbine. Many French rifles and carbines were brought to Poland by Haller's "Blue Army". Furthermore, Poland had purchased in France many thousand of Berthiers and Lebels during the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1921. During the September 1939 campaign, most of these rifles and carbines were issued to the second line Polish troops (Obrona Narodowa = National Guard). The carbine was refurbished by one of the Polish arsenals. The right side of the buttstock displays Polish arsenal markings, "ZW. 8. 36" (in a rectangular; refurbished in August 1936). The stock displays also several smaller French, or Polish markings. Polish arsenal markings are stamped on the left side of the receiver ring, "M" (in a square), "Sz", etc. Polish style, matching serial numbers are stamped on the barrel, bolt and on the right side of the buttstock. French style, mismatched serial number is stamped on the trigger guard. No serial numbers are stamped on other parts of the carbine, which is correct for this model. The buttstock also displays fading, original French serial numbers. The carbine was manufactured at the St. Etienne arsenal, as indicated by markings on the receiver. The left side of the receiver is marked, "St. Etienne Mle- M-16". The right side of the chamber displays the barrel maker markings and a date, "MA C 1918". The carbine is a World War One design with a five round Mannlicher type magazine. This model had replaced Berthier M. 07-15 with a three round Mannlicher magazine. The capacity of the M. 07-15 magazine was found to be insufficient during the World War One battles, especially when compared with a German Gew.98 performance. Hence, the new model with a higher capacity magazine. This carbine still has its original cleaning rod channel on the left side of the stock, with a correct cleaning rod with a brass tip (scarce!). The chamber does not display a Balle "N" proof. Correct style, turned down bolt handle. Bayonet lug on the nosecap. Ramp and leaf rear sight calibrated up to 2000 meter. One barrel band and a nosecap without a stacking hook. This model of carbine was manufactured with a short handguard. No import markings. Overall length is 37.25 inch. The barrel length is 18 inch. Complete with an original French army leather sling. CONDITION: Fine+, as refurbished by one of the Polish arsenals. 92-93% of blue finish is still present on metal. Most of the wear is on sharp edges of other metal parts. Some finish is turning to brownish color. The stock shows the usual handling marks and small dings. All the markings and numbers on metal are clearly visible. The bore is in very good+ low fine condition. The action works fine. All the internal parts of the rifle are in fine condition, with no visible wear. The leather sling is in only fair condition with some wear and some surface cracks (please, see pictures). Scarce Polish army issue Mannlicher Berthier M. 1916 carbine! The carbine comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# 69XX.

Scarce Polish Army Issue Mannlicher Berthier M. 1916 Carbine

Caliber: 8 mm Lebel.

Price: $1175

Inventory # manb_0054

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Scarce Polish army issue Mannlicher Berthier M.1916 carbine. Many French rifles and carbines were brought to Poland by Haller's "Blue Army". Furthermore, Poland had purchased in France many thousand of Berthiers and Lebels during the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1921. During the September 1939 campaign, most of these rifles and carbines were issued to the second line Polish troops (Obrona Narodowa = National Guard). The carbine was refurbished by one of the Polish arsenals. The right side of the buttstock displays Polish arsenal markings, "ZW. 11. 36" (in a rectangular; refurbished in November 1936). The stock displays also several smaller French, or Polish markings. Polish arsenal markings are stamped on the left side of the receiver ring, "Z" (in a square). Polish style, matching serial numbers are stamped on the barrel and on the right side of the buttstock. Polish style, mismatched serial numbers are stamped on the bolt and trigger guard. No serial numbers are stamped on other parts of the carbine, which is correct for this model. The left side of the buttstock displays fading, original French serial number. The carbine was manufactured at the Continsouza arsenal in 1918, as indicated by markings on the receiver and barrel. The left side of the receiver is marked, "Et-ts Continsouza Mle- M-16". The right side of the chamber displays the barrel maker markings and a date, "MA C 1918". The carbine is a World War One design with a five round Mannlicher type magazine. This model had replaced Berthier M. 07-15 with a three round Mannlicher magazine. The capacity of the M. 07-15 magazine was found to be insufficient during the World War One battles, especially when compared with a German Gew.98 performance. Hence, the new model with a higher capacity magazine. This carbine still has its original cleaning rod channel on the left side of the stock, with a correct cleaning rod with a brass tip (scarce!). The chamber does not display a Balle "N" proof. Correct style, turned down bolt handle. Bayonet lug on the nosecap. Ramp and leaf rear sight calibrated up to 2000 meter. One barrel band and a nosecap without a stacking hook. This model of carbine was manufactured with a short handguard. No import markings. Overall length is 37.25 inch. The barrel length is 18 inch. CONDITION: Fine, as refurbished by one of the Polish arsenals. 82-83% of blue finish is still present on metal. Most of the wear is on barrel bands, magazine, as well as on sharp edges of other metal parts. Some finish is turning to brownish color. The stock shows the usual handling marks and small dings. All the markings and numbers on metal are clearly visible. The bore is in fine condition with shiny rifling. The action works fine. All the internal parts of the rifle are in fine condition, with no visible wear. Scarce Polish army issue Mannlicher Berthier M. 1916 carbine! The carbine comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# 946XX.

Carcano Rifles

Model, Price, Number & Pictures

Description & Condition

Very Scarce Ministry of War Shooting Competition Prize Mannlicher Carcano M.1891 Rifle

Caliber: 6.5 mm x 52, rimless.

Price: $1175

Inventory # manc_0065

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Mannlicher Carcano M.1891 'prize' rifle with a brass plate attached to the right side of the butt stock with the following wording: "VIII GARA GENERALE DI TIRO A SEGNO PREMIO DEL MINISTERO DELLA GUERRA" ("8th General Target Shooting Competition - Prize of the Ministry of War"). At the end of 19th Century Italian government established a system of hundreds of gun ranges with a sole purpose to promote marksmanship and prepare civilian population for national emergency. Participation was encouraged and the best shooters received 'prize' rifles, initially Vetterlis, and later, Carcanos. This is one of such 'prize' rifles. Similar rifles were described by Ron Azzi in his article, "Italian 'Prize' Rifles" published in The Military Rifle Journal in October 1999 (posted on gunboards.com). The rifle displays a nice cartouche on the left side of the butt stock with Crest of Savoy and following wording, "FABB. D'ARMI....TERNI 1934 XII". Matching serial numbers. The serial number on the stock seemed to be restamped at one point to match the number on the receiver, in the typical Italian manner. The receiver and barrel were made in Rome in 1918, as indicated by markings on the chamber, while the stock has Terni markings. This model of Carcano was built in 6.5 mm caliber with progressive rifling. Complete with an original cleaning rod. CONDITION: Fine, with 90% original blue finish still present on metal. The finish is worn mainly on the magazine and on sharp edges of other steel parts of the rifle. Some blue finish is starting to turn to brownish color. The buttplate shows some light patina. Fine bore with strong rifling. Strong action. All the internal parts of the rifle are in fine condition, with no visible wear. All the markings are clearly visible on metal and wood. Solid stock with numerous handling marks. No cracks in wood. No import markings. Interesting Mannlicher Carcano for the advanced collector of Italian rifles. Serial# ORK9XX.

Krag Joergensen Rifles

Model, Price, Number & Pictures

Description & Condition

Scarce Norwegian M.1912/16 Krag Joergensen Carbine

Caliber: 6.5 x 55 mm, rimless.

Price: $1975

Inventory # kra_0025

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Scarce Norwegian Krag carbine manufactured at the Kongsberg Weapon Factory, Norway in 1914. The receiver displays several Norwegian proofs and a date of production, "1914", below the "Crown over K" (Kongsberg). The Norwegian army adopted Krag after the extensive 1893 trials that demonstrated superiority of the rifle over guns from other countries. M.1912 was approved by the Norwegian army in 1912 as an all-purpose carbine, yet the production was delayed till 1913. Only 30,118 of M.1912 carbines were produced at the Kongsberg Weapon Factory in the military serial number range from 1913 to 1926. Another 1,592 of M.1912 carbines were produced at Kongsberg in a special serial number range for sale to civilians. The carbine features an original full-length stock with pistol grip. Long handguard covers the barrel almost entirely. One barrel band and a nosecap with integral bayonet lug. An extra collar/band was added to the front part of the stock shortly after the carbine was manufactured (hence designation, "M.1912/16"). Correct for this model, turned down bolt handle. Steel buttplate without a butt-trap. Rear sight graduated to 2200 meters for the M/1923 spitzer bullets. Floating barrel. Complete with an original half-length cleaning rod. Matching serial numbers, except for the stock (matching numbers are stamped on the receiver, bolt, barrel, rear sights, magazine and on the barrel band; mismatched number is stamped on the stock). There are no serial numbers stamped on all the remaining parts of the carbine, which is correct for this model. All the serial numbers are original and they were not restamped. Overall length: 43.5 inch. Barrel length: 24 inch. Very high quality of machining and metal finish! The Norwegian Krags have a reputation for an extremely smooth and tight action! CONDITION: The carbine is in fine condition with 90% of original blue finish remaining on the metal. The stock is in original finish, with some usual handling marks, small dings and light scratches. The handguard shows a hairline crack, just in front of the rear sight (a typical problem with M.1912, please, see pictures). Very good+ to fine bore with strong rifling. Crisp, smooth action. All the internal parts of the carbine are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. No import markings. Very attractive Norwegian Krag M.1912/16 carbine! The carbine comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# 16XX. (Ref. "The Krag Rifle" by William S. Brophy, pp.142-143).

Beautiful Danish Krag Joergensen Schutzen Rifle

Caliber: 8 x 58 mm, rimmed

Price: $2175

Inventory # kra_0011

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Very high quality Danish Krag Joergensen Schutzen rifle! The rifle seemed to be manufactured specifically for schutzen-style, long range target shooting. It features a beautifully machined, extra long and heavy barrel. The rifle displays the maker's markings on the barrel, "P. J. Petersen Bach Aalborg". These are the markings of a gun maker who converted the rifle from military to target style. The rifle is a single shot conversion of the Danish Krag M.1889 repeating military rifle. Originally, it was manufactured by the Rifle Factory in Copenhagen in 1902. Receiver displays several Danish proofs and the following wording: "Geverfabriken Kjobenhavn 1902 M. 89". The stock does not show any markings. Sporting style brown horn butt plate. Swiss target style micro-adjustable rear sights (they can be moved on the rail, which is an integral part of the barrel). Target style front sight. Straight bolt handle. Two sling swivels. The front part of the stock and the wrist displays diamond checkering. The left side of the buttstock has a cheekpiece. The rifle was manufactured without any safety device. The rifle does not have a provision for the cleaning rod (ramrod). Overall length: 52.25 inch. Barrel length: 32.5 inch. Danish Krag sporting/target rifles are difficult to find. CONDITION: Low excellent. 96-97% of blue finish is still present on the metal. Occasional spots of light patina (mostly on the rear sights). Nice, solid stock with some handling marks and light scratches. No cracks in the wood. Minor wear to the horn buttplate. Excellent bore with sharp and shiny rifling. Action is very crisp and fully functional. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. All the markings on metal are clearly visible. Scarce and very attractive Danish Krag Schutzen rifle! Serial# 573XX.

Lebel Rifles

Model, Price, Number & Pictures

Description & Condition

French Lebel M.1886/93 Infantry Rifle

Caliber: 8mm Lebel

Price: $1175

Inventory # leb_0039

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: French Lebel Model 1886/93 infantry rifle. The model designation is stamped on the left side of the receiver, "M-le 1886 M.93" (fading). The name of the arsenal which manufactured the rifle, "Manufacture d'Armes St. Etienne", is also stamped on the left side of the receiver. The right side of the chamber displays following markings, "MF 1936". The markings indicate that the rifle was rebarreled in 1936. Matching serial numbers, except for the bolt (the matching numbers are stamped on the chamber, forestock, buttstock and floorplate; the bolt displays a mismatched serial number). There are no serial numbers stamped on all the remaining parts of the rifle, which is correct for this model. The serial numbers were force matched by the French arsenal when the rifle was rebarreled and refurbished. There is a "Balle N" proof mark stamped on the barrel. Ramp and leaf rear sight calibrated up to 2400 meter. One barrel band and a nosecap with a stacking hook. CONDITION: Fine+, as refurbished by the French arsenal (NRA Antique). 90-92% of arsenal blue finish is still on metal. The balance is in white, mixed with some gray/brown patina. Some spots of patina on the barrel bands. Stocks show some handling marks, dings and scratches. Bore is in fine condition with shiny rifling. Strong action. All the internal parts of the rifle are in fine condition, with no visible wear. The markings on metal are still visible. The rear sling swivel is missing. Nice example of M.1886/93 Lebel rifle! Antique. The rifle comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# H277XX.

Lee Enfield Rifles

Model, Price, Number & Pictures

Description & Condition

Savage Experimental Rifle (made in the British SMLE Style)

Caliber: . 303 Enfield

Price: $9500

Inventory # mlr_0116

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: One of the kind Savage experimental bolt action rifle! There is no information on this rifle available in known to me Savage reference literature. The rifle was, most likely, manufactured during the World War One. The style of the rifle copies the lines of British military Lee Enfield (SMLE) rifles. One piece (!) SMLE style walnut stock with a pistol grip and a full length handguard. The front sight/nosecap assembly, rear sights, brass buttplate and magazine are taken from standard SMLE rifle and they show British markings (and old serial numbers on the magazine and nosecap only). The caliber is standard British military .303 Enfield. This may lead to the conclusion that the rifle was offered to the British military during the Great War, or at least, was intended for some kind of British military trials. The rifle features very sturdy, military style bolt action. In fact, the latter is very similar to the action utilized in Savage Model 1920 rifle, just the bolt seems to be slightly longer. This rifle may be a predecessor of Savage Model 1920! The trigger guard and a single shot cut off are missing from the rifle, and there is no sign that they were ever installed. Perhaps, the rifle was never completed by the Savage factory. The left side of the buttstock displays a brass disc with following markings, "Made by Savage Arms Co., Utica, N.Y., U.S.A.". The serial number is stamped only on the right side of the receiver ring. No other markings are present on the rifle. Complete with a long range dial sight on the left side of the stock. The bolt cocking piece is also a safety device. It can be turned left and right and is marked accordingly, "Safe" and "Fire". Two sling swivels. Bayonet lug on the nosecap. One barrel band. Brass buttplate with a trap. Overall length: 46 inch. Barrel length: 25.5 inch. CONDITION: The rifle would be in excellent condition, if not for missing (uninstalled) parts. 96% of original blue finish is still remaining on metal. The balance is in white mixed with some light patina. Some finish is turning to brownish color. Most of the wear is on the magazine, barrel band and nosecap. The SMLE magazine shows some roughness and some handling marks. The SMLE nosecap shows two small spots of pitting. Nice, smooth stock in original finish, with some handling marks and light dings. No cracks in wood. All the markings on metal are clearly visible. Excellent+ bore with strong and shiny rifling. Crisp action. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. One of the kind Savage experimental bolt action rifle from the time of the Great War! Serial# 97XX.

Miscellaneous Military Rifles

Model, Price, Number & Pictures

Description & Condition

Beautiful Imperial German M.1888 Commission Carbine in 7 mm Mauser Caliber

ON HOLD

Caliber: 7 x 57 mm rimless.

Price: $2975

Inventory # man_0183

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Beautiful and scarce Imperial German M.1888 "Commission" carbine in 7 mm Mauser caliber! The carbine was manufactured by C. G. Haenel in Suhl, Germany in 1907, and is accordingly marked on the receiver ring. The latter also displays a large Imperial German Crown, just above the maker address. The left side of the receiver rail displays following markings, "Mod. 88 Kal. 7 mm" (in Gothic lettering). The carbine stock displays several nicely preserved Gothic letters. The right side of the buttstock shows a beautiful Imperial German Crown (please, see pictures). The receiver displays commercial Imperial German proof markings. The bolt also shows commercial Imperial German proof markings. The commercial markings are correct, as the carbine was manufactured for export to one of the South American countries. Other than that, there is little known about M.1888 carbines in 7 mm Mauser caliber. Full length carbine-style stock. Military style rear sights are calibrated from 100 to 1200 m. Mannlicher style magazine. Correct style bolt with turned down handle. All matching serial numbers (the matching serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel jacket, trigger guard/magazine assembly, barrel band, nosecap, front and rear sights and on the bolt; all the bolt parts display the same serial numbers). No serial numbers are stamped on the remaining parts of the carbine, which is correct for this model. All the serial numbers are factory original and were not restamped. Overall length: 37.25 inch. Barrel length: 17 5 inch. This carbine was manufactured without handguard, and with provision neither for the cleaning rod, nor for the bayonet. CONDITION: Excellent+, with 97-98% of original blue finish still being present on metal. Some blue is starting to turn to brownish color. Occasional spots of light patina and/or peppering. The receiver and bolt have a polished steel finish (correct for this model). Some patina on the buttplate. Beautiful stock with only minor handling marks and a couple of scratches. Original finish on the stock. No cracks in wood. All the markings and numbers on metal and wood are clearly visible. The bore is in excellent condition, with strong and shiny rifling. Very smooth action. All the internal parts of the carbine are in excellent+ condition, with no visible wear. All complete and original. No import markings. Low, three digits serial number! A beautiful example of M.1888 carbine in 7 mm! Very few M. 1888 carbines were made in this caliber! The carbine comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# 4XX.

Scarce Hungarian M.1943 Short Rifle

Caliber: 7.92 x 57 mm Mauser

Price: $1975

Inventory # man_0178

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Nicely preserved Hungarian World War Two issue M.1943 rifle in all original condition. The rifle was manufactured in Budapest, Hungary. As Hungary was allied with Nazi Germany, M.1943 rifles were build in German 7.92 mm caliber. The model designation is stamped the receiver, "43M". The chamber shows a Hungarian military acceptance proof mark, "Hungarian Crest with St. Stephen Crown". Several other Hungarian markings are visible on metal and wood. All matching serial numbers (the matching serial number stamped on the chamber, bolt, rear sight, trigger guard and magazine floor plate; there are no numbers stamped on the remaining parts, which is correct for this model). The rifle features modified M.1893 Mannlicher/GEW 88 turned bolt action with split receiver, and Mauser M.98 style magazine. Two piece stock design was clearly influenced by Lee Enfield. Turned down bolt handle. Very smooth action comparable with many high end commercial Mannlicher rifles. German style front sight hood. Very high quality of machining and metal finish! The rifle was manufactured with no provision for the cleaning rod. CONDITION: Excellent. 94-95% of crisp, original blue finish is still present on metal. Most of the blue wear is on the trigger guard and on the magazine floorplate. Occasional spots of peppering and light patina. Some metal roughness on the buttplate. Nice, smooth stocks with some handling marks, light dings and scratches. The bore is in excellent condition with strong and shiny rifling. Crisp action. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. No import markings. Scarce Hungarian military rifle in very collectible condition! The rifle comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# A41XX.

Silesian Police Issue Austro-Hungarian Mannlicher M.1895 Carbine and Bayonet (Cracow, 1921)

Caliber: 8 x 50 mm rimmed.

Price: $1250

Inventory # man_0175

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Polish police Austro-Hungarian M.1895 Mannlicher carbine and bayonet. Both, the carbine and the bayonet were issued to the Silesian Voivodeship Police, as indicated by markings, "P. W. Sl." (Policja Wojewodztwa Slaskiego). The Silesian Voivodeship Police property markings are stamped on the left side of the carbine's buttstock and on the bayonet's hilt (please, see pictures). I have seen several Mannlicher M.95 carbines with such markings, but this is the first wz.1924 Mauser bayonet displaying "P.W.Sl."! The bayonet blade displays standard markings, "PERKUN", "WP" and Polish Eagle. Polish Mannlicher M.95 carbines were either issued with M.1895 Mannlicher bayonets, or with Polish manufactured Mauser bayonets (wz.1922, or wz.1924). This carbine has a bayonet lug arsenally modified for Mauser bayonet! This was originally Austro-Hungarian Mannlicher M.1895 infantry rifle. The chamber displays following markings, "W-n, Double Head Eagle, 17". The receiver ring displays a model designation, "M.95", and the maker's name, "Steyr". The right side of the receiver and chamber displays small Austro-Hungarian double head eagles. The gun was shortened and converted to carbine (short rifle) configuration at the Cracow arsenal in 1921. In 1920-s, many countries started conversion program of long World War One style rifles to short rifle configuration. It was commonly believed at the time, that next war would be much more mobile than the WWI, and thus would require shorter rifles. Poland followed the pattern by shortening almost entire inventory of its Mannlicher M.1895 rifles. The Mannlicher M.1895 carbines were initially issued mainly to the Polish cavalry, and later, to Polish police. During the Spanish Civil War, Poland supplied Franco's forces with 20.000 Mannlicher M.1895 rifles and carbines. Many of them ended up on the U.S. surplus market after 1959. The right side of the carbine buttstock displays Polish arsenal markings, "Kr.21" ("Zbrojownia Kraków 1921" = the Cracow Arsenal, 1921). These markings indicate that the carbine was converted and refurbished at the Cracow arsenal in 1921 (later, known as "Zbrojownia Nr. 4" = Arsenal No. 4). Polish arsenal manufactured front sights (different from the Austro-Hungarian sights - please, see pictures). Polish arsenal modified rear sights. Matching serial numbers on the receiver and barrel. Mismatched serial number on the stock. No serial numbers on other parts of the carbine. Two sets of sling swivels located underneath the stock, and on the left side of the stock. The carbine has a stacking hook on the left side of the nosecap. CONDITION: Fine. 90% of blue finish is still on metal. The balance is in white, mixed with occasional light patina. Solid stock with some handling marks and light dings. No cracks in wood. All the markings and numbers on metal are still visible. All the internal parts of the carbine are in fine condition, with no visible wear. The bore is in fine condition with strong rifling. Strong action. No import markings. The bayonet is in fair to good condition. The blade is nice, but the hilt has many dings and dents. The bayonet wooden grips show wear. The German (?) scabbard shows pitting. Interesting M.1895 Mannlicher carbine with Polish arsenal and Silesian police markings on the stock. The carbine comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# 45XXL.

Polish Issue (ex-Bulgarian) Mannlicher M.1895 Carbine (Cracow, 1921)

Caliber: 8 x 50 mm rimmed.

Price: $975

Inventory # man_0174

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Polish issue (ex-Bulgarian) M.1895 Mannlicher carbine in 8 x 50 mm caliber. This was originally Bulgarian issue Mannlicher M.1895 infantry rifle manufactured in 1914, as indicated by markings on the receiver rail, "Budapest 1914". The chamber displays following markings, "B-p, Hungarian Crest, 901". The receiver ring displays a Bulgarian Crest over model designation, "M.95". The gun was shortened and converted to carbine (short rifle) configuration at the Cracow arsenal in 1921. In 1920-s, many countries started conversion program of long World War One style rifles to short rifle configuration. It was commonly believed at the time, that next war would be much more mobile than the WWI, and thus would require shorter rifles. Poland followed the pattern by shortening almost entire inventory of its Mannlicher M.1895 rifles. The Mannlicher M.1895 carbines were initially issued mainly to the Polish cavalry, and later, to Polish police. During the Spanish Civil War, Poland supplied Franco's forces with 20.000 Mannlicher M.1895 rifles and carbines. Many of them ended up on the U.S. surplus market after 1959. The right side of the carbine buttstock displays Polish arsenal markings, "Kr.21" ("Zbrojownia Kraków 1921" = the Cracow Arsenal, 1921). These markings indicate that the carbine was converted and refurbished at the Cracow arsenal in 1921 (later, known as "Zbrojownia Nr. 4" = Arsenal No. 4). During the process, the carbine was rebarreled (as indicated by a mismatched number on the barrel). Polish arsenal manufactured front sights (different from the Austro-Hungarian sights - please, see pictures). Polish arsenal modified rear sights are calibrated from 300 to 2600 meter (Austro-Hungarian sights were calibrated from 300 to 2400 steps). Mismatched serial numbers on the receiver and barrel. No serial numbers on other parts of the carbine. Two sets of sling swivels located underneath the stock, and on the left side of the stock. The carbine has a stacking hook on the left side of the nosecap. The latter also has a bayonet lug. There are some unusual markings on the stock, just behind the trigger guard (Spanish? - please, see pictures). CONDITION: Low fine. 75% of blue finish is still on metal. The balance is in white, mixed with occasional light patina. Some blue finish is turning to brownish color. Some metal roughness on the barrel, near the muzzle, as well as on the buttplate (please, see pictures). Solid stock with many handling marks, scratches and dings. No cracks in wood. All the markings and numbers on metal are still visible. All the internal parts of the carbine are in low fine condition, with no visible wear. The bore is in good condition only, with darkness in the grooves. Strong action. No import markings. Interesting Bulgarian M.1895 Mannlicher carbine with Polish arsenal markings on the stock! The carbine comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# 3XXH.

Polish Issue Austro-Hungarian Mannlicher M.1895 Carbine (Cracow, 1921)

Caliber: 8 x 50 mm rimmed.

Price: $750

Inventory # man_0173

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Polish issue Austro-Hungarian M.1895 Mannlicher carbine in 8 x 50 mm caliber. This was originally Austro-Hungarian Mannlicher M.1895 infantry rifle. The chamber displays following markings, "W-n, Double Head Eagle, 14". The receiver ring displays a model designation, "M.95", and the maker's name, "Steyr". The right side of the receiver and chamber displays small Austro-Hungarian double head eagles. The gun was shortened and converted to carbine (short rifle) configuration at the Cracow arsenal in 1921. In 1920-s, many countries started conversion program of long World War One style rifles to short rifle configuration. It was commonly believed at the time, that next war would be much more mobile than the WWI, and thus would require shorter rifles. Poland followed the pattern by shortening almost entire inventory of its Mannlicher M.1895 rifles. The Mannlicher M.1895 carbines were initially issued mainly to the Polish cavalry, and later, to Polish police. During the Spanish Civil War, Poland supplied Franco's forces with 20.000 Mannlicher M.1895 rifles and carbines. Many of them ended up on the U.S. surplus market after 1959. The right side of the carbine buttstock displays Polish arsenal markings, "Kr.21" ("Zbrojownia Kraków 1921" = the Cracow Arsenal, 1921). These markings indicate that the carbine was converted and refurbished at the Cracow arsenal in 1921 (later, known as "Zbrojownia Nr. 4" = Arsenal No. 4). During the process, the carbine was rebarreled (as indicated by a mismatched number on the barrel). Polish arsenal manufactured front sights (different from the Austro-Hungarian sights - please, see pictures). Polish arsenal modified rear sights are calibrated from 300 to 2600 meter (Austro-Hungarian sights were calibrated from 300 to 2400 steps). Mismatched serial numbers on the receiver and barrel. No serial numbers on other parts of the carbine. Two sets of sling swivels located underneath the stock, and on the left side of the stock. The carbine has a stacking hook on the left side of the nosecap. The latter also has a bayonet lug. There are some unusual markings on the stock, just behind the trigger guard (Spanish? - please, see pictures). CONDITION: Low fine. 75% of blue finish is still on metal. The balance is in white, mixed with occasional light patina. Some metal roughness and/or peppering on the left side of the receiver (please, see pictures). Solid stock with some handling marks and light dings. No cracks in wood. All the markings and numbers on metal are still visible. All the internal parts of the carbine are in low fine condition, with no visible wear. The bore is in good condition only, with darkness in the grooves. Strong action. No import markings. Interesting M.1895 Mannlicher carbine with Polish arsenal markings on the stock. The carbine comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# 58XXO.

Scarce Nanking Made Chinese "Hanyang" Type Mannlicher Rifle

Caliber: 8 x 57, rimless (.318) M 88.

Price: $1475

Inventory # man_0119

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Interesting Chinese rifle influenced by German Commission Gewehr 1888 and Austro-Hungarian pre-1914 Mannlichers. These guns are often referred to as "Hanyang rifles", although they were made in several different arsenals, Hanyang being just one of them. This example was manufactured at the Nanking (Nanjing) arsenal, and was accordingly marked on the left side of the receiver ring with its logo, "a Star"(just behind the serial number). Little is known about this rifle, but it is assumed that it was put in the production around the turn of the century. The rifle was issued to the Nationalist Revolutionary Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Hanyang rifles were also heavily used in the World War Two, as well as in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. The rifle display several Chinese characters stamped, or carved on the buttstock. The right side of the buttstock displays a large cartouche with several Chinese characters. All matching serial numbers (the matching numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel, bolt and on the bayonet lug; there are no serial numbers stamped on all the remaining parts of the rifle, which is correct for this model). All the parts of the bolt display the same number. All the serial numbers are original and they were not restamped. Straight bolt handle. Mannlicher style magazine. Ramp and leaf rear sight calibrated from 200 to 2000 meter. Bayonet lug is an integral part of the nosecap. Complete with the cleaning rod. CONDITION: Fine+, with 90-92% of original blue finish still on the metal. The blue is turning to brownish color in some places. The rear sight shows some gray patina. Very nice stock and handguard, without any cracks. The stock is much nicer than usually found on such rifles, with some usual handling marks and scratches. Original finish on the wood. Very good bore, with strong rifling, but with some darkness in the grooves. All the internal parts of the rifle are in fine condition, with no visible wear. Crisp, smooth action. No import markings. Much nicer Hanyang rifle than usually seen! One of the very few Hanyang rifles I have seen with all matching serial numbers! The rifle comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# F83XX.

Imperial German Gew. 88 S Commission Rifle

Caliber: 8 x 57, rimless.

Price: $750

Inventory # man_0167

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Imperial German M.1888 S "Commission" rifle in 8 mm caliber. Made by Spandau arsenal in Germany in 1890, and accordingly marked on the receiver. The receiver displays a letter "S" (the rifle was converted to fire S-ammunition). Beginning in 1905 many M.1888 rifles and carbines were converted to fire Spitzen ammo, and were accordingly stamped with "S" on the chamber. The rifles of this type were superseded by Gew.98 by 1910. They were reissued to military units again in 1914. Mannlicher style magazine. The matching numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel jacket, stock, bolt handle, bolt cocking piece and on the bolt safety lever. The mismatched serial numbers are stamped on the trigger guard/magazine assembly, barrel band, nosecap and on the rear sights. The barrel band displays crossed over Imperial German regimental markings. The stock of the rifle displays fading German markings and cartouches. The rear sight is graduated to 2050 m. This rifle was manufactured without a handguard. Complete with an original cleaning rod. The rifle does not have any Turkish markings. CONDITION: Low fine. 70-75% of original blue finish is still present on metal. Some finish is starting to turn to brownish color. Some occasional light patina and/or light peppering. The receiver has a polished steel finish (correct for this model), with some light patina. There is a dent in the front part of the barrel jacket. Solid stock with some handling marks, light scratches and small dings. No cracks in wood. The bore is in fine condition, with strong and shiny rifling. The bolt head is missing. All the internal parts of the rifle are in fine condition, with no visible wear. This type of German rifle is increasingly difficult to find in collectible condition. No import markings. Serial# 48XXx. Antique.

Very Scarce Polish kbks M.1931 Military Training Rifle

Caliber: .22 LR.

Price: $2575

Inventory # 22_0155

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Polish pre-World War Two M. 1931 single shot military trainer! The rifle displays following markings on the receiver: "Polish Eagle, F.B. Radom 1932"("F.B." = Fabryka Broni = The Arms Factory at Radom, Poland). The left side of the receiver rail displays model markings, "M.31" (only very early production rifles of this pattern were marked, "M.31", and not "kbk.S. wz.31"!). Wz. 1931 rifle was a standard Polish military trainer in the 1930-s. "Kbk.S" is a Polish language abbreviation that stands for, "karabinek sportowy" (sporting carbine). Accordingly, "wz" (wzor) will translate to "model", or "pattern". Despite such a sporting nomenclature, kbks was used mostly as a military trainer for Polish recruits. Many such rifles were also given to various level schools and universities for student military training. Externally, the rifle is very similar to wz.1929 Mauser rifle, as it was meant to be a trainer for Polish army recruits. The dimensions and weight are also almost identical to those of wz.1929 rifle. Matching serial numbers, except for the extractor (the matching serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel, buttplate, rear sights and bolt; the extractor displays a mismatched serial number; other parts of the rifle do not have serial numbers). The stock does not display a serial number (the stock may have been refurbished long time ago). All the serial numbers are factory original, and they were not restamped. The rifle has an original black baked enamel over phosphate finish on metal. Military style front sight with protective wings. Military style, adjustable rear sight calibrated from 20 to 100 meter. The rifle was manufactured with a short finger groove in the forestock. Steel buttplate and trigger guard. Polish Mauser style sling swivels (correct). Some fading Polish arsenal markings are stamped on the right side of the buttstock: "WB" (in a circle). The lower part of the buttstock displays fading "D" (in an octagon - stamped just behind the trigger guard, please, see pictures). Correct bolt with straight handle. The cleaning rod is missing. Overall length is 43.25 inch. The barrel length is 24.50 inch. This rifle comes from my personal collection of Polish military firearms. CONDITION: Fine. 80-82% of original finish is still on metal. The black baked enamel on the receiver is mostly gone, the phosphate finish is still there. Nice, solid stock with some handling marks. Wood may have been refurbished long time ago (there is no serial number visible on the stock, and all the markings are fading). Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. Strong action. Mechanically the rifle is in excellent condition as well. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. No import markings. Very scarce, early production Polish kbks M.1931 military training rifle! Serial# 7XX.

Very Scarce Polish kbks wz.1931 Military Training Rifle

Caliber: .22 LR.

Price: $2575

Inventory # 22_0153

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Polish pre-World War Two wz. 1931 single shot military trainer! The rifle displays following markings on the receiver: "Polish Eagle, F.B. Radom 1935"("F.B." = Fabryka Broni = The Arms Factory at Radom, Poland). The left side of the receiver rail displays model markings, "kbk.S. wz.31". Wz. 1931 rifle was a standard Polish military trainer in the 1930-s. "Kbk.S" is a Polish language abbreviation that stands for, "karabinek sportowy" (sporting carbine). Accordingly, "wz" (wzor) will translate to "model", or "pattern". Despite such a sporting nomenclature, kbks was used mostly as a military trainer for Polish recruits. Many such rifles were also given to various level schools and universities for student military training. Externally, the rifle is very similar to wz.1929 Mauser rifle, as it was meant to be a trainer for Polish army recruits. The dimensions and weight are also almost identical to those of wz.1929 rifle. All matching serial numbers (the matching serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel, stock, buttplate, rear sights, extractor and bolt; other parts of the rifle do not have serial numbers, which is correct for this model). All the serial numbers are factory original, and they were not restamped. The rifle has an original black baked enamel over phosphate finish on metal. Military style front sight with protective wings. Military style, adjustable rear sight calibrated from 20 to 100 meter. The rifle was manufactured with a short finger groove in the forestock. Steel buttplate and trigger guard. Polish Mauser style sling swivels (correct). Some Polish arsenal markings are stamped on the right side of the buttstock: "WB" (in a circle). The lower part of the buttstock displays, "Polish Eagle" and "D 2" (in a oval - stamped just behind the trigger guard, please, see pictures). Correct bolt with straight handle. The cleaning rod is missing. Overall length is 43.25 inch. The barrel length is 24.50 inch. This rifle comes from my personal collection of Polish military firearms. CONDITION: Fine. 82-85% of original finish is still on metal. Nice stock with some handling marks, light dings and small scratches. The right side of the stock has a small horizontal hairline crack (just below the receiver ring, please, see pictures). The rear part of the handguard also has a hairline crack (please, see pictures). Wood is in original finish. Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. Strong action. Mechanically the rifle is in excellent condition as well. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. No import markings. Very scarce Polish kbks wz.1931 military training rifle! Serial# 134XX.

Very Scarce Polish kbks wz.1931 Military Training Rifle

Caliber: .22 LR.

Price: $2275

Inventory # 22_0152

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Polish pre-World War Two wz. 1931 single shot military trainer! The rifle displays following markings on the receiver: "Polish Eagle, F.B. Radom 1932"("F.B." = Fabryka Broni = The Arms Factory at Radom, Poland). The left side of the receiver rail displays model markings, "kbk.S. wz.31". Wz. 1931 rifle was a standard Polish military trainer in the 1930-s. "Kbk.s" is a Polish language abbreviation that stands for, "karabinek sportowy" (sporting carbine). Accordingly, "wz" (wzor) will translate to "model", or "pattern". Despite such a sporting nomenclature, kbks was used mostly as a military trainer for Polish recruits. Many such rifles were also given to various level schools and universities for student military training. Externally, the rifle is very similar to wz.1929 Mauser rifle, as it was meant to be a trainer for Polish army recruits. The dimensions and weight are also almost identical to those of wz.1929 rifle. All matching serial numbers (the matching serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel, stock, buttplate, rear sights and bolt; other parts of the rifle do not have serial numbers, which is correct for this model). The serial number on the stock is fading, but still recognizable. All the serial numbers are factory original, and they were not restamped. The rifle has an original black baked enamel over phosphate finish on metal. Military style front sight with protective wings. Military style, adjustable rear sight calibrated from 20 to 100 meter. The rifle was manufactured with a short finger groove in the forestock. Steel buttplate and trigger guard. Polish Mauser style sling swivels (correct). Some Polish arsenal markings are stamped on the right side of the buttstock: "D" (in an octagon), "WB" (in a circle). The lower part of the buttstock also displays, "D" (in an octagon - stamped just behind the trigger guard). The bolt handle was bend down in German style, which may indicate that the rifle was used as a trainer by German military during the war. The cleaning rod and extractor are missing. Overall length is 43.25 inch. The barrel length is 24.50 inch. CONDITION: Fine. 94-95% of original finish is still on metal. Most of the finish wear is on the sharp edges of steel parts. Solid stock with some handling marks, light dings and small scratches. No cracks in wood. Wood has some kind of wax, or varnish finish, which is partially worn, most likely as a result of over cleaning. Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. Strong action. Mechanically the rifle is in excellent condition as well. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. No import markings. Very scarce Polish kbks wz.1931 military training rifle! Serial# 43XX.

Savage Experimental Rifle (made in the US M.1903 Springfield Style, Serial # 001)

Caliber: 7 x 57 mm, rimless

Price: $9500

Inventory # mlr_0117

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: One of the kind Savage experimental bolt action rifle! Serial# 001! There is no information on this rifle available in known to me Savage reference literature. The rifle was, most likely, manufactured during the World War One. The style of the rifle copies the lines of US M.1903 Springfield rifles. Walnut stock with finger grooves and without a pistol grip. Full length handguard. The caliber seems to be 7 x 57 mm, rimless (7 mm Mauser). The left side of the buttstock displays a brass disc with following markings, "Savage Arms Co., 7 m-m". The serial number ("001") is stamped only on the left side of the receiver ring. There are some proof marks stamped near the serial number ("Two Crossed Lances", somewhat similar to British military acceptance markings). No other markings are present on the rifle. This may lead to the conclusion that the rifle was offered to the British military during the Great War, or at least, was indented for some kind of British military trials. On the other hand, the choice of the caliber, may indicate that the rifle was offered for sale in Latin America. The bolt and nosecap are missing from the rifle. The rifle features very sturdy, military style bolt action. In fact, the latter is very similar to the action utilized in Savage Model 1920 rifle, just the bolt seems to be slightly longer. This rifle may be a predecessor of Savage Model 1920! Complete with a bit unusual cleaning rod, which seems to be original to the rifle. The rear sight ladder displays following wording, "Marked for Yards Meters or Paces as Desired". Two sling swivels. One barrel band. Steel buttplate with horizontal grooves. Overall length: 43.75 inch. Barrel length: 24 inch. CONDITION: The rifle would be in excellent condition, if not for missing parts. 98% of original blue finish is still remaining on metal. Some finish is turning to brownish color (mainly on the barrel band). There is a few spots of light patina on the buttplate. Nice, smooth stock in original finish, with some handling marks, scratches and light dings. No cracks in wood. All the markings on metal are clearly visible. Excellent+ bore with strong and shiny rifling. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. One of the kind Savage experimental bolt action rifle from the time of the Great War! Serial# 001.

Savage Experimental Rifle (made in the British SMLE Style)

Caliber: . 303 Enfield

Price: $9500

Inventory # mlr_0116

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: One of the kind Savage experimental bolt action rifle! There is no information on this rifle available in known to me Savage reference literature. The rifle was, most likely, manufactured during the World War One. The style of the rifle copies the lines of British military Lee Enfield (SMLE) rifles. One piece (!) SMLE style walnut stock with a pistol grip and a full length handguard. The front sight/nosecap assembly, rear sights, brass buttplate and magazine are taken from standard SMLE rifle and they show British markings (and old serial numbers on the magazine and nosecap only). The caliber is standard British military .303 Enfield. This may lead to the conclusion that the rifle was offered to the British military during the Great War, or at least, was intended for some kind of British military trials. The rifle features very sturdy, military style bolt action. In fact, the latter is very similar to the action utilized in Savage Model 1920 rifle, just the bolt seems to be slightly longer. This rifle may be a predecessor of Savage Model 1920! The trigger guard and a single shot cut off are missing from the rifle, and there is no sign that they were ever installed. Perhaps, the rifle was never completed by the Savage factory. The left side of the buttstock displays a brass disc with following markings, "Made by Savage Arms Co., Utica, N.Y., U.S.A.". The serial number is stamped only on the right side of the receiver ring. No other markings are present on the rifle. Complete with a long range dial sight on the left side of the stock. The bolt cocking piece is also a safety device. It can be turned left and right and is marked accordingly, "Safe" and "Fire". Two sling swivels. Bayonet lug on the nosecap. One barrel band. Brass buttplate with a trap. Overall length: 46 inch. Barrel length: 25.5 inch. CONDITION: The rifle would be in excellent condition, if not for missing (uninstalled) parts. 96% of original blue finish is still remaining on metal. The balance is in white mixed with some light patina. Some finish is turning to brownish color. Most of the wear is on the magazine, barrel band and nosecap. The SMLE magazine shows some roughness and some handling marks. The SMLE nosecap shows two small spots of pitting. Nice, smooth stock in original finish, with some handling marks and light dings. No cracks in wood. All the markings on metal are clearly visible. Excellent+ bore with strong and shiny rifling. Crisp action. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. One of the kind Savage experimental bolt action rifle from the time of the Great War! Serial# 97XX.

Mosin-Nagant Rifles

Model, Price, Number & Pictures

Description & Condition

Very Scarce Polish Mosin-Nagant wz.1891/98/25 Short Rifle ("Arma", Lwów)

Caliber: 7.92 x 57 mm Mauser

Price: $3750

Inventory # mnr _0136

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Polish Mosin-Nagant wz.1891/98/25 short rifle. "Wz" is a Polish language abbreviation for "wzor", that stands for, "model", or "pattern". One of the few Mosin rifles ever issued in 7.92 x 57 mm Mauser caliber, hence a designation, "98". This model of rifle was approved by Polish military in 1925, as an attempt to standardize the calibers of all military rifles. By the middle of 1930-s these rifles were considered obsolete by Polish army, and some were sold to Yugoslavia (this country in turn, sold them to Finland...), and some were transferred to Polish police. Many such rifles were issued to Polish Border Guards in 1939. Today they are very difficult to find, with perhaps only a couple of dozens being in collections in the USA. The rifle was reworked from a standard Russian Mosin-Nagant M.1891 at the "Arma" arsenal in Lwów (Fabryka Broni i Maszyn "Arma" we Lwowie = the Arms and Machines Factory in Lwów - today, Lviv in Ukraine). "Arma" manufactured wz.1891/98/25 are very scarce! The left side of the octagonal receiver displays the maker name, "Arma". The magazine was converted to accommodate 7.92 ammo (some welding is still visible in the front part of the magazine). The chamber and the bolt head were modified accordingly for the 7.92 mm ammo. The barrel was shortened and rebored to 7.92 mm. Small Polish Eagles are stamped on the chamber and receiver (please, see pictures). The chamber displays a bore diameter, "7.92". The rifle features two Polish style sling swivels in the stock. The original Russian sling slots were removed from the stock and the holes were nicely camouflaged with wooden plugs (please, see pictures). The left side of the buttstock displays Polish arsenal markings, "ZBR.2. 3. 34" (indicating that the rifle was refurbished at the Zbrojownia Nr. 2 in Warsaw (Praga) in March of 1934). The right side of the buttstock shows an old Russian serial number. Matching Polish arsenal serial numbers, except for the bolt and stock (the same serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel, rear sights, magazine and on the buttplate; the bolt does not displays a serial number; the stock display a mismatched Russian serial number; the remaining parts of the rifle do not displays any serial numbers). The serial number on the magazine was force matched by a Polish arsenal. The handguard and cleaning rod are missing. CONDITION: Low excellent. 88-90% of arsenal blue finish on metal. The balance is in white, mixed with some light patina. Very nice and clean stock with only a few handling marks. Bore is in low excellent condition with strong and shiny rifling. Strong action. All the internal parts of the rifle are in very good condition, with no visible wear. All the numbers and markings on metal are clearly visible. No import markings. Very difficult to find Polish Mosin-Nagant wz.1891/98/25! The rifle comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# 415XX.

Very Scarce Polish Mosin-Nagant wz.1891/98/25 Short Rifle

Caliber: 7.92 x 57 mm Mauser

Price: $2875

Inventory # mnr _0135

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Polish Mosin-Nagant wz.1891/98/25 short rifle. "Wz" is a Polish language abbreviation for "wzor", that stands for, "model", or "pattern". One of the few Mosin rifles ever issued in 7.92 x 57 mm Mauser caliber, hence a designation, "98". This model of rifle was approved by Polish military in 1925, as an attempt to standardize the calibers of all military rifles. By the middle of 1930-s these rifles were considered obsolete by Polish army, and some were sold to Yugoslavia (this country in turn, sold them to Finland...), and some were transferred to Polish police. Many such rifles were issued to Polish Border Guards in 1939. Today they are very difficult to find, with perhaps only a couple of dozens being in collections in the USA. The rifle was reworked from a standard Russian Mosin-Nagant M.1891 by one of Polish arsenals. The magazine was converted to accommodate 7.92 ammo (some welding is still visible in the front part of the magazine). The chamber and the bolt head were modified accordingly for the 7.92 mm ammo. The barrel was shortened and rebored to 7.92 mm. Small Polish Eagles are stamped on the receiver, barrel and on the bolt (please, see pictures). The chamber displays a bore diameter, "7.94". The rifle still features original Russian style sling slots in the stock. There is an extra sling swivel on the Polish arsenal made barrel band. The rifle had a sling swivel in the lower part of the buttstock at one time, which was consequently removed. The screw holes were covered with wooden plugs (please, see pictures). The buttstock shows some fading Polish markings. The right side of the buttstock displays fading "D" (in a hexagonal). Matching Polish arsenal serial numbers, except for the bolt and stock (the same serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel, rear sights, nose cap, magazine and on the buttplate; the bolt and stock display different serial numbers; the remaining parts of the rifle do not displays any serial numbers). The handguard and cleaning rod are missing. CONDITION: Fine. 86% of arsenal blue finish on metal. The balance is in white, mixed with some light brown patina. Some blue finish is turning to brownish color. The stock displays some handling marks and dings. There is a small hairline crack in the upper part of the buttstock, just behind the receiver tang (please, see pictures). There is also a "duffel bag" cut in the stock, under the barrel band (it is glued together nicely, so you will not see it, unless you take the barrel band off). Bore is in very good condition with strong rifling. Some darkness in the grooves. Strong action. All the internal parts of the rifle are in very good condition, with no visible wear. All the numbers and markings on metal are clearly visible. No import markings. Very difficult to find Polish Mosin-Nagant wz.1891/98/25! The rifle comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# 567XX.

Book; "History of the Soviet Firearms and Cartridges"

By D.N. Bolotin

Price: $75

Inventory # rub_0054

DESCRIPTION: In Russian language. One of the best book on Soviet firearms and cartridges. Standard reference book on the subject. Very detailed presentation of the development of Soviet firearms and ammunition. Many black and white photographs. Used in excellent condition. Hard cover. 304 pages. Published in Russia in 1995. Dimensions: 11.5 x 9 inch. Shipping in the USA: $4.50 for the first book, and $1.50 for each additional book.

Schmidt Rubin Rifles

Model, Price, Number & Pictures

Description & Condition

Semi-Auto Military Rifles

Model, Price, Number & Pictures

Description & Condition

Very Scarce Polish wz. 38M Maroszek Semi-Auto Rifle

ON HOLD

Caliber: 7.92 x 57 mm

Price: POR

Inventory # msr _0084

Pictures:

DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Polish wz. 38M Maroszek semi-automatic military rifle! Today, this is probably the most difficult to find military rifle on the collector market. There are only seven known examples of wz.38 M rifles in collections around the world (1. Polish Army Museum, Warsaw, Poland, deactivated; 2. Central Armed Forces Museum, Moscow, Russia; 3. National Firearms Museum, Fairfax, Virginia, USA; 4, 5. private collections in the USA; 6. private collection in Germany; 7. this one, Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA). Some time ago, there were rumors of wz.38M being on display at the Museum of War, Beijing, China (unconfirmed). The known serial numbers are: 1017, 1019, 1027, 1030, 1048, 1054 (the Russian museum rifle serial number is unknown). There may be one, or two more rifles of this type hidden somewhere in the world, but that is about it! The rifle was designed by a Polish engineer Józef Maroszek. He was known mainly as a designer of Polish anti-tank rifle wz.1935 "Ur". Józef Maroszek was one of the three winners of Poland’s 1934 self-loading rifle trials. Several prototypes and pre-production samples of his rifle were manufactured from 1936 to 1938. After a Polish army order was received, a small scale production began in 1938. It is believed that only about 150 rifles of this pattern were manufactured before the German invasion of Poland. The production was not resumed under the German occupation. The wz.38M rifles were manufactured by the Zbrojownia Nr. 2 (Arsenal No.2) in Warsaw (Praga). The barrels were supplied by the Panstwowa Fabryka Karabinow (the State Rifle Factory) in Warsaw. The highest serial number observed is 1054 (it is assumed that the numbering started from "1001", not counting the prototypes and pre-production series). The decision was made to begin a serial production of the rifle at the Fabryka Broni (the Arms Factory) in Radom in 1938. However, it is unclear if any rifles of this pattern left the Radom factory before a German invasion (all the surviving examples display "Zbr.2" markings). Józef Maroszek stated that he had seen a group of German soldiers armed with wz.38M rifles in occupied Warsaw. This is perhaps the only indication that Maroszek rifles were reissued to Nazi forces. The rifle is gas operated with the gas tube located under the barrel. Tilting bolt. Ten round non-detachable magazine loaded from Mauser clips. The safety lever is located on the right side of the receiver, just above the trigger. Mauser-style tangent leaf rear sight graduated from 300 to 2000 meter. Bayonet lug for a standard Polish issue bayonet wz.29. Two piece stock. Two sling swivels. This rifle was manufactured by the Zbrojownia Nr. 2 (Arsenal No.2) in Warsaw (Praga) in 1938, as indicated by markings on the receiver ring. All matching serial numbers (the serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, bolt, barrel, stocks, handguard and on some internal parts of the rifle). All the serial numbers are factory original, and they were not restamped. Very high quality of manufacturing! The rifle was a part of my private collection of Polish military firearms for about twenty years. CONDITION: Excellent. 98% of crisp blue finish. The bore is in excellent conditions as well, with strong and shiny rifling. Mechanically, the rifle is in perfect condition. Beautiful stock in original finish with very few handling marks. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent+ condition, with no visible wear. The magazine shows some dents under the blue finish, which may indicate that it was repaired and refinished. No import markings. Beautiful and unique Polish wz. 38M Maroszek semi-automatic military rifle! Serial# 1019. (Ref. "Polskie Konstrukcje Broni Strzeleckiej" by Z. Gwozdz and P. Zarzycki, pp.173-177). Shipping in the USA: $250 (UPS Next Day, plastic case).

P.S. If you would like to know, why this rifle is still "on hold", please, read the following documents and stories:

http://collectiblefirearms.com/PisarskiLetter.pdf

http://www.guns.yfa1.ru/vernite-vintovku-volki.html

http://www.guns.com/2014/01/08/strange-case-kris-gasior-kbsp-wz-38m-rifle/

http://spiritolibero.neon24.pl/post/102211,polski-karabin-wz-38m-niechciana-sensacja-kulisy-sprawy

http://collectiblefirearms.com/LetterNRA.pdf

http://collectiblefirearms.com/Settlement.pdf

http://collectiblefirearms.com/Settlement.DOCX

http://collectiblefirearms.com/Response.pdf

http://collectiblefirearms.com/Memorandum.pdf

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/settlement-in-case-of-rare-polish-rifle-seized-from-virginia-gun-collector/2013/11/11/99d77bfa-48ae-11e3-a196-3544a03c2351_story.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-collector-squares-off-with-his-home-country-over-rare-world-war-ii-rifle/2013/06/29/c8ff181a-dcf8-11e2-9218-bc2ac7cd44e2_story.html

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/27/us-agencies-join-war-against-gun-owners/

"How many Poles does it take to steal your most prized rifle?

None, the US government does it for them......"

(Found on a blog. I know, this is a "Polish joke", but I am a Pole and I found it very funny!)

"TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Co z wami jest, obywatelu Sikorski? Zajmujecie sie szwindlowaniem w imieniu Rzeczpospolitej? Teraz chyba wiecie obywatelu Sikorski, jak wyjsc z tego honorowo. Podajcie sie do dymisji, obywatelu Sikorski. Zrozumiano?

Aparat sprawiedliwosci tez sie wami zajmie. Tak bedzie dla was lepiej.

YOU ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW"

(Found on a Polish blog)

Return to Top

Return to Categories

To inquire about purchasing any of these items, or obtain more information, please contact:

Collectible Firearms and Edged Weapons

Kristopher Gasior and Kasia Matuszewska-Gasior

P.O. Box 8327 Fredericksburg, VA 22404-8327 USA

Telephone/FAX# (540) 374-8124 (orders only!)

KGasior@aol.com

(All the emails with attachments or pictures sent to our email addresses are deleted due to the computer virus epidemic).

Please report any problems to KGasior@aol.com