Omaha, NE — Proxibid, a premier provider of live auction broadcasting services, will again provide two-day live Internet bidding for Greg Martin Auctions beginning tonight, Monday, June 16 at 9:00 p.m PST. The second day of the auction commences at 9:00 p.m. PST Tuesday, June 17. Bidder registration and pre-bidding for this auction is available at www.proxibid.com/gregmartin.
More than 1,800 lots of martial arms, militaria, fine and historic American badges, fine and collectible arms and sporting guns and memorabilia will be available for online bidding during this auction. This is a must-attend auction for collectors from across the globe, and will feature some of the finest firearms available at auction today. Auction highlights include:
• Lot 150: Rare WWII Inland U.S. M1a1 Paratrooper Carbine Together With Sling, Ammo Pouch, Magazines and Can. Serial no. 218117, .30 caliber, 18-inch barrel with standard sights. Barrel marked: Inland Mfg. Co./General Motors/3-43. Parkerized finish. Walnut pistol-grip stock with folding shoulder stock. Sold together with original khaki canvas sling, ammo pouch with two extra magazines and original canvas carrying bag. Also included is a provenance file.
Condition: Very good. Retaining approximately 90-95% finish with scattered light wear to relief edges. Stock with wear and bruises present. Canvas web accoutrements showing field use and fading. An excellent WWII battle tested para carbine. Please see auction listing for more details.
• Lot 153: Historic National Postal Meter M-1 Carbine Associated With Korean War Battle of Chosin Reservoir Be. Serial no. 1479304. .30 calibers. 18-inch barrel by Underwood and dated 3-43/[ordnance bomb]. Rear sight is marked H[in shield]. Sling swivel, sling and oiler. Walnut stock. Right side of stock marked WRA and with cartouche with RIA/EN. Sold without magazine. Sold together with 30-inch long wood crate with hinged top and metal handles. Painted OD. Label inside lid from Purves Manufacturing Company Indianapolis, Indiana 1944. Sold together with large file of Korean War documents, military records and private correspondence from original U.S. Marine owner of this carbine.
Condition: Fine. Stock with scattered dents. One 3-inch crease in right side of stock. Sliver chip at front of hand guard. Crate good with heavy wear.
Notes: Included is an interesting story detailing how the carbine was shipped home to Texas. The original owner was a survivor of the Korean War battle of Chosin Reservoir. He stated that the 3-inch crease in the stock was a ricochet mark and that therefore the carbine had saved his life, which is why he shipped it home.
• Lot 844: Fine And Elegant Enameled 14k Gold Eagle & Shield Badge for John L. Quirk, El Beron, Engine No. 4, 2 1/4-inches tall. Beautiful cast and engraved American eagle surmounted over a riband with black enameled legend reading: John L. Quirk. Domed circle with black enameled legend: El Beron Eng. No. 4/Long Branch, N.J. Two fire trumpets in center with circle in center enameled: EX. Reverse inscribed: 1913. Marked: C&B Co./14k. Hinged pin with safety catch.
• Lot 1033: Unusual Percussion Rifle And Double Barrel Shotgun Cased Set – Made For Admiral Sir Adam Brunton Mes Rifle: Serial no. 844. 60 bore. 31 5/8-inch twist octagon barrel marked: Geo. Forrest & Sons. Jedburgh. Tall front sight. Rear ladder sight marked to 900 yards. Rosewood loading rod with brass ends. Platinum plug. Bar action lock engraved with tiger pursuing a stag with foliate scroll details. Stalking safety. Checkered straight grip stock of well-figured dark walnut. Steel pistol-grip trigger guard engraved with dogs chasing a stag and foliate scroll. Steel butt plate with extended top. Top engraved with running stag and foliate scroll details. Vacant silver rectangle at grip. Stock marked: S. II. (Scratched). Shotgun: No visible number. 20 gauge. 28 1/2-inch twist steel barrels marked: Edinburgh in gold. Breech with gold inlays marked: Thomson and with gold bands. Drum mounted nipples. Bar action marked: Thomson. Stepped locks with howling sporting dogs in gold and foliate scroll. Checkered straight grip stock of well-figured contrasting walnut. Steel pistol-grip trigger guard with floral details and vacant gold shield. Steel butt plate with extended top. Pineapple finial. Wedge-fastened barrel. Silver oval with monogram. Case: Oak trunk case with brass corners, corner reinforcing angles, two catches, and a single lock. Brass ring carrying handle mounted on lid. Green baize interior. Moleskin gun slip. Rifle accessories include: Linen bullet bag. Two copper and brass adjustable (3/8-5/8) powder flasks. One copper and brass nonadjustable powder flask. Brass bullet mould with base plug. Tin of Eley’s percussion caps with green label. Shotgun accessories include: Three buckshot moulds marked: 100, 92, and 84. Ball mould marked: 19. Nipple key with pick and spare nipples (1 broken) in handle. Hooded front target sight. Green tin of percussion caps marked: 500 No. 12. Leather and brass adjustable (1 1/4-1 1/2) shot flask. Leather covered brass adjustable powder flask marked: Quick loading fire proof / Sykes patent.
• Lot 1074: Colt Frontier Six-shooter Single Action Army Revolver, With Checkered Ivory Grips, And Colt Factory, Serial no. 169005. .44-40 caliber, 5 1/2-inch barrel with standard single line maker and address marking. Left side of barrel: “Colt Frontier Six-Shooter.” Left side of frame with two-line, three-patent dates and rampant colt within circle.
Condition: Very good to fine. 50-60% blue, wear, scratches, scattered light pitting, drag lines on cylinder. 60% case-hardening on hammer and frame, fading. 20% finish on grip straps. Worn after-market ivory grips of period, cracking and chipping, primarily on butt.
Notes: Colt factory letter indicates .44-40 caliber, 5 1/2-inch barrel, blue finish, hard rubber grips, shipped to San Francisco Agency, California, February 2, 1897, number of same type guns in shipment: 10.
• Lot 2170: Spencer Model 1865 Repeating Saddle Ring Carbine. Serial no. 8878. .52 caliber, 20 inch blued barrel with standard sights. Blued finish. Case-hardened hammer, frame and lever. Stabler cut-off. Standard walnut stocks.
Condition: Good. Gray patina, pitting, wear, nicks. Stock with nicks and mars, cleaned, split and repaired left side. Missing barrel band.
“With the availability of live Internet bidding for this auction, collectors from across the globe can log on and win items from this collection,” said Greg Martin of Greg Martin Auctions. “The items available in this auction are of the highest quality. You won’t find better firearms available at auction.”
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by Tactical-Life.com / Jun 16, 2008