Collectible Firearms and Edged Weapons

Kristopher J. Gasior

P.O.B. 713 Newbury Park, CA 91319 USA

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Military Rifles

Shipping Terms: I ship rifles by UPS Ground with full insurance. I charge standard shipping fee of $30 per rifle. This rate is valid only in the continental USA. International shipping is available at the cost. I take checks and money orders.

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: $695

Inventory # man_0176

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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: $1295

Inventory # ari_0092

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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.

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

Caliber: 6.5 x 50, semi-rimmed

Price: $795

Inventory # ari_0090

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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

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Carcano Rifles

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Krag Joergensen Rifles

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Lebel Rifles

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Lee Enfield Rifles

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Savage Experimental Rifle (made in the British SMLE Style)

Caliber: . 303 Enfield

Price: $9500

Inventory # mlr_0116

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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

Scarce Irish M.1904 Mannlicher Rifle with the UVF Property Markings ("Red Hand of Ulster")

Caliber: 7.9 mm x 57 (.318) M 88.

Price: $2475

Inventory # man_0190

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Irish Mannlicher rifle made by Steyr in Austro-Hungary in 1904, as indicated by markings on the receiver rail. The right side of the rifle's buttstock displays, the Ulster Volunteer Force emblem, with the "Red Hand of Ulster" and the motto "For God and Ulster". Romanian "Phoenix Rising From Ashes" is stamped on the right side of the receiver, next to the bolt body (please, see pictures). These rifles were originally produced for Romania, but they were not delivered. Later they were refurbished and reworked to 7.9 mm by Steyr, and sold secretly to the Irish Republican Army. Most of these rifles were intercepted by the British Coast Guard prior to the World War One. Many rifles of this type were issued to the original Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF). In April 1914, the UVF smuggled 25,000 rifles of several types into Ulster. The rifle's rear sight is calibrated to 2050 meter. Matching serial numbers, except for the bolt (the matching serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, stock and barrel; mismatched serial numbers on the bolt). All the parts of the bolt have the same numbers: bolt's body, bolt's cocking piece, safety lever, etc. There are no serial numbers stamped on all the remaining parts of the rifle, which is correct for this model. All the serial numbers are factory original, and they were not restamped. Complete with a cleaning rod and a leather sling. CONDITION: Fine+. 93% of original blue finish is still on metal. The balance is in white. Some blue finish is turning to brownish color (mainly on the barrel). Some occasional peppering and light patina. Bore is in fine condition, with strong rifling. Strong action. The internal parts of the rifle are in fine+ condition as well, with no obvious wear. All the markings on the metal and wood are clearly visible. Solid stock with usual handling marks, light dings and scratches. No import markings. Very scarce Irish M.1904 Mannlicher rifle the UVF markings! No import markings. The rifle comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# 114XX.

Scarce Austro-Hungarian Export M.1904 Mannlicher Cavalry Carbine

Caliber: 7.9 mm x 57 (.318) M 88.

Price: $3500

Inventory # man_0189

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce export Model 1904 Mannlicher cavalry carbine made by Steyr in Austro-Hungary in 1905, as indicated by markings on the receiver rail. Romanian "Phoenix Rising From Ashes" is stamped on the right side of the receiver, next to the bolt body (please, see pictures). These carbines were originally produced for Romania, but they were not delivered. Later they were refurbished and reworked to 7.9 mm by Steyr, and sold to commercial customers in several countries. Split receiver design with turn-bolt action that is virtually the same to those used in Portuguese, Dutch and Irish Mannlichers. Sling swivels are located on the left side of the buttstock and on the barrel band. Correct bolt with turned down handle. The carbine was manufactured without a handguard and with no provision for a bayonet. Rear sight is calibrated to 2000 meter (schritt?). Matching serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel and on the right side of the buttstock. Mismatched serial number on the bolt. All the parts of the bolt have the same numbers: bolt's body, bolt's cocking piece, safety lever, etc. 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 factory original, and they were not restamped. Complete with a cleaning rod and a leather sling. CONDITION: Fine+. 92% of blue finish is still present on metal. Some occasional peppering and light patina. Very smooth action. Very good to fine bore with strong and shiny rifling. Some roughness in the bore near the muzzle (please, see pictures). Solid and smooth stock with few handling marks and light dings. All the markings and numbers on metal and wood are clearly visible. All the internal parts of the carbine are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. Nice example of scarce Mannlicher cavalry carbine! No import markings. The carbine comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# 7XX.

Very Scarce Austro-Hungarian Mannlicher M.1895 Carbine with Riedl Bayonet

Caliber: 8 x 50 mm rimmed.

Price: $6475

Inventory # man_0188

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Austro-Hungarian Mannlicher M.1895 carbine (Repetier-Carabiner M.95) with a Riedl folding bayonet! The Riedl bayonets can be occasionally found on various Austro-Hungarian Mannlichers (M.1890 carbines, M.1895 carbines, M.1914 rifles, as well as on Hungarian M.1923 trial rifles). At one point, the Austro-Hungarian military considered these bayonets for service. However, they were never issued in substantial numbers, either because the Great War had erupted, or perhaps the field tests were less than satisfactory. The permanently attached bayonet is foldable under the rifle into a slot. The bayonet is a three-edged spike. Very few bayonets of this pattern were manufactured, and even less survived to these days. The carbine is in its original 8 x 50 mm caliber. This is the "true" cavalry carbine with a single set of sling swivels located on the left side of the stock an no stacking hook on the nosecap. The carbine was manufactured in 1913, as indicated by following markings stamped on the chamber, "W-n, Austro-Hungarian Eagle, 13". The receiver displays a model designation, "M.95", and the factory location, "Steyr". The right side of the receiver ring and chamber displays small Austro-Hungarian double head eagles. All matching serial numbers (the matching serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel, stock and handguard; no numbers are stamped on all the remaining parts, which is correct for this model). All the serial numbers are factory original and they were not restamped. All original configuration. Correct carbine style rear sights. No import markings. Complete with an original Austro-Hungarian military leather sling. CONDITION: Fine+. 92% of original blue finish is still on metal. The blue finish is worn mainly on sharp edges of metal parts. Some blue is turning to brownish color. The buttplate shows some brown patina. Solid stock with usual handling marks, dings and small scratches. No cracks in wood. Original finish on the stock. Fine bore with strong and shiny rifling. Strong action. All the internal parts of the carbine are in fine condition with no obvious wear. All the markings and numbers on both, wood and metal are clearly visible. The leather sling is still in very good condition. Very scarce Austro-Hungarian M.1895 Mannlicher carbine with Riedl bayonet! The carbine comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# 70XXB.

Scarce Nazi/Hungarian G.98/40 Short Rifle with the "Number of the Beast"

Caliber: 7.92 x 57 mm Mauser

Price: $2995

Inventory # man_0185

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DESCRIPTION: Nicely preserved Nazi contract G.98/40 rifle in all original condition! The rifle was manufactured in Budapest, Hungary in 1942, as indicated by markings on the receiver, "jhv 42". During the World War Two Hungary was allied with Nazi Germany, and consequently G.98/40 rifles were built as a part of a Wehrmacht contract in German 7.92 mm caliber. The rifle features modified M.1893 Mannlicher/GEW 88 turned bolt action, and Mauser M.98 style magazine. The model designation is stamped on the left side of the receiver, "G 98/40". The left side of chamber and receiver shows the "Nazi Eagle with Swastika in the Circle". Several Waffenamt markings are visible on metal and wood. Matching serial numbers on all parts (stamped on the receiver, barrel, bolt, rear sight, nosecap, barrel band, magazine floorplate, trigger guard, magazine follower, buttstock, buttplate and buttstock socket; there are no numbers stamped on all the remaining parts of the rifle, which is correct for this model). All the parts of the bolt display matching serial numbers. All the serial numbers are original, and they were not restamped. The two piece stock design was clearly influenced by Lee Enfield. German style sling swivels. Turned down bolt handle. Ramp and leaf rear sights are calibrated from 1200 to 2000 meter. K98k style bayonet lug. Complete with the front sight hood, cleaning rod and an original, Hungarian made leather sling (very scarce!). Very smooth action comparable with many high end commercial Mannlicher rifles. High quality of machining and metal finish! The rifle displays an intriguing serial number "666", which is often associated with the Antichrist, or the Devil ("Number of the Beast")! CONDITION: Fine to low excellent. 82% of original blue finish is still on metal. The balance is in white mixed with some gray/brown patina. Most of the finish wear is on the trigger guard, magazine floorplate and on the barrel. Solid stocks with some battlefield handling marks, dings and scratches. All the German proofs and serial numbers are still visible on the stocks. The bore is also in fine to low excellent condition with strong and shiny rifling. Crisp action. Mechanically the rifle is in perfect condition. The internal parts of the rifle are in fine to excellent condition, with no visible wear. No import markings. The original G 98/40 contract sling shows a small cut on the side, with a small piece of leather missing. Other than that, the sling is in very good condition. Difficult to find Nazi military rifle with an intriguing serial number! The rifle comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# 6XXg.

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

Caliber: 8 x 50 mm rimmed.

Price: $700

Inventory # man_0173

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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.

Very Scarce Polish kbks M.1931 Military Training Rifle

Caliber: .22 LR.

Price: $2275

Inventory # 22_0155

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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

ON HOLD

Caliber: .22 LR.

Price: $2275

Inventory # 22_0153

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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: $1975

Inventory # 22_0152

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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

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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

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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

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Schmidt Rubin Rifles

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Semi-Auto Military Rifles

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

ON HOLD

Caliber: 7.92 x 57 mm

Price: POR

Inventory # msr _0084

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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/201401.pdf

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)

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