WWII Catalog - Summer 2018




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    War-09

Colt .45 Model 1911 – Prototype pen and ink drawings on linen by Colt Gunsmiths at the Colt factory from 1910 to WWII. A series of 65 original mechanical drawings from the 1st Model 1911 with Improvement up to WWII

Colt Model 1911 – The most famous and iconic American pistol in the history of WWII.

Designed by John Browning and tested in 1910 and accepted by the US Army on March 29, 1911 this .45 single action semi-automatic pistol became the gun of the US Army from WW1 thru WWII and Korea/Vietnam over 2.7 million were issued to US soldiers. These original Colt factory drawings illustrate and document this guns’ progressive design and improvements, the 1st drawings are dated 1910 when it was being tested for the army contract and chronologically detail the improvements made over the next twenty years. Each drawing is signed by a Colt Factory gunsmith or mechanical draftsman and documents the creation of the most important American pistol of the 20th Century. Historically important and worthy of research and publishing (65 original 18 x 24-inch design drawings, ink and red pencil on linen).

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$45,000    

    War-10

Nazi SS Prinz Eugene “UnIssued’ SS officer’s sword still in the Eickhorn Factory wrapper never opened and never issued, captured from the Eickhorn sword factory as a War Trophy at the end of the war. Absolutely mint and never issued and still in its original wraps with the original sword factory label “Eickhorn – Sollingen, No. 1765 Swastika & Eagle” unopened and untouched since May 1945, a tremendous War Trophy.

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$3,500    


    War-11

Nazi Germany Mint - Hoard of Silver Coins, captured from the Reich Bank at end of war, still in the original wrapper and never opened. The Nazi government stopped all coinage with precious metals when WWII began in 1939. Contains 40 uncirculated 90% silver 5-mark coins with Hindenburg on one side and the Nazi Eagle and Swastika on the other. Minted in 1938 in Berlin only a few of these intact and unopened rolls of silver 5-mark coins exist. A great War Trophy of Nazi Silver Coins in their original rolls from the German Mint, as after the war all coins depicting the Nazi symbol were banned by the Allied Military Governments and these coins were ordered to be melted down greatly reducing the survival rate of these original rolls. (sealed roll of 40 silver coins uncirculated, size of a US Half Dollar).

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$1,500    

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