Auction Postponed to Feb. 17 at 6:30 PM
A 13.5% Buyer's Premium will be added to the final Sales Price. All applicable taxes will be assessed based on the sum of the sales price and buyer's premium.
Due to the serial number, we believe this gun was made in the 1940s. The left side of the slide is marked FABRIQUE NATIONALE D'ARMES DE GUERRE HERSTAL BELGIQUE BROWNINGS PATENT DEPOSE, along with several proof marks. It also has matching proof marks on the left side of the frame. The grips are stamped FN. 1910 is marked on the bottom of the magazine. The chamber has several proof marks and is marked Cal. 7 mm 65.
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Sale conducted by:
Matthews Auctioneers Inc.
Stephen LaRaviere - Auctioneer VAAL #3799
Matthews LaRaviere - VAAL #3131
Galax, Virginia 24333
All items may be picked up at 101 Meadow St. in Galax VA.
Background checks must be completed on all guns. We will have staff available to complete paperwork until 11 pm the night of the auction and then from 9-4 Pm on Saturday, Feb. 11. Appointments must be made for Saturday.
The Mike Oehman
Gun Collection Live Auction
This sale will feature a collection of 180+ guns from a private collection in Cana, Virginia. This collection was assembled over 60+ years and is full of unique and quality pieces from around the world, like a 1939 Mauser Banner German Police Luger, 4 FN Browning High Powers w/ Nazi Markings, Original Winchester lever action rifles, Colt & Smith & Wesson Revolvers, and many other high-quality military rifles and handguns. You can bid on these guns live in person or online. The sale date & location are coming soon.