Fall 2023 Premier Firearms & Militaria Auction
November 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2023
This auction will feature an outstanding collection of items spanning multiple categories including Modern, Military, Sporting, & Antique firearms & militaria! Below is just a small grouping of select highlights from the massive offering to be featured in this upcoming sale!
JAPANESE TYPE 92 GROUND LEWIS DEWAT MACHINE GUN
Cal. 7.7 Rimmed
Bbl. 28″. Open bolt, gas operated machine gun, fed from a 47 round pan magazine. First adopted by the Japanese in 1932 & utilized in both the Army & Navy. Originally introduced as the Type 91 Navy Aircraft Machine Gun. When production began in 1932, there was a high percentage of parts that were actually interchangeable w/ the British Lewis Gun. The most obvious difference between the Japanese & the British Lewis is the left side position of the charging handle on the Japanese gun, where it was positioned on the right by the British. It has a 10″ wood & steel butt stock w/ built in oil reserve, hosting a long brush below the threaded steel cover. The trigger mechanism is located forward of a single pistol grip located below the action, inside an elongated trigger guard. The rear sight is a long, folding peep sight, adjustable to 1700 meters. The front sight is a protected blade. Very much like the original Lewis gun, it has a 26.5″ barrel jacket measuring almost 3.5″ in diameter. Folding, extendable bipod mounted at front of barrel jacket, below front sights. Leather sling mounted front & rear. The finish on all exposed metal surfaces is dark black mixed w/ traditional bluing. Several Japanese markings on barrel shroud & receiver, highlighted in white and easy to read, not so easy to translate. Small anchor below serial number on top, front of receiver. MAGS: 1 steel 47 rd. pan magazine.
STATUS: CURIO CLASS III