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"Lucky Strike" c. 1944. The United States was the only country to equip its troops with an auto-loading rifle as the standard infantry weapon of WWII. It gave their troops a tremendous advantage in firepower, and led General George Patton to call the M1 Garand, “The greatest battle implement ever devised.” (Colorized by Paul Reynolds. Historic Military Photo Colourisations)

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WWII German Luger pistol, made by Mauser, code S/42, dated 1936 - Brown leather holster, spare magazine and loading/takedown tool. The Luger fired a 9mm round although other calibres were made.

Browning Auto-5 - The Browning Auto-5 self-loading shotgun was in constant production for nearly 100 years since it arrived in 1902..US

A “Death’s Head” marked 1939 “42” code Mauser Luger, attributed to SS inspection, S/N 6119w. The right side of the receiver and the barrel bear runic “SS”/skull markings next to standard Nazi eagle acceptance and proof marks. The origin of such marks remains controversial.

Rumor has it this German Luger may have once belonged to Pancho Villa in the 1920's. Whether or not that is true, it is an outstanding example of German engraving. Artist unknown.