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One of the coolest bring back groupings I have ever seen courtesy of Legacy Collectables. It sold for $6800. Info: One of a kind from a famous Prisoner of War camp. During World War II, the Luftwaffe (German air force) operated Stalag Luftwaffe Camps. The World War II play Stalag 17, which was made into the 1953 movie Stalag 17, was set in Stalag XVII-B, located near Krems, Austria, and starred William Holden. The all matching Luger (BYF 42) comes with the capture paper, a write up about the GI - Charles Belmer, his dog tag, his Stalag 17-B tag, and his prisoner of war medal. One of a kind find!

I never seen a POW identified medal before!!

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Just listed yesterday by Legacy. I thought about buying this one and almost didn't post it. Its only $775. You don't see many bring backs from the 50's. Someone should grab this one!

https://www.legacy-collectibles.com/...ocumented.html

12/13/18 - This is a beautiful , MINT condition, FN Browning Model 1910 with the original firearms retention authorization from European Command. The pistol retains 98-99% high-polish blue with minor muzzle wear and a little bit of edge thinning. Grips are in very good condition, showing only minor handling wear. Bore has good rifling but some frost throughout. The document mentions the pistol by serial, stating it was owned by S.Sgt. Billy Smith and he was authorized to ship the firearm to the United States. It is dated to April of 1954.

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In reply to earlier question, yes my father sent a Walter 22 home from the Zella Mehlis factory along with most of the men in his platoon. They assigned one man to make the boxes for shipping home and think I've got a picture in dad's things of this guy sawing boards to make the boxes. Sorry to say no papers with it but it is in the safe behind me and have in fact taken it to the range and fired. My father was with the 56th Arm'd Engineers 11th Arm'd Div. through out the war.


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Found a few more of Legacy Collectables guns:This is a very rare 1929 or 1930 made Simson luger that was issued to the German Police. Only about 12,000 total Simsons were made with only about 1k going to the police. It has all original finish, and ALL matching numbered parts with all parts being correct Eagle/6 (Simson) proofed including the grip screws. Grips also numbered to the gun with Simson proofs. But these are rarely found in such great condition. We spoke with Simson book author Ed Tinker and he had this gun verified and listed in his database.

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Legacy Collectables: This is a difficult find, in that it is a Nazi Femaru m37 with both the original matching magazine and capture document. The capture document has the pistol mentioned by serial, and was brought back by Sgt FH Miles in September of 1945.

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Legacy Collectables: This 1940 Luger was brought back to the US from Italy by 2nd Lt. Harry Kaback. The gun is all original and has the rare, reddish Krieghoff grips on it. The book on Mauser Lugers indicates that a very small set of 1940 lugers have these grips on them from the factory. It is assumed that they experimented with the HK grips as an option before they started making their own black plastic grips. Page 210 of the book indicates that these grips are found in the Y block of 1940/42 code lugers, same as this gun. In addition, the gun comes with a capture document and a photo of the GI who brought it home. You can see on his collar that he was an MD. The back of the photos states the following (not in this order) "Italy, 12/7/43. To my darling from a handsome guy in an ugly sort of way. Now you can see what has happened to me. Ain't I purty. Cus yo. Manny Yokum. You can't see my gray hair." Other research indicates that Harry served in the 5th Army from 1941 to 1945 in Africa and Italy, and served for the duration.

 

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This GI was a souvenir collector. Legacy Collectables: This is a rare find - a beautiful original 1918 Artillery Luger in 96-97% condition with a World War II capture document, dated Sept 22, 1945. It is all matching except for the magazine. The grips are mint and numbered to the pistol. Mirror bore. It has an adjustable front sight, which was seldom seen on a 1918 Artillery Luger. The serial number is 6626 with no suffix. Only 25,000 were made, compared to 90,000 made for the 1917 Artillery. A super desirable collector's pistol.

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WOW.... what a grouping! It went for $4995! Another Legacy Collectibles gun: This is probably the most interesting veteran bringback grouping that Legacy has ever offered! The contents belonged to James M. Sharpe and there are many interesting documents and souvenirs in this grouping. The pistol is a 1941 Police Eagle/L Mauser Luger in excellent condition with the original matching grips, but that isn't even the most interesting part of the grouping. It comes with the original capture papers that document the Luger as well as Sharpe's camera with the serial numbers. The camera is in excellent condition and all parts seem functional. It comes with the camera case which has Sharpe's name in it. There are also several letters he wrote home, two photographs, postcards from his base and a diary. One of the more facsinating aspects of this grouping is that Sharpe stopped writing after his battalion hit the beaches of Normandy. His last note that day was that his Lieutenant was killed, perhaps implying this devastating attack affected his interest in documenting his feelings and experiences going forward. Along with the letters, there are official war letters/documents with his name on them; a letter on "fraternization with the enemy", settlement claim for Unused Leave, notebook on discipline, and a rule book. There is a bible, French translation book and book about his Battalion - all with his name in them. A map of the European countries he was in is attached to a framing board and just needs a nice frame to complete the lok. It is signed by fellow soldiers with dates he was in each country. There is another book/yearbook about his Engineer Combat Battalion with photos that is very interesting. This grouping has so many interesting documents and so much history, and was recently documented in the August 2017 edition of Automatic Magazine. Here is the link if you want to see more of the grouping: https://www.legacy-collectibles.com/...ner-luger.html

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Legacy Collectables: This is a minty Nazi CZ-27 with original capture document! The gun is all matching and original with 99+% blue. The capture paper was written and issued to a 1st Lt James M Murton, and the paper is serialized to the pistol. Sold for $575. Great buy!

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Here is a papered bring back you don't see very often. Legacy Collectables: sold for $1995 The FP-45 Liberator was a pistol manufactured by the United States military during World War II for use by resistance forces in occupied territories. It was originally intended as an insurgency weapon to be mass dropped behind enemy lines to resistance fighters in occupied territory. A resistance fighter was to recover the weapon, sneak up on an Axis occupier, kill or incapacitate him, and retrieve his weapons. The pistol had its origins in the US Army Joint Psychological Committee and was designed for the United States Army in 1942 by the Inland Guide Lamp Manufacturing Division of the General Motors Corporation in Dayton, Ohio. The army designated the weapon the Flare Projector Caliber .45 hence the designation FP-45. This was done to disguise the fact that a pistol was being mass produced. The Liberator was shipped in a cardboard box with 10 rounds of .45 ACP ammunition, a wooden dowel to remove the empty cartridge case, and an instruction sheet in comic strip form showing how to load and fire the weapon. This one is in good condition with all original parts, but it does show patina to the finish throughout. It comes with an original capture document, that was issued to W.B. Nelson and signed by LT L.J. Wiggins. It is not serialized to the pistol, given the pistol has no serial number, but does appear to be an original document from World War II. The pistol comes with a reproduction box, dowel and set of instructions, but it does have 10 rounds of .45 ammo.

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Legacy Collectables gun that sold for $4500 This is a rare Walther PP that was issued to SA - Gruppe Hessen, and comes with the original capture document. This rig comes straight from the family of the vet, and is fully original and extremely rare. Very few SA PP's were chambered in .22 caliber, and one can only guess at what small percentage of those also include the capture papers. The pistol is all original and correct with about 95% high-polish blue remaining. There are no major blemishes, just some thinning on either side of the slide. Excellent grips and bore. The pistol comes with a pebble grain, period original holster that is 1944 dated. The capture document is dated to December of 1945 and shows the pistol was brought back by William Ford.

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I would of bought this in a heart beat! Sold for $795 Legacy Collectables: This is a Nazi era 1934 Mauser rig with the orginal bringback document. The gun was made in the early 40s as it has a high-polish finish but Eagle/N proofs. The gun is all original and correct with 85-90% blue remaining. All sections of the pistol show at least minor rub wear and very slight patina. The grip has a crack down the spine that has been repaired. The pistol comes with a spare magazine and a police style holster that's maker marked and made in Berlin. It is faintly dated - appears to be 1928 but can't make it out for sure. The capture document states a German Mauser Pistol was brought back by Pfc Emil Kaissling Jr. and the second document shows record of his promotion from private to captain.

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Legacy gun: This is a RARE find that comes directly from the son of the vet, and as they kept it all together, I will also keep it just as it came home from Germany in January of 1946. This grouping includes a full PPK rig with two matching magazines, AKAH holster and Hitler Youth knife. The SS gun is slide and frame numbered, properly in the SS contract range. It has two original matching magazines, though one of those does have a black plastic finger extension. I would have been tempted to swap out for a brown bottom but, again, this is directly from the vet. Comes with an akah holster that was brown but dyed black for SS uniform. The holster has the name 'Crane' written inside, to match that of the Sgt. on the capture document. The Hitler Youth Knife is a bit beat up, but is on the capture paper with the gun. It has a vinyl strap which might be replacement but I'm sure it is a late war original as that is the only time they used vinyl. The original capture paper for these items is included, as well as a photocopy.

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Legacy Collectables: This is an interesting grouping of two pistols, documented as bringbacks on the same capture paper that is dated to August of 1945. Inlucded in the grouping is a beautiful Eagle/135 proofed Mauser HSc, and a Walther model 5. These pistols are being sold as one lot given they have remained together since their capture during WW2.

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Where are the Nambus? Anyone have Nambu 3871? Luzon Capture?

 

Pegasus6, the Nambu is at Post #8.

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