Very Cool Early 50's Western Arms Corporation (CIA Front!) Box for a French MAB .32 Cal. Pistol
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Very Cool Early 50's Western Arms Corporation (CIA Front!) Box for a French MAB .32 Cal. Pistol

Code: faf10004wpc


SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

Product Description

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We will be OUT OF THE OFFICE Leaving Tuesday 09/13/22 and will be UNABLE TO SHIP for a period of AT LEAST 3 THREE WEEKS!!
Once we leave, on TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13th, even though our office will have a skeleton staff, we will be UNABLE TO SHIP until our return in EARLY OCTOBER.
We will be HAPPY TO ACCEPT YOUR ORDERS during this time, and will promptly mark any ordered Artifacts as SOLD.
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ARTIFACT: Very cool case for a French made MAB (Manufacture d'Armes de Bayonne) "Modele C". The MAB was produced after WWII during the 1950's - 1960's by Western Arms Corporation of Los Angeles. With assistance from the newly formed CIA, Western Arms Corporation was used as a front to import military surplus arms into the United States. The box is lined with satin and velvet and features a brass closure. The inside reads: "WAC AUTOMATIC PISTOL". Pistol was similar to a Browning 1910. Very cool with indirect ties to the Central Intelligence Agency. Something James Bond might have carried???

Interesting history of Western Arms Corp/Winfield Arms Corp.

VINTAGE: Circa 1950's - 1960's.

SIZE: Approximately 7-1/2" in length x 5-1/8" in width x 1-1/2"in depth..

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Wrapped paperboard, brass, velvet, satin.

ATTACHMENT: Hinged lid with brass closure.

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a firearms and weapons collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MCJX16 LCDEX5/16 SLAGEX07/17 psSLAHJX05/06/20 SAEJX08/24/21

CONDITION: 6 (Fine+): The sales box shows minor to moderate wear, heavy wear at corners, overall very fine condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.