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

Code: faf10004wpc

$175.00

Product Description

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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" x 5-1/8"

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. ebay MCJX16 LCDEX5/16

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.