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

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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.