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AMOSKEAG AUCTION, FINE COLLECTOR ARMS: JUNE 1st

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Amoskeag’s sale of June1st includes a wide variety of fine sporting and collector arms. Among the top lots are a Luger DWM 1902 carbine is superb condition, a fine Cased colt model 1861 revolver, a fine pair of Mediterranean flintlock pistols with Brunswick rifling, Confederate Fayetteville and Richmond army muskets and a cased Adams 1851 revolver retailed by Rigby Dublin, pictured.
 
Among the sporting arms offered are a Winchester model 21 skeet gun cased with two sets of barrels, a magazine sporting rifle by Joseph Lang in 375 H&H, a double hammer rifle by Cogswell & Harrison and a custom Winchester model 42 Pigeon grade skeet gun in .410. Click on the image for the full catalog.

ANTIVITY PRAHA, ANTIQUES, ARMS AND ARMOUR, MAY 18TH

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Antikvity Praha’s next auction in Prague includes a variety of select arms, armor and militaria lots. The sale includes antique and collectible firearms, edged weapons from the 16th to the 19th centuries, and elements of early European armour.  Carrying the highest estimate of 20,000 euro is a fine 16th C. German parade shield, embossed and chiseled, a detail of which is pictured.  Other armour lots in the sale include a Maximilian from close helmet, an officer’s lobstertail helmet and a brass mounted Napoleon III cuirass.

Among the guns in the sale are an inlaid wheelleock dual ignition sporting gun, a pair of LePage dueling or target pistols,  a North and Savage percussion revolving rifle and a custom engraved Colt single action revolver. The sale also includes swords, militaria and a model 12lb cannon and limber carriage. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

ROCK ISLAND'S PREMIERE SALE, MAY 3RD

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Described as “virtual superstar ..amongst an elite category of antique firearms “ is the pictured Colt Dragoon revolver engraved by G Young. It carries the highest estimate in Rock Island’s sale of May 3rd of 1.2 to 2 million dollars. Also known as the Milikin Colt, the gun was owned by Colonel John Minor Milikin of the 1st Ohio Volunteer cavalry and is a gem among desirable firearms. 

Other dramatic lots in the sale include an M47 Patton main battle tank, a Holland and Holland express double rifle, A Colt Model 1883 Navy Gatling gun, one of two offered, and a rare Colt AR15 prototype. There are 2084 lots in the sale in all price ranges and all areas of gun and military collecting interest.

SOTHEBY'S ISLAMIC ARMS, MAY 1ST

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An Ottoman coral and turquoise set kilij is one of the sumptuous lots offered in Sotheby’s Islamic arts sale on May 1st. Topping the arms and armour lots in this sale is an 18th C  Ivory and mother of pearl stocked miquelet rifle, one of a small group of guns thought to have been used by the Ottoman imperial  guard. It carries and estimate of 35000stg -45000stg.  An example is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection.

Other lots in the sale include Mughal jade hilted khanjar daggers, a silver mounted saif, a French or Russian turquoise set kilij and a superb jeweled Sri Lankan Kastana. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

CZERNYS: FINE ANTIQUE ARMS AND ARMOUR,MARCH 30TH

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A very rare pair of Dutch breech loading flintlock pistols is one of the rarer lots offered at Czerny’s on March 30th. American guns offered include a brass framed Henry rifle, an early 1873 Winchester, a Colt 1860 Army, a Colt 1878 DA "Alaskan" and a martially marked Colt percussion 1851 Navy revolver with London address.
 
The sale includes a rich assortment of "high art" arms from European, English, Indo-Persian, Asian and US backgrounds. Among the early European lots offered are several suits of armour, including a very attractive Italian cavalry half armour C. 1630. Other examples include a Brescian militia amour and a composite full armour in the Pisan style.
 
Among the many highly decorated Persian, Indo-Persian and Islamic arms offered are shamshirs, palas and kilij, as well as several gilded polouar swords. Greek, Ottoman and Balkan edged weapons are also represented, in addition to pistols and longarms, including silver mounted and cased examples.
 
The catalog has over 1000 lots and also covers the period up to WWI. It also includes uniforms, accouterments and medals. Click on an image for a link to the sale. 

LITTLE JOHNS COLLECTOR & FINE FIREARMS, MARCH 3rd 4th

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A Colt Model 1877 Thunderer .41 caliber DA revolver with 5” barrel, factory engraved with panel scene, nickel finish, pearl grips, shipped to Shreve & Wolf San Francisco, Calif, July 5, 1886 is one of the nicer lots in Little Johns Upcoming sale of March 3rd and 4th.

Other lots in this two day sale include a rev war era Jaeger rifle with provenance, a superb Colt conversion of 1861 Navy to .38 caliber centerfire with Tiffany grips showing Civil War battle scenes, a matched pair of Boss 12ga vintage black powder cartridge shotguns, a fine high-art shotgun by LePage of Paris, a rare Springfield gas trap M1 Garand and a Gold Plated Merwin and Hulbert 44-40 retaliated by LePage. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

SOFE DESIGN AUCTION, ARMS AND ARMOUR, MARCH 1st

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Sofe Design Auctions are holding a Winter 2-day Arms and Armor Sale, that includes a variety of swords, pole-arms and daggers from the medieval to renaissance era, early helmets, and good Victorian suits of armor. Also featured are American, English and Scottish weapons from the American Revolution to Civil War era, a collection of Islamic Weapons,  including the fine Ottoman Kilij pictured, as well as a wide array of 19th century Military bronzes and oil Paintings.

Antique  gadget and sword canes are included are well as a rare Gambler's Ring-Gun Revolver Pistol. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

LANDSHUTER RUSTKAMMER, ANTIQUE ARMS AND MILITARIA, FEB 16th

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Landschuter Ruestkammer’s February sale includes a wide range of arms armour and historical artifacts from the archaeological era to the mid-20th century.  Among the many early European arms offered is the superb German longs sword C. 1550 pictured, that has a starting bid on 4900 Euro. Other early European swords Include Swedish, Italian, Hungarian, Austrian and Ottoman examples.  Polearms, Suits and elements of armour are also crossing the block including a full German armour C. 1620.

Among the firearms in the sale is a museum quality superb and beautifully inlaid Tschinke Wheellock rifle as well as a wide range of wheellocks pistols and a double wheellock sporting gun. Early matchlocks, flintlock sporting guns, dueling and military pistols are included also in the catalog.  Among the other lots offered are Indo-Persian arms, accoutrements, decorations and military orders as well as later WWII military field equipment and scarce reference works for the collector. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

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