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RARE FIREARMS AT SWISS TACTICAL CENTER AUCTION, Oct 22nd


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After a  successful Spring auction in which both Swiss and world records were achieved; Swiss Tactical Center Auctions  is offering further sought-after firearms at their upcoming October 22nd Modern Weapons Sale.  Among the highlights are a very rare SIG P210-8, a number of rare Swiss Ordnance revolver including prototypes, pictured, and a seldom seen Swiss "Kurzgewehr" (Short Rifle) Mod.1898/1900. The sale includes more than 600 objects and also contains a number of contemporary and moderately estimated firearms, as well as weapons literature, and militaria.  The sale is on liveauctioneers. Click on the image for a link.



AUKTIONSVERK STOCKHOLM ONLINE SALE CLOSING OCT 13TH


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Auktionsverk’s online miltaria sale includes arms from a wide variety of nations and cultural contexts. Swedish, British, American, Indo-Persian, Japanese, and Ottoman arms are among those offered. Pictured is a 16th century two handed sword with Passau wolf and orb mark.  Other swords include a jewel encrusted shamshir, Swedish cavalry swords and a French naval cutlass.
           
Several pairs of flintlock and percussion pistols are offered among them a silver mounted pair of brass barrel pistols by Nicholson London as well as Swedish examples and single Ottoman and American examples. A Wheelock pistol with inlay will also cross the block.  The sale also includes modern custom knives, defensive armour, military headgear and cannon.



SAN GIORGIO ASTE, ANTIQUE ARMS AND MILITARIA ONLINE, OCT 12th


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San Giorgio’s October online sale includes many affordable lots. Among the British flintlock pistols are a pair of martial style pistols by Forrest, as well as a ducksfoot 4 barreled example  by Henley and a blunderbuss pistol with foldout bayonet by Blanch.  Percussion arms include antique Colt and Remington revolvers.  In the selection of antique military long arms are a British  3rd brown bess in super condition and a tower percussion carbine also in prime state.  A selection of flintlock tinderlighters is also included.

In addition to firearms there are many polearms in the sale as well as a rake elephant goad, Ankus. Edged weapons offered include a Polish karablela and a hussars sabre and a selection of military sword and daggers..



ANTHONY CRIBB, ANTIQUE ARMS AND MILITARIA OCTOBER 4TH


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Anthony Cribbs’ sale on October 4th includes some very rare Russian lots among them the pictured pair of 18th  C. silver mounted holster pistols with Cyrillic script. Also offered is a fine Tule sword with silver gilt mounts and trophy blade.

Other desirable lots in in the catalogue are a Prosser  sabre for the Duke of Cumberland, an English 17th century dish hilted rapier, a good mortuary sword, several fine bowies,  Scottish swords and dirks, a duckfoot pistol and a secret skull cap. 



JAMES JULIA'S SPECTACULAR FALL FIREARMS SALE OCT 4-7TH


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James Julia's fall auction includes superb examples of the most desirable firearms. Pictured is one of them, an 1866 Winchester with masterpiece engraving by Conrad Ulrich.  It carries and estimate of $250,000 to $500,000.  Many prominent collections are in tow thousand lots offered. Spectacular lots include a naval Gatling gun, Annie Oakley’s shotgun,  and a Wheelock made for royalty as well as superb collections of Lugers, Colts and Sporting doubles.

Other lots offered include the  Carmen Gianforte collection of Reid Knuckleduster pistols, guns from the Robert Cox collection of Colt House pistols, many with rare DeGress grips, Henry Derringer dueling pistols, a unique Warner brass fame carbine, Winchester advertising, a full auto FN Mini-Mi, 19th century American Indian dag knives, and a fabulous collection of schuetzen  rifles.

Click on the image for a link to the sale.
 



CZERNYS FALL FINE ARMS & ARMOUR AUCTIONS, SEPT 16th -20th


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Czerny’s September sales this year include the Bonucci collection of scarce firearms and edged weapons on the 16th , Fine and scarce arms and amour on the 17th and a silent catalog on the 20th. The Bonucci collection includes rare arms such as the LeMat Carbine pictured above,  an outstanding wheel lock tschinke,  trick key and knuckleduster pistols, a naval seven barreled volley gun, a 24 shot pepperbox by Laport, a pair of ducks foot pistols, a pair of English four barreled pistols, a wheelock mace and a wide selection of other unusual arms.
 
Highlights of  the second day include a very fine and rare 15th century sallet, a pair of wheelock puffers, a highly decorated pair of Cossack pistols, a painted pavise circa 1500, a selection of katanas, a Japanese Korean helmet circa 1600 and a Russian jaeger flintlock rifle  among many other lots. The sale on the 20th also includes a wide variety of collector lots with affordable estimates.

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SAN GIORGIO ASTE ANTIQUE ARMS AND MILITARIA, SEPT 15th


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Among the lots in San Giorgio’s September s sale are a fine pair of over and under percussion pistols By Carlo Columbo in Milan. Other fine guns in the sale include and Italian Brescian pistol signed Lazarino and Garatto circa 1660, a beautiful French cased pair pf percussion dueling pistols by Caron, Paris. A rare Italian model 1844 officers carbine with automatic priming system “la Marmora”, a German Wheelock gun circa 1680 and a pair of boxlock blunderbuss pistols with flick bayonets by Roussett Turin.
 
Edged weapons in the sale include and early estoc, a north Italian knightly sword circa 1300, a profusely decorated ottoman khanjar with Damascus blade, several shamshirs, a presentation Sardinian saber, a German katzbalger and  fine French smallsword circa 1770.

There are many other lots in the sale including amour, accoutrements, flasks, daggers and militaria. San Giorgio are also holding a smaller sale on the 12th  Click on the image for a link to the sale.
 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S SILVER HILTED COURT SWORD, CHRISTIE'S SEPT 20TH


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Among the items being offered in Christie’s Americana sale is the recently discovered court sword sword owned  by Benjamin Franklin. The sword was given by Franklin to his friend Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis, a fellow scientist for whom Franklin was something of a father figure. It is being sold by a descendant.

The Spanish silver hilted smallsword is accompanied by it’s velvet scabbard with locket inscribed in French “Sword worn by Benjamin Franklin in the battles fought in America in the cause of Liberty. / He then gave it to his friend P.J.G. Cabanis”
 
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WILLIAM HART, WESTERN SILENT FILM HERO'S COLT UP FOR AUCTION, AUG 28th


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A revolver belonging to William S. Hart, a silent movie screen western hero is being auctioned by California Auctioneers on Aug 28th.  The Colt .38WCF DA 1907 revolver engraved with his name and with custom mother of pearl grips can be seen in many of his movies. It is accompanied by a tooled holster and ammo belt.

There are several other items in the sale from the Hart estate including a pocket watch and three rare film reels containing prints of Harts early films.

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ROCK ISLAND AUCTION, PREMIER AUCTION, SEPT 9th


blog image Pictured is an exquisite set of four flintlock pistols by Nicholas Boutet, the finest of French Napoleonic makers. This cased set is one of many outstanding lots in the sale. Carrying the highest estimate of $300,000-500,000 is the highly published Conrad F. Ulrich masterpiece Winchester Model 1866 deluxe lever action musket,  one of the finest Winchester firearms ever produced.

Other superb lots include the Goering presentation engraved gold plated Walther PPK, A J. Russell & Co. knife handle crafted by New York luxury jewelry retailer, Dreicer & Co. presented to U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and a US inspected 1887 Colt Gatling gun.

Click on the image for a link to the full auction description.




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