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AMOSKEAG AUCTION, FINE ARMS, AUG 31st


blog image Amsokeag Auction are holding an important sale on August 29th. The sale includes fine contemporary sporting arms as well as antique guns, edged weapons and militaria.  Pictured is a superb engraved special order No 3 Smith & Wesson revolver owned by the famed target shooter F. E. Bennett that is a highlight of the sale. 

Also included in the sale are desirable early sporting guns such as the Marlin Model 1889 Special Order Deluxe Lever Action Rifle the Alexander Henry Best Quality Falling Block Sporting Rifle and the Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle being offered. 

Non Gun lots include a V-42 fighting knife grouping and a fine eagle head officers sword.

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GAVIN GARDINER, SPORTING GUNS, GLENEAGLES SCOTLAND, AUGUST 29TH.


blog image Gavin Gardiner’s annual Gleneagles sale is being held on August 29th. The sale includes the finest sporting shotguns and rifles. Pictured are a pair of Purdey sidelock pigeon guns carrying and estimate of 8000-14000 sterling.

Among the other 213 lots in the sale are examples by Boss, Lang, Atkin, Evans, Piotto, Holland & Holland, Dickson, AYA, Alex Martin and Arrietta. Antique guns in the sale include a pair of German pinfire guns by Staehle made for a Hanoverian prince.

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CORDIER AUCTIONS, FIREARMS AND MILITARIA JULY 31st


blog image Cordier Auctions are holding a military sale at the end of July and the lots offered span contemporary sporting forearms, antique martial and civilian weapons as well as antique sword, daggers and taxidermy. Pictured are a selection of US martial pistols among them examples by Simeon North and Asa Waters 
Among the revolvers is a Colt 1851 navy inscribed to Charles Robinson the 1st governor of Kansas. A second is inscribed to John Adams a medal of honor recipient and civil war POW. There are many militaria lots in the sale including letters, uniforms and medals. 

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ORDERS, MILITARIA & WEAPONS: LANDSHUTER R√úSTKAMMER JUNE25th


blog image The three swords pictured are among the lots being offered by Landshuter Rüstkammer later this month in a sale of decorations, militaria and weapons. The pictured swords include two Bayern court officials’ swords from the reign of Max Joseph example and a later Bayern medical officers example from the reign of Max IV, all having blue and gilt blades.

Other swords in the sale include Blucher sabers and a fine damascus shooting presentation officers broadsword in addition to French and North African edged weapons. Flintlock and percussion pistols are also offered.

Among the collectible medals is are a Max Joseph -Knight's cross and a Bayern officers cross with flames and swords. Third Reich lots include a knights cross with oak leaves swords and diamonds.

World decorations include Bulgarian, Danish, Finish, French Greek, Japanese and Papal Awards. Napoleonic collectors will be interested in the rare Waterloo medal to a member of the Kings German Legion.

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ROCK ISLAND REGIONAL AUCTION, JUNE 24TH-26TH


blog image Rock island regional Firearms auction spans june 24th to  26th. A total of 3400  lots will be offered. One of the rarer non-firearm lots in the sale that will attract interest is a framed $500 Reward Notice for Billy the Kid issued by   Governer Lew Wallace of New Mexico.  Among the more desirable handgun lots is the cased engraved and British proofed Colt third model dragoon percussion revolver pictured above.GEORGIA

Rock island regional Firearms auction spans june 24th to  26th. A total of 3400  lots will be offered. One of the rarer non-firearm lots in the sale that will attract interest is a framed $500 Reward Notice for Billy the Kid issued by   Governer Lew Wallace of New Mexico.  Among the more desirable handgun lots is the cased engraved and British proofed Colt third model dragoon percussion revolver pictured above.GEORGIA


Another high end cased gun in the sale is a fine DWM luger carbine with detachable stock. Longarms include a Winchester model 1866 manufactured in 1869 with engraving and a design based on the Mexican coat of arms. For sporting collectors a Belgian Browning Diana grade superposed shot is one of many good shotguns crossing the block.


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THOMAS DELMAR, ARMS AND ARMOUR, JUNE 29TH


blog image The superb Europeans hunting trousse dating to the second quarter of the 18th century if one of the more decorative lots being offered by Thomas Del Mar on June 30th. The sale is comprised of a wide variety of arms and armour from all ages and periods, many lots having good provenance. Included in the sale are is a selection of armour and defensive elements, Papal Guard and German black and white examples among them as well as French British and German helmets from the early 16th century onwards. May fine pole arms will be crossing the block. Among the swords offered are presentation examples, silver hilts, rapiers and an early katzbalger.

Included in the firearms are a fine cased pair of Adams revolver finished in gilt as well as a pair of cased dueling pistols by Egan, Bradford, a cased .451 rifle by Alexander Henry, Edinburgh and several rare French pinfire military carbines with sword bayonets. There is a wide selection of fine Model cannon in the sale as well as Japanese,, Indian and indo-persian swords and a very unusual highly carved  Chinese matchlock gun.

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SAN GIORGIO ASTE ONLINE ENDING FEB 4th


blog image San Giorgio Aste are holding an online sale of affordable arms and armour that ends February 4th. The sale includes flintlock and percussion pistols and longarms. The antique firearms are both sporting and military and include Italian, French, American, and English examples.

Militaria in the sale is a selection of German WWII uniforms and a deactivated MG42 on a stand. Early European arms in the sale include halberds and other polearms, rapiers, swords and a crossbow. Hunting knives and daggers are also represented as are a few select lots of orders and awards.

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LANDSHUTER R√úSTKAMMER, TWO SALES, ARMS AND MILITARIA FEB 26-27TH


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 Landshuter Rüstkammer are holding two auctions at the end of February, an antique arms auction and a special auction comprised of US and European firearms.

The latter sale includes many Colt, Winchester and Smith & Wesson guns in addition to some European firearms. Examples include Colt models 1849, 1851, 1855, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1873, 1877, 1878, 1889, 1894 and 1908’s. Winchesters include models 1866, 1873, 1876, 1886, 1892, 1894, and 1895’s. Among the other guns are a Devisme Paris revolver in box, a Chicago Palm pistol and a selection of Mausers.

Pictured above is a Brunswick hand and a half sword C. 1580, one of the lots in the antique armour sale. Also offered are three 16th century suits of armour, sallets, morions, swords, halberds, daggers and several wheellock and flintlock pistols from Germany, Austria and Italy. Top lots include a very fine Landshut made sallet C. 1480 with hallmark and a Saxon guard wheellock pistol dated 1591. The sale also includes orders, militaria, oriental and Japanese arms.

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JEFFREY HOARE, NUMISMATIC & MILITARIA SALE JAN 31ST


blog image  A Colt Paterson belt pistol, fifth Model Ehlers with a 4.5 inch octagonal barrel marked, -Patent Arms (space) Paterson N-J Colt’s Pt. numbered 165 on all parts is a lot that will generate significant interest in this Canadian sale. While mostly orders, decorations and numismatics, it includes some highly desirable examples of antique arms.

Among the guns in the sale are a Colt Model 1851 Navy, Thuers conversion, a cased Colt Model 1849 pocket revolver, a Manton percussion double rifle, a half stock percussion Rifle by Baker London, a pair of French doubled barreled flintlock pistols and several very good examples of Indian trade guns.

The sale also includes a club butt fowler, edged weapons and accoutrements.

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STOCKHOLMS AUKTIONSVERT ANTIQUE ARMS ONLINE CLOSING JAN 21ST


blog image  One of the top lots in Auktionsverket online sale are a superb pair of early 18th century pistols signed Meckel a Schwerin. They are iron mounted with two stage barrels.

Other lots in this online sale include and Indo-Persian bident staff weapon, chiseled and gold inlaid, a gilt bronze and ivory mounted hunting sword, a saluting cannon with the cypher, of Charles XI, a Spanish left hand dagger with pierced and chiseled guard c. 1600and a halberd. Among the antique firearms are an unusual Swedish revolving pistol by Offrell as well as English flintlock and percussion pistols and a sea service pistol. Swedish long arms are among the lots offered as are several tower muskets, a pair of British pistols with brass barrels signed Barnett, a second pair of over and under pistols by Richards. A pair of French flintlock pistols signed Bouquet Iaine a Saugues will also cross the block.

Other lots include an ambassador’s uniform, a Dyak Mandau and a fine colichemarde Swedish smallsword with blue and gilt blade. A large section of the sale is made up of contemporary and custom made Scandinavian knives and daggers.

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