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Early firearms and weapons from the collection of Jean Luis Noisiez are being sold on March 3rd by Osenat auction House in France. This is superb offering that includes many early wheellocks, cased French dueling pistols and combination weapons. One of the outstanding lots is an S&W No3 Russian revolver, gilt engraved with Indian motifs. A selection of percussion and Pinfire LeMat weapons, including pistols and carbines will also cross the block as will a rare Webley Fosbery semi-automatic revolver.  
Among the earliest guns in  the sale are a German iron wheellock grenade launcher C. 1570 and rare Bourbon crested French 16th C Hagbut. Two superb pairs of cased flintlock officers pistols by Boutet, among the most sought after of all French gunmakers, will be offered. A Nock volley gun, a days Patent Truncheon and a Harmonic pistol are among the many other choice lots in the sale.  Click on the image for a link to the catalogue.


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Reata Pass auction are holding a three-day sale starting Feb3rd. One of the star lots included is an 1892 Winchester in 44-40 owned by John Wayne, one of two guns offered with a John Wayne association. Other superb western guns in the sale include a Winchester model 1886 deluxe in 40-82, a similar deluxe model in 45-90, a Colt 1973 SAA “Cavalry”, a Marlin Model 1889 Deluxe in 38-40 and a Colt model 1878 in 44-40.

Among the sporting guns offered in the sale are a Perazzi MX8 Deluxe in 20 ga, a Wells and Wells Mauser in .416 Rigby, a Wincheter Model 21 12GA Skeet, a browning superposed lighting in 20GA, a Kreighoff Model 32 Trap with multiple barrels and a custom Martini Cadet in 219 zipper.

The sale also includes a great selection of early bowie knives, WW2 uniforms and related military lots, a good Edo period Japanese amour as well as scopes, saddles and western jewelry. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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Schuler’s Auction House in Switzerland are holding  a sale December 13th with a wide selection of early weapons and militaria in addition to antiques.  Pictured is a fabulous Bavarian arquebus with the Kurpfalz coat of arms C. 1720 one of the top lots in the sale. Other guns in the sale include a fine French flintlock fowler, likely made for the Ottoman market and a fine and scarce flintlock jailer’s key pistol.

Among the swords offered is a dramatic north Italian two-hand broadsword C. 1480, an Italian crabclaw broadsword with scabbard C.1500, a 15th C baselard and a range of Swiss and European sabers.  Other edged weapons include a superb copy of a ceremonial saber by Hans Peter Oeri (1637 -92) and several fine shamshirs, one with silver enameled hilt and scabbard.

Other fine lots in the sale include a fine cinquedea dagger, a fine Italian powderflask C. 1580, a 13/14th C. central European helmet and a range of polearms, elements of armour as well as Japanese and Indo-Persian lots. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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Scollard auction's next sale is on Nov. 29th and features a diverse broad range of arms and armor from around the world as well as a good selection of antiquities and fossils.  Among the lots offered is the fine pair of late 18th C. Spanish miquelet pistols pictured. A fine pair of silver-mounted Balkan pistols is also in the catalog as are a pair of silver-mounted Roman-style flintlock pistols.

 Among the edged weapons is a very interesting early Scottish broadsword having an unusual broad tapering blade with a pronounced medial ridge. Other swords include a German Garde Du Corps Pallasch, a German Damascus pipe-backed artillery offices sword, an American eagle head sword with blue and gilt blade, several fine Russian shaska’s, and Kindjals, some with silver niello decoration.
Other desirable lots include a Moro mail and plate armour, several part and full European armours, polearms, including an Italian linstock and an articulated locking fist gauntlet in the 17th C style. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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Antikvity Praha’s sale of December 2nd  includes a fine selection of Arms and Antiques, in addition to a superb replica of an Auburn boat tail speedster. Among the fine guns offered are a highly unusual and spectacular nine-barrelled flintlock pepperbox by John Twigg,  a luxury cased double-barreled sporting gun by Bauerfield in Heidelberg extensively chiseled and engraved,  an early Saxon wheellock rifle and a rare Swedish 17th C snaphaunce hunting rifle. Among the cased pistols in the catalog are a Mass. Arms Maynard primed revolver, a pair of percussion pistols by Day London and a Gasser 1870 revolver retailed by Westley Richard London.

Swords in the sale include a very attractive chiseled iron German officer’s degen C 1640, a 19th C. Austro-Hungarian magnates sabre, a German sword of justice, an 18th C Austrian Hussars sabre, and a scare Danish-Norwegian Napoleonic saber. Other lots include an 18th C. silver mounted hunting horn, a 16th C Iron war hammer, and an early Iron cuirass, Dresden, C. 1600.
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Probus Auction, Stockholm, are holding a sale of Arms, Armour, Militaria & Decorations on Nov 20thth.  Among the fine edged weapons offered is the superb jeweled Mughal shamshir, probably Kutch. Among the other eastern and ethnographic edged weapons offered are a fine 19th C Khanjar dagger with flamboyant gold inlaid blade, a fine Parang Nabur and an early hooded Katar. European swords in the catalog include a good selection of Scandinavian military swords, an especially selection of fine Napoleonic swords and a range of continental hunting an small swords.
Early guns offered include Greek, Maghrib and Caucasian examples as well as several fine pairs of European flintlock and percussion pistols. Colt revolvers, among them a cased example, will cross the block as well as a range of early sporting and military guns.
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One of the top lots In Auctions Imperial’s sake of November 25th is the very desirable Safavid era shamshir with the green-stained hilt. The sword is superbly chiseled with Nastaliq verse. The robust blade is wrought of superb, actively-grained Persian black wootz, and chiseled with a pair of polygonal cartouches.  Other fine swords in the sale include a rare Georgian Khmali, a Hungarian hussars officers sabre with 17th C blade and a very scarce Philippines constabulary sword C 1900.

The sale includes a Victorian full amour in the Maximillian style, a fine Indian mail amour and a fine 13th C. medieval sallet with analytic report by the Roya Armouries. As usual, Auction imperial’s sale contain a wide variety of objects in all price ranges from diverse historical and cultural contexts. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

Morphy Auctions Oct 25th. The Paul Friedrich Collection Of Firearms & Gold Rush related Antiques

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Morphy auctions will present an extraordinary selection of western gold rush era guns and related lots on October 25th .

Among the standout lots are the pictured factory engraved Colt Sheriff's Model Single Action Revolver shipped to Houston, Texas in 1892, an exceptionally rare Winchester "1 of 1000" 1876 lever action rifle, in outstanding condition, a factory engraved Colt .38 Super Match semi-automatic pistol, accompanied by its original factory box and a superlative Helfricht engraved Colt Single Action Army Revolver dated  1912, with remarkable craftsmanship and accompanied by its original factory box.
Also offered is a highly desirable Will & Finck "100 Pin" San Francisco knife, a true gem for collectors and enthusiasts, an historic cased and engraved Colt 1851 Navy Revolver, inscribed to Major James F. Curtis, and a rare factory engraved and silver-plated Colt Model 1878 Double Action Revolver with striking mother of pearl grips. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

SKINNER: Important American Military Arms from the Steve Andrews Collection, Oct 5th

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Bonhams Skinner sale of Oct 5th  features an impressive selection of rare and historic arms from the collection of  Steve Andrews. Highlights include a rare American Light Horse cavalry sabre, an unsigned Jeremiah Snow cavalry sabre as well as 1794 and 1798 Contract muskets. Several 1797 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Contract muskets including a regimentally marked piece will also be offered.

War of 1812-era arms are well represented with a selection of U.S. Model 1795, 1808, and other contract muskets, several with state militia associations. A group of arms from the second quarter of the 19th century and Civil War round out the sale with a selection of U.S. Model 1833 Dragoon sabres including a fine enlisted man's example for the National Lancers. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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Czerny's Auctioneers Szarna in Italy is presenting an Exceptional Collection of Historical Firearms and Artifacts, for auction on September 20th and 21st. Among the standout offerings is a pair of wheel-lock pistols (pictured) from Saxony dated1587.
The auction encompasses a diverse selection of early armor, including noteworthy pieces like an elegant man-at-arms half armour in Pisan style dating around 1580 from Milan. Also included is an important Italian full suit of armor from the third quarter of the 16th Century, as well as a cuirassier's complete composite armor from the 17th Century.

The catalog features a remarkable 18th Century Indian kandshar adorned with intricate stone decorations, exemplifying the opulence of the Moghul era. A beautiful Pesh Kabz with lapis lazuli grip scales will also cross the block. Notable lots with noble provenance include an exceptional pair of Lebeda pin-fire pistols once owned by William Duke of Brunswick.  A double-barreled Lamat centerfield revolver is also in the catalog as is a finely crafted Algerian toe-lock gun, dating back to 1801 and featuring intricate engravings on its earlier lock
Collectors of Japanese arms will find their interests piqued with a full Tosei Gosoku armor and a Yoroi armor available for bidding. An early and attractive Caylonese Kastane blade, dated 1759, is another highlight among the beautifully crafted edged weapons in the catalog.

The lineup also includes a rare double wheellock short carbine from around 1630 in Brescia, as well as a Greek silver-mounted Roka-style flintlock pistol from the late 18th Century. Interested bidders can find more details by clicking on the provided image link to the sale.

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