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ROCK ISLAND PREMIERE FIREARMS 3 DAY SALE: DEC 3rd 4th &5th


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Rock island premier sale in December cover three days and includes world class collector firearms, sword and related militaria. Pictured is an historic garniture of five guns and sword presented to Napoleon Bonaparte in 1797. From the Versailles manufactory this highly embellished and gold inlaid set was first put on display in London in 1816 following the defeat at Waterloo. Other museum quality arms in the sale include a Colt no 5 Squareback model Texas Paterson revolver  and a Marlin model 1881 rifle, serial No 1.  Besides the many museum quality arms in the sale more modestly estimated guns include a French mod 1717 infantry musket, one of several guns from the Moller collection a Rare Russian contract model 1911.

Over 2200 lots will cross the block in the three day sale and the catalog includes guns and related militaria guaranteed to suit a wide range of collector interests in all price ranges.
 



SOFE DESIGN, ANTIQUE ARMS & ARMOUR: NOV 13th


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Sofe Design Auction sale of the 13th includes a sword bearing the name of Tipu Sultan, the Sultan of Mysore killed but eh British at the siege of Seringapatam in 1799. There are many other fine Indian, Persian and Ottoman swords int he sale including a superb Persian shamshir with gilt niello scabbard with an the Ottoman Pala style blade and a Qajar Kanjhar dagger with enamel and gold mounts dated 1815.

Among the guns in the sale are several Ottoman toufek rifles, an Ottoman Greek pistol with brass stock, a fine 18th C Turkish blunderbuss, a Spanish percussion rifle with Catalan style stock and a heavily mislaid German wheellock hunting rifle. The sale also includes a huge English bowie from the American market by Jackson Sheffield, an unusual medieval scolds’ bridle and a rare 19th C me Mexican military General’s Sombrero. Click on the image for a link to the sale



PROBUS AUKTION: ANTIQUE ARMS, ARMOUR, DECORATIONS AND MEDALS. NOV 15th


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Probus Auktioneers are holding their Fall sale on Nov 15th. The sale includes a wide selection of European guns and swords as well as a variety of worldwide arms from a range of historical periods.  Among the edged weapons in the sale is the spectacular Napoleon III presentation sword pictured.  Other swords in the sale include early medieval examples as well as 17th C. rapiers and officers’ swords.  Many 18th and 19th Swedish and European military swords will cross the block, as will an important Russian naval Example.

Guns in the sale include several early 18th C.  Swedish flintlock pistols, matched pairs among them, in addition to wheellock rifles and pistols.  Longarms offered include both rare military and highly decorative civilian examples. Several desirable American lots are offered, a first model Colt Dragoon revolver, a London Colt Pocket revolver and a Volcanic pistol being just three examples. The sale also includes Islamic and Indo-Persian arms as well as a range of orders and decorations. Click on the image for a link to the catalog.