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Rock Island Auction’s premier sale is spread over three days and features a wide range of superb firearms lots and starts May 29th. Among the exceptional firearms offered is the pictured Winchester model 1873. Shipped in 1889 it is lavishly engraved, and gold plated. This newly discovered masterpiece carries and estimate of $225000-$375000. Other classic western highlights include a “One of One Thousand” Winchester 1873, and iron frame Henry lever action, a B Company Colt Walker and a squareback Colt Texas holster No 5 Paterson revolver.

Among the sporting guns offered are a trio of Coggan engraved Purdey 28 GA guns estimated at $250,000.00 to $400,000.00. Other sporting arms offered include a LePage-Moutier percussion shotgun presented to President Manuel Gonzales of Mexico in 1860, a  
Winchester Model 21 Bicentennial side by side presented to president Ford and a Barre engraved Purdey self-opening sidelock.

Also, up for auction, are many guns of military and historical interest among them a A US WW1 Marine contract Colt Model 1911 , a Class III Maremont M60 and an M3A1 Stuart light tank, one of several in the sale. These are just a few of the remarkable offerings in this auction. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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Probus Auction’s sale of April 22nd includes several good American arms including the first model Colt dragoon pictured. Among the other American guns offered are a Colt army percussion revolver M 1860, a Colt Navy M 1861, a cased Colt pocket, a Rogers and Spencer revolver, and two Remington new Model Army’s.

There are many fine early European flintlock and Wheelock pistols in the catalog including a Swedish M 1704 cavalry pistol, a pair of military wheellocks, a particularly fine pair of French flintlock pistols by Boullard C. 1700, a French pistol by La Couture C. 1690 With provenance and a good 19th C Turkish silver wrapped and gold inlaid flintlock pistol. There are also several wheellock hunting rifles, and English blunderbuss and percussion sporting and target guns.

A 17th C  Japanese Koto katana is one of the more desirable edged weapons offered and a fine silver mounted Russian shakshuka C 1890 is another notable lot. A large selection of Swedish military swords will cross the block as will polearms, crossbows, daggers and a wise selection of medals and decorations. Click on the image for a link to the sale.