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A Winchester model 1855 carbine is one of the leading lots in Kramer’s sale of October 23rd. The sale includes superb sporting guns and well as antique and collectible military and civilian firearms. Other Winchester include a special order model 1873 and an 1876 40-60 rifle.
Among the sporting lots in the sale are a Fox model JE single barrel trap, a Belgian browning light 20 A5 and a Rizzini BR320 trap gun. Collectible handguns offered include a, one of 500, High Standard 45 Colt revolver, A pre-27 engraved S&W 357 and a Colt Whitetailer 357. Click on the image for a link to the sale


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Landshuter Rüstkammer are holding a two day sale on September 25th and 26th. The auction includes 1500 lots of European and eastern antique arms and armour, orders & medals, German and international militaria 1750 - 1945.

The auction starts with suits of armour and rare helmets. Among the antique guns are wheellock and flintlock pistols and rifles. Fine powder flasks are offered also. Collectors of swords, and other edged weapons will find many desirable lots, among them a fine collection of Persian daggers, as well as some Russian weapons. Day two includes and imperial Austro-Hungarian collection from an aristocratic property. The collection offers uniforms and headgear, swords and daggers, orders and medals, and military equipment.


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The highlight of Rock Island’s fall premiere auction is s rare and important Colt Walker. The gun, E Company 22 is the only known engraved Walker. A second engraved Colt offered in the sale, a Single Action Army, was taken from the body of Bob Dalton after the Coffeyville raid and is accompanied by extensive documentation.

Other fabulous firearms in this sale include a trio of Manrico Torcoli engraved Fabbri over and unders, a cased pair of high art exhibition pistols by Brun of Paris  and a pair of chiseled and damascened all metal percussion pistols by Eusobio Zuloaga in Madrid.

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Sofe Design’s Sale of August 29th includes a superb array of attractive and collectible arms and armour.  Antique edged weapons from all over the world are well represented in the catalog.  Among the fine Japanese swords offered is an exhibition sword by Fijiwara Fuyuhito.
Pictured is a very attractive 18th C Saxon Nobleman’s rapier offered. Other swords in the sale include Ottoman shamshirs, a fine Dagestani shamshir with niello as well as numerous European and Indo-Persian examples from the last three centuries
The sale also includes firearms such as the spectacular pair of Spanish flintlock pistols, a coral inlaid Algerian piston and a pair of ottoman pistols with holster from the Rudolph Valentino collection. Also offered is a wide selection of fine daggers, armour and other accoutrements. Click on the image for a link to the sale


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An F&I war powder horn dated 1758 is one of the leading lots in Pook and Pook’s upcoming sale. The horn, inscribed by Samuel McNeill in may 1758 at fort Edward,  has extensive provenance including the Bill Guthman collection. It is one of several in the sale. Also offered is a letter signed by George Washington, an engraved cattle brand cased colt SAA, a Lehigh county flintlock pistol and a Garde du Corps du Roil French model 1816 flintlock pistol.

Other lots in the sale range from modern sporting guns to WWII sniper rifles as well as a range of early Historic signatures and documents. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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Auctions Imperial sale of June 27th includes a wise range of fine antique arms. Their sales typically include a good selection of Indo-Persian, Mughal and Ottoman arms in addition to early European arms and armour. Good examples of ethnographic weaponry are also included in the sale. Pictured is a fine mid 18th C. jade handled shamshir, one of the top lots in the sale. Other fine edged weapons in the sale include Greek and Polish examples.

Among the armour in the sale is a fine suit of German black and white armour. A scarce Moro armour is also offered as well as a fine Mughal mail coat and an Indian char aina armour.  There are many other collectible arms and armour lots at a wide range of estimates in the sale. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

Arms, Armour & Antiques, Antikvity Praha: June 13th

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Antikvity Praha are holding their regular Arms and Antiques sale on June 13th. Among the armour lots offered in the sale are a full German etched armour for the field and a spectacular parade shield, hammered chiseled and embossed with battle scenes.

Among the rarer swords in the sale is a broadsword for the lifeguards regiment of King Christian VII of Denmark. Other swords include a good Venetian schiavona, several Hungarian sabres, a highly decorative presentation sabre and a French Hussars sabre M 1777. Guns in the sale include a percussion shotgun/rifle by Kuchenreuter, a Colt revolving carbine and a beautifully embellished queen Ann pistol by Massin. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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A rare and iconic swept hilt fighting sword by Wolfgang Stadler for the town guard of Munich C. 1600 is one of the many fine lost in Herman Historica’s Spring sale. Other rare swords include fine Viking examples, a European sword with Japanese shakodu hilt, several deluxe rapiers and a superb north Indian khanda.

Among Antique firearms included in the seven catalog sale are fine ottoman tufek, a khanjar over and under flintlock pistol and several fine Japanese matchlock guns. Among the European guns offered from the Duval collection sale are a superb wheellock for two superimposed loads, several pairs of puffers and a rare air pistol by Bates of London C 1770. Among the guns in other sections of the sale are a pair of Bohemian wheellocks C. 1640 and a cased pair of saw handled flintlock with detachable stock by Mortimer. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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A superb pair of flintlock pistols by Boutet, Paris are one of the headline lots in Rock Islands Premier sale of May 24th. The pistols were presented by the merchants of the Ile de France to French naval officer Cesar-Joseph Bourayne due to his success in defeating the British H.M.S. Laurel which was blockading the island.

Other Spectacular lots in the sale include a set of four Holland and Holland double rifles engraved by Alan Brown, 1 of only 3 S&W lever action repeating rifles known to exist, an Historic Texas “national Treasure” A company No. 50 Colt walker and a Colt Model 1874 Gatling gun. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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Sofe Design auction are holding an antique art and weaponry auction on May 30th. Included are many highly decorative and desirable  weapons such as the gold and silver mounted Kastane from Sri Lanka. The catalog includes and strong representation of Caucasian, Indo Persian and eastern arms.

Among the other lots are several fine Russian shashka swords, niello silver Caucasian pistols, an enamel hilted shamshir with wootz blade and an early Mughal five barrel hand cannon. The sale also includes a range of European arms. Click in the image for a link to the sale.

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