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CZERNY'S FINE ARMS AND ARMOUR: SEPT 14th


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Czernys sale of September 14th includes a wide variety of the rarest and finest arms and amour from a wide range of period and cultural contexts. One of the more exotic lots in the fine Chinese mathclock gun pictured. It is mounted with an Indian gold decorated Mughal type barrel. Other rare lots include a fine half-armour in the Pisan manner circa 1580, several pairs of Wheelock pistols, a rare Russian hunting dagger by Egor Samsonov at Tula and a highly decorated silver niello Caucasian pistol.

The sale includes over 1000 lots and among the more moderately estimated lots are good hunting hangers, Japanese tsubas, a wide variety of collectors reference books, daggers, axes and a wide range of later military arms. Clock on the image for a link to the sale.



VICKERS AND HOAD, EDGED AND TRIBAL WEAPONS AUG 11th


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Vickers and Hoad are holding a sale of edged and tribal weapons on the Aug 11th. The sale includes many Indo-Persian blades as well as Mughal, Ceylonese, Burmese, Indonesian, African and Polynesian weapons.
 
Top lost in the sale include an unusual silver mounted Cossack Kendal with snake decoration, a good Indian chillanum dagger, a Coorg knife and scabbard and a scarce sosun pattah Indian sword. Click on the image for a link to the sale.



CAROL WATSON's FINE ARMS SALE: JULY 29th


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Carol Watson’s sale of fine arms on July 29th includes this fabulous Munich Schutzen rifle by Carl Steigele.  Other fine and rare rifles in the sale include A Nimschke style engraved Winchester model 1866, and a scarce RIA model 1903. Antique handguns in the sale include A British proofed Colt Model 1873 single action army, A Colt 2nd Model 1848 Dragoon and a Confederate Griswold and Gunnison revolver.

Among the desirable shotguns in the sale are a Parker AHE grade Hammerless as well as a reproduction two barrel Parker DHE grade set by Winchester. Click on the image for a link to the sale



BOSLEY'S MILITARY ANTIQUES SALE: JULY 3rd


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Bosely’s sale of military antiques on July3rd includes this very attractive light cavalry officer’s mameluke sword of the prince of Wales regiment by Tatham. Other fine and scarce swords in this sale of military antiques include, another ivory spadroon hilted example of a fighting also sword by Tatham, an 11th hussars Victorian mameluke sword, very rare examples of Waterloo period heavy cavalry swords, among them trooper s and an 1814 offers model as well as a royal horse guards sword by Prosser.

The sale includes a wide range of medals and militaria. One of the rarer and highly unusual lots is a Mahdist Jibbah tunic picked up at the battle of Omdurman from the estate of General Sir Francis Wingate.

Click on the image for a link to the catalog.



ANTIQUE ARMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD: CZERNY'S JUNE 15th


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A matched pair of Russian Dueling pistols is a great rarity and Czernys are offering a cased pair made in Tule by Alexey Babyakin on June 15th. Other rare lots included in the sale that span the glove and many varied historical epochs include an Ottoman 16th C. horse armor, A rare Philippine Moro helmet in the conquistador style, an English Presentation Dragoon saber by Knubley dated 1799, a highly decorated Tibetan broadsword and a 15th C. Venetian broadsword.

The sale includes an extensive range of weapons, armour and militaria. Click on the image for a link to the catalog.



SOFE DESIGN, SUMMER ARMS AND ARMOUR SALE: JUNE 21st, 22nd


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Sofe Designs next auction features a several outstanding collections of American civil war swords, including confederate examples as well as bowie knives. Other edged weapons include Rev war and Napoleonic examples as well as a selection or early British and Scottish examples. Pictured is a fine Ottoman wootz dagger mounted with coral, on of several Islamic lots.

The sale also includes Russian weapons and Objets D’art, Chinese and Japanese weapons, and a wide section of arms from around the world . Click on the image for a link to the sale.



AMOSKEAG AUCTION, FINE COLLECTOR ARMS: JUNE 1st


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Amoskeag’s sale of June1st includes a wide variety of fine sporting and collector arms. Among the top lots are a Luger DWM 1902 carbine is superb condition, a fine Cased colt model 1861 revolver, a fine pair of Mediterranean flintlock pistols with Brunswick rifling, Confederate Fayetteville and Richmond army muskets and a cased Adams 1851 revolver retailed by Rigby Dublin, pictured.
 
Among the sporting arms offered are a Winchester model 21 skeet gun cased with two sets of barrels, a magazine sporting rifle by Joseph Lang in 375 H&H, a double hammer rifle by Cogswell & Harrison and a custom Winchester model 42 Pigeon grade skeet gun in .410. Click on the image for the full catalog.



ANTIVITY PRAHA, ANTIQUES, ARMS AND ARMOUR, MAY 18TH


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Antikvity Praha’s next auction in Prague includes a variety of select arms, armor and militaria lots. The sale includes antique and collectible firearms, edged weapons from the 16th to the 19th centuries, and elements of early European armour.  Carrying the highest estimate of 20,000 euro is a fine 16th C. German parade shield, embossed and chiseled, a detail of which is pictured.  Other armour lots in the sale include a Maximilian from close helmet, an officer’s lobstertail helmet and a brass mounted Napoleon III cuirass.

Among the guns in the sale are an inlaid wheelleock dual ignition sporting gun, a pair of LePage dueling or target pistols,  a North and Savage percussion revolving rifle and a custom engraved Colt single action revolver. The sale also includes swords, militaria and a model 12lb cannon and limber carriage. Click on the image for a link to the sale.



ROCK ISLAND'S PREMIERE SALE, MAY 3RD


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Described as “virtual superstar ..amongst an elite category of antique firearms “ is the pictured Colt Dragoon revolver engraved by G Young. It carries the highest estimate in Rock Island’s sale of May 3rd of 1.2 to 2 million dollars. Also known as the Milikin Colt, the gun was owned by Colonel John Minor Milikin of the 1st Ohio Volunteer cavalry and is a gem among desirable firearms. 

Other dramatic lots in the sale include an M47 Patton main battle tank, a Holland and Holland express double rifle, A Colt Model 1883 Navy Gatling gun, one of two offered, and a rare Colt AR15 prototype. There are 2084 lots in the sale in all price ranges and all areas of gun and military collecting interest.



SOTHEBY'S ISLAMIC ARMS, MAY 1ST


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An Ottoman coral and turquoise set kilij is one of the sumptuous lots offered in Sotheby’s Islamic arts sale on May 1st. Topping the arms and armour lots in this sale is an 18th C  Ivory and mother of pearl stocked miquelet rifle, one of a small group of guns thought to have been used by the Ottoman imperial  guard. It carries and estimate of 35000stg -45000stg.  An example is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection.

Other lots in the sale include Mughal jade hilted khanjar daggers, a silver mounted saif, a French or Russian turquoise set kilij and a superb jeweled Sri Lankan Kastana. Click on the image for a link to the sale.



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