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ROCK ISLAND'S PREMIERE FIREARMS SALE: Dec 9th-11TH

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Rock island’s Premiere Firearms sale takes place over the days starting Dec 9th.  It is filled with spectacular offerings with many lots having important historical associations. On the first day Theodore Roosevelts’ Engraved Smith and Wesson No 3 is being offered.  It is accompanied by a factory letter confirming shipment to Colonel Roosevelt on May 12 1898.

Lots sold on day two include A smith and Wesson Scholfield with a Jesse James association, as well as a Colt Navy 1851 prototype serial No 1. Among the lots on the third day are a Winchester Model 1895 presented by Wild West Showman Buffalo Bill to Fred Kavanaugh and  a Smith and Wesson Wells Fargo Scholfiled revolver Serial No 1.

There are 2088 lots in total to be sold over the three days in a wide range estimate. The sale includes European and American Military and civilian arms as well as many rare, fine and 

SWISS AUCTION CENTER: ARMS & ANTIQUES: Dec 17th

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The Swiss Auction Center winter antique arms sale is being held on December 17th . The sale includes modern and antique firearms, edged weapons, and many scarce and unique antique objects from the American West, Scotland, Europe, and India, all with reasonable starting prices.

Among the Highlights are an extremely rare and desirable high condition  Colt 1860 Army revolver with London address & no British proof marks (starting at: Fr. 15,000.00), a rare gold Sheriff’s presentation badge from 1911 belonging to renowned Colorado lawman John Muehlhausen (starting at Fr. 4,500.00), a Rare Buffalo Bill Cody Commemorative Bowie Knife from Wostenholm IXL Cutlery Co. Sheffield England, marked 1895, with 0riginal presentation box(starting at Fr. 800.00), an important collection of other genuine antique western badges, all with maker’s stamps verso, and much more.

Also offered in this auction are watches, jewelry, precious gems, paintings, sculptures, and a large selection of books. To see our richly illustrated online catalog in follow the link to the website and click on the red Live Auctioneers button.

SCOLLARD AND SONS, ANTIQUE ARMS, ARMOUR & ANTIQUES: DEC 4th

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Scollard & Sons Auction are having a second sale of arms, armour and antiques on Dec 4th.  The sale includes the Italian mid-18th C silver mounted pistols with chiseled steel barrels pictured in addition to several lots of antique armour, edged weapons and a good brass barreled signal canon on brass mounted carriage. Included in the armour lots are attractive reproductions of a 16th close helms and a bellows type salet. Among the edged weapons are an Italian cinquadea dagger in the 16th C style, a US 1862 dated naval cutlass and scabbard and a a Victorian swept hilt rapier with chiseled steel hilt.

Other lots include an Austrian dragoon helmet, An unusual armored and enameled codpiece, a good pair of Indian Dastana arm guards and a selection of polearms. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

ANTIKVITY PRAHA, ANTIQUE ARMS AND APPLIED ARTS: Dec 3rd

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Antikvity Praha’s sale of Dec 3rd includes many fine edged weapons and early guns. Carrying the highest estimate (10,000-15,000 euro) is a museum quality Ottoman sabre inscribed with the owner’s name, Al-Hajj Ibrahim. The types of swords were made as presentations arms and diplomatic gifts. Also offered is a Russian presentation sabre in niello silver mounts hallmarked for 1897.  A third impressive sword in the sale is an Austrian pallasch C 1763 for a Chevauleger officer. The sale includes a range of other edged weapons, a silver mounted yataghan among them, as well as several hunting swords.

A desirable American gun to be sold is the rare first model Porter percussion turret rifle made in New York. A Winchester model 1876 in . 45-60 is also offered. Other American guns include a Merwin and Hulbert .44 revolver and a Springfield armory 1873 trapdoor saddle ring carbine.  Early European guns in the catalog include a flintlock pistol by joseph Hammerl in Vienna C. 1730 and a cased pare of double barreled pistols by Antione Dumarest C1820. European revolvers include scarce models by Picault-Cordier, Perrin and Le Page Moutier. Several cased pairs of pistols are included in the catalog as well as a takedown rifle with a  “poachers pistol”

Other lots in the sale include a rare vampire killing kit, an early burgonet, a yari spear, a book with secreted 10mm pistol and two attractive painted shooting targets. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

PROBUS AUKTION STOCKHOLM: FINE ANTIQUE ARMS & MILITARIA: Nov 14th

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Probus Auction, based in Stockholm, are holding a sale of arms armour and militaria on Nov 14th.  The sale includes a wide range of lot reflecting diverse historical and cultural contexts. Among the early Swedish swords offered is the fine chiseled example with a characteristically Scandinavian hilt pictured. Other edged weapons include a fine Papenheim hilted rapier, and important Swedish cavalry generals sword C. 1710 carried by Alexander Magnus Hummerhielm, Russian Shaskas, several Kindjals, a fine Tulwar, Piha-Ketta, parangs and Japanese swords.

Among the guns in the sale is a selection on US percussion revolvers and a Volcanic pistol. Alos offered is a rare Cochran Turret revolver. Early  European guns include a wheellock dated 1598, several early and fine pairs of flintlock pistols a chiseled Austrian brace among them. The highest estimate (75,000 SEK) is carried by a pair of well published Swedish pistols by Utterberg, C 1730. The sale also includes a good Saxon cartidge box C. 1580, a  rare French 17th C powder flaks as well as orders decorations and uniforms. Click on the image for a link to the catalog.

CHRIS WYNN EARLY PURDEY COLLECTION: Bonhams, Nov 9th

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Bonham’s November 9th sale of Purdey arms is a reminder that while the Purdey name is synonymous with the finest sporting shotguns, they also made a wide range of other fine arms during the course of the last two centuries. 

 

Carrying the highest estimate (10,000-15,000 stg) is a cased pair of percussion dueling pistols made in 1826. Other pistols offered include a cased pair of rifled target pistols made in 1827 and a fine cased double barreled traveling pistol made in 1825. A wide range of single and double barreled percussion sporting rifles are included in the sale as well as rarer pinfire examples. Also among the rifles is a Chillingham Officers percussion rifled musket, an unusual Purdey military gun.

 

The sale also includes double and single barreled percussion sporting guns as well as pepperbox pistols and percussion revolvers. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

 

SCOLLARD & SON: ARMS ARMOUR & ANTIQUES:, Oct 23rd

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Scollard & Sons Auction, a newer California auction house, will be having a small sale of arms armour and antiques on Oct 23rd.  The sale includes many lots of antique armour including a composite suit of 17th C European armour, a suit of armour in the high gothic style and several miniature armours as well as and Edo period Japanese mail and a mempo face mask. Pictured is an attractive copy of the helmet made for James II by Richard Holden.
 
Edged weapons in the sale include a Spanish or Italian ring Hilted rapier, a good Spanish cup hilt rapier with makers name, a good Swedish officers sword and a pair of Spanish artillery swords.

Among the guns area pair of cannon barrel flintlock pistols, probably French,  Spanish “Patilla” style flintlock and percussion pistols and a finely chiseled European flintlock pistol as well as an east India Co. percussion pistol. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

SPORTING & COLLECTOR FIREARMS: ROCK ISLAND AUCTION Oct 4-7th

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Rock island’s October Sporting & Collector sale over four days is highlighted by a civil war era Henry rifle. Among other classic collector lots offered are a New Haven “Volcanic” lever action, a Colt Whitneyville Hartford Dragoon revolver, a New York engraved Winchester Model 1866 and a Nimschske style engraved Winchester model 66. Early European guns include huge 20 shot remote/trap revolver, a cased pair of Durs Egg Flintlock offices pistols, a Kuchenreiter wheellock sporting rifle and a rare snaplock Baltic sporting rifle.

Among the 19/20th C.  collectible military and sporting guns over the four days are a 3-digit serial Borchardt pistol, a Wise Lite PKM, an Ithaca Auto Burglar, a Turnbull finished High-Power and a Kolouch engraved Browning superposed Shotgun. The fourdays ale includes almost 4600 lots! Click on the image for a link to the sale.

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