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LANDSHUTER R√úSTKAMMER: ANTIQUE ARMS, ORDERS & MILITARIA: 20th Anniversary Sale: June 21st, 22nd

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Landshuter Rüstkammer will be offering a wide variety of fine antique arms and armor, orders and decorations on June 21st  & 22nd . Pictured is a fine and attractive French cuirassier helmet with pierced visor C. 1620 that has a starting bid of 7000 euros. It is one of several early helmets in the sale. Among the early European swords and daggers offered are a selection of processional swords C. 1580 some with flamberge blades, a collection of Solingen made swords, a North Italian double eared dagger C 1520, a rare German “Kredenzmesser” C. 1520, an Early 16th C. South German Messer sword, and a good selection of Polish Karabelas, Italian Schiavonas and a good group of war-hammers.
Among the antique guns and pistols offered is a fine thing rifle by Jean LePage of Paris, A German wheellock dated 1679, one of several wheellock long guns, a superb “puffer” pistol dated 1576, a duckfoot pistol by Blyth London and an air rifle C. 1800 by Mladick of Vienna. The sale includes a range of arms from around the world as well as orders and decorations. Clock on the image for a link to the sale. 


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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.


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Scollard auctions are holding a sale on the 26th that includes many fine and rare lots of arms and amour as well as a range of rare antiquities. Pictured is an Italian double wheellock carbine one the guns in the sale.  Other fine guns in the sale include a pair of Spanish miquelet pistols, an Italian cased miquelet pair by Greco dated 1813, a cased Pritish percussion pistol carbine by Fenton London and a cased London pocket Colt 1849 revolver.
A 15th C style “houndskull” type full amour is also in the sale as is a Japanese Edo period suit. Other good lots include an Georgian Khmali sword, an English mortuary sword, a continental rapier C 1640, a chiseled Italian linstock, and Austrian model 1848 civil service sword, and a stone inlid kindjal. Among the African and Indo-Persian offering are a rare south Indian lance curved head, a very early south Indian cobra tipped sword, a brass inlaid tegha, an Ethiopian emperors guard shotel, a fine silver copper and iron Tuareg lance and a sliver hilted kaskara. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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Pictured is a superb German infantry officers full armour C. 1585 on of the leading lots in Czerny’s two day sale starting March 21st. Lots on day one include many fine Japanese, among them a fine katana with Shinogi-zukuri blade, beautiful wakizashi in coeval koshirae and a complete Yukinoshita-style samurai armor, Anong the Persian and an Indian arms offered is an important tulwar from the property of the emperor Jahangir, a superb Moghul Kandshar dagger with rubies and sapphires, and a Pesh Kabz with striking lapis lazuli grip scales. Day one also includes important European militaria such as the Russian Garde du Corps parade helmet.

The Second day includes the pictured armour, one of several that will cross the block, early medieval swords and fine 17thC rapiers, broadswords and a superb estoc. A fine pair of flintlock pistols by Daneil Thiermay leads the antique gun lots which also include highly chiseled Italian snaphaunce examples as well as wheellocks, fine sporting guns and a rare Winchester Spanish model 1873. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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Early firearms and weapons from the collection of Jean Luis Noisiez are being sold on March 3rd by Osenat auction House in France. This is superb offering that includes many early wheellocks, cased French dueling pistols and combination weapons. One of the outstanding lots is an S&W No3 Russian revolver, gilt engraved with Indian motifs. A selection of percussion and Pinfire LeMat weapons, including pistols and carbines will also cross the block as will a rare Webley Fosbery semi-automatic revolver.  
Among the earliest guns in  the sale are a German iron wheellock grenade launcher C. 1570 and rare Bourbon crested French 16th C Hagbut. Two superb pairs of cased flintlock officers pistols by Boutet, among the most sought after of all French gunmakers, will be offered. A Nock volley gun, a days Patent Truncheon and a Harmonic pistol are among the many other choice lots in the sale.  Click on the image for a link to the catalogue.


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Reata Pass auction are holding a three-day sale starting Feb3rd. One of the star lots included is an 1892 Winchester in 44-40 owned by John Wayne, one of two guns offered with a John Wayne association. Other superb western guns in the sale include a Winchester model 1886 deluxe in 40-82, a similar deluxe model in 45-90, a Colt 1973 SAA “Cavalry”, a Marlin Model 1889 Deluxe in 38-40 and a Colt model 1878 in 44-40.

Among the sporting guns offered in the sale are a Perazzi MX8 Deluxe in 20 ga, a Wells and Wells Mauser in .416 Rigby, a Wincheter Model 21 12GA Skeet, a browning superposed lighting in 20GA, a Kreighoff Model 32 Trap with multiple barrels and a custom Martini Cadet in 219 zipper.

The sale also includes a great selection of early bowie knives, WW2 uniforms and related military lots, a good Edo period Japanese amour as well as scopes, saddles and western jewelry. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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Schuler’s Auction House in Switzerland are holding  a sale December 13th with a wide selection of early weapons and militaria in addition to antiques.  Pictured is a fabulous Bavarian arquebus with the Kurpfalz coat of arms C. 1720 one of the top lots in the sale. Other guns in the sale include a fine French flintlock fowler, likely made for the Ottoman market and a fine and scarce flintlock jailer’s key pistol.

Among the swords offered is a dramatic north Italian two-hand broadsword C. 1480, an Italian crabclaw broadsword with scabbard C.1500, a 15th C baselard and a range of Swiss and European sabers.  Other edged weapons include a superb copy of a ceremonial saber by Hans Peter Oeri (1637 -92) and several fine shamshirs, one with silver enameled hilt and scabbard.

Other fine lots in the sale include a fine cinquedea dagger, a fine Italian powderflask C. 1580, a 13/14th C. central European helmet and a range of polearms, elements of armour as well as Japanese and Indo-Persian lots. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

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