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Antikvity Praha’s sale of June 4th  includes many fine edged weapons and early guns. Among the swords are a 17th C Italian schiavona, a Russian imperial presentation sword in niello silver mounts with hallmarks for 1897, an 18th C Austrian cavalry broadsword engraved "Vivat Carolus VI", a silver-mounted Hungarian sabre for a magnate, several fine Ottoman Yataghans, an Austrian broadsword M 1824 by Fischer, a French hussar´s saber M 1777 and a 17th C Spanish cup-hilt rapier.

Guns in the sale include a flintlock pistol by Joseph Hamerl, Vienna C 1730, a left handed wheellock Rifle, a combination sporting  gun by Johann Adam Kuchenreuter, the younger (1794 - 1869), court gunsmith to the princes of Thurn and Taxis and gunsmith to the royal Bavarian court after 1840, a
cased pair percussion pistols by Pirmet a Paris C 1840, a flintlock rifle by Jean Rodzinsky Warsaw C 1800, a Munich percussion target rifle by Johann Rieger, a Bohemian target rifle Inlaid in gold with "K. Schwab in Pilsen” and a pair of  French  flintlock pistols by Jean Griottier C 1750.  Click on the image for a link to the sale to see these and other lots



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Swiss Auctions Center’s sale of May  21st  includes this very unusual Indo-Persian Pesh-kabz dagger with hollow handle containing a range of surgical instruments. The sale includes a range of antique and modern collector arms. Other edged weapons include an 14th C European broadsword, probably Italian, a good English Horse Guards 18th C basket hilt sword with lion pommel, one of several English and Scottish swords,  and a rare south German medieval dagger C 1400.

Among the other lots  in the sale are a pair of Scottish steel pistols by Innes of a rare early Iberian dagger C 2nd C BC, A WWII Thompson, a Sig P210, and a landsknecht Maximilian type dagger from the first half of the 15th C. Click on the image for a link to the sale

Rock Island Premiere Auction: May 13th-15th

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The highlight of Rock Island’s premiere sale of May 13th   is a cased pair of Remington new Model Army Revolvers owned by Ulysses S Grant. These fabulous documented historic revolvers are engraved by L.D. Nimschke, have eagle carved grips and carry and estimate of one to three million dollars.  Among other rare guns in the sale are a Winchester ”One of One Hundred” model 1873, a Custer battle field pickup Ainsworth inspected Colt Single Action Army, a Texas ranger Colt Walker and an engraved Colt 1851 Navy attributed to Wild Bill Hickock.

Among the sporting guns in the sale are Ken Hunt engraved Purdey 28 ga sidelock, A brown Brothers Engraved P.V. Nelson over and under, engraved 20AG Fox and Galazan shotguns and a very fine engraved Parker Brothers 16GA A-1 special shotgun.

Other lots of interest include a civil war 1862 dated Copper Co Napoleon 12 pounder model 1857 light field cannon with carriage, A superposed Saxon wheellock pistol, a 1590 dated sporting gun and a historic grouping of medals and documents belonging to the “First Man In” on D-Day, Capt, Frank Lillyman, commander of the 101st Airborne’s pathfinders. Click on the image for a link to the full catalog.


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Probus Auction’s sale of April 20th   in Stockholm includes a good section of American revolvers as well as a fine selection of European arms and decorations from all periods. Among the American guns offered are US and Belgian Colt Navy’s, Colt Army’s, a Rogers and Spence revolver, several 1849 Colt Pockets, Whitney, Cooper and Manhattan revolvers as well as an 1861 Remington navy.

Fine early Swedish and European Arms offered include a superb Saxon puffer dated 1604 a detial of wjhich is pictured, a fine pair of Austrian flintlock carbines by Balthasar Zelner C 1720, rare examples of Swedish military swords, M1701, M1680,M1685 and M 1653, a cased pair of LePage percussion pistols, fine pairs of 18th C Liege, French, German and Italian pistols in addition to early European rapiers and amour.

Lots of Eastern interest include a fabulous 19th C kilij with damascened blade and silver mounts, a fine Turkish Miquelet rifle, an Ottoman shamshir with damascened blade and a fine 17/18th C shamshir wootz or damascus blade signed and inlaid.  Other lots offered include a Saxon cartridge box C 1580, a good shaska sword and an example of the rare Swedish Knightly order of order of Seraphim. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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Bosley’s sale of April 20th   includes a good section of British martial guns as well as fine military swords and choice sporting and target cased arms.  The top lot in the sale is a rare 1815 Baker rifle converted for a socket bayonet.  Of related interest is the Baker 1813/27 rifles cavalry carbine that will also cross the block as will the rather awesome 1860 Jacobs double rifle by Swinburne. Among the edged weapons offered is a very rare WWII Lord Lovatt No 4 Commando dagger, one of only 6 known. Early swords in the sale include an 1847 presentation sword from the King of Hanover to the Duke of Beaufort.

Other lots in the sale include a Purdy cased pepperbox, a cased Adams war department marked revolver, a fine Napoleonic yeomanry officers’ sword by Deane of London, a 1788 pattern officers’ sword and a cased Lancaster percussion sporting rifle. Click on the image for a link to the sale.



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Sofe Designs Auction sale of March 26th includes four very fine wheellock rifles. The chiseled and inlaid German or Austrian example pictured is dated 1685. Other fine guns in the sale include a flintlock Kentucky Rifle by Adam Nosh, a gamblers five shot ring gun, a Caucasian miquelet rifle and a European style cased Colt .31 pocket revolver.

Among the swords in the sale is a fine Russian imperial naval dirk, a fine keris with silver and gold decoration, a rare Indonesian Belida sword and a 16th C Italian falchion. Among the other lots offered are Chinese imperial armours and a good Victorian suit of armour.

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Among the lots in Centurion Auctions sale of the 10th are a pair of French model 1733 flintlock pistols by Blachon. Other early guns offered include a pair of Evan Philadelphia dueling pistols, a beautiful Spanish miquelet flintlock fowler by Antonio Guisasola and a pair of English dueling pistols by Manton.

WW2 collectible arms offered include a 1944 Inland Division M1A1 .30 cal paratrooper carbine, a Browning M 1919 cutaway model, and inert MG 34 and a German Berlin-Lubecker K43 semi-auto rifle. Other lots of interest are a Winchester model 101 shotgun with three sets of barrels and a range of civil war arms, among them a US navy flare pistols, a 5th model Burnside carbine an 1853 Tower Pattern Confederate musket. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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Czernys sale of February 25th includes thisr are and unusual wheelock German hand Mortar C. 1620-1640 with Nuremberg stamp. The top lot in the sale is a pair of flintlock pistols with gilded bronze barrels by Daniel Thiermay C 1730 Paris having have a provenance to the Dukes of Wurttemberg. For those interested in early arms, several  German and European three quarter armors are offered as well as a full 16th C. cavalry armor. Early swords include a 12th C German sword and a European 13th C. sword with Brazil nut pommel.

Lots of Eastern interest include a fine and rare tulwar with wootz blade from the property of Emperor Jahangir (1569-1627), a good 18th C. Ottoman Kilij, a fine Spanish-Moresque style sword, several fine kandshar daggers, and a 19th C. Indian katar double pistol. British and American arms  include a cased pair of Scottish pistols by Campbell and a prototype Winchester Spanish model 1873 rifle. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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Sotheby’s Americana sale of the 22nd includes American long rifles from the William K di Pont collection. Pictured is an exceptional Lehigh Valley rifle C 1810 attributed to John Rupp or Jacob Kuntz that carries an estimate of 40,000-60,000 USD. Other guns in the sale include an example by Martin Fry of York PA C 1790, another attributed to peter and David Moll and a fine early example C 1780 by John Philip beck of Lancaster county PA.

Also offered are a pair of percussion pistols by Kuntz Philadelphia and two fine tomahawks, one belonging to John Fraser, Lancaster county dated 1758. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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Antikvity Praha’s sale of arms and antiques includes a choice selection of early guns, swords and armour. Pictured is a fine early flintlock Viennese pistol by Joseph Hamerl C. 1730, gunmaker to the Bavarian and Lorraine courts. Other guns offered include a beautiful percussion combination shotgun rifle by Kuchenreuter, a 17th C. German wheellock rifle with trigger safety, a cased pair of French percussion pistols by Pirmet, a mid 19th C. Bohemian target rifle by Schab and an extensively chiseled and silver inlaid 18th C. Italian fowler.

Among the edged weapons are several smallswords including an Iron hilted example inlaid with silver, several Hungarian magnate sabres, A Swiss or German 17th C. officers dog head sabre, a Styrian broadsword C 1600 and a M1799 dragoon pallasch.  Also offered are several early war hammers. a very rare and unusual Henry Ball patent concealed anti-garrotter gun and an attractive etched cabasset in the 16th C Style. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

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