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LITTLE JOHNS COLLECTOR & FINE FIREARMS, MARCH 3rd 4th

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A Colt Model 1877 Thunderer .41 caliber DA revolver with 5” barrel, factory engraved with panel scene, nickel finish, pearl grips, shipped to Shreve & Wolf San Francisco, Calif, July 5, 1886 is one of the nicer lots in Little Johns Upcoming sale of March 3rd and 4th.

Other lots in this two day sale include a rev war era Jaeger rifle with provenance, a superb Colt conversion of 1861 Navy to .38 caliber centerfire with Tiffany grips showing Civil War battle scenes, a matched pair of Boss 12ga vintage black powder cartridge shotguns, a fine high-art shotgun by LePage of Paris, a rare Springfield gas trap M1 Garand and a Gold Plated Merwin and Hulbert 44-40 retaliated by LePage. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

SOFE DESIGN AUCTION, ARMS AND ARMOUR, MARCH 1st

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Sofe Design Auctions are holding a Winter 2-day Arms and Armor Sale, that includes a variety of swords, pole-arms and daggers from the medieval to renaissance era, early helmets, and good Victorian suits of armor. Also featured are American, English and Scottish weapons from the American Revolution to Civil War era, a collection of Islamic Weapons,  including the fine Ottoman Kilij pictured, as well as a wide array of 19th century Military bronzes and oil Paintings.

Antique  gadget and sword canes are included are well as a rare Gambler's Ring-Gun Revolver Pistol. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

LANDSHUTER RUSTKAMMER, ANTIQUE ARMS AND MILITARIA, FEB 16th

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Landschuter Ruestkammer’s February sale includes a wide range of arms armour and historical artifacts from the archaeological era to the mid-20th century.  Among the many early European arms offered is the superb German longs sword C. 1550 pictured, that has a starting bid on 4900 Euro. Other early European swords Include Swedish, Italian, Hungarian, Austrian and Ottoman examples.  Polearms, Suits and elements of armour are also crossing the block including a full German armour C. 1620.

Among the firearms in the sale is a museum quality superb and beautifully inlaid Tschinke Wheellock rifle as well as a wide range of wheellocks pistols and a double wheellock sporting gun. Early matchlocks, flintlock sporting guns, dueling and military pistols are included also in the catalog.  Among the other lots offered are Indo-Persian arms, accoutrements, decorations and military orders as well as later WWII military field equipment and scarce reference works for the collector. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

HISTORIC MILITARIA & FIREARMS, MILESTONE AUCTIONS JAN 19th

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MIlestones auction of the 19th includes the converted Browning 1919 pictured. Among the collectible antique guns in the sale are a cased pair of Colt 1860 Army's, A Colt 3rd model dragoon revolver, a Springfield model 1855 pistol with stock, a cased S&W revolving rifle and a Spencer carbine.
 
There is a wide section of WWII militaria in the sale including a German motorized infantry standard, a named Luftwaffe pilots jacket, and a German K98 long rail sniper rifle. Other collectibles in the sale include a Mexican war painted bass drum and a civil war Lincoln signed commission.

Click on the image for a link to the sale.

ROCK ISLAND REGIONAL SALE, OVER 1000 LOTS, JAN 3rd

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For those interesting in antique guns who may not want to shoot their original flintlocks this cased pair of Washington and Lee commemorative flintlocks will make an excellent substitute. They are among 100 other lots being offered on Jan3rd by Rock Island Auction.
The range of arms offered covers collector, target and sporting interest. Among the handguns offered are a Colt 1911 made in 1918 marked “US Property”, a Coonan 376 automatic and a classic Colt Python. Rifles in the sale include a Smith enterprises M14 with Hart barrel, an early AR15 SP1 and an early production Ruger No1 single shot in 243 Win.  A Beretta s686 over and under will cross the block as will other fine sporting guns like the Benelli Black Eagle in 12 gauge and a Belgian Browning  superposed 20 gauge. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

CZERNYS: FINE ANTIQUE ARMS AND ARMOUR, DEC 8th

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Czerny’s Arms and armour sale of December 8th  includes a wide selection of attractive lots. There several full and ¾ amours offed as well is helmets such as the Italian example pictured. Top lots include a complete period Maximilian example, and early salet and a rare funery helm.  Among the pistols in the sale are a Wheelock puffer and a scarce Lorenzoni repeating flintlock.

Swords in the sale include several early knightly swords, a rapier from the Napoleon III collection, presentation European sabres and fine examples of Ottoman and Indo-Persian highly decorated Yatagans, Shamshirs, Patas and an important Tegha.

Among the other lots are Pesh-Kabz and Kandshar as well as a rare dagger flintlock, crossbows, maces, a rare jousting lance and fine powder flasks. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

ANTIVITY PRAHA, ANTIQUES, ARMS AND ARMOUR, DECEMBER 1st

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Antikvity Praha’s next online auction finishes Dcember 1st and includes a fine selection of rare and fine arms and armour as well as fine antiques. Among the lots carrying higher estimate are a fine double percussion rifle by Anton Kehlner of Prague and a superb double flintlock sporting shotgun by Vignat of St. Etienne. Other fine guns in the sale include a highly inlaid Saxon or Bohemian Wheelock, mid 17th cent and a pair of percussion over and under officer’s pistols by Caron, Paris C 1860.

Edged weapons in the sale include early rapiers and broadswords, among them a Munich Town Guard’s example, as well as several later Pallasch and a rare example of and Austrian 1769 heavy cavalry troopers sword which became the model for the British 1798 model. The sale also includes some militaria, Japanese arms and armour. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

HOLTS AUCTIONEERS LONDON, FINE SPORTING AND COLLECTOR GUNS DEC 13th

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Holts auctioneers in London will be having their winter sale on December 13th. Fine shotguns are well represented in the sale with a Churchill Zenith over and under carrying the highest estimate in the sale of 50,000 to 70,000 STG. Several pairs of Purdeys as well as a pair of Westley Richards will also be crossing the block as well as pairs by Henry Atkin and Holland and Holland

A fine percussion shotgun also by Westley Richards and made for Price Alfred when he was a young boy is being offered as are a vintage Rigby double rifle in .450 and a fine Winchester model 1873 deluxe model in 32-30. Click on the image for a link to Holts Site

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