Collectible Firearms & Militaria - Day 3

Collectible Firearms & Militaria - Day 3

Thursday, December 16, 2021  |  9:00 AM Eastern
Auction closed.
Collectible Firearms & Militaria - Day 3

Collectible Firearms & Militaria - Day 3

Thursday, December 16, 2021  |  9:00 AM Eastern
Auction closed.
Internet Premium: 26%
See Special Terms for additional fees
Cash Payment Discount: 3%
Share:

Description

Auction starts at 9am (EST). Items on display approximately 4 weeks prior to auction date. Please call to confirm. Our gallery is open Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Morphy Auctions


(877) 968-8880
Catalog Terms of sale
Search Catalog :
Sort By :
Go to Lot :
Go to Page :
Per Page :
Pg : 1 of 24

CHINESE HAND CANNON, THE EARLIEST FORM OF FIREARM.

Lot # 3001 (Sale Order: 1 of 582)      

This form of firearm is the first true firearm, essentially consisting of a cannon mounted on a wooden pole. They were fired via manual ignition, with no trigger mechanism, and had the added effect of spewing tumultuous amounts of smoke and noise. This example is cast bronze (metal is nonferrous), reinforced with eight raised rings; six of uniform length and spacing, one over the breech with the touch hole and significantly longer, and a raised muzzle. There is a lengthy Chinese inscription on the neck, just behind the touchhole ring, with a second less formal set of characters in front oft the touch hole, cut in a "chippier" pattern. One applied sticker on left side of touchhole, largely worn away, with remnants of Chinese characters, and another applied sticker on the pole. Plain pole which is affixed to body of cannon via side pins. CONDITION: Very good. Bronze is an even dark patina, with legends still largely crisp. Some handling marks and dings from age throughout that do not detract. Pole has numerous splits and holes from termite damage. One of the sidenails is missing, allowing pole to rotate slightly. Bore is excellent. A rare opportunity to acquire firearms of this type and in good condition. WEIGHT: 10 lbs 3 oz. PROVENANCE: The Collection of John K. Lattimer. EMW Barrel Length: 17" Caliber/Bore: 1" FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Chinese Model: Handcannon Serial Number: NSN
This form of firearm is the first true firearm, essentially consisting of a cannon mounted on a wooden pole. They were fired via manual ignition, with no trigger mechanis...morem, and had the added effect of spewing tumultuous amounts of smoke and noise. This example is cast bronze (metal is nonferrous), reinforced with eight raised rings; six of uniform length and spacing, one over the breech with the touch hole and significantly longer, and a raised muzzle. There is a lengthy Chinese inscription on the neck, just behind the touchhole ring, with a second less formal set of characters in front oft the touch hole, cut in a "chippier" pattern. One applied sticker on left side of touchhole, largely worn away, with remnants of Chinese characters, and another applied sticker on the pole. Plain pole which is affixed to body of cannon via side pins. CONDITION: Very good. Bronze is an even dark patina, with legends still largely crisp. Some handling marks and dings from age throughout that do not detract. Pole has numerous splits and holes from termite damage. One of the sidenails is missing, allowing pole to rotate slightly. Bore is excellent. A rare opportunity to acquire firearms of this type and in good condition. WEIGHT: 10 lbs 3 oz. PROVENANCE: The Collection of John K. Lattimer. EMW Barrel Length: 17" Caliber/Bore: 1" FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Chinese Model: Handcannon Serial Number: NSN

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 24,000.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

RARE UNMARKED NAVAL HAND CANNON OF THE TYPE USED OFF THE BARBARY COAST.

Lot # 3002 (Sale Order: 2 of 582)      

Type is of the kind used off the Barbary Coast during the Age of Sail. Measures approximately 9 - 5/8" from raised muzzle to cascabel. 2 stage body with octagonal breech decorated with simple dot decoration at rear and lined decoration for each section. Dropped ridge at girdle, with another lined border. Raised cannon muzzle. CONDITION: Metal is a smooth chocolate patina throughout with areas of oxidation. A light shines through touchhole well.
Type is of the kind used off the Barbary Coast during the Age of Sail. Measures approximately 9 - 5/8" from raised muzzle to cascabel. 2 stage body with octagonal breech ...moredecorated with simple dot decoration at rear and lined decoration for each section. Dropped ridge at girdle, with another lined border. Raised cannon muzzle. CONDITION: Metal is a smooth chocolate patina throughout with areas of oxidation. A light shines through touchhole well.

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 1,100.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

AFRICAN MAASAI MORAN SPEAR

Lot # 3003 (Sale Order: 3 of 582)      

Maasai Moran spear with distinct long blade that measures approximately 32 - 1/2" in length. The blade is affixed to a short wood haft and is followed by a counterbalance. The counterbalance measures approximately 34 - 1/2" and the overall length measures approximately 77". These long-bladed spears are typically carried by younger adults. CONDITION: The metal exhibits heavy areas of heavy pitting and delamination is obvious from hand forging. There are areas of surface rust and oxidation, especially on the counterbalance. The haft exhibits handling wear and a crack that travels the length of the wood. Overall fair. JLD Blade Length: 32 - 1/2" Overall Length: 77"
Maasai Moran spear with distinct long blade that measures approximately 32 - 1/2" in length. The blade is affixed to a short wood haft and is followed by a counterbalance...more. The counterbalance measures approximately 34 - 1/2" and the overall length measures approximately 77". These long-bladed spears are typically carried by younger adults. CONDITION: The metal exhibits heavy areas of heavy pitting and delamination is obvious from hand forging. There are areas of surface rust and oxidation, especially on the counterbalance. The haft exhibits handling wear and a crack that travels the length of the wood. Overall fair. JLD Blade Length: 32 - 1/2" Overall Length: 77"

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 225.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

BEARDED AXE.

Lot # 3004 (Sale Order: 4 of 582)      

Bearded axes are most commonly associated with the Vikings, and have been recorded as early as the 6th century. Their distinct "beard" is formed by removing metal from behind the cutting edge, lowering the overall weight of the weapon, and allowing for additional uses such as hooking an opponent's shield and pulling it out of position. This example has a 7" cutting edge with a tapered socket for shaft and a touchmark resembling an "E" near shaft. Haft is slightly curved and has a flat area along spine just behind socket. CONDITION: Axe is in excavated condition with with heavy pitting throughout that has formed a rich chocolate patina. Deterioration is visible in several areas, with one small hole in the axe head that goes completely through, and missing several pieces around socket. Shaft, of a more recent vintage than the axe, with some grain separations and chips throughout; one set of chips and cuts along the spine looks as though it might have been intentional as part of a design. This is a very attractive example of one of the most utilitarian axe designs. EMW Blade Length: 7" Overall Length: 25"
Bearded axes are most commonly associated with the Vikings, and have been recorded as early as the 6th century. Their distinct "beard" is formed by removing metal from be...morehind the cutting edge, lowering the overall weight of the weapon, and allowing for additional uses such as hooking an opponent's shield and pulling it out of position. This example has a 7" cutting edge with a tapered socket for shaft and a touchmark resembling an "E" near shaft. Haft is slightly curved and has a flat area along spine just behind socket. CONDITION: Axe is in excavated condition with with heavy pitting throughout that has formed a rich chocolate patina. Deterioration is visible in several areas, with one small hole in the axe head that goes completely through, and missing several pieces around socket. Shaft, of a more recent vintage than the axe, with some grain separations and chips throughout; one set of chips and cuts along the spine looks as though it might have been intentional as part of a design. This is a very attractive example of one of the most utilitarian axe designs. EMW Blade Length: 7" Overall Length: 25"

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 450.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

VICTORIAN ERA HORSEMAN'S AXE.

Lot # 3005 (Sale Order: 5 of 582)      

Circa Victorian Era horseman's axe that is modeled after a 16th century horseman's axe. These axes were formidable on the battlefield and were very effective at piercing armor. The axe features a short curved crescent shaped blade at the front which is balanced with spike, often referred to as a pick, at the back. The axe also features a belt hook, which measures approximately 5" in length. Completing the axe is a wood haft that measures approximately 32 - 1/2" long. The haft is secured to the axe by two iron languettes with two nails in each side. The axe appears to be hand forged, as there is evidence of delamination on the reverse of the belt hook, around the head, and cutting edge. The head is crudely fixed to the haft and was possible married together. CONDITION: The axe head, belt hook, and languettes exhibit a pleasing dark gray patina with pitting throughout. There appear to be vice marks on either side of the head just above the haft. Belt hook wobbles slightly. The haft exhibits heavy handling wear with various scratches and dents. Overall good. JLD Blade Length: 6" Overall Length: 36"
Circa Victorian Era horseman's axe that is modeled after a 16th century horseman's axe. These axes were formidable on the battlefield and were very effective at piercing ...morearmor. The axe features a short curved crescent shaped blade at the front which is balanced with spike, often referred to as a pick, at the back. The axe also features a belt hook, which measures approximately 5" in length. Completing the axe is a wood haft that measures approximately 32 - 1/2" long. The haft is secured to the axe by two iron languettes with two nails in each side. The axe appears to be hand forged, as there is evidence of delamination on the reverse of the belt hook, around the head, and cutting edge. The head is crudely fixed to the haft and was possible married together. CONDITION: The axe head, belt hook, and languettes exhibit a pleasing dark gray patina with pitting throughout. There appear to be vice marks on either side of the head just above the haft. Belt hook wobbles slightly. The haft exhibits heavy handling wear with various scratches and dents. Overall good. JLD Blade Length: 6" Overall Length: 36"

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 1,800.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

16TH CENTURY ITALIAN CHAUVE SOURIS.

Lot # 3006 (Sale Order: 6 of 582)      

An elaborate form of the runka, the chauve souris is an elaborate polearm that features upward pointing "bat wings" which were used throughout Europe during medieval times. This polearm is similar in design to the ranseur and partisan, but is distinguished by its single edged bat wings which were used for slashing. This example is in the Italian style and features a hand forged 19" central blade from base to tip, that is flanked by two bat wings that measure 8" from base to tip. The blade is mounted on a rounded wood haft that measures approximately 79 - 3/4" in total length and is topped with a fabric collar that measures approximately 9 - 1/8". The rest of the haft is adorned with hand made iron decorative tacks. The construction is consistent with polearms that date to the 16th century and similar examples are pictured on page 176 in George Cameron Stone's "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration, and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times". The fabric collar appears to have been added later, as the tacks are of a different construction. CONDITION: The blade exhibits various forging flaws and heavy pitting throughout as well as evidence of cleaning. The central blade remains somewhat sharp and exhibits various chips and indents along the edges. The haft exhibits various handling marks and wood loss in some areas. Overall good. PROVENANCE: John K. Lattimer Collection. JLD This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made. Blade Length: 19" Overall Length: 103"
An elaborate form of the runka, the chauve souris is an elaborate polearm that features upward pointing "bat wings" which were used throughout Europe during medieval time...mores. This polearm is similar in design to the ranseur and partisan, but is distinguished by its single edged bat wings which were used for slashing. This example is in the Italian style and features a hand forged 19" central blade from base to tip, that is flanked by two bat wings that measure 8" from base to tip. The blade is mounted on a rounded wood haft that measures approximately 79 - 3/4" in total length and is topped with a fabric collar that measures approximately 9 - 1/8". The rest of the haft is adorned with hand made iron decorative tacks. The construction is consistent with polearms that date to the 16th century and similar examples are pictured on page 176 in George Cameron Stone's "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration, and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times". The fabric collar appears to have been added later, as the tacks are of a different construction. CONDITION: The blade exhibits various forging flaws and heavy pitting throughout as well as evidence of cleaning. The central blade remains somewhat sharp and exhibits various chips and indents along the edges. The haft exhibits various handling marks and wood loss in some areas. Overall good. PROVENANCE: John K. Lattimer Collection. JLD This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made. Blade Length: 19" Overall Length: 103"

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 2,800.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

CIRCA 16TH CENTURY SWISS LUCERNE HAMMER ON SHORTENED HAFT.

Lot # 3007 (Sale Order: 7 of 582)      

Circa 16th century Swiss style Lucerne hammer. As a combination of a bec de corbin and a war hammer, the Lucerne hammer's square pusher spike was very effective at spearing while the 4 pronged hammer was equally effective at defeating the defensive capabilities of armor. The Lucerne hammer was especially popular in Switzerland and saw service in the Swiss armies during the 15th through the 17th centuries. The top of the hammer features a square pusher spike blade which was inserted transversely and measures approximately 15 - 3/4". A split hammer that features four pronged spikes which measure approximately 2" each highlight the front. Behind the split hammer is a curved falcon's beak spike that measures approximately 5" and is flanked by one a 2" spike on either side. Two iron straps with five iron rivets are riveted into the original haft. This example has a shortened haft that measures approximately 16 - 34" and appears to have been painted black at some point. CONDITION: The iron components exhibit an attractive dark gray patina with scattered pitting throughout. The top iron rivet is damaged, but the hammer remains secured to the haft with no loose shaking. There are various scratches and chips in the haft, but they do not take away from the appearance of this polearm. This is a nice example of a Swiss Lucerne hammer that is ready to be displayed with other polearms. PROVENANCE: Formerly in the John K. Lattimer Collection. Overall good. JLD Blade Length: 16" Overall Length: 33 - 1/4" "
Circa 16th century Swiss style Lucerne hammer. As a combination of a bec de corbin and a war hammer, the Lucerne hammer's square pusher spike was very effective at speari...moreng while the 4 pronged hammer was equally effective at defeating the defensive capabilities of armor. The Lucerne hammer was especially popular in Switzerland and saw service in the Swiss armies during the 15th through the 17th centuries. The top of the hammer features a square pusher spike blade which was inserted transversely and measures approximately 15 - 3/4". A split hammer that features four pronged spikes which measure approximately 2" each highlight the front. Behind the split hammer is a curved falcon's beak spike that measures approximately 5" and is flanked by one a 2" spike on either side. Two iron straps with five iron rivets are riveted into the original haft. This example has a shortened haft that measures approximately 16 - 34" and appears to have been painted black at some point. CONDITION: The iron components exhibit an attractive dark gray patina with scattered pitting throughout. The top iron rivet is damaged, but the hammer remains secured to the haft with no loose shaking. There are various scratches and chips in the haft, but they do not take away from the appearance of this polearm. This is a nice example of a Swiss Lucerne hammer that is ready to be displayed with other polearms. PROVENANCE: Formerly in the John K. Lattimer Collection. Overall good. JLD Blade Length: 16" Overall Length: 33 - 1/4" "

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 2,200.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

EUROPEAN HALBERD IN THE GERMAN OR FRENCH STYLE ON SHORTENED HAFT

Lot # 3008 (Sale Order: 8 of 582)      

Circa 16th century German or French style halberd on a shortened haft. The blade measures measures 4 - 1/2" and the beak measures 2 - 3/4" in length. The squared point measures approximately 21 - 1/2". The blade is struck with various decorations that resemble crosses which are encountered on German and French halberds. The beak exhibits the same decorations. The halberd is secured to the 24" squared wooden haft by two iron straps of different lengths. The left strap measures approximately 12" and is secured by four iron screws while the right side measures approximately 5" and is secured by 2 iron screws. CONDITION: The hand forged iron blade, beak, point, and straps exhibit delamination marks as well as areas of pitting and surface rust. The left strap exhibits a repair. The haft, which was most likely added later, exhibits handling wear along with scratches and dents in the wood. Overall good. PROVENANCE: Ex-Lattimer Collection. JLD Blade Length: 23" Overall Length: 47"
Circa 16th century German or French style halberd on a shortened haft. The blade measures measures 4 - 1/2" and the beak measures 2 - 3/4" in length. The squared point me...moreasures approximately 21 - 1/2". The blade is struck with various decorations that resemble crosses which are encountered on German and French halberds. The beak exhibits the same decorations. The halberd is secured to the 24" squared wooden haft by two iron straps of different lengths. The left strap measures approximately 12" and is secured by four iron screws while the right side measures approximately 5" and is secured by 2 iron screws. CONDITION: The hand forged iron blade, beak, point, and straps exhibit delamination marks as well as areas of pitting and surface rust. The left strap exhibits a repair. The haft, which was most likely added later, exhibits handling wear along with scratches and dents in the wood. Overall good. PROVENANCE: Ex-Lattimer Collection. JLD Blade Length: 23" Overall Length: 47"

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 1,000.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

GERMAN OR ENGLISH EXECUTIONER'S AXE, CIRCA 16TH OR 17TH CENTURY.

Lot # 3009 (Sale Order: 9 of 582)      

Form is indicative of German or English use, circa 16th/17th centuries. Massive convex blade measures 8 - 5/8 across the still sharp cutting edge. No discernible makers mark is visible on the hand forged head. Round shaft is faceted at head to fit the receiving slot of the head and is a possible replacement. Contrary to popular belief, swords were not frequently used for executions and Anne Boleyn was only executed with such as per her request, with axes much more common. CONDITION: Very good for age, with head an even chocolate patina with appropriate pitting and delamination from age and hand forging, respectively. Haft is very good with much hand rubbing and some splits along grain. Head is somewhat loose on haft, and haft is probably an old replacement. PROVENANCE: Dr. John K. Lattimer. EMW Blade Length: 8 - 5/8" Overall Length: 41 - 7/8"
Form is indicative of German or English use, circa 16th/17th centuries. Massive convex blade measures 8 - 5/8 across the still sharp cutting edge. No discernible makers m...moreark is visible on the hand forged head. Round shaft is faceted at head to fit the receiving slot of the head and is a possible replacement. Contrary to popular belief, swords were not frequently used for executions and Anne Boleyn was only executed with such as per her request, with axes much more common. CONDITION: Very good for age, with head an even chocolate patina with appropriate pitting and delamination from age and hand forging, respectively. Haft is very good with much hand rubbing and some splits along grain. Head is somewhat loose on haft, and haft is probably an old replacement. PROVENANCE: Dr. John K. Lattimer. EMW Blade Length: 8 - 5/8" Overall Length: 41 - 7/8"

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 2,600.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

GERMAN STYLE HALBERD WITH PUNCHED DECORATIONS AND A DEEPLY STRUCK ARMORER'S MARK.

Lot # 3010 (Sale Order: 10 of 582)      

Late 15th century or early 16th century German style halberd on a shortened haft. The blade measures 7" and the beak measures 3". The squared point measures approximately 9". The blade features four punched decorations and the base of the spike features a deeply struck armorer's mark. Similar armorer's marks appear on other German style halberds. The halberd has its original long iron straps with which secure the blade to the squared 67" haft with five hand forged iron nails on each side. The straps exhibit an inventory number which reads "P8". CONDITION: The blade, beak, and point exhibit delamination marks, some of which are more obvious than others. There is also scattered pitting and blemishes around the edges. The iron straps have weakened and warped over time and have broken in several areas. The straps have separated from the haft towards the top and are held in place by tape. The haft may have been added later and exhibits handling marks and several blemishes including dents and scratches. Overall good. PROVENANCE: Ex-Lattimer collection. JLD Blade Length: 7" Overall Length: 67"
Late 15th century or early 16th century German style halberd on a shortened haft. The blade measures 7" and the beak measures 3". The squared point measures approximately...more 9". The blade features four punched decorations and the base of the spike features a deeply struck armorer's mark. Similar armorer's marks appear on other German style halberds. The halberd has its original long iron straps with which secure the blade to the squared 67" haft with five hand forged iron nails on each side. The straps exhibit an inventory number which reads "P8". CONDITION: The blade, beak, and point exhibit delamination marks, some of which are more obvious than others. There is also scattered pitting and blemishes around the edges. The iron straps have weakened and warped over time and have broken in several areas. The straps have separated from the haft towards the top and are held in place by tape. The haft may have been added later and exhibits handling marks and several blemishes including dents and scratches. Overall good. PROVENANCE: Ex-Lattimer collection. JLD Blade Length: 7" Overall Length: 67"

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 1,700.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

GERMAN HALBERD WITH ACID ETCHED AND PUNCHED DECORATIONS.

Lot # 3011 (Sale Order: 11 of 582)      

Very nice early German halberd that features engraved and punched decorations. The blade measures measures 8" and the beak measures 5" in length. The squared point measures approximately 18 - 1/2". The beak was forged into a reinforced spearpoint. The blade and beak feature engraved open scrollwork with foliate ends as well as a variety of punched decorations. There are very faint traces of gold wire inlay throughout the engraving. The halberd has its original long iron straps with which secure the blade to the shortened approximately 29" haft with 4 hand forged iron nails on each side. The straps exhibit an inventory number which reads "P2". The haft is adorned with decorative tacks and exhibits evidence of a full velvet covering. This halberd was probably very elegant when it was first constructed. The haft appears to be a later replacement. CONDITION: The blade, beak, and point exhibit delamination marks, some of which are more obvious than others. There is also scattered pitting and blemishes. Most of the velvet covering has deteriorated but remains around the tacks. The haft exhibits termite damage but remains sturdy. Overall good. PROVENANCE: Ex-Lattimer Collection. JLD Blade Length: 27" Overall Length: 53"
Very nice early German halberd that features engraved and punched decorations. The blade measures measures 8" and the beak measures 5" in length. The squared point measur...morees approximately 18 - 1/2". The beak was forged into a reinforced spearpoint. The blade and beak feature engraved open scrollwork with foliate ends as well as a variety of punched decorations. There are very faint traces of gold wire inlay throughout the engraving. The halberd has its original long iron straps with which secure the blade to the shortened approximately 29" haft with 4 hand forged iron nails on each side. The straps exhibit an inventory number which reads "P2". The haft is adorned with decorative tacks and exhibits evidence of a full velvet covering. This halberd was probably very elegant when it was first constructed. The haft appears to be a later replacement. CONDITION: The blade, beak, and point exhibit delamination marks, some of which are more obvious than others. There is also scattered pitting and blemishes. Most of the velvet covering has deteriorated but remains around the tacks. The haft exhibits termite damage but remains sturdy. Overall good. PROVENANCE: Ex-Lattimer Collection. JLD Blade Length: 27" Overall Length: 53"

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 900.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

GERMAN HALBERD WITH ENGRAVED AND PUNCHED DECORATIONS

Lot # 3012 (Sale Order: 12 of 582)      

Very nice early German halberd that features engraved and punched decorations. The blade measures measures 9" and the beak measures 4 - 1/2" in length. The squared point measures approximately 15". The beak was forged into a reinforced spearpoint. The blade and beak feature beautifully engraved military motifs including, spears, swords, armor, and brass wind musical instruments which are intertwined with scrollwork and various other designs. The halberd has its original long iron straps with which secure the blade to the approximately 69" haft. 2 straps are directly connected to the head while 2 others were inserted to reinforce the haft. Most of the iron nails are missing from the straps which are held in place by string. One of the straps is marked with the number "3" which appears to be an old inventory number. The haft appears to be a later replacement. CONDITION: The blade, beak, and point exhibit a pleasant gray patina with scattered pitting. There is evidence of hand forging hammer marks especially around the edges. The haft is in poor condition and exhibits handling marks, bug damage, and deterioration. There is also a large break just below the iron straps. Overall good. PROVENANCE: Ex-Lattimer Collection. JLD Blade Length: 19" Overall Length: 88"
Very nice early German halberd that features engraved and punched decorations. The blade measures measures 9" and the beak measures 4 - 1/2" in length. The squared point ...moremeasures approximately 15". The beak was forged into a reinforced spearpoint. The blade and beak feature beautifully engraved military motifs including, spears, swords, armor, and brass wind musical instruments which are intertwined with scrollwork and various other designs. The halberd has its original long iron straps with which secure the blade to the approximately 69" haft. 2 straps are directly connected to the head while 2 others were inserted to reinforce the haft. Most of the iron nails are missing from the straps which are held in place by string. One of the straps is marked with the number "3" which appears to be an old inventory number. The haft appears to be a later replacement. CONDITION: The blade, beak, and point exhibit a pleasant gray patina with scattered pitting. There is evidence of hand forging hammer marks especially around the edges. The haft is in poor condition and exhibits handling marks, bug damage, and deterioration. There is also a large break just below the iron straps. Overall good. PROVENANCE: Ex-Lattimer Collection. JLD Blade Length: 19" Overall Length: 88"

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 1,300.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

LATE GERMAN STYLE HALBERD.

Lot # 3013 (Sale Order: 13 of 582)      

Late German style halberd on a squared wood haft. The blade measures measures 8 - 3/8" and the beak measures 3 - 1/2" in length. The squared point measures approximately 11". The blade is struck with a cross that is encountered on other German style halberds. The halberd has its original long iron straps which secure the blade to the squared 76" haft with seven hand forged iron nails on each side. The nails do not match the patina of the straps and appear to have been replaced. The haft also appears to have been added later. CONDITION: The blade, beak, and point exhibit delamination marks which are mostly obscured by the heavy pitting, surface rust, and other blemishes. One of the iron straps has broken near the top at the second nail and the other has warped and does not sit correctly on the haft. The haft exhibits handling wear along with scratches and dents in the wood. Overall good. PROVENANCE: Ex-Lattimer collection. JLD Blade Length: 19 - 1/2" Overall Length: 76"
Late German style halberd on a squared wood haft. The blade measures measures 8 - 3/8" and the beak measures 3 - 1/2" in length. The squared point measures approximately ...more11". The blade is struck with a cross that is encountered on other German style halberds. The halberd has its original long iron straps which secure the blade to the squared 76" haft with seven hand forged iron nails on each side. The nails do not match the patina of the straps and appear to have been replaced. The haft also appears to have been added later. CONDITION: The blade, beak, and point exhibit delamination marks which are mostly obscured by the heavy pitting, surface rust, and other blemishes. One of the iron straps has broken near the top at the second nail and the other has warped and does not sit correctly on the haft. The haft exhibits handling wear along with scratches and dents in the wood. Overall good. PROVENANCE: Ex-Lattimer collection. JLD Blade Length: 19 - 1/2" Overall Length: 76"

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 1,000.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

LOT OF 2: EUROPEAN HALBERDS WITH PIERCED DECORATIONS.

Lot # 3014 (Sale Order: 14 of 582)      

Lot consists of: (A) Circa 16th century halberd in the French style on a squared haft. The blade measures measures approximately 6" and the beak measures approximately 4" in length. The squared point measures approximately 20". Haft measures approximately 60" and was most likely added later. The blade and beak features 4 pierced decorations and is secured to the haft with 2 iron straps that measure approximately 33" and are affixed by 15 nails on each side. CONDITION: The metal components exhibit heavy pitting as well as delamination marks. There is a significant crack where the blade meets the point. Haft exhibits handling wear and various dents. Overall fair. (B) Circa 16th century halberd in the German style on a squared shortened haft. The blade measures measures approximately 8 - 1/2" and the beak measures approximately 3 - 3/4" in length. The squared point measures approximately 13". Haft measures approximately 36 - 1/4" and was most likely added later. The blade and beak feature punched decorations which are consistent with other early German halberds. The halberd has its original long iron straps which secure the blade to the haft with six hand forged pointed iron nails on each side. The haft retains a brass museum label that reads "H.1.". CONDITION: The metal components exhibit pitting as well as delamination marks. Evidence of cleaning. Haft exhibits handling wear and various dents. Overall good. PROVENANCE: Ex-Lattimer Collection. JLD Blade Length: (A) 25" (B) 20" Overall Length: (A) 82 - 1/4" (B) 52 - 3/4"
Lot consists of: (A) Circa 16th century halberd in the French style on a squared haft. The blade measures measures approximately 6" and the beak measures approximately 4"...more in length. The squared point measures approximately 20". Haft measures approximately 60" and was most likely added later. The blade and beak features 4 pierced decorations and is secured to the haft with 2 iron straps that measure approximately 33" and are affixed by 15 nails on each side. CONDITION: The metal components exhibit heavy pitting as well as delamination marks. There is a significant crack where the blade meets the point. Haft exhibits handling wear and various dents. Overall fair. (B) Circa 16th century halberd in the German style on a squared shortened haft. The blade measures measures approximately 8 - 1/2" and the beak measures approximately 3 - 3/4" in length. The squared point measures approximately 13". Haft measures approximately 36 - 1/4" and was most likely added later. The blade and beak feature punched decorations which are consistent with other early German halberds. The halberd has its original long iron straps which secure the blade to the haft with six hand forged pointed iron nails on each side. The haft retains a brass museum label that reads "H.1.". CONDITION: The metal components exhibit pitting as well as delamination marks. Evidence of cleaning. Haft exhibits handling wear and various dents. Overall good. PROVENANCE: Ex-Lattimer Collection. JLD Blade Length: (A) 25" (B) 20" Overall Length: (A) 82 - 1/4" (B) 52 - 3/4"

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 1,700.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

(A) REPRODUCTION SCALE MODEL OF A LANTAKA CANNON.

Lot # 3015 (Sale Order: 15 of 582)      

Measures approximately 14 - 1/4" from muzzle to cascabel. Distinct with dolphin form lifting handles, cruder on this version than seen normally. Turned cannon muzzle, copper touchhole, elevation controlled by capstan. Padded panels on left and right of main cannon body. Cannon trunnion brackets affixed with wedges. Wheels with iron bands. Even has its own trail spike! Contemporary leather pouch with tip. CONDITION: Good. Brass has a mustard patina and some verdigris froming in recesses. Iron has a smooth chocolate patina and is cleaned in a few spots. Wood is free of any serious cracks or splits. Someone has put newspaper in the tube, but a nail goes through touchhole cleanly. A nice example ready for display! EMW
Measures approximately 14 - 1/4" from muzzle to cascabel. Distinct with dolphin form lifting handles, cruder on this version than seen normally. Turned cannon muzzle, cop...moreper touchhole, elevation controlled by capstan. Padded panels on left and right of main cannon body. Cannon trunnion brackets affixed with wedges. Wheels with iron bands. Even has its own trail spike! Contemporary leather pouch with tip. CONDITION: Good. Brass has a mustard patina and some verdigris froming in recesses. Iron has a smooth chocolate patina and is cleaned in a few spots. Wood is free of any serious cracks or splits. Someone has put newspaper in the tube, but a nail goes through touchhole cleanly. A nice example ready for display! EMW

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 650.00

You've been outbid  to c****j! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

AN INDIAN TORADAR OF IMPRESSIVE LENGTH, PROBABLY USED AS A WALL GUN OR AN EMPLACED PIECE.

Lot # 3016 (Sale Order: 16 of 582)      

Measures an impressive 73" from muzzle to touchhole and approximately 97" overall. Of distinct form with pentagonal stock and "squeeze" trigger. Barrel retained by 5 bands. Light geometric designs at muzzle which is slightly flared. Ramrod is probably the original as it is an appropriate length. Marked "JPREXR 2 5678" over breech, reasons unknown. CONDITION: Metal has an even patina with flashes of dove grey and areas of oil staining visible. Stock has numerous bumps, cracks, and repairs as befits something of this size. Action works appropriately though cock is damaged, bore is dark with areas of heavy pitting throughout. A good opportunity to acquire a toradar of this size! EMW This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made. Barrel Length: 73" Caliber/Bore: .75 Caliber FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Indian Model: Toradar Serial Number: NSN
Measures an impressive 73" from muzzle to touchhole and approximately 97" overall. Of distinct form with pentagonal stock and "squeeze" trigger. Barrel retained by 5 band...mores. Light geometric designs at muzzle which is slightly flared. Ramrod is probably the original as it is an appropriate length. Marked "JPREXR 2 5678" over breech, reasons unknown. CONDITION: Metal has an even patina with flashes of dove grey and areas of oil staining visible. Stock has numerous bumps, cracks, and repairs as befits something of this size. Action works appropriately though cock is damaged, bore is dark with areas of heavy pitting throughout. A good opportunity to acquire a toradar of this size! EMW This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made. Barrel Length: 73" Caliber/Bore: .75 Caliber FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Indian Model: Toradar Serial Number: NSN

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 1,300.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

A VERY RARE, EARLY, LARGE PINTLE-MOUNTED MANUALLY FIRED OTTOMAN CANNON.

Lot # 3017 (Sale Order: 17 of 582)      

Of distinct form with pentagonal stock with sweep back at wrist and chiseled barrel. Early form circa 1683. Bead front sight, notch rear sight on barrel with swamped muzzle. Barrel retained by 3 straps, not inclusive of the pintle mount. Reinforced on the sides with iron plates as later remount for use aboard a ship. Geometric bands behind the muzzle and behind pintle. Breechblock additional with Ottoman decorations. Ramrod missing. CONDITION: Good, with metal a chocolate patina throughout with one area of corrosion towards muzzle, near overstrap. Stock is very good with numerous bumps, cracks, and chips with some deterioration near sweep back. Bore is good with areas of heavy corrosion. This is a wonderful example of an Ottoman cannon. EMW
Of distinct form with pentagonal stock with sweep back at wrist and chiseled barrel. Early form circa 1683. Bead front sight, notch rear sight on barrel with swamped muzz...morele. Barrel retained by 3 straps, not inclusive of the pintle mount. Reinforced on the sides with iron plates as later remount for use aboard a ship. Geometric bands behind the muzzle and behind pintle. Breechblock additional with Ottoman decorations. Ramrod missing. CONDITION: Good, with metal a chocolate patina throughout with one area of corrosion towards muzzle, near overstrap. Stock is very good with numerous bumps, cracks, and chips with some deterioration near sweep back. Bore is good with areas of heavy corrosion. This is a wonderful example of an Ottoman cannon. EMW

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 3,200.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

JADE HANDLED KHANJAR WITH EXTRA JADE HANDLE AND HANDLE CASE.

Lot # 3018 (Sale Order: 18 of 582)      

9 - 3/4" hand forged blade with no discernible wootz pattern but attractive delamination visible from hand forging. Light green jade hilt is relief carved with florals. Blade is double edged and sharp. Second handle is of a deeper coloration and also decorated with relief carved florals. Handle (display?) case with soft (silk?) covering and backed with something solid, probably wood. CONDITION: Very good. Blade has been cleaned somewhat aggressively over some old oxidation and some scratches are visible. Visible delamination from that hand forging process. Jade handles are very good and free of cracks or chips but have some imperfections and color splotches that do not detract. This is a good example of the quintessential Indian dagger. EMW Blade Length: 9 - 3/4" Overall Length: 14 - 5/8"
9 - 3/4" hand forged blade with no discernible wootz pattern but attractive delamination visible from hand forging. Light green jade hilt is relief carved with florals. B...morelade is double edged and sharp. Second handle is of a deeper coloration and also decorated with relief carved florals. Handle (display?) case with soft (silk?) covering and backed with something solid, probably wood. CONDITION: Very good. Blade has been cleaned somewhat aggressively over some old oxidation and some scratches are visible. Visible delamination from that hand forging process. Jade handles are very good and free of cracks or chips but have some imperfections and color splotches that do not detract. This is a good example of the quintessential Indian dagger. EMW Blade Length: 9 - 3/4" Overall Length: 14 - 5/8"

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 4,600.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

LARGE HANGING BRITISH ROYAL CREST BY THE ARTIST ESPADA.

Lot # 3019 (Sale Order: 19 of 582)      

This large faux wood crest measures 39" by 39" and was made by artist Julio Espada using hand-laid fiberglass with a reinforced frame for hanging. It is completely hand painted and has the appearance of a 19th century wood British crest. The piece is signed on the back by the artist and was made in the 1950's for Finesse Originals. Would make a fine display in a den or collection room. CONDITION: Excellent. DMG
This large faux wood crest measures 39" by 39" and was made by artist Julio Espada using hand-laid fiberglass with a reinforced frame for hanging. It is completely hand p...moreainted and has the appearance of a 19th century wood British crest. The piece is signed on the back by the artist and was made in the 1950's for Finesse Originals. Would make a fine display in a den or collection room. CONDITION: Excellent. DMG

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 2,400.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

BRITISH PATTERN 1895 OFFICER'S SWORD WITH SCABBARD.

Lot # 3020 (Sale Order: 20 of 582)      

Victorian era British Pattern 1895 army officer's sword. Only produced for two years, the pattern 1895 sword was replaced with the pattern 1897 sword, which remains as the regulation sword for the British Army. The main difference is between the two patterns is that the Pattern 1897 sword has the inner edge of the guard turned down in order to avert excessive wear to the officer's uniform. The blade is etched with foliate scrolls, a rayed crown, and the royal coat of arms over crossed laurel and palm fronds. The etched decorations are followed by the ricasso, which is marked "E. Thurkle / Maker / Soho / London". The steel half basket guard features pierced foliate scrollwork which leads up to the cypher of Queen Victoria. The scaled grip is wire bound and features a knurled back strap that is topped with a domed oval pommel. Completing the sword is the nickel plated steel scabbard featuring two ring mounts. CONDITION: The blade remains bright and exhibits scattered blemishes. The guard exhibits areas of finish loss and tarnishing but also remains bright. A few strands of the wire around the grip have come loose. The scabbard exhibits finish loss and pitting in several areas. Overall good. JLD Blade Length: 33" Overall Length: 39"
Victorian era British Pattern 1895 army officer's sword. Only produced for two years, the pattern 1895 sword was replaced with the pattern 1897 sword, which remains as th...moree regulation sword for the British Army. The main difference is between the two patterns is that the Pattern 1897 sword has the inner edge of the guard turned down in order to avert excessive wear to the officer's uniform. The blade is etched with foliate scrolls, a rayed crown, and the royal coat of arms over crossed laurel and palm fronds. The etched decorations are followed by the ricasso, which is marked "E. Thurkle / Maker / Soho / London". The steel half basket guard features pierced foliate scrollwork which leads up to the cypher of Queen Victoria. The scaled grip is wire bound and features a knurled back strap that is topped with a domed oval pommel. Completing the sword is the nickel plated steel scabbard featuring two ring mounts. CONDITION: The blade remains bright and exhibits scattered blemishes. The guard exhibits areas of finish loss and tarnishing but also remains bright. A few strands of the wire around the grip have come loose. The scabbard exhibits finish loss and pitting in several areas. Overall good. JLD Blade Length: 33" Overall Length: 39"

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 325.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

CHINESE STYLE CLOISONNE HANDLED SWORD CANE

Lot # 3021 (Sale Order: 21 of 582)      

This elegant sword cane or walking stick features a plain, single edged, spearpoint blade with flat back. The cylindrical handle is cloisonne, in a Chinese mode, with a central light blue panel with flower petals and separate floating leaves amid butterflies. This likely dates to the 1890s or very early 1900s. CONDITION: Good to very good. Wear to finish of cane body at bottom. Blade clean with very slight raised rust near handle. Grip is excellent on the sides, with good color, the pommel cap has pieces of glass chipped out, exposing underlying copper, likely from being dropped at some point. Blade Length: 16 - 3/4" Overall Length: 24 - 1/2"
This elegant sword cane or walking stick features a plain, single edged, spearpoint blade with flat back. The cylindrical handle is cloisonne, in a Chinese mode, with a c...moreentral light blue panel with flower petals and separate floating leaves amid butterflies. This likely dates to the 1890s or very early 1900s. CONDITION: Good to very good. Wear to finish of cane body at bottom. Blade clean with very slight raised rust near handle. Grip is excellent on the sides, with good color, the pommel cap has pieces of glass chipped out, exposing underlying copper, likely from being dropped at some point. Blade Length: 16 - 3/4" Overall Length: 24 - 1/2"

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 300.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

(A) FINE GERMANIC FLINTLOCK JAEGER WITH BRASS LOCK.

Lot # 3022 (Sale Order: 22 of 582)      

The two-stage smoothbore barrel features foliate decoration on the top there facets and is marked "LAZARINO COMINAZO" with silver overlays on letters. The flat lockplate is brass with a faceted unbridled brass pan. There is a sprig of foliate engraving at the tail and on the cock. The brass furniture includes engraved foliate-shaped escutcheons surrounding lock retaining screws, a shaped and engraved partial buttplate, and a triggerguard terminating in a trifed finial at both tangs. The trigger floor plate is shaped and the trigger itself is curled and has a pierced return. Both ramrod ferrules and the nose cap are horn. There is a sling stud behind triggerguard and a swivel mounted near the muzzle. The European walnut stock shows French influence regarding its buttstock profile. There are relief-carved panels surrounding the lock, sideplate and surrounding the ramrod entry ferrule and comb. There are relief rococo floral and shell designs surrounding the barrel tang. Left side pf buttstock has a curved relief cheekpiece and features a relief- carved scalloped design behind it. Complete with its original horn-tipped wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Very good overall. Barrel retains a pleasing light grey patina with some darker spots. Lock is polished and is in its original flintlock configuration, functions well. Brass furniture is polished in the European fashion. Stock very good with some minor bruises and scattered oil stains. A very attractive Jaeger. DMG Barrel Length: 22 - 3/4" Caliber/Bore: .64 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Unknown Model: Flintlock Jaeger Serial Number: NSN
The two-stage smoothbore barrel features foliate decoration on the top there facets and is marked "LAZARINO COMINAZO" with silver overlays on letters. The flat lockplate ...moreis brass with a faceted unbridled brass pan. There is a sprig of foliate engraving at the tail and on the cock. The brass furniture includes engraved foliate-shaped escutcheons surrounding lock retaining screws, a shaped and engraved partial buttplate, and a triggerguard terminating in a trifed finial at both tangs. The trigger floor plate is shaped and the trigger itself is curled and has a pierced return. Both ramrod ferrules and the nose cap are horn. There is a sling stud behind triggerguard and a swivel mounted near the muzzle. The European walnut stock shows French influence regarding its buttstock profile. There are relief-carved panels surrounding the lock, sideplate and surrounding the ramrod entry ferrule and comb. There are relief rococo floral and shell designs surrounding the barrel tang. Left side pf buttstock has a curved relief cheekpiece and features a relief- carved scalloped design behind it. Complete with its original horn-tipped wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Very good overall. Barrel retains a pleasing light grey patina with some darker spots. Lock is polished and is in its original flintlock configuration, functions well. Brass furniture is polished in the European fashion. Stock very good with some minor bruises and scattered oil stains. A very attractive Jaeger. DMG Barrel Length: 22 - 3/4" Caliber/Bore: .64 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Unknown Model: Flintlock Jaeger Serial Number: NSN

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 1,100.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

(A) COIGNET FLINTLOCK PISTOL.

Lot # 3023 (Sale Order: 23 of 582)      

Coignet was a well-known French gunmaking family that worked out of St. Etienne for numerous years. Given the C first initial, it is likely one of the Claudes, who have a cumulative working period of 1744-1817. Brass front sight. Two stage barrel with wedding ring at girdle, with first stage having flat sides and second stage being round. Strong evidence of gold inlaid designs on barrel flat and tang, geometrics and florals. Simple beveled edge lock with "Ce Coignet / a St. Etienne" centra, with simple line borders and floral motif at rear. Swan neck cock with simple border engraving. Ramrod, likely the original, with slot at rear and retained by a reinforced mouth at ramrod channel. Sideplate decorated with line engraving and floral motifs. Vacant silver escutcheon at wrist. Trigger guard with urn finial and decorated with border engraving. Buttcap with stirrups, also engraved en suite. CONDITION: Good. Metal has been carefully cleaned to avoid complete destruction of gilding, which is still visible, with some spotted oxidation throughout. Wood is very good with some minor chipping and some shrinkage away from metal. Action works appropriately when cycled by hand, bore is very good. Topjaw screw replaced. This would have been a very impressive pistol when new and made for someone of means. EW Barrel Length: 7 - 1/14" Caliber/Bore: .62 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Coignet Model: Flintlock Serial Number: NSN
Coignet was a well-known French gunmaking family that worked out of St. Etienne for numerous years. Given the C first initial, it is likely one of the Claudes, who have a...more cumulative working period of 1744-1817. Brass front sight. Two stage barrel with wedding ring at girdle, with first stage having flat sides and second stage being round. Strong evidence of gold inlaid designs on barrel flat and tang, geometrics and florals. Simple beveled edge lock with "Ce Coignet / a St. Etienne" centra, with simple line borders and floral motif at rear. Swan neck cock with simple border engraving. Ramrod, likely the original, with slot at rear and retained by a reinforced mouth at ramrod channel. Sideplate decorated with line engraving and floral motifs. Vacant silver escutcheon at wrist. Trigger guard with urn finial and decorated with border engraving. Buttcap with stirrups, also engraved en suite. CONDITION: Good. Metal has been carefully cleaned to avoid complete destruction of gilding, which is still visible, with some spotted oxidation throughout. Wood is very good with some minor chipping and some shrinkage away from metal. Action works appropriately when cycled by hand, bore is very good. Topjaw screw replaced. This would have been a very impressive pistol when new and made for someone of means. EW Barrel Length: 7 - 1/14" Caliber/Bore: .62 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Coignet Model: Flintlock Serial Number: NSN

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 750.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

(A) PAIR OF ALL STEEL LONDON MARKED DOUBLE BARREL FLINTLOCK PISTOLS, BELGIAN IN ORIGIN.

Lot # 3024 (Sale Order: 24 of 582)      

Pair of all steel pistols with twist off barrels with straight rifling, patent breeches, and marked "LONDON" behind each barrel. Boxlock actions with swan neck cocks and engraved with a simplistic stand of arms. Double triggers are protected by a sliding trigger guard (function unclear, not a safety) engraved with a stand of arms en suite with action. Flared butts engraved with stands en suite with balance of pistols. CONDITION: Good, pistols have been cleaned in the typical European style with some spotted oxidation on both pistols, softened engraving, and old oxidation visible. Cocks and triggers both work appropriately on each pistol, although pistol (A) is somewhat softer in operation and right cock does not sit all the way back, but disengages appropriately; cock screw on (A) replaced, left barrel. All four bores are good with visible rifling and some soft oxidation. Metal has some pings and strikes, action fit is not as tight as it should be with visible gaps. Despite being marked for manufactured in London, the overall quality of these pistols is more suggestive of a Belgian origin. EMW Barrel Length: (Both) 1 - 3/8" Caliber/Bore: (Both) .40 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: (BOTH) Marked London, probably Belgian Model: (BOTH) Flintlock Serial Number: (Both) NSN
Pair of all steel pistols with twist off barrels with straight rifling, patent breeches, and marked "LONDON" behind each barrel. Boxlock actions with swan neck cocks and ...moreengraved with a simplistic stand of arms. Double triggers are protected by a sliding trigger guard (function unclear, not a safety) engraved with a stand of arms en suite with action. Flared butts engraved with stands en suite with balance of pistols. CONDITION: Good, pistols have been cleaned in the typical European style with some spotted oxidation on both pistols, softened engraving, and old oxidation visible. Cocks and triggers both work appropriately on each pistol, although pistol (A) is somewhat softer in operation and right cock does not sit all the way back, but disengages appropriately; cock screw on (A) replaced, left barrel. All four bores are good with visible rifling and some soft oxidation. Metal has some pings and strikes, action fit is not as tight as it should be with visible gaps. Despite being marked for manufactured in London, the overall quality of these pistols is more suggestive of a Belgian origin. EMW Barrel Length: (Both) 1 - 3/8" Caliber/Bore: (Both) .40 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: (BOTH) Marked London, probably Belgian Model: (BOTH) Flintlock Serial Number: (Both) NSN

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 1,200.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

(A) PAIR OF A.W. SPIES .54 SMOOTHBORE FLINTLOCK PISTOLS.

Lot # 3025 (Sale Order: 25 of 582)      

Spies is recorded as working in New York, circa 1832-1860. Pistols are a matched pair and have brass barrels marked "LONDON" on top, with offset private Tower proofs and star beading at rear of breech. Flat iron locks with unbridled pans and decorated with a floral at rear, line borders, and rays emanating from pan, with "A.W. SPIES" in center. Locks retained by 2 screws that feed through brass escutcheons. Trumpet headed ramrods, probably the originals (one frozen, other with worm), feed through a single ferrule and into a reinforced mouth. Brass trigger guard and buttcaps, trigger guards with simple starburst engraving. Vacant German silver octagonal (more rectangular in shape) plaques at wrist. CONDITION: Very good. Brass has a deep mustard patina, with some verdigris forming on both pistols that could easily be cleaned should the new owner desire. Markings are easily legible. Locks have a nicely presenting chocolate patina. Stocks are very good with some normal marks from handling and storage acquired over time; pistol "B" has a few small chips near lock and a crack that extends from front on lock and up to barrel, measuring approximately 2 - 1/2". Mechanically fine, bores are very good, smooth. A nice pair of pistols. EMW Barrel Length: (Both) 9" Caliber/Bore: (Both) .54 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: (Both) A.W. Spies Model: (Both) Flintlock Serial Number: (Both) NSN
Spies is recorded as working in New York, circa 1832-1860. Pistols are a matched pair and have brass barrels marked "LONDON" on top, with offset private Tower proofs and ...morestar beading at rear of breech. Flat iron locks with unbridled pans and decorated with a floral at rear, line borders, and rays emanating from pan, with "A.W. SPIES" in center. Locks retained by 2 screws that feed through brass escutcheons. Trumpet headed ramrods, probably the originals (one frozen, other with worm), feed through a single ferrule and into a reinforced mouth. Brass trigger guard and buttcaps, trigger guards with simple starburst engraving. Vacant German silver octagonal (more rectangular in shape) plaques at wrist. CONDITION: Very good. Brass has a deep mustard patina, with some verdigris forming on both pistols that could easily be cleaned should the new owner desire. Markings are easily legible. Locks have a nicely presenting chocolate patina. Stocks are very good with some normal marks from handling and storage acquired over time; pistol "B" has a few small chips near lock and a crack that extends from front on lock and up to barrel, measuring approximately 2 - 1/2". Mechanically fine, bores are very good, smooth. A nice pair of pistols. EMW Barrel Length: (Both) 9" Caliber/Bore: (Both) .54 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: (Both) A.W. Spies Model: (Both) Flintlock Serial Number: (Both) NSN

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Sold for: USD 1,700.00

You've been outbid  to onsite! to YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Search Catalog :
Sort By :
Go to Lot :
Go to Page :
Per Page :
Pg : 1 of 24