September Firearms & Militaria Auction Part 2
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Echoes of Glory International Military Auction House
Lot # 0 (Sale Order: 1 of 287)
Welcome to Echoes of Glory's September Firearms & Militaria Auction! Highlights of this auction include Springfield M1861, Sharps Carbine, Springfield M1A, Stevens Trench Shotgun, a collection of WWI-II Lugers, Colt M1903, S&W, Colt, Browning & Webley handguns, and early military collectibles from all countries and eras. More items and descriptions will be added daily. If you have questions about any of the lots, please feel free to ask. Remember this is an auction, you determine the price - but it is "AS IS", no returns - ask questions beforehand as we can not take items back (not fair to the consignor or other bidders). Read the FULL description and look at ALL the photos! Bid accordingly, bid high, bid often and Good Luck!
Lot # 2125 (Sale Order: 2 of 287)
A German Commercial Crown N P-08 Luger 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol in very good condition with a very good bore. Exterior numbers match (less un-numbered wood-bottom magazine), it looks re-blued, with old import marks, very good grips and DWM production.
Lot # 2126 (Sale Order: 3 of 287)
A Weimar rebuilt Imperial German P-08 Luger 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol in very good condition with a very good bore. It is mismatched (two different Lugers combined), has very good grips, unmarked wood-bottom magazine and has Erfurt Arsenal 1918 barrel assembly.
Lot # 2127 (Sale Order: 4 of 287)
This mis-matched Imperial German P-08 9mm Luger Semi-Auto Pistol is in good condition and has British Proofs, indeicating it's a war trophy. It has light pitting, a good bore, good grips, black plastic bottom magazine, and has a 1918 Erfurt marked upper assembly.
Lot # 2128 (Sale Order: 5 of 287)
A desirable Imperial German Military WWI 1918 dated DWM P-08 Luger 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol in very good/excellent condition. It has matching numbers (except the correct type wood bottom magazine), very good grips and a very good bore. It is complete with black overdyed Imperial marked leather holster and loading tool. A overall beautiful WWI Luger.
Lot # 2129 (Sale Order: 6 of 287)
A rare import Finnish Military WWII era P-08 Luger 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol in very good condition with a very good bore. It is mis-matched as most of these Finnish pistols are, and comes with a rare SA marked brown leather holster, loading tool, cleaning rod and extra magazine.
Lot # 2130 (Sale Order: 7 of 287)
This WWI era DWM 1917 dated Imperial German P-08 9mm Artillery Luger Semi-Auto Pistol is in good condition with a good bore. The finish is worn with some pitting, mis-matched numbers and a more recent magazine.
Lot # 2131 (Sale Order: 8 of 287)
An old import 1977 produced West German Army P1/P-38 9mm Semi-Auto double-action Pistol in very good condition with a very good bore.
Lot # 2132 (Sale Order: 9 of 287)
This British military WWII Webley & Scott MK-IV .38 S&W top-break Double-Action Revolver is in very good condition with a very good bore.
Lot # 2133 (Sale Order: 10 of 287)
A high quality Spanish Garate Anitua British military contract .455 Double Action top-break Revolver in very good condition with a very good bore. In WWI, British contracted with several foreign firms to supplement their Webley production. This example has the British military proofs and lanyard ring.
Lot # 2134 (Sale Order: 11 of 287)
A Smith & Wesson clone, this Spanish Garate Anitua 32/20 caliber Double Action Revolver is in very good condition with a very good bore.
Lot # 2135 (Sale Order: 12 of 287)
A nice looking Colt Police Special 32/20 Double Action Revolver that was re-blued long ago. It is in good+ condition with a very good bore, and very nice original grips.
Lot # 2136 (Sale Order: 13 of 287)
A high quality Imperial Japanese Shin-Guto WWII Samurai Sword in very good condition, though the blade is lightly tarnished (but should easily clean up). The blade measures 25" (overall length is 38") and it has a distinctive temper line. Fittings, wrap, tsuba and lacquered scabbard are in very good condition.
Lot # 2137 (Sale Order: 14 of 287)
A high quality mid-WWII Imperial Japanese Shin-Guto WWII Samurai Sword in very good condition, with an exceptionally clean blade. The blade measures 24" (overall length is 39") and it has a distinctive highly active temper line. Fittings, wrap and tsuba are nice, but the scabbard has been amateurishly re-painted and shows damage from being hit with shrapnel or a bullet. The tang of this smith made blade is marked "Kane Hisa from Noshu Province, December 1943".
Lot # 2138 (Sale Order: 15 of 287)
A good quality Burmese Tribal Dha Sword in very good condition. The blade is handmade and lightly decorated, has the woven belt and it measures 32" overall.
Lot # 2139 (Sale Order: 16 of 287)
This very nice British Army M1897 Coldstream Guards Regimental Officers Sword was produced by Wilkerson sometime before WWII. It is heavily engraved with their battle honors has the inset brass proof mark and the issue number on the spine. It has a 32" blade, is 39" overall and shows some moderate wear to the nickeled finish. A beautiful sword of a famous unit, but unfortunately missing the scabbard.
Lot # 2140 (Sale Order: 17 of 287)
This rare 1890s German Contract Ecuadorian National Police Sword is in very good condition with a 31"engraved blade and original scabbard. Nickel finish shows light wear, and the grip in very nice.
Lot # 2141 (Sale Order: 18 of 287)
This French Produced Japanese Contract M1873 Sword is in good condition with a chrysanthemum motif. It measures 37" overall and is complete with scabbard. Heavy wear and tarnishing, scabbard is dented.
Lot # 2142 (Sale Order: 19 of 287)
This high quality early 20th century Knights of Columbus Master's Fraternal Order Sword was produced by Detroit Regalia. It is very ornate with a 27" engraved blade, ivory grip and silvered & enameled fittings. Scabbard is engraved and ornate with gold wash - named "Harold Cobb" (blade named to "John A Nelson" - probably handed down between members). A beautiful sword, these fraternal pieces have been dramatically increasing in price.
Lot # 2143 (Sale Order: 20 of 287)
This rare US American Revolutionary War era Fighting Dirk is in very good condition with a lightly engraved 11" blade (overall 16"), gold-washed fittings and ebony wood. Martial engraving including the US flag on the heavy diamond contoured hand-forged blade is indicative of Rev War weapons.
Lot # 2144 (Sale Order: 21 of 287)
This Master Knifemaker Rudy H. Ruana produced Custom "Skinner" Knife has a 5 1/2" blade with small blood groove and knurled spine. It has elk horn scales and an aluminum guard. It is complete with standard sheath with an near unused stone. Some light pitting, but a classic Montana large skinning knife. Our resident expert appraises this at $800.
Lot # 2145 (Sale Order: 22 of 287)
North African Taureg Tribal Fighting Knife in very good condition with nice brass, copper & German silver work. It measures 20" overall.
Lot # 2146 (Sale Order: 23 of 287)
This US issue Civil War era M1861 Bridesburg contract Percussion Rifle is in very good condition with good rifling. The bright finish is somewhat mottled but clean, and the stock is solid with the correct but faint cartouches. The lock is dated 1864 and the nicely rifled barrel is marked 1864. Action is tight and it has a correct ramrod, brass nose cap and has a nice "NJ" stamp on the stock near the cartouches.
Lot # 2147 (Sale Order: 24 of 287)
An unusual possible Confederate used Civil War US Harpers Ferry .69 caliber M1840 Percussion conversion Musketoon in very good condition. This is a standard 1816 musket shortened to a musketoon configuration and has a butt stock marked "VA 13th CAV Co K" on one side and "WJW" on the other. The buttstock under the markings has been repaired by fitting a new period piece of wood. The lock is very strong, it has a correct threaded ramrod, it is fitted with rifle sights and none of the conversion looks like it was done recently. Consignor believes this is a correct musketoon conversion, possible done by the Confederates and we see nothing to dispute that.
Lot # 2148 (Sale Order: 25 of 287)
This English 1850s era 10 Gauge Fowler made from a Percussion Musket utilizes the lock, trigger guard and barrel from a military issue piece. Lock is weak, all metal is moderately pitted, it has a nice solid stock and wooden ramrod. It is 58" long overall with a 42" barrel.