October Firearms & Militaria Auction
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Echoes of Glory International Military Auction House
Lot # 0 (Sale Order: 1 of 334)
Welcome to Echoes of Glory's October Firearms & Militaria Auction with a total of 330 lots of military, sporting and antique firearms from before the Civil War through the present. Remember the auction is "as is/where is" with no returns allowed - please check out the multiple photos and description before bidding. Lots of good items, bid early, bid often, bid high and good luck!
Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 2 of 334)
This Imperial German Model 1869 Cavalry Saber is a vintage cavalry sword with scabbard in very good condition. The curved single grooved blade measures 34-1/2" and is marked "Gebr. Weyersberg" Solingen and "W" proof. The grip is an iron "dove head" pattern with a grooved thumb rest and thumb strap/loop. The scabbard has a few minor handing dents but is matching to the saber. This could be one of the rare Swiss contract sabers and is a seldom seen massive weapon for used by a horse mounted soldier.
Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 3 of 334)
An original brass handled Imperial German 1860-70s era Sapper Sword in fair to good condition. Blade is moderately pitted, but the cross-guard is regimentally marked to the 28th Infantry Regiment. Blade measures 17" long, unfortunately there is no scabbard.
Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 4 of 334)
This 1945 dated war souvenir Philippine Island WWII era Tribal Sword was made in the Tugaya Province, noted for it's warriors and weapon manufacturing. It was obviously influenced by the Japanese Swords the locals encountered in their guerrilla warfare fight against the occupying Army in WWII. It is in very good condition with an engraved 18" blade.
Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 5 of 334)
This US Military WWII era Victor Tool Company Woodsmans Pal LC-14-B Survival Axe is in excellent condition with original zippered case and three instruction manuals (seldom seen). Used as a camp tool, survival axe and weapon, they are still used even today.
Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 6 of 334)
An Australian Military WWII era Trench Knife/Knuckle Duster with an all-cast alloy grip with criss-cross design. It has a 6" blade and is in very good condition. The brown leather scabbard looks correct, but might be more recent. Lots of US Marines picked these up in Australia and used them throughout the war.
Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 7 of 334)
This nice German Military WWII re-issue Imperial WWI Trench or Boot Knife is in very good condition. The wood grip is Nazi waffenampted & initialed, but the blade is Imperial proofed and was produced by Gottlieb. Blade measures 5" long and it has a steel scabbard with leather hanger.
Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 8 of 334)
A high quality James Bowen brass handled heavy custom US Military used Bowie Fighting or Throwing Knife. Made of 4140 alloy and weighing 1 Lb., 13 oz. with a 9" blade (15" overall). Designed for throwing, these knives make excellent fighting knives. The Bowen Brothers of West Virginia were noted for their high quality knives. It is in very good condition with leather sheath.
Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 9 of 334)
A custom bone Scrimshawed Pocket Knife by a North Carolina artist "DBCS". It is a Frost Cutlery knife with the Cape Hatteras Light House on one side and "DBCS" and anvil logo on the other. It is in very good condition.
Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 10 of 334)
A nice US Civil War era Springfield Rifled Musket Bayonet in good condition with some light pitting. Locking ring is present and the bayonet is 21" long.
Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 11 of 334)
This US Military issued Camilius Paratrooper/Pilot Survival Knife is the later version with the shroud-cutter hook. It is in fair condition with with soiled grips and a somewhat weak spring but does work. The carry ring is broken and the push button is damaged.
Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 12 of 334)
This US Military issued Schrade-Walden Paratrooper/Pilot Survival Knife is the later version with the shroud-cutter hook. It is in good condition with nylon tab, soiled grips and does work fine.
Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 13 of 334)
A WWII to 1970s era US Military issue Camillus Electricians Pocket Knife in good condition. Blades show some staining and sharpening.
Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 14 of 334)
A WWII issued British Royal Navy 1938 dated "PS&C Works" Bosun's Knife in good but used condition This sailor pocket knife has checkered horn grips, two blades (one a combo screw-driver) and a bosun's spike. A hard to find knife.
Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 15 of 334)
This US Military WWII Camillus production M3 Fighting Knife is in very good condition with early sheath. Consignor believes it's original, but Camillus reproduced these knives into the 1990s.
Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 16 of 334)
An ancient Chinese Chin Dynasty Bronze Sword with a jade guard in good condition as excavated. This was brought in from China as an example of the weapons found at the site of the "terracotta army" at the first Emperor's tomb complex. Tens of thousands of these have been found with some being sold off. Consignor says this is an original piece, and it looks correct. As to whether this is an original or not, we'll let you be the judge. It measures 16" long.
Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 17 of 334)
An Argentine Military 1890s issued Soldiers Utility Knife in good condition. The knife was produced under contract in Solingen, Germany and has a cork-screw, bottle opener and two blades. Somiliar knives were carried by German troops in WWI and WWII.
Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 18 of 334)
This German Military early-WWII Trench or Boot Knife is in very good condition with correct boot-clip sheath. The 6" blade is waffenampfted, but looks like it is missing the guard.
Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 19 of 334)
A US Navy SEAL used Smith & Wesson Extraction & Evasion Fighting Knife in good used condition with sheath. It has a 6" blade and is 11" overall.
Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 20 of 334)
A unopened limited edition Smith & Wesson Gold Shield high quality Folder Knife in new condition.
Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 21 of 334)
An early American "HT Coofer" of New York .50 Caliber Percussion Rifle fom circa 1850. It is in very good condition, though there is a wood repair around the lock and the bore looks shot out. Octagonal barrel is 30" long, and the rifle has brass and German silver furniture.
Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 22 of 334)
This US issue Civil War era M1861 Trenton, NJ contract Percussion Rifle is in good+ condition with good rifling. The bright finish is mottled but clean, and the stock is solid with the correct but faint cartouches. The lock is dated 1863 and the nicely rifled barrel is marked 1863 as well. Action is tight and it has a correct ramrod and has a nice "NJ" stamp on the stock and barrel.
Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 23 of 334)
This desirable US Civil War era Spencer .52 RF Caliber Lever Action Cartridge Saddle-Ring Carbine is in good condition though there is heavy wear to the buttstock by the right buttplate and missing wood (battle damage?) by the lever. Metal finish is worn and slightly pitted, bore is very good. Looks better than it sounds, a solid example of probably the best Civil War cavalry carbine.
Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 24 of 334)
This very nice US Military Civil War era Model 1862 Joslyn .52 RF caliber Cartridge Cavalry Carbine is in very good/fine condition. Only about 2,000 of these breech-loading carbines were produced. This example has a very good sharp bore, brass furniture, matching numbers and mixed bluing and patina. Cartouche is sharp and has the initials "RH" next to the saddle ring. A good looking carbine, valued at $3,000+ by Flaydermans Guide.
Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 25 of 334)
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.