Firearms & Militaria

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Department Director

Firearms Department
Specialist

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513.871.1670 (ext. 227) or firearms@cowans.com

   John Gangel
Specialist: Orange, CA

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714.939.1170 or johngangel@cowans.com


Jack Lewis
has 36 years experience in the firearms industry. Jack is nationally known for his expertise in the Springfield Arsenal and the Frankford Arsenal. Jack is a Life member of both the National Rifle Association and the Ohio Gun Collectors Association. He is also a member of the American Society of Arms Collectors.

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Two Contemporary Leather Hunting Bags and Horn, PLUS Six Contemporary Horns
Lot # 246 - Two Contemporary Leather Hunting Bags and Horn, PLUS Six Contemporary Horns
8" x 8.5" leather hunting bag with 12" old horn that has a grid attached to its neck that measures from 0-100 grains of shot. Extra 7.5" x 8" hunting bag without horn. Three contemporary large horns 11.5" to 12.5" and three small antique horns from 7" to 12".
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Lincoln / Hamlin <i>Wide Awake</i> Portrait Campaign Flag
Lot # 235 - Lincoln / Hamlin Wide Awake Portrait Campaign Flag
Red, white, and blue printed, cotton flag banner, 11 x 17 in., featuring blue and white abstract likeness of Lincoln, with legend: Lincoln & Hamlin in blue; Wide Awake over portrait. With 13 stars in white against blue field. Field of flag is printed on right side instead of usual upper left. Portrait is based on lithograph by W.H. Reese with modified hair style. (See Collins, Threads of History, 1979: fig. 301.)
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European Percussion Pistol
Lot # 1378 - European Percussion Pistol
.520 bore diameter, 4.5" octagonal-to-round, acorn finial triggerguard; raised caving around the triggerguard and behind tang.  Carved bird head butt, walnut stock. Iron furniture.
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Springfield Alteration Of Model 1860 Spencer Carbine
Lot # 360 - Springfield Alteration Of Model 1860 Spencer Carbine
.50 rimfire caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 19917. The top flat of the frame is marked Spencer Repeating Rifle Co. Boston Mass Pat'd March 6, 1860. With saddle bar and ring on the frame and stock. Walnut stock and forearm, with ESA inspector's cartouche.
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U.S. 20th Century Ka-Bar Folding Hunter Pocket Knife
Lot # 121 - U.S. 20th Century Ka-Bar Folding Hunter Pocket Knife
5.25" single blade Hunter knife with Coke bottle style body with jigged brown bone handles and early dog's head logo.
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Model 1855 Brass Mounted Harpers Ferry Rifle
Lot # 196 - Model 1855 Brass Mounted Harpers Ferry Rifle
.58 caliber, 32.5" barrel length with VP and eagle proof on the left side at breech. Long-range rear barrel sight. Saber bayonet stud on the right side of barrel.  Lockplate dated 1858 and marked U.S. Harpers Ferry.  Brass barrel bands, buttplate, patchbox and nosecap.  Walnut stock.  Missing ramrod.
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*Ruger Super Blackhawk Revolver
Lot # 638 - *Ruger Super Blackhawk Revolver
.44 magnum caliber, 10.5" barrel, S/N 83-90943. Blue finish, walnut grips.
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*Rossi <i>Trifecta</i> Model S2022243YBS Single-Shot Youth 3-Barrel Set
Lot # 571 - *Rossi Trifecta Model S2022243YBS Single-Shot Youth 3-Barrel Set
.22 LR, 20 ga., .243 caliber, 18.5" barrel, S/N SR301943. Blue finish, black synthetic stock. Original box and papers.
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*Winchester Model 72
Lot # 596 - *Winchester Model 72
.22 S,L,LR, 25" round barrel length, no S/N, Winchester markings on the left side of the barrel.  Blue barrel, magazine tube, trigger and triggerguard.  Plain walnut stock with pistol grip.  Black checkered Winchester buttplate.
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Three CDVs of Staff Officer Groups
Lot # 278 - Three CDVs of Staff Officer Groups
Lot of 3: Group shot of officers from the 24th Massachusetts, no bm, comprising Gen. Stevenson & Staff. Brady/Anthony view of General McClellan and staff. CDV comprised of seven oval vignettes of Brig. Gen. J.W. Davidson and Staff, with Habicht & Mealey, Pine Bluff, AR bm.
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US Spanish-American War Teddy Roosevelt Stereoview and Engraving
Lot # 35 - US Spanish-American War Teddy Roosevelt Stereoview and Engraving
Engraving and stereoview, each of Teddy Roosevelt; the large is a portrait while the other depicts Roosevelt sitting in his office.
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Late 19th Century South American Bowie Knife
Lot # 829 - Late 19th Century South American Bowie Knife
Mostly likely a German copy of a Collins pattern export Bowie knife / short machete.  13.25" clip-point blade with double fullers. Obverse ricasso marked "No 999." Retains the leather scabbard washer.  Hilt of cast German silver. "S"-shaped crossguard has embossed floral finials, lion's head pommel and fish scale embossed grip.  Tooled brown leather scabbard has German silver throat and drag with embossed goddess face on the frog stud.
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U.S. Springfield Model 1879 Rifle with 1889 Modification
Lot # 841 - U.S. Springfield Model 1879 Rifle with 1889 Modification
.45-70 caliber, 32.5" barrel length, S/N 109097. Top of breech marked "US" over "Model" over "1884".  Lock has an eagle motif next to "US" over "Springfield".  Barrel is marked above breech with "V" over "P" over eagle head.  Left side of wrist has a cartouche in script "SWP 1891".  Blue finish with case color breech and walnut stock.  This is a model 1879 rifle that has been arsenal modified to the 1889 specification as evident by the 1891 cartouche.
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**Belgian Side-by-Side Double-Barrel Ejector Shotgun
Lot # 1418 - **Belgian Side-by-Side Double-Barrel Ejector Shotgun
12 ga., 27.625" Damascus barrels choked F/M, S/N 11101. DT, automatic ejectors, steel heel and toe plates, walnut stocks, pierced lever, scalloped boxlock action.
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Colt U.S. Cavalry Revolver, in 4th Cavalry S/N Range
Lot # 384 - Colt U.S. Cavalry Revolver, in 4th Cavalry S/N Range
.45 caliber, 7.5" barrel, S/N 2697. Blued and case hardened finish. Wood grips, no visible cartouches on grips. Italic barrel address; Ainsworth inspected.
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John Paul Strain (American, 20th century) Signed Lithograph on Paper From the Collection of Jim Ritchie (1938 - 2015), Toledo, Ohio
Lot # 1299 - John Paul Strain (American, 20th century) Signed Lithograph on Paper From the Collection of Jim Ritchie (1938 - 2015), Toledo, Ohio
The Road to Front Royal, Virginia
with title plate in frame; signed lower right; dedication on glass 
with Certificate of Authenticity
sight 19.25 x 26.5 in.; framed 34.75 x 41 in.
2001
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**J. C. Higgins Model 20 Pump Action Shotgun
*J.G. Anschutz Model 1517 Bolt Action Rifle
Lot # 635 - *J.G. Anschutz Model 1517 Bolt Action Rifle
.17 HMR caliber, 23" barrel, S/N 3077699. Blue finish, walnut checkered stock; no magazine.
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Cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver
Lot # 249 - Cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver
.31 caliber, 4" barrel, S/N 119372. Matching numbers throughout. Top flat of barrel with two-line New York address. Five-shot cylinder with roll engraved stagecoach scene. Blue finish, with case hardened frame, hammer and lever and silver-plated brass trigger guard and backstrap. With varnished walnut grips. Housed in a fitted wooden case with a brass American eagle motif powder flask, Colts Patent mold, four loose ball rounds and a tin of Eley Bros. London percussion caps.
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