Firearms & Militaria

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Department Director

Firearms Department
Specialist

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

   John Gangel
Specialist: Orange, CA

Contact Information

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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*Savage Mark II 2010 Olympic Team USA Commemorative Bolt Action Rifle
Lot # 1465 - *Savage Mark II 2010 Olympic Team USA Commemorative Bolt Action Rifle
.22 LR caliber, 21" barrel, S/N DH2010. Stainless steel finish, red, white and blue laminated wood stock, Accutrigger. Original box and manual.
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US WWI Gas Masks and More, Lot of Eight
Lot # 95 - US WWI Gas Masks and More, Lot of Eight
Lot includes: 4 gas masks, 3 with bags; 1 cold war canteen and cup; 2 desk plaques; ditty bag with WWII contents; and 3 burden straps.
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*German Drilling by Honold Ulm
Lot # 572 - *German Drilling by Honold Ulm
16 ga. x 16 ga. x 8x57 caliber, 26.75" barrels, S/N 16806. Receiver engraved with wooded elk scenes and light scroll engraving. Greener-style safety, cocking indicators, adjustable rifle trigger. Walnut Monte Carlo stock.
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*Smith & Wesson Model 629 Double-Action Revolver
Lot # 1387 - *Smith & Wesson Model 629 Double-Action Revolver
.44 magnum caliber, 4" barrel, S/N DAW7694. Stainless steel.
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Early Surgeon's Amputation Saw
Lot # 60 - Early Surgeon's Amputation Saw
10" saw blade marked "GEMRIC / PHILA." Walnut handle with checked fish tail-shaped grip.
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Engraved Powder Horn for Stephen Middagh
Lot # 223 - Engraved Powder Horn for Stephen Middagh
16.5" length, smooth neck with raised ring and flat-sided spout.  Wood base.  Engravings of deer, forests, vines, trees. Engraved Stephen Middagh his horn made at Fort How August 19, 1783.  Also has his initials in a box that is shaded.  Original wood base.
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*Tikka M695 Bolt Action Rifle with Nikon Monarch 2-7 Power Scope
Lot # 1434 - *Tikka M695 Bolt Action Rifle with Nikon Monarch 2-7 Power Scope
.338 Win. magnum caliber, 24" barrel, S/N RH969704. Stainless steel finish, black synthetic stock, Nikon Monarch 2x-7x scope.
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*SIG Model SG 550-1 SP Semi-Auto Rifle
Lot # 711 - *SIG Model SG 550-1 SP Semi-Auto Rifle
.223 caliber, 21" barrel, S/N 80038. 20-rd. magazine, green furniture, bipod, fixed stock.
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Peabody & Martini Long-Range Creedmoor Rifle
Lot # 344 - Peabody & Martini Long-Range Creedmoor Rifle
.44-100 caliber, 32" round/octagonal barrel, S/N 104. The left side of the receiver is engraved Creedmoor in Gothic scroll, with the right side engraved Peabody & Martini Patents. The cocking indicator is marked N.J. Wolcott. Vernier tang peep sight with spirit level and wind gauge front sight. Checkered  deluxe walnut pistol grip buttstock with checkered forearm and case hardened fore end tip. Shotgun-style buttplate.
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*Norinco SKS Hunter
Lot # 1436 - *Norinco SKS Hunter
7.63x39 caliber, 19.5" barrel, S/N 4397. Blue finish, checkered wood stocks. Canvas sling. black recoil pad.
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U.S. Model 1855 Springfield Rifled-Musket
Lot # 845 - U.S. Model 1855 Springfield Rifled-Musket
.58 caliber,  40" barrel with V P and eagle on the left side at breech. Three-leaf rear barrel sight. Lockplate marked US Springfield and dated 1858.  Iron patchbox. Walnut stock with three barrel bands.
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U.S. Rifle Bayonets, Lot of Two
Lot # 213 - U.S. Rifle Bayonets, Lot of Two
16" Remington for '03-A3 dated 1918 and in the original leather scabbard, and 16" undated PAL for WWII M1 Garand in a USN MKI scabbard.
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German WWI Binoculars with Case
Lot # 53 - German WWI Binoculars with Case
6" binoculars painted battleship gray with canvas case.
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**Winchester Model 12 Skeet
Lot # 1865 - **Winchester Model 12 Skeet
20 ga., 24" barrel with Cutts compensator, S/N 1234211. Vent rib with Simmons markings.  Checkered stock and forearm. Winchester pistol grip cap and hard rubber buttplate. LOP 14".
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M6 and M7 Type Bayonets, Lot of 4
Lot # 224 - M6 and M7 Type Bayonets, Lot of 4
6.75" blades with black plastic grips. Includes M5A1, M6 and M7 examples with M8A1 fiber scabbards, one with web belt, and an M7 with M10 plastic scabbard.
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Identified Naval Officers, Five CDVs
Lot # 95 - Identified Naval Officers, Five CDVs
Including a compact group shot of five uniformed officers who served aboard the USS Monongahela, with Washburn, N.O. imprint and orange two-cent revenue stamp. Penciled at left is Lieut. P.J. Langer who joined 11/62 as 3rd Assistant Engineer; promoted 2nd Assistant Engineer 3/64; resigned 4/28/70. An ink signed officer is M.B. Means/Gunner USN, having W.W. Washburn, N.O. imprint with orange revenue stamp.  Mark B. Means became Acting Gunner 7/63; appointment revoked due to sickness 4/24/65. W.S. Keen is ink signed on verso beneath Washburn, N.O. back mark.   William S. Keen was appointed Mate, 12/61; promoted Acting Ensign 7/63; discharged 5/12/65; served aboard the USS Kineo. 

Benjamin F. Blair is identified in modern pencil with William F. Hunter, Brooklyn, imprint. Blair joined as Acting Ensign 9/64; discharged 7/3/65. Leander M. Keene is pencil identified, with A. Constant, N.O. imprint. He enlisted as Acting Ensign 10/64; resigned 5/12/65.
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Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle
Lot # 1240 - Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle
.45-90 W.C.F. caliber, 26" barrel, S/N 49479. The barrel has been cleaned with the markings re-stamped. With two line New Haven address and the caliber marked at the breech. The upper tang is marked with the model, with the lower tang marked with the patent dates and serial number. Walnut stock and forearm, with crescent buttplate and an added large saddle ring on the underside.
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**US Model 1917 Smith & Wesson DA Revolver
Lot # 893 - **US Model 1917 Smith & Wesson DA Revolver
.45 caliber, 5.5 barrel, S/N 32588. Top of barrel marked with two-line address and patent dates.  Left side of the barrel marked S&W D.A. .45.  Framed with inspector's mark "GHS" in a circle.  Square butt marked U.S. Army Model 1917. Six-shot fluted cylinder. Blue finish with case color hammer and trigger.  Walnut grips.
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U.S. Model 1836 Flintlock Pistol by <i>R. Johnson</i>
Lot # 69 - U.S. Model 1836 Flintlock Pistol by R. Johnson
.54 caliber, 8.5" round barrel. Dated 1842, swivel ramrod with all features as issued.
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*Copy Winchester  Model 1885 Low Wall Rifle By C. Sharps & Co
Lot # 1456 - *Copy Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Rifle By C. Sharps & Co
.22 W.M.R. caliber, 26" octagonal barrel, S/N 85-1150. A fine replica of the original 1885 Winchester. Case hardened frame, lever and buttplate. Silver inlay in tip of forestock. Marbles rear sight on upper tang. Blue finish, walnut stocks. Complete with papers and additional sights.
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