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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*Winchester Model 12 Pump-Action Shotgun
Lot # 534 - *Winchester Model 12 Pump-Action Shotgun
12 gauge, 30" barrel, S/N 185778. Blue finish, checkered walnut stock and forearm.
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*Colt Single Action Frontier Scout Revolver
Lot # 1097 - *Colt Single Action Frontier Scout Revolver
.22 LR caliber, 4.75" barrel, S/N 10658Q. Two-tone finish, black plastic grips.
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Three CDVs, Illinois BBGs: John Morrill, James Mulligan, Embury Osband
Lot # 518 - Three CDVs, Illinois BBGs: John Morrill, James Mulligan, Embury Osband
Lot of 3: CDV of Col. John Morrill, 64th Illinois Inf., received single brevet, ink signed on verso, John Morrill/ Lt. Col., with G.W. Armstead, Corinth, MS bm. Anonymous carte of Col. James A. Mulligan in civilian dress, autographed beneath portrait with dedication, 23rd Illinois Inf., received single brevet, DOW at Winchester, VA, 7/26/64. Anonymous carte of Col. Embury D. Osband as a Major, with later pencil ID on verso, 4th Illinois Cav. and 3rd Cav. USCT, received single brevet. 
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Civil War Import 1850 Foot Officer's Sword
Lot # 1176 - Civil War Import 1850 Foot Officer's Sword
30" unadorned blade with 12" false-edge and 3/4-length fuller, unmarked.  Hilt has single-piece cast brass guard with pierced floral motifs, scrolled quillon, and bow with sword knot slot, cast brass stepped oval pommel and backstrap with laurel wreath. Wooden grip retains braided brass wire, lacks leather wrap.  Black leather distressed scabbard with brass throat with two carrying rings.
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**Winchester Model 12 Pump Action Shotgun
Lot # 877 - **Winchester Model 12 Pump Action Shotgun
12 ga. caliber, 30" full choke barrel, S/N 514634. Checkered walnut stocks,
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Parts Lockplates, Lot of Four
Colt Third Model Derringer
<i>B.F. Joslyn</i> Army Percussion Revolver
Lot # 1304 - B.F. Joslyn Army Percussion Revolver
.44 caliber, 8" octagonal barrel length, S/N 2581. Markings on barrel "B.F. Joslyn" over "Patd. May 4, 1858." Blue barrel with case color loading lever and hammer. Five-shot cylinder. Checkered walnut grips.
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Model 1816 Springfield Flintlock Musket
Lot # 720 - Model 1816 Springfield Flintlock Musket
.69 caliber, 42" round barrel with proof on the breech, tang dated "1822", original flint. Lockplate marked "SPRING / FIELD / 1822" with an eagle over "US", action functions properly. Three band walnut stock with iron furniture, buttplate stamped "32" on the tang, buttstock has carved soldier's initials "G.W.R." on the left side.  Complete with button tip iron ramrod.
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Remington Bullet Molds, Lot of Five
Lot # 254 - Remington Bullet Molds, Lot of Five
One brass mold with double cavity round ball with no sprue cutter. Three steel molds with sprue cutter, caliber 36 with round and conical cavities. One brass with sprue cutter and conical and round ball cavity.
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*Smith & Wesson Model 10-9 Double-Action Revolver
Lot # 1101 - *Smith & Wesson Model 10-9 Double-Action Revolver
.38 spl. caliber, 4" barrel, S/N CCK2804. Blue finish, laminated wood grips, original rubber grip. Original box and papers.
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US WWII Summer Weight White Tunics, Lot of Three
Lot # 305 - US WWII Summer Weight White Tunics, Lot of Three
White Army uniforms are rarely encountered. Two of these are WWII officer's tunics. This is a white dinner jacket.
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US WWII 10
Lot # 241 - US WWII 10" M-I Bayonets
A lot of four 10" blade bayonets for the M-1 Garand. Three of the Bayonets are made by United Fork & Hoe, one is dated 1942 and has a clip point. The other is made by American Fork & Hoe.
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Colt Service Model .22 Conversion Unit
Lot # 907 - Colt Service Model .22 Conversion Unit
Service Model Ace top half with parkerized finish.
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Parts Guns, Lot of Two
Lot # 567 - Parts Guns, Lot of Two
European break-top revolver, 11mm, 5.5" barrel, checkered walnut grips and US Revolver, .38 caliber, 3" barrel, hard rubber grips.
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U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1873 Trapdoor Rifle
Lot # 41 - U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1873 Trapdoor Rifle
.45-70 caliber, 32.5" barrel, S/N 117842VP and eagle proof on barrel.
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Sixth Plate Tintype of Two Union Musicians
Lot # 22 - Sixth Plate Tintype of Two Union Musicians
Sixth plate tintype portrait of a pair of Civil War bandsmen. The privates wear standard nine-button frock coats and are part of an unidentified regimental band. Both of the musicians display over-the-shoulder brass horns in different sizes. Housed in Union case with floral decoration. 

Regimental bands were abolished under a General Order dated July 1862, and the bandsmen mustered out. Field music (a separate entity from the band) consisting of fife and drum remained at the regimental level. While technically contrary to regulations, certain music loving units conspired to organize full brass brigade bands which existed until the end of the war.
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Cased Colt Model 1849 Revolver
Lot # 225 - Cased Colt Model 1849 Revolver
.31 caliber, 6" octagonal barrel, New York two-line address, S/N 315349. Blued finish. Case colored frame and lever. Varnished walnut grips, silver plated trigger guard and backstrap. Case is mahogany with a deep maroon lining with flask. Colt Patent marked brass mold.
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USMC WWII Tunic Visor Cap and Pith Helmet
Lot # 151 - USMC WWII Tunic Visor Cap and Pith Helmet
Early dated EM tunic, dated 1940-41 in sleeve. Visor cap and 1943 dated pith helmet.
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German WWII M-40 Army Helmet
Lot # 435 - German WWII M-40 Army Helmet
German M-40 with liner band and remnants of national decal.
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