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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Model 1816 Springfield Musket Converted to Percussion
Lot # 687 - Model 1816 Springfield Musket Converted to Percussion
.69 caliber, 42" round barrel with P in a circle with V and eagle, dated on the breech 1836.  Lockplate dated 1836 Springfield with eagle US.  Three barrel bands walnut stock. Belgian-style conversion.
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**Colt 1873 Single Action First Generation 38 WCF
Lot # 1488 - **Colt 1873 Single Action First Generation 38 WCF
1800 .38 WCF caliber, 7.5" barrel, S/N 323838. Stag grips,
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Second Model Virginia Manufacture Flintlock Rifle
Lot # 37 - Second Model Virginia Manufacture Flintlock Rifle
.44 caliber, 39" octagonal barrel. Lockplate marked Virginia front of the hammer and under the pan.  Rear of lockplate marked Richmond and dated 1821. Barrel is unmarked. Brass four-piece patchbox, brass furniture.  Walnut stock with some incised carved lines running parallel with the ramrod channel.
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Second Pattern Second Type British Brown Bess Flintlock Musket
Lot # 18 - Second Pattern Second Type British Brown Bess Flintlock Musket
.75 caliber, 42" round barrel. Marked on top of barrel M Cambridge.  Lockplate marked Tower in the rear and crown with GR under pan.  Lock is all iron. Brass escutcheon plate behind tang marked B over 54.  Brass furniture, walnut stock with beaver tail behind tang.
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*WWII Nazi German Walther Model KK Bolt Action Training Rifle
Lot # 469 - *WWII Nazi German Walther Model KK Bolt Action Training Rifle
.22 LR cal., 25.5" barrel, S/N 2393. Blue finish, walnut stock, Nazi proofs on left side of barrel and receiver.
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Non-Regulation 50th Massachusetts Infantry Presentation Sword
Lot # 760 - Non-Regulation 50th Massachusetts Infantry Presentation Sword
30.5" blade with etched panels of military motifs. Brass pommel with chased  designs. Leather and brass wire wrapped handle.  Brass knuckle bow.  Leather scabbard with engraved  brass throat and engraved brass tip.  Throat engraved with inscription: Sergeant B. F Blatchford by Co. B. 50 Regt.

Benjamin F. Blatchford was a resident of Rockport, MA.  He enlisted in B Co., 50th MA on August 20, 1862, at Rockport as 1st Sergeant.  He was mustered out on August 24, 1863, at Wenham, MA.  On December 30, 1863 Blatchford re-enlisted and was commissioned into Co. K,  2nd MA Heavy Artillery.  Promoted  to 1st Lieut. on June 21, 1865, he m/o Sept. 3, 1865 at Wilmington.  Benjamin died on November 11, 1906 in Gloucester, MA.

The 50th MA. was a nine-month militia regiment that served in the Dept. of the Gulf and fought at Port Hudson participating in both assaults. The 2nd MA Heavy Artillery was assigned to the Dept. of VA & NC and garrisoned various points, split up by company.  Blatchford's Co. K. was posted to Norfolk and Portsmouth along with Co. L. during its service.
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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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*Smith & Wesson Model 19-3
Lot # 1705 - *Smith & Wesson Model 19-3
.357 magnum caliber, 6" barrel length, S/N K916022. Blue finish with checkered walnut grips. Smith & Wesson logo on grips. Case colored trigger and hammer.
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Three CDVs, Wisconsin & Illinois BBGs: William Strong, Frederick Starring, Charles Turner
Lot # 527 - Three CDVs, Wisconsin & Illinois BBGs: William Strong, Frederick Starring, Charles Turner
Lot of 3: Brady carte of Bvt. Brig. Gen. Frederick A. Starring, ink autographed on verso, Maj., 46th Illinois Inf.; 2nd Illinois Light Artillery; Col., 72nd Illinois Inf.; received single brevet. Brady carte of Bvt. Brig. Gen. William E. Strong, autographed beneath portrait, Capt., 2nd Wisconsin; Lt. Col. and Asst. Inspector Gen., 12th Wisconsin Inf., Field and Staff; received single brevet. Armstead & Taylor, Corinth, MS carte of Bvt. Brig. Gen. Charles Turner, Col., 108th Illinois Infantry, received single brevet. 
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U.S. WWI Field Gear, Lot of Three
Lot # 130 - U.S. WWI Field Gear, Lot of Three
Lot includes gas mask and carrier, shelter half, leggings.
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German 20th Century Puma Knives, Lot of Five
Lot # 351 - German 20th Century Puma Knives, Lot of Five
highlights include Puma Model 6383 Skinner knife, Puma 6362 Knife, Puma 6396 Bowie knife, Puma 6398 Hunter's Friend knife and a Puma 941 knife.
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Four CDVs, Including U.S. Infantry BBGs: Delos Sacket, Washington Seawell, William Sidell, Joseph R. Smith
Lot # 297 - Four CDVs, Including U.S. Infantry BBGs: Delos Sacket, Washington Seawell, William Sidell, Joseph R. Smith
Lot of 4: J.Gurney & Son, New York CDV of Bvt. Brig. Gen. Delos B. Sacket, Lt. Col., US Army 2nd Cav.; Col. and Inspector General, Army of the Potomac; received single brevet. Brady/Anthony carte of Bvt. Brig. Gen. Washington Seawell, Col., US Army 6th Inf., received single brevet. Anonymous CDV of Bvt. Brig. Gen. William H. Sidell, Lt. Col., Field and Staff, US Army 10th Inf., received single brevet. Copy tintype of Bvt. Brig. Gen. Joseph R. Smith, Major, US Army 7th Inf., received single brevet. 
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Indian Wars Navy Accoutrements, Lot of Four
Lot # 1040 - Indian Wars Navy Accoutrements, Lot of Four
Three black leather cartridge boxes for a single-shot pistol dated "1874," revolver with wood black and a Hitchcock's patent box, all "USN" embossed. Also includes a fuze box marked "U.S.N.Y. / BOSTON."
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Lyman Percussion Black Powder Trade Rifle
Lot # 1246 - Lyman Percussion Black Powder Trade Rifle
.54 caliber, 29" barrel, S/N 258165. Blue finish, walnut stock.
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Hercules Powder Cans, Lot of Three
Lot # 199 - Hercules Powder Cans, Lot of Three
Three sizes, orange painted, flask-shaped, with Hercules logo on label.
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US WWI M-1917 Naval Cuttless with Scabbard
Lot # 76 - US WWI M-1917 Naval Cuttless with Scabbard
25" blued blade, with steel knuckle bow, riveted black composite handle. Leather scabbard with metal tip.
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Full-Stock Percussion Rifle
Lot # 1527 - Full-Stock Percussion Rifle
.36 caliber, 45.25" barrel. Cherry stock, brass mounts, double-set triggers. Lock marked "Conestoga Rifle Works."
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Militia Officer's Sword with Eagle Pommel
Lot # 165 - Militia Officer's Sword with Eagle Pommel
28.75" blade with three etched vignettes on either side. Eagle pommel with brass knuckle bow and fluted bone handle.
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Butcher Sheffield Bowie Knife with Stag Handle
Lot # 864 - Butcher Sheffield Bowie Knife with Stag Handle
13.75" o.a.l., 8.5" blade with 3" false edge, brass crossguard, stag handle, partial ricasso marks "W" crown "R/W", and "Butcher/Sheffield." Red painted number 32 on reverse ricasso.
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Webley RIC Model 83 DA Revolver
Lot # 697 - Webley RIC Model 83 DA Revolver
.450 caliber, 2.5" barrel, S/N 78425. Left side of frame marked with flying bullet logo over Webley's Model 83 R.I.C. 5 Shot. Nickel finish with checkered wooden grip.
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