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

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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US WWII Army Air Corps Swagger Stick
Lot # 350 - US WWII Army Air Corps Swagger Stick
24" black painted silver-capped swagger stick, Army Air Corps enamel insignia on top and pilot's wings on grip.
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German 20th century Folk Art Paratrooper Gravity Knife
Lot # 525 - German 20th century Folk Art Paratrooper Gravity Knife
SMF maker mark with a 4" blade. Carved wooden handles depicting falling parachute with HR and a Luftwaffe ground assault badge on reverse. Knife shows wear and is missing locking lever.
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*Taurus Model PT-845 Semi-Auto Pistol
Lot # 467 - *Taurus Model PT-845 Semi-Auto Pistol
.45 ACP caliber, 4.25" barrel, S/N NGN25901. Polymer frame, stainless steel finish, two 12-rd. magazines; original box and papers.
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Bullet Molds, Lot of Four PLUS
Lot # 1140 - Bullet Molds, Lot of Four PLUS
Lot includes two Dixie bullet molds Model 2H in .40 and .31 calibers. Two Civil War era molds .31 and .36 calibers, plus one crimper.
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US WWII Homefront Magazines, Lot of Fourteen
Lot # 250 - US WWII Homefront Magazines, Lot of Fourteen
Lot includes five assorted Life magazines, five song lyrics magazines, one This Week insert, one Infantry Journal, one Stardom magazine and post-war Headline History of the Second World War issued by the Cincinnati Enquirer.
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Model 1816 Socket Bayonets, Lot of 3
Lot # 15 - Model 1816 Socket Bayonets, Lot of 3
Whitney contract variant, 13" blade, 3" socket. Allin 1834 contract, 16" blade marked "US / TA," 3" socket. Harpers Ferry contract, 16" blade marked US, 3" socket.
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*Marlin Model 60-W Semi-Auto Rifle, and Bronco Single-Shot Shotgun Plus Savage Model 63 Single-Shot Rifle
Lot # 1041 - *Marlin Model 60-W Semi-Auto Rifle, and Bronco Single-Shot Shotgun Plus Savage Model 63 Single-Shot Rifle
1) .22 LR cal., 22" barrel, S/N 06275165. Blue finish, birch stock. 

2) .410 gauge, 20" barrel, S/N 03599B. Blue finish. 

3) .22 LR cal., 18" barrel, no S/N. Shortened stock.
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**Remington Model 1894 AE Grade Side-by-Side Double-Barrel Shotgun
Lot # 1591 - **Remington Model 1894 AE Grade Side-by-Side Double-Barrel Shotgun
12 ga., 30" Damascus barrels choked F/IM, S/N P134839. Walnut checkered stocks, DT, ejectors.
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J.P. Lower, Denver Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle
Lot # 502 - J.P. Lower, Denver Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle
.45-60 caliber, 28" round barrel, S/N 29571. Barrel with Winchester, New Haven and King's Patent markings, along with caliber at the breech. The barrel is also marked J.P. Lower / Denver Col, behind the adjustable buckhorn rear sight. Walnut stock and forearm, with crescent buttplate.
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Remington Model 1894 EEO Grade Side-by-Side Double-Barrel Shotgun
Lot # 1029 - Remington Model 1894 EEO Grade Side-by-Side Double-Barrel Shotgun
16 ga., 28" ordnance steel barrels choked C/C, S/N 110475. Blue barrels, DT, ejectors. Finely figured checkered walnut stocks. LOP 14.125" over solid rubber recoil pad, drop at heel 2.5", drop at comb 2". Exquisitely engraved receiver (likely by Remington master engraver Joseph Loy) featuring two partridges and a dog's head on the left panel, two woodcocks and a duck on the right panel, two deer on the bottom panel, and the balance done in scroll and vine patterns and two ribands with "Remington Arms Co." Featured in Charles Semmer's book, Remington Double Shotguns, (1996: 190-191). Mr. Semmer states that he has examined 48 EE grade 1894s over the years and only five are 16 ga., making this a rare and desirable double gun.
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US Naval M-1872 Officer's Sword
Lot # 1263 - US Naval M-1872 Officer's Sword
Nicely etched 30" blade, faux shark skin and wire wrapped handle, brass sea serpent bow with USN, Leather scabbard.
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Model 1868 Springfield Trapdoor Rifle
Lot # 906 - Model 1868 Springfield Trapdoor Rifle
50-70 caliber, 32.5" round barrel, S/N 22958. 1869 dated breechblock, Walnut stock with two barrel bands. Later 1880s leather rifle sling.
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WWII Archive of Lt. John L. Pulgin, 320th Infantry, 35th Division
Lot # 192 - WWII Archive of Lt. John L. Pulgin, 320th Infantry, 35th Division
Includes unit history, dog tag, ephemera including an address book, membership cards military driver's license, dance invitations and two Christmas cards from a French family named Ferte that Pulgin befriended during the war.  Also includes a rolled panoramic unit photo, a tintype and over 75 snapshot photos of the subject and friends in uniform, the Ferte family, battle damage, the Eiffel Tower and a German tank.  Other items include a wrist compass without strap, a partially opened pack of military issue Chesterfield cigarettes, issue clip-on sun glasses, insignia and more.
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*Spanish Model 1916 Rifle
Lot # 504 - *Spanish Model 1916 Rifle
7mm cal., 22" barrel, S/N OT-45924, matching numbers. Sometimes referred to as model 1938 because of sight change.
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South American Pilot's Wings, Framed Lot of 12
Lot # 638 - South American Pilot's Wings, Framed Lot of 12
Gilt metal winged badges from Cuba, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, etc. Most clutch-back, ca 1990.
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US WWII Air Corps EM Tunic, Visor Cap and Side Cap
Lot # 147 - US WWII Air Corps EM Tunic, Visor Cap and Side Cap
5th Air Force uniform Class A, four-pocket with visor, side cap, shirt and tie. Dressed out with ribbons and crew wing.
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<i>Schatz</i> German Ship's Clock
Lot # 254 - Schatz German Ship's Clock
Germany, 20th century. A brass ship's clock  mounted on its original mahogany shield with a brass fleur de lis accent. Marked Schatz on face; marked Germany on back of shield; length 14.5 in. 
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Colt Open-Top Revolver
Lot # 1083 - Colt Open-Top Revolver
.22 caliber, 2.28" round barrel length, S/N 53742. Two-line Colt Hartford address on top of barrel.  Left side of frame marked ".22 cal." Blue barrel and cylinder with varnished walnut grips.  Brass frame and back strap.  Spur trigger and seven-shot cylinder.
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* Springfield Model 1903 Pope Heavy Barreled Target Rifle
Lot # 998 - * Springfield Model 1903 Pope Heavy Barreled Target Rifle
This rifle is not a Springfield Armory assembled piece. .30-06 caliber, 32" five-groove, heavy round barrel, S/N 1258100. Barrel is marked on the top 14" forward of the receiver H.M. Pope and on the bottom just forward of the receiver, reading from the muzzle back 650 WL HT 14/0 9/5/24 H.M. Pope 00. The heavy barrel steps down from a 1.1 in. diameter, 2.6 in. breech section, to an untapered 1 in. diameter. The muzzle is flat. The stock is a 1922, .22 caliber stock with channel widened and bedded to accept the barreled action. The butt stock has been shortened 0.5 in. and fitted with a rubber buttplate assembly. The bolt is straight-handled and case hardened. The trigger has been carefully worked for a crisp let-off and small set screw has been installed to limit trigger movement. There is no front barrel band. A service rifle rear sling has been installed just to the rear of the barrel band seat. Lyman 48 rear sight. Scope mounts are on the receiver ring and are 7.25" forward of the breech.
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*CZ 27 Semi-Auto Pistol Nazi Proofed with Holster
Lot # 265 - *CZ 27 Semi-Auto Pistol Nazi Proofed with Holster
7.65 caliber, 3.75" barrel, S/N 510994. Blue finish, wood grips, brown leather holster, extra magazine.
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