Firearms & Militaria

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Submit ourOnline Consignment Form or contact the firearms department at 513.871.1670 x227 or e-mail firearms@cowans.com

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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**Indicates the weapon is regulated FFL Laws

***Indicates the weapon is regulated NFA Laws

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*Smith & Wesson Model 586 Kansas Highway Patrol Commemorative Double-Action Revolver
Lot # 798 - *Smith & Wesson Model 586 Kansas Highway Patrol Commemorative Double-Action Revolver
.357 caliber, 4" barrel, S/N AJN8442. Blue finish, walnut checkered grips, scroll engraving. Oak display box and commemorative badge, made in 1987 to commemorate the Kansas Highway patrol 50th anniversary.
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Assorted Military Books, Lot of Three
Lot # 270 - Assorted Military Books, Lot of Three
Hitler's Headgear in WWII, German Headgear in WWII, two volumes.
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Sharps Carbine
Lot # 345 - Sharps Carbine
.50-70 cal., 22" round barrel. Rear barrel sight is missing. Walnut stock and forearm.
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US Spanish-American War Company B 3rd New York Photograph
*Browning Citori Lightning Grade III Over-Under Shotgun
Lot # 692 - *Browning Citori Lightning Grade III Over-Under Shotgun
20 ga., 26" Invector choked barrels, S/N 17361PTM33. English stock, SST, Browning luggage case.
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German WWII Medals, Lot of Three
Lot # 391 - German WWII Medals, Lot of Three
German Long Service in gold, German Long Service in silver and a Mother's Cross in bronze.
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*Egyptian Maadi AK-47 Semi-Auto Rifle
Lot # 1414 - *Egyptian Maadi AK-47 Semi-Auto Rifle
7.62x39 caliber, 16" barrel, S/N AC0065365. 30-rd. magazine; original box and manual.
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Confederate Model 1833 Artillery Short Sword
Lot # 346 - Confederate Model 1833 Artillery Short Sword
19" crude blade, unmarked. With ribbed brass handle and a brass crossguard with C and S on each end. Wooden leather-covered scabbard with brass tip and brass throat.
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Buck Brothers Bowie Knife Belonging to Alonzo S. Putnam, 36th Massachusetts Infantry
Lot # 86 - Buck Brothers Bowie Knife Belonging to Alonzo S. Putnam, 36th Massachusetts Infantry
8" clip point blade with a thin brass quillon, German silver ferrule and rosewood handle. The handle has three German silver escutcheons and two copper rivets. The center escutcheon has an engraved 36. The pommel is stamped A.S.P. With original hand -tooled leather sheath.

Accompanying the knife are copies of muster papers belonging to Alonzo S. Putnam of the 36th Massachusetts Infantry.
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*German Combination Garden Gun
Lot # 1533 - *German Combination Garden Gun
9mm/.22 cal., 22.5" barrels, no S/N. Blue finish, walnut stocks.
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Sharps Model 1863 Carbine
Lot # 275 - Sharps Model 1863 Carbine
52 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N C4760, and matching number on the bottom of barrel.  Top of barrel marked with Sharps Rifle Co and New Model 1863. Rear Lawrence barrel sight was removed and a notched rear sight added. Walnut stock and forearm.
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Shooter Accessories and More
Lot # 1612 - Shooter Accessories and More
Lot includes a .45 barrel, three holsters, a Case pocket knife, a hunting knife, two cleaning kits, a plastic stock, a shotgun pistol grip kit, and a gun blue kit.
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Merrimack Ballard Military Rifle
Lot # 711 - Merrimack Ballard Military Rifle
.46 RF caliber, 30" round barrel, S/N 19180. Dual ignition system. Blued barrel, case colored frame. Two-leaf rear barrel sight front blade. Walnut stock and forearm. Probably made for military trials - very rare.
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Second Model Virginia Manufactory of Arms Sword
Lot # 244 - Second Model Virginia Manufactory of Arms Sword
34" blade with two fullers, one narrow and one large. Iron backstrap and pommel. Iron knuckle bow with flutes. Wood handle with leather and brass wire wrapped.
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*Belgian Browning .22 Auto Rifle
Lot # 1427 - *Belgian Browning .22 Auto Rifle
.22 caliber, 20" barrel, S/N 4194. Lyman peep sight; checkered walnut stocks; blued finish.
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*Browning Model 85 Light 20
Lot # 1602 - *Browning Model 85 Light 20
20 ga., 27.5" barrel length, S/N 9Z28586. Blue barrel and frame. Walnut stock and forearm with checkered pistol grip and forearm. Scroll engraving on each side of the frame. Browning marked on the left side of the frame.  Black Browning buttplate.
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Double-Barrel Percussion Shotgun Marked <i>Richmond, Va</i>
Lot # 919 - Double-Barrel Percussion Shotgun Marked Richmond, Va
14 gauge, 29.75" Damascus barrels. The top rib of the barrels is marked Richmond, VA. The rear facing lockplates are marked in Old English, with scroll engravings and a scene of a hunting dog. With three gold bands at the breech. The hammers are engraved and of dolphin form. The triggerguard also has an engraved hunting scene, with scroll engraved finials. With German silver escutcheons and fore-end finial tip. Ramrod with brass cap. Checkered walnut straight grip stock.
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