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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Colt 2nd Generation 1851 Navy Revolver
Lot # 264 - Colt 2nd Generation 1851 Navy Revolver
.36 caliber, 7.5" barrel, S/N 11424. Cased colored frame, bright blue barrel, walnut grips.
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American Gun Company Double Barrel Shotgun
Lot # 501 - American Gun Company Double Barrel Shotgun
12ga., 28" damascus barrels, S/N 12187 rabbit ear triggers, hammer gun, walnut stock.
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German Belt Buckles, Lot of Seventeen and More
Lot # 128 - German Belt Buckles, Lot of Seventeen and More
Lot includes: two WWI buckles, one brass and one steel; one RAD with tab dated 1939; one SS enlisted buckle; three Army buckles, two steel and one aluminum, one of the steel buckles is in relic condition; two Luftwaffe buckles, one steel and one aluminum; one Hitler Youth; one police; one SA; one factory workers buckle; 1 post-war East German buckle; three officers' belt buckles, one Navy, one Army and 1 political buckle; and a spoon taken from the Berchtesgaden.
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**<i>Joh. Springer</i> Over/Under 12GA Shotgun
Lot # 800 - **Joh. Springer Over/Under 12GA Shotgun
16 ga. over/under, 25.625" barrels, S/N 23774. Blue barrels, case colored scalloped boxlock receiver. High grade walnut checkered stocks with pistol grip and cheekpiece. In the toe of stock silver plaque with initials "RN."  Barrels marked "Joh. Springer's Erben, Vien." LOP 13.75" and has 2.5" drop with Red recoil pad. Sling swivels have been removed.
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Early First Pattern 1840 Artillery Sword
Lot # 1180 - Early First Pattern 1840 Artillery Sword
32" curved blade with fuller, ricasso marked "US / NWP" on the obverse, Ames' two-line address and date "1847" on the reverse.  Hilt has brass "D" guard and pommel, grip wrapped in leather and twisted brass wire.  Complete with iron scabbard.
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*Browning Pre-War <i>Hi-Power</i> Semi-Auto Pistol with Holster
Lot # 428 - *Browning Pre-War Hi-Power Semi-Auto Pistol with Holster
9mm caliber, 5" barrel, S/N 25543. Blue finish, walnut checkered grips, matching numbers including barrel, tangent sight. Slotted for shoulder stock, correct "split-tail" magazine.
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*Winchester Model '90 Pump-Action Rifle
Lot # 1475 - *Winchester Model '90 Pump-Action Rifle
.22 WRF caliber, 24" octagonal barrel, S/N 496711. Blue finish, walnut stocks, 1913 date of mfg. 
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*Colt Government Model Series 80 Semi-Auto Pistol
Lot # 620 - *Colt Government Model Series 80 Semi-Auto Pistol
.38 super cal., 5" barrel, S/N FR25456E. Blue finish, checkered rosewood grips; original box and papers.
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Wheelock Rifle Lock Plate ca 17th Century
Lot # 515 - Wheelock Rifle Lock Plate ca 17th Century
Relief chiseled with male figures in landscape scene. Lock is complete.
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European Assorted Headgear, Lot of Five
Lot # 330 - European Assorted Headgear, Lot of Five
Chinese visor hat, Belgian helmet, early pre-WWII Russian helmet, German police shako with no insignia, and German NSKK helmet with no insignia.
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Two Flap Leather Holsters Including One Holster with Possible Confederate Usage
Lot # 134 - Two Flap Leather Holsters Including One Holster with Possible Confederate Usage
The possible Confederate example showing two “star” decorations, one carved into the flap, the other carved into the body of the holster. Appears to fit a Colt 1861-style revolver. The other holster is an unmarked lightly tooled piece with a band of leather across the front body to secure the flap and two slits in the back of the body to permit attachment to a belt.
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Springfield Model 1855 Percussion Rifle Musket
Lot # 1348 - Springfield Model 1855 Percussion Rifle Musket
.58 caliber, 40" barrel. Barrel with VP and eagle head. Lockplate marked U.S. Springfield and dated 1860, with eagle motif on the primer tape latch. Walnut stock with three barrel bands, ramrod with tulip head and swelled shank and U.S. marked buttstock.
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U.S. 20th Century Keenwell Folding Knife
Lot # 122 - U.S. 20th Century Keenwell Folding Knife
5.25" single blade Hunter knife with cracked ice handles.
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Four CDVs: Michael Corcoran, Darius Couch, Robt. Cowdin, Jacob D. Cox
Lot # 67 - Four CDVs: Michael Corcoran, Darius Couch, Robt. Cowdin, Jacob D. Cox
Lot of 4: Brady CDV of Maj. Gen. Darius Couch '42, solid divisional commander in both theaters. Brady CDV of Brig. Gen. Robt. Cowdin, Col. 1st Mass, briefly led brigade in 1862. Carte of Maj. Gen. Jacob Cox, by Cadwallader & Tappen, Marietta, OH, division commander at Antietam, Atlanta and Nashville; Governor of Ohio '66-67. With a carte of Michael Corcoran by Brady/Anthony.
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Civil War Ivory-Handled Walking Cane Identified to <i>R. Wilson 5 Cav. 1864</i>, POW at Beaver Dam
Lot # 153 - Civil War Ivory-Handled Walking Cane Identified to R. Wilson 5 Cav. 1864, POW at Beaver Dam
33.5 in. ln., ferrule 1.375 in.; ivory handle with scrimshaw rendering of the Great Seal of the United States on one side and R. Wilson 5 Cav. 1864 on other, mounted on a wooden shaft.

Robert Phillips Wilson enlisted as a 1st Lieut. and was commissioned into Field & Staff of the Pennsylvania 3rd Cavalry on January 24, 1862, but was mustered out on October 2, 1862. He then mustered into the US Army 12th Infantry in April of 1863, but was discharged for promotion and commissioned into the US Army 5th Cavalry in June of 1863 as a 2nd Lieut. Wilson was subsequently promoted by Brevet to 1st Lieut. in August of 1863 for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Brandy Station, VA, then Captain by Brevet in May of 1864 for his actions at Beaver Dam, VA.

On May 10, 1864, Wilson became a POW at Beaver Dam, VA, and he was confined at Macon, GA, and Columbia, SC, before he was paroled on December 9, 1864 at Camp Asylum, Columbia, SC. Following the Civil War, Wilson was promoted to Captain in June of 1869, and he remained in the Army until July of 1876. 
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*Browning <i>A-Bolt Medallion</i> Bolt Action Rifle
Lot # 1262 - *Browning A-Bolt Medallion Bolt Action Rifle
.325 WSM caliber, 23" barrel, S/N 10822MT351. Blue finish, walnut checkered stock, Boss system. Original box and papers.
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German Carl Zeiss Jena ZF Zielvier 1Q Rifle Scope
*WWI Italian M-1881 Bolt Action Rifle
US Civil War Musician Sword by Ames
Lot # 17 - US Civil War Musician Sword by Ames
28" blade, dated 1864. Brass handle. By Ames. Leather scabbard missing bottom 6".
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Belgian Pinfire Single-Shot 28 Gauge Shotgun
Lot # 665 - Belgian Pinfire Single-Shot 28 Gauge Shotgun
28 ga., 30.887" barrel, S/N 2198. Damascus barrel, case colored receiver, walnut checkered stock with Monte Carlo cheek piece, barrel marked "Made in Belgium."
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