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Christie's South Kensington Catalogue 30 Apr 2013 10:30 BST

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A GOLD-DAMASCENED OTTOMAN MIQUELET-LOCK FROM A RIFLE, AND TWO NORTH AFRICAN TOE-LOCK MECHANISMS 19TH

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A GOLD-DAMASCENED OTTOMAN MIQUELET-LOCK FROM A RIFLE, AND TWO NORTH AFRICAN TOE-LOCK MECHANISMS 19TH CENTURY The first of characteristic form pro...

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A JAPANESE SURI-AGE KATANA SIGNED NAMI (NAMIHANA (NO) JU KOIKE NOBUYUKI, DATED TO THE BUNKYU ERA (

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A JAPANESE SURI-AGE KATANA SIGNED NAMI (NAMIHANA (NO) JU KOIKE NOBUYUKI, DATED TO THE BUNKYU ERA (1861-4) With bohi grooves, o-kissaki tip, chrys...

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AN INDIAN MAIL AND LAMELLAR COAT 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BIJAPUR Of large riveted iron rings open

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AN INDIAN MAIL AND LAMELLAR COAT 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BIJAPUR Of large riveted iron rings open at the front and extending to cover the upper l...

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A RARE HARDENED-LEATHER LAMELLAR COAT TIBET OR NORTH WEST CHINA, 19TH CENTURY Comprising four

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A RARE HARDENED-LEATHER LAMELLAR COAT TIBET OR NORTH WEST CHINA, 19TH CENTURY Comprising four large plates shaped to the back and front of the s...

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TWO INDO-PERSIAN KULAH KHUDS, A DHAL, AND THREE SABRES 19TH CENTURY The first each with domed

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TWO INDO-PERSIAN KULAH KHUDS, A DHAL, AND THREE SABRES 19TH CENTURY The first each with domed skull, central spike, two plume-holders, adjustabl...

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TWO DAGGERS WITH GOLD-DAMASCENED DECORATION INDIAN, 19TH CENTURY Each with watered steel single-

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TWO DAGGERS WITH GOLD-DAMASCENED DECORATION INDIAN, 19TH CENTURY Each with watered steel single-edged blade (one reprofiled at tip), steel guard...

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A BALKAN SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER & A STEEL-HILTED SMALL-SWORD THE FIRST 19TH CENTURY, THE SECOND 18TH

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A BALKAN SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER & A STEEL-HILTED SMALL-SWORD THE FIRST 19TH CENTURY, THE SECOND 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY DUTCH The first with spear...

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A CAUCASIAN SILVER-MOUNTED YATAGHAN 19TH CENTURY With single-edged blade struck on one side with a

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A CAUCASIAN SILVER-MOUNTED YATAGHAN 19TH CENTURY With single-edged blade struck on one side with a small maker's mark towards the forte and a sm...

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A LARGE SILVER-MOUNTED GEORGIAN KINDJAL BY JOSEPH PAPOV, TBILISI, DATED '1877' With broad double-

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A LARGE SILVER-MOUNTED GEORGIAN KINDJAL BY JOSEPH PAPOV, TBILISI, DATED '1877' With broad double-edged of flattened diamond section, characteris...

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A FINE & RARE POLISH OR LITHUANIAN TARTAR SABRE (ORDYNKA) LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY With

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A FINE & RARE POLISH OR LITHUANIAN TARTAR SABRE (ORDYNKA) LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY With heavy curved single-edged blade, silvered hilt compr...

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A RARE POLISH OR LITHUANIAN TARTAR SABRE (CZECZUGA) LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY With earlier

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A RARE POLISH OR LITHUANIAN TARTAR SABRE (CZECZUGA) LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY With earlier 17th century curved fullered single-edged blade (...

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A VERY FINE PAIR OF CAUCASIAN 20-BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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A VERY FINE PAIR OF CAUCASIAN 20-BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS EARLY 19TH CENTURY Each with etched twist octagonal to round barre...

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TWO BALKAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS 19TH CENTURY the second with tapering barrel decorated

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TWO BALKAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS 19TH CENTURY the second with tapering barrel decorated towards the stepped breech with silver-inlaid flower...

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A LEFT-HAND DAGGER IN SAXON 17TH CENTURY STYLE 19TH CENTURY With double-edged blade, possibly

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A LEFT-HAND DAGGER IN SAXON 17TH CENTURY STYLE 19TH CENTURY With double-edged blade, possibly earlier, of flattened diamond section, iron hilt c...

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A VENETIAN SCHIAVONA 17TH CENTURY With flat double-edged blade with a short fuller on each side

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A VENETIAN SCHIAVONA 17TH CENTURY With flat double-edged blade with a short fuller on each side struck with a stylised 'S', characteristic iron ...

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A VENETIAN SCHIAVONA 17TH CENTURY With broad flat double-edged blade struck with the letter 'S'

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A VENETIAN SCHIAVONA 17TH CENTURY With broad flat double-edged blade struck with the letter 'S' and cut with three short fullers on each side, c...

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TWO HALBERDS PROBABLY GERMAN, 16TH CENTURY Each with stout central spike of stiff diamond section,

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TWO HALBERDS PROBABLY GERMAN, 16TH CENTURY Each with stout central spike of stiff diamond section, flat-fronted axe-blade pierced with a quatref...

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TWO HALBERDS THE FIRST ITALIAN, 17TH CENTURY, THE SECOND GERMAN, 16TH CENTURY The first with

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TWO HALBERDS THE FIRST ITALIAN, 17TH CENTURY, THE SECOND GERMAN, 16TH CENTURY The first with central spike of tapering diamond section, the base ...

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A COMPOSITE LEFT-HAND DAGGER, AND A STILETTO THE FIRST GERMAN OR ITALIAN, LATE 16TH CENTURY, THE

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A COMPOSITE LEFT-HAND DAGGER, AND A STILETTO THE FIRST GERMAN OR ITALIAN, LATE 16TH CENTURY, THE SECOND ITALIAN, MID-17TH CENTURY The first in ex...

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A RARE SAXON HUNTING CLEAVER (WAIDBLÄTT) FOR A MEMBER OF THE ELECTORAL HUNT MID-17TH CENTURY With

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A RARE SAXON HUNTING CLEAVER (WAIDBLÄTT) FOR A MEMBER OF THE ELECTORAL HUNT MID-17TH CENTURY With heavy spatulate blunt-tipped single-edged blade...

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A BRACE OF TWO-HAND PROCESSIONAL SWORDS IN GERMAN 16TH CENTURY STYLE The first each with broad

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A BRACE OF TWO-HAND PROCESSIONAL SWORDS IN GERMAN 16TH CENTURY STYLE The first each with broad double-edged blade, one waved, side-lugs, black-le...

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A COMPOSITE RAPIER GERMAN OR ITALIAN, CIRCA 1630 With slender blade of flattened hexagonal

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A COMPOSITE RAPIER GERMAN OR ITALIAN, CIRCA 1630 With slender blade of flattened hexagonal section, ricasso of rectangular section struck with a...

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A CEREMONIAL TWO-HAND BROADSWORD LATE 19TH CENTURY With tapering double-edged blade, copper-

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A CEREMONIAL TWO-HAND BROADSWORD LATE 19TH CENTURY With tapering double-edged blade, copper-coloured slightly down-turned quillons of tapering r...

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A MILITARY RAPIER GERMAN, CIRCA 1630 With tapering blade of diamond section, ricasso of

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A MILITARY RAPIER GERMAN, CIRCA 1630 With tapering blade of diamond section, ricasso of rectangular section, guard formed of flattened bars incl...

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AN ORNATE CUP-HILT RAPIER WITH PIERCED GUARD PROBABLY SPANISH, IN 17TH CENTURY STYLE With

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AN ORNATE CUP-HILT RAPIER WITH PIERCED GUARD PROBABLY SPANISH, IN 17TH CENTURY STYLE With slender blade of flattened hexagonal section signed 'J...

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TWO COMPOSITE SWEPT-HILT RAPIERS & A DECORATIVE SWEPT-HILT RAPIER 17TH CENTURY AND LATER The first

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TWO COMPOSITE SWEPT-HILT RAPIERS & A DECORATIVE SWEPT-HILT RAPIER 17TH CENTURY AND LATER The first each with slender double-edged fullered blade...

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A COMPOSITE SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY With double-

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A COMPOSITE SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY With double-edged blade of flattened hexagonal section, iron gua...

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A COMPOSITE MORTUARY-HILTED BACK-SWORD ENGLISH, BLADE DATED '1678' With single-edged fullered

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A COMPOSITE MORTUARY-HILTED BACK-SWORD ENGLISH, BLADE DATED '1678' With single-edged fullered blade etched on each side with foliage and Latin i...

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AN BRITISH PATTERN 1788 CAVALRY OFFICER'S BACK-SWORD BY BLAND, CIRCA 1790 With tapering spear-

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AN BRITISH PATTERN 1788 CAVALRY OFFICER'S BACK-SWORD BY BLAND, CIRCA 1790 With tapering spear-point blade etched on each side at the forte with ...

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A GERMAN TRIANGULAR LEATHER-COVERED MUSKETEER'S POWDER-FLASK EARLY 17TH CENTURY With leather-

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A GERMAN TRIANGULAR LEATHER-COVERED MUSKETEER'S POWDER-FLASK EARLY 17TH CENTURY With leather-covered wooden body with two iron loops for a suspen...

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AN ARMET POSSIBLY ITALIAN, MID-16TH CENTURY With one-piece skull with low roped comb and incised

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AN ARMET POSSIBLY ITALIAN, MID-16TH CENTURY With one-piece skull with low roped comb and incised on either side with a pair of lines, the lower-...

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A VICTORIAN 6TH DRAGOON GUARDS (THE CARABINIERS) OFFICER'S PATTERN 1871 HELMET LAST QUARTER OF THE

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A VICTORIAN 6TH DRAGOON GUARDS (THE CARABINIERS) OFFICER'S PATTERN 1871 HELMET LAST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY With gilt-brass helmet with appli...

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A VERY SCARCE FRENCH FIRST EMPIRE 'MDE. 1810' CARABINIER CUIRASS SIGNED DOBBELEAR, CIRCA 1811-14

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A VERY SCARCE FRENCH FIRST EMPIRE 'MDE. 1810' CARABINIER CUIRASS SIGNED DOBBELEAR, CIRCA 1811-14 Comprising steel breast- and back-plates each w...

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A MAGNIFICENT SWEDISH ORMOLU-MOUNTED SWORD OF HONOUR PRESENTED BY CARL JOHAN XIV, KING OF SWEDEN &

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A MAGNIFICENT SWEDISH ORMOLU-MOUNTED SWORD OF HONOUR PRESENTED BY CARL JOHAN XIV, KING OF SWEDEN & NORWAY, FORMERLY JEAN BAPTISTE JULES BERNADOTTE...

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A FINE PAIR OF FRENCH 20-BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK PISTOLS BEARING THE SYMBOL OF THE DAUPHIN

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A FINE PAIR OF FRENCH 20-BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK PISTOLS BEARING THE SYMBOL OF THE DAUPHIN OF FRANCE BY THIOLLIERE FRERES, THIRD QUARTER OF ...

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A 16-BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOL BY DURS EGG, LONDON, LONDON SILVER HALLMARKS

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A 16-BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOL BY DURS EGG, LONDON, LONDON SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1795 With swamped twist rebrowned barrel si...

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A 16-BORE FLINTLOCK SERVICE PISTOL OF NEW LAND PATTERN TYPE CIRCA 1815-20 With tapering barrel,

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A 16-BORE FLINTLOCK SERVICE PISTOL OF NEW LAND PATTERN TYPE CIRCA 1815-20 With tapering barrel, flat bevelled lock incised with double borderlin...

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A MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF IMPERIAL FRENCH (FIRST EMPIRE) 40-BORE FLINTLOCK PISTOLS FOR A SENIOR

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A MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF IMPERIAL FRENCH (FIRST EMPIRE) 40-BORE FLINTLOCK PISTOLS FOR A SENIOR GENERAL BY LE PAGE, PARIS, SERIAL NO. 1070, DATED '180...

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AN EXTREMELY RARE SPANISH GOLD-MOUNTED MADRID-LOCK PISTOL BY GREGORIO LOPEZ, DATED '1803' With

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AN EXTREMELY RARE SPANISH GOLD-MOUNTED MADRID-LOCK PISTOL BY GREGORIO LOPEZ, DATED '1803' With highly ornate flat bevelled lock signed 'GREGORIO ...

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AN ITALIAN 22-BORE ROMAN-LOCK PISTOL THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY With two-stage octagonal to

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AN ITALIAN 22-BORE ROMAN-LOCK PISTOL THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY With two-stage octagonal to round barrel, scroll engraved flat lock, figu...

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A 40-BORE ALL-STEEL FLINTLOCK HIGHLAND DRESS PISTOL SIGNED WHITEHOUSE, LONDON, CIRCA 1820 With

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A 40-BORE ALL-STEEL FLINTLOCK HIGHLAND DRESS PISTOL SIGNED WHITEHOUSE, LONDON, CIRCA 1820 With three-stage barrel engraved with scrollwork and a...

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A FINE MINIATURE FLINTLOCK GRENADE LAUNCHER FROM THE CABINET D'ARMES OF THE EMPEROR NAPOLEON III

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A FINE MINIATURE FLINTLOCK GRENADE LAUNCHER FROM THE CABINET D'ARMES OF THE EMPEROR NAPOLEON III IN THE STYLE OF THE SECOND QUARTER OF THE 18TH CE...

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A BRASS-BARRELLED FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS BY WALKER, NORWICH, EARLY 19TH CENTURY With three-stage

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A BRASS-BARRELLED FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS BY WALKER, NORWICH, EARLY 19TH CENTURY With three-stage barrel with turned slightly belled muzzle, fitte...

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A VERY UNUSUAL FINE CASED GERMAN 28-BORE PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOL BY LOUIS ADAMI, BERLIN, CIRCA

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A VERY UNUSUAL FINE CASED GERMAN 28-BORE PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOL BY LOUIS ADAMI, BERLIN, CIRCA 1850-60 With heavy blued two-stage barrel with t...

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A VERY FINE FRENCH 20-BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY NICOLAS NOËL BOUTET,

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A VERY FINE FRENCH 20-BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY NICOLAS NOËL BOUTET, DIRECTEUR ARTISTE, VERSAILLES, CIRCA 1810 With swamped...

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A 10-BORE SINGLE-BARRELLED FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN SIGNED G. WARD, CIRCA 1800 With swamped barrel

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A 10-BORE SINGLE-BARRELLED FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN SIGNED G. WARD, CIRCA 1800 With swamped barrel with short sighting-flat at the breech and appl...

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A VERY UNUSUAL 20-BORE ALL-STEEL PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN PROBABLY DUTCH OR NORTH GERMAN, EARLY 19TH

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A VERY UNUSUAL 20-BORE ALL-STEEL PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN PROBABLY DUTCH OR NORTH GERMAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY With slightly tapering sighted barre...

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A PAIR OF 16-BORE DOUBLE-BARRELLED PERCUSSION SPORTING GUNS BY CHARLES LANCASTER, 151 NEW BOND ST.,

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A PAIR OF 16-BORE DOUBLE-BARRELLED PERCUSSION SPORTING GUNS BY CHARLES LANCASTER, 151 NEW BOND ST., LONDON, SERIAL NOS. 1249 & 1301, CIRCA 1850 W...

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A BELGIAN DOUBLE-BARRELLED PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN SIGNED HEURET FRERES, LIEGE, MID-19TH CENTURY

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A BELGIAN DOUBLE-BARRELLED PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN SIGNED HEURET FRERES, LIEGE, MID-19TH CENTURY With twist octagonal to round sighted barrels s...

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A BELGIAN .36 SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER OF COLT NAVY TYPE SIGNED COLT BREVETE,

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A BELGIAN .36 SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER OF COLT NAVY TYPE SIGNED COLT BREVETE, SERIAL NO. 11559, CIRCA 1855 With blued octagonal...

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A .44 (RUSSIAN) 'THIRD MODEL' SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER BY SMITH & WESSON, SPRINGFIELD,

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A .44 (RUSSIAN) 'THIRD MODEL' SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER BY SMITH & WESSON, SPRINGFIELD, SERIAL NO. 1509, CIRCA 1875??? With round barrel wi...

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A .36 'MODEL 1851' SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION PERCUSSION NAVY REVOLVER BY COLT, NEW-YORK, SERIAL NO.

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A .36 'MODEL 1851' SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION PERCUSSION NAVY REVOLVER BY COLT, NEW-YORK, SERIAL NO. 167261 FOR CIRCA 1863 With octagonal sighted ba...

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A .31 'MODEL 1849' FIVE-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER COLT, NEW-YORK, SERIAL NO.

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A .31 'MODEL 1849' FIVE-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER COLT, NEW-YORK, SERIAL NO. 313951 FOR CIRCA 1871 With octagonal sighted ba...

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A .44 'MODEL 1860' SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION PERCUSSION ARMY REVOLVER COLT, NEW-YORK, SERIAL NO. 75953

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A .44 'MODEL 1860' SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION PERCUSSION ARMY REVOLVER COLT, NEW-YORK, SERIAL NO. 75953 FOR CIRCA 1862 With octagonal blued sighted ...

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A FACTORY ENGRAVED .36 'MODEL 1851' SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION PERCUSSION NAVY REVOLVER COLT, NEW YORK

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A FACTORY ENGRAVED .36 'MODEL 1851' SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION PERCUSSION NAVY REVOLVER COLT, NEW YORK CITY, SERIAL NO. 64827/' FOR CIRCA 1856 With o...

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A .36 'MODEL 1851' SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION PERCUSSION NAVY REVOLVER COLT, NEW YORK CITY, SERIAL NO.

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A .36 'MODEL 1851' SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION PERCUSSION NAVY REVOLVER COLT, NEW YORK CITY, SERIAL NO. 68334/' FOR CIRCA 1857 With octagonal barrel w...

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A FACTORY ENGRAVED .31 'MODEL 1849' FIVE-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER SAML. COLT,

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A FACTORY ENGRAVED .31 'MODEL 1849' FIVE-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER SAML. COLT, SERIAL NO. 173280/' FOR CIRCA 1860 With octago...

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A FACTORY ENGRAVED .31 'MODEL 1849' SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER COLT, NEW-

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A FACTORY ENGRAVED .31 'MODEL 1849' SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER COLT, NEW-YORK, SERIAL NO. 236643/E FOR CIRCA 1863 With sig...

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A .38 (RIMFIRE) 'MODEL 1861' ORIGINAL METALLIC CARTRIDGE RICHARDS-MASON SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION

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A .38 (RIMFIRE) 'MODEL 1861' ORIGINAL METALLIC CARTRIDGE RICHARDS-MASON SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION NAVY REVOLVER BY COLT, NEW-YORK, SERIAL NO. 743/1, ...

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A VERY RARE .44 (COLT CENTRE FIRE) 12-SLOT RICHARDS CONVERSION SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION ARMY

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A VERY RARE .44 (COLT CENTRE FIRE) 12-SLOT RICHARDS CONVERSION SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION ARMY REVOLVER COLT, NEW-YORK, SERIAL NO. 152, CONVERSION NO....

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