A few features of this unique single shot American percussion pistol are as follow:
Octagon to round .32 caliber barrel stamped 15 on underside but gun otherwise unmarked. Percussion box lock action. Large trigger guard. Walnut two-piece grips.
Condition: Good. Dark brown even patina. Barrel with some nicks, dents, and scratches. Action screw marred. Strong action...
This is a very well kept brass charger "Peace" flask by N.P. Ames featuring an eagle over circle of 26 stars with pair of clasped hands, marked on top N.P. Ames/1846 with inspector's mark WAT (William A. Thornton), and the side with inspector's mark N.W.P. (Nahum W. Patch)...
19thc Afghan battle ax-bottom of ax unscrews to display sharp steel fighting spear-ax head is forged and is sharp with colorful cut designs-carved designs on staff-evidence of oxidation on steel parts-37 inches long
Chinese Republic military dagger-grip is composed of bronze over shell-no scabbard-stains to blade with some signs of oxidation on grip-dagger is complete-15 inches long
Antique Zulu war club or knob kierie-made from one piece of briarwood-fine patina-19.5 inches long-no repairs
Deutsche Adlerorden, Vierte Stufe
Mark on the flat pin: “M9/25”. The medal is heavy gold plate with deep white baked enamel. The enamel is perfect.
It measures 9.4 mm.
In very good quality and perfect condition.
It provenance: Collection Boulanger
SS Dirk of defense very rare
The steel blade, straight, rhombic cross-section. On the one side of the heel is branded with the mark of “Puma,Solingen”by the other side is marked with three capital letters, shown in the picture. Cross guard in the form of a stylized eagle holding a circle with a swastika inside all made of silver platted metal. The handle made of black material and marked on the metal base: “SS” by one side and three capital letters by the other side (look the picture)...
Unusual ad very rare officer's dagger by F.W. Holler Solingen, beautiful blue and gilt engraved blade 25 cm long with a sailing ship, ivory grip with, wire portepee and green washer. Decorated scabbard with anchors, a warship, foliated motives etc.
Dagger, fittings and original case in magnificent condition.
Total length: 42 cm
Nice Imperial Prussian commemorative pilot stickpin or lapel pin. Terrific aged look and back mark indicates 800 silver content. Very nice flyer related piece.
Great looking matched pair of panzer collar tab skulls. Round eyes and triangle nose Danziger style skulls. Silver wash finish is in near perfect and the pair are correctly magnetic. The posts on reverse are intact. Very n ice pair.
This is a rare .44 caliber cannon screw barrel of 3 1/2 inches with London proof marks and Thomas Ketland's proof on the underside. Thomas Ketland & Co. was a gun maker founded in Birmingham, England around 1760. Thomas Sr. was a very successful gun maker who started his business around 1760 and expanded into the export market around 1790...
This is a fabulous sword from the Civil War era belonging to non-regulation foot officers produced by Clauberg Solingen. The specs are as follow:
Slightly curved 32 inch (81.28) Iron Proof blade with two panels etched with scrolling florals, the uppermost with US on one side and Federal eagle on the other. Ricasso with maker's marking for W. Clauberg...
This is an authentic pair of the 19 century Mughal engraved iron axes with hand-hammered,gilded details, design, and workmanship. There are hand-engraved floral ornaments all over the axes.
One axe measures 33 ½” tall, 7 1/4" wide, and 3” deep, and the other axe measures 33 ½ " tall, 8" wide, and 3" deep...
Goodness, what a cool niche piece. This might not click with many collections but if odd aviation or Eastern European volunteer is of interest I don't know where one might ever find another example. This is an 835 silver hallmarked qualification badge for a Slovakian air force mechanic. A no doubter with a gorgeous uncleaned, untouched patina. Great item.
This sword is not repeat is not a glitzy trashy replica produced for the grand tour crowd by Toledo-It is an early 19thc or late 18thc- hand forged steel Spanish sword in the traditional style of EL CID-sharp blade is hand forged, beveled and honed- tip is razor sharp--it is a fighting sword and not a decorative toy. No repairs or scabbard-no rust but blade has black spotting-grip is steel wrapped-39.5 inches long-sword has heft
This sword is not repeat is not a glitzy trashy replica produced for the grand tour crowd by Toledo-It is an early 19thc or late 18thc- hand forged steel Spanish sword in the traditional style of EL CID-sharp blade is hand forged, beveled and honed- tip is razor sharp--it is a fighting sword and not a decorative toy. No repairs or scabbard-no rust but blade has black spotting-grip is steel wrapped-37.5 inches long-sword has heft
Gorgeous example of a rare dagger. N.P.E.A. student dagger with bottom crossguard marked N.58 . This is an early number and the "N" indicates the school to be Naumburg/Saale. Students had the option of engraving the school on the upper crossguard and this one is indeed engraved N.P.E.A. Naumburg/Saale. I believe the upper engravings were done upon graduation. The blade is an extremely nice example with very minor age wear and cross graining still showing...
Very nice 18thc Ottoman Turk flintlock blunderbuss--piece is complete with extensive marking on barrel by maker-piece shows wear-has brass furniture-very minor rust with brass butt plate starting to separate-21 inches long-has strap buckle, so probably used by cavalry-hardwood stock