April Premiere Firearms Auction

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Our offering for this April Premiere sale picks right back up from where we left off in December of 2012. This auction features an exceptionally diverse and stellar assortment of firearms, edged weapons and, let’s not forget, armor from a number of high caliber, very well-known collections which include: The William Ashby Collection, The Chuck Lindley Collection, The Anthony Urbanoski Collection, and The Gary Cote Collection. Compounding the importance of this sale are numerous unnamed collections as well as many significant single gun consignments.

OVER 2700 LOTS FEATURING…

The William Ashby Collection of Arms & Armor
Matchlocks of Europe and Asia, a variety of Continental wheelocks, and an array of snaplocks, snaphaunces and other items from the Mediterranean, the Orient and beyond. Fine antique ornamentation is represented with wirework, wood carving, metal, bone, stone inlays and engraving executed by master craftsmen. Included in the collection are over twenty full suits of armor and numerous accoutrements including swords, daggers, halberds, helmets and shields.

Chuck Lindley’s Extraordinary German Military Collection
Lugers, Nazi daggers, medals and the finest and most comprehensive collection of P38 semi-automatic pistols ever assembled and offered for public auction. The collection features over 200 P38s manufactured by Walther, Mauser and Spreewerke representing every model and manufacturer code of all production dates in all serial number blocks.

Part II of The Anthony Urbanowski Collection with Over 70 Quality Smith & Wessons

Award Winning Display of Winchester Model 1894 Longarms from the Collection of Gary Cote

Historic Milestones in Winchester Firearms – Over 400

Impressive Colt Firearms – Over 550
The legend of Samuel Colt will be alive and well at Rock Island Auction Company’s April 19th, 20th and 21st Premiere Firearms Auction.

Civil War Arms
At Rock Island Auction Company we pride ourselves on our ability to continually bring to auction the most important military arms collections in private hands.

An outstanding variety of European and American sporting arms
High grade shotguns, sporting rifles in rare calibers and configurations, double rifles and drillings which boast such names such as Boss, Holland & Holland, Purdey, A.H. Fox, Winchester, Krieghoff and many more.

Sporting Rifles Highlights - a stellar selection of the most popular American hunting rifle--the Winchester Model 70 in Super Grade and carbine configurations and in calibers such as 7mm, .300 Magnum, 300 Savage, 35 Remington, 7.65 mm Argentine, and 458 Winchester Magnum. Over 60 Model 70’s alone!

The shotgun roster includes such rarities as a Holland & Holland Royal Hammerless Ejector Paradox Double Barrel Shotgun; a deluxe relief signed master engraved Lusso Grade Model 57 Rizzini Double Barrel 20 Gauge Shotgun; and an engraved Boss & Co. marked Double Barrel Hammerless Sidelock Pigeon Shotgun, just to name a few.

Other select highlights--fine Browning Olympian bolt action rifles; an engraved Ludwig Brovnik Side by Side Double Rifle in Desirable 458 Win Mag; and a cased W.J. Jeffery & Co. Double Barrel Hammerless Rifle in .450/400 Nitro Express with Scope.

AND MUCH MORE!
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Two Flintlock Pistols1250 - Two Flintlock Pistols
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $2000 - 2750
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 2,000.00 - 2,750.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00) = 1,200.00
 
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Pair of Nock Double Barrel Brass Frame Flintlock Pistols1251 - Pair of Nock Double Barrel Brass Frame Flintlock Pistols
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $1800 - 2500
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,800.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,750.00) = 2,750.00
 
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Collum Bell London Brass Flintlock Pistol with Silver Wire Inlaid Grip1252 - Collum Bell London Brass Flintlock Pistol with Silver Wire Inlaid Grip
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $900 - 1400
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 900.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00) = 1,500.00
 
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Collector's Lot of Two Over/Under Flintlock Pistols1253 - Collector's Lot of Two Over/Under Flintlock Pistols
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $1600 - 2500
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,600.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (3,500.00) = 3,500.00
 
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Pair of R. Johnston London Flintlock Pistols with Snap Bayonets1254 - Pair of R. Johnston London Flintlock Pistols with Snap Bayonets
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $1000 - 1500
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,000.00) = 2,000.00
 
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Very Rare Dunster Castle Armory English Doglock Musket1255 - Very Rare Dunster Castle Armory English Doglock Musket
Rock Island Auction Company
Estimate: $15000 - 25000 Manufacturer: Unknown Model: Flintlock This is an example of an English doglock musket from the Dunster Castle Armory.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 15,000.00 - 25,000.00
Sold to floor for (18,000.00) = 18,000.00
 
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16th Century German Long Spike Halberd1256 - 16th Century German Long Spike Halberd
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $3000 - 5000
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (850.00) = 850.00
 
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17th Century English Civil War Half Suit of Armor1257 - 17th Century English Civil War Half Suit of Armor
Rock Island Auction Company
Estimate: $5000 - 7500 Manufacturer: None Model: None This is an early 17th century munitions grade infantry half suit of armor with a light cav
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 5,000.00 - 7,500.00
Sold to floor for (7,000.00) = 7,000.00
 
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Harness in the Style of 15th Century Gothic with Barbute Style Helmet1258 - Harness in the Style of 15th Century Gothic with Barbute Style Helmet
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $4000 - 6000
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (9,000.00) = 9,000.00
 
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Miniature Suit of Black and White Armor in the Early 16th Century Style1259 - Miniature Suit of Black and White Armor in the Early 16th Century Style
Rock Island Auction Company
Estimate: $2000 - 3000 Manufacturer: None Model: None This miniature harness has a close style helmet with blackened skull and visor with a brig
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,250.00) = 2,250.00
 
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Wheelock Musket with Attractively Carved and Bone Accented Stock1260 - Wheelock Musket with Attractively Carved and Bone Accented Stock
Rock Island Auction Company
Estimate: $2250 - 3500 Manufacturer: Unknown Model: Wheel Lock Measures 56 1/2 inch overall in length. Blade front sight with inlaid silver flor
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 2,250.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (3,750.00) = 3,750.00
 
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European Sword with Ivory and Silver Accoutrements1261 - European Sword with Ivory and Silver Accoutrements
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $1500 - 2250
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,250.00
Sold to floor for (3,250.00) = 3,250.00
 
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Two Decorated Daggers with Sheaths1262 - Two Decorated Daggers with Sheaths
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $1500 - 2500
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (3,750.00) = 3,750.00
 
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Two Victorian Era Spears1263 - Two Victorian Era Spears
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $800 - 1400
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 800.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to floor for (600.00) = 600.00
 
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Cased Matching Pair of Engraved Gold Inlaid Wallis Hull Flintlock Pistols1264 - Cased Matching Pair of Engraved Gold Inlaid Wallis Hull Flintlock Pistols
Rock Island Auction Company
Estimate: $6500 - 9500 A) Manufacturer: British Model: Flintlock Pistol This matching pair of flintlock pistols feature a 9 inch 54 caliber roun
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 6,500.00 - 9,500.00
Sold to floor for (8,000.00) = 8,000.00
 
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Two British Flintlock Pistols1265 - Two British Flintlock Pistols
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $2500 - 3750
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 2,500.00 - 3,750.00
Sold to floor for (3,250.00) = 3,250.00
 
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John Bass London Marked Flintlock Pistol1266 - John Bass London Marked Flintlock Pistol
Rock Island Auction Company
Estimate: $1200 - 1700 Manufacturer: English Model: Flintlock The second half of Twigg & Bass, John Bass went independent following the de...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,200.00 - 1,700.00
Sold to floor for (1,900.00) = 1,900.00
 
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Attractive Composite Harness of Maximilian Style Armor1267 - Attractive Composite Harness of Maximilian Style Armor
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $12000 - 20000
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 12,000.00 - 20,000.00
Sold to floor for (22,500.00) = 22,500.00
 
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Attractive Unidentified Matchlock Pistol with Ivory, Mother of Pearl and Ebony Inlay1268 - Attractive Unidentified Matchlock Pistol with Ivory, Mother of Pearl and Ebony Inlay
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $3500 - 5500
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 3,500.00 - 5,500.00
Sold to floor for (4,500.00) = 4,500.00
 
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Matchlock Musket with Highly Elaborate Scrimshawed Bone Inlay1269 - Matchlock Musket with Highly Elaborate Scrimshawed Bone Inlay
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $3500 - 5500
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 3,500.00 - 5,500.00
Sold to floor for (10,000.00) = 10,000.00
 
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Executioner's Style Broadsword1270 - Executioner's Style Broadsword
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $2000 - 3000
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00) = 2,500.00
 
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European Zweihander Two-Handed Sword1271 - European Zweihander Two-Handed Sword
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $1500 - 2500
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00) = 2,500.00
 
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Archer Marked London Proofed Flintlock Blunderbuss with Snap Bayonet and Liverpool Mail Coach Markin1272 - Archer Marked London Proofed Flintlock Blunderbuss with Snap Bayonet and Liverpool Mail Coach Markin
Rock Island Auction Company
Estimate: $3000 - 5000 Manufacturer: English Model: Blunderbuss Manufactured without sights, with light scroll engraving at the breech, "...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00) = 3,000.00
 
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"I TERRY" Marked Flintlock Coach Blunderbuss with Spring Bayonet1273 - "I TERRY" Marked Flintlock Coach Blunderbuss with Spring Bayonet
Rock Island Auction Company
Estimate: $3000 - 4500 Manufacturer: Irish Model: Blunderbuss Manufactured without sights on the flared cannon muzzle barrel, with a 9 inch spri
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 3,000.00 - 4,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,750.00) = 2,750.00
 
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Unique European Double Damascus Barreled Percussion Sword Pistol with Scabbard1274 - Unique European Double Damascus Barreled Percussion Sword Pistol with Scabbard
Rock Island Auction Company
Estimate: $2500 - 4000 Manufacturer: Unknown Model: Knife Pistol Measuring 25 1/2 inches overall, this weapon takes the principles of some other
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 2,500.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,000.00) = 2,000.00
 
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One Ivory Handled Plug Bayonet and One Dagger with Figural Hilt1275 - One Ivory Handled Plug Bayonet and One Dagger with Figural Hilt
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $2000 - 3500
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (4,000.00) = 4,000.00
 
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Two Unknown Polearms1276 - Two Unknown Polearms
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $900 - 1600
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 900.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (475.00) = 475.00
 
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Two Court Swords with Scabbards1277 - Two Court Swords with Scabbards
Rock Island Auction Company
Estimate: $1000 - 1300 Manufacturer: None Model: None 1) Brass hilted court sword. 38 inches overall, with a 32 1/4 inch lozenge cross-sectioned
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,300.00
Sold to floor for (500.00) = 500.00
 
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Buckmaster English Queen Anne Flintlock Pistol1278 - Buckmaster English Queen Anne Flintlock Pistol
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $950 - 1600
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 950.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00) = 1,100.00
 
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Mortimer & Son Flintlock Pistol with Snap Bayonet1279 - Mortimer & Son Flintlock Pistol with Snap Bayonet
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $900 - 1400
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 900.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00) = 3,000.00
 
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Collector's Lot of Two London Over/Under Flintlock Pistols1280 - Collector's Lot of Two London Over/Under Flintlock Pistols
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $850 - 1300
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 850.00 - 1,300.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00) = 1,500.00
 
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Lot of Two European Pistols1281 - Lot of Two European Pistols
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $950 - 1600
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 950.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00) = 1,200.00
 
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Collector's Lot of Two European Flintlock Pistols1282 - Collector's Lot of Two European Flintlock Pistols
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $900 - 1400
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 900.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to floor for (1,400.00) = 1,400.00
 
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Boutet Marked Custom Made Officers Military Flintlock Musket1283 - Boutet Marked Custom Made Officers Military Flintlock Musket
Rock Island Auction Company
Estimate: $5000 - 7500 Manufacturer: Boutet Model: Flintlock This is a fine example of a desirable Nicholas-Noel Boutet custom made military off
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 5,000.00 - 7,500.00
Sold to floor for (8,500.00) = 8,500.00
 
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18th Century French Military Flintlock Musket with Bayonet1284 - 18th Century French Military Flintlock Musket with Bayonet
Rock Island Auction Company
Estimate: $2750 - 4500 Manufacturer: Unknown Model: Musket This is an example of a French flintlock musket with a socket bayonet. The metal surf
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 2,750.00 - 4,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,700.00) = 1,700.00
 
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Unique L. Leroux Paris Marked Percussion Shotgun with Interesting Priming System1285 - Unique L. Leroux Paris Marked Percussion Shotgun with Interesting Priming System
Rock Island Auction Company
Estimate: $2500 - 4500 Manufacturer: French Model: Percussion Single German silver bead sight on the fine twist pattern barrel with the breech s
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 2,500.00 - 4,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,600.00) = 1,600.00
 
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French Half Stock Flintlock Fowler with Gold Inlaid Damascus Barrel and Carved Stock1286 - French Half Stock Flintlock Fowler with Gold Inlaid Damascus Barrel and Carved Stock
Rock Island Auction Company
Estimate: $2250 - 4000 Manufacturer: Parie Model: Flintlock Made circa late 18th, early 19th century, this half-stock fowling piece features a D
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 2,250.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to trb52 for (1,600.00 + 328.00) = 1,928.00
 
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Unique Combination Percussion Sword Musket1287 - Unique Combination Percussion Sword Musket
Rock Island Auction Company
Estimate: $7000 - 9000 Manufacturer: European Model: Percussion Measuring 62 1/2 inches overall and produced by an unknown maker, this weapon co
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 7,000.00 - 9,000.00
Sold to floor for (4,750.00) = 4,750.00
 
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Indian "Firangi" Pattern Sword with Gold Decoration1288 - Indian "Firangi" Pattern Sword with Gold Decoration
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $1400 - 2250
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,400.00 - 2,250.00
Sold to floor for (700.00) = 700.00
 
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Persian Steel Axe with Gold Accents1289 - Persian Steel Axe with Gold Accents
Rock Island Auction Company
Estimate: $1000 - 1500 Manufacturer: None Model: None Measuring 30 1/2 inches overall, with an 8 3/4 inch tall, 6 1/2" long semi-circular...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,000.00) = 2,000.00
 
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Unique Silver Accented Indian Katar Anti-Armor Dagger with Dual Mounted Flintlock Pistols1290 - Unique Silver Accented Indian Katar Anti-Armor Dagger with Dual Mounted Flintlock Pistols
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $3500 - 4500
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
Sold to floor for (6,000.00) = 6,000.00
 
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Sri-Lankan Piha-Kaetta Knife with Carved Ivory Grips1291 - Sri-Lankan Piha-Kaetta Knife with Carved Ivory Grips
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $1500 - 2500
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (650.00) = 650.00
 
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Composite Half Harness of Plate Armor Circa 16th Century1292 - Composite Half Harness of Plate Armor Circa 16th Century
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $4000 - 7500
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 4,000.00 - 7,500.00
Sold to floor for (5,000.00) = 5,000.00
 
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Desirable 16th Century Milanese Breastplate in the Pisan Style1293 - Desirable 16th Century Milanese Breastplate in the Pisan Style
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $5500 - 9500
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 5,500.00 - 9,500.00
Sold to trb52 for (2,750.00 + 563.75) = 3,313.75
 
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Dutch Amsterdam Arsenal Walloon with Pierced Guard1294 - Dutch Amsterdam Arsenal Walloon with Pierced Guard
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $1500 - 2500
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (3,250.00) = 3,250.00
 
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Two European Zweihander Style Swords1295 - Two European Zweihander Style Swords
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $1100 - 2000
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,100.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00) = 3,000.00
 
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Two European Style Swords1296 - Two European Style Swords
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $1100 - 1600
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,100.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (2,750.00) = 2,750.00
 
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Elaborately Etched Harness of Armor in the Style of Germany Mid 16th Century1297 - Elaborately Etched Harness of Armor in the Style of Germany Mid 16th Century
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $8000 - 15000
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 8,000.00 - 15,000.00
Sold to floor for (20,000.00) = 20,000.00
 
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Decorative Wheel Lock Pistol with Highly Attractive Full Ivory Stock and Intriguing Breechloading Ar1298 - Decorative Wheel Lock Pistol with Highly Attractive Full Ivory Stock and Intriguing Breechloading Ar
Rock Island Auction Company
Armor Terms &Conditions and Additional Information Estimate: $1500 - 2500
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (3,250.00) = 3,250.00
 
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Victorian-Era Flintlock Hunting Sword Pistol with Bone Grips1299 - Victorian-Era Flintlock Hunting Sword Pistol with Bone Grips
Rock Island Auction Company
Estimate: $1500 - 3000 Manufacturer: European Model: Flintlock This is a unique combination sword pistol that was created during the Victorian e
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00) = 2,500.00
 
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