Unique three barrel percussion rifle made by H.V. Perry of Jamestown, New York, mid 19th century. The barrels were hand rotated after each shot.
Ornate bone and pearl inlaid flintlock musket crafted by Ignatius Nester, 18th century.
Sold at Auction: $5,000
Exceptionally engraved and gold inlaid Pre-World War II Walther PP semi-automatic pistol with carved ivory grips.
Estimated Value: $12,500
A set of gold damascened percussion pistols crafted by Eusebio Zuloaga, Eibar or Madrid, Spain circa 1847-55.
The Sjogren Inertia Semi-Automatic Shotgun,
One of the first semi-automatic shotguns invented, the unique Sjogren was the creation of Swedish inventor Carl Axel Theodor Sjogren. Unlike most if not all other longarms, the Sjogren used what is essentially a recoil operated slide, like on a modern semi-automatic pistol. When fired, recoil from the discharge would force the slide back, which traveled on a set of rails. When the slide was forced back, the empty shell was ejected and a new shell was loaded from its five round tubular magazine.
Originally the Sjogren was designed as a .30 caliber military rifle, and submitted to the British Army as well as other militaries. All rejected the design, seeing it as too complex, as well as too costly. Without being able to secure a military contract, Sjogren focused on producing shotguns using his inertia system. Between 1908 and 1909 around 5,000 Sjogren shotguns were produced by the Danish firm Haandvaabenverksäderna. Unfortunately the design never took off, mostly due to price, as the Sjogren cost substantially more than the common double barrel or pump action shotgun.
An engraved and decorated Colt Model 1851 single action percussion revolver with detachable buttstock.
Engraving and decoration by Nickolai Goltyakov of the Tula Armory, Russia, mid 19th century.
An ornate silver mounted double barrel flintlock rifle signed Charles Simon. Charles Simon was the master gunsmith for King Louis XVI from 1765 to 1796.
A special lot featuring a flintlock musket and pair of swords, all originating from 19th century Indochina (Southeast Asia).
Sold at auction for only: €250
Replica Colt Model 1851 Dragoon single action revolver presented to the Russian Czar and Ottoman Emperor.
In the 1854 Samuel Colt center picture) ordered the production of two heavily decorated Colt Model 1851 Dragoon single action revolvers, which were decorated by master engraver Alvin A. White. Each revolver featured a portrait of George Washington on the cylinder and the Marquis de Lafeyette on the frame. Each were heavily decorated with gold inlays and intricate scroll work engraving. One was presented to Sultan Abdulmecid I, Emperor of the Ottoman Empire (left picture) and Czar Alexander II, Emperor of Russia. Both leaders were adversaries during the Crimean War, and the purpose of the gifts were to celebrate the end of the war.
The revolver gifted to Abdulmecid II is currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Heavily engraved snaphaunce pistol signed “FRANZINO”, from Italy, most likely Brescia, 17th century.
Engraved and gold inlaid Colt Woodsman Target Pistol decorated by master engraver W.O. Woodard.
Estimated Value: $8,500 - $13,000