Antique arms, firearms and swords will be sold Oct. 9 in Conn. Around 325 lots of antique arms, firearms, swords and more will cross the block on Sunday, Oct. 9, at Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, at the firm’s showroom facility in Windsor, Conn., at 11 a.m. (EST).
.32 caliber pump-action Lightning rifle, with 26-inch octagonal barrel; and a pre-war Frontier U.S. Army six-shooter revolver, .44-40 caliber, with front sight on a 5 ½ inch barrel.
The top lot of the day just might go to an L. Wurzinger Werndl Model 871 singe-shot Trapdoor rifle, 10.4 mm. The weapon carries a pre-sale estimate of $4,000-$8,000. Another lot that could bring $4,000 or more is an unusual wrought iron steel chair made out of regulation weapons, including bayonets, bayonet scabbards, swords, gun and bomb parts and mechanisms.
Three weapons made by the Savage Arms Company should get paddles wagging. They are a .303 caliber Model 1899 lever-action musket rifle with 26-inch round barrel and matching 1899 bayonet (est. $4,000-$6,000); a similar rifle, also with a bayonet (est. $2,000-$4,000); and a Model 1895 .303 caliber lever-action rifle with 26 ½ inch octagonal barrel (est. $1,000-$2,000).
Rifles by Bullard Repeating Arms will include a long frame, .40-60 caliber lever-action rifle with 24-inch octagonal barrel (est. $1,500-$2,500); and a .40 caliber long frame rifle with full mag and half-round/half-octagonal 22-inch barrel (est. $1,500-$2,500). Also sold will be a Springfield Model 1873 .45-70 caliber Trapdoor rifle with 32-inch barrel (est. $1,000-$2,000).
Rifles made by B.F. Joslyn Firearms will also be sold. Three lots of note include a Model 1862 carbine rifle, .52 caliber rimfire, with 21 ¾ inch barrel, 1st type /2nd model (est. $1,000-$2,000); a Model 1862 .54 caliber rimfire rifle with 21 ¾ inch barrel (est. $1,000-$1,500); and a carbine Model 1864 rifle, .54 caliber rimfire, with 22-inch barrel (est. $1,000-$1,500).
Three rifles made by the Roper Repeating Rifle Company – all three circa 1867-1868 shotguns, two 12-gage with a 28-inch barrel and one 16-gage with a 26 ½ inch barrel – all have identical pre-sale estimates of $1,000-$2,000. Also sold will be a .50 caliber military model Spencer lever-action repeating rifle, new model, with 30-inch round barrel (est. $2,000-$4,000).
Rounding out the list of anticipated top lots are a Martin Firearms Model 410 gage lever-action shotgun with a 26-inch barrel (est. $1,000-$2,000); and an A. Uberti Henry .44-40 caliber lever-action rifle with 24 ½ inch octagonal barrel and 13-shot tube, marked ‘Barrel Henry’s’ (patent Oct. 16, 1860) and made in Italy for Cimarron F.A., Houston, Tex. (est. $800-$1,200).
Nadeau’s Auction Gallery has four more sales planned through the end of the year, to include a major New Year’s Day sale (Jan. 1, 2012), which will feature an eclectic mix of custom mahogany and high-end Victorian furniture, English and Continental items, fine art and prints, quality silver, estate jewelry, Oriental rugs and more. Auctions featuring quality general estate merchandise are also scheduled for three dates: Oct. 22, Nov. 12 and Dec. 3, in Windsor.
Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, Inc., is a family owned and operated business and one of the largest and fastest-growing full-serviced auction galleries in New England. The firm began in 1985, when Edwin Nadeau, Jr., first opened his “barn doors” in Colchester, Conn. Since 1988, Nadeau’s has been housed