Fall 2023 Premier Firearms & Militaria Auction

November 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2023


This auction will feature an outstanding collection of items spanning multiple categories including Modern, Military, Sporting, & Antique firearms & militaria! Below is just a small grouping of select highlights from the massive offering to be featured in this upcoming sale!




This extraordinary saber has a mortuary hilt that dates to the mid-17th century during the Cromwell period in England. However, the curved blade dates to the mid to late 18th century. This elaborate mortuary hilted sword likely belonged to a wealthy British family around 1640-50 and was re-hilted with a more modern blade in keeping with military fashion during the late 18th century. The sword itself measures 37 1/4″ overall with a 30 3/4″ blade. The plain, flat blade has a 9” false edge and is heavily stamped on each side with the armorer’s mark of John Allen, who worked during the 18th century in the armory at the Tower of London. The spectacular iron hilt has an intricately pierced semi-basket style guard featuring 3 faces on each side of the hilt. There are 3 primary branches and 4 secondary branches that form the semi-basket hilt. The pommel is decorated and loosely separated into quadrants. The grip, if not original, is certainly quite early and appears to be sharkskin with brass wire Turk’s head knot ferrules above & below. No scabbard.

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