• 4
    Mar

Personal, Gold-Encrusted Carbine of King Louis XV to lead Julia Firearms Auction

FAIRFIELD, Maine — A one-of-a-kind German Sebastian Hauschka rifle—literally fit for a king—will be among the highlights in the upcoming Outstanding Firearms Auction to be hosted by James D. Julia, Inc., on March 11-12, 2013. This world-class lot—made for gun enthusiast and avid hunter King Louis XV of France—is certain to be of great interest […]

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  • 4
    Mar

Two Extraordinary Rifles Created for Auto Magnate John Francis Dodge to Sell

FAIRFIELD, Maine — A 33-caliber model 1886 Winchester rifle, made for Dodge Motor Company co-founder and magnate John Francis Dodge, is expected to challenge for top-lot honors at the upcoming Outstanding March Firearms Auction, to be hosted by James D. Julia, Inc., on March 11-12, 2013. Considered aesthetically and functionally flawless, the John Francis Dodge […]

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  • 17
    Jan

Revolver Retrieved from Bonnie & Clyde ‘Death Car’ Will Be Sold by Mayo Auction

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A .32-caliber revolver retrieved from the stolen car driven by the outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after they were killed in a hail of bullets from a police ambush in 1934 will be sold to the highest bidder on Saturday, Feb. 2, by Mayo Auction & Realty. The Bonnie and Clyde […]

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  • 14
    Jan

Winchester 1886 by Turnbull Makes the Case for Restoring Antique Rifles

I have been in the firearms business my entire career. And for as long as I can remember, it has been taboo to refinish American-made guns. For every original gun I’ve seen, there’s also been a version with refinished wood, re-blued metal or a chopped off stock. Unfortunately, the work was poor and the lost […]

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  • 20
    Sep

19th Century Black-Powder Flasks: Weapons & Militaria Collection Must-Haves

While adding a new collection of black-powder flasks to my Web site, I reacquainted myself with flask terminology through several reference books and became fascinated again with the world of the black-powder flask. Powder flasks were originally created to carry the black powder needed for use in the first true hand firearms developed in the […]

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  • 1
    Jun

Kentucky Rifles: How to Gauge the Quintessential American Firearm

Surprisingly, one of America’s earliest triumphs in artistic and functional design, the “Kentucky rifle,” was not invented or generally fashioned in Kentucky. The name, instead, was coined from a hearty stock of Americans who plied it. Native Americans called Kentucky the “Dark and Bloody Ground” because of the unending wars between Iroquois and Cherokees for […]

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  • 4
    Sep

A FORTUNE FROM THE KITCHEN TABLE

“KITCHEN TABLE” ANTIQUE PISTOLS SET RECORDS AT ROCK ISLAND AUCTION

Three world records result from sale of a collection by man trying to buy a car for his elderly mother.

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  • 4
    Sep

The Quintessential Union Firearm

Over the last twenty years I keep getting one question asked over and over again. What was THE CIVIL WAR FIREARM? In a war right at the cusp of the industrial revolution that is a more difficult question then it may seem. With the use of every arm ever made in American Arsenals and Imports from almost every country in Europe, the total of Arms used in our Civil War is over 600 distinct types!

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  • 15
    Apr
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    Feb

Cartridge Boxes Explode on to the Market

Shotgun cartridges became popular in the 1860s with the invention of the repeating rifle and carbine. Antique firearms aficionados and collectors these days are often looking to add these rare shotgun cartridge boxes to their collections. Cartridge boxes come in a variety of materials. The earliest cartridge boxes were usually made of tin. In the […]

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