Firearms & Militaria

Past Auction

November 18, 2017 10:00 AM EST Downingtown, PA





Firearms & Military Auction - Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 10AM

Pook and Pook Inc. presents its fall Firearms and Militaria auction on Saturday, November 18th, 2017.  From a suit of Cromwellian armor to a rare U.S. Marine Corps decommissioned M45A1 semi-automatic pistol, this sale spans more than three centuries of military history. 

Highlights of the sale are sure to be the rare untouched Revolutionary War Brown Bess Long Land pattern musket with a 59” barrel and the outstanding Winchester “yellow boy” model 1866 lever action saddle ring carbine, the first model to bear the Winchester name.

As always, Pook & Pook’s militaria auction offers many fine and rare examples of weapons from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.  Notable examples are an exceptional pair of French silver inlaid flintlock pistols, a Springfield US model 1808 flintlock musket, an R. Johnson model 1814 US Flintlock rifle, a Pennsylvania tiger maple percussion long rifle, and a French iron barrel flintlock blunderbuss.

The Civil War era is also well represented with items including Remington and Colt percussion revolvers, Springfield and Enfield rifled muskets, Sharps rifles, Spencer lever action rifles, presentation swords, Union and Confederate bayonets, and Confederate currency.  The sale also offers a Burnside fifth model saddle ring carbine, a Perry Patent Arms Co. breechloading saddle ring carbine, and a Remington US model 1863 Zouave rifle.  Of particular interest is an identified Millard Fillmore Union Continental half stock percussion rifle inscribed {Union Continental Wm. B. Beck 1861 M. Fillmore Com’dt}, and of particular importance is a rare John Brown pike with original full length ash shaft, one of approximately 950 commissioned by John Brown for his failed 1859 assault on the Federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, VA.   

In the International sphere, Pook and Pook, Inc. will be offering Indo-Persian battle axes, African spears and daggers, a French cuirassier helmet, a Persian Shamshir sword and scabbard with signed blade, a Scottish basket hilt sword, German short swords, a Japanese wakizashi, European partisans, Indo-Persian kulah khud spiked steel helmets, and an ottoman matchlock arquebus.

Items from the modern era include a scarce WWI tank crew splatter mask, German WWI pickelhaube spiked steel helmets, German and American WWII helmets, American, German, Russian, Japanese, French, and Italian bolt-action rifles, and an excellent DWM 1916 WWI German artillery Luger semi-automatic pistol with holster.  Of note is an identified UD Springfield Krag model 1989 bolt action rifle which belonged to Archy H. Wall, an African-American soldier who served during the Philippine War of Independence.

Also being offered are numerous Colt 1911 semi-automatic pistols, an L.C. Smith Eagle grade side by side double barrel hammerless shotgun, a rare cased Winchester model 42 slide-action shotgun, two cased Japanese Browning Citori over and under shotguns, and a large number of Smith and Wesson revolvers, including pre-war Smith and Wesson “Registered Magnum” .357 revolvers.

Interested bidders are encouraged to contact Pook & Pook, Inc. at or (610) 269-4040 with questions regarding condition reports or bidding, or to purchase a printed catalog. Catalogs can also be viewed online at or A gallery exhibition is scheduled for Wednesday, November 15th, Thursday, November 16th, and Friday, November 17th from 10:00am to 4:00pm and on Saturday, November 18th, the two hours before the auction. The auction begins at 10:00am EST on Saturday, November 18th. Online bidding for this auction will be available exclusively on Bidsquare at 

The buyer's premium is 22% for in-house bids, 25% for online bids. All phone bids start at a minimum bid of $500.

To consign to our Spring 2018 Firearms & Militaria Auction, please email photographs to or call (610) 269-4040 to speak with someone in our Firearms & Militaria Department.

Exhibition Times

Downingtown, PA
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST

Contact Info

Jamie Shearer