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More firearms licences required after law changes

20 September 2021

The government has reminded owners of certain old firearms that they will need to obtain a licence following a change in the law from September 22.

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Pistol trio pack the punch of Keith Neal provenance

19 July 2021

Three pistol lots came to the fore at a recent sale at Bonhams (27.5/25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) in London.

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Tula pistols take £27,000

19 July 2021

A premium-inclusive total of £1.5m was achieved at Holts’ (25/20% buyer’s premium) summer auction in Norfolk, the third consecutive sale held with no one bidding in the room because of Covid restrictions.

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Pepperbox revolvers add zest at Antony Cribb auction

19 July 2021

Two lots from the March 30 live online auction held by Antony Cribb (22% buyer’s premium) of Newbury are shown here.

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Repeat performance: early examples in the quest for workable rapid-fire weapons

19 July 2021

Very soon after the gun was invented men were trying to find ways of speeding up the process of reloading powder and shot to obtain a superior rate of fire.

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Guns belonging to American statesman Alexander Hamilton make $1m

19 July 2021

London-made flintlocks with a solid provenance to Alexander Hamilton took to the stage at US sale

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Lockdales finds high demand for militaria in lockdown

01 February 2021

Weapons proved a highlight of the Lockdales (18% buyer’s premium) Coins, Medals & Militaria auction on January 23-24 held during the third lockdown.

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Colt icons become big money-earners

01 February 2021

Two iconic Colt pistols were the big money-earners from both sides of the Atlantic in the pre-Christmas arms and armour sales.

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Gunsmiths who produced the highest quality

01 February 2021

Nicolas-Noel Boutet and Anton Vincent Lebeda pistols star at two London auctions.

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Ideal if you take a shot in the dark

05 October 2020

Firearms curiosa have long been a fascinating avenue for the collector to explore and this intriguing combined flintlock and lamp of c.1800 made €8500 (£7800) at Czerny (20% buyer’s premium) on September 19.

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Head turners

05 October 2020

Two eye-catching but very different armours, one suited to royal palace style and the other more to purist taste, captured bidders’ attention at a London sale.

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New government measures to control antique firearms

13 September 2020

A crackdown on antique firearms is due to become law following the introduction of new legislation by government.

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Innovative masterpiece: Pioneering 16th-century pistol trebles estimate at Thomas Del Mar auction

10 August 2020

A mid-16th century 54-bore south German breech-loading wheel-lock holster pistol trebled its top estimate to take £75,000 at a recent sale held by Thomas Del Mar.

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A collection to fire the imagination

04 May 2020

Norfolk auction house sells 11 guns with provenance to one of the most renowned enthusiasts

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James Bond guns stolen from North London home

28 March 2020

Detectives are appealing for information after five deactivated guns used in James Bond movies were stolen from a residential address in Enfield, North London.

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Acting class – Impressive collection sold at Bonhams

20 January 2020

The impressive arms offered in London from a collection which supplied weapons for many films were far from being theatrical props

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Rock Island auction goes supersize

20 January 2020

If proof were needed that firearms sales are simply conducted on a completely different scale in the US, one need look no further than the three-day sale at Rock Island Auctions (18.5% buyer’s premium) in Illinois on December 6-8.

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Pistol sets a new standard for French army and navy use

28 October 2019

Among the antique European rarities that are included in Milestone’s November 2 autumn firearms sale in Willoughby, Ohio, will be this 1733 French dragoon flintlock pistol of large size with a 12-inch barrel in .70 bore.

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Preview: £2001-£10,000

23 September 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Pick of the pistol hammer highs

12 August 2019

Fine sets of pistols, preferably nicely cased, have long been the mainstay of London arms and armour sales. This season’s crop were not as plentiful nor so eagerly contested as we sometimes see, but there were some gems on offer and a selection of them are illustrated here.