Modern Sporting Guns, Antique Arms & Edged Weapons

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Thursday 14 September 2017

Commencing at 10:30am

Newnham Street Saleroom


13th September 2017 - 10:30am - 4:00pm
14th September 2017 - 9:30am - 12:45pm

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Southams have been holding gun sales for over 40 years, now in conjunction with W & H Peacock at the Bedford Auction Centre


Entries invited for the forthcoming September 14th Sale –

Please click here to download an entry form

This sale to include: English & Continental Shotguns, Sporting & Target Rifles, Vintage & Modern Air Weapons, Flintlock, Percussion & Pinfire Weapons, Edged Weapons, Collectors Cartridges, Cases Magazines & Shooting equipment, Sporting Books & Pictures

Our wide experience of weapons of all kinds together with our market knowledge, auction expertise, specialist contacts and understanding of the relevant law and regulations, ensures that we can provide a complete and dedicated centre for acquisition and disposal.

If you require professional advice on any aspect of the acquisition or disposal of particular weapons or related items contact the Auction Department who will be pleased to provide marketing appraisal and valuation of prospective entries.



Future sale dates include:
Bedford  – 14th September 2017 – Entries Now Invited
Bedford  – 7th December 2017

Recent Highlights

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Sporting Guns & Antique Arms

12 bore boxlock ejector by Harrison & Hussey

Sold for £2000

.450 Nickel plated 6 shot revolver by S W Silver & Co, London. with patent safety hammer and extracting device,

Sold for £1550

12 bore over and under by J E Lewis

Sold for £4500

Eley cartridge display,

Sold for £480

8 bore English hammer, 33 ins np damascus barrels, 3,1/4 ins chambers

Sold for £4000

"Pair of 22 bore Percussion overcoat pistols by Westley Richards, with double brown damascus barrels inscribed Westley Richards 170 New Bond St London, platinum breech plugs, engraved tang, captive ramrod, foliate engraved steel locks and hammers with slide safety, inscribed Westley Richards, engraved furniture, finely figured walnut stocks with horn tipped forends, chequered bag shaped butts with silver lozenge shaped escutcheons, 9 ins overall "

Sold for £3500