Modern Sporting Guns, Antique Arms & Edged Weapons

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Thursday 10 March 2016

Commencing at 10:30am

Bedford Auction Centre


9th March 2016 10:30am - 16:00pm
10th March 2016 09:30am - 12:45pm


Sales of Modern Sporting Guns and Antique Arms are now held quarterly at the Bedford Auction centre in conjunction with W&H Peacock by Southams Auctioneers who have been holding gun sales for over 35 years.

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, Good Quality Fishing Tackle, 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 Nigel Croskell FRICS who will be pleased to provide marketing appraisal and valuation of prospective entries.
Contact Nigel: 01832 273565 for further details.

Viewing for this sale will be Wednesday 9th March 10.30am-4.00pm, and on the morning of the sale from 9.30am-12.45pm

Future sale dates include:
Bedford  –10th March 2016 – Entries Now Invited
Bedford  – 10th June 2016
Bedford  – 15th September 2016
Bedford  – 8th December 2016

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