The Fall Firearms & Militaria Auction at Cordier Auctions slated for December 6 includes the collections of Ken Kenowski of Scranton and the late William Britcher of Newport. Antique and modern firearms will be offered, as well as Revolutionary and Civil War collectibles. The sale will be held at Cordier’s auction house at 1500 Paxton Street, Harrisburg.
The sale will offer antique, military, and modern handguns and long guns, edged weapons, military collectibles, and related art. Antique handguns feature S. North and H. Aston percussion pistols. An array of antique long guns feature 19th century buffalo rifles including one by J. Harder of Lockhaven on the Spencer receiver platform with a 34” octagonal barrel ($2,500-3,500) and Model 1816 Flintlock muskets. A rare U.S. Springfield Model 1868 rifle in .50 centerfire caliber ($800-1,200) will also be offered.
Handguns include Colt, Smith and Wesson, and Ruger. Highly collectible Colts include a Diamondback ($1,000-1,500), a Python ($1,800-2,200) and a Combat Cobra with 2 ½” barrel ($1,200-1,800). Two engraved 3rd generation Colt single action Army revolvers are also featured ($2,000-3,000 each). All major manufacturers are represented in the long gun category. Highlights include a Parker Brothers VH grade SxS shotgun ($1,000-2,000) and a Winchester Model 1895 in .35 W.C.F. caliber ($1,500-2000).
In edged weapons, collectors will find a WWII Japanese sword with blade dating to the Nanbokucho era of the 14th century ($1,500-2,000) and multiple cavalry swords.
Military collectibles include items from the collection of Ken Kenowski of Scranton. Revolutionary War era collectibles include artillery accessories, ordnance, powder horns, and personal items. Civil War era collectibles will feature medical items, cavalry accessories, bullets, buttons, and GAR items.