Tag Archives: antique firearms

A Colt Python, Charles Russhon & The Man with the Golden Gun

To my family and friends, it’s no secret that I’m a lifelong fan of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels and the films that followed. I spent many late nights in college riveted to Fleming’s prose when I should have been asleep, and I’ve seen the movies more times than I can count. While Fleming died long before I was born, I have met people who knew the writer. I have shaken hands with people who shook the hand of Ian Fleming!

As Director of Skinner’s Historic Arms & Militaria department, I am fortunate to be able to work with wonderful historic material.… Read More

Ahearn and Post Collections Lead Skinner Historic Arms & Militaria Auction

MARLBOROUGH, MA – October 3, 2018 Skinner is pleased to announce the November 2, 2018 auction of Historic Arms & Militaria. The bi-annual sale offers collectors material of historical interest from the American Revolution through World War II, including artillery, pistols, muskets, rifles, swords, powder horns, and uniforms.

The Billy Ahearn Collection of American Revolutionary War Firearms 

The collection includes numerous rare examples of British, French, and American military muskets with provenance to specific soldiers or regiments that played prominent roles in the American Revolution from Lexington & Concord through the conclusion of the war in the early 1780s.  One highlight is a rare British Long Land Pattern musket (lot 19, estimate: $5,000-7,00) used by the 4th or The King’s Own Regiment’s flank companies saw service at Concord on April 19, 1775.… Read More

Gratitude and Honor to his Memory!
Skinner will offer a historic Colt revolver at auction 150 years after Capt. Thomas James Eubanks’ death

I have spent many hours walking the grounds of the Gettysburg battlefield, tracing the events that took place there in July 1863. Just a few weeks ago, I was at the site again, this time with a beautifully engraved pistol that had been presented to a Confederate soldier who fought in the battle: Capt. Thomas James Eubanks of the 48th Alabama Regiment.… Read More