Militaria Auction – Bourne Saleroom

15th April 2024

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The recent March collective sale held at the Bourne saleroom included a diverse single owner collection of militaria.

The collection which ranged from Indian Kukri’s to an early 19thC French trooper’s sword, bayonets to blunderbuss’ attracted presale interest with competitive bidding on saleday from buyers in the room and online.

Sale highlights included an eighteenth century blunderbuss by Barnett of London; with a brass barrel and furniture, walnut stock and the original steel ram rod, the lot sold for £400. Further notable sale results included a 19thC hammer action twin barrel sporting gun by CJ Thomsett of London selling for £130, an early 19thC East India Company flintlock musket by Henshaw of London which realised £260 and an 18thC boxlock flintlock pocket pistol by Howe of Colchester complete with oak case, lead shot mould and brass powder flask, selling for £300.

Included within the section was a varied collection of bayonets, ranging from a Brazilian 1908 pattern example which sold for £200, a Spanish Mouser 1893 pattern bayonet for £25 and various early 20thC British bayonets which made in the region of £20-60.

A reproduction medieval broad sword also proved popular on saleday, selling for £80, and a model galleon with pig skin sails, by repute of prisoner of war piece, sold for £48.

Pieces of militaria including cap badges, uniforms and medals always prove popular and further consignments are welcomed across all three of our salerooms.

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