Bruneau & Co's online-only Historic Arms & Militaria auction will be held on Saturday, December 10th

The 320-lot online auction is well-rounded, with objects that are affordable for the beginning collector to the most advanced. It has everything from matchlock muskets to M1 Garand rifles. Internet bidding will be on multiple platforms.
By: Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
CRANSTON, R.I. - Nov. 30, 2022 - PRLog -- Rare and highly collectible 18th and 19th century pistols from England and the United States will dominate the list of expected top lots in Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers' 320-lot online-only Historic Arms & Militaria auction, slated for Saturday, December 10th, beginning promptly at 10 am Eastern time. It will be the first major winter auction event for Bruneau & Co.

The sale is well-rounded, with objects that are affordable for the beginning collector to the most advanced. Areas of focus include the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War I and World War II, as well as modern firearms. It contains everything from matchlock muskets to M1 Garand rifles, plus other desirable collectable militaria and uniforms.

"The auction contains an array of great material from many collections, including matchlock muskets from the 17th century, Revolutionary war-era muskets and bayonets, early 19th century arms, some really interesting early bolt-action rifles from the late 19th century, and collectible arms from World War I and II," said Joel Bohy, Bruneau & Co.'s Director of Arms & Militaria.

Mr. Bohy added, "There is something for everyone in this auction, no matter what your interests are. For me, it is really interesting to look at the technology and engineering in the early arms and see how they changed over the centuries."

A circa 1826 U.S. Model 1826 Special Navy contract pistol, one of only a few examples known, is expected to hit the mark for $4,000-$6,000. The pistol features a .59 bore, walnut stock, steel butt cap, back strap, trigger guard, side plate and nose band. The lock is dated '1826' on the tail and is marked "U.S. /H. Deringer / Philada" in front of the cock, with a swivel-type ramrod.

A pair of British Jover flintlock pistols from around the 1770s, each with an 8 ¼-inch-long barrel and an overall length of 14 ½ inches, should bring $3,000-$5,000. The .62 bore pistols, with walnut stocks and engraved brass butt caps, are marked "Jover" in script on the lock plates in front of the cocks and the steel barrels are marked on the top of each, "London", also in script.

Internet bidding will be facilitated by,,, and the mobile app "Bruneau & Co." on iTunes or GooglePlay. To learn more, visit

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