10/30/2019 - Historic Firearms and Early Militaria: Premier Auction

Past Auction

October 30, 2019 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


Cowan's is proud to present a diverse October auction that encompasses several hundred years of collecting arms & armor. From the Collection of Peter Wainwright, we present a rare 16th Century Chamfron as well as a very important Factory Inscribed Smith & Wesson M&P with presentation to General Jonathan M. Wainwright. Other highlights from this auction include several early Basket-Hilt swords, Germanic wheel locks as well as an extremely early serial number Colt Thompson Sub-Machine Gun S/N 91. 

Cowan's October Firearms and Accoutrements Auction features quality items covering a wide range of collector interests including an eclectic selection of historic militaria, knives, swords, and firearms, including M1 carbines, Colt Army and Navy revolvers and much more. Colt, S&W, Ruger, Winchester, Allen & Wheelock, Webley, Remington, Starr, Mass Arms, Benelli, Browning, Springfield and others.

Jack Lewis
513-871-1670 x227


Premier Auction:
Lots 1 - 375
Wednesday, October 30 - 10:00 am

Firearms & Accoutrements:
Lots 401 - 715
Thursday, October 31 - 10:00 am


Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 8:00 - 10:00 am
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 8:00 - 10:00 am

All times ET  


Buyer's Premium

A 20% buyer's premium will be added to each lot purchased absentee, on the phone, on the floor, or on Cowan's Live

For all lots purchased through a third-party bidding platform, an additional 3% will be added by the third-party platform

Cowan's is pleased to offer a 2% discount for in-person buyers who pay their total invoice in full by the close of business on the day of the auction. Payments must be made in person at Cowan's Cincinnati Salesroom and buyers are responsible for collecting their purchases upon payment.


Exhibition Times

Tue, Oct 29, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Wed, Oct 30, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT
Thu, Oct 31, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT

Contact Info

Arms & Armor Department