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Vintage English G.&J.W. Hawksley Shotgun Powder Flask
Flask retains about 45% of the original varnish. No dents or splits. Good spring tension. Measured in Drams. 8 inches long. 3 1/4 inches at the widest point across. Well marked on the spout. This is anice unmessed with flask. Read More »
Plain Large Size Batty 1853 Militia Musket Powder Flask
Retains a nice dark patina. Good spring tension. Has a small eyelet on either side for a strap. Missing the small pin that locks the measuring spout. There is a dent and small split along the seam on the bottom. Really a neat old flask that's marked both BATTY and 1853, a marking usually found on "peace flasks". This is the same size and Read More »
Horstman Import Civil War Musicians Sword & Scabbard
Blade has a nice pleasing patina, does not appear to have been sharpened. Markings are clear. The brass on the hilt and scabbard look to have been cleaned at some point a long time ago. The stiting on the scabbard has split along the seam, and been glued back together. Scabbard is very very stiff. 28 1/4 inch blade. Read More »
Civil War Unmarked Import Cavalry Saber with Scabbard
Blade has been sharpened and cleaned at some point, some light pitting and surface rust. Brass guard retains a pleasing patina. The wire and leather wrap on the handle is gone. Scabbard has some light pitting and a pleasing patina with light surface rust. No dents. This sword was most likely made in Germany, although we cannot find any mak Read More »
OBI Antique Firearms News
Looks like I've been neglecting the website a little bit, so stay tuned while I clear out the old listings and be on the lookout for new ones! We are going to try and showcase some of the more interesting and expensive items we have in stock on here. Most of the items we have for sale are listed on our Gunbroker.com listings. We are no longer listing new items on GunAuction, however please feel free to look at the over 9,500 positive feedbacks we have received on that site during the past 17 years as we transition over to GunBroker. The links can be found on the left side of the page. Please feel free to email us with any questions. We also have a Facebook page which can be found at www.facebook.com/obiantiquefirearms where some items from my personal collection will be featured from time to time. Thank you!
George E. Ruben of OBI Antique Firearms
Antique and historical firearms dealer and collector George E. Ruben of OBI Antique Firearms in Oyster Bay, NY shows off a 1768 Charleville musket converted by the Confederate army during the Civil War, left, and a 1st Model 1762 Grice Brown Bess Unit Marked musket at The East Coast Fine Arms Show Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Stamford Plaza Conference Center in Stamford, Conn.
The gun show was hosted by the Westchester Collectors of Connecticut.
Photo by Peter Hvizdak / New Haven Register.