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Civil war weapons and WMN booklet celebrating Navy

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: July 13, 2013

  • War on the Waters, top, printed in 1918 (£40-£70); a tinplate clockwork model of RMS Queen Mary (£50-£80); and a selection of guns

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Truro Auction Centre

A large collection of deactivated percussion Western-style revolvers will feature in next Friday's sale in Truro. Coming complete with deactivation certificates, collectors will have a chance to purchase authentic weapons which played a major role in the American West and American Civil War.

Examples include a large deactivated .44 percussion Whitneyville Walker 1847 pattern revolver, estimate £140-£180; a deactivated .36 percussion Colt Texas Paterson revolver, estimate £140-£180; a near-matched pair of deactivated .44 Colt percussion revolvers in fitted velvet-lined oak case, estimate £200-£300; and a large .44 Colt Dragoon six-shot revolver, estimate £140-£180.

An 18th-century Cavalry Troopers hanger sword with 28in fullered steel blade and swept hilt, circa 1750, has a guide of £200-£300.

Meanwhile a 17th-century hunting sword with 24in single-edge blade engraved "Clemens Horn" after the famous swordsmith Clemens Horn The Younger, dating between 1629 and 1642, has a brass scallop guard and hilt, with an estimate of £200-£300.

A 17th-century English Civil War double-edged sword blade measuring 22½in long in excavated condition originally found at Sedgemoor in 1991 and obviously from the Battle of Sedgemoor during the English Civil War, should make £150-£200.

Cooke's Guide to the County of Cornwall, circa 1821, with map, has an estimate of £30-£40, while a large illustrated pamphlet War on the Waters – six coloured prints of First World War naval actions and battles, originally published by the Western Morning News circa 1918, expects £40-£70.

A 19th-century brass miner's dial by ET Newton and Son, Camborne, Cornwall, with circular calibrated dial, arched fathom level and top adjustment sight with level, estimate £300-£400.

A family photograph album containing a large collection of Cornish Mining postcards and photographs including some early and unusual examples – photographic postcards including Gould's Shaft Wheal Grenville, Carn Brea Mine, Condurrow Mine, Wheal Friendly, Bassett Mines, Wheal Agar, East Pool and numerous others – unusual photographic postcards and images including miners at Wheal Kitty St Agnes, raising head gear at New East Pool 1923, a group of miners at the new sump shaft Old Dolcoath, tram car at Camborne, Camborne street scenes and numerous others, estimate £600-£800

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