Upcoming Auction

4/21/2023 – Arms, Armor & Militaria Online – ends 5/4

  • April 21, 2023
  • 12:00 PM EDT
  • Cincinnati


Cowans’ May 4th, 2023 online auction presents a fine collection of mint condition sporting handguns, rifles, and shotguns from manufacturers like Les Baer and Freedom Arms. Also featured is a variety of Asian, African, and European edged weapons from the 19th and 20th centuries. For the WWII collector, this sale offers a large collection of uniforms, helmets, ordnance, and ephemera. The highlights of the sale are the rare and long discontinued boxes of proprietary ammunition. A few of these ammo boxes have not been available for decades, and nearly a century for others. They include full boxes of Bergmann ammunition in four different calibers, two boxes of Winchester .44/100, and WWII-era Japanese ammo in .32 ACP and 8mm Nambu.

Emma Fulmer
ATF Manager & Senior Coordinator

Auction Begins Closing

Thursday, May 4, 2023 – 12:00 pm (extended bidding available) 

By Appointment Only 

Timed Auction
Special Collections items are available for absentee bidding only. You can browse the catalog and place bids at any time.

Absentee Bidding
This platform operates using the “proxibid” method – you may place a high bid and the system will bid on your behalf up to that limit.

5-Minute Closing Rule
Starting at 12:00 PM (Noon) on the Final Date, all lots will close starting with lot #1. There will be a 1 minute period between each item until all items close.

Extended Bidding
Any bids placed within 5 minutes of the closing time will extend bidding by another 15 minutes. This rule will apply continuously until no bids are placed within the 5 minute period.

Email Notification
You will receive an email notification:
-each time you place a bid
-when you are outbid on any lot
-at the close of the auction if you are the high bidder

End of the Auction
You will receive an invoice detailing the hammer price, a buyer’s premium charge, sales tax (for Ohio residents) and a shipping quote. To schedule a payment, contact us at payment@cowans.com, or call our office at 513-871-1670.

Buyer’s Premium
20% added to the final price of each item sold in this auction

Exhibition Times

Contact Info

Emma Fulmer