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Noted collections comprise Poulin firearms auction May 7-9

New Haven Arms Co. factory-engraved small frame target pistol, .31 caliber. Estimate: $5,000-$8,000. Poulin Antiques & Auctions image

FAIRFIELD, Maine – Poulin Antiques & Auctions will present a superb selection of high-quality collectible sporting and military firearms, accoutrements and edged weapons on May 7-9. The three-day auction will offer more than 1,700 lots. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

The following prominent collections are included in the auction:

—J.R. LaRue Firearms Collection: Joseph R. LaRue of Knoxville, Tenn., who died Dec. 14, 2017, was well known in the industry as James D. Julia’s chief firearms consultant. His knowledge, integrity and willingness to help a fellow collector is well known among the firearms collecting community. All items from his LaRue’s collection include his provenance statement within the description.

Bertuzzi Venere sidelock shotgun, 28 gauge. Estimate: $15,000-$22,000. Poulin Antiques & Auctions image

—Session 3 of the Robert Faris collection: Faris collected an outstanding offering of collectible British military firearms, including a fantastic assortment of early sniper variations.

Fine Winchester 1885 Hi Wall Schuetzen .22 caliber rifle with Winchester A5 scope. Estimate: $17,000-$25,000. Poulin Antiques & Auctions image

—Dennis “Denny” Lundmark Collection: Lundmark was a member of the Colorado Gun Collectors Association and created a nice collection of quality arms, accessories, optics and parts.

Custer Range Colt Cavalry single-action Army Revolver with Sioux Indian history, .45 caliber. Estimate: $10,000-$13,500. Poulin Antiques & Auctions image

—The Bill Trotter Collection: Trotter created a fantastic collection of Winchester auto shotguns including; factory-engraved, pigeon-grade and special-order variations.

Angelo Bee custom engraved Browning trombone slide-action rifle. .22 caliber. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500. Poulin Antiques & Auctions image

Also included is a massive offering of fine collectible edged weapons, shooting accessories and accoutrements as well as sporting, military and antique firearms from hundreds of collections and consignors across the U.S.

Exceptional Ballard No. 6½ Rigby factory-engraved single-shot target rifle, .40-65 caliber. Estimate: $12,500-$19,000. Poulin Antiques & Auctions image

For details contact Poulin Antiques & Auctions at or 207-453-2114.

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