Cowan’s Auctions to offer Clifford and Lynne Young Collection

The Clifford and Lynne Young Collection of Confederate Arms

To be Sold on April 26, 2016

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Tarpley Breech Loading Carbine ID’d to Waul’s Texas Legion

“The Young Collection to be sold is the best grouping of guns of the Confederacy that has ever been assembled, maybe not so much in quantity, but the best in terms of quality and originality. Buyers who end up with the guns from the Young Collection will be satisfied to know that they now own the best in Confederate firearms from the most well-regarded collection ever put together.”

Bob Berryman – Longtime Dealer and Collector of Confederate Arms

Confederate Cofer Third Type Revolver in its Original Holster Captured by 11th Maine Captain S.H. Merrill

Confederate Cofer Third Type Revolver in its Original Holster Captured by 11th Maine Captain S.H. Merrill

“Cliff Young’s LeMats comprise the finest and most complete collection I have had the pleasure of viewing. Each piece is unique, and a premier example of some aspect of the LeMat story.”

Doug Adams – Author of The Confederate LeMat Revolver

Confederate Spiller & Burr Rounded Frame Percussion Revolver

Confederate Spiller & Burr Rounded Frame Percussion Revolver

“In Cliff Young’s Collection there are Spiller and Burrs with nearly all their original bright bluing, near mint LeMats, and more full dimension Confederate pistols than one sees in a lifetime. I felt privileged to be able to examine these pristine examples. Apart from the Dance Dragoon in the Bretherton Collection, pictured on page 93 of the TGCA Annual when it belonged to Greg Martin, I have never seen their equal.”

Michael Zomber – Author, Filmmaker and Antique Arms and Armour Collector

Cased Second Model LeMat Percussion Revolver

Cased Second Model LeMat Percussion Revolver

“Cliff Young was already a very advanced and sophisticated Confederate collector when I began my career in the 1950’s. Suffice it to say, this collection will never be duplicated in terms of quality and condition. It is quite simply the finest collection of Confederate firearms ever assembled.”

Eric Vaule – Past Consultant, Arms and Armour Department, Metropolitan Museum of Art

A Near Mint LeMat Carbine

A Near Mint LeMat Carbine

The Only Surviving Engraved Robinson Sharps Carbine

The Only Surviving Engraved Robinson Sharps Carbine

Additional Highlights

Leech & Rigdon Percussion Revolver Captured from the C.S.S. Tennessee at Mobile Bay

Leech & Rigdon Percussion Revolver Captured from the C.S.S. Tennessee at Mobile Bay

Rigdon & Ansley Cartridge Conversion Revolver

Rigdon & Ansley Cartridge Conversion Revolver

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Historically Important Serial no. 2 LeMat Krider Percussion Revolver Used in the Trials of New Orleans and Washington D.C.

J.H. Dance & Brothers Navy Percussion Confederate Revolver Without Recoil Shield

J.H. Dance & Brothers Navy Percussion Confederate Revolver Without Recoil Shield

Engraved Paris Second Model LeMat Baby Percussion Revolver

Engraved Paris Second Model LeMat Baby Percussion Revolver

Spiller & Burr Cartridge Conversion Revolver

Spiller & Burr Cartridge Conversion Revolver

Engraved LeMat Percussion Revolver with LeMat Made Extension Barrel

Engraved LeMat Percussion Revolver with LeMat Made Extension Barrel

Engraved LeMat Second Model Percussion Revolver

Engraved LeMat Second Model Percussion Revolver

Packet of Nine Combustible Cartridges for LeMat's Revolver

Packet of Nine Combustible Cartridges for LeMat’s Revolver

 

sale times

Tuesday, April 26, 10:00 AM ET
Cincinnati, OH
Wednesday, April 27, 10:00 AM ET
Cincinnati, OH

Cleveland Office 
Telephone – 216-292-8300
Fax – 216-292-8303
cleveland@cowans.com

26801 Miles Road (1/2 mile west of Miles Farmer’s Market), Suite 105
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128.

***Remember to type “Chagrin Falls” into your GPS system if you are trying to find them!***

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