Cowan's Firearms Department Travels to New York and Nashville
In the past few weeks Cowan's Firearms Department traveled to New York to pick up a collection of Springfield-made Target Rifles. These heavy barreled rifles were used by U.S. teams in International long-range matches. Some of these rifles were even used in the Olympics. These rifles will be offered in Cowan's Spring Firearms and Early Militaria Auction in April.
Other items of interest that were picked up while on the road include a Cased Remington Rider Double-Action Pocket Revolver.
While on the road I also picked up a sword that was presented by the "Mercantile Library Association of Boston to Capt. Spencer W. Richardson of Co. E. of the 44th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers."
The following week Cowan's Auctions was represented at the Nashville Civil War Show. This show is one of the best Civil War gatherings in the country. The Fairgrounds in Nashville was sold in 2009 so there was a little anxiety this year concerning the location of the show in 2010. Next year the show will take place at the Williamston County Agricultural Center near Franklin, TN.
While in Nashville, I got a chance to check out some of the live music on Broadway. One of these venues had an old poster of the "Man in Black." I had to pause for a moment to pay tribute. God Bless You, John...