Arms and Armour

Antique firearms valuations provided for sale, probate and insurance purposes by RICS accredited valuers.

At Nicholas Muston Antique Valuations, we appreciate the historical significance and craftsmanship of antique firearms. Our team of experts is dedicated to valuing and assisting you in selling your antique firearms, considering various factors that can influence their value, including condition, provenance, authenticity, age, and the unique characteristics of each piece.

Antique firearms carry a rich legacy, reflecting both the artistry and functionality of a bygone era. High-quality, original pieces from different periods continue to capture the imagination of collectors and enthusiasts. At Nicholas Muston, our valuers provide specialized antique firearms valuations, offering expert advice on the best routes to market.

Our Services:

Antique Firearms Valuations: Our experts, accredited by recognized bodies, offer comprehensive antique firearms valuations for sale, probate, and insurance purposes. We understand the nuances of various firearms, from flintlock pistols to percussion rifles, ensuring a meticulous evaluation of their historical and collector’s value.

Historical Context: Antique firearms are not just weapons; they are artifacts that embody the history of their time. Our team appreciates the historical context of each piece, recognizing the significance of firearms in shaping different periods and cultures.

Market Trends: Staying abreast of market trends, we provide informed advice on the potential value of your antique firearms. While certain periods or styles may witness increased demand, we acknowledge the dynamic nature of the market and its impact on the value of antique firearms.

Why Choose Us:

If you’re considering selling your antique firearms, a valuation from our specialists can provide insights into their potential market value, whether through auction or private sale.

We extend our valuation services throughout the South East of England, covering London, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Essex, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, and Kent.

Our comprehensive services go beyond valuation. Should you require assistance in selling the contents of a property, we can manage the entire process on your behalf. From an initial probate valuation to inventory creation, transportation arrangements, and property clearance, we handle every aspect with professionalism and care.

Operating on a commission basis, our primary goal is to secure the best possible price for our clients. With an extensive network of private collectors, dealers, and auction houses, we strive to maximize returns on your antique firearms.

Commission Structure:

For sales to collectors or dealers, our commission is 10% (excluding VAT) on the achieved price.

For sales through auction, you won’t incur additional commission charges. Instead, we receive an introductory commission from the auctioneers’ earnings.

If you are looking to sell or require a valuation of your antique firearms, please reach out for an expert valuation from our accredited valuers at Nicholas Muston Antique Valuations.

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Telephone: 01273 838348
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    I discovered this pair of Castellani bracelets on a routine probate valuation in Hove, amongst a group of costume jewellery. The family had no idea what they were or where they had come from.
Fortunately I knew exactly what they were and entered them into a Bonhams auction where they sold today for £30,000 plus buyer’s premium.
Made circa 1865 in a Byzantine style they are set with sugarloaf and cabochon sapphires and each is marked on the reverse with the interlocking CC mark.
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    I discovered this pair of Castellani bracelets on a routine probate valuation in Hove, amongst a group of costume jewellery. The family had no idea what they were or where they had come from.

    Fortunately I knew exactly what they were and entered them into a Bonhams auction where they sold today for £30,000 plus buyer’s premium.

    Made circa 1865 in a Byzantine style they are set with sugarloaf and cabochon sapphires and each is marked on the reverse with the interlocking CC mark.

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    Another Louis Vuitton trunk sold on behalf of a client to a private collector. This time a wardrobe trunk complete with drawers and hanging rail. A few condition issues but it is going to be sent to France for a first class sympathetic restoration. No more than it deserves.
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    Another Louis Vuitton trunk sold on behalf of a client to a private collector. This time a wardrobe trunk complete with drawers and hanging rail. A few condition issues but it is going to be sent to France for a first class sympathetic restoration. No more than it deserves.
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    My birthday girl. ❤️

    My birthday girl. ❤️ ...

    Alfred Daniels, 1966. London street view near Charing Cross; oil on canvas; signed and dated; 70cm x 90cm.
A great looking painting in lovely original condition that I saw on a probate valuation this afternoon.
Daniel’s was once described as a “Lowry for Londoners”. Born in Bow in the east end of London he studied at the Royal College of Art. In the 1960s he taught at Hornsey College of Art.
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    Alfred Daniels, 1966. London street view near Charing Cross; oil on canvas; signed and dated; 70cm x 90cm.
    A great looking painting in lovely original condition that I saw on a probate valuation this afternoon.

    Daniel’s was once described as a “Lowry for Londoners”. Born in Bow in the east end of London he studied at the Royal College of Art. In the 1960s he taught at Hornsey College of Art.
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    I always enjoy walking in London because you never know what architectural gems are just around the next corner. This is the Royal Arcade in Albermarle Street which was built in 1879 and is opposite Brown’s the oldest hotel in London.

    I always enjoy walking in London because you never know what architectural gems are just around the next corner. This is the Royal Arcade in Albermarle Street which was built in 1879 and is opposite Brown’s the oldest hotel in London. ...

    Just had a fabulous afternoon tea at the Savoy and this beauty was parked outside.
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    Just had a fabulous afternoon tea at the Savoy and this beauty was parked outside.
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