5TH ARMS & MILITARIA AUCTION
A number of rare collectibles consigned by Maltese, German and Norwegian vendors will go under the hammer at the fifth Obelisk Arms & Militaria. The sale will be held at the Obelisk Auction Galleries in Attard from 09:00 onwards on Sunday 18th December
(Gold FN pistols used by actor Dominic Cooper in the movie “The Devil’s Double”)
The handgun section includes a variety of early “vest pocket” pistols of various makes and military handguns including a rare “WaA103” marked Belgian FN GP35 pistol made for the German Wehrmacht.
The earliest rifles in the auction are a French Gras and German Gew. 71 from the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. They are complimented by an array of rifles from WWI and WWII as well as a few interesting rifles of the immediate post-war era.
The highlights of this sale are three rare WWII German MP44 rifles by Haenel, Erma and Steyr and two rare MG42 machine guns by Gustloff and Maget. Interestingly all retain their original finish.
Last but not least are two firearms of local cinematograph significance – one of the gold FN pistols used by actor Dominic Cooper in the movie “The Devil’s Double” as well as the AK47 rifle used in the assassination scene form the same movie that was shot in Malta last year.
Mr. Stephen Petroni is once again the guest consultant for this auction.
Auctioneer: Pierre Grech Pillow
The auction will be held at the Obelisk Auction Galleries in Mdina Road, Attard.
Viewing opens from Wednesday 14 December 2011.