Monday, 23 October 2017  

WANTED:  All Guns, Swords, Knives, War Souvenirs, Photographs, Documents, Decoys, Powder Cans, Old Ammunition, Calendars, Paintings etc...


Hours of operation:
MON by appointment
TUE 12:00PM-5:00PM
WED-THUR 12:00PM-6:00PM
FRI 12:00PM-5:00PM
SAT 10:00AM-4:00PM

Classifications are as follows:
  • Pre-1865 Antique Arms
  • 1865-1898 Antique Arms
  • Antique Swords & Edged Weapons
  • Pre-1898 Antique Collectibles
  • 1899-1945 Arms (Including WWI & WWII Collectibles)
  • Post 1945 Arms (Including Modern Shooting Arms & Collector's Arms)
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By John Dugan

We are Tom LoPiano and John R. (Jay) Hansen Jr. owners of Hansen & Hansen Arms & Antiquities. We specialize in fine and unusual collectible firearms and military items of all types and time periods. From flintlock arms and edged weapons of the Revolutionary war to arms manufactured in the present- we actively buy and sell all firearms related collectibles, documents and autographs, photographs, uniforms, old newspapers, collectible ammunition, swords, decoys, etc., etc.

One special visitor to our gallery in Southport, CT

James Earl Jones
  Hansen & Hansen buys single items or large collections.
Consignments are welcome and we offer sound advice to customers to achieve the highest commissions possible in return for your collectibles.

We Buy Large and Small Collections
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JUST IN....... We have just acquired a vast collection of over 100 European handguns including the most varied collection of Webley "Bulldog" revolvers from the 1870s-WWII. Also many brevetes and copies from different countries. In addition, a large assortment of "Nagant" military type revolvers from various nations. Please call or email us with inquiries
Remington Jenks carbine in NEAR MINT condition.
Rare Hopkins & Allen 1889 Belgian Mauser Prototype

Recently acquired from a Connecticut estate is this near mint prototype of the Belgian contract 1889 Mauser rifle by Hopkins & Allen of nearby Norwich where the company was located. It had resided in a collection for over 60 years until it came to us. Aside from the numeral 5 ahead of the magazine and the normal rear sight it is unmarked. According to owner who had family connections to H&A, this gun was one of several prototypes produced to exhibit that the company could manufacture a rifle to the Belgian's standards.WWI brought critical arms shortages and Belgium contracted in 1915, for the manufacture of 140,000 Model 1889 rifles. H&A greatly underestimated the demand and cost of materials and labor in time of war and underbid the contract which ultimately led to its bankruptcy. These Mausers are easily identified by the “Hopkins and Allen Arms Co. Norwich, Conn. U.S.A.” marking on the receiver and most all were shipped overseas and saw hard service during WW1 and after. This specimen is in amazingly untouched condition with 99.99% original deep blue and wood showing just very minor storage marks. It shows no evidence of ever being fired.

Notice to Connecticut Gun Owners
Hansen & Hansen actively seeks to acquire both modern and collectible arms and related material.
It is perfectly safe and legal for you to bring your guns and ammo to us for resale, purchase or trade-in.

Please note that under the new Connecticut gun laws it is only legal
to sell anyone a gun or ammunition if they are licensed by the State Police.
We will handle all the details and
pay you the best prices.

Contact us today for a free appraisal

"Just wanted to thank you for the courtesy you extended me and my friends.....(you) patiently examined my 1830-40 Pennsylvania rifle....explained condition...context of where in history the rifle fit in....and gave a very fair appraisal.....this was by far the friendly gun shop he had ever visited, bar none". ....Almost every other place....glances at weapon, names a price and moves on......Your establishment is "very customer friendly"...I will certainly return to visit you again"

We own and operate a retail store and gallery open Wednesday through Saturday with an extensive inventory. We offer free verbal appraisals to visitors and written appraisals for a fee for insurance purposes, estate liquidations, etc. We are members of the Appraisers Association of America.

Hansen & Hansen..... we are not just "antiques" ...we have the "new" as well as the "old" in our retail gallery in Southport...we buy collections and estates of modern as well as curio & relic firearms. Here are some of our newest additions:

Upon entering our 42nd year in operations, Hansen & Hansen is proud to look back on some of the superb historical items which we have acquired. These two special collectibles had graced the cover of Man at Arms magazine

The only known factory presentation engraved
Baby dragoon revolver with matching extra barrel
gifted by Sam Colt to future brother in law C. Nichols Beach

"The First Mauser"
Prototype of Mauser Model 1878
10.8 MM"Zig-Zag" Revolver Inventor's Model

Firearms Curiosa

Rare & Unusual Derringers Combination & Multi-Shot Guns

Superb Trio
Early German
Model 1900 Lugers

Combination Knife/Pistols Alarm Pistols, Trunk & Purse Guns

Rare Palm Pistols, "Squeezers" & "Knuckle" Guns

Fabulous British C.1850s
Royal Presentation Deane,
Adams & Deane Revolver
to the
Maharajah of Jaipur

1 of a Kind 19th Century Experimental Pistols & Revolvers

Fine Antique Cased Sets of Pistols & Revolvers

Firearms Curiosa

18th & 19th Century Matched Pairs of Flint & Percussion Pistols

Two Outstanding Rare & Historical Colts
The "Holy Grail" of Colt collecting
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EXTREMELY RARE COLT WALKER PERCUSSION REVOLVER WITH EXTENSIVE DOCUMENTATION. SN C COMPANY NO. 204 one of the finest conditioned examples of a "military" Walker to be offered for sale with outstanding Mexican War history and provenance.
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Near Mint WWII Nazi High Political Party Belt & Buckle

"#1 Parker DH Grade Shotgun C. 1917"
"#1 Parker DH Grade Shotgun C. 1917"

Rare Hammond "Bulldog"
Factory Cased Line Throwing Gun

Pre-Model Remington 11 Shotgun - SN 31

Collection of Hall Breechloading Firearms

Large collection early American percussion revolvers

Rare Blunt & Syms all German silver framed deringers

Outstanding collection of Combination Matchlock & Percussion Cane guns & Dagger Canes

Nice collection of Colt 1849 Pocket Variations

James Warner .31 pocket revolver -original casing
Massachusetts Arms Co. Belt pistol in original casing

Allen & Wheelock .31 pocket revolver - original casing

Assortment of Underhammer Pistols

Spectacular Engraved Colt New Line .22 with RARE Gold & Silver Finish- One of the best in the World!
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Rare Collectible Savage Auto Pistols
Hansen & Hansen offers finders fees for referrals which result in collections being purchased by us. We also provide investment management services for those who wish to use collecting as an investment alternative (See our Articles of Interest "Investing in American Rarities").

Please feel free to contact us at 1-800-571-7337 anytime if we may be of service to you.

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Hansen & Hansen · 244 Old Post Road Southport, CT. 06890
Located at 45 miles outside of New York City on Interstate 95 North Exit 19
Phone: 203.259.5424 · Fax: 203.254.3832 · eMail:

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