Auction 6 Thies & Schmid Schwäbische Waffenauktionen December 16, 2023
The 6th auction of the auction house Thies & Schmid GmbH will be held on December 16, 2023 at 2 pm (central European time) and will offer sa carefully picked selection of fine and important historical collector's firearms of the 18th - 19th century as well as rare military ordnance weapons of the 1st and 2nd World War.
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Among the historical weapons are an important double-barrelled flintlock rifle from the personal possession of the French King Louis XVI and a pair of presentation pistols made by Jacques - Louis Arault in Versailles around 1765/74, dedicated by the then Dauphin (later King Louis XVI) to his page.
Furthermore, we offer some very interesting Prussian and Austrian military ordnance weapons from the period of Frederick the Great, respectively Empress Maria Theresia.
One of the highlights of the firearms requiring a permit is the extremely rare carbine 98 from the Erfurt production of 1903 for MG troops in cal. 8 x 57mm IS (cartridge with pointed bullet) serial number 1106.
Some very rare sniper rifles of the 1st and 2nd World War also belong to the numerous top items of this auction.
As a special highlight of this auction, we are offering an MG 08 by Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken Berlin (DWM) from the Great War and some very rare fully automatic submachine guns from World War II. These weapons may be legally acquired in Germany with the appropriate special permit from the BKA (Federal Criminal Police Office) and may remain in Germany.
Export is also possible on presentation of the relevant licenses and permits from the importing country.
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