Post 1945 Arms (Including Modern Shooting Arms & Collector's Arms)
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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.
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.
that under the
new Connecticut gun laws
to sell anyone a gun or ammunition
they are licensed by the State Police.
We will handle all the details
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
BELOW ARE SOME OF OUR MANY NEWLY ACQUIRED ITEMS FOR SALE.
PLEASE E-MAIL US AT
CWLOPI@AOL.COM OR CALL 800-571-7337.
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: