A Winchester Model 1886, serial number 1, and accompanying presentation watch and chain, with a significant connection to the history of the American West is estimated at $500,000 to $750,000 heading into Rock Island Auction Co.'s April Premiere Firearms Auction.
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Selections of moderately valued firearms will come to auction March 14, during James D. Julia's Sporting & Collector Firearms session. Among the featured lots is one of the only known engraved antique Reid Knuckle Duster pistol.
Arizona-based sister auction houses, J. Levine Auction & Appraisal and EJ's Auction & Consignment will present a significant Americana collection at auction Feb. 25-27.
Among the antique firearms and edged weapons in Cordier Auction's Firearms and Militaria Auction in December, 2015, was a World WarII Era Japanese sword that sold for $1,900.
Kramer Auction Services presented a variety of antique and vintage firearms at auction Dec. 5, including a Weatherby rifle that fetched $6,700.
Among the 3,000 firearms coming to auction Dec. 4-6 at Rock Island Auctions is a scarce Colt “Buntline Special” single action army revolver, circa 1882, with skeletal shoulder stock ($50,000-$75,000).
An intricately engraved long rifle a rare, signed Peter White version, is one of several rifles and handguns in Pook & Pook's Nov. 14 auction.
Leading the offering of sterling silver, and possibly all lots of the Sept. 19-20 auction offered by Clars Auction Gallery, is a Gorham Martele six piece hot beverage service.