Colt conversion handgun fires off $4,200

 

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Colt Richards Conversion Type II Revolver sold for $4,200 at Cordier Auction & Appraisals Spring Firearms and Militaria Auction.

Colt Richards Conversion Revolver. (photo courtesy Cordier Auctions)

Colt Richards Conversion Revolver. (photo courtesy Cordier Auctions)

Bidders numbered more than 2,100 between those in attendance at the Harrisburg salesroom and those who attended online, in a sale that featured items from the estate of Paul Korsak of Coplay, Pa. Other highlights of the sale included a Winchester High Wall Rifle which fetched $2,200 and a Krieghoff Trumpf Model Drilling that finished at $3,400. The sale featured antique and modern firearms, military collectibles, sporting collectibles and gunsmithing equipment.

The items from the Korsak estate included a number of customized rifles and shotguns in addition to gunsmithing equipment. The sale, which began with handguns, saw several Colts quickly hammer down. Among those were a Python revolver .357 magnum ($1,600) and a Model 1908 Vest pocket pistol ($700). The highlight of the handgun off erings was the Colt Richards conversion type II, which sold for $4,200 to a floor bidder.

Winchesters also saw strong results. A Winchester 1885 high wall rifle in 33-55 cal sold

French military uniform, worn during World War II, fetch $2,100 during the spring auction at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries.

French military uniform, worn during World War II, fetch $2,100 during the spring auction at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries.

for $2,200 to an online bidder. A Winchester Pre-64 Model 70 rifle in .220 swift brought $1,200 against an estimate of $500 to $800. A Model 71 rifle .348 W.C.F. hammered down at $2,900 on a $2,300 to $2,700 estimate. A Winchester Lee straight pull USN military musket sold for $2,100 to a bidder in
the room.

Other long guns of note included multiple Krieghoff s led by a Model 32 Standard shotgun 12 gauge, which rose to $1,900 before going to an online bidder. A Colt SP-1 pre-ban AR-15 rifle in .223 Remington sold for $1,500. A Parker DH grade SxS 12 gauge shotgun brought $2,000, also from an online bidder. Gunsmithing equipment included a drilling and milling machine by Jet Equipment & Tools ($750) and a vintage Craft sman lathe and motor ($850), both of which sold online.

For information about Cordier Auctions & Appraisals, visit www.CordierAuction.com or call 717-731-8662.

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