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WWII Japanese sword realizes $1,900

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.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Cordier’s December 6, 2015 Firearms and Militaria Auction featured an exciting array of high quality handguns and long guns as well as edged weapons. Colts and Winchesters continue to deliver, including a Colt Combat Cobra revolver in .357 magnum ($3,400) and a Winchester model 1895 rifle .35 W.C.F. ($3,100). Prices quoted are hammer prices.

Antique handguns featured a Elliot's ring trigger Derringer .32 Rimfire ($475). Military handguns were

Colt 3rd Gen SA

Colt Engraved 3rd Generation SA army .44-.40, sold for $2,900.

highlighted by a Mauser S42 (1939) Luger pistol in 9mm Cal. ($900). In modern handguns, models by Colt and Smith & Wesson drove active bidding both from the room and online. A Colt engraved 3rd generation SA Army .44-40 - sold for $2,900, while a Colt Combat Cobra revolver .357 magnum brought $3,400 in spirited bidding. Among the Smith & Wessons, a handsomely outfitted model 657-5 limited hunting edition revolver in .41 magnum sold for $1,100 while a 125th anniversary model 25-3 in .45 long Colt hammered down at $1,100.

Antique long guns featured buffalo guns and muskets, including a J. Harder Spencer buffalo rifle ($2,100) and a Harper's Ferry model 1816 musket .69 caliber ($1,300). In modern long guns, a number of high quality offerings from collectors including the Estate of William Britcher of Newport delivered solid results. A Weatherby mark V rifle in .416 Weatherby magnum hammered down at $1,500 while a Parker Brothers VH side by side shotgun 20 gauge sold for $2,600. A Winchester model 1895 rifle .35 W.C.F. sold for $3,100 after heavy bidding.

More than 50 lots of edged weapons were highlighted by a WWII Era Japanese Sword which sold for $1,900 and an Ames Manufacturing M1840 Cavalry Sword & Scabbard, which brought $600.

Japanese sword

World War II-era Japanese sword, fetched $1,900.

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