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Past Auction Successes – Rare Firearms

  • Lot Number 1262
    Sold for Important, Fresh and Extremely Significant Mi
    Lot 1262: Important, Fresh and Extremely Significant Mi

    Headline: Important, Fresh and Extremely Significant Middle Eastern Treasure: 15th Century Shirt of Mail and Plate with Elaborate Gold Koftgari Decorated Plate Reinforcement with the Property Stamp from the Janissary Arsenal at the Hagia Irene Church in Istanbul with Inscription that Appears to Bear the name of the Recipient: Qaytbay Mamluk Sultan of Egypt 1468-1496

    Estimated Price: $200,000.00 - $500,000.00

  • Lot Number 1025
    Sold for World Record Winchester 1886 Serial 1  Presented To Capt. Lawton
    Lot 1025: World Record Winchester 1886 Serial 1 Presented To Capt. Lawton

    Headline: Historic Winchester Model 1886 Rifle Serial Number 1 and Pocket Watch Presented to Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Captain Henry W. Lawton, Noted Captor, following the Surrender of Chiricahua Apache Leader Geronimo

    Estimated Price: $500,000.00 - $750,000.00

  • Lot Number 1147
    Sold for Colt - Paterson
    Lot 1147: Colt - Paterson

    Headline: Profoundly Rare and Equally Magnificent Cased Colt No. 5 Texas Paterson with 6 Silver Bands 9" Barrel, Loading Lever and Shell Carved Ivory Grips

    Estimated Price: $700,000.00 - $900,000.00

  • Lot Number 1222
    Sold for Colt - 1849
    Lot 1222: Colt - 1849

    Headline: Spectacular Historic Presentation Cased Factory Engraved Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver Inscribed to Latter Day Saint Leader and Utah Territory Governor Brigham Young

    Estimated Price: $550,000.00 - $850,000.00

  • Lot Number 3100
    Sold for The Finest Iron Frame Henry Lever Action Rifle in Existence
    Lot 3100: The Finest Iron Frame Henry Lever Action Rifle in Existence

    Headline: The Finest Iron Frame Henry Lever Action Rifle in Existence

    Estimated Price: $600,000.00 - $900,000.00

  • Lot Number 2007
    Sold for Iconic Winchester 1866 “on the Rocky Mountains” Maple Stock Rifl
    Lot 2007: Iconic Winchester 1866 “on the Rocky Mountains” Maple Stock Rifl

    Headline: Stunning, Documented Factory Panel Scene Engraved, Gold Plated, Maple Stocked and Cased Winchester Deluxe Model 1866 Factory "On The Rocky Mountains" Display Lever Action Rifle

    Estimated Price: $350,000.00 - $550,000.00

  • Lot Number 2124
    Sold for Colt Paterson Revolver 36 percussion
    Lot 2124: Colt Paterson Revolver 36 percussion

    Headline: Exceptionally Rare and Magnificent, Documented Silver-Banded, Factory Cased Colt No. 5 Squareback Model Texas Paterson Percussion Revolver

    Estimated Price: $350,000.00 - $475,000.00

  • Lot Number 3228
    Sold for Colt - Buntline
    Lot 3228: Colt - Buntline

    Headline: Extremely Rare, Original, Factory Documented 16 Inch Colt "Buntline Special" Single Action Army Revolver with Skeletal Shoulder Stock with Factory Letter and Extensive Documentation

    Estimated Price: $325,000.00 - $475,000.00

  • Lot Number 3116
    Sold for Colt - Walker
    Lot 3116: Colt - Walker

    Headline: Iconic, Historic and Exceptional Colt Civilian Walker Serial Number 1078 with Magnificent Period Holster: Popularly Known as "The Thumb Print Walker"

    Estimated Price: $500,000.00 - $700,000.00

  • Lot Number 1008
    Sold for Winchester - 1873
    Lot 1008: Winchester - 1873

    Headline: Documented Special Order John Ulrich Signed, Relief Engraved, and Monogrammed Winchester Deluxe First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

    Estimated Price: $180,000.00 - $275,000.00

  • Lot Number 3014
    Sold for Winchester - 1866
    Lot 3014: Winchester - 1866

    Headline: Documented Extremely Rare Exhibition Panel Scene Factory Engraved German Silver Frame Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter Connected to Exhibition Shooter Chevalier Ira Paine

    Estimated Price: $225,000.00 - $350,000.00

  • Lot Number 1100
    Sold for Winchester - 1866
    Lot 1100: Winchester - 1866

    Headline: Magnificent Documented Conrad Ulrich Masterpiece Gold Gilded Factory Exhibition Quality Relief Engraved and Signed Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

    Estimated Price: $300,000.00 - $500,000.00

  • Lot Number 1093
    Sold for Colt - Paterson
    Lot 1093: Colt - Paterson

    Headline: Highly Documented, Cased, and Earliest Known Factory Engraved Colt Pocket Model Paterson Revolver No. 1 (Baby Paterson) with Accessories

    Estimated Price: $400,000.00 - $600,000.00

  • Lot Number 1011
    Sold for Winchester - 1866
    Lot 1011: Winchester - 1866

    Headline: Magnificent, Iconic and Historic Presentation Cased Conrad F. Ulrich Twice Signed Masterpiece: The Three Graces Winchester Deluxe Model 1866 Musket Originally Owned By U.S. Senator Thomas Witherell Palmer

    Estimated Price: $300,000.00 - $500,000.00

  • Lot Number 1020
    Sold for Family Descendant Documented Historic J. Russ
    Lot 1020: Family Descendant Documented Historic J. Russ

    Headline: Family Descendant Documented Historic J. Russell & Co. Hunting Knife Masterpiece Presented to U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt by James W. Gerard with Elaborate Platinum Raised Relief and Gold Sculpted Eagle Head Handle by Dreicer & Co. A Nearly Priceless Piece of American History

    Estimated Price: $150,000.00 - $300,000.00

  • Lot Number 2014
    Sold for '1 of 1000' Winchester 1873 Rifle 44 WCF Rare 1 of 3
    Lot 2014: '1 of 1000' Winchester 1873 Rifle 44 WCF Rare 1 of 3

    Headline: Extremely Rare and Equally Fine, 1 of Only 3 Documented, Factory Engraved, John Ulrich Signed Gold Plated Winchester "1 of 1000" Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

    Estimated Price: $350,000.00 - $450,000.00

  • Lot Number 1007
    Sold for Winchester - 1873
    Lot 1007: Winchester - 1873

    Headline: Extraordinary, Factory Documented Winchester Model 1873 "One of One Thousand" Rifle with Extremely Rare Half Octagon Barrel

    Estimated Price: $275,000.00 - $450,000.00

  • Lot Number 1019
    Sold for Winchester - 1895
    Lot 1019: Winchester - 1895

    Headline: Phenomenal and Incredibly Rare Winchester Model 1895 Takedown Fancy Lever Action .405 Rifle with Factory No. 1 Engraving and Gold Inlays

    Estimated Price: $160,000.00 - $250,000.00

  • Lot Number 1036
    Sold for Winchester - 1873
    Lot 1036: Winchester - 1873

    Headline: Historic and Well Documented John Ulrich Signed Factory Engraved Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Short Rifle with Factory Exhibition Special Order Finish and Features Presented by Buffalo Bill (William F. Cody) to Robbie Campbell Adams Twelve Year Old Son of Wild West Show Pamphlets Publisher for the Wild West Shows Performance at Madison Square Garden

    Estimated Price: $175,000.00 - $300,000.00

  • Lot Number 1621
    Sold for Krieghoff  Heinrich  Gun Co   - FG 42
    Lot 1621: Krieghoff Heinrich Gun Co - FG 42

    Headline: Rare and Impressive Krieghoff Second Model FG-42 Fallschirmjaegergewehr Paratrooper Rifle, BATFE Registered Fully Transferrable Machine Gun with Boxed Ammunition

    Estimated Price: $160,000.00 - $220,000.00

  • Lot Number 3066
    Sold for Consecutively Serialized Gold Colt Model 1860 Army Revolvers
    Lot 3066: Consecutively Serialized Gold Colt Model 1860 Army Revolvers

    Headline: Well-Documented Cased Pair of Extraordinary Special Order Consecutively Serialized Gold Plated Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolvers with Matching Rosewood Canteen Shoulder Stock Once Belonging to 19th Century California Businessman Eustace Barron -A) Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver

    Estimated Price: $180,000.00 - $350,000.00

  • Lot Number 304
    Sold for Magnificent Set of Three Consecutively Serial
    Lot 304: Magnificent Set of Three Consecutively Serial

    Headline: Magnificent Set of Three Consecutively Serial Numbered Cased Holland & Holland Engraved Royal Double Barreled Express Rifles Complete with all H&H Accessories and Factory Documentation

    Estimated Price: $275,000.00 - $475,000.00

  • Lot Number 1465
    Sold for FG42 WWII Krieghoff Heinrich Full Auto Class III
    Lot 1465: FG42 WWII Krieghoff Heinrich Full Auto Class III

    Headline: Outstanding Krieghoff FG 42, This original World War II Fully Automatic Class III Nazi Krieghoff FG42 Paratrooper Sniper Rifle with the Highly Desirable Rare Accessories Including ZF4 Sniper Scope, Original Mount, Grenade Launcher and Spike Bayonet

    Estimated Price: $160,000.00 - $240,000.00

  • Lot Number 1034
    Sold for New Haven Arms Co. - Henry Rifle
    Lot 1034: New Haven Arms Co. - Henry Rifle

    Headline: Magnificent Presentation Quality Deluxe Hoggson Factory Engraved and Gold Plated New Haven Arms Co. First Model Henry Lever Action Rifle with Rosewood Stock

    Estimated Price: $250,000.00 - $375,000.00

  • Lot Number 1657
    Sold for Walther - PP
    Lot 1657: Walther - PP

    Headline: Exceptionally Rare, Documented and Historic Factory Engraved and Gold Washed "H. Himmler" SS Presentation Walther PP Semi-Automatic Pistol Captured from Obergruppenführer Karl Wolff's Headquarters

    Estimated Price: $90,000.00 - $160,000.00

  • Lot Number 1201
    Sold for Colt - 1851 Navy
    Lot 1201: Colt - 1851 Navy

    Headline: Magnificent, Historic Colonel Samuel Colt Presentation to His Friend and Business Associate Captain J.J. Comstock, Gustave Young Deluxe Engraved, Cased, Model 1851 Navy Revolver

    Estimated Price: $150,000.00 - $300,000.00

  • Lot Number 1024
    Sold for Winchester - 1876 Centennial
    Lot 1024: Winchester - 1876 Centennial

    Headline: Rarest of All Winchester Firearms The Winchester "Centennial 1876" Single Action Revolver

    Estimated Price: $80,000.00 - $140,000.00

  • Lot Number 2509
    Sold for WWII Full Auto FG 42 Nazi Krieghoff FG42 Paratrooper Assault Gun
    Lot 2509: WWII Full Auto FG 42 Nazi Krieghoff FG42 Paratrooper Assault Gun

    Headline: Extremely Rare World War II Fully Automatic NFA/Class III Nazi Krieghoff FG42 Paratrooper Assault Rifle

    Estimated Price: $200,000.00 - $250,000.00

  • Lot Number 1014
    Sold for Winchester - 1894
    Lot 1014: Winchester - 1894

    Headline: Magnificent John Ulrich Masterpiece Factory Engraved, Signed, Gold Inlaid, and Elaborately Ornamented Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle From the Legendary Mac McCroskie Collection

    Estimated Price: $180,000.00 - $260,000.00

  • Lot Number 3011
    Sold for Winchester - 1876
    Lot 3011: Winchester - 1876

    Headline: Extremely Rare Documented Winchester Model 1876 "One of One Thousand" Lever Action Rifle with Factory and Winchester Museum Letter

    Estimated Price: $180,000.00 - $280,000.00

  • Lot Number 1049
    Sold for Savage Model 1899 Lever Action Rifle-Deep Relief Carved Stock
    Lot 1049: Savage Model 1899 Lever Action Rifle-Deep Relief Carved Stock

    Headline: Important, FRESH and Historic Factory Engraved, Gold Inlaid and "HED" Initialed Savage Model 1899 Lever Action Rifle with Deep Relief Carved Stock and Matching Monogrammed Case Presented to Detroit Automaker Horace Dodge, Co-Founder of the Dodge Brothers Motor Company

    Estimated Price: $60,000.00 - $95,000.00

  • Lot Number 1155
    Sold for Texas J.H. Dance & Brothers Dragoon Revolver
    Lot 1155: Texas J.H. Dance & Brothers Dragoon Revolver

    Headline: The Finest Known Example of a Rare Texas J.H. Dance & Brothers Dragoon Revolver

    Estimated Price: $140,000.00 - $225,000.00

  • Lot Number 3009
    Sold for Capt. Jack Presentation Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action
    Lot 3009: Capt. Jack Presentation Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action

    Headline: Well-Documented, Historic Factory Exhibition Engraved Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Dual Presentation Plaques Presented by The Winchester Repeating Arms Company to Captain Jack Crawford and then Gifted to Fellow Western Scout and Poet James Barton Adams

    Estimated Price: $175,000.00 - $375,000.00

  • Lot Number 471
    Sold for Elvis’ Gifted Smith & Wesson Model 19-2 Revolver to Veep Agnew
    Lot 471: Elvis’ Gifted Smith & Wesson Model 19-2 Revolver to Veep Agnew

    Headline: Historic Impeccably Well-Documented The King of Rock & Roll Elvis Presley’s Exhibition Quality Engraved, Inlaid and Carved Smith & Wesson Model 19-2 Double Action Revolver Gifted to Vice President Spiro Agnew

    Estimated Price: $160,000.00 - $275,000.00

  • Lot Number 1009
    Sold for Henry Rifle New Haven Arms 44 Henry RF Caliber
    Lot 1009: Henry Rifle New Haven Arms 44 Henry RF Caliber

    Headline: Extraordinary Historic Early Production Henry Rifle from the Samuel Colt Collection

    Estimated Price: $175,000.00 - $250,000.00

  • Lot Number 1127
    Sold for Experimental Colt Sidehammer Dragoon Revolver
    Lot 1127: Experimental Colt Sidehammer Dragoon Revolver

    Headline: Extraordinary Experimental Colt Sidehammer Dragoon Revolver

    Estimated Price: $175,000.00 - $250,000.00

  • Lot Number 1130
    Sold for l Colt Dragoon Percussion Revolver Serial Number 1
    Lot 1130: l Colt Dragoon Percussion Revolver Serial Number 1

    Headline: Experimental Colt Dragoon Percussion Revolver Serial Number 1 with Detachable Shoulder Stock from the A.E. Brooks/U.S. Cartridge Company Collection

    Estimated Price: $150,000.00 - $220,000.00

  • Lot Number 1007
    Sold for Winchester - 1894
    Lot 1007: Winchester - 1894

    Headline: Extraordinary "Highly Finished Arms" Benchmark Example of a Factory Gold Inlaid No. 2 Engraved Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe Fancy Sporting Takedown Lever Action Rifle Originally in the Mac McCroskie Collection

    Estimated Price: $150,000.00 - $225,000.00

  • Lot Number 1649
    Sold for Springfield Armory U.S. - T3E2
    Lot 1649: Springfield Armory U.S. - T3E2

    Headline: Extremely Rare 1931 Dated Springfield Armory Prototype Model T3E2 Semi-Automatic Rifle in .276 Caliber

    Estimated Price: $45,000.00 - $65,000.00

  • Lot Number 1360
    Sold for Cased Pair of Exhibition Quality Nicolas Noel Boutet Pistols
    Lot 1360: Cased Pair of Exhibition Quality Nicolas Noel Boutet Pistols

    Headline: Historic Cased Pair of Exhibition Quality Nicolas Noel Boutet Flintlock Pistols Connected to French Revolution Military Commander and Directoire Member General Paul Francois Jean Nicolas de Barras -A) Nicolas Boutet Flintlock Pistol

    Estimated Price: $150,000.00 - $240,000.00

  • Lot Number 2125
    Sold for Colt 1848 Revolver 31 percussion
    Lot 2125: Colt 1848 Revolver 31 percussion

    Headline: Factory Engraved, Inscribed and Cased Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Percussion Revolver with Matching Serialized Extra Barrel

    Estimated Price: $150,000.00 - $225,000.00

  • Lot Number 472
    Sold for Embellished Colt Python Revolver Presented by Elvis Presley
    Lot 472: Embellished Colt Python Revolver Presented by Elvis Presley

    Headline: Historic Extremely Well-Documented Exhibition Quality Engraved, Inlaid and Carved Colt Python Double Action Revolver Presented by The King of Rock & Roll Elvis Presley to Employee Richard Grob

    Estimated Price: $125,000.00 - $175,000.00

  • Lot Number 3427
    Sold for DWM - 1906 Luger
    Lot 3427: DWM - 1906 Luger

    Headline: The Finest Known Historical Bulgarian 7-Shot "Georg Luger" Marked Prototype Baby Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol Documented in "Luger: The Multi-National Pistol"

    Estimated Price: $65,000.00 - $95,000.00

  • Lot Number 1164
    Sold for Colt - Walker
    Lot 1164: Colt - Walker

    Headline: Historical and Rare Walker's C Company Marked U.S. Contract Colt Walker Model 1847 Revolver

    Estimated Price: $100,000.00 - $150,000.00

  • Lot Number 1018
    Sold for Winchester - 1873
    Lot 1018: Winchester - 1873

    Headline: Exceptional Factory Engraved, Gold and Nickel-Plated Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Rifle with Factory Letter

    Estimated Price: $95,000.00 - $160,000.00

  • Lot Number 1687
    Sold for Colt - 1909
    Lot 1687: Colt - 1909

    Headline: Super Ultra-Rare Early Production Colt Model 1909 Serial Number "22" 45 ACP Semi-Automatic Test Trial Pistol with Factory Letter

    Estimated Price: $130,000.00 - $180,000.00

  • Lot Number 1552
    Sold for German - MKB 42
    Lot 1552: German - MKB 42

    Headline: Super Rare Original Fully Automatic Class III/NFA World War II German C.G. Haenel Manufactured M.Kb.42(H) Assault Rifle

    Estimated Price: $140,000.00 - $190,000.00

  • Lot Number 3007
    Sold for Buffalo Bill Presentation Winchester-1895-Carbine
    Lot 3007: Buffalo Bill Presentation Winchester-1895-Carbine

    Headline: Rare, Historic and Extraordinarily Well Documented Winchester Deluxe Model 1895 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine Presented by Buffalo Bill (William F. Cody) to Deadwood Businessman and Friend M.R. "Gold Nugget Mike/Deadwood Mike" Russell with Factory Letter

    Estimated Price: $150,000.00 - $350,000.00

  • Lot Number 1
    Sold for Smith & Wesson - 44 Double Action
    Lot 1: Smith & Wesson - 44 Double Action

    Headline: Extraordinary Documented Gustave Young's 1893 Chicago World's Fair Exposition Engraved and Gold Inlaid Smith & Wesson 44 Double Action Frontier Model Revolver with Nevada Gold Mining Lawmen History

    Estimated Price: $125,000.00 - $175,000.00

  • Lot Number 3058
    Sold for Colt - Dragoon
    Lot 3058: Colt - Dragoon

    Headline: Desirable Documented Colt A Company No. 182 Walker Model Revolver

    Estimated Price: $75,000.00 - $110,000.00

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