Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Double cased Colt pistols, $224,250, James D. Julia
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A set of extremely rare presentation double cased Colt pistols, presented to Gen. W. A. Thornton by Col. Colt himself, sold for $224,250 at a Firearms Auction held March 10-12 by James D. Julia, Inc., in Fairfield, Me. Also, a unique gold L.C. Smith DeLuxe 16-gauge shotgun rang out at $207,000; a nearly new and extraordinary 28-gauge Boss weapon hit the mark for $207,000; an outstanding iron frame Henry rifle hammered for $161,000; and an almost new L. C. Smith A-3 12-gauge firearm went for $110,000. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium.