Gavels ‘N Paddles: Remington Model 40 rifle, $26,400, Morphy Auctions

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Remington Model 40 rifle, $26,400, Morphy Auctions

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by Ken Hall
A Remington Model 40 sniper rifle, of the type used by the US Marine Corps in Vietnam, in original unmodified condition, sold for $26,400 at a Firearms Auction held Jan. 31-Feb. 1 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a Custer-era 1875 Springfield US Officers Model trap-door rifle, made under special order for commissioned officers, hit $13,200; and a Civil War-era Sharps New Model 1859 rifle, the type issued in 1862 to Hiram Berdan’s 1st and 2nd Regiment of the US Sharpshooters, fetched $10,800. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.
Gavels ‘N Paddles: Remington Model 40 rifle, $26,400, Morphy Auctions