Gavels ‘N Paddles: Winchester 1866 rifle, $25,875, Rock Island

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Winchester 1866 rifle, $25,875, Rock Island

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by Ken Hall
An Ulrich-engraved, factory documented Winchester 1866 rifle sold for $25,875 at a Regional Firearms Auction held Feb. 19-22 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a lot consisting of Nazi-style daggers, accouterments and artifacts sailed past its estimate of $1,000-$1,600 to realize $8,625; a U.S. Ordnance semi-automatic copy of the Vickers machine gun, with tripod and accessories, fetched $7,475; and a W. J. Jeffrey & Co. custom bolt action safari rifle, chambered in .404 Jeffrey, hit $6,900. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium.