Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Winchester Model 1873, $149,500, Rock Island
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A deluxe, special order Winchester Third Model 1873 rifle with fine case sold for $149,500 at a Premiere Auction held Dec. 6-7 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a Colt Pythons Silver Snake Edition rang out at $14,950; and a pre-war, Colt SAA with carved pearl grips and factory engraving by Master Wilbur Glahn hit the mark for $51,750. Overall, the auction grossed about $11.4 million and, with it being Rock Island’s final sale of the year, the total gross for 2014 was $47.5 million. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium.