Gavels 'n' Paddles: Colt/Vickers machine gun, $16,100, Rock Island Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall
A Colt/Vickers Model 1915 “Balloon Buster” Class III machine gun sold for $16,100 at a Regional Firearms Auction held Feb. 25-28 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a pair of engraved Henry rifles (the predecessor to the Winchester rifle) hit the mark for a combined $23,000; a four-inch Smith & Wesson lever action pistol, chambered in .31 caliber, hammered for $10,350; and a Steyr Schwartzlose Model 07/12 Class III machine gun, mounted on its tripod, went for $14,950. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Colt/Vickers machine gun, $16,100, Rock Island Auction