Tag Archives: Rifles

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Engraved Henry lever rifle, $25,875, Rock Island Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Engraved Henry lever rifle, $25,875, Rock Island Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An engraved lever-action Henry rifle sold for $25,875 at a Regional Gun Auction held June 22-25 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a Borchardt pistol in fair condition sold for $17,250; an engraved Winchester Model 1866 rifle hit the mark […]

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 Kentucky Rifle – America's Own Art Form

The Kentucky Rifle - America's Own Art Form

By Ronald G. Gabel Why do people collect “Kentucky” rifles? Why are they considered America’s rifle? How were they used? Why are they called “Kentucky” rifles? Why are they historically important? Why are they considered one of our countries only true art forms? American people have always been collectors. I have often heard it said […]

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

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

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World 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 […]

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

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

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World 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 […]

The Civil War Collector – August 2013

The Civil War Collector – August 2013

The Civil War Collector – August 2013 By John Sexton Q: Dear Sir, I have this drum—that I’m told is a Civil War Drum—hanging around for several years. Could you confirm that and maybe a little history?  –M. Kantz, US Army (Retired) JS: You have part of a Civil War drum; you actually have the […]