Collectible Firearms Bring Home the Bidders at Cordier’s March 20 Auction

April 8, 2016

Cordier’s March 20 Firearms and Militaria Auction featured a fine assortment of Pennsylvania long rifles including one from Perry County that sold for $1,200.  Other highlights at the Harrisburg auction house included Colt revolvers, sporting rifles, and militaria. Prices quoted are hammer prices.

Bidding started with an array of antique handguns, notably a Colt 1860 Army revolver, built in 1862, which brought $1,600.  In modern handguns, the highlights included a Colt Python revolver in .357 magnum, which sold for $2,100.

Antique long guns featured a dozen Pennsylvania long rifles which spurred heavy competition among bidders; high points were a rifle signed by William Sweger of Perry County and a York/Maryland area rifle, both of which sold for $1,200.  A Winchester model 1886 rifle in .38-56 caliber brought $2,400, and an unusual Whitney Kennedy Sporting rifle in .38-.40 caliber drew $1,600.  In modern long guns, an A.H. Fox 12 gauge shotgun hammered down at $1,600.

Collectibles drew heavy interest at this auction, with a US Navy high altitude helmet selling for $2,800 after spirited bidding.  A World War II era US A-2 decorated flight jacket hammered down at $2,200 while a grouping of service medals and police badges brought $3,200.  A Civil War personal case identified to Willard E. Clarke sold for $1,600 after enthusiastic competition.

 

A. H. Fox SxS Shotgun- Sold $1,600
A. H. Fox SxS Shotgun
Sold $1,600
Colt 1860 Army Revolver - Sold $1,600
Colt 1860 Army Revolver
Sold $1,600
Colt Stainless Python Revolver - Sold $2,100
Colt Stainless Python Revolver
Sold $2,100
ID'd Civil War Personal Writing Case - Sold $1,600
ID'd Civil War Personal Case
Sold $1,600
US Navy High Altitude Helmet - Sold $2,800
US Navy High Altitude Helmet
Sold $2,800
William Sweger PA Long Rifle - Sold - $1,200
William Sweger PA Long Rifle
Sold - $1,200
 WWII Era US A-2 Flight Jacket - Sold $2,200
WWII Era US A-2 Flight Jacket
Sold $2,200