Cordier’s December 6, 2015 Firearms and Militaria Auction in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania featured an exciting array of high quality handguns and long guns as well as edged weapons. Colts and Winchesters continue to deliver, including a Colt Combat Cobra revolver in .357 magnum ($3,400) and a Winchester model 1895 rifle .35 W.C.F. ($3,100). Prices quoted are hammer prices.
Antique handguns featured a Elliot's ring trigger Derringer .32 Rimfire ($475). Military handguns were highlighted by a Mauser S42 (1939) Luger pistol in 9mm Cal. ($900). In modern handguns, models by Colt and Smith & Wesson drove active bidding both from the room and online. A Colt engraved 3rd generation SA Army .44-40 - sold for $2,900, while a Colt Combat Cobra revolver .357 magnum brought $3,400 in spirited bidding. Among the Smith & Wessons, a handsomely outfitted model 657-5 limited hunting edition revolver in .41 magnum sold for $1,100 while a 125th anniversary model 25-3 in .45 long Colt hammered down at $1,100.
Antique long guns featured buffalo guns and muskets, including a J. Harder Spencer buffalo rifle ($2,100) and a Harper's Ferry model 1816 musket .69 caliber ($1,300). In modern long guns, a number of high quality offerings from collectors including the Estate of William Britcher of Newport delivered solid results. A Weatherby mark V rifle in .416 Weatherby magnum hammered down at $1,500 while a Parker Brothers VH side by side shotgun 20 gauge sold for $2,600. A Winchester model 1895 rifle .35 W.C.F. sold for $3,100 after heavy bidding.
More than 50 lots of edged weapons were highlighted by a WWII Era Japanese Sword which sold for $1,900 and an Ames Manufacturing M1840 Cavalry Sword & Scabbard, which brought $600.