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Milestone knocks down $2.5M at busy Premier Collectible Firearms Auction

P & D Moll Allentown (Pa.) brass-barreled and brass-mounted flintlock pistol with manufacturer’s name marked on barrel, .42 caliber smoothbore, manufactured circa 1820. Lock marked ‘C. BIRD & Co PHILAD, WARRANTED.’ Sold for $45,630 against an estimate of $4,000-$6,500

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – Sometimes lightning does strike twice in the same place. As the days grew closer to Milestone’s March 11-12 Premier Collectible Firearms Auction, company co-owner Miles King felt increasingly certain that the sale’s top entries might achieve the same sort of estimate-defying prices as those paid at the March 2022 edition of their Premier sale. His hunch was right on the money. The high-powered lineup of antique, military, sporting and civilian arms with a timeline spanning the Civil War through Vietnam era attracted a gung-ho field of bidders and closed the books at a hefty $2.5 million – exactly what Milestone’s March Premier sale had grossed one year ago. All prices quoted in this report include the buyer’s premium.

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Milestone’s March 11-12 Firearms Auction features top-notch antique, military & civilian rarities

High-condition Deluxe large-frame Bullard rifle made 1886-1890, .40-.75 caliber, Serial No. 575, one of the finest lever-action rifles from this production period. Very scarce full octagon barrel with half magazine. Bullard address stamped on left side of frame, caliber stamped on bridge. Short production run attributable to time and attention that had to be given to each of these customized rifles. Exceedingly high-condition example, tip to tail. Estimate $13,000-$18,000

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – Milestone’s first Premier Collectible Firearms Auction of 2023, slated for March 11-12, promises to be a crowd-pleaser with its high-caliber selection of US, British, German, French and Japanese productions. The 1,452-lot selection is led by superior-quality antique, military and civilian arms from long-held collections. Many of the consignments are fresh to the market, and in keeping with Milestone’s tradition, there are excellent examples to suit every pocketbook and special interest. The auction follows a historical timeline that starts in the 18th century and progresses to contemporary conflicts. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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