Milestone presents fine sporting, Civil War & Old West firearms, June 10-11

Very fine Winchester Model 1866 Yellow Boy .44-caliber rimfire rifle designed by Oliver Winchester as the continuation to the famed Henry rifle. This example, manufactured in 1886, features a gunmetal brass receiver with full-length octagon barrel and full-length magazine. Barrel has two-line Winchester address, German silver sporting blade front sight, and elevation-adjustable rear sight. Excellent full-size stocks. Estimate $15,000-$25,000

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – Over the weekend of June 10-11, Milestone Auctions will open its doors to an arsenal of antique, vintage and other fine weapons chosen expressly for the summer edition of its Premier Collectible Firearms sale. The 1,421-lot auction event, featuring the types and brands of military, civilian and sporting arms hobbyists yearn for, welcomes absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.

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Morphy’s Firearms & Militaria Auction hits the bull’s-eye at nearly $7M

Circa-1988 Armi Fabbri bespoke over/under shotgun with demi-bloc 27in nitro proof blued steel barrels, serial no. ‘E701,’ Italian proof marks. Flawless example with engraving by Claudio Tomasoni, presented in fitted Fabbri leather case. Sold for $84,000

DENVER, Pa. – Collectors turned out in force for Morphy’s April 11-13 Firearms & Militaria Auction, which surpassed even seasoned experts’ pre-sale expectations as it closed the books at nearly $7 million. Morphy’s president and principal auctioneer Dan Morphy reported an average selling price of $5,600 per lot, a result he attributes to the firearms department’s focus on “quality consignments versus volume” and a lineup of Class 3 and sporting arms that discerning collectors found hard to resist. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.

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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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Antique Colts, WWII Lugers featured Oct. 29-30 at Milestone firearms auction

Colt pinched-frame .45-caliber Single-Action Army Revolver manufactured in 1874 and one of a shipment of 15 guns sent to J.P. Moores & Sons (NYC) that year. Accompanied by 1985 letter of documentation from Colt factory historian. NRA Silver Medal winner in 1989. Estimate $40,000-$65,000

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – Over the weekend of October 29-30, Milestone Auctions in suburban Cleveland will host an exciting 1,469-lot Premier Collectible Firearms sale featuring the types of antique, military and civilian weapons hobbyists yearn for. As always, there will be excellent examples to suit every pocketbook, with a historical timeline that starts in the pre-Revolutionary War era and advances through every successive conflict of the centuries to follow. Absentee and online bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Antique Colts reigned at Milestone’s $2M Premier Collectible Firearms Auction

Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver, manufactured 1863, 7½in barrel, caliber .36 percussion. One of fewer than 39,000 produced. Compartmented, velvet-lined case with powder flask, bullet mold, cartridges and tin of percussion caps. Sold for $18,600 against an estimate of $10,000-$15,000

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – On June 17-18, 2022, Milestone Auctions held a 1,450-lot live webcast sale of rare military, police, Old West, Civil War, NFA and other collectible and historical firearms, closing the books at $2 million. Online bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.

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Milestone June 17-18 Firearms Auction follows trail from Civil War to modern conflicts

Documented Barrett M82A1, manufactured 1991 and adopted by the US Marine Corps for scout sniper use during Operation Desert Storm, 19in barrel, caliber .50BMG, Serial No. 0974 as documented in Col. Norman Chandler’s book ‘Death From Afar.’ Estimate $25,000-$40,000

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – Milestone Auctions, one of the country’s fastest-growing auction houses, will “present arms” on June 17-18, with a 1,450-lot sale chock-full of rare military, police, Old West, Civil War, NFA and other collectible and historical weapons. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Milestone to host first-ever 2-day Premier Firearms Auction, March 12-13

Fine Civil War 2nd Model Martial Henry rifle manufactured in 1865. Barrel shows late large 2-line barrel address with serial number stamped behind rear sight. Estimate $35,000-$45,000

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – Over the weekend of March 12-13, Milestone Auctions in suburban Cleveland will conduct its first-ever two-day Premier Collectible Firearms sale, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers. The expanded format answers the call from an ever-growing contingent of collectors who enjoy the historical and design aspects of antique, vintage and modern-era weapons. Day one focuses on higher-end firearms, while day two features a diverse selection of arms that are affordable to most.

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Milestone musters top-tier Colts, Civil War, military firearms for June 19 auction

1999 Judson Brennan (Delta Junction, Alaska) full-stock 37-inch .50-caliber flintlock rifle with masterfully carved fiddleback maple stock, handcrafted brass furniture and swamped barrel engraved ‘Judson Brennan #93.’ Estimate $15,000-$25,000

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – After many months of cross-country traveling, picking up choice collections and expertly cataloging the incoming consignments, Milestone’s team will present its Premier Antique & Modern Firearms Auction, on Saturday, June 19. The gallery auction will also feature absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.

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