High-condition militaria fueled Milestone’s $1.5M Premier Firearms Auction

High-condition Colt 1911 with documentation, .45 ACP, one of only 1,250 such pistols shipped to US Marine Corps‚Äô Philadelphia depot on July 9, 1913. Stamped ‚ÄėUNITED STATES PROPERTY‚Äô and ‚ÄėMODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY.‚Äô Sold for $18,000, the predicted high estimate

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio ‚Äď Motivated bidders and a fresh-to-market selection of rare and near-flawless firearms formed the winning recipe for a $1.5 million payday at Milestone‚Äôs June 19 Premier Antique & Modern Firearms Auction. The 777-lot sale attracted a throng of new international bidders online in addition to stalwarts of the hobby who attended in person or via remote-bidding methods. Absentee and live online bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.

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