End of year guns sell strong at Kramer’s

Kramer Auction Service of Prairie du Chien, Wis. conducted its fifth and final gun auction of 2015 on Dec. 5.

The top seller of the day was a beautiful Weatherby Crown Grade MKV rifle chambering in 257 Wby Mag. The Crown grade is the highest grade of rifles offered by Weatherby. It found a new home for $6,700.

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Weatherby Crown Grade

Weatherby Crown Grade

Then straight out of a closet in the Chicago area came a NIB Model 71 Deluxe Winchester Rifle in 348 WCF that went for $4,300.

Model 71 Winchester

Model 71 Winchester

An early Winchester 1866 SRC in 44 Rimfire had lots of miles in the saddle but still demanded $3,850.

Winchester 1866SRC

Winchester 1866SRC

A Smith Civil War Carbine in nearly unissued condition shot brought $3,600.

Smith Civil War Carbine

Smith Civil War Carbine

A rare 450 Nitro cased Double Rifle by G.E. Lewis was bid to $3,500.

GE Lewis Dble. Rifle

GE Lewis Dble. Rifle

A Colt King Cobra with original box brought $2,750.

Colt King Cobra

Colt King Cobra

A scare US Harpers Ferry 1803 Flintlock military rifle was sent to California with a $2,300 price tag.  

1803 Harpers Ferry Rifle

1803 Harpers Ferry Rifle

Another early Flinter, a British Long Sea Service pistol, hammered at $2,200. 

British Long Sea Service Flintlock

British Long Sea Service Flintlock

A Circa 1820 Eagle Head Sword made in England for the US market brought $1,850.

Eagle Head Officers Sword

Eagle Head Officers Sword

Top gun in the custom precision category was a Boreden Accuracy Target rifle in 308 cal. It reached $3,200. 

Boreden Accuracy 308

Boreden Accuracy 308

A Huge Newhouse California Sesquintennial #6 Bear Trap hammered at $1,850. 

No.6 Newhouse BearTrap

No.6 Newhouse BearTrap

A pair of well used but rare early Colt SP1 AR15 rifles without the forward assist demanded $1,600 each.

Early Colt SP1AR15

Early Colt SP1AR15

Another rare item was a German WWII Model 1942 Seitengewehr bayonet. One of the rarest and most interesting blades of WWII demanded $2,300 before finding a new owner.

German1942 Seitengewehr Bayonet

German1942 Seitengewehr Bayonet

 Kramer’s first firearms auction of 2016 will take place on January 30. For details visit www.kramersales.com or call (608) 326-8108.

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