ROCK ISLAND, Ill. _ Rock Island Auction Company will host its May 2017 Premiere Firearms Auction May 5-7. Included in the sale will be high-quality Winchesters, sporting guns, class III guns and selections from the Robert M. Lee Collection.
Leading this pack of pristine historic pieces will be two rifles, each of which has earned its own name. “On the Rocky Mountains” is a treasure in the field of fine arms collecting. This iconic Model 1866 is the only known factory-engraved panel scene piece by Ulrich that is placed with a figured maple stock. The whorls and loops of the wood grain give the appearance of a fingerprint.
The second Winchester headlining this event is the “Midas Bull 1 of 1,000.” It is a Winchester Model 1873 “1 of 1,000” rifle that bears a lustrous golden finish. This exquisite piece has also been given a unique factory engraving, that of two distinct panel scenes, with each side’s scene depicting a large game bull.
High End Sporting
More than 700 sporting arms will be available in this sale including examples from Boss, Westley Richards, Holland & Holland, Rigby, Perazzi, Connecticut Shotgun, Krieghoff, Blaser and more.
A selection of Class III and fully automatic weapons will be presented. More than 100 Class III items spanning the 20 century will be available, including 20mm anti-aircraft guns, dual-mounted 30 cals, Thompson machine guns, a Krieghoff FG42, numerous military rifles and LMGs, plus a generous helping of suppressors, SBRs, and many others. There will also be two Gatling guns and a Hotchkiss revolving cannon.
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