End of year guns sell strong at Kramer’s

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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.