Published: February 6, 2001
BEDFORD, N.H. – Civil War carbines and other Civil War articles, Winchester guns, sporting guns, and New Hampshire art were catalogued for an auction held at the Wayfarer Convention Center by J.C. Devine Inc., on January 28.
Three hundred and fifty people attended, plus 175 absentee bidders, buying fast and furious. A Maynard 1st Model Percussion rifle estimated $1,2/1,800 was actively bid to $4,800; a Hall North 1840 Percussion carbine made $4,200; a British Greene carbine left the block at $3,450; a Palmetto Army 1842 Percussion musket sold for $5,500; and a Civil War Palmer carbine made $3,565.
A one-third scale miniature Gatlin gun was a surprise when it was bid to $10,350. All 147 Winchester guns were strong, including a Winchester 1873 rifle at $6,900; another 1873 at $3,450; and a Winchester M21 double shotgun for $4,025. A Griffin & Howe rifle sold for $3,100.
Over and under skeet and field guns were strong. A Browning P4W made $10,925; a Keieghoff High Grade gun sold for $9,775; a Churchill double gun made $5,450; and a Krieghoff 32 Upgrade gun sold for $9,200.
Colt Single Action Army revolvers were well represented, with a Colt Frontier Six Shooter made in 1884 which sold for $4,600; and a Colt 3rd Generation single action revolver that made $1,610.
A special art catalogue featuring a Paul Doherty New Hampshire Collection and others was sold at 1 pm. The top rdf_Description was Currier & Ives “Mount Washington and the White Mountains,” which sold after brisk bidding for $5,175. A Currier & Ives “Echo Lake, White Mountains” made $575; a hand-colored lithograph of Jefferson, N.H., and Coos County sold for $805; and “Leavitt’s Map,” 1859, White Mountains, sold for $520.
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