Collectible Gun Auction

Online firearms auction proves successful foray

Antique Week
8/4/2006

“SAN FRANCISCO – Greg Martin Auctions’ first foray into the world of Internet auctions would have to be considered a success after the company netted $2.47 million during its June 26-27 sale.

…Top lot among the sale was a Colt Whitneyville Walker Model 1847 percussion revolver, in exceptional condition and originality, selling for $238,350, while a fine cased Colt Paterson no. 2 belt model percussion revolver, brought $90,800. A historically significant deluxe engraved Navy Colt presented from Samuel Colt to Hugh Rose, a captain in the Confederate army, brought $181,600.”

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