Winchester Rifle Sells For More Than $1.2 Million

posted on May 18, 2016

Do you own a treasured firearm that you believe to be very valuable? Perhaps it’s not worth quite as much as a Winchester rifle that recently sold at auction for a new-world record price. 

The Winchester Model 1886 Sporting Rifle (Serial Number 1), once a gift from one Congressional Medal of Honor Awardee to another, saw combat in the Indian Wars, the Spanish American War and the Philippine American War. Last month, it sold at auction for $1.26 million. 

“Other guns have sold higher as a pair, but no other single firearm surpasses this new world record,” said Kevin Hogan, president of Rock Island Auction Company. “It was an honor to be entrusted with an American treasure.”

Latest

Jennifer Grossman at the range
Jennifer Grossman at the range

Shooting Straight with Jennifer Grossman

As the head of a non-profit that places the promotion of liberty at its core, Jennifer A. Grossman is part of the cultural struggle to keep our individual rights.

How is American Freedom Too Sensitive for Public Spaces?

Politicians supporting overly broad “sensitive-place” restrictions, and similar measures, are not making good-faith arguments. Rather, this is the latest ploy being used by gun-controllers in their pursuit of power.

Who Is The American Gun Owner? All Of US!

Many in the mainstream media and in Hollywood have long painted an unfavorable portrait of the American gun owner. Reality, however, paints a far different picture.

Fear and Loathing of Gaston Glock

With the passing of Gaston Glock, it is time to remember that the innovative design of the Glock 17 whipped gun controllers into a frenzy.

The Armed Citizen® February 23, 2024

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

ATF Gloats Over Increased FFL Revocations

Biden has repeatedly used the ATF to go after lawful gun dealers and now, the ATF seems more than happy to publicize that fact.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.