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

gun show
gun show

2022 NRA Annual Meetings And Exhibits In Houston, Texas

From entertainment to special events, it’s all happening in the Lone Star State, where NRA members will gather at the George R. Brown Convention Center May 27-29 to celebrate freedom and honor those who have served our country.

On Freedom’s Frontlines

In Ukraine, a vivid and inspirational example of the need for the right to keep and bear arms could not be more apparent.

The Armed Citizen® May 20, 2022

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

25 States Have Now Gotten Out of Our Way

Just over three decades ago, only on state had constitutional carry. Now, half the country has gotten out of the way of Americans' right to carry concealed.

From The Editor: Will More Europeans Go Pro-Gun Rights?

It is an open question whether, as everyone sees Ukrainian citizens picking up rifles to defend their lives and liberty from Russian troops, more Europeans will come to the conclusion that this is a right every law-abiding person needs.

President’s Column | Ukraine’s Example

For anyone who ever needed proof of how crucial gun rights are to our survival and our safety, I have just two words of advice: Remember Ukraine!



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