Vintage Pistol Sets, 28 Gauge Parker Bros. Double among highlights

(Prairie du Chien, Wis.) Well over 600 firearms were sold at the Kramer Auction Service Spring Gun & Military Auction on March 23rd in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.

One of the surprises of the day was a set of James Dickson & Son .577 caliber Howdah pistols. Bidders in-house, online, and on the phone made this an exciting lot. A phone bidder from Florida came out on top with a final price of $16,500.

It was a good day for vintage pistols overall. A historic and unique Charles Gordon ordered set of cartridge target pistols from Dickson traded at $11,000.

One of the most anticipated lots of the day was the Parker Bros DHE 28 gauge. This scarce original double fell on the low side of its estimate at $19,000.

There were several cased rook rifles that all brought over $1,500 each. A Holland & Holland cased 295 caliber rook rifle sold for a final price of $2,975.

Visually and culturally iconic lever action Winchester rifles draw a lot of attention. Some of the highlights include a special order Winchester 1886 in 45-70 demanded $4,400, and an 1895 Takedown in 405 caliber for $3,750. Both were sold to bidders onsite at the Kramer Auction Gallery.

The next gun and sporting auction at Kramer Auction Service will be a large one, featuring over 800 estate firearms. That auction will be held on Saturday, June 1st, beginning at 9 a.m.