RIA May 2014 Prices

Some folks requested that I post the hammer prices of the guns we looked at in the May 2014 Rock Island auction last week. Well, they have the prices posted now (including the buyer’s premium), so here you go:

Umbrella gun: $3,738

Montreal Home Guard Savage 99 – $6,900

Schwarzlose 1898 – $28,750

Pedersen Self-Loader – no price listed (not sure why)

Blake repeater – $4,313

PTRS – $4,313

In other news, I am in Seattle for most of this week, giving two presentations to the annual meeting of the Association of Firearms and Toolmark Examiners (AFTE). These are the crime lab folks who do things like match fired bullet to specific firearms, and I am very excited and a bit nervous to be standing up in front of them to teach – wish me luck! This afternoon is a class on proof marks and identification, and Tuesday will be one on the history, development, and practical considerations of magazines and clips. If I can wrangle video footage, I will post both presentations up on YouTube when I get back. In the meantime, here are the two parts of the promo video we made for the classes…

(yeah, I meant 86, not 88/90)