Guitar is surprise star of gun auction


– Auctioneers Charlie and Keelan McLeish of McLeish Auction Service called a sporting gun auction at June 15 at their auction center in Marietta, Ohio, with 236 registered bidders.

The top-selling item was a Martin and Co. six-string HD-28 guitar that had everyone talking and garnered some intense competition. The guitar finally sold for $1,750.

Other highlights included a Ruger mini 14 stainless .223 cal. for $775; a Savage model mach-64 22 cal. rifle for $650; a Smith & Wesson airweight model 37 .38 spl. cal for $625; a Para-Ordnance model P10-45 45 cal. pistol for $600; a Beretta model 92FS for $600; a Beretta model A-303 12 ga. with extra barrel for $575; a Smith & Wesson model CS40 40 cal. pistol for $575; a Smith & Wesson model 65-1 .357 Magnum for $525; a Smith & Wesson model CS9 9mm pistol for $525; a Remington model 721 30-06 cal. for $500; a Glock model 23 40 cal. for $475; a Smith & Wesson model 4006 40 cal. pistol for $425; a Savage model 110 30.06 with scope for $410; a Ruger Woodsmaster 30-06 cal. for $390; a Ruger P85 9mm for $390 and a Ruger model SP101 .357 Magnum revolver for $360.

Don R. Wallick Auctions Inc. of Strasburg, Ohio, held an auction June 20 for the Carl O. Blasenhauer estate in Mineral City, Ohio.

A 1914 Model T Touring car sold for $21,000 and a 1930 Model A Ford two-door car with rumble seat sold for $20,000.

– John Farkas of Antiques and Estate Auctioneers, Wellington, Ohio, called a firearms and militaria auction June 24 with more than 200 registered bidders, which included live, absentee, telephone and Internet participants.

The top-selling lot was a 1911A1 U.S. Army .45 cal. mfg. by Union Switch and Signal Co. of Swissvale, Pa., circa 1943 that sold for $2,950. This pistol would rate about 85 percent overall and has mint bore, brown plastic checkered grips and a RCD Inspector General stamp with “P” proof.

Other top-selling lots included an Ithaca 1911A1 U.S. Army .45 cal., 5-inch barrel, original World War II Parkerized finish that sold for $2,860. It has mint bore, brown checkered grips and one original GI clip. This pistol would rate about 95 percent overall and is circa 1944, made by the Ithaca Gun Co. It has a FJA acceptance stamp with the “P” proof.

A 1911A1 U.S. Army .45 cal. by Remington Rand, circa 1945 sold for $2,360. The gun has a FJA acceptance stamp with “P” proof and one original World War II clip. It has a parkerized finish, checkered brown plastic grips and mint bore.

A Smith & Wesson model 2 Army Tip-Up .32 long rim fire sold for $1,062. This gun has a 5-inch barrel and excellent original grips. Bore is excellent with some roughness. This pistol would rate outstanding antique condition. These pistols were carried during the Civil War.

A Colt Diamondback .38 spl. 6-shot revolver sold for $800. This gun has a 4-inch barrel, blue finish and checkered walnut grips with Colt insignia. It would rate about 98 percent overall and has a visible drag line on cylinder.

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