Sale Recap: January 12th, 2019 Winter Firearms Auction

Intense bidding on a Matching WWII German MP40 Sub Machine Gun highlighted the Kramer Auction Service Winter Firearms Auction on January 12th. The MP 40 was developed in Nazi Germany and used extensively during the Second World War. While a common gun for German infantrymen, only a relatively small number of civilian-transferable MP40’s are in ciculation. This fully automatic sub machine gun went for a final, likely record, price of $40,250 to an online bidder.

The recent auction at Kramer’s Auction Gallery in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin featured over 700 firearms. A record high number of registered bidders for a Kramer’s firearms auction added to the excitement.

Two double-barrel rifles surpassed the $10,000 mark in the auction. A Holland & Holland Royal 360 Nitro Express and a rare Greener 310 Cadet each sold for a final total price of $11,000 to bidders at the Kramer Auction Gallery.

Less than 250 Kimball Arms 30 Caliber Carbine Pistols were ever produced during production in the mid-1950’s. An online bidder purchased one of them (with original box and manual) for a final total price of $4,100.

Several Colt revolvers we part of this sale. The top selling model was a Cattle Brand Engraved Single Action engraved & signed by David Wade Harris. Another Colt, a 1967 production nickel finish Python Revolver, was a top seller as well. The former went for $6,325. The latter for $4,945.

Another great firearms auction at Kramer Auction is scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd at 9:00am. More details can be found at