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Ward’s Auction’s April 22nd Firearms Auction Live from Alberta

Ward’s Auction is presenting one of their best firearms auctions of the year coming up on April 22nd, 2017. Over 700 lots are up for grabs on the auction block to bidders nationwide. Included is a large selection of non-restricted, restricted and prohibited firearms. In addition, there are great selections of ammo, hunting supplies, archery equipment, and much more. Absentee bidding is available now and the live auction kicks off on Saturday April 22nd, 2017 at 10AM Mountain Time.

An interesting highlight is available at Lot 66. Presented is an Allen & Thurber (Worcester Production) Dragoon Size .36 from circa 1847 to 1865. This collectible antique is serial number 146 and no PAL is required to take this beauty home. It has 5” wide ribbed barrels with an engraved nipple shield and a blued finish. The frame is engraved and the barrel is marked with the manufacturers name. With walnut bag shaped grips and a trigger guard with spur, this is a must see for collectors.

Ward’s always brings some great Winchester rifles to the auction block. In fact, they have over 100 Winchester rifles to bid on throughout the auction. Lot 132 is a Model 94 from Pacific Coast Militia Rangers. As described by the auctioneer: “Winchester Model 94 ( PCMR ) Pacific Coast Militia Rangers .30 WCF Cal Lever Action Rifle w/ 20″ bbl [ blued finish, with some light pitting, barrel sights, missing lift & hood, frame, butt stock & forend C Broad Arrow marked, missing the sling swivel & stud in butt stock, metal butt plate, Circa WWII Era , Approx. 2000 – 3000 Production Government Approved ] Ser # 1333964”

Lot 150 is one of the most highly collectible pieces from this auction. Up for auction is a Colt Model 1849 with it’s case. The full description is as follows: “Cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket .31 Perc Cal 5 Shot Revolver w/ 6″ octagon bbl [ all matching numbers including the cylinder, blued finish starting to fade, good rolled cylinder scene ” Stagecoach hold up”, c/w original factory walnut grips that appear excellent , number faintly marked in pencil, also mounted on gun, factory ivory grips with slight age cracks, silver plated brass rounded trigger guard and straps, shows some slight wear to the plate, Two Line Address “Address Sam L Colt New York City”, left side stamped “Colt’s Patent”, also stamped “Colt’s Patent” above serial number on cylinder, comes in fitted mahogany case, with small brass embossed powder flask with nice old patina “Eagle & Shield with Stars, E. PLURIBS. UNUM” on both sides – tool, bullet mold, Colt Percussion caps, lead bullets, and comes with key to lock the case, Circa 1853 ] Ser # 43217”

All lots have a full array of photos to assist bidders in making the right bidding choices. Ward’s Auctions will present a live audio and video feed to give the worldwide audience of bidders a great part in the auction day. Absentee bidding is currently available and registrations are open. The auctioneer will be happy to answer any questions about the online catalog via telephone or email.

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