Guess how much the Danish Sea Captain went for?
Remember the big .44 Colt Model 1847 Walker I wrote about a few weeks back? The one that earned its moniker due to its first owner, Capt. Niels Hanson, who bought the gun in New York while in port and brought it back to Europe with him where it was passed down through his family and collectors in Denmark for over a century?
Well-documented over the years, the revolver was billed by Rock Island Auction Company as the only known original cased Colt civilian Walker percussion revolver in circulation. When the gavel dropped on the rare hog leg, it hit the $1.84 million mark last week– a world record for a single firearm sold at auction.
More in my column at Guns.com