Nazi Krieghoff FG42 Paratrooper Sniper Rifle Sells for $299,000 at Auction

Nazi Krieghoff FG42 Paratrooper Sniper Rifle
Nazi Krieghoff FG42 Paratrooper Sniper Rifle
Rock Island Auction Company
Rock Island Auction Company

Rock Island, IL –-( What a fantastic auction and we have all of you to thank for it!

Not only did RIAC find buyers ready and willing to pay top dollar for the auction’s most distinguished items, but were also pleasantly surprised to find a host of eager new collectors ready to bring new life to their respective favorite genres.

What’s old is new again,” and of course, the best never goes out of style. This perfect storm of participation realized a total of…

11.6 Million Dollars!!

We couldn’t be more pleased with the results or the excitement generated from this sale. Whether the firearms were high end, modern, semi-automatic sporting pistols, 19th century curiosa handguns, Colts, Winchesters, or Class III arms, every genre found itself in the middle of some intense bidding. The following lots were real crowd pleasers:

  • Lot 1465: The outstanding and original FG42 was the true star of the auction and sold for an incredible $299,000!
  • Lot 1164: One of the 38 known surviving “C Company” Colt Walker revolvers rang the bell at $161,000!
  • Lot 1012: An exceptional Winchester Third Model 1866 crushed its estimate of $60,000 on its way to achieve $92,000!

To read about more of the results and trends that took place this weekend please click here to view the write up on our web site.

The FG42

Our next auctions…
will be our Premiere Firearms Auction held December 5, 6, & 7 We are still accepting consignments for that sale and beyond, but time is running extremely short so contact us today! The consignment deadline for the December sale is September 22. For more information on consigning with Rock Island Auction Company, please call 1-800-238-8022 or send an email to [email protected]

For those curious...
The Prices Realized from our September 2014 Premiere Firearms Auction are already available on our Online Catalog or by viewing the PDF document on our website. To use the Online Catalog, simply search for the item using a keyword, lot number, or any other of our search styles and hit enter. When the item appears, all the way on the right will be a button that says “View Price” and when you click it a pop-up window will appear with that item’s price. It’s as easy as that. Enjoy!

In the meantime…
Do you find yourself missing all the great looking guns and gun talk that happens during an auction? Check out our social media accounts! We post all sorts of photos, interesting stories, occasional quizzes, and even catalog specials. You don’t even need an account to visit most of our pages.

Thank you all for a very fun weekend!

Rock Island Auction Company

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Capn Jack

Multiple targets Phil.


Two things.

1, I thought all sniper rifles were single shot bolt action.

2, if you’re a sniper, would you really have a mag full of ammo?


Uhhh…. Not since the advent of cartridge gun. Name me one single shot sniper rifle in the 29th century.


You could have gotten a mosin sniper a lot cheaper.


Early version of an AR made with different materials and a different and moved magazine location.