Press Releases | Rare Firearms Division


The Extraordinary Warren Buxton Collection of Walther Pistols

The finest, most comprehensive remaining of its type in private hands today. by James D. Julia, President & Auctioneer For many years, Julia’s has been continually honored with the opportunities to sell some of the world’s finest collections of firearms. In keeping with this special tradition, our April 11th-13th, 2017 auction will feature a number […]

Read More

Firearms Auctions in Fairfield, Maine gross over $18 million. Annie Oakley and Col. LeMat Perform Well at Julia’s

Fairfield, ME ~ Every year in October, two separate firearms auction companies conduct a firearms auction back to back in Fairfield, Maine. Each time these combined auctions occur, the results generate the largest offering and largest sale gross for firearms auction event anywhere in the world. October 1, 2 & 3 began this spectacular event […]

Read More

James D. Julia, Inc. Welcomes Industry Expert Tony Wilcox To Its World Class Fine Firearms Division

James D. Julia recently announced that Tony Wilcox has joined the company as a member of its Fine Firearms division.This division, internationally acknowledged as the finest in the industry for high end, expensive firearms, has conducted some of the highest grossing gun auctions in history. The division, led by Department Head Francis Lombardi, includes Wes […]

Read More

James D. Julia, Inc. Welcomes Industry Expert Tony Wilcox To Its World-Class Fine Firearms Division.

August 2, 2016 – Fairfield, ME – James D. Julia today announced that Tony Wilcox has joined the company as a member of its Fine Firearms division. This division, internationally acknowledged as the finest in the industry for high end, expensive firearms, has conducted some of the highest grossing gun auctions in history. The division, […]

Read More

March Firearms Auctions in Fairfield, Maine Total $19 Million

Fairfield, Maine. Fairfield, Maine is unquestionably the worldwide epicenter for firearms auctions. The largest number of high-end, rare and expensive units offered, the largest total gross for firearms at auction; all take place in Fairfield, Maine. This year on March 11-15, the total take approached an amazing $19 million. Starting off the semi-annual event was […]

Read More

Guns fit for a President, Royalty, or for a Secessionist; Will All Be Featured at Julia’s March 14th & 15th, 2016 Extraordinary Firearms Auction!

Fairfield, Maine, March 14th & 15th, 2016. James D. Julia’s first Firearms Auction of the year should be another humdinger. Extraordinary arms, fabulous old time collections interspersed with some truly spectacular rarities sale value of $15-18 million dollars. Monday, March 14th, will begin with Julia’s new Sporting & Collector Firearms Session. The first Sporting & […]

Read More

The Finest Confederate Revolver Collection Ever Assembled – The Don and Kathlee Bryan Collection.

In the annals of U.S. historical firearms collecting the most elusive category has been Confederate made revolvers. Mr. Donald Bryan has always been enthralled and intrigued with the history of these arms. They were used in conflict in our nation, when sometimes neighbors and even brothers were in opposition to each other. Additionally, Confederate guns […]

Read More

James D. Julia Leads the Way in a Firearms Auction Extravaganza that Exceeds $19 Million!

Fairfield, Maine. Once again Fairfield, Maine proved to be the epicenter of the most significant firearms auction offering in the world. On October 2, 3, & 4, the Poulin Auction Company (a separate company immediately adjacent to the Julia Auction Company) generated $4 million dollars in firearms sales. Immediately thereafter, the Julia Auction Company conducted a sale on October 5, 6, & 7, which generated approximately $15 million dollars for a total of $19 million dollars in sales of firearms in Fairfield, Maine.

Read More

James D. Julia, Inc. To Offer a Collection of Iconic and Important American Civil War Era Flags as Part of the Company’s Upcoming October 2015, $17 Million Firearms Events

These flags, each an outstanding piece of history in their own right, have never appeared at auction before, and offer historians, museums, and collectors the opportunity to own a remarkable piece of America’s past. Fairfield Maine, September 28, 2015 – James D. Julia, Inc., one of the nation’s top ten antique auction houses, is excited […]

Read More

James D. Julia, Inc. 3-Day Fall Firearms Auction will include and introduce their new Sporting & Collector Firearms Session

James D. Julia, Inc. 3-Day Fall Firearms Auction will include and introduce their new Sporting & Collector Firearms Session – James D. Julia, Inc., the world’s leading firearms auctioneer, will conduct their Fall Firearms Auction on October 5th-7th with a preview on October 1st and 2nd. The first session on October 5th will be the […]

Read More

International Distinction by Wes Dillon

Few images of late 19th century American history conjure up a feel for the spirit of the “Old West” more than the vision of a Man, a Horse, and a Winchester lever rifle. It was, after all, a Winchester that won the west! In the days of Cowboys and Indians, the gun was a tool […]

Read More

Julia’s Welcomes New Department Head for the Firearms Division by Mark Ford, CEO

I am excited to announce that Mr. Francis Lombardi has accepted the position as the Firearms Department Head with Julia’s. Mr. Lombardi will be responsible for managing the operations and growth of the department; overseeing firearms staff and specialty consultants; and handling a broad range of firearms for auction. Mr. Lombardi has a special interest […]

Read More

James D. Julia Leads the Way in Auction Extravaganza that Neared $21 Million

Fairfield, Maine ~ March 15-16, 2015. James D. Julia Auctioneers conducted an extraordinary firearms auction grossing over $16 million. Immediately preceding their sale on March 12-14, the adjacent Poulin Auction Company conducted a firearms auction totaling nearly $5 million, making the total take for firearms in Fairfield, Maine during that one week period approximately $21 […]

Read More

Mister Magnum – Elmer Keith by Wes Dillon

To most firearms aficionados, Elmer Keith needs little introduction. Keith’s iconic trademarks were his love for tobacco, his ten-gallon Stetson hat, right of center point of view, and practical expertise. Elmer became arguably the most famous and prolific gun writer in all of America over the span of his 60 year career. Even today his […]

Read More

Julia’s October Firearms Auction: Another World Record at Nearly $19.2 Million

Fairfield, ME ~ October 7-9, 2014. Julia’s once again raised the bar for the highest grossing firearms auction in history at an incredible $19.2 million. They have said many times that they do not sell the greatest number of guns in a given year, but they do sell the greatest number of high end expensive […]

Read More

James D. Julia’s October 2014 Fine Firearms Auction To Feature A Remarkable Outdoorsman Revolver Owned And Used By Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

This historically important Smith & Wesson cased gun was presented to Mrs. Roosevelt on her 49th birthday by her long time personal security guard and companion Earl Miller. Fairfield Maine, September 22, 2014 – James D. Julia, Inc., one of the nation’s top ten antique auction houses, is excited to present this extraordinary piece of […]

Read More

What’s New at Julia’s

Here at Julia’s, we are known for our outstanding staff and the second-to-none service w provide to our consignors, colleagues, and partners. As such, we have just made several important personnel changes in our FAAA and Fine Firearms division. These were all designed to recognize and best align talent, interests, and company-wide goals. Change is […]

Read More

James D. Julia’s Welcomes John W. Keene, MSG (USA Retired), A Leading Class III Weapons Expert, To Their Firearms Team.

Mr. Keene’s appointment further strengthens Julia’s second-to-none firearms team, already well-established as the finest in the industry. Fairfield Maine, May 5, 2014 – James D. Julia, Inc., one of the nation’s top ten antique auction houses, is excited to announce that Mr. Keene, who has been consulting with James D. Julia and sister company Poulin’s […]

Read More

Julia’s March Firearms Auction: An Extraordinary World Record

Fairfield, ME ~ March 10-12, 2014. James D. Julia’s Auction House recently conducted the most extraordinary firearms auction to date. For a number of years Julia’s has led the firearms auction field by regularly conducting the largest grossing firearm auctions in the industry and have continually held the record for the largest grossing each year […]

Read More

Julia’s Firearms Auction Another Blow Out at Over $18 Million

Fairfield, ME ~ October 14-16, 2013. James D. Julia’s conducted their annual fall firearms auction, which was billed as one of historic proportions, and indeed it was. The gross of over $18 million makes it the largest grossing firearms auction in history. This sale was notable with the diversity of extraordinary collections, the quality of […]

Read More

Julia’s Fall Firearms Auction–Another Historic Blowout

In March of this year James D. Julia Auctioneers conducted what is the largest grossing firearms auction ever in history. At nearly $18 million, nothing else had ever come close to that figure. It was hard to imagine ever putting together another sale of such monumental proportions, but the recent October sale certainly nearly approached […]

Read More

Julia’s Historic Firearms Auction Produces an Extraordinary $18 Million in Sales

Fairfield, Maine, March 12-13, 2012. James D. Julia’s had touted their Spring firearms auction for a matter of months as being comprised of three historic collections. The auction results were equally historic. The much anticipated auction had one of the strongest responses Julia’s ever experienced for a firearms auction. But as they say, “The proof […]

Read More

James D. Julia Auctioneers Donates Valuable Replica of Robert Meldrum Colt to Museum of Northwest Colorado in Craig, Colorado.

James D. Julia Auctioneers, of Fairfield, Maine, announced that they are donating to the Museum of Northwest Colorado, in Craig, Colorado, an exact replica of the famous gold inlaid and engraved presentation Colt revolver which was once owned by infamous lawman Robert D. Meldrum. Not a great deal is known about Meldrum. There are no […]

Read More

Julia’s Fall Firearms Auction-Another Great Success at Over $9 Million!

James D. Julia’s October 4th & 5th firearms auction was another great success at over $9.1 million! The total low estimate of everything sold was approximately $6.6 million, which indicates that the sales results were $2.5 million dollars above low estimate. The sale once again produced the highest numbers of expensive firearms sold at any […]

Read More

One Good Thing Begets Another-Julia’s March Firearms Auction Grosses $10 Million!

A $391,000 Winchester, a $339,250 double rifle, and a $43,125 Singer 1911 A1 semi-automatic pistol all sold in Julia’s March 14th and 15th firearms auction and prove the old adage, “One good thing begets another.” In October of 2009, Julia handled the Wellington collection of Winchester rifles. In the collection were two great engraved and […]

Read More

Julia’s Spectacular Firearms Auction Produced “Bully” Results!

Fairfield, Maine, October 5-6, 2010 – Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States was by many accounts one of the greatest ever to hold the office. He was also the head of the Bull Moose Party, and had he been present at the Julia Firearms Auction on Tuesday, October 5th, he would surely […]

Read More

Julia’s to Offer the Most Valuable and Historic American Shotgun Ever, the T. Roosevelt/Fox Shotgun

Immediately following his Presidency, Teddy Roosevelt made plans in early 1909 for a year-long safari in Africa. The trip was partially funded by the Smithsonian as a naturalist expedition. His son Kermit would accompany him. Calling on his great experience as a soldier, statesman, conservationist and hunter, T.R. put great forethought into what would be […]

Read More

“Bo Whoop”, “Hairtrigger” Meldrum and Boutet Lead Julia Auction to a Nearly $8.5 Million Gross!

Fairfield, Maine, March 15-16, 2010. The James D. Julia Auction Company held their annual spring firearms auction, and as always, it was held in conjunction with the Poulin Auction Company (only 50 yards away). Together, once again, it represented the most significant firearms auction event in the world this year! The Poulin Auction Company, which […]

Read More

Julia’s October Sale Billed as “Firearms Auction Extraordinaire!”

James D. Julia’s October 6th and 7th 2009 Firearms auction was indeed an auction extraordinaire by any measure. This historic event included one of the finest arrays of firearms to come to auction in many years. Whether you measure by quality, diversity, rarity, or value, this was an auction of note. The consignors themselves read […]

Read More

Julia Spring Firearms Auction Another Extraordinary Auction in Extraordinary Times!

For a matter of months now, many in the firearms fraternity have awaited the spring Julia firearm’s auction with bated breath and with very good reason; the March sale indeed was one of the most significant auctions to take place in decades. Its success would be a strong indicator and would help to reinvigorate confidence […]

Read More