Shooting High: The Most Expensive Rifles You Could Buy

riflesAs a gun enthusiast, it would be awesome to purchase a very historic gun or rifle. These can be very expensive, though, and, given their rarity, nearly impossible to purchase. So instead, let’s take a look at the most expensive rifles that Wide Open Spaces notes you could potentially purchase – if you’ve got the bank.

We at Top Brass Sports may not be able to order these guns, but we would be happy to accept a transfer for them. We charge $40 plus tax and TICS for a total of $53.90.

Barrett M82A1 in .50 BMG

This rifle was designed in the 1980s as a sniper rifle and has been used by the United States military in Iraq and Afghanistan as a long-range weapon, with a potential shooting range of more than 2,000 meters. This gun is still in production today, though somewhat difficult to purchase and coming in at around $8,000 to $9,000.

Krieghoff Trumph Drilling

Typically consisting of three barrels – two shotgun barrels and one rifle barrel – and getting its name from the German “drei” for “three,” this rifle is perfect for bird and big game hunters. There are numerous variations of this gun available, with prices ranging from $10,000 to $15,000. The reason this rifle is so highly coveted is because of the high quality craftsmanship that makes them incredibly accurate and very reliable.

Sharps Model 1874 Creedmore

Valued between $12,000 and $15,000, these rifles were heavily manufactured during the buffalo hunting era of the 1870s. These long-barrel, single-shot rifles allowed hunters to hit their targets from an incredible distance versus other rifles at the time, creating a great reputation for both the rifle and its manufacturer. Replica models are available today from several different companies, though originals in good condition still pop up from time to time and command top dollar.

Pederson Self-Loading Rifle in .276

This semi-automatic rifle was designed by John Pederson in the late 1920s as a potential replacement for the 1903 Springfield that the Army had been using. While the M-1 Garand was chosen instead as the Army’s new rifle of choice, this gun is still very valuable. Ones that make it to the marketplace today typically command prices between $20,000 and $25,000.

1903 Springfield in .30-03 Springfield

Going back an era, the 1903 Springfield was originally designed to shoot a .30-03 before adapting to accept .30-06 rounds, a much faster and accurate cartridge. That’s what makes the .30-03 is much more valuable because of its limited use. Prices for these rare original Springfields start at $25,000 and only go up from there.

Chapuis Savana Double Rifle in .416 Rigby

Our last entry that comes in lower than $30,000, the Chapuis is a great rifle for hunting. The double rifle was developed for hunters in Europe to use on safari for big game animals in Africa and Asia in the 1800s, and gave shooters the benefit of a follow-up shot without having to quickly reload by hand. These firearms were difficult and expensive to produce – largely due to the need to sight both barrels at the same target – but that precision also lead to their popularity among big game hunters. One of these game guns can fetch anywhere from $28,000 to $30,000 on the market today.

Although we do not carry any of these historic (and very expensive) rifles, Top Brass Sports is home to a wide range of new and used rifles and handguns. If you’re looking for something a bit more modern or within your price range, come in and take a look at our inventory. In addition to firearms, we offer a full series of classes and trainings to help you become a better shot, as well as accessories to make your gun more comfortable to use or store. To learn more, stop in to the shop in Millington, Tennessee or call us at 901-873-2264.

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