UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 07/27/16 - J. Pandur Auction Services, Inc....   07/27/16 - Sellersville Auction LLC...   07/27/16 - Embassy Auctions International...   07//27/16 - Fry's Auction, Inc....   07/27-28/16 - Barry S. Slosberg, Inc....   07/28/16 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   07/29/16 - Morphy Auctions...   07/29/16 - Ron J. & Ron S. Gilligan & David C. Zentner...   07/30/16 - Ron Berger...   07/30/16 - Wagner Auction Service...   07/30/16 - Progressive Auction Company...   07/30/16 - Horst Auctioneers...   07/30/16 - CW Odds and Ends...   07/30/16 - Gold Rush Pays...   07/30/16 - Gateway Gallery Auction, Inc....   07/30/16 - Miles Schuman...   07/30/16 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   07/29-30/16 - Daniel A. Carter...   07/30/16 - Michael J. Stasak, Jr., Michael Stasak, III, Laurel Fox...   07/30/16 - Ron Funk, Jeff Knosp, Jim Lewis...   07/31/16 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   07/31/16 - Costea's Auction Gallery...   07/30-31/16 - Morphy Auctions...   08/01/16 - Toomey Auction Service, Inc....   08/03/16 - Wilson's Auction Gallery...   08/04/16 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   08/05/16 - John Hums Auction...   08/05/16 - Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   08/06/16 - Adams Auction Sales Service...   08/06/16 - Rich Harry...   08/06/16 - Blums...   08/08/16 - Gateway Gallery Auction, Inc....   08/10/16 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   08/10/16 - Diefenderfer Auction Company, LLC...   08/11/16 - Barr Davis...   08/11/16 - Claystrong Enterprises...   08/13/16 - Howard B. Parzow...   08/13/16 - Lloyd Ralston Toys...   08/13/16 - Les Beyer...   08/13/16 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   08/13-14 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   08/24-26/16 - James D. Julia...   08/27/16 - Jim Wroda Auctions...   08/27/16 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   09/09-11/16 - Rock Island Auction Company...   
  • 07/27/16 - J. Pandur Auction Services, Inc....   07/27/16 - Sellersville Auction LLC...   07/27/16 - Embassy Auctions International...   07//27/16 - Fry's Auction, Inc....   07/27-28/16 - Barry S. Slosberg, Inc....   07/28/16 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   07/29/16 - Morphy Auctions...   07/29/16 - Ron J. & Ron S. Gilligan & David C. Zentner...   07/30/16 - Ron Berger...   07/30/16 - Wagner Auction Service...   07/30/16 - Progressive Auction Company...   07/30/16 - Horst Auctioneers...   07/30/16 - CW Odds and Ends...   07/30/16 - Gold Rush Pays...   07/30/16 - Gateway Gallery Auction, Inc....   07/30/16 - Miles Schuman...   07/30/16 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   07/29-30/16 - Daniel A. Carter...   07/30/16 - Michael J. Stasak, Jr., Michael Stasak, III, Laurel Fox...   07/30/16 - Ron Funk, Jeff Knosp, Jim Lewis...   07/31/16 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   07/31/16 - Costea's Auction Gallery...   07/30-31/16 - Morphy Auctions...   08/01/16 - Toomey Auction Service, Inc....   08/03/16 - Wilson's Auction Gallery...   08/04/16 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   08/05/16 - John Hums Auction...   08/05/16 - Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   08/06/16 - Adams Auction Sales Service...   08/06/16 - Rich Harry...   08/06/16 - Blums...   08/08/16 - Gateway Gallery Auction, Inc....   08/10/16 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   08/10/16 - Diefenderfer Auction Company, LLC...   08/11/16 - Barr Davis...   08/11/16 - Claystrong Enterprises...   08/13/16 - Howard B. Parzow...   08/13/16 - Lloyd Ralston Toys...   08/13/16 - Les Beyer...   08/13/16 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   08/13-14 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   08/24-26/16 - James D. Julia...   08/27/16 - Jim Wroda Auctions...   08/27/16 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   09/09-11/16 - Rock Island Auction Company...   
  • 07/27/16 - J. Pandur Auction Services, Inc....   07/27/16 - Sellersville Auction LLC...   07/27/16 - Embassy Auctions International...   07//27/16 - Fry's Auction, Inc....   07/27-28/16 - Barry S. Slosberg, Inc....   07/28/16 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   07/29/16 - Morphy Auctions...   07/29/16 - Ron J. & Ron S. Gilligan & David C. Zentner...   07/30/16 - Ron Berger...   07/30/16 - Wagner Auction Service...   07/30/16 - Progressive Auction Company...   07/30/16 - Horst Auctioneers...   07/30/16 - CW Odds and Ends...   07/30/16 - Gold Rush Pays...   07/30/16 - Gateway Gallery Auction, Inc....   07/30/16 - Miles Schuman...   07/30/16 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   07/29-30/16 - Daniel A. Carter...   07/30/16 - Michael J. Stasak, Jr., Michael Stasak, III, Laurel Fox...   07/30/16 - Ron Funk, Jeff Knosp, Jim Lewis...   07/31/16 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   07/31/16 - Costea's Auction Gallery...   07/30-31/16 - Morphy Auctions...   08/01/16 - Toomey Auction Service, Inc....   08/03/16 - Wilson's Auction Gallery...   08/04/16 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   08/05/16 - John Hums Auction...   08/05/16 - Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   08/06/16 - Adams Auction Sales Service...   08/06/16 - Rich Harry...   08/06/16 - Blums...   08/08/16 - Gateway Gallery Auction, Inc....   08/10/16 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   08/10/16 - Diefenderfer Auction Company, LLC...   08/11/16 - Barr Davis...   08/11/16 - Claystrong Enterprises...   08/13/16 - Howard B. Parzow...   08/13/16 - Lloyd Ralston Toys...   08/13/16 - Les Beyer...   08/13/16 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   08/13-14 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   08/24-26/16 - James D. Julia...   08/27/16 - Jim Wroda Auctions...   08/27/16 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   09/09-11/16 - Rock Island Auction Company...   
Morphy's Premier Firearms Sale On Target To Present A Full Range With 1,300-Plus Lots

July 21, 2016

Morphy's Premier Firearms Sale On Target To Present A Full Range With 1,300-Plus Lots

Morphy Auctions is pleased to announce its upcoming fine firearms sales event to be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31. This auction follows on the heels of the company's recent $1.8 million fine firearms sale in April. All lots from this upcoming sale are on display in Morphy's Denver, Pa., auction gallery and available for preview.
This sale’s offering of modern rifles is of the highest caliber. Almost 300 fine examples are on offer. Lot 184, an exhibition grade engraved Marlin 1895, is the top gun in this category. This lever action rifle was assembled in 1906 and engraved by master artisan Conrad Ulrich Jr. with a pattern introduced in 1900. This stunning rifle appears to be in as new condition inside and out and is estimated at $15,000 to $30,000. Lot 346, a cased Cogswell & Harrison London .400 Express rifle, is estimated at a fast and furious $2,000 to $3,000. This interesting early 20th century example is unusual in its design as its bolt handle is reversed and opens and closes at the barrel breech.
Collectors will also certainly have their sights on two special modern Winchester rifles. The first, lot 347, is an unusual lever action Winchester Model 64 rifle manufactured between 1942 and 1948. This firearm, with its strong, clean rifled bore and perfect action, is estimated at $3,000 to $4,000. And the second is lot 362, a custom deluxe engraved Winchester Model 55 with extraordinary workmanship. This beauty, manufactured in 1928, was built at great cost for someone who knew exactly what they wanted, and could afford it. It is estimated at $3,500 to $5,000 and described by our catalogers as, “arguably, the most ornate Model 55 Winchester in existence.”
Antique rifles are also old favorites among enthusiasts. And this sale’s offering of 140 choice selections from manufacturers including Colt, Gwyn & Campbell, Remington, and Marlin - among many other national and international manufacturers - will not disappoint. Collectors are certain to get into heated battle over lot 281, a documented, untouched Civil War Henry Repeating rifle, estimated at $25,000 to $35,000. This remarkable piece of history was manufactured in 1863 and belonged to Gideon Perry Jolly of Hardinsburg, Ky., a member of the home guard during the Civil War. It is accompanied by a letter of provenance from his family, as well as four-piece oak and nickel cleaning rod.
This sale deserves a round of applause for its amazing selection of modern handguns, with over 260 revolvers and pistols on offer. Lot 301, a superb, all original boxed Smith & Wesson Second Model single shot pistol, is in a class by itself. This rare example was only manufactured from 1905 to 1909 and is estimated at $2,500 to $3,500. According to our catalogers, “This is the only example of this fine pistol we have ever seen that is accompanied by its original purple hinged box with proper tan end label.”
It’s also off to the races with this sale’s remarkable selections of Colt revolvers. Highlights include lot 315, an exquisite presentation grade Colt Single Action Army revolver with ivory grips and Helfricht style engraving which is estimated at $3,500 to $5,500 and lot 319, an engraved and silver plated Colt First Generation Single Action Army revolver, estimated at $5,000 to $7,500. This “smoking gun” is handsomely detailed with scroll and border engraving, a punch dot background, and two-piece Mother of Pearl grips. And it just makes cents to call out lot 323, a 1st Factory 1959 Nickel Colt Python revolver, estimated at $8,000 to $12,000. This rarity is believed to be the earliest nickel plated Colt Python, as its detailing pre-dates the introduction of its finish as an option by four years. This gun was shipped to National Gun Traders and was most likely a special favor for a large distributor. According to the catalogers, “With the phenomenal market growth within the Snake Series, a special order and most likely the earliest known nickel plated Python will surely hold a very special place in a collection of rare Snake guns.”
Collectors will also get fired up over this sale’s selection of over 160 antique handguns. Lot 247, a spectacular, one of a kind, all original engraved revolver, is truly fit for royalty. It is one of the finest and most ornate French revolvers to come out of the gun shop of Gastinne Renette Paris, the official supplier to Napoleon III and the Imperial Court. The catalogers suspect that it may have been manufactured for one of the Salon exhibitions in Paris in the 1880s. This treasure, by the "Tiffany's" of Paris, is estimated at $7,500 to $15,000.
Swords, medals and badges, military ephemera, uniforms and helmets, bayonets, and other unusual firearms, including lot 137, a rare Luger Model 1902 Carbine estimated at $10,000-$15,000 and lot 371, a beautiful, fully referenced, and possibly one of a kind award winning Mauser combination rifle by P. Oberhammer (estimated at $20,000 to $40,000) round out this targeted firearms auction event.
"My team and I are very excited to present this amazing selection of carefully curated firearms and militaria to our growing base of collectors all over the world. We strive to offer a full range of brands and price points to satisfy the buying and collecting needs of every enthusiast. It was an amazing experience to handle and research the Civil War Henry Repeating rifle. I am certain it will catch the eyes of historians, museums, and collectors based on its full provenance and incredible presentation,” said Dave Bushing, Morphy's Firearms Division expert.
For more information on Morphy's, visit www.MorphyAuctions.com.

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Morphy's Premier Firearms Sale On Target To Present A Full Range With 1,300-Plus Lots
Morphy's Premier Firearms Sale On Target To Present A Full Range With 1,300-Plus Lots
Morphy's Premier Firearms Sale On Target To Present A Full Range With 1,300-Plus Lots