Denver, PA – Morphy Auctions announced its upcoming Premier Firearms sales event to be held on Friday, February 24th through Sunday, February 26th, 2017. All lots from this upcoming sale are on display in Morphy’s Denver auction gallery and available for preview now.
This sale represents Morphy’s largest and most diversified sale of firearms and early Americana to date. Day 1 kicks off with an offering of European and American militaria, uniforms, edged weapons, medals, hats, helmets, and bronzes. We have one of the largest offerings of Olympic style target pistols, most from a single owner, to include Hammerli, Unique, Feinwerkbau, Walther and Pardini, along with numerous military long arms, to feature a near mint Remington 1917 Mosin Nagant.
Day 2 kicks off with a strong collection of high condition pre-war Smith & Wesson revolvers. Also notable is the largest single offering of King custom target revolvers. There is a vast array of Colts to include an unfired English cased Colt Model 1878, an unfired Navy shipped pre-war Model 1911-A1, and a high condition Colt 1891 S.A.A. cavalry revolver. German military is well represented with a single-owner collection of high condition Lugers to include: Persian Artillery, Persian Cutaway, Krieghoff, Simson Suhl, Vickers, and foreign contract guns. Included is the elusive Sauer cased Luftwaffe Drillings and a bevy of assorted pistols and longs arms. One of the highlights of Day 2 is a large offering of early Weatherby rifles, with numerous deluxe, Crown Grades and pre-Sauer examples. Also offered will be lever action rifles that are highlighted by one of the rarest Model 1886 models in .50 caliber smooth bore with complete historical reference. Also included is an engraved Martial Henry, a 1876, a high condition 1866 musket, along with some early high condition Savage Model 1899s.
For the Remington collector, we are offering a J.P. Lower stamped 1901 target pistol in .44 Russian and a Rolling Block No. 1 Adirondack sporting rifle. Shotguns will be offered such as a Royal Grade Holland & Holland two-barrel set, along with numerous English doubles that include Purdey, W.C. Scott, Greener, along with some Belgian Brownings.
Day 2 will include the Dan Hartzler collection of silver hilted swords, all of which are featured in his book American Silver Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords, with nearly 40 examples, many American silversmith marked, along with two Philadelphia silver hilted swords with repoussé scabbards. The Michael Kvietkauskas features Revolutionary War and earlier powder horns, knives, muskets, important documents and art; this collection comprises over 200 lots of some of the finest, early Americana that has ever been brought to sale.
Being located in the heartland of Amish populated Pennsylvania, Morphys continues to bring some of the finest Pennsylvania long rifles to market and this sale includes nearly 50 examples with many museum quality pieces. Represented by such makers as Moll, Kunz, Schuler, and Mauger, many of these Golden Age rifles feature relief carving and ornate inlays. While not steeped in history, the Colt Python has, none-the-less, become an American icon. To that end, we have over 15 high condition examples, many boxed, to include two rare factory lettered 3” Models.
Day 3 is a mix of collectible firearms and an assortment of weapons earmarked towards hunters and collectors alike.
About Morphy Auctions:
Morphy Auctions is located in Denver, Pennsylvania. The company also has an office in Las Vegas, Nevada. A full service auction house, the company presents over 30 premier auctions annually. Morphy’s team of specialists includes the nation’s finest and most recognized experts in popular collecting categories including advertising; firearms; fine automobiles, automobilia and petroliana; coin-operated machines; antiques, fine, and decorative art; dolls, bears, toys, and trains; cast iron; coins; marbles; and jewelry. Morphy Auctions is owned by President and Founder Dan Morphy, himself a lifelong and passionate collector of antiques, banks, and numerous other categories. Morphy’s has been in business since 2004 and has grown from two to over 65 employees in over a decade.
Morphy Auctions is located at 2000 North Reading Road, Denver, PA 17517. They can be reached by phone at 717-335-3435, by fax at 717-336-7115, and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Morphy Auctions is open seven days a week from 9am to 4pm. For more information on Morphy’s, please visit www.MorphyAuctions.com.