|Estimate||600.00 - 800.00 USD|
|Lead||US Springfield Model 1871 Rolling Block Rifle.|
50 Cal. Barrel length: 36". Right-side frame date is 1872. Nice shiny bore and adjustable rear target sights. Marked "US" on metal buttplate. Leather shoulder strap. Wood shows light handling marks. Condition (Good).
|Name||June 15th 2013 Premier Gun (08)|
|Type||Internet Absentee Bidding|
|Preview Date/Time||9am-4pm Daily. Please call ahead on weekends if you need assistance viewing.|
|Location||2000 North Reading Road
Denver, PA 17517
|Buyer Premium||20% Buyer's Premium|
Firearms, June 15 Auction Starts at 9:00am 1 - 100 9:00 AM 101 - 200 10:00 AM 201 - 300 11:00 PM 301 - 440 12:00 PM Fine antique and contemporary firearms, edged weapons and militaria up for bid June 15 at Morphy’s 1860 Henry .44-cal. rifle with colorful outlaw past could reach $30,000-$35,000 An outstanding lineup of antique and contemporary firearms, swords and other edged weapons awaits bidders June 15th at Morphy’s. The 440-lot auction includes a nice balance of 130+ antique firearms, 150+ modern firearms and more than 50 lots of knives, swords and miscellaneous items. In addition to live bidding in the gallery, all other forms of bidding will be available, including absentee, by phone and live via the Internet through Morphy Live or Artfact. The auction begins with a longtime collection of .22 caliber rifles, many of which are hard-to-find types in excellent-plus condition. A fine collection of Henry repeating-style rifles is led by Lot 92, a rare, original .44-caliber Henry 1860 Model with matching serial numbers and a great original finish. This gun was formerly owned by Los Angeles County Sheriff William R. Rowland (1846-1926). Sheriff Rowland served from 1872 through 1879 and was re-elected when he ran for office in 1879. He was best known for chasing and apprehending the notorious California bandit Tiburcio Vasquez. The Henry gun to be auctioned by Morphy’s is accompanied by a 1993 issue of Wild West magazine that includes a story about Vasquez and his string of bloody gunfights, stagecoach robberies and other crimes. After being captured by Rowland, the feared career outlaw was tried, convicted and hung, on March 19, 1875. “Vasquez was known to carry a Henry gun, and we believe it was his gun that ended up in Sheriff Rowland’s possession and subsequently was passed down through his family and now to our auction,” said Morphy Auctions CEO Dan Morphy. The Henry rifle is expected to make $30,000-$35,000 in the sale. Next on the auction agenda is an impressive selection of high-end shotguns, both O/U and SXS, with key lots being Lot 137, a Belgian-made Browning Superposed Diana Grade 20GA, and Lot 174, a 1910 A.H. Fox (Philadelphia) CE Grade 20GA double barrel. Another important part of the sale is the grouping of revolvers and rare pistols. Topping this category are Lot 227, a Colt Bisley revolver; and Lot 242, an NRA-marked Springfield Armory Colt 1911 pistol. Also slated for sale is a specialty section comprised of 130+ antique firearms, ranging from early Kentucky rifles through black powder SXS shotguns. The featured Kentucky rifle, Lot 327, is an original John Shuler of Liverpool, Pa. It comes from the longtime collection of Donald L. Mitchell, an avid collector and the author of “A History of Early Perry County Guns & Gunsmiths.” Many other Kentucky-style rifles complete the wide variety of firearms in the sale. The session will conclude with a small grouping of early hunting and military knives, swords (both military and fraternal) and some German Nazi memorabilia. Morphy Auctions’ Saturday, June 15, 2013 auction will commence at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. Morphy’s gallery is located at 2000 N. Reading Rd., Denver, PA 17517. All forms of bidding will be available, including live via the Internet through Morphy Live or Artfact. View the fully illustrated catalog online at www.morphyauctions.com or www.artfact.com.
|Bid Amount||Bid Increment|
|0.00 - 500.00||25.00 USD|
|500.01 - 1,000.00||50.00 USD|
|1,000.01 - 2,000.00||100.00 USD|
|2,000.01 - 5,000.00||250.00 USD|
|5,000.01 - 10,000.00||500.00 USD|
|10,000.01 - 9,999,999.99||500.00 USD|
|Buyer Premium||20% Buyer's Premium|
PAYMENT All merchandise must be paid in full within two (2) weeks of the date of the sale. Absolutely NO returns will be accepted on any item that was not paid for and/or returned to Dan Morphy Auctions within 30 days of the sale date. We accept: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, personal checks/ certified checks, wire transfers, money orders, and cash. NOTE: As of January 1, 2012, Morphy Auctions will no longer be accepting Paypal as an acceptable form of payment. Please make plans to make any and all payments via the aforementioned payment methods. Split payments are subject to a 20% buyers premium if a credit card is used as any form of total payment. Note: Morphy Auction will not accept Credit Cards payments over the phone for all first time buyers/bidders. Make checks payable to: Dan Morphy Auctions. Dan Morphy Auctions reserves the right to hold items paid for by personal check until said check clears. Dan Morphy Auctions has the right to hold all checks over $2,000.00, unless a letter of credit is provided from the bank. Note: Customers who have an established successful buying history with Morphy Auctions may be exempt from this. Call 717-335-3435 to pay your invoice by phone. Note: There will be a $30.00 service charge for returned checks. In the few situations where a successful bidder does not remit payment when due, please note that Dan Morphy Auctions will proceed with the legal steps necessary to protect its interests.