Morphy Auctions

With more than 3300 m2, the Pennsylvania based auction house Morphy Auctions is one of the biggest in the world. But it’s more than just an auction house - apart from a showroom, the space also fits a restaurant and a 1850 m2 gallery. 

At Morphy Auctions they have specialised in collections new to the auction market, and ever since Dan Morphy established the auction house in 1997 they arrange around 25 and 30 auctions annually.

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Objects "Morphy Auctions"


This most attractive and interesting Schutzen single shot pistol has an adjustable rear sight, much like the beloved rifles of pre-World War II German target shooters and an oversized ramp front sight with large ears protecting the insert. The round barrel, crowned at muzzle, is set into an engine turned breech. Left side of frame with light engraving marked "Gesetzlich Geschutz (Patent Pending)" and "GS 8126". The action is worked by lifting a lever at the rear of frame which automatically extracts the fired shell and cocks the hammer. Elaborate Schutzen style trigger guard with double set trigger. The forend is of wood, beautifully checkered, in a panel reminiscent of a deluxe Winchester. The grip itself, beautifully checkered in a panel. 14" overall length. CONDITION: Barrel retains much original blue finish, rear sight retains much original nitre bluing and case colors. Blued frame retains much finish though slightly dulling. Trigger guard retains most of its original case colors. Action retains some color case hardening. Wooden stocks retain much original varnish with some minor marks. Action works perfectly, double set triggers function as they should, bore is excellent and bright. A most interesting, rare, and attractive Schutzen pistol sure to please the collector of oddities or vintage target pistols. Name Value Accessories Barrel Length 9 - 1/4" Caliber/Bore .32 Rifled (.32 S&W?) FFL Status Antique Manufacturer Gesetzl Model Single Shot Paperwork Serial Number 8126, Name, Value, Accessories, Barrel Length, 9 - 1/4", Caliber/Bore, .32 Rifled (.32 S&W?), FFL Status, Antique, Manufacturer, Gesetzl, Model, Single Shot, Paperwork, Serial Number, 8126Read more

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According to Griffin & Howe, this rifle was built in 1936 utilizing a Springfield 1903 action and following the design of the standard custom Griffin & Howe stock and barrel profile. Features deluxe dark hand checkered walnut stock, horn forend, rollover cheek piece, straight comb, engraved pistol grip cap, and Neidner style trapdoor buttplate that is engraved at toe and heel. Other features include a Lyman 48 receiver sight, round barrel, sling swivels, and hooded ramp front sight. This gun was masterfully engraved in what appears to be Kornbrath style and features full scroll engraving on trigger guard and floorplate, grip cap, breech of frame, breech of barrel, forward sling swivel, front sight, front of barrel and even the Lyman base and scope base. Top of the barrel is stamped "NO. 1471 GRIFFIN & HOWE INC NEW YORK". The lifter and top of right side frame bolt rail are jeweled. Trigger is hand checkered. Bolt is jeweled and handle is engraved. Griffin & Howe quick release scope mounts and comes with a very early Leupold 2-1/4x scope with serial number 2470. Housed in a more recent oak and leather carry case that includes three turn screws, pair of hook swivels, cleaning rod, sling and 12 rounds of Griffin & Howe original ammo in a two piece box stamped "7mm LOADED WITH 139 GR. FULL PATCH BULLET; REDUCED LOAD", and Griffin & Howe trade label. CONDITION: Rifle remains in near new condition inside and out. About the only wear is a hint at muzzle and a small case rub at breech of frame. Wood is near mint to mint with sharp checkering. Retains 99.9% of the original Griffin & Howe bluing. This is one of the most handsome pre-war Griffin & Howe engraved rifles ever made. Simply stunning and unimproveable.Name Value Accessories Case & Accessories Barrel Length 22" Caliber/Bore 7mm Mauser Drop at Comb Drop at Heel FFL Status Curio & Relic Length of Pull Manufacturer Griffin & Howe Model Custom Paperwork Serial Number 1471, Name, Value, Accessories, Case & Accessories, Barrel Length, 22", Caliber/Bore, 7mm Mauser, Drop at Comb, Drop at Heel, FFL Status, Curio & Relic, Length of Pull, Manufacturer, Griffin & Howe, Model, Custom, Paperwork, Serial Number, 1471Read more

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Blog posts about "Morphy Auctions"

Civil War Militaria at Auction
Morphy Auction's upcoming February 5-7 sale features firearms that date to the Civil War, from a Gatling gun to the war's widely used Sharps carbine.
Alex Cooper Auctions, April 5th & 7th; Solomon Treasure (dealer); Morphy Auctions, March 29th
What You Need to Know about Buying a Pocket Watch
Although we live in a highly digitized, smart-phone driven world, the classic pocket watch appears to be making a comeback. Whilst there are new models coming out on the market, the consensus seems to be that older, antique pocket watches carry more allure. In this sense, pocket watches have become as much of a fashion statement and conversation piece as they are a practical way to tell time.
Miller & Miller Auctions, Feb. 10; Abell Auction Co., Feb. 11; Morphy Auctions, Feb. 22
Premier watches and timepieces; firearms, militaria, historicals; 30 years in St. Petersburg

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Lot of 5: Lionel Milwaukee Road Hiawatha Set.
Lot of 5: Lionel Milwaukee Road Hiawatha Set. Morphy Auctions
669: Lot of 2: Star Wars Carded Figures.
Description Return of the Jedi. Includes Chief Chirpa with indentation to bubble and Paploo (punched) with one corner bend.Condition (C7, Very Good). Morphy Auctions
524: Lot of 2: Small Clocks.
Includes one circa 1892 brass Ansonia and one china clock. Largest: 7" T. Morphy Auctions
Casablanca Fan Co. Porcelain Flange Sign.
Casablanca Fan Co. Porcelain Flange Sign. Morphy Auctions

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Morphy Auctions
2000 North Reading Road
Denver, PA 17517

Phone: 717-335-3435
Fax: 717-336-7115