Morphy’s May 28 auction features Ron G. Gabel Antique Firearms Collection On Saturday, May 28, 2011, Morphy’s will auction – without reserve – the premier Ron G. Gabel collection of antique firearms, with a featured selection of early Philadelphia guns and rifles.
shooting become popular, did the number of Philadelphia gunsmiths multiply. At that time, their products were among the best of those offered in this country. These guns are just beginning to attract great numbers of serious collectors. As more books are written these guns, they are sure to become great investments, as are all other antique weapons produced earlier in this country.”
In addition to live bidding in the gallery, Morphy’s is accepting absentee and phone bids for this sale, and bidders may also participate live via the Internet through Morphy Live (see Morphy website for details at www.MorphyAuctions.com).
For additional information on any item in the auction, call 717-335-3435 and ask for Kris Lee. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. View the fully illustrated catalog online at www.MorphyAuctions.com.
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Double Barrel Flintlock Coat/Muff Pistol. Overall length: 7”. Barrel length: 2”. This rare over and under flintlock pistol has a brass frame with engraving and is marked “Constable Philadelphia”. It has a single flintlock mechanism with “two” pans for each barrel. The second pan is exposed by using the unique swivel mechanism on the left side. Very good condition. Estimate: $1,000.00 - $1,500.00. Morphy Auctions image.