Fine collection of muzzleloaders for reference or ???

Discussion in 'The Gun Builder's Bench' started by Buckskinn, Oct 27, 2019.

Help Support Muzzle Loading Forum by donating:

  1. Oct 27, 2019 #1

    Buckskinn

    Buckskinn

    Buckskinn

    40 cal - b

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2018
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Mukwonago, Wisconsin
    I came across this on another forum and found it beyond interesting. I have no actual idea, but I would assume that it's one of the top private collections on the continent and it's up for sale...

    I didn't know the appropriate forum to post it in, but figured it would be very interesting to gun builders. I obviously have no connection with the sale, so no point in advertising in classifieds.

    Lots of historic pieces with excellent pictures to represent, I've been pouring over them. I wish I had a pile of cash with no purpose...
     
  2. Oct 27, 2019 #2

    dave_person

    dave_person

    dave_person

    54 Cal.

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2005
    Messages:
    2,623
    Likes Received:
    658
  3. Oct 27, 2019 #3

    Buckskinn

    Buckskinn

    Buckskinn

    40 cal - b

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2018
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Mukwonago, Wisconsin
    Ha! Sorry, I forgot to pin the website! Yes, that's the one...
     
  4. Oct 27, 2019 #4

    ghostdncr

    ghostdncr

    ghostdncr

    40 Cal. MLF Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2009
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    6
  5. Oct 27, 2019 #5

    poker

    poker

    poker

    40 cal - b MLF Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Messages:
    190
    Likes Received:
    66
    Thats some auction. I see they are estimating up to 500k for just that one Lion and Lamb offering with many more great offerings in the mix!
     
  6. Oct 27, 2019 #6

    Buckskinn

    Buckskinn

    Buckskinn

    40 cal - b

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2018
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Mukwonago, Wisconsin
    Maybe I could swing a low end powver horn... I think I'm going to register for the auction, just for the heck of it. Maybe the will be a deal somewhere.
     
  7. Oct 29, 2019 #7

    Buckskinn

    Buckskinn

    Buckskinn

    40 cal - b

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2018
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Mukwonago, Wisconsin
    ghostdncr likes this.
  8. Oct 29, 2019 #8

    SingleMalt

    SingleMalt

    SingleMalt

    32 Cal

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2018
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Louisiana
    There are several nice ones that would be great study pieces for under $5,000.
     
  9. Oct 29, 2019 #9

    Col. Batguano

    Col. Batguano

    Col. Batguano

    69 Cal.

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Messages:
    3,613
    Likes Received:
    150
    I liked them better when it was James D. Julia. After auctions, and the stuff that didn't sell they would send around a list and you could take a swing at negotiating a price that didn't meet the reserve. Bought a few guns that way for what I thought was a reasonably cheap price.

    Because I had bought a few, they also used to send me their catalog in hard print too to peruse. Now, Morphy doesn't do that, so I haven't bought anything. I don't have hours and hours to go through the catalog on line, but I can flip through a book, and keep it for reference. I realize that's old school, but so am I. Had they not sent me the hard-copy, I doubt I would have bought half of what I did. Julia's shipping and buyer's premiums were hideously expensive though--about 25% all-in up from your bid price. Not sure what it is with Morphy.
     
  10. Oct 29, 2019 #10

    Flint62Smoothie

    Flint62Smoothie

    Flint62Smoothie

    50 Cal.

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2004
    Messages:
    1,771
    Likes Received:
    127
    Location:
    NE Mass
    Me too ... flipping through a catalog while in bed or on the can is much more pleasurable than scanning online.

    Morphy has a 20% buyer’s premium, but no idea if their shipping is ‘inflated’ by handling fees.
     
  11. Oct 29, 2019 #11

    IdahoMatt

    IdahoMatt

    IdahoMatt

    36 Cl.

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2019
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Western Idaho
    Mind blowing collection. They should have made a book or catalog of everything before putting it up for auction.
     
  12. Nov 2, 2019 #12

    ghostdncr

    ghostdncr

    ghostdncr

    40 Cal. MLF Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2009
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    6
    Did anyone catch what the Lion and Lamb rifle actually sold for? There was an initial bid of $130k, but the auction page now shows there were two bids and I missed the ending.
     
  13. Nov 2, 2019 #13

    Kestrel

    Kestrel

    Kestrel

    36 Cl. MLF Supporter

    Joined:
    May 31, 2019
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    90
    AMAZING collection! The stories it could have told......
     

Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page



arrow_white