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When it comes to collectable firearms there are definitely gold-standard names. Given its place in history, Winchester is definitely one of them.
The company’s legendary lever-action rifles stir the imagination and nostalgia of firearms aficionados of every stripe. Which is why there is a good chance Morphy’s upcoming gun auction has a shot at grabbing a fair share of collectors' eyes, not to mention cold, hard cash.
The auction house has a slew of slick and historic Winchesters set to cross the block at its Jan. 23 firearms auction, held in conjunction with the SHOT Show in Las Vegas. And while there is a goodly allocation of some of the better known models to roll out of the company’s plant more than a century ago, there are some unique versions that have the potential to ring up some impressive bids.
Some of these desirable and unique Winchesters are in the gallery below. But the lever-action rifles aren’t the only reasons to take a gander at what will be crossing the block. There are plenty of other rifles, shotguns and pistols that have the chops to get collectors drooling.
2016 Standard Catalog of Firearms
Why You Need This Reference:
- More than 7,500 photos with extensive descriptions that let you know what you’ve got and what it’s worth
- Updated values and up to six condition grades, for a total of more than 110,000 prices
- 16-page full-color photo section featuring some very unique and historic Winchester firearms
- A guide to Firearms Trade Names covering more than 150 years of gun history