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"


Single action design with 7-1/4" full octagon barrel. Drift adjustable front sight with drift adjustable rear sight. Six shot non-fluted cylinder chambered for 9mm rimfire. Case colored frame engraved in a leaf filled grape vine pattern. Highly figured checkered walnut grip with engraved case colored buttcap with parts trap. Right side of barrel trunnion is legibly marked "D. RENOTTE BREVETTE #2". Cylinder is Liege proofed. Dieudonne Renotte was an arms maker thought to operate from 1853 through 1877. He patented a number of firearms improvements from 1856 to 1859. Very little is known of his cartridge arms as most are percussion and resemble the Tranter or Adams patterns. This example is artfully cased in an oak compartmented case with cleaning rod, oil bottle and turn screw. CONDITION: Very fine with case colors having turned a French grey color. Blue finish is excellent with small micro-scratches from period use and storage. The bore is bright and shiny with sharp lands and grooves. The grips are very good with good checkering with slight point wear. The action is heavy, but crisp and shows little actual use. The case is very fine with excellent interior and very fine exterior. Name Value Accessories Case, accessories Barrel Length 7 - 1/4" Caliber/Bore TBD FFL Status Antique Manufacturer Renotte Model Single Action Paperwork Serial Number NSN, Name, Value, Accessories, Case, accessories, Barrel Length, 7 - 1/4", Caliber/Bore, TBD, FFL Status, Antique, Manufacturer, Renotte, Model, Single Action, Paperwork, Serial Number, NSNRead more

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(A) High Condition Sharps Model 1863 New Model Single Shot Percussion Rifle.

Only approximately 6,150 were manufactured in the serial range 30000 to 40000. Adapted for the socket type bayonet. These rifles were government issued and were the finest shooting rifles on the Civil War battlefield. Featured blued barrel, case colored three brands, sling swivels, case colored patchbox, buttplate, frame, hammer and lever; high polish fire blue block, post front sight, Lawrence patented folding ladder rear sight, long military style walnut forend, walnut buttstock, single trigger, Maynard priming system. Barrel is stamped "SHARPS RIFLE MANUFG HARTFORD CONN". Breech of barrel is stamped "NEW MODEL 1863". Left side of frame has the Sharps 1848 patent date and "M" inspector stamp. Right side of frame has the Lawrence patent date 1859 and Sharps patent 1852. Screws are fire blued. Lower tang has "M" inspector stamp twice. Let side of barrel has inspector stamp "MNM" for Moses N. Marshall. Left side of stock has two cartouche stamps in box on wrist "MNM" and "TWR" for Thomas W. Russell, both are listed as inspectors for the 1863 Sharps. It is obvious this high condition rifle saw very little use. There is blue wear to the barrel forward of the sight cause by removal of the bayonet; you can see the lines where it locked in place. Otherwise barrel retains approximately 90% original factory blue. Razor sharp legends. Traces of color on barrel bands. 75% bright nitre blue on block. 80% or better original case colors on frame. Traces of case colors on lever. 50% case colors on hammer with military proof "P". 50% colors on patchbox with military proof "M". Buttplate has greyed out. Generous amounts of nitre blue on screws and takedown lever. Wood is excellent to near mint, proud to metal, with only nominal abrasions. Near mint bright bore. Fine action. This is definitely a fine, high condition, collector grade, mid-war Sharps rifle in superb, all original condition.Name Value Accessories Barrel Length 30" Caliber/Bore .52 Percussion Drop at Comb Drop at Heel FFL Status Antique Length of Pull Manufacturer Sharps Model 1863 Paperwork Serial Number C31658, Name, Value, Accessories, Barrel Length, 30", Caliber/Bore, .52 Percussion, Drop at Comb, Drop at Heel, FFL Status, Antique, Length of Pull, Manufacturer, Sharps, Model, 1863, Paperwork, Serial Number, C31658Read more

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One of the only 1,000 Model 3 Smith & Wesson revolvers adopted by the US Gov't. Smith & Wesson markings with "US" marked on the top of the rib. The Smith & Wesson was serious competitor of the Colt Single Action Army for the position of being the primary sidearms for US Military forces. The strong influence of Colt firearms politically was one the leading factors of the Smith & Wesson not being more heavily tested and considered. CONDITION: Frame retaining some of the original bright blue finish, with some edge wear and turning to a light brown patina. Barrel is brown with traces of original blue finish and some brown staining. Cylinder has some blue mixing with plum and some light brown staining. A line through the cylinder stops. Trigger guard and hammer with a nice mottle brown look. All edges and markings are nice sharp and crisp. Grips have a nice readable cartouche in the left grip, you can see the outline of the rectangular and the "OWA", some edge wear. Overall an excellent example of a Smith & Wesson American issued to the U.S. Army. Comes with a factory letter verified configuration and that revolver was shipped March 16th, 1891 to the United States National Armory at Springfield, Massachusetts in an order for 800 blue finished models and 200 nickel finished models.Name Value Accessories Barrel Length 8" Caliber/Bore .44 American FFL Status Antique Manufacturer Smith & Wesson Model No. 3 Paperwork Factory Letter Serial Number 715, Name, Value, Accessories, Barrel Length, 8", Caliber/Bore, .44 American, FFL Status, Antique, Manufacturer, Smith & Wesson, Model, No. 3, Paperwork, Factory Letter, Serial Number, 715Read more

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30" No. 4 weight one-third octagon barrel has all correct factory markings, and is fitted with globe front sight and scope blocks holding Fecker tube sight number 7159 with interchangeable apertures. Case hardened No. 44-1/2 action with loop lever, double set triggers, and patented tang sight, with interchangeable apertures, is engraved with large sprays of shaded scroll on each side within line borders. Superb crotch figured American walnut pistol grip buttstock with case hardened pronged Swiss buttplate features large right hand cheekpiece and modified point pattern checkering. Matching schnabeled forend has factory folding palm rest. CONDITION: Excellent, showing very little use. Barrel retains over 95% original blue, with some sharp edge wear and a few light marks. Action retains nearly all original color, color on lever is faded a bit and silvered. Stocks retain nearly all of their original varnish, with a number of light marks and scratches. Checkering is still relatively light in color. Buttplate retains nearly all of its case hardening color, silvered on sharp edges. Bore is excellent, with sharp rifling throughout. Action is tight. Triggers work, but needs cleaning. Tube sight retains nearly all of its blue; present front sight not high enough to use. Truly a superb rifle. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Francis Brown. MGM39Name Value Accessories Tube Sight Barrel Length 30" Caliber/Bore .22 LR Drop at Comb Drop at Heel FFL Status Curio & Relic Length of Pull 13 - 3/4" Manufacturer Stevens Model Single Shot 52 Falling Block Paperwork Serial Number 9337, Name, Value, Accessories, Tube Sight, Barrel Length, 30", Caliber/Bore, .22 LR, Drop at Comb, Drop at Heel, FFL Status, Curio & Relic, Length of Pull, 13 - 3/4", Manufacturer, Stevens, Model, Single Shot 52 Falling Block, Paperwork, Serial Number, 9337Read more

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Blog posts about "Morphy Auctions"

Civil War Militaria at Auction
An upcoming sale features firearms that date to the American Civil War, from a Gatling gun to the war's widely used Sharps carbine.

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Sterling Silver/ Bronze Vase
Sterling Silver/ Bronze Vase Morphy Auctions
Short Sword.
Short Sword. Morphy Auctions
Delightful Schoenhut Character Doll.
Delightful Schoenhut Character Doll. Morphy Auctions
Small China Lady with Wardrobe
Small China Lady with Wardrobe Morphy Auctions
Harmony Type O Record Player.
With a metal horn. Great Northern MFG Company. Works well.Condition (Excellent). Size 12 - 1/2" x 12 - 1/4".12 - 1/2" x 12 - 1/4".(Excellent). Morphy Auctions

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Morphy Auctions
2000 North Reading Road
Denver, PA 17517

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