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Auctioneer Merkel's Auction Specialist, Inc. 734-320-9828
Auction Date Nov 10 Auction
Coldwater, MI
Time 10:00AM
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Firearms Collection of approximately 700 shall be sold, Including more than 200+ Pistols and 400+ Long Guns...Selling Both on Thursday NOV. 10th AND Saturday NOV. 12th. We will be breaking up the collection over 2 Auction Days... This is a MAJOR COLLECTION THAT IS FRESH TO THE MARKET... The 1500+ Photos Posted are just the tip of the Iceberg... The core of this lifelong collection was assembled from 1945 through the early 1980's. There are numerous Historically Important Firearms from Manufacturers including Winchester, Colt, Browning, Ithaca, Remington, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Parker Brothers, Savage, Stevens and MANY OTHER MANUFACTURES including Specialty and CUSTOM BUILT FIREARMS. The former owner, Byford McDaniel, was a MASTER GUNSMITH and was world renowned for his abilities. His Son Joe McDaniel carried on the family tradition until his death in 2016. Between the Father (Byford) and Son (Joe), they truly assembled a Hoarder's Heaven, not to be seen by collectors for several generations. We have original photos from his business dating back to 1945. Hundreds more Photos AND Details to come during the Month of September in regards to this VERY LARGE AND EXTREMELY IMPORTANT ESTATE AUCTION. Stay Tuned, there will be World Wide Interest in the Firearm Collection of Pistols, Shotguns and Rifles(Military and Civilian), Antique & Vintage Ammunition Collection dating back to Civil War (Full Boxes as well as Hundreds of Examples of Individual Loaded Cartridges, Knife Collection, New/Old Stock Gun Parts and Accessories Inventory dating back to the 1940's, Hunting/Firearms Magazines and Books from the 1930's-Present, Collection of Fine Wood Blanks, from around the world, in various sizes for Stocks, Animal Mounts from Around the World, Scopes, Patches, Pins, Military Items, New Old/Stock Ammunition, Complete Rifle Actions, Barrels, Stocks, and Thousands of Gunsmithing Parts, Machinery, Tools and Everything associated with a well known Master Gunsmith. There are some "Genuine" Treasures and many Hundreds of items that were purposely squirreled away for more than 70 years. This Auction will be a Historic Event that will be talked about for Generations to come... Please Don't Call and Ask Questions, stay tuned to our website for ALL DETAILS TO COME. Thank You! Sincerely, Joseph Merkel-President Merkel's Auction Specialists, Inc. This will be broken up over a series of what we believe will be 3 different auctions. Details to follow...

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