A worldwide audience of firearms and weaponry collectors will be spending time on iCollector.com preparing to bid in the next in a great series of firearms auction this Fall. iCollector.com is pleased to open up for bidding the November 22nd auction from Carol Watson’s Orange Coast Auctions. They will hold their Fine Antique & Modern Firearms and Militaria Auction on Saturday, November 22, 2014, featuring an exceptional Swiss Target Rifle and Pistol collection from the Ian Shein estate amassed over a period of 40 years. Also included is a rare Civil War presentation 16” Volcanic Carbine, factory engraved and silver plated; and a Texas shipped Colt Single Action with steerhead carved pearl grips and Texas engraving by Wolf & Klar. Bidders can view the catalog and register securely via iCollector.com and place bids anytime up until the live auction begins. Bidding will be available on all PC’s Macs, and any mobile smartphone or tablet.
A standout early in the sale is a Rare Open Top Winchester Model 1873 Rifle. This is a lever action rifle, with factory added dustcover rail, #27498, .44-40 cal., 28” octagonal barrel, blue finish with case hardened frame, single set trigger, smooth walnut forend and handguard, crescent buttplate, mid-range vernier tang sight, and combination front sight; standard rear sight is present. There is a an extensive description and 7 beautiful photographs in the online catalog showing at Lot 155 on iCollector.com
Moving ahead in the sale will find an outstanding shotgun showing at Lot 199. This is a Midas Grade Browning Superposed O/U Shotgun. The main features are 28 ga., 28” barrels choked Skeet/Skeet with twin white beads on matted rib, blue finish with deep relief scroll engraving with 18K gold inlaid ducks and pheasants on frame side and a quail on bottom; ejector trip rods, ejector hammers, and firing pins are also 18K gold plated. This shotgun has an estimated sale value of 18,000 USD to 24000 USD and is going to have exciting bidding activity. Bidders who cannot participate in the live auction can leave their maximum bid on iCollector.com anytime up until November 22nd.
Leaping ahead to the last quarter of this outstanding sale, Lot 589 stands out in the eyes of a collector. This is a Smith & Wesson Model 559 Semi Automatic Pistol, 9mm with 4” barrel, blue finish, factory checkered black plastic grips, with three (3) factory magazines, in original box. What makes this even more interesting it was a personal pistol belonging to General Curtis E LeMay. With this provenance alone side such a beautiful piece, this will surely exceed expectations. The bidding is opening at 1750 USD which is an exceptional value for a pistol like this, and a full array of photos and a detailed description are available online.
This auction will be broadcasting live using iCollector.com’s new bidding technology. Bidders will be able to bid remotely using their computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. Registration is secure and simple using an email address, or Facebook and Google Plus logins. The auction starts at 10 AM Pacific Time on Saturday November 22nd, 2014 from Irvine, California. iCollector.com and Carol Watson’s Orange Coast Auctions are excited to present this outstanding catalog to collectors and viewers worldwide.