To: Outdoor & Trade Media
Immediate Release: January 20, 2014
additional Information contact: Bob Delfay, 803 641 1030
2014 NSSF SHOT Show Auction
On GunBroker.com Yields More Than $ 90,000
In Support of Outdoor Traditions
Vegas, NV—Powered by nearly 150,000 “views” and hundreds of bids on
GunBroker.com, the 2014 NSSF SHOT Show auction of two historical firearms and a
one-of-a-kind engraved knife generated $90,376.00 in support of America’s
hunting and shooting sports heritage.
2014 auction on GunBroker.com featured a one-of-a-kind Tribute to Henry rifle
designer B. Tyler Henry, the first-ever Doug Turnbull Restoration 1911 pistol
and a “1 of 1” Buck Knifes 110 Folding Hunter in commemoration of that knife’s
the GunBroker.com gavel sounded on the final afternoon of the SHOT Show, the
high bid on the Henry Tribute Rifle was $50,825; the Turnbull 1911 high bid was
$36,025.00 and Buck 110 Folding Hunter attracted a high bid of $3,526.00.
The Henry rifle was a
presentation grade Original Henry, marking the first production of the Original
Henry rifle design in 150 years. The gun was engraved as a tribute to B. Tyler
Henry, who designed the iconic rifle in 1860. The engraving featured a likeness
of Mr. Henry of the right side of the receiver and a representation of the
original factory on the left. The rifle was engraved by the artisans at Baron
Engraving. Baron has engraved more SHOT Show firearms than any other engraver
“We were honored to have this
tribute to B. Tyler Henry selected as the 2014 SHOT Show auction rifle and were
proud when the bidding reached $50,825 on the final day of the show,” announced
Henry Repeating Arms CEO, Anthony Imperato. “We are grateful to NSSF for this
opportunity, to GunBroker.com for providing extraordinary bidding activity and,
of course, to the high bidder who will be adding this special rifle to his
collection,” Imperato said.
Company, the iconic restorer of vintage rifles and shotguns, has recently aimed
their manufacturing and design skills on the production of high-quality
handguns. The SHOT Show Auction handgun was the first Deluxe Model of the new
Turnbull 1911Classic and featured Serial Number 1911001.
also created an extraordinary TAR-10, AR-platform rifle for the 2013 SHOT Show.
That rifle set the record for the SHOT Show auction when it attracted a high
bid of $136,024.00. In two years, the
remarkable Turnbull guns have generated more than $172,000 in support of
America’s hunting and shooting sports heritage.
The Buck Knives 50th
Anniversary Model 110 Folding Hunter created by legendary knife maker David
Yellowhorse was the fifth Buck Knife that has been featured as a SHOT Show
Knives revolutionized the knife industry in 1964 with the Model 110 Folding
Hunter. The 2014 Buck SHOT Show knife celebrated the 110’s prominence in the
hearts and hands of America’s outdoorsmen.
The SHOT Show
auction is administered by the Hunting Heritage Trust on behalf of the National
Shooting Sports Foundation. The 2014 auction marked the 11th
consecutive year that the auction was featured exclusively on GunBroker.com,
the world’s largest internet auction site for firearms and related outdoor
equipment. Auction proceeds will benefit
programs in support of America’s hunting and shooting sports heritage.