GunBroker.com Recognized for Contributions to America's Hunting & Shooting Heritage
February 7, 2011
The Shooting Wire
The Outdoor Wire
For Immediate Release For additional Information, contact; Bob Delfay,
GunBroker.com Recognized for Contributions to
America's Hunting & Shooting Heritage
The Hunting Heritage Trust and National Shooting Sports Foundation have recognized GunBroker.com for ".exemplary support of America's hunting and shooting sports heritage" through its important role in the success of the 2011 SHOT Show auction.
GunBroker.com hosted the 2011 auction of a factory-engraved Colt 1911 and a cased-pair of Browning 1911s commemorating the 100th anniversary of that iconic firearm's selection as the official sidearm of the United States military.
Powered by a collective 318,484 "views" on GunBroker.com, the auction of the historic handguns generated a record-breaking $107,550 in support of America's hunting and shooting sports heritage.
Interest in both the Colt and the Browning offerings brought crowds of SHOT Show attendees to the GunBroker.com booth to check on progress of the bidding. The auction was scheduled to close at 1:00 pm on the final day of the SHOT Show, but active bidding toward the auction's close triggered GunBroker.com's 15-minute rule and several 15-minute auction extensions. When the GunBroker.com gavel finally came down after 2:00 pm, the high bid on the factory engraved Colt was a SHOT Show auction record of $83,025. The cased pair of Browning 1911s brought $24,525, among the highest bids for any SHOT Show gun.
In presenting the SHOT Show auction award , Bob Delfay, President of the Hunting Heritage Trust recognized GunBroker.com and founder Steve Urvan for ".exemplary support of America's hunting and shooting sports heritage through hosting of the 2011 SHOT Show Auction. Through its generosity and service, GunBroker.com has provided significant support for efforts to foster our hunting and shooting traditions for future generations."
The annual SHOT Show auction is a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation and is administered by the Hunting Heritage Trust.
The SHOT Show auction award capped a highly rewarding SHOT Show for Urvan and Gunbroker.com as GunBroker.com was also presented with SHOT Business magazine's "Company of the Year" award and a special NSSF award for special contributions to the promotion of hunting and shootings participation.
Photo caption: Steve Sanetti, President of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, right, and Robert Delfay, President of the Hunting Heritage Trust (left) present SHOT Show Auction award to Steve Urvan, CEO and Founder of GunBroker.com (center) for contributions to the record-breaking 2011 SHOT Show auction program.